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  • Summer Savings: Get $8000+ In Benefits With Global MX-5 Cup Car (547 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 10, 2018 2:03 p.m.

    Mazda and Long Road Racing are sweetening the pot for drivers interested in running Global MX-5 Cup in 2019. If you buy a car now, you get some useful equipment and cost reductions. We would add that if you buy now you can do some serious practice in the car, and the current generation MX-5 Cup car really demands extensive practice. Get details here.

  • Video: 9 Days In Summer -- The Cosworth DFV V8 At The Source (937 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on July 10, 2018 1:42 p.m.

    9 Days in Summer is a 48-minute promotional documentary film made by Ford in 1967. It tells the story of the development of the Ford-funded Cosworth DFV and Lotus 49, the title coming from the nine Formula One races the car took part in 1967, which are also extensively featured in the film.

  • Video: Should Vettel Run MX-5 Cup In 2019? (1756 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on June 27, 2018 10:50 a.m.

    We recently watched a bevy of races in F1, IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge and Global MX-5 Cup. We were reminded that different classes and rules (and tracks) lead to different levels of competition. That creates value that even someone like Seb could use.

  • Viva La Revolucion: EV Race Cars Are Coming (650 views)

    By Tom Martin on June 27, 2018 10:34 a.m.

    EV racers are on the way. You may end up driving one. Chances are you hate this idea. But, we want to suggest, don't be so quick to judge.

  • Race Tracks Of The World Drawn To Scale (1486 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on June 27, 2018 10:26 a.m.

    We pretty much can't stop looking at this poster of many well-known road racing tracks drawn to scale and placed together on one page. We're probably losing our minds, but we recommend taking a look.

  • Speed Secrets: Where Speed Comes From – Part 2 (782 views)

    By Ross Bentley on June 27, 2018 10:13 a.m.

    More on finding the “secrets” to driving faster: work on one thing at a time. When I’m learning a new track or car, I concentrate on finding the big chunks of time first, trying to improve two or three areas at a time.

  • WRR Interview: Secrets Of Making The Transition From Simulator To "Real" Race Car (496 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on June 20, 2018 11:22 a.m.

    John Allen is a Spec Miata and, in 2018, a Spec MX-5 Challenge pro driver. In Spec MX-5, he has been on pole twice in six races, demonstrating the skills he built on iRacing. He got his start in simulators and his quick transition from sims to the front of the pack in road racing caught our attention. This is a scenario we've seen before (e.g. with Mark Drennan and Glenn McGee), so we interviewed John to get his thoughts on making the transition from sims to "real" cars.

  • Video: How To Win From P4 (816 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on June 20, 2018 8:09 a.m.

    Here we see Race 6 of the Eastern Spec MX-5 Challenge Series, held at Summit Point Raceway on June 17, 2018

  • Balance Of Performance Vindicated At Le Mans? (869 views)

    By Tom Martin on June 20, 2018 7:50 a.m.

    Balance Of Performance (BOP) systems commonly used in WEC, IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge get quite a bit of heat from drivers.

  • Speed Secrets: Where Speed Comes From – Part 1 (815 views)

    By Ross Bentley on June 20, 2018 7:38 a.m.

    If you had the opportunity to analyze in great detail some very sophisticated computer data acquisition information from a variety of drivers of different levels and cars at numerous race tracks around North America, you would learn a lot about driving yourself.