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  • Factory TCR Racer Makes For A Brilliant Enduro Chassis (297 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 19, 2020 7:53 p.m.

    This recent article by Brett Becker on nasaspeed.news caught our attention, as we think it’s a great scenario. Take a factory-built Audi RS3 TCR car, turn the power down, tune it for NASA WERC, have a great shop like Strom Motorsports support and co-drive, and win a bunch of races in the E0 class in 2019.

  • History In Motorsports: The Jewish Racing Driver Who Beat the Nazis (72 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 18, 2020 5:26 p.m.

    More book recommendations to present to our readership! We haven’t read this one yet, but you can count on us picking up a copy soon. Hat tip to Road And Track for doing a great piece containing some pretty substantial excerpts. Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best looks to be an absolutely fascinating read.

  • Review: 2020 BMW Z4 M40i -- Luxury, Style, And Lots Of Muscle (1038 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 18, 2020 3:35 p.m.

    The internet has been a brutal, volatile place of opinions, suppositions, and hypotheses about the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra, with a lot of the negativity behind the statements “the Supra is just a BMW Z4” and “LOL wow I like this Toyota Supra convertible.” We’re here to ask: how is it a bad thing that they’re the same chassis? Addressing the haters, our Editor in Chief Tom Martin put it best: the mysticism of non-experience. We’ll analyze the upsides and downsides of the Supra and how it compares in a future article, as we got our hands on one ...

  • The Sauber-Mercedes C9 Is One Of The Most Gorgeous And Fascinating Group C Racecars (355 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 18, 2020 1:59 p.m.

    We’ve got a big soft spot for the Sauber-Mercedes C9. Its development story is fascinating, its podium ratio is quite good, and it just looks beautiful. The small, bi-turbo V8 beast was the most successful cars of the 1989 Group C racing season, winning eight races including Le Mans. They scored a 2nd place spot on the prestigious, French podium as well.

  • Highlighted Podcast: Classic 1990s And Early 2000s F1 For Our Listening Pleasure (297 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 17, 2020 7:05 p.m.

    The Race has announced a new, 10-episode podcast series, Bring Back V10s. Covering a big chunk of recent F1 history from 1989 until 2005, this is sure to be awesome and very informative. Check out the description straight from the source:

  • How Do NASCAR Teams Figure Out Tire Changes Before And During Races? (366 views)

    By Guest Contributor on March 17, 2020 6:28 p.m.

    It is impossible to watch a NASCAR race without noticing the lightning-fast speeds at which the pit crews change tires on the vehicles during their pit stops. The unforgettable zipping sound of the impact wrenches they use to remove the lug nuts is just one of the highly-skilled duties these professionals use to assure a quick tire change.

  • Esports Take Up The Sword: Watch Rosenqvist, Verstappen, Herta, And More Battle At The Nürburgring (878 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 17, 2020 5:42 p.m.

    In light of COVID-19 causing event cancellations all over in motorsports this past weekend, notably the Australian Grand Prix and IndyCar at St. Petersburg, some high-profile Esports action has taken up the sword to provide entertainment and keep drivers sharp during these social-distancing-times.

  • Three Common Methods of Steering Wheel Control – But Which Makes You Faster? (9503 views)

    By Ross Bentley on March 17, 2020 5:07 p.m.

    This is a controversial topic, with many differing opinions. One of my objectives for Speed Secrets Weekly has always been to provide different perspectives, and that's why we have a different guest contributor each week. To address these questions and comments, I’m going to tackle the topic in the feature article, and then have two coaches/drivers whom I respect immensely, Peter Krause and Peter Carroll, share their thoughts.

  • Kids Not In School? Let The Petersen Auto Museum Teach Them! (642 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on March 17, 2020 3:21 p.m.

    While kids around much of the country aren’t in school, it’s probably been a bit tough to keep them occupied and engaged with fun activities for a lot of folks. Luckily, the Petersen Automotive Museum is currently hosting a bunch of online educational livestreams!

  • Hangin' Indoors For A While? Check Out These Motorsport-Themed Books (219 views)

    By Peter Nelson on March 17, 2020 1:48 p.m.

    Stuck indoors practicing a little social distancing for a while until this pandemic blows over? We are too. We’re also starting to get a tad burned out from staring at computer screens all day; on the job and relaxing off the clock.