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  • Speed Secrets: Why Natural Talent Won’t Always Get You To The Top (1086 views)

    By Ross Bentley on July 18, 2018 2:55 p.m.

    I'd like to tell you a story about a young man, one who has become a slightly bitter young man. Let’s call him Buddy. Buddy started racing karts at age ten, and was immediately very fast. He was smooth and brave, two factors that quickly led to speed. He was a tough racer also, one that rarely lost in a wheel-to-wheel battle. From his first season to the time he was sixteen, he won at least one championship per year.

  • Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA Highlights From Portland International (169 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 18, 2018 12:17 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy driving coach Jeff Sexton had a strong weekend at Portland International Raceway. Jeff brought home two wins in TCA. Here are highlights from Race 2 (round 8):

  • Video: POV Drive Of BMW X4 M40i At BMW Performance Center (371 views)

    By Chris Amos on July 18, 2018 11:55 a.m.

    Here we take the X4 M40i for a trip around the BMW Performance Center track. Model: 2019 BMW X4 MSRP: From $60,450 Horsepower: 355 hp MPG: 20 city / 27 highway Curb weight: 4,323 lbs Dimensions: 188″ L x 76″ W x 64″ H Torque: 365 lb-ft Fuel tank capacity: 17.2 gal

  • "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" Film Wraps Up Shooting Amid Excitement (919 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 18, 2018 11:24 a.m.

    The 2008 best-selling novel, The Art Of Racing In The Rain, is soon to become a Hollywood motion picture with the involvement of Patrick Dempsey and Jeff Zwart. We take this as good news because the book is that rare crossover piece that appeals to racers and non-racers alike.

  • August NASA Road Racing License School In Texas (335 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on July 17, 2018 4:01 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy, together with National Auto Sport Association, will hold a 2+1 day semi-private licensing school on August 16-18, 2018. This is a chance to quickly progress from track day driving to wheel-to-wheel racing. Students who pass the school will earn the certification necessary to gain a NASA provisional license. The school is open to only 4 students, so apply soon to ensure you have a spot.

  • Speed Secrets: Why “In Slow, Out Fast” is Bad Advice (3123 views)

    By Ross Bentley on July 11, 2018 9:20 a.m.

    Almost as soon as you graduated from a race drivers school (if not sooner), you no doubt began asking yourself, "how can I go faster?" Of course, you most likely looked first at what you could do to your car to make it faster, but that is not of much interest to me. What is of interest is what you can do as a driver. If you could only find the “secret” that would shave a few fractions of a second off your best time, you would be a happier driver. Well, the following thoughts and ideas might just help ...

  • Best Value: AiM Solo 2 DL Mini Data System Review (719 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on July 10, 2018 2:25 p.m.

    WindingRoadRacing.com now has the nifty new AiM Solo 2 DL in stock. The Solo 2 DL, as you may recall, is an upgrade to the beloved Solo DL. The Solo 2 DL adds warning lights (which can be used as shift lights or to indicate progress in sector times) to the great Solo DL features. The Solo 2 DL also now features WiFi connectivity to your laptop. This makes downloading data easier (no more lost cables).

  • Summer Savings: Get $8000+ In Benefits With Global MX-5 Cup Car (256 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 10, 2018 2:03 p.m.

    Mazda and Long Road Racing are sweetening the pot for drivers interested in running Global MX-5 Cup in 2019. If you buy a car now, you get some useful equipment and cost reductions. We would add that if you buy now you can do some serious practice in the car, and the current generation MX-5 Cup car really demands extensive practice. Get details here.

  • Video: 9 Days In Summer -- The Cosworth DFV V8 At The Source (493 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 10, 2018 1:42 p.m.

    9 Days in Summer is a 48-minute promotional documentary film made by Ford in 1967. It tells the story of the development of the Ford-funded Cosworth DFV and Lotus 49, the title coming from the nine Formula One races the car took part in 1967, which are also extensively featured in the film.

  • Video: Should Vettel Run MX-5 Cup In 2019? (1656 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on June 27, 2018 10:50 a.m.

    We recently watched a bevy of races in F1, IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge and Global MX-5 Cup. We were reminded that different classes and rules (and tracks) lead to different levels of competition. That creates value that even someone like Seb could use.