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.
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.
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible’s refined, luxury sensibilities mixed with brutal V8 theatrics, made for a great all-around experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage is one of the automotive industry’s greatest lovechilds between two heavy-hitter performance brands.
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.
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.
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.
One way to combine having rated, comfortable, modern racing equipment with cool, vintage design, is with racing shoes!
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.
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.
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.
In road racing, all sanctioning bodies require you to wear a head and neck restraint (HNR device). While the details may seem a bit gruesome, the reasoning should be enough to convince you that HNR devices are a great invention. If you think about it, your torso is strapped into the car. If you and hit a barrier or another car, your car will stop – potentially very quickly.
Who doesn’t love a hot hatch? Take a small economy car with great utility, add some nice turbocharged power, sporty handling, and an aggressive baritone exhaust tone, and it’s almost guaranteed we enthusiasts will get a kick out of it. Do the specs match the price tag and bodywork? Our initial thought about the Honda Civic Type R pre-testing, and after driving such wildly-fun new hot hatches as the Hyundai Veloster N, was, is it really worth the premium over the Veloster N when they’re pretty close in power, weight, lap times, and even TCR racing podiums?
Choosing a good quick release hub is important not only because it needs to function as precise as a fixed steering wheel while driving, but also because it needs to provide the ability to get you out of the car quickly and easily in an emergency situation. Here are our picks for the best quick-release hubs available, and what sets them apart from the rest.