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  • Speed Secrets: Corner Entry Speed (1284 views)

    By Ross Bentley on September 13, 2017 11:22 a.m.

    Corner exit speed is critical, right? It’s all about who can begin accelerating out of the turns first – that’s who’s going to win, right? But, wait a minute. Corner entry speed is almost as important.

  • Vote Tally: Favorite Racing Transmission (1278 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 13, 2017 10:43 a.m.

    You may recall that last week we surveyed our readers about their preferred transmission interface for racing. We promised we'd share the results, so here they are.

  • Does Your Racing Strategy Fit Your Series? (570 views)

    By Tom Martin on September 06, 2017 11:22 a.m.

    Of course, almost no racer is totally disconnected from reality. But we sometimes see a more subtle form of disconnection, and that is the one between race strategy and the dynamics of your class.

  • Survey: Which Transmission Is Preferred For Racing? (1386 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 06, 2017 11:13 a.m.

    For years there has been a vigorous debate among street car enthusiasts as to which transmission is best. Lots of shouting about the virtues of manual transmissions has been heard. And yet, less than 3% of street cars are sold with manuals.

  • Speed Secrets: Competition Versus Performance (660 views)

    By Ross Bentley on September 06, 2017 10:53 a.m.

    By the very definition of the word “competitor,” we compete against others. However, if your focus is on competing, you lessen your chances of performing well. When you focus on your performance, you increase your chances of performing well, and therefore, of winning. Ironic, isn't it?

  • Thinking Ahead: Want To Drive Global MX-5 Cup In 2018? (484 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on September 06, 2017 10:24 a.m.

    The 2017 season isn't yet over, but it is still wise to begin planning 2018 now. In fact, if you don't...

  • What Car For Track Day Enthusiasts? (3787 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 30, 2017 10:25 a.m.

    Winding Road Racing is regularly visited by track day enthusiasts who are confronted by a challenging question: "should I buy a different car than my current street car to use for track days pretty much exclusively?".

  • Speed Secrets: The “Change of Speed” Problem (2250 views)

    By Ross Bentley on August 30, 2017 10:16 a.m.

    One of the most common errors I see drivers make is what I call the Change of Speed Problem.

  • Video: How Not To Pass...Or Be Passed (1375 views)

    By Tom Martin on August 30, 2017 10:06 a.m.

    At the Belgian Grand Prix in 2017, there was an incident between Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon that ended with a few tears shed.

  • Viewpoint: How To Fix Racing (823 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 23, 2017 10:31 a.m.

    Periodically, we present thoughts from a racer, an official or a team leader on how to make racing better. This week, we have a blog from Stefan Johansson that appeared on Racer.com.