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  • Apply to Run Spec MX-5 Challenge In 2018 (458 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on December 29, 2017 10:02 a.m.

    Spec MX-5 Challenge is a new race series for 2018. With a complete arrive & drive cost of $45,000 for the season, a $100,000 championship prize and more...

  • Spec MX-5 Challenge: New $100,000 Championship Series FAQ (205 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 29, 2017 9:50 a.m.

    In response to a wave of enquiries about potential seats in the new 2018 Spec MX-5 Challenge, the series has published an FAQ to answer many of the most common questions about racing in the series. The FAQ covers costs, schedule, cars, pricing, licensing and more

  • Unveiled: Spec MX-5 Challenge Website (383 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on December 27, 2017 11:03 a.m.

    Spec MX-5 Challenge is a new pro racing series offering a $100,000 scholarship to Global MX-5 Cup as the top prize in its championship. One of the Spec MX-5 Challenge participants will also be invited to the Mazda Road To 24 Shootout.

  • Speed Secrets: How To Make The Most Out Of A Test Day – Part 3 (573 views)

    By Ross Bentley on December 27, 2017 10:10 a.m.

    Over the past two articles, I provided some overall strategy and key messages to keep in mind for your test day, as well as some that were specifically aimed at driver development. This week, we’ll look at car development.

  • The Tracks of Spec MX-5 Challenge: Virginia International Raceway (523 views)

    By Tom Martin on December 27, 2017 10:04 a.m.

    In 2018, Spec MX-5 Challenge will be running Virginia International Raceway twice in its eastern region series. VIR is a driver favorite for a number of reasons...

  • Race Event: Winterfest at Motorsports Ranch (241 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 20, 2017 10:02 a.m.

    It may be cold outside, but the 2018 season calendar is quickly heating up. The SCCA Texas Region just announced their annual WinterFest at Motorsports Ranch (Cresson, TX) January 26-28th. WinterFest is great because it has a little bit of something for everyone:

  • Simulator Survey: iRacing FTW (685 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 20, 2017 9:57 a.m.

    Checking in on the results of last week’s simulator survey, and there was a runaway winner of your preferred software. Out of over 120 responses, 45% of our readers chose iRacing over Forza, Gran Turismo, Assetto Corsa, Project Cars or rFactor:

  • Speed Secrets: How To Make The Most Out Of A Test Day – Part 2 (392 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on December 20, 2017 9:52 a.m.

    Here’s an analogy I often use: If football teams practiced the way most race drivers practice, they would show up to a practice session and play a game. But they don't do that. Instead, they break the game down into discrete skills and practice them with drills - blocking, passing, running, kicking. Only once in a while do they put all of them together to play a scrimmage (and even then, it's usually just parts of the game). But what most drivers do is go on the track and practice the whole thing, as if they were playing an entire ...

  • Free eBook: How to Learn a Track... Fast! (960 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 19, 2017 1:49 p.m.

    Ross Bentley, author of the bestselling book Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Complete Guide to High-Performance and Race Driving, is giving away a free eBook called “How to Learn a Track… Fast!” Just in time to get you mentally prepared for the 2018 race season, the free eBook goes over key techniques and the process to help you learn a track and get up to speed faster:

  • New Entry-Level Pro Series With $100k Prize: Spec MX-5 (1289 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on December 19, 2017 10:03 a.m.

    We are excited to see a new race series for 2018 that we think will be of interest to many of our readers. Positioned between Spec Miata and Global MX-5 Cup, Spec MX-5 gives drivers a new rung on the ladder system toward pro racing that will yield $100k in winnings to the champion.