Alex Bertagnoli Triumphs at 2023 Spec MX-5 National Championship

Alex Bertagnoli crowned 2023 Spec MX-5 National Champion after having a consistent drive, finishing second in both races.

By Justin Cornelison | October 09, 2023
It’s Spec MX-5 Championship Week!

Here’s all you need to know for the 2023 Spec MX-5 Championship, being held alongside the SCCA’s 60th running of the Runoffs.

By Justin Cornelison | September 26, 2023
Spec MX-5 Announced as SCCA National Class for 2024

In a groundbreaking development for club racers across the United States, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) has officially embraced the Spec MX-5 Challenge…

By Justin Cornelison | September 19, 2023
Spec MX-5 Challenge Impresses at Daytona

Don Squirek was the one who shined brightest at Daytona, seeing him finish 3rd on Saturday, and winning his first Spec MX-5 race on Sunday.

By Justin Cornelison | August 07, 2023
Heavy Rain Brings Excitement to Carolina Motorsports Park

Round 7 of the 2023 Spec MX-5 Challenge Series presented by Toyo Tires took place over the weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina.

By Justin Cornelison | May 31, 2023
SCCA Hoosier Super Tour Shines Spotlight on Spec MX-5 Challenge

Spec MX-5 headed to the Pacific Northwest this weekend to join the SCCA Hoosier Super Tour at Portland International Raceway for Round 6.

By Justin Cornelison | May 15, 2023
SCCA Runoffs to Host 2023 Spec MX-5 Challenge National Championship

Set in the rolling hills of southern Virginia, the scenic and courage-testing VIR provides the perfect venue and an ideal location for the culmination of Spec MX-5 Challenge’s biggest season yet.

By Justin Cornelison | May 15, 2023
Young Guns Shine at Thunderhill Raceway

Spec MX-5 Challenges headed to the West Coast this weekend, seeing Thunderhill Raceway host the Series for Round 3 of the championship.

By Justin Cornelison | April 17, 2023
Spec MX-5 Challenge Returns to Summit Point for Round 2

Spec MX-5 Challenge Series presented by Toyo Tires trekked East for Round 2 of the 2023 season, seeing the Series return to Summit Point for the first time since 2021.

By Justin Cornelison | April 05, 2023
Couch Dominates 2023 Spec MX-5 Challenge Season Opener

Round 1 saw it’s fair share of returning racers and newcomers to Spec MX-5 Challenge, with Wyatt Couch pull ahead of the field.

By Justin Cornelison | March 29, 2023
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 11: Track Night in America

For those who have yet to discover an entry point into on-track performance driving, the process of getting there can be a bit intimidating and confusing at times – it’s one of the main reasons who we decided to create this series in the first place.

By Bradley Iger | November 03, 2020
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 1: Getting Started – SCCA vs NASA

So you want to get started in competitive road racing, but you don’t know where to begin? Fret not, as this is the first chapter in our ongoing series chronicling my journey toward the goal of becoming a bonafide race car driver from a background devoid of previous motorsport experience. Accordingly, I’ll be starting this process with nothing more than the desire to challenge my fellow man in the arena of amateur motorsport and a vehicle to do it with. So, where to begin? Well, above all else, I knew there was one simple question I needed to answer: What do I need to do in order to get involved?

By Bradley Iger | October 27, 2020
2020 SCCA Runoffs Coverage Posted!

The 2020 SCCA Runoffs at Road America ended two weekends ago, and we’re still reading stories of both glory and despair within the car counts of its 26 classes that graced the Fall-foliage-covered track.

By Winding Road Staff | October 20, 2020
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 12: Time Trials

In our previous segment of the guide we introduced you to Track Night in America, a new SCCA program designed to serve as a low-cost entry point into driving on road courses with street cars. Within the SCCA ecosystem, it’s fair to consider Time Trials as the natural next step up the ladder from Track Nights in terms of driver experience and progression, and along with autocross events, for many it serves as the first exposure to a competitive driving environment. That newfound element here serves to ratchet up both the intensity and driver’s responsibility to be keenly aware of his or hers situation on-course substantially.

By Bradley Iger | October 20, 2020
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 5: Getting Started – Race #1

One of the cool things about Cal Club Super School is that it takes place in the two days before the first race of the season. That means we walked into the first day of race school on a Friday with no track experience and by Sunday morning we somehow found ourselves prepping to take our qualifying laps for the race later that day. Our instructor kept reminding us to “think about it like it’s another practice”, but that’s certainly easier said than done. For us, the simplest way to stay relaxed and focused on the task at hand was to eliminate the logistical guesswork ahead of time so we had an idea of what to expect when the green flag dropped and things got real.

By Bradley Iger | September 29, 2020
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 8: Passing Etiquette

Like many sports, racing has written and unwritten rules. And, just like other sports, it is the unwritten rules that can often get you in the most trouble or lead to the biggest misunderstandings.

By Tom Martin | September 22, 2020
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 2: Getting Started – Safety Gear

With the Novice Permit secured and the light reading of the 2014 SCCA rulebook to tide us over until Buttonwillow, we set our sights on procuring the necessary safety gear we’d need for Cal Club Super School. We’re starting from scratch here, so we needed a helmet, a racing suit, gloves, and shoes. We also opted to use a balaclava and Nomex socks as well, though their inclusion is not required by the SCCA. Here’s a look at what we got and why we got it.

By Bradley Iger | September 05, 2020
The Guide to Road Racing, Part 10: Getting Started – ChampCar

In this installment of the guide we’ll be diving into the ChampCar series, and what sets it apart from the more traditional sanctions like SCCA and NASA. We recently had the opportunity to run a stint amongst a six-driver team in a ChampCar 24 hour endurance race, held at Buttonwillow Raceway. For a number of reasons, this sort of racing is substantially different from the Spec Miata SCCA sprint racing we’ve been discussing thus far, so we’ll be covering some of the key components that make both ChampCar and the endurance racing format unique in comparison to our previous segments.

By Bradley Iger | August 29, 2020
The Guide To Road Racing, Part 3: Getting Started – Race School Preparation

Now that we’ve acquired the necessary safety equipment, it’s time to get ready for racing school. As you may recall from Part I, we’re signed up for Cal Club Super School, a rigorous two-day course which, upon completion, makes us eligible to race the following day. If you’re never raced before, you probably have some questions about how to best prepare yourself to be successful in the classroom and on the track. Let’s take a look at some of the important steps to take before school starts, and in turn answer some of the questions you’re likely to have before you even have to ask them.

By Bradley Iger | August 14, 2020
Vintage Racing Enthusiasts Rejoice: SCCA Creates New Prototype X Class For 2020

Great news in vintage racing: SCCA is introducing a new class for 2020 as a catch-all for vintage prototypes we spend so many hours drooling over on YouTube.

By Peter Nelson | December 19, 2019
SCCA CAM Challenge 2020 Schedule

Sports Car Club of America® has released the schedule for the 2020 Tire Rack CAM Challenge Powered by SCCA, “America’s Pro-Touring Autocross Championship Series.” The calendar consists of seven stops around the country, including one stand-alone event at Grissom Aeroplex in Peru, Indiana.

By Guest Contributor | November 27, 2019


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