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  • Yikes! Your Estimate Of Pro Racing Costs Vs. Reality (2083 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 01, 2017 10:31 a.m.

    Last week we asked our beloved readers for their input on pro racing. While 10% of you have done pro racing, 85% of you said you were interested in it. The biggest question mark was around costs. We asked how much you thought a pro season would cost, and here's how you responded:

  • Video: Mini-Documentary Of MX-5 Cup Challenge 2017 (298 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 01, 2017 9:56 a.m.

    Winding Road Team TFB supported two Japanese drivers in the recent MX-5 Cup Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. We worked with Tetsuya Yamano, the Japanese MX-5 Cup champion and Takashi Oi, a journalist from Best Car magazine, as well as crew members from Mazda Japan.

  • Winding Road Racing Forms Partnership To Support New Race School (216 views)

    By Tom Martin on October 27, 2017 2:22 p.m.

    Winding Road Racing, together with our partner Atlanta Speedwerks, has purchased a large portion of the the Mazda MX-5 race cars previously owned by the Skip Barber Racing School. These 13 cars will be used in part to support a new racing school program operated by Level Up.

  • Testing Opportunities For Pirelli World Challenge And MX-5 Cup (133 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 27, 2017 2:12 p.m.

    This off-season Winding Road Racing will be offering test days in Global MX-5 Cup cars for 2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCA and 2018 Global MX-5 Cup pro racing. Generally we run these in concert with a track day or an open lapping day.

  • WRR Survey: Interested In Racing Above Club Level? (374 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on October 25, 2017 11:59 a.m.

    We want to know your thoughts on participation as a driver in pro customer racing; we're not talking about spectating (although we're interested in that too, but at a later date).

  • Speed Secrets: How I Won The War Against The Foot That Lifted For The Fast Sweeper (928 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 25, 2017 11:41 a.m.

    As someone who has studied sports psychology, brain function, learning strategies, and more for many years, I have known the power and effectiveness of using visualization for a long time.

  • Electric Race Cars Are Coming -- Like It Or Not (1210 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 25, 2017 10:54 a.m.

    ​​​​​​​The development and funding of top-level, and now mid-level, race car development and racing series are heavily influenced by car manufacturers. Racing is expensive, so support is needed from companies that benefit from the exposure racing provides.

  • Thoughts On Succeeding In National Championships: 2017 Observations (278 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 (1474 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! (785 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?