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  • Speed Secrets: How To Improve - Part 1 (541 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 (661 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 (554 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 (899 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 (377 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 (336 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 (598 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.

  • What Would You Pay For One More Lap? (322 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 07, 2017 11:41 a.m.

    In this video, we see 2017 Pirelli World Challenge TCA race 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. We ride with Winding Road Team TFB customer racing driver Jeff Sexton. Jeff gets passed early on by Honda driver Tom O'Gorman in the Civic with revised BOP, but then...

  • Don't Be A Slug: Principles Matter On Track (999 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 01, 2017 11:20 a.m.

    We love racing enough that we take it seriously. And so, we think it is valuable for drivers to have a code that they live by, which, as your mother probably told you, basically comes down to the golden rule ("do unto others as you would have them do unto you"). Listening to scores of pro racers talk about other racers, we notice that the drivers with good reputations are inevitably those who raced fairly on track. Pinheads, unsurprisingly, are not revered.

  • Speed Secrets: How to Adapt to Your Car (661 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 01, 2017 10:40 a.m.

    One of the key areas that separate good race drivers from great race drivers is their ability to adapt their driving to suit the car’s handling, or from one type of car to another. Some drivers, despite how the car is handling, will only drive it one way – their style. And guess what? A driver’s style will never suit every handling characteristic. If you cannot adapt your style to suit the car’s handling, a change in track conditions, a mechanical problem, or a different type of car, I doubt you will ever be a real champion race driver.