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  • Thoughts On Succeeding In National Championships: 2017 Observations (281 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 25, 2017 10:38 a.m.

    Winding Road had the pleasure of supporting 6 cars in national championship road racing series this year and we have a few observations from this about your choices in how to compete in these national championship series:

  • Video: When "Spectacular" Is A Bad Thing (1498 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 18, 2017 11:27 a.m.

    As racers, we tend to feel a small sense of panic when we go off track, not just because we want to avoid hitting a wall or tire barrier, but because a trip through the dirt or the grass is bound to lose us a few positions. Grass and dirt have lower coefficients of friction than asphalt, after all.

  • Speed Secrets: Hey Look! There's Nothing! (820 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 18, 2017 11:17 a.m.

    As human beings, we hate to look at nothing. We love to look at something. Anything. Even some things we don't want to look at, right? Have you ever been faced with something disgusting or ugly, but you looked at it anyway?

  • TCR Spec Cars To Shake Up PWC and Continental (1095 views)

    By Tom Martin on October 18, 2017 11:14 a.m.

    As you may have discerned, there is a sweeping change that has been rolling through the tiers of production car racing in the U.S. This shift is designed to both lower the cost of cars (or at least limit development expense) and to make competition reliably close.

  • Head and Neck Restraint Review: Schroth SHR Flex (369 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on October 13, 2017 11:12 a.m.

    Today, the road racing equipment experts at Winding Road Racing review the Schroth SHR Flex head and neck restraint. This SFI-certified head and neck restraint is designed to provide optimum safety and comfort.

  • Stream: Top MX-5 Cup Drivers Fight For $75k (191 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 11, 2017 11:49 a.m.

    MX-5 Cup offers pretty much the closest road racing in North America, race beginning to race end. Now you can see what happens when you put 20 or so of the best MX-5 Cup drivers from around the world on track for two races that yield a prize of $75k for finishing first. Watch...

  • Speed Secrets: Handling Debrief Process (406 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 11, 2017 11:23 a.m.

    Whether you have a team of engineers working on your car, or you discuss its handling problems while looking in a mirror each and every time you come off the track, you should consider what setup changes you could make to your car.

  • Finally An Open Trailer Designed For Low Cars (3038 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 11, 2017 11:11 a.m.

    If you have a low front clearance race car like a Porsche GT3 Cup or a Radical SR3, you know that getting it on to your trailer can be a pain. You need Race Ramps and lots of wood and you have to search for the right parking lot slope. Or...

  • The Best Gear For HPDE and Track Days (5365 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 11, 2017 10:34 a.m.

    When we are trackside for High Performance Driver Education or track day events, we often find that participants don’t have all the items they need. When you stop to think about it, it isn’t a big surprise that race track operation puts stresses on the driver and the car that street driving doesn’t. To help with this, here is our collection of the best gear for HPDE events or track days.

  • Speed Secrets: Getting Up to Speed Quickly (838 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 04, 2017 10:34 a.m.

    Some drivers seem to get up to speed within a lap or two, while others seem to take forever. It’s like they need lap after lap to get into the rhythm before they start turning quick times.