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  • Video: POV Drive Of 2018 Mazda6 2.5 Turbo (857 views)

    By Bradley Iger on August 01, 2018 11:15 a.m.

    A very nice car that badly needed more torque. Here it is with 310 lb-ft of grunt. MSRP: $34,750; Price as tested: $36,140 Skyactiv-G 2.5T; Horsepower: 227; Torque: 310 lb-ft; 225/45/19 all-season tires; MPG: 23 city / 31 highway / 26 combined; Curb weight: 3,560 lbs; Fuel tank capacity: 16.4 gallons

  • Mazda Withdraws From Road To Indy After Long Success (1249 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on August 01, 2018 10:57 a.m.

    It is a little difficult to remember a time before the Mazda Road To Indy, even though the successful ladder system only gained Mazda support in 2010. The combination of USF2000, ProMazda, and Indy Lights has been key to the careers of Josef Newgarden, 2017 IndyCar champion...

  • Let's Review: What Is Blocking? (1132 views)

    By Tom Martin on July 31, 2018 4:30 p.m.

    If you watch a lot of racing, you see some action on the track that looks a lot like what the average person would call "blocking". But it isn't often penalized, even in pro racing where they have enough officials to be watching. Of course in club racing...

  • WRR TV: Ride-Along With Tanner Foust in the Andretti Autosport GRC Volkswagen Beetle (439 views)

    By Bradley Iger on July 24, 2018 12:56 p.m.

    Contributing editor Bradley Iger rides shotgun with two-time Red Bull Global Rallycross champion Tanner Foust in the Andretti Autosport Volkswagen Beetle for a hot...

  • Speed Secrets: Why Natural Talent Won’t Always Get You To The Top (1453 views)

    By Ross Bentley on July 18, 2018 2:55 p.m.

    I'd like to tell you a story about a young man, one who has become a slightly bitter young man. Let’s call him Buddy. Buddy started racing karts at age ten, and was immediately very fast. He was smooth and brave, two factors that quickly led to speed. He was a tough racer also, one that rarely lost in a wheel-to-wheel battle. From his first season to the time he was sixteen, he won at least one championship per year.

  • Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA Highlights From Portland International (233 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 18, 2018 12:17 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy driving coach Jeff Sexton had a strong weekend at Portland International Raceway. Jeff brought home two wins in TCA. Here are highlights from Race 2 (round 8):

  • Video: POV Drive Of BMW X4 M40i At BMW Performance Center (520 views)

    By Chris Amos on July 18, 2018 11:55 a.m.

    Here we take the X4 M40i for a trip around the BMW Performance Center track. Model: 2019 BMW X4 MSRP: From $60,450 Horsepower: 355 hp MPG: 20 city / 27 highway Curb weight: 4,323 lbs Dimensions: 188″ L x 76″ W x 64″ H Torque: 365 lb-ft Fuel tank capacity: 17.2 gal

  • "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" Film Wraps Up Shooting Amid Excitement (1536 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 18, 2018 11:24 a.m.

    The 2008 best-selling novel, The Art Of Racing In The Rain, is soon to become a Hollywood motion picture with the involvement of Patrick Dempsey and Jeff Zwart. We take this as good news because the book is that rare crossover piece that appeals to racers and non-racers alike.

  • Speed Secrets: Why “In Slow, Out Fast” is Bad Advice (3650 views)

    By Ross Bentley on July 11, 2018 9:20 a.m.

    Almost as soon as you graduated from a race drivers school (if not sooner), you no doubt began asking yourself, "how can I go faster?" Of course, you most likely looked first at what you could do to your car to make it faster, but that is not of much interest to me. What is of interest is what you can do as a driver. If you could only find the “secret” that would shave a few fractions of a second off your best time, you would be a happier driver. Well, the following thoughts and ideas might just help ...

  • Best Value: AiM Solo 2 DL Mini Data System Review (2276 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on July 10, 2018 2:25 p.m.

    WindingRoadRacing.com now has the nifty new AiM Solo 2 DL in stock. The Solo 2 DL, as you may recall, is an upgrade to the beloved Solo DL. The Solo 2 DL adds warning lights (which can be used as shift lights or to indicate progress in sector times) to the great Solo DL features. The Solo 2 DL also now features WiFi connectivity to your laptop. This makes downloading data easier (no more lost cables).