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  • Speed Secrets: Special Edition (842 views)

    By Ross Bentley on April 04, 2017 10:58 a.m.

    I was recently asked this question: “I’m looking at making the move from track day events (I’ve been doing them for 6 years) to wheel-to-wheel racing. What advice do you have for me?”

  • Racing Helmet Communications and Hydration: Black Armor Helmets (777 views)

    By Luciana D'Andretta on March 31, 2017 10:33 a.m.

    In this week’s product review spotlight, we discuss the new Black Armor Gladiator helmet. This SA2015 carbon fiber helmet is a based off the bestselling Black Armor Circuit Pro and is a great solution for racers who want helmet communications and hydration.

  • 2016 BMW M2 at Road America - WR TV POV Track Test (975 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 29, 2017 10:13 a.m.

    Ride along with us as we do a lap around Road America during the 2016 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally.

  • Book Review: You Suck At Racing (1326 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 (1313 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 (1437 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 (5167 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 (1041 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 (953 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".