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  • Book Review: You Suck At Racing (1309 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 29, 2017 10:06 a.m.

    A customer recently walked into our Austin store and said "I'm doing a track day next week and I want to have the concepts in my head. What book do you recommend?"

  • Speed Secrets: Connect The Dots (1292 views)

    By Ross Bentley on March 28, 2017 7:52 a.m.

    I don't think there's a performance or race driver in the world who hasn't been told to look further ahead, and reminded over and over again how important vision is to the act of driving fast. It's one thing to look further ahead, but it's another to look where you need to - at the right time.

  • Low-Cost and Lightweight Racing Suits (1164 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on March 23, 2017 5:58 p.m.

    Shopping on a budget for racing suits usually means having to make big compromises when it comes fit, suit weight, and size availability. There are many cheap racing suits that force racers to choose between heavy-weight material and price. Fortunately, there are now a couple of options on the market that dispel that popular myth.

  • McLaren 675LT at COTA - WR TV POV Track Test (759 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 22, 2017 10:16 a.m.

    The engine roar of the world’s most exclusive cars signified an event of a lifetime on Thursday, March 31, at the Circuit of The Americas.

  • 10 Reasons Spec Miata Is The Best Racing Car (2872 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 22, 2017 10:11 a.m.

    Not a week goes by without a customer coming in to one of our stores to ask about buying or building a race car. Most people seem to know what they want, others want some guidance. The former outnumber the latter, though on average both groups seem equally confused about their goals and how to achieve them. The general answer: Spec Miata.

  • Speed Secrets: How to Get the Most Out of Your HPDE Instructor (998 views)

    By Ross Bentley on March 21, 2017 8:13 a.m.

    You get to your long-anticipated HPDE event, your car is prepped and ready to go, you've studied the track map and many videos, and now you're ready to have fun driving fast.

  • Saving Money: When More Is Less (755 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 15, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    In our work with racers, we sometimes see an attempt to save money that ends up costing more. You've probably been there and we have too. We've skimped on donor cars, only to replace entire drivetrains. We recently worked on a low-cost build from another shop that required so much work that the savings were completely nullified and the driver missed multiple weekends of racing because the low-cost effort took so long. Sometimes "More is less".

  • "Rookie To Racer" Program (972 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 15, 2017 10:11 a.m.

    We get quite a few enquiries about how to go road racing, what car to race in, how much racing costs and other sensible questions about getting into the sport.

  • POV Video Of Viper ACR At Champion Motor Speedway (549 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 15, 2017 8:51 a.m.

    Pro driver Aaron Bambach gets the Winding Road POV treatment as he runs the Viper ACR around the Champion Motor Speedway at M1 Concourse (Detroit).

  • Speed Secrets: 5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Driving (934 views)

    By Ross Bentley on March 14, 2017 4:06 p.m.

    A goal for every issue of Speed Secrets Weekly is to provide useful information in an easy-to-use format. And do we ever have some good stuff this week in an article from Peter Krause.