News RSS Feed

  • How to Watch The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill This Weekend (1125 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 (337 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? (431 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 (2470 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.

  • Video: Lexus LC 500 POV Test Drive And Walkaround (580 views)

    By Chris Amos on November 21, 2018 10:32 a.m.

    In this video, we do our tried-and-true "no nattering nabobs" inspection of the Lexus LC 500 super coupe. The LC 500 features a 471 hp V8 and some pretty extreme styling, at least for a Toyota product. Take a look...

  • HRE Shows World's First 3D Printed Titanium Wheel (758 views)

    By Shawn Stout on November 21, 2018 9:53 a.m.

    HRE is not messing around. 3D printing is one of those "next big things" that makes a huge amount of sense in low-volume applications. Originally used for prototyping directly from CAD models, e.g. to produce an instrument panel mockup for a new car, it also has applications like aftermarket wheels for...

  • Home Improvement: Build A Replica Of Monza In Your Back Yard? (844 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 21, 2018 9:43 a.m.

    To show off the new BMW X5, BMW of Italy had the inspiration to build a 1:1 replica in the Moroccan desert. Why? If you have to ask... But, BMW has made some serious upgrades to the off-road capability of the X5, so they wanted a way to demonstrate...

  • Winding Road Academy Competition License School - December (2762 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 16, 2018 4:01 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy, together with National Auto Sport Association, will hold a 2+1 day semi-private licensing school, November 15-17, 2018 in Austin. 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 road racing license.

  • Is Your Car Really Underpowered? Are You Sure? (1279 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on November 14, 2018 10:42 a.m.

    We've looked at a lot of data from cars that are "down on power". We notice that this power deficit isn't as obvious as you might expect. We've dyno tested many cars thought to be down on power, only to find small horsepower advantages or no difference among cars. We also use analytical software to...

  • What F1 Can Teach Us About Club Racing: Verstappen vs. Ocon At Brazilian GP (1124 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 13, 2018 12:18 p.m.

    Let's start this week's episode of What Pro Racing Can Teach Us by looking at an incident from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix. In this video, Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) is running in P1 and Esteban Ocon (Racing Point Force India) is a lap down. Ocon, on fresher tires, is, apparently...