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  • The Guide to Road Racing, Part 1: Getting Started - SCCA vs NASA (33165 views)

    By Bradley Iger on October 27, 2020 10:48 a.m.

    So you want to get started in competitive road racing, but you don't know where to begin? Fret not, as this is the first chapter in our ongoing series chronicling my journey toward the goal of becoming a bonafide race car driver from a background devoid of previous motorsport experience. Accordingly, I'll be starting this process with nothing more than the desire to challenge my fellow man in the arena of amateur motorsport and a vehicle to do it with. So, where to begin? Well, above all else, I knew there was one simple question I needed to answer: What ...

  • Speed Secrets: Pick Your Battles (868 views)

    By Ross Bentley on October 27, 2020 10:30 a.m.

    When was the last time you were stuck behind cars on the track that you knew you were faster than? You had to fight tooth and nail to get ahead, but it wasn't enough. Stuck in mid-pack with a voice on the radio telling you to work harder and move up in the pack but, ugh! It was just arduous....

  • Mazda MX-5 Cup To Be Sanctioned By IMSA Starting In 2021 (227 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 22, 2020 6:18 p.m.

    After careful evaluation, Mazda Motorsports has selected the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) as the sanctioning body partner for the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Series. The championship is set to celebrate its 15th season in 2021.

  • Review: 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost High-Performance Package -- Are Four Cylinders Better Than Eight? (1098 views)

    By Peter Nelson on October 22, 2020 4:29 p.m.

    The 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost High-Performance Package with Ecoboost Handling Package (say that five times fast) surprised us, and really drove home the saying "don’t knock it till you try it." Here’s how it did so.

  • Classic Racing Shoe Roundup (999 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 22, 2020 9:17 a.m.

    One way to combine having rated, comfortable, modern racing equipment with cool, vintage design, is with racing shoes!

  • 2020 SCCA Runoffs Coverage Posted! (65 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2020 7:05 p.m.

    The 2020 SCCA Runoffs at Road America ended two weekends ago, and we’re still reading stories of both glory and despair within the car counts of its 26 classes that graced the Fall-foliage-covered track.

  • Get Your Build Slot In NOW! Winding Road Race Services Accepting Spec MX-5 Build Slots (84 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2020 3:19 p.m.

  • The More Stepping Stones, the Better: HPD Partners With Skip Barber (141 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 20, 2020 1:45 p.m.

  • The Insane Lotus Evija Made Its Production Debut At Goodwood (788 views)

    By Peter Nelson on October 20, 2020 10:43 a.m.

    The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar will make its long-awaited, production model debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek this weekend. Sharing tarmac with some of history’s greatest achievements in motorsports engineering is quite possibly the best way to introduce the world to the Evija, which represents the next chapter in performance and racing development for the legendary British brand.

  • The Guide to Road Racing, Part 12: Time Trials (2871 views)

    By Bradley Iger on October 20, 2020 10:16 a.m.

    In our previous segment of the guide we introduced you to Track Night in America, a new SCCA program designed to serve as a low-cost entry point into driving on road courses with street cars. Within the SCCA ecosystem, it’s fair to consider Time Trials as the natural next step up the ladder from Track Nights in terms of driver experience and progression, and along with autocross events, for many it serves as the first exposure to a competitive driving environment. That newfound element here serves to ratchet up both the intensity and driver’s responsibility to be keenly aware of ...