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  • The 10 Best Auto Racing Helmets (1407 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 16, 2019 10:20 a.m.

    Whether you are road racing, doing a track day, running autocross, driving circle track or participating in High-Performance Driver Education, you need a helmet. But it can be confusing when it comes to actually buying one. There are a lot of choices and sometimes the differences aren’t obvious. To give you some help, we recently reviewed 59 helmets from...

  • Speed Secrets: How To Improve - Part 2 (1115 views)

    By Ross Bentley on January 16, 2019 10:11 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.

  • Spec MX-5 Unveils SimRacing Companion Series With Attractive Prizes (313 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 16, 2019 10 a.m.

    Spec MX-5, LLC recently announced a simulator racing series to go along with its real-world Spec MX-5 Challenge series. The idea of the simulator series parallels that of the real series: give racers a boost in their careers. In the Spec MX-5 SimRacing Challenge, drivers will compete in

  • HPDE Drivers: The Low-Cost Way To Always Have A Coach (2021 views)

    By Shawn Stout on January 09, 2019 11:51 a.m.

    While NASA and some track day operators offer some free coaching as you begin HPDE, eventually you're on your own. Or you can hire a professional coach, but this generally costs $750-$1250 per day. Having a private coach is great, but...

  • Speed Secrets: How To Improve - Part 1 (2051 views)

    By Ross Bentley on January 09, 2019 11:41 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.

  • TCR Seats Available IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge At Daytona (691 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 09, 2019 11:30 a.m.

    Atlanta Speedwerks has a complete Honda Civic TCR Type R car available to run the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge on January 25 and 26, right before the 24 Hours of Daytona. This stop on the Michelin Pilot Challenge schedule is...

  • Deadline Approaches For New Spec MX-5 Car Orders (230 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 09, 2019 11:27 a.m.

    The Spec MX-5 car is designed for the 2019 Spec MX-5 Challenge pro series. The West series regular season will run major tracks during the year including Circuit of The Americas, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca...

  • Save the Date: AiM Sports Data Training (1402 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 02, 2019 11:14 a.m.

    Winding Road Racing will host a two-day AiM training seminar on February 23rd and February 24th. The seminars will be presented by Roger Caddell, AiM Sports National Training Manager.

  • Speed Secrets: Free Track Maps (885 views)

    By Ross Bentley on January 02, 2019 10:43 a.m.

    The good ol' track map is still one of the most valuable tools a performance car or race car driver could ever have. Whether we use a printed copy or a tablet, making notes is one of the most powerful learning tools we have. But there hasn't been a good resource for accurate, consistent maps designed for a driver to make notes. Until now.

  • 2019 Spec MX-5 New Build Pricing, Features Announced (834 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on January 02, 2019 10:40 a.m.

    Spec MX-5, LLC, the operators of the Spec MX-5 Challenge Series, have announced specifications and pricing for 2019 new build race cars. The series also described its plans for the car in future years.