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  • The Best Gear For HPDE and Track Days (18727 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 12, 2020 5:40 p.m.

    When we are trackside for High Performance Driver Education or track day events, we often find that participants don’t have all the items they need. When you stop to think about it, it isn’t a big surprise that race track operation puts stresses on the driver and the car that street driving doesn’t. To help with this, here is our collection of the best gear for HPDE events or track days.

  • More Than A Longitudinal-G-Thing: Tesla Now Offers Factory Performance Upgrades (1412 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 10, 2020 7:17 p.m.

    After already making a name for themselves with performance add-ons that come in the form of wattage boosts (with uncomfortable levels of acceleration), Tesla will now be entering the grip side of factory performance packages, notably their new $5,500 “Model 3 Track Package”, according to Elektrek.co.

  • Highlighted Podcast: SlipAngle Goes In-Depth With James Houghton And His TSX Build (152 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 10, 2020 6 p.m.

    In this 314th episode, the SlipAngle crew sits down with James Houghton (of North American time attack prominence) at COTA to talk about his recent GLTC TSX build. Houghton hails from Ontario; unfortunately his racing suit does not include red and green suspenders.

  • Video: Behind The Scenes In TCR At St. Petersburg With FCP Euro (245 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 10, 2020 1:17 p.m.

    FCP Euro, a team who’s had a lot of success winning titles in SRO TCR with their very-aesthetically-pleasing Mk7 GTIs, will be out again this weekend jumping curbs at St. Petersburg. A few months back, FCP did a really nice documentary on their experience at St. Petersburg last year. Check it out below – the camera work is brilliant, the story is inspiring, and is reason why we love street circuits.

  • 2020 SRO At COTA In Photos -- Hyundai Wins Big, BMWs As Far As The Eye Can See (318 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 09, 2020 10:12 p.m.

    This past weekend was the SRO America season opener at COTA. Lots of great racing went down, with notable action revolving around Copeland cleaning up with their Velosters in TCR and TCA.

  • Make F1 Exciting Again: Join WRR Fantasy F1 League 2020 (1467 views)

    By Tom Martin on March 09, 2020 8:27 p.m.

    With F1 season starting soon, it is that time again: time to play Fantasy F1 with Winding Road readers and staff.

  • Speed Secrets: Why Do We Do What We Do? (1173 views)

    By Ross Bentley on March 09, 2020 8:16 p.m.

    Some people would say that driving around a race track is not the smartest thing to do! In fact, you may have had your sanity questioned more than once. Perhaps you’ve had someone give you THAT look when you tell them how much you spend on your passion. Or they’ve questioned your concern for the environment, your safety, or the care for your family.

  • Why You Want To Go Vintage Racing (1686 views)

    By Tom Martin on March 08, 2020 9:05 p.m.

    In some ways, vintage "racing" isn't really racing. Chances are, you'll be in a class with other cars that aren't really like your car all that much. Vintage is different, but in that difference are some charms...

  • Review: 2016 F80 BMW M3 6-Speed -- Building Upon Brilliance (833 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 06, 2020 6:51 p.m.

    The old adage that BMWs are the kings of the road has always been a true statement. They’re designed to tick off the miles on long stretches of highway, cruising comfortably and confidently at a high rate of speed, and have the ability to pass and overtake with ease. In addition, they eat up corners and form excellent foundations for racing. In terms of which model is the best representation of this, the M3 wins hands down. The latest, F80-generation M3 is one of the best. Everyone has their generational preferences, but when it comes to a performance 4-door all-rounder ...

  • This Weekend: NASCAR Heads To The Desert, SRO At COTA, Prancing Horses At Road Atlanta (99 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 05, 2020 7:15 p.m.

    A good mix of track action is in the cards for this weekend, sports fans.