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  • 10 Ways To Make Racing More Popular (575 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 29, 2018 11:41 a.m.

    We recently listened to a podcast interview of Bill James, the author of Bill James Baseball Abstracts and creator of the sabermetrics approach to baseball, as chronicled in Michael Lewis' Moneyball. Baseball is, perhaps, relevant to sports car racing since baseball faces challenges to retaining its audience. Baseball is a rather traditional sport...

  • Video: You Be The Judge -- Rubbin' or Wreckin'? (833 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 29, 2018 10:59 a.m.

    Last weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series traveled to Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Road America is one of the great road courses in the country and it is almost always entertaining to watch tube frame cars with big V-8s...

  • Video: Super Tight Spec MX-5 Challenge Racing Start To Finish (595 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 07, 2018 11:33 a.m.

    In this video, we see a recent Spec MX-5 Challenge race at Road Atlanta. Road Atlanta will be the site of the 2018 Spec MX-5 Challenge Championship, with $100,000 on the line, so drivers in this race were both practicing and learning about their competitors.

  • Crash And Learn: Typical Fault-Finding Is Pointless Or Wrong (2927 views)

    By Tom Martin on August 06, 2018 4:21 p.m.

    We saw a crash of epic proportions at Road America on Saturday in the Continental Sports Car Challenge race (as far as we know, both drivers are okay). It happens in the famous Kink, with Owen Trinkler (#46 Mercedes AMG GT) setting up a pass on Craig Lyons...

  • Video: POV Drive Of 2018 Mazda6 2.5 Turbo (842 views)

    By Bradley Iger on August 01, 2018 11:15 a.m.

    A very nice car that badly needed more torque. Here it is with 310 lb-ft of grunt. MSRP: $34,750; Price as tested: $36,140 Skyactiv-G 2.5T; Horsepower: 227; Torque: 310 lb-ft; 225/45/19 all-season tires; MPG: 23 city / 31 highway / 26 combined; Curb weight: 3,560 lbs; Fuel tank capacity: 16.4 gallons

  • Mazda Withdraws From Road To Indy After Long Success (1242 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 01, 2018 10:57 a.m.

    It is a little difficult to remember a time before the Mazda Road To Indy, even though the successful ladder system only gained Mazda support in 2010. The combination of USF2000, ProMazda, and Indy Lights has been key to the careers of Josef Newgarden, 2017 IndyCar champion...

  • Let's Review: What Is Blocking? (1126 views)

    By Tom Martin on July 31, 2018 4:30 p.m.

    If you watch a lot of racing, you see some action on the track that looks a lot like what the average person would call "blocking". But it isn't often penalized, even in pro racing where they have enough officials to be watching. Of course in club racing...

  • WRR TV: Ride-Along With Tanner Foust in the Andretti Autosport GRC Volkswagen Beetle (433 views)

    By Bradley Iger on July 24, 2018 12:56 p.m.

    Contributing editor Bradley Iger rides shotgun with two-time Red Bull Global Rallycross champion Tanner Foust in the Andretti Autosport Volkswagen Beetle for a hot...

  • Speed Secrets: Why Natural Talent Won’t Always Get You To The Top (1420 views)

    By Ross Bentley on July 18, 2018 2:55 p.m.

    I'd like to tell you a story about a young man, one who has become a slightly bitter young man. Let’s call him Buddy. Buddy started racing karts at age ten, and was immediately very fast. He was smooth and brave, two factors that quickly led to speed. He was a tough racer also, one that rarely lost in a wheel-to-wheel battle. From his first season to the time he was sixteen, he won at least one championship per year.

  • Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA Highlights From Portland International (233 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 18, 2018 12:17 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy driving coach Jeff Sexton had a strong weekend at Portland International Raceway. Jeff brought home two wins in TCA. Here are highlights from Race 2 (round 8):