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  • Home Improvement: Build A Replica Of Monza In Your Back Yard? (844 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 21, 2018 9:43 a.m.

    To show off the new BMW X5, BMW of Italy had the inspiration to build a 1:1 replica in the Moroccan desert. Why? If you have to ask... But, BMW has made some serious upgrades to the off-road capability of the X5, so they wanted a way to demonstrate...

  • Winding Road Academy Competition License School - December (2755 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 16, 2018 4:01 p.m.

    Winding Road Academy, together with National Auto Sport Association, will hold a 2+1 day semi-private licensing school, November 15-17, 2018 in Austin. This is a chance to quickly progress from track day driving to wheel-to-wheel racing. Students who pass the school will earn the certification necessary to gain a NASA provisional road racing license.

  • Is Your Car Really Underpowered? Are You Sure? (1269 views)

    By Todd Therkildsen on November 14, 2018 10:42 a.m.

    We've looked at a lot of data from cars that are "down on power". We notice that this power deficit isn't as obvious as you might expect. We've dyno tested many cars thought to be down on power, only to find small horsepower advantages or no difference among cars. We also use analytical software to...

  • What F1 Can Teach Us About Club Racing: Verstappen vs. Ocon At Brazilian GP (1123 views)

    By Tom Martin on November 13, 2018 12:18 p.m.

    Let's start this week's episode of What Pro Racing Can Teach Us by looking at an incident from the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix. In this video, Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) is running in P1 and Esteban Ocon (Racing Point Force India) is a lap down. Ocon, on fresher tires, is, apparently...

  • Video: Epic Racing In Global MX-5 Cup Sebring Challenge (517 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 13, 2018 11:46 a.m.

    Global MX-5 Cup offers some of the tightest, most exciting road racing in the country during the regular season. Put $50,000 in cash on the line for the winner of two races, and host the races at Sebring, and what do you get? More epic-ness, naturally.

  • Survey: What Would Make The Ideal Spec Series? (415 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on November 07, 2018 11:11 a.m.

    In today's Winding Road Racer Survey, we examine your thinking on what would make a great spec series actually great. Click on the link to take the survey...

  • Video: What Happens When One Race Decides $100k Winner (791 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on November 07, 2018 10:53 a.m.

    The Spec MX-5 Challenge traveled to the ARRC at Road Atlanta for its championship rounds on November 1-4. The championship winner would emerge with a scholarship for $100,000 provided by Yokohama tires, Mazda Motorsports, and Pagid Racing brakes. Going into the weekend, Central Series champ Tom Martin and...

  • Video: A Taste Of ChampCar At Utah Motorsports Campus (529 views)

    By Jeff Sexton on October 31, 2018 11:01 a.m.

    Champcar World Series is a low-cost endurance racing series. It was previously known as ChumpCar and has a format somewhat like LeMons racing. The rules are set up to make the cars relatively inexpensive to build and the endurance format allows 3-5 drivers to split the expenses. Licensing is also easier than in traditional club racing.

  • Did Formula One Improve in 2018? Part I (372 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 31, 2018 10:32 a.m.

    In this series, we look at F1 in 2018 and ask if it improved. Our general impression is that F1 was slightly more exciting in 2018 than in the immediately previous years. But the driver's champion didn't change and the constructor's champion probably won't change either, so we have to look deeper to...

  • 2019 Spec MX-5 Challenge Plans Enhanced (389 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on October 31, 2018 10:23 a.m.

    With the 2018 Spec MX-5 Challenge championship awarding $100,000 in scholarship fund this weekend (November 1-4) at Road Atlanta, the Spec MX-5 Challenge team is already hard at work on the 2019 season. The 2019 season will see several enhancements including greater geographical coverage and more extensive prize money.