Like many cities and towns around the country, yesterday marked the first day of school in Ocean Township, N.J. As boys and girls shuffle into the high school, their heads hung in quiet resignation that summer is in fact over, one student walks in with a bounce in his step. As he finds his locker for the first time and collects his books for the upcoming semester, Ocean Township High School junior and MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman returns to school after a successful (and busy) summer of racing and after a weekend of great accomplishment.
MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman returns to Canada this weekend to rejoin the battle for the 2011 Ontario Formula Ford Championship at Mosport International Raceway off of his second win of the season in Skip Barber National competition at Lime Rock Park. With the school year fast approaching, Hindman is getting in as much seat time as possible before classes become the priority.
It’s hard to believe that I’ll be sitting in a classroom back at school three weeks from now. Since school ended in late June, I have had a very eventful summer between racing in the Skip Barber National Series and the Ontario Formula Ford Championship.
Trent Hindman’s three-week, 2,000 mile (give or take a few miles) Summer tour of eastern North America wrapped up this past weekend at Lime Rock Park with the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver picking up a pole and a dominant win in BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda competition. In doing so, the Wayside, N.J. driver extended his season long Skip Barber National Top 5 finish streak to 12, closed in on the Top 2 in the championship and further cemented his claim on the Rookie of the Year title.
When we last left MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman, he was on Interstate 71 south of Cleveland, Ohio on the front end of a 1,500 mile road trip that took him from his Wayside, New Jersey west to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and north to Mosport International Raceway before returning home to Wayside. Four days later, Hindman is resting up at home before heading to Lime Rock Park in a few days for Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda season.
On a normal Friday prior to an Ontario Formula Ford Championship weekend at Mosport International Raceway, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman would take the short drive from his Wayside, N.J. home to Liberty International Airport in Newark, jump on a short flight, possibly connecting through Detroit, to Pearson International Airport outside Toronto and then jump into a rental car for the half hour ride to Bowmanville and Mosport. But this is no normal Friday and this will not be a normal race weekend for Hindman.
The selection process for this year’s Team USA Scholarship program is well under way. A dozen young American drivers have been nominated, hailing from a multitude of racing backgrounds, and this weekend will meet with an illustrious panel of auto racing experts during the IZOD IndyCar Series/American Le Mans Series Presented by Tequila Patron double-header at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman ran his streak of Top 5 finishes in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda to 10 this past weekend at Road Atlanta, while solidifying his hold on third place in the championship and making his case for Rookie of the Year.
Wayside, N.J., – After another successful raid on the Ontario Formula Ford Championship (OFFC), taking a pair of poles and wins at Shannonville Motorsports Park, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent “The Hitman” Hindman is safely back across the U.S./Canadian border and on his way to Atlanta for Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda, this weekend at Road Atlanta.
Wayside, N.J. -With a win and a third place finish in his debut weekend in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship last month at Mosport, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman looks to make up for missing the opening rounds of the series and continue his winning ways this weekend at Shannonville Motorsports Park. The Wayside, N.J. driver is in the middle of a busy string of weekend travel, having been on the road each of the last eight weeks. With such a hectic schedule, rest is an important part of Hindman’s race preparation.