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  • Epic Races: 25 Hours Of Thunderhill (29 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 21, 2017 8:51 a.m.

    The 25 Hours of Thunderhill holds a special spot in our hearts. It is a race that is open to amateurs, on somewhat limited budgets (compared to Le Mans or even VLN), that draws interesting cars and drivers and is held on a very good track. Assuming you are with us on this, and that maybe you have some time to kill on Thanksgiving and the following weekends, here are some things to do:

  • Best Value Race Cars: Elan DP02 (36 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 21, 2017 8:37 a.m.

    Race cars are expensive by some measures, but that doesn't mean there isn't a value equation at work. By some measures, value in a race car comes down to speed/cost.

  • Speed Secrets: How To Improve - Part 2 (24 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 21, 2017 8:31 a.m.

    In Part 1, I challenged you to make a list of things you did well last season, and things you need to improve. The overall message I wanted to stress was that if you do the same things you’ve always done to prepare, you’ll get pretty much the same results again this coming season.

  • Speed Secrets: How To Improve - Part 1 (574 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 15, 2017 11:43 a.m.

    Albert Einstein once said, “A sure sign of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting something to change.” I don’t know if Albert was much of a race fan, but I’m pretty sure he was talking about race drivers when he said this! It appears that way, at least.

  • Bucket List Tracks: Driving NOLA Motorsports Park (681 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 15, 2017 11:33 a.m.

    When it comes to bucket list road racing tracks, pretty much everyone can rattle off most of the Big 10: Watkins Glen, Road America, Laguna Seca...

  • Class Warfare: New Race Series Built Around Porsche Cayman GT4 (571 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 15, 2017 11:28 a.m.

    Toyo is the lead sponsor for a new race series build around the factory-built Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4 and GT4 MR. The idea is to bring the spec platform that has been used in Pirelli World Challenge GTS and Continental Sports Car Championship GS to a series more accessible to amateur drivers. There is money involved...

  • The Quickest Way To Get A Wheel-Wheel Racing License (919 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 15, 2017 11:24 a.m.

    WRR partners Level Up Racing Schools and ATL Speedwerks will be holding a road racing school in December at Atlanta Motorsports Park. This 2-day school is about the quickest way to get your SCCA wheel-wheel racing license. Find out more...

  • Speed Secrets: How to Get Lucky (383 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 08, 2017 10:14 a.m.

    I suspect most people in racing have at one time, heard the saying, “You make your own luck.” I wonder how many of those people, though, understand what that really means. I’ve heard racing people define the saying with the qualifier that it’s preparation that leads to good luck. I agree completely.

  • You Really Need Some Winter Practice (346 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 08, 2017 10:01 a.m.

    As the cold north winds begin to push temperatures below freezing in some parts of the country, it can be difficult to think about driving race cars. And yet, that's what those of us who want to stay in shape for the upcoming season should be doing.

  • Win A $58,000 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car (607 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on November 08, 2017 9:48 a.m.

    ​​​​​​​Like most of you, we are not big fans, or fans at all, of cancer. A good friend and racing industry veteran was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer, and, as you probably have experienced, it has been a rough trip. It is tough for the victim and tough for friends and family. Lemons of Love is a charity that aims to make the road a little less bumpy for victims of cancer.