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  • WR Academy: SCCA Licensing School In Atlanta November 19-20 (303 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on October 10, 2018 10:38 a.m.

    Winding Road Academy partners Level Up Racing Schools and ATL Speedwerks will be holding a road racing school on November 19-20, 2018 at Atlanta Motorsports Park. This 2-day school is about the quickest way to get your SCCA wheel-wheel racing license, though the school is by no means limited to novices. It is also great for racers returning to competition after a hiatus, or drivers wanting a concentrated dose of instruction to up their game.

  • No Passing At COTA? You're Doing Something Wrong. (905 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 10, 2018 9:59 a.m.

    Here we ride with Winding Road Racing team driver Tom Martin III for the first few laps of a recent Spec MX-5 Challenge race at Circuit of The Americas. Martin, along with fellow drivers Noah Grey (07 white) and Harry Voigt (09 blue), demonstrate that there are multiple pass and re-pass points around the F1 track. In particular, T1, T11, T12, T15, T19 and T20 offer passing opportunities in many cars. Passing in the esses is trickier, but if you are significantly faster it can be done, especially in T5/T6.

  • Why Are So Many Drivers Confused About Blocking? (1819 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 03, 2018 10:57 a.m.

    This week, F1 went to Russia and we were again treated to a demonstration of blocking techniques. Impressive, to us, were the confusing justifications given by commentators Johnny Herbert and Paul DiResta. These guys are former F1 drivers, so you'd think they'd know more than club racers like us, but a stupid justification is a stupid justification even if Einstein gives it. More on that in a moment.

  • Why We Loved Running the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill (554 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 02, 2018 1:54 p.m.

    Here's a short excerpt from our documentary "The Big Engine That Could" that we think summarizes why we loved running the NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill. Maybe you would love running it too? The 2018 race is November 30-December 2. Visit nasa25hour.com for more information.

  • Diving Into Corners and Data: Reviewing The APEX Pro Digital Driving Coach In The Real World (2047 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 26, 2018 9:39 a.m.

    ... I was very intrigued by the Apex Pro after hearing Andrew Rains, Marketing Director for the company, talk about the unit at length on the SlipAngle Podcast. I was also impressed by its simplicity, iOS app functionality, and price-point. The Apex Pro is focused on providing feedback while you’re in the car at speed on the track.

  • Video: Honda Does Lime Rock Park (683 views)

    By Guest Contributor on September 25, 2018 1:09 p.m.

  • Spec MX-5 Challenge Central Series Finish Sets Up Battle For $100k (365 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 19, 2018 10:39 a.m.

    The Spec MX-5 Challenge central series recently completed its regular season with Races 9 and 10 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin. An overview of the racing action from those races is...

  • Video: "That Was Epic!" (822 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 19, 2018 10:28 a.m.

  • Racing Luminary, Don Panoz, Dies at 83 (775 views)

    By Jason Methfessel on September 12, 2018 10:40 a.m.

    The racing world lost one of its most influential individuals of late early Tuesday morning; Dr. Donald Panoz has passed away at the age of 83. Known for some of the most innovative concepts and...

  • Video: 2018 Audi R8 POV Drive (679 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on September 11, 2018 2:34 p.m.

    In this video, Tedward takes us on a POV drive in a 2018 Audi R8 "standard" V10 edition. As always with the POV videos, we recommend headphones for the best binaural audio experience.