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  • The Best Balaclava (2804 views)

    By Winding Road Staff, Luciana D'Andretta on December 11, 2020 11:33 a.m.

    The humble balaclava is a simple device, kind of like a fire-resistant sock for your head that doubles as a protector of your helmet lining.

  • Review: 2020 McLaren GT -- The Hardcore Enthusiast's Grand Tourer (1079 views)

    By Peter Nelson on December 10, 2020 6:18 p.m.

    The 2020 McLaren GT is a 70/30 split supercar-grand tourer, and what would happen if you asked a track enthusiast to create something more daily- and roadtrip-friendly.

  • Gear Spotlight: Stand21's Club Series 3 Head And Neck Restraint (631 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 09, 2020 10:16 a.m.

    Stand21’s Club Series 3 Head and Neck Restraint is now available at Winding Road Racing! Coming in at $379, it’s a bargain for racers looking for an FIA 8858-2010 certified head and neck restraint.

  • The Guide To Road Racing, Part 13: You Be The Judge - How To Assess Responsibility In A Crash (4799 views)

    By Tom Martin on December 09, 2020 10:10 a.m.

    Metal-to-metal contact seems to happen at every race weekend. Sometimes the consequences are minor (we’ve seen lots of tire rubber on fenders) and sometimes the consequences involve major damage to one or more cars. Less often discussed are similar incidents where there is no contact, but where a dangerous situation is created (e.g. you force me off the track).

  • The Six Most Common Mistakes of Track Driving (And How to Correct Them) (5184 views)

    By Ross Bentley on December 09, 2020 10:08 a.m.

    To hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous drift, one would have to know how to manage mistakes. Imagine keeping a BMW M5 going sideways for 51.28 miles! That's what this week's guest contributor, Johan Schwartz, did to set the record. But Johan knows about more than just drifting. In fact, he's a multi-race winner, racing for Chevrolet in a Chevrolet Sonic in the Pirelli World Challenge, an instructor at the BMW Performance Center, and a driver coach. Enjoy and learn from Johan.

  • The Best Value in Forced Air Helmets: SA2020 HJC H70 (315 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 03, 2020 12:14 p.m.

    At Winding Road Racing we’re often asked by folks to recommend an inexpensive, comfortable, and forced air-ready helmet. These customers often have fresh air systems in their enduro cars, or they do a lot of off-road racing, or just want forced air capability as an option for future upgrades.

  • Review: 2021 Jaguar F-Type R -- Jag's Wildest Creation Yet? (1036 views)

    By Peter Nelson on December 03, 2020 12:06 p.m.

    With 575 Horsepower and a 0-60 time of well below 4 seconds, this latest Jag rips.

  • Diving Into Corners and Data: Reviewing The APEX Pro Digital Driving Coach In The Real World (3739 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 02, 2020 11:21 a.m.

    ... I was very intrigued by the Apex Pro after hearing Andrew Rains, Marketing Director for the company, talk about the unit at length on the SlipAngle Podcast. I was also impressed by its simplicity, iOS app functionality, and price-point. The Apex Pro is focused on providing feedback while you’re in the car at speed on the track.

  • Speed Secrets: Dynamic Friction (1188 views)

    By Ross Bentley on December 02, 2020 11:19 a.m.

    You are probably already a very good driver. If you're someone who reads this newsletter, you're also pretty technical and well-informed on theory. So you probably know about the friction circle, the challenges of trail braking, the string between the bottom of the steering wheel and the brake pedal, and the excitement of getting light over the crest into the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.

  • Porsche Nerds Unite: Harris and Preuninger Discuss the Generations of the GT3 (90 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 25, 2020 3:34 p.m.

    Fellow Porsche nerds, this is a must-see: Top Gear’s Chris Harris chats with Andreas Preuninger about every generation of the Porsche GT3, with a light introduction of the new one at around the 28:20 mark.