2023 United States GP: It’s Formula 1 Race Week!

Formula 1 is revving up for the 2023 United States GP at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, marking the 18th round of the season.

By Justin Cornelison | October 16, 2023
Could We See F1, IndyCar, and MotoGP on One COTA Ticket?

As the main support series for F1 in the United States, this has created a void in this weekend’s schedule, which will see only historic race cars “racing” to fill in the gaps when F1 isn’t on track.

By Justin Cornelison | October 17, 2022
Spec MX-5 Challenge Series Crowns 2022 Champion after Thriller at COTA

The Circuit of the Americas was the location to crown the Champion of the 2022 Spec MX-5 Challenge Series Presented by Toyo Tires – a race weekend which had no shortage of stories to showcase

By Justin Cornelison | September 19, 2022
2020 SRO At COTA In Photos — Hyundai Wins Big, BMWs As Far As The Eye Can See

This past weekend was the SRO America season opener at COTA. Lots of great racing went down, with notable action revolving around Copeland cleaning up with their Velosters in TCR and TCA.

By Winding Road Staff | March 09, 2020
This Weekend: NASCAR Heads To The Desert, SRO At COTA, Prancing Horses At Road Atlanta

A good mix of track action is in the cards for this weekend, sports fans.

By Peter Nelson | March 05, 2020
Like Clockwork: Rebellion Racing Wins WEC At COTA, Aston Martin Dominate LMGTE, GTE Am

Over 22,000 spectators came to watch the spectacular LMP and GTE machinery this weekend as the World Championship made a welcome return to Texas for the first time since 2017. It also marked the first of a USA double-header as the WEC prepares to join IMSA in Florida next month for the highly-anticipated SuperSebring.

By Winding Road Staff | February 25, 2020
This Weekend! WEC At COTA, NASCAR Partying Down On Fremont Street

This weekend! The season is finally starting to heat up, sports fans.

By Winding Road Staff | February 20, 2020
Next Weekend! FIA World Endurance Championship Comes To COTA

Swap out your ten-gallon hats for fitted baseball caps emblazoned with the likes of Rebellion Racing, Porsche Motorsport, Gazoo Racing, a prancing horse, and more, because WEC is coming to COTA for the Lone Star Le Mans February 23rd and 24th.

By Peter Nelson | February 10, 2020
2020 TC America Schedule Announced, COTA To Kick It Off!

SRO Motorsports America     SRO Motorsports America has released its 2020 TC America schedule, and it’s looking as action-packed as ever. We’re excited for…

By Peter Nelson | January 07, 2020
Chevy Corvette C8.R To Make WEC Debut At COTA

The much-anticipated, beautiful 2020 Chevy Corvette C8.R, powered by a V8 that sounds nothing like your father’s American V8, will make its debut in the FIA WEC at the Fifth Round at COTA.

By Peter Nelson | December 31, 2019
The World Endurance Championship Returns to COTA In February 2020

The WEC is coming back to COTA February 22-23, sports fans!

By Peter Nelson | December 03, 2019
Circuit of The Americas To Host 2020 Spec MX-5 Challenge Championship

Spec MX-5 Challenge, LLC today announced that the 2020 Championship for the Spec MX-5 Challenge presented by Toyo Tires would be held November 5-8, 2020 at Circuit of The Americas. Circuit of The Americas, near Austin, TX, is the home track for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix as well as other major road racing events including the AutoNation IndyCar Challenge and MotoGP.

By Winding Road Staff | November 22, 2019
Coded Messages From COTA (USGP 2019)

Because Winding Road World Headquarters is in Austin, we tend to pay a little more attention to F1 when the show comes to town.

By Tom Martin | November 05, 2019
SCCA Foundation Launches 2019 Sweepstakes: Win Tickets to F1 At COTA!

This year’s Sweepstakes launched June 4th and will feature a grand prize of a VIP trip for two to the Formula 1 race at COTA on November 1st to 3rd.

By Guest Contributor | June 04, 2019
IndyCar at COTA: Observations

Some racers may not care and a few may be unaware, but it is March Madness time in the U.S. This annual college basketball competition provides an interesting backdrop to auto racing because March Madness generally serves up some decent excitement — excitement that is thrilling enough to entice casual fans to…

By Tom Martin | March 27, 2019
Special Value Package: Test Drive A Spec MX-5 Car At COTA In April

Winding Road Racing has put together a special value package specifically for drivers interested in the Spec MX-5 Challenge Series to try one of the cars at one of the great tracks in America.

By Winding Road Staff | March 14, 2019
Video: The Last Shall Be First, Briefly

Here is a race video from a recent shakedown and tire test for Spec MX-5 Challenge cars at Circuit of The Americas. This was driver Robert Crocker’s first race weekend at COTA and he faced multiple challenges in addition to…

By Winding Road Staff | February 20, 2019
Three Ways To Celebrate Kimi’s USGP Victory

We were happy to see Kimi Raikkonen get his first win since 2013, partially because he’s a good driver, partially because he has given racers a quote — “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing” — that is right up there with…

By Winding Road Staff | October 24, 2018
No Passing At COTA? You’re Doing Something Wrong.

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.

By Winding Road Staff | October 10, 2018
Video: Spec MX-5 Challenge Central Race 4 From Circuit Of The Americas

Here we ride with Spec MX-5 Challenge driver Harry Voigt in the fourth race of the season which took place at Circuit of The Americas in Austin on May 6.

By Winding Road Staff | May 09, 2018
Video: Spec MX-5 Passing Demo At COTA

In this video we watch a Spec MX-5 car in an SCCA Majors race at Circuit of The Americas. The Spec MX-5 Challenge Series was testing potential series tires from Yokohama at this event.

By Jeff Sexton | February 14, 2018


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