New Video: Over-Driving and How Smooth Really is Fast

The great race drivers are minimalists, providing only as much steering and braking input as needed, and asking no more of the car than it can deliver.

By Justin Cornelison | October 19, 2022
A New Age in Racer Sponsorship

OpenFender is the most innovative solution to motorsports funding and fan engagement.

By Guest Contributor | July 28, 2021
What Does A Weekend Of Racing Cost?

Racing isn’t cheap and, like many things, it ends up costing more than you might think at first. In our experience, the costs are a cause of stress for some racers. Learning the facts and setting more realistic expectations can partially reduce the stress. If you go in with eyes open and build a decent budget, then there are fewer surprises and more happiness.

By Winding Road Staff | November 03, 2020
The Five Low-Cost Ways To Go Road Racing

Because Winding Road Racing offers organized arrive & drive racing in Spec MX-5 Challenge, MX-5 Cup and Pirelli World Challenge (as well as SCCA, NASA and PCA) we frequently get questions from road racing novices.

By Winding Road Staff | November 03, 2020
No, Punting Is Not An Acceptable Practice

In my experience, people — fans and racers alike — are somewhat confused about contact in motorsports. There seems to be an impression that contact is okay, just like there may be an impression among casual fans that fighting in the pits between drivers is okay in NASCAR.

By Tom Martin | November 03, 2020
Avoiding Common Mistakes At Your First Track Day

It’s your first track day, and you’re excited to finally be there. You may have the guts, but are you prepared to handle a road course? Many first-timers make mistakes. Here are some common ones that you can address before you get out there on the track or attend your first autocross event:

By Guest Contributor | November 03, 2020
Five Reasons The SmartyCam Is The Best Video Camera For Racing

Our favorite video camera for racing is the AiM SmartyCam GP HD 2.2. From Winding Road Racing crew, to pro and amateur drivers, pretty everyone agrees that the SmartyCam is a great solution.

By Winding Road Staff | September 09, 2020
How To Jump Curbs Like A Pro At Buttonwillow: Driver Mod Track Guide

For racers and time attack/HPDE drivers in the Southwest, there are still plenty of opportunities to get on track at Southern California’s world-famous famous Buttonwillow Raceway Park. If drivers are feeling a bit rusty in regard to properly navigating this fun-yet-tricky course, particularly in its 13CW configuration, Kevin Burke of Driver Mod has you covered.

By Peter Nelson | June 03, 2020
This Weekend In Racing: Take A Look Back To The Late 80s And Early 90s

Since there won’t really be any racing on TV this weekend, we thought we’d put together a mix of street circuit races from around 35 years to enjoy while we’re all more cooped-up than usual.

By Peter Nelson | March 20, 2020
Factory TCR Racer Makes For A Brilliant Enduro Chassis

This recent article by Brett Becker on 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.

By Peter Nelson | March 19, 2020
Buyer’s Guide: Helmets

For all kinds of motorsport, even something as simple as autocross, a helmet is a necessary part of a driver’s gear. There are a lot of options out there, and trying to choose the right helmet can be tricky, especially with the cost involved. There are many factors to keep in mind when making the purchase, including but not limited to budget, brand, safety certification, fit, shelf life, and, of course, what sort of racing you’ll be using it for.

By Bradley Iger | March 05, 2020
This Weekend In Racing: Formula E In North Africa, NASCAR Beneath The Snowcaps

There isn’t a whole lot going down this weekend, at least compared to last weekend, sports fans.

By Peter Nelson | February 27, 2020
No Longer Just A Patch On A Porsche Jacket: Gulf Returns To Racing

Watch out VP, Ignite, Sunoco, and other popular racing fuel brands: a name that hasn’t been around for a while is making its way back into motorsports: Gulf.

By Peter Nelson | February 22, 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
Porsche Positioning Itself For Triumph At Le Mans 2020

Porsche will be storming Le Mans 4-liters-a-blazin’ this Summer at the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With four 911 RSRs putting out around 515 horsepower apiece and a whopping dozen drivers, they’ll be seeking our victory after reaching the podium in 2019 and not being too far beneath it in 2019.

By Winding Road Staff | February 18, 2020
What It Takes To Be A Great Racing Driver In 90 Seconds

This clip came across our desks recently: it’s filled with short tips from pro drivers of various series and eras, and is a sort of promo video for They’re all things we often forget about and need to be reminded of often (at least this author does). 

By Peter Nelson | February 11, 2020
Saving Money: When More Is Less Part Two

The great Italian polymath Leonardo Da Vinci once said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” He walked our green Earth during the late-fifteenth century in what is now present-day Italy. Speaking of present-day Italy, one brand that we carry was founded and maintains its headquarters there: Sabelt.

By Peter Nelson | February 06, 2020
BMW M2 CS Racing Celebrates North American Debut

BMW has been developing the BMW M2 CS Racing to complete in various classes for some time now, and it looks like we’ll start see them in grids all over the world at the beginning of 2021.

By Peter Nelson | February 04, 2020
This Weekend In Racing: Bay Area Bikes, Endurance Down Under

Good news: the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off on Saturday!

By Peter Nelson | January 30, 2020
Saving Money: When More Is Less

In our work with racers, we sometimes see an attempt to save money that ends up costing more. You’ve probably been there and we have too. We’ve skimped on donor cars, only to replace entire drivetrains. We recently worked on a low-cost build from another shop that required so much work that the savings were completely nullified and the driver missed multiple weekends of racing because the low-cost effort took so long. Sometimes “More is less”.

By Winding Road Staff | January 30, 2020
This Weekend In Racing: Daytona!

The 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona is here! It’s airing all-weekend-long on various NBC outlets, check out the schedule over at for the rundown in Eastern time.

By Peter Nelson | January 23, 2020


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