TodayApril 16, 2022

Joey Hand racing around Laguna Seca in a 2012 BMW 335i automatic

It has always been said that good drivers make their passengers comfortable when they are driving. Whoever says that is not talking about racecar drivers. Joey Hand is an excellent driver, no matter how big my eyes get in this video, but showing me the track was the name of the game.

In 2011, Hand, and his teammates, won 1st Place in Rolex 24 Hours, and 1st Place in Sebring 12 Hours.

Hand took me around Laguna Seca in the 2013 BMW 335i, all the while talking nonchalantly about the BMW, the ZF 8-speed automatic, and his favorite curves on the course. The BMW 335i is part of the BMW 3-Series we drove during the day.

Watch as we go around Laguna Seca. Hendrix blues jam courtesy Ashly Badgett

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.