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  • No, Punting Is Not An Acceptable Practice (2023 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 03, 2020 11:15 a.m.

    In my experience, people -- fans and racers alike -- are somewhat confused about contact in motorsports. There seems to be an impression that contact is okay, just like there may be an impression among casual fans that fighting in the pits between drivers is okay in NASCAR.

  • The Best of Winding Road Magazine (9999 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 03, 2020 11:02 a.m.

    Check out the best of Winding Road Magazine. Get tips on how to get started in auto road racing, equipment buyer's guides, car racing videos and more!

  • The Best Alternative To Spec Miata (13582 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 03, 2020 10:59 a.m.

    Presumably you're reading this article because you're tired of all the Spec Miata love, but before we leave the topic, we feel obligated to suggest that, if you are new to road racing, you consider the joys of SM.

  • Avoiding Common Mistakes At Your First Track Day (3265 views)

    By Guest Contributor on November 03, 2020 10:28 a.m.

    It's your first track day, and you're excited to finally be there. You may have the guts, but are you prepared to handle a road course? Many first-timers make mistakes. Here are some common ones that you can address before you get out there on the track or attend your first autocross event:

  • Buyer's Guide: Tire Pressure Gauges (1963 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 03, 2020 10:07 a.m.

    Maintaining correct tire pressure is vital for performance and safety in race cars, street cars, trailers, and anything else that rolls on inflatable rubber. Experienced racers also know that keeping your tires in the correct pressure range throughout a day at the track as ambient and internal temperatures change is obligatory in competitive racing.

  • The Guide to Road Racing - Table of Contents (22812 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 03, 2020 9:25 a.m.

    The Guide to Road Racing - Table of Contents

  • Speed Secrets: Brakes - A Recipe For Disaster! (1749 views)

    By Ross Bentley on November 03, 2020 9:19 a.m.

    As they learn performance driving techniques, most drivers demonstrate the same pattern when it comes to using the brakes; beginners either have no idea how effective their brakes are at shedding speed or they immediately abuse them. Then, the timid ones flop to the other side by extreme braking by the end of their first day. All beginners, at some point, typically overuse this pedal.

  • Review: 2020 Aston Martin Vantage -- Big Power, Small Wheelbase, Yes Please (872 views)

    By Peter Nelson on October 29, 2020 5:06 p.m.

    The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage is one of the automotive industry's greatest lovechilds between two heavy-hitter performance brands.

  • Race Communications: Ear Buds (1659 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 29, 2020 11:14 a.m.

    To the untrained eye, road racing probably looks like a solo sport. But as any racer (and racing fan) knows, there’s a crew behind drivers, communicating with them for the duration of their race. Whether signaling green flags, hazards on the track or data updates, clear communications with your pit crew helps you perform better. In fact, on starts and re-starts a radio can help you gain multiple positions as shown here.

  • Race Communications: Speedcom Helmet Kits (671 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on October 27, 2020 10:57 a.m.

    Communication while on track between the driver and the crew could mean the difference between winning and not. Equipping your driver with a good helmet kit is key to ensuring clear and continued communications between the driver and the team.