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  • Going For Glory One Hour At A Time (111 views)

    By Guest Contributor on December 05, 2018 11:40 a.m.

    It’s no secret that Mazda Motorsports plays an integral role in the creation of a racing culture that provides opportunities, through a ladder system, for drivers to enter the field in amateur events and chart a course towards a successful professional racing career. This Friday, December 7, four drivers will have a chance to wrangle in one of those opportunities.

  • Spec MX-5 Challenge Announces Schedule and New Options for 2019 (331 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on December 05, 2018 10:52 a.m.

    Today, the Spec MX-5 Challenge announced its schedule and new options for the 2019 season. Notable is the expansion to tracks on the West Coast, as well as in the Mountain West and North Central regions of the U.S. Additionally, the series will offer new services packages for 2019. Drivers will be able to own their cars in addition to being able to...

  • Where To Do Your Racing In 2019 (602 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 05, 2018 10:07 a.m.

    With the holiday season upon us, now is a good time to consider where to go racing in 2019. Here are a few thoughts to help you think clearly on the subject. Perhaps you are a track day or HPDE who would like to take the plunge into wheel-wheel racing (you won't regret it!). You may need to attend a school, and...

  • Video: POV Test Drive Of Subaru BRZ tS (508 views)

    By Chris Amos on December 05, 2018 9:56 a.m.

    Here we do our tried-and-true "Look Ma! No Voiceover!" point-of-view drive of a 2018 BRZ. In our experience, the BRZ is an impressive car if you love to drive the twisties and do track days, yet you also want a usable daily driver. If, OTOH, you think a Viper is the perfect car, well this will not be your cuppa tea.

  • Nissan Shows Potent Leaf Nismo EV Race Car (308 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 05, 2018 9:44 a.m.

    Nissan has shown a new Leaf Nismo RC pure EV race car. The dual 120 kW motors can deliver 478 lb-ft of torque through an AWD system. But the big thing is that the extensive use of carbon fiber reduces the weight of the Leaf RC to 2690 lb. That torque:weight combo allows a 3.3 sec 0-60 time and the low CG should help with handling. We think it looks better than the street car version, too.

  • Survey: Should Race Classes Be Common Across Sanctioning Bodies? (229 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 28, 2018 11:16 a.m.

    Today we are asking about "crossover" opportunities for road racers. No, we're not envisioning a racing series for SUVs (yikes!). We want to understand the importance of being able to run with different sanctioning bodies. This survey will be shared with major racing industry players, so your participation is highly valued.

  • How to Watch The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill This Weekend (1024 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on November 28, 2018 11:10 a.m.

    It’s our favorite time of year! No, not Christmas – it’s NASA's 25 Hours of Thunderhill! And this year can watch the action live all weekend long thanks to NASA’s live broadcast of the epic enduro race.

  • Off-Season Honey Do: Get Your Roll Cage/Bar Installed (248 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on November 28, 2018 10:52 a.m.

    Now that we're between seasons, it is the ideal time to schedule the installation of a roll cage or roll bar in your race car. Say you're planning a Spec Miata or AI Mustang or Spec Boxster or T2 911. Many drivers find they can do most of the work, but...

  • The Guide To Road Racing: What Is A Tech Inspection? (283 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on November 28, 2018 10:24 a.m.

    There is plenty of confusion about what an annual tech inspection of your race car actually covers. Here is a simple guide to help you understand.

  • Win A $68,000 Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car (2095 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on November 27, 2018 4:36 p.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.