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  • Speed Secrets: How to Get Lucky (775 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 08, 2017 10:14 a.m.

    I suspect most people in racing have at one time, heard the saying, “You make your own luck.” I wonder how many of those people, though, understand what that really means. I’ve heard racing people define the saying with the qualifier that it’s preparation that leads to good luck. I agree completely.

  • You Really Need Some Winter Practice (401 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 08, 2017 10:01 a.m.

    As the cold north winds begin to push temperatures below freezing in some parts of the country, it can be difficult to think about driving race cars. And yet, that's what those of us who want to stay in shape for the upcoming season should be doing.

  • What Would You Pay For One More Lap? (448 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 07, 2017 11:41 a.m.

    In this video, we see 2017 Pirelli World Challenge TCA race 1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. We ride with Winding Road Team TFB customer racing driver Jeff Sexton. Jeff gets passed early on by Honda driver Tom O'Gorman in the Civic with revised BOP, but then...

  • Don't Be A Slug: Principles Matter On Track (1025 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 01, 2017 11:20 a.m.

    We love racing enough that we take it seriously. And so, we think it is valuable for drivers to have a code that they live by, which, as your mother probably told you, basically comes down to the golden rule ("do unto others as you would have them do unto you"). Listening to scores of pro racers talk about other racers, we notice that the drivers with good reputations are inevitably those who raced fairly on track. Pinheads, unsurprisingly, are not revered.

  • Speed Secrets: How to Adapt to Your Car (1177 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 01, 2017 10:40 a.m.

    One of the key areas that separate good race drivers from great race drivers is their ability to adapt their driving to suit the car’s handling, or from one type of car to another. Some drivers, despite how the car is handling, will only drive it one way – their style. And guess what? A driver’s style will never suit every handling characteristic. If you cannot adapt your style to suit the car’s handling, a change in track conditions, a mechanical problem, or a different type of car, I doubt you will ever be a real champion race driver.

  • Yikes! Your Estimate Of Pro Racing Costs Vs. Reality (2739 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 (484 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 (253 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 (162 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? (382 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).