pirelli world challenge

Testing Opportunities For Pirelli World Challenge And MX-5 Cup

This off-season Winding Road Racing will be offering test days in Global MX-5 Cup cars for 2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCA and 2018 Global MX-5 Cup pro racing. Generally we run these in concert with a track day or an open lapping day.

By Winding Road Staff | October 27, 2017
TCR Spec Cars To Shake Up PWC and Continental

As you may have discerned, there is a sweeping change that has been rolling through the tiers of production car racing in the U.S. This shift is designed to both lower the cost of cars (or at least limit development expense) and to make competition reliably close.

By Tom Martin | October 18, 2017
Video: How Not To Start A Race

As we all know, the first lap of a race, and especially the first corner, can be an “interesting” time in a race, shall we say? Indeed, there are lots of racers trying to make up positions when so many cars are clustered together…

By Tom Martin | August 15, 2017
Watch Winding Road Team TFB Compete In Epic PWC Race At Mosport

Tonight at 10 pm EDT, 7 pm PDT on CBS Sports Network, watch driver Mason Filippi drive the #12 Shmib.com BMW M235iR in rounds 3 and 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge TC class. If CBS features round 4, we promise that Mason puts on a clinic.

By Winding Road Staff | May 31, 2017
Pirelli World Challenge TC Livestream From Mosport This Weekend

With around 50 cars on track in three classes, and carefully developed Balance of Performance rules, PWC Touring Car pretty much guarantees lots of action as we saw…

By Winding Road Staff | May 17, 2017
Rainy Season: Watch And Learn

Since we’re featuring CoTA this week, what with NASA’s first race at the F1 track coming up soon, we thought we would share some in-car footage showing how to dominate there in the rain.

By Winding Road Staff | May 10, 2017
Pirelli World Challenge TC Livestream Excitement

Winding Road Team TFB will be at beautiful Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the opening round of Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car racing.

By Winding Road Staff | April 28, 2017
Sexton To Drive Pirelli World Challenge With Winding Road Racing

Jeff Sexton will join Winding Road Team TFB for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge series. Sexton, of Austin, Texas, will run in the TCA class in one of the team’s ND generation Mazda MX-5s.

By Tom Martin | April 05, 2017
In Case You Missed It: The Race Car Is No Longer “The Thing”

We talk to a lot of racers each week. At the beginning of the season, many of them of are thinking about what events to run and even what class to run in. Since we run teams in Pirelli World Challenge we get lots of questions about what car to run.

By Tom Martin | February 01, 2017
Holiday Wish Book: Pirelli World Challenge TC Season

The Pirelli World Challenge TC (Touring Car) class is shaping up to be quite interesting in 2017. While multiple makes and models will run, there is a good chance that the fat part of the field will be made up of BMW M235i Racing cars. BMW finished first in two elements of the 2016 TC championship, the drivers points and the team points, which bodes well for drivers running the M235i in 2017. We’ve profiled the car.

By Winding Road Staff | December 21, 2016
Audi RS 3 LMS Ready For Pirelli World Challenge 2017 And Beyond

Audi Sport Customer Racing has unveiled the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR DSG PWC for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge series.

By Winding Road Staff | October 19, 2016
Black Armor Helmets Announces Five Car Line-up for Pirelli World Challenge

Black Armor Helmets is pleased to announce a team high five entries for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championships season. The team will head to Circuit of the Americas March 4-6 with four TCB entries and a fifth TCB car is expected to be added later in the season. The team will field four Mazda2’s and a Honda Fit. Drivers James Wilson, Tom O’Gorman, and Steve Taake return from the 2015 line-up and will be joined by newcomers Blake Thompson and Stephanie Andersen.

By Winding Road Staff | March 04, 2016
WRR TV: Using Traffic To Your Advantage

Ride along onboard with Colin Thompson No. 11 Kelly-Moss Motorsport Porsche of Bucks County/Penn Valley Constructors/Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes/Austin Hatcher Foundation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup as he races for the GT Cup title in this multi-class race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 13th, 2015.

By Bradley Iger | September 23, 2015
Support American Racing Talent: Alec Udell

Something like this has probably happened to you: you’re watching the 24 Hours Of Le Mans and the Porsche 919 is in first place overall driven by Nick Tandy. And you think “who the hell is Nick Tandy?” Maybe you remember him from ALMS or TUSCC, or maybe you don’t. But he certainly isn’t a famous driver like Fernando Alonso or Juan Pablo Montoya. He also isn’t a boy genius like Max Verstappen is or Sebastian Vettel was.

By Winding Road Staff | August 22, 2015
WRR TV: A Motor City Street Fight

Ride along with Christina Nielsen in the No. 7 Royal Purple/Orion Energy/LaSalle Solutions/PassTime USA TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 during GT/GTA Race 1 at Detroit’s Belle Isle street circuit on Saturday, May 30th, 2015.

By Bradley Iger | June 18, 2015
WRR TV: Patience Is A Virtue

Ride along onboard with Spencer Pumpelly, of Atlanta, Ga., in the No. 87 DWW Motorsports iTrackzone.com Ford Mustang Boss 302 in GTS Race 2 at Barber Motorsports Park in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. Starting on the grid in 10th position, Pumpelly locks into a fast pace and continues to reel in competitors as the race progresses. He would end up on the podium, finishing second to Kris Wilson in the No. 07 TRG-AMR Orion/Royal Purple/PassTime USA Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

By Bradley Iger | May 29, 2015
WRR TV: Like A Bull In A China Shop

When Henrique Cisneros in the No. 30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia stalled at the start of Race 1 in the GT class race during Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, it caused massive havoc. Among the numerous competitors taken out of the race, the No. 37 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2, piloted by Maximilian Voelker, seems to take some of the worst of it as he gets bounced around like a pinball by multiple collisions before he even gets a chance to cross the starting line.

By Bradley Iger | April 23, 2015
Pirelli World Challenge: The Best U.S. Race Series

We’ve talked to many racers about how they would design a race series. Of course different drivers have different views, but there are some common denominators.

By Tom Martin | March 16, 2015
“Make My Day” — Pirelli World Challenge Ticket Giveaway!

Pirelli World Challenge is in several ways the most exciting road racing series in the U.S. The nice people at PWC have given us 24 passes for the 3-Day season kick-off at Circuit of the Americas in Austin on March 6-8. And we’re offering those passes to you. For free.

By Winding Road Staff | February 20, 2015
Pirelli World Challenge Adds Race Weekend to 2015 Season, Revised Calendar Announced

A few weeks ago the organizers of the Pirelli World Challenge released a race season schedule for 2015, but today they announced another date that they’re added to the roster, as well as what they’re pretty sure is almost the finalized calendar for 2015, which we’ve included here.

By Winding Road Staff | November 04, 2014
WRR TV: Tire Failure or Red Mist?

Ride along with Dean Martin in the #50 Picture Cars East/Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302S during Race 2 at Sonoma Raceway during the Pirelli World Challenge GTS race on Sunday August 24th. After an exciting first lap and a promising first half of the race in which Martin gains numerous positions, a perceptible drop in pace begins to be accompanied by noticeably less composed laps.

By Bradley Iger | October 17, 2014


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