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Driven:  2022 BMW M340i

Driven: 2022 BMW M340i

The 2022 BMW M340i sits in an interesting spot in the Bavarian brand’s beloved 3 Series lineup. After spending a full week with it, we really enjoyed its ability to be both a mild and comfortable, daily a-to-be cruiser, yet also transform into a fast, athletic, and thrilling sports sedan.

By Peter Nelson | July 13, 2022
Driven: 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop

Why not treat those who very much want to live the three-pedal life? Still, the base 2022 Mini Cooper is a great all-around subcompact, and any enthusiast would get a kick out of putting it through its paces on a winding mountain road.

By Peter Nelson | September 13, 2022
Review: Bell Racing RS7C LTWT Carbon Helmet

The Bell Racing RS7C LTWT Carbon is a pretty compelling helmet. It offers best in class ventilation and airflow, in addition to being one of the lightest helmets in its category.

By Peter Nelson | September 20, 2022

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Review: 2021 Jaguar F-Type R — Jag’s Wildest Creation Yet?

With 575 Horsepower and a 0-60 time of well below 4 seconds, this latest Jag rips.

By Peter Nelson | December 03, 2020
Diving Into Corners and Data: Reviewing The APEX Pro Digital Driving Coach In The Real World

… I was very intrigued by the Apex Pro after hearing Andrew Rains, Marketing Director for the company, talk about the unit at length on the SlipAngle Podcast. I was also impressed by its simplicity, iOS app functionality, and price-point. The Apex Pro is focused on providing feedback while you’re in the car at speed on the track.

By Winding Road Staff | December 02, 2020
Porsche Nerds Unite: Harris and Preuninger Discuss the Generations of the GT3

Fellow Porsche nerds, this is a must-see: Top Gear’s Chris Harris chats with Andreas Preuninger about every generation of the Porsche GT3, with a light introduction of the new one at around the 28:20 mark.

By Winding Road Staff | November 25, 2020
Review: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible — Elegance Meets V8 Brutality

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible’s refined, luxury sensibilities mixed with brutal V8 theatrics, made for a great all-around experience.

By Peter Nelson | November 19, 2020
The Best Intro To Corner Balancing: Longacre AccuSet II 1500 Lb. Computerscales

Regardless of what your track schedule looks like, one piece of prep equipment that’s invaluable in build season, but really all-year-round, is a good set of scales. There are many kinds at varying price points, but to keep things simple to setup and budget friendly, we’d like to talk about Longacre’s AccuSet II Computerscales.

By Peter Nelson | November 19, 2020
The Winding Road Racing Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

We at Winding Road Racing have put together a comprehensive holiday gift guide to help folks choose gifts for that special racer, track day enthusiast, time attacker, autocrosser, rallycrosser, etc. in their life. Or, treat yourself, either way.

By Winding Road Staff | November 18, 2020
Quick Review: 2020 Toyota C-HR — Scrappy Hatchback on Stilts?

Since compact crossovers are, and have been, here to stay for a while, we wanted to see if the 2020 Toyota C-HR Limited drove like a hatchbacks on stilts.

By Peter Nelson | November 12, 2020
Product Review: HANS vs. Necksgen

At Winding Road Racing, we gladly assist racers with making important decisions by helping them weight the benefits of certain gear based on their needs, preferences, their car’s setup, and so on. One of the most common discussions we have with folks is Hans Vs. Necksgen.

By Winding Road Staff | November 12, 2020
Best Value: AiM Solo 2 DL Mini Data System Review

WindingRoadRacing.com now has the nifty new AiM Solo 2 DL in stock. The Solo 2 DL, as you may recall, is an upgrade to the beloved Solo DL. The Solo 2 DL adds warning lights (which can be used as shift lights or to indicate progress in sector times) to the great Solo DL features. The Solo 2 DL also now features WiFi connectivity to your laptop. This makes downloading data easier (no more lost cables).

By Winding Road Staff | November 12, 2020
The Best Fire Suits For Larger Drivers

For some people, finding a race suit that fits is tough. The manufacturers have to pick average blends of chest, waist, arm length, leg length and leg-torso ratios. But some people just aren’t average.

By Winding Road Staff | November 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE — A Legend Is Reborn

The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE is a capable, practical, and fast beast. It’s no wonder its already received a ton of accolades.

By Peter Nelson | November 05, 2020
The Best Alternative To Spec Miata

Presumably you’re reading this article because you’re tired of all the Spec Miata love, but before we leave the topic, we feel obligated to suggest that, if you are new to road racing, you consider the joys of SM.

By Winding Road Staff | November 03, 2020
Buyer’s Guide: Tire Pressure Gauges

Maintaining correct tire pressure is vital for performance and safety in race cars, street cars, trailers, and anything else that rolls on inflatable rubber. Experienced racers also know that keeping your tires in the correct pressure range throughout a day at the track as ambient and internal temperatures change is obligatory in competitive racing.

By Winding Road Staff | November 03, 2020
Review: 2020 Aston Martin Vantage — Big Power, Small Wheelbase, Yes Please

The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage is one of the automotive industry’s greatest lovechilds between two heavy-hitter performance brands.

By Peter Nelson | October 29, 2020
Race Communications: Ear Buds

To the untrained eye, road racing probably looks like a solo sport. But as any racer (and racing fan) knows, there’s a crew behind drivers, communicating with them for the duration of their race. Whether signaling green flags, hazards on the track or data updates, clear communications with your pit crew helps you perform better. In fact, on starts and re-starts a radio can help you gain multiple positions as shown here.

By Winding Road Staff | October 29, 2020
Race Communications: Speedcom Helmet Kits

Communication while on track between the driver and the crew could mean the difference between winning and not. Equipping your driver with a good helmet kit is key to ensuring clear and continued communications between the driver and the team.

By Jeff Sexton | October 27, 2020
Review: 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost High-Performance Package — Are Four Cylinders Better Than Eight?

The 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost High-Performance Package with Ecoboost Handling Package (say that five times fast) surprised us, and really drove home the saying “don’t knock it till you try it.” Here’s how it did so.

By Peter Nelson | October 22, 2020
Classic Racing Shoe Roundup

One way to combine having rated, comfortable, modern racing equipment with cool, vintage design, is with racing shoes!

By Winding Road Staff | October 22, 2020
Review: 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD – Sharper Looks, Still A Good Value

Recently, we were lent the brand-new 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD for a couple of days. When we took delivery, we immediately noticed some nice upgrades over the previous, 2020 Lexus lineup. We wouldn’t say these are significant upgrades, but rather the slow-and-steady, gradually-over-time type, which has proven to be a successful strategy for the Japanese luxury brand.

By Peter Nelson | October 16, 2020
Gear Spotlight: Sparco’s QRT-R Racing Seat

We really like the Sparco QRT-R. From our own personal usage, as well as hearing feedback from customers, it’s a comfortable seat that accompanies taller/larger drivers well, and thanks to its dimensions can fit into a lot of smaller vehicles’ interiors.

By Winding Road Staff | October 15, 2020
Quick Review: One Year Later With The Hyundai Veloster N — Still A Riot?

Continuing the theme of modern hot hatches that pack a ton of performance for the price, we recently had a go in a 2020 Hyundai Veloster N, about one year after we initially gave it a thorough review.

By Peter Nelson | October 08, 2020

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