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The Greatest Value for the Lowest Price?

The Greatest Value for the Lowest Price?

The best gloves to save some money.

By Justin Cornelison | June 30, 2021
The Best Low-Cost Helmet For Road Racing

We talk to track day/HPDE enthusiasts and sports car racers every day who are looking for a great helmet at a price that won't break the bank.

By Justin Cornelison | January 23, 2020
The Best Balaclava

The humble balaclava is a simple device, kind of like a fire-resistant sock for your head that doubles as a protector of your helmet lining.

By Justin Cornelison | December 11, 2020

Driver Gear

The 5 Best Auto Racing Gloves

Here’s our pick of the top-5 best auto racing gloves currently on the market – who reigns supreme: Alpinestars, Sparco, or OMP?

By Justin Cornelison | May 23, 2023
WRR’s 5 Best Auto Racing Shoes Under $250

Here are our picks for the best auto racing shoes under $250, with a wildcard winner!

By Justin Cornelison | March 14, 2023
WRR’s 5 Best Auto Racing Suits Under $1,000

Racing can be very expensive, so it got us thinking; what are the best auto racing suits under $1,000?  There are plenty of high-end professional…

By Justin Cornelison | March 03, 2023
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 Guest Contributor | September 20, 2022
Gear Review: The Garmin Catalyst — The Best Lap Timer?

All-in-all, we really enjoyed using and reviewing the Garmin Catalyst Driving Performance Optimizer for HPDE/track day purposes.

By Peter Nelson | March 14, 2022
The Greatest Value for the Lowest Price?

The best gloves to save some money.

By Winding Road Staff | June 30, 2021
Pioneering Racing Gloves – A Racer’s New Best Friend?

Are these the best racing gloves ever?

By Guest Contributor | June 23, 2021
The Best Balaclava

The humble balaclava is a simple device, kind of like a fire-resistant sock for your head that doubles as a protector of your helmet lining.

By Winding Road Staff | December 11, 2020
Gear Spotlight: Stand21’s Club Series 3 Head And Neck Restraint

Stand21’s Club Series 3 Head and Neck Restraint is now available at Winding Road Racing! Coming in at $379, it’s a bargain for racers looking for an FIA 8858-2010 certified head and neck restraint.

By Winding Road Staff | December 09, 2020
The Best Value in Forced Air Helmets: SA2020 HJC H70

At Winding Road Racing we’re often asked by folks to recommend an inexpensive, comfortable, and forced air-ready helmet. These customers often have fresh air systems in their enduro cars, or they do a lot of off-road racing, or just want forced air capability as an option for future upgrades.

By Winding Road Staff | 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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