Fact or Myth: Flashy Colors and Wicked Graphics Make Your Car Faster

All the fun with barely 100 horsepower.

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Fact or Myth: Flashy Colors and Wicked Graphics Make Your Car Faster ©Fact or Myth: Flashy Colors and Wicked Graphics Make Your Car Faster

Back in 2016 I ventured up to Road America in Wisconsin to watch the Pirelli World Challenge TCA and TCB race. I was not disappointed in witnessing some truly excellent slow-car action that day.

  • Car: Pirelli World Challenge TCB-class Mazda2s
  • Location: Road America, Wisconsin
  • Photog: Peter Nelson (Instagram)
  • Camera: Canon 6D, 35-70mm EF 4.0 Zoom

Racing in TCB (also known as B Spec) on this high-speed track takes a lot of commitment. You truly are on the edge of grip in many sectors. Additional downforce would be immensely useful, but that’s outlawed in the class. This not only keeps the cars as equal as possible, but also as inexpensive as possible. It also makes the action a bit more intense, as everyone’s balancing grip and braking power with strategy and craftiness while right next to each other on track.

This is one of the many reasons why B Spec is one of the best racing classes ever, besides being a haven for the Mazda2.

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