Lessons Learned at 24 Hours of Zolder; COTA Up Next for BMW Motorsport Junior Hindman

Sept. 1, 2015 — The 24 Hours of Zolder proved a valuable experience for BMW Motorsport Junior Trent Hindman. The 19-year-old American co-drove the No. 246 BMW M235i Racing with fellow Juniors Victor Bouveng and Louis Delétraz and head instructor Dirk Adorf, finishing 15th overall and ninth in the BMW M235i Racing Cup class.
“Overall, the experience of doing the Zolder 24 Hour as a member of the BMW Motorsport Junior Program was incredible”, said Hindman, who drove the final stint of the race. “The amount of information I learned was truly unbelievable and I cannot thank Nico, Dirk, Sebastian, and everyone from BMW Motorsport enough for the opportunity. The Walkenhorst crew was on point for the entire race. I know we worked them hard with some of the technical issues we had, but they never stopped and never gave up, which was a huge inspiration to the drivers. Our race result was not what we were hoping for, but now we know what needs to be done to win the 12 Hours of Brno in October. It was really an honor to be racing with such a great team and co-drivers, all while representing the BMW brand.”
In the first third of the race, the team lost time in the garage due to an electrical fault and seriously worn brakes. After that, the No. 246 BMW M235i Racing ran without any problems. The Juniors completed flawless stints and clocked consistent lap times as they made up many places.
Far more important than the final result was the valuable experience that the BMW Motorsport Juniors gained at the iconic circuit in Flanders. As well as the unique challenges of a 24-hour race, the youngsters also experienced how to look after the car when driving it twice round the clock, how to act as a team, and how to share a car. The four-kilometre circuit in Zolder does not have a long straight and demands maximum concentration from the drivers. Given the traffic encountered during a 24-hour race, with cars of different speeds, this was another important test for the Juniors, and one which they passed with flying colours.
Two days before he turns 20 years old on Sept. 20, Trent will be back behind the wheel of the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Tex., for the penultimate round of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Championship. The two-and-one-half-hour race will be streamed live on imsa.com beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET. Trent and co-driver Ashley Freiberg currently stand eighth in Grand Sport class driver points.
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Trent Hindman speed reading –

Trent is the youngest champion in CTSCC history (Grand Sport, 2014).
Trent is the youngest pole winner in CTSCC history (Lime Rock Park, 2013).
Trent finished 11th in the 2014 BMW Sports Trophy standings. The BMW Sports Trophy encompasses all those privateer racers representing BMW in a diverse range of series and at famous racing events around the world.
Being social –
@TrentHindman

Trent Hindman 24 Hours of Zolder: 6 Hour Update

August 29, 2015 — With a quarter of the race in the books and darkness falling on the Belgian countryside and Circuit Zolder, Trent Hindman and his BMW Motorsport Junior teammates are getting a learning experience only a 24 hour race can throw at a driver. Electrical issues and a suspected brake problem have slowed the No. 246 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M235i to last in the BMW M235i Cup class, but everything seems sorted now and the car is well on pace.
Just finishing a double stint, Hindman said, “It was a mentally challenging stint with a ton of things going on. We just have had a couple of electronic issues, but we are fortunate to have a great team working hard to sort it out. The Walkenhorst team has welcomed us with open arms. My co-drivers, Dirk, Victor and Louis have be doing a fantastic job. We are helping each other and pushing each other. The M235i is fast and I think we can certainly bring it to the end which is most important.”
Information on the 24 Hours of Zolder can be found at www.circuit-zolder.be. Live timing and scoring can be found at www.raceresults.nu.
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Trent Hindman speed reading –

Trent is the youngest champion in CTSCC history (Grand Sport, 2014).
Trent is the youngest pole winner in CTSCC history (Lime Rock Park, 2013).
Trent finished 11th in the 2014 BMW Sports Trophy standings. The BMW Sports Trophy encompasses all those privateer racers representing BMW in a diverse range of series and at famous racing events around the world.
Being social –
@TrentHindman

Hindman To Race at the 24 Hours of Zolder; Young American BMW Motorsport Junior Driver Ready For Next Challenge

August 26, 2015 — A visit to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as guest of BMW of North America sandwiched by a third-place finish at Road America and a fourth at VIRginia International Raceway has made for three busy weekends in a row for BMW Motorsport Junior Trent Hindman, but it’s not over yet. The 19-year old, from Wayside, NJ, is now in Belgium ready for this weekend’s 24 hour race at Circuit Zolder, in Belgium, where he will co-drive a BMW Racing Cup  M235i with fellow Junior drivers, as well as chief instructor Dirk Adorf. The race at Zolder will be the first of two races for Hindman this fall. The second will be a 12 hour race in October at Brno, in the Czech Republic.
“March was the last time I drove the M235i and I’m excited to get back behind the wheel,” stated Hindman. “I’ve had strong finishes in the last two Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge races so I feel I’m prepared for Zolder. It’s been three years since I’ve raced in Europe and I’ve been wearing a smile all week in anticipation.”
Road America saw Hindman and co-driver Ashley Freiberg back on the Grand Sport class podium with a third place finish in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 after two disappointing races in which Trent did not get a chance to drive. Hindman had a second consecutive podium within reach at VIR until an additional late fuel stop became necessary due to a miscue in an earlier stop. He made a strong recovery to finish fourth.
“Except for that small issue I believe we’d have finished on the podium. We could take the fight to everyone. Going forward to COTA and Road Atlanta I know we’ll continue to show strength.”
The weekend in between Road America and VIR saw Trent make his first visit to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. As a guest of BMW of North America, he was immersed in the history of the brand, spending time with drivers such as Brian Redman and becoming familiar with some of the great BMW racing cars of seasons past such as the 3.0 CSL and M1.
“Having the chance to see the history of BMW racing in the States, get to know Bill Auberlen and meet a driver like Brian Redman was very special. Everything I was able to do and see that weekend made me feel even more like part of the BMW family.”
Information on the 24 Hours of Zolder can be found at www.circuit-zolder.be.
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Trent Hindman speed reading –

Trent is the youngest champion in CTSCC history (Grand Sport, 2014).
Trent is the youngest pole winner in CTSCC history (Lime Rock Park, 2013).
Trent finished 11th in the 2014 BMW Sports Trophy standings. The BMW Sports Trophy encompasses all those privateer racers representing BMW in a diverse range of series and at famous racing events around the world.
Being social –
@TrentHindman

FALL-LINE’S RACE ENDS EARLY AT LIME ROCK PARK

Lakeville, CT (July 27, 2015) – The Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 driven by Ashley Freiberg and Trent Hindman had another tough weekend at Lime Rock Park. The 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season has had it’s ups and downs for the talented young duo. After capturing their first podium of the season at Watkins Glen the team hasn’t finished in the past two races.

Ashley started the 2-hour race in sixth position. Shortly after the green flag she was punted off the track by another competitor and went flying into the tire barrier. It was a hard hit but the BMW chassis held up as expected and Ashley was not injured.

 

There is one weekend off before the next round at Road America which is a home race for Fall-Line. The team remains optimistic and hopes to have a strong showing in front of a home crowd.

 

#46 IHG Rewards Club/ Trim-Tex Drywall Products/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes:

 

Ashley Freiberg: “I was definitely both angry and gutted for the team, BMW USA, IHG Rewards Club, Trim-Tex and for Trent. I know the Fall-Line crew has their work cut out for them, but I am confident they will have the car back to 100% before Road America. I am a little sore, but am taking this rest time to focus on and prepare for the race in two weeks. Unfortunately getting taken out is a part of racing and it’s never fun when you’re the victim, but it’s about how you get up, wipe off the dirt, and bounce back from a situation like this that matters. We will be a force to be reckoned with at the next race; I’m sure of it.”

 

Trent Hindman: “Such an unfortunate end to a promising weekend. The car was great in practice and qualifying, but it was really a shame to see us go out of the race so early. I for sure am already focusing on how we’re going to bring home a win in Road America, because that’s the least we can do for all of the Fall-Line crew. As always a big thank you to our partners Trim-Tex, IHG Rewards Club, and Top 1 Oil. On to the next one.”

 

Michael Harvey, Fall-Line Motorsports Team Manager:“What a terrible disappointing day for the IHG Rewards Club/ Trim-Tex BMW. The Fall-Line guys have worked so hard and we had such a strong car but unfortunately our race ended on lap 1 as we were shoved off the track into the wall. I feel so bad for Trent, Ashley and the whole Fall-Line team. Fortunately, Ashley is okay although a little sore so we can all be thankful for the strength of the Fall-Line BMW.In true Fall-Line spirit we will shake off the past few events and roll right onto Road America- a home event for us in which we look forward to putting the Fall-Line IHG Rewards Club/ Trim-Tex BMW in victory lane.”

 

Fall-Line Motorsports is a premier builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010 and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series in 2014. In addition to fielding 2 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles.
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Trim Tex Drywall Products global headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, is the most modern and efficient in the industry. Trim-Tex also has a satellite facility located in Orange, California. Both facilities feature a Design & Training Center where architects, builders, and contractors can be inspired and educated. With a combined inventory of well over 100,000 boxes of product and a 40-year history of 100% in-stock, Trim-Tex sets the standard for same day shipping. Trim-Tex doesn’t just make decorative products. In fact, Trim-Tex has over 20 patented drywall products designed to improve installation quality and design aesthetics in commercial and residential projects worldwide. www.trim-tex.com 

IHG® Rewards Club is the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme. With over 82 million members worldwide, it offers industry-leading benefits including free Internet for all members across IHG’s family of nine trusted brands, in more than 4,700 hotels and in nearly 100 countries. The size and breadth of the IHG® family and it’s loyalty programme offers advantages that no other hotel company can match. Click to join IHG® Rewards Club www.ihgrewardsclub.com

 

TOP 1 Oil Products Company, U.S.A., the largest exporter of synthetic lubricants from the west coast of the United States, is an independent lubricant company with an extensive range of products. Our synthetic lubricants and automotive fluids are well-recognized by consumers and racing communities around the world. TOP 1 products have been officially approved by some of the most prestigious Original Equipment Manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz – Daimler, Chrysler, Lotus, Porsche, and Volkswagen. As a result, TOP 1 has received numerous awards and accolades, both in the United States and abroad. TOP 1’s vision to become a provider of high-quality lubricants worldwide remains true today, and the company still operates with the same innovative yet humble spirit of William Arthur Ryan who established TOP 1 Oil Products Company in California almost four decades ago.

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HINDMAN AND FREIBERG BACK ON THE PODIUM AT WATKINS GLEN

Watkins Glen, NY (June 28, 2015) – Fall-Line Motorsports had a taste of redemption at this weekend’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Watkins Glen International after struggling for results in the first three races of the 2015 season. The duo of Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg were hoping to make it back on the podium at one of their favorite tracks, and that wish came true with a solid second-place finish.  

A combination of intense testing and development of the BMW M3 at Watkins Glen earlier this year, the AOP adjustment that IMSA set in place before this weekend’s race, and a strong drive in the rain from both Ashley and Trent all contributed to the end result. Historically the BMW M3s are very quick in the rain and this weekend proved that to be true once again. The pit crew also performed a flawless pit stop in very difficult conditions. Ashley started the race in 8th position and drove incredibly well to move up to P3 before pitting. Trent took over and got into the groove immediately in the horrible conditions and continued the move forward and got as far as second-position before a brief red-flag period. The race ultimately never went green again and we finished under a yellow condition.

The #46 car sits solidly in 4th place in Championship standings, just 7 points outside of the leaders. With six races remaining, the Championship-defending team is very much still in the fight.

 

#46 IHG Rewards Club/ Trim-Tex Drywall Products/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes:

 

Ashley Freiberg: “What a day. It was great to drive in the rain again; it’s been a while for me! I am really happy with second place; Fall-Line made our IHG Rewards Club/ Trim-Tex BMW wicked fast in the super wet conditions, so it was fun to move our way toward the front! It’s a bummer that we couldn’t finish the race under green to try and fight for the win, but we will take it! Let’s go for that win at Mosport!”

 

Trent Hindman: “It’s such a great feeling to finally be back up on the podium. As soon as the rain starting coming Saturday morning, I knew we had an excellent chance to win because our M3 is an extremely strong car in the wet. Ashley drove a very clean, smart stint and that was massive. It was unfortunate that the race ended under yellow because I genuinely felt we would’ve been able to work our way past the 6. I’m so proud of our Fall-Line crew, and as always a huge thank you to Trim-Tex, IHG rewards club, and Top 1 Oil. We’re going to be charging hard to get that win in Mosport.”

 

Michael Harvey, Fall-Line Motorsports Team Manager: “It was great to get back on the podium. The Fall-Line Motorsports IHG Rewards Club, Trim-Tex BMW took to the rain like a duck to water with both Ashley and Trent driving exceptionally well in very tricky conditions. The Fall-Line crew did a marvelous job this weekend and with perfect strategy we were able to compete for the win. Unfortunate that the race ended under yellow as we feel we had a real shot at the win. It was especially exciting to perform well as we had both BMW and IHG Rewards Club on-site to share in a great podium finish. Now we move across the border to CTMP where we will be happy to see more rain.”

 

Fall-Line Motorsports is a premier builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010 and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series in 2014. In addition to fielding 2 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles.
www.fall-linemotorsports.com @FallLineMotorswww.facebook.com/Falllinemotorsports

Trim Tex Drywall Products global headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, is the most modern and efficient in the industry. Trim-Tex also has a satellite facility located in Orange, California. Both facilities feature a Design & Training Center where architects, builders, and contractors can be inspired and educated. With a combined inventory of well over 100,000 boxes of product and a 40-year history of 100% in-stock, Trim-Tex sets the standard for same day shipping. Trim-Tex doesn’t just make decorative products. In fact, Trim-Tex has over 20 patented drywall products designed to improve installation quality and design aesthetics in commercial and residential projects worldwide. www.trim-tex.com 

IHG® Rewards Club is the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme. With over 82 million members worldwide, it offers industry-leading benefits including free Internet for all members across IHG’s family of nine trusted brands, in more than 4,700 hotels and in nearly 100 countries. The size and breadth of the IHG® family and it’s loyalty programme offers advantages that no other hotel company can match. Click to join IHG® Rewards Club www.ihgrewardsclub.com

 

TOP 1 Oil Products Company, U.S.A., the largest exporter of synthetic lubricants from the west coast of the United States, is an independent lubricant company with an extensive range of products. Our synthetic lubricants and automotive fluids are well-recognized by consumers and racing communities around the world. TOP 1 products have been officially approved by some of the most prestigious Original Equipment Manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz – Daimler, Chrysler, Lotus, Porsche, and Volkswagen. As a result, TOP 1 has received numerous awards and accolades, both in the United States and abroad. TOP 1’s vision to become a provider of high-quality lubricants worldwide remains true today, and the company still operates with the same innovative yet humble spirit of William Arthur Ryan who established TOP 1 Oil Products Company in California almost four decades ago.

www.top1oil.com  https://twitter.com/Top1OilUSA https://www.facebook.com/top1oil

Hindman’s Season Heats Up!

Three Races in Five Weeks for Young American BMW Motorsport Junior Driver
Watkins Glen, NY. June 24, 2015 — After an eight-week break in the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series Trent Hindman is more than ready to restart the season at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen, NY,  on June 27th and then race in two additional races – at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada and Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn. – over the next four weeks. He will also make a trip to the IZone simulator, in Silverstone, England, as part of the BMW Motorsport Junior program in between Watkins Glen and CTMP to prepare for upcoming races in Europe.
The 19-year old, from Wayside, NJ, currently stands fifth in the CTSCC Grand Sport class driver points standings after three rounds in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 he co-drives with Ashley Freiberg. The duo shares a seasons-best finish of fourth at the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway in January. Hindman won the 2014 CTSCC GS driver title, becoming the youngest ever to do so, as co-driver with BMWNA driver John Edwards. This season Hindman has assumed the role of lead driver of the No. 46 M3 as he continues to mature as a sports car endurance driver.

“I’ve been training hard during this break as the next five weeks will be extremely busy ones,” said Hindman. “Watkins Glen is a challenging circuit and with the recent balance of performance given to the BMW M3 by IMSA (a 50 pound weight reduction and 2 mm increase in air restrictor diameter) I think we will regain much of the speed the M3 has shown at the Glen in recent years. The Glen is one of my favorite tracks and we are going to have a great car, so I’m focused on doing the best job possible for Fall-Line, Trim-Tex, IHG Rewards Club, and Top 1 Oil.”
Immediately following the Glen weekend, Trent will fly to Silverstone, England, to spend time in the IZone simulator as part of his BMW Motorsport Junior program training. The simulator is one of the tools Hindman will use to prepare himself for Circuit Zolder, in Holland, where he is scheduled to participate in a 24 hour race at the end of August as well as a 12 hour race scheduled in October at Brno, in the Czech Republic.
Hindman continued, “I am excited to be competing in two long distance endurance events with my fellow Juniors. Having the opportunity to drive in both 12 and 24 hour races this year will really add to the already massive amount I am learning from being a part of the BMW Motorsport Junior Program. Zolder and Brno are two great European circuits that I’m really looking forward to racing on, and thankfully we are going to get some time in on an IZone simulator to get some preparation.”
This weekend’s CTSCC race will be streamed live on imsa.com beginning at 12:25 p.m. ET Saturday, June 27th and be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 on July 5 at 10:00 am ET.
Upcoming races –

Watkins Glen – CTSCC – June 27

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – CTSCC – July 11

Lime Rock Park – CTSCC – July 25

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Trent Hindman speed reading –


Trent is the youngest champion in CTSCC history (Grand Sport, 2014).

 

Trent is the youngest pole winner in CTSCC history (Lime Rock Park, 2013).
Trent finished 11th in the 2014 BMW Sports Trophy standings. The BMW Sports Trophy encompasses all those privateer racers representing BMW in a diverse range of series and at famous racing events around the world.

FALL-LINE MOTORSPORTS HAS MIXED RESULTS IN DAYTONA

Daytona Beach, FL (January 29, 2015)- Fall-Line Motorsports finished just one position off the podium last weekend at Daytona International Raceway as Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg took the checkered flag in fourth place in GS for the BMW Performance 200. Teammates Corey Lewis and Al Carter were unable to start the race after a crash in the morning warm-up that left their racecar with significant damage that couldn’t repaired in time for the race.

The defending Continental Tire SportsCar (CTSC) Champion (Hindman) and defending Daytona race winner (Freiberg) had a solid run in the race after they started in 6th position. Freiberg started the race and drove all the way up to second before pitting for a driver change. Hindman turned the third fastest lap in the closing laps in the 2.5-hour race.

Trent Hindman: “I thought it was a solid run, I’m a little bit angry at myself because I knew we could have caught Lawson (Aschenbach) at the end. It was still a great fight. I knew we had the car in the infield to catch him but those things (Camaros) are just monsters coming off the corners. That definitely made it difficult to pass. At the end of the day, everyone did an incredible job. For us to get the lone BMW in the field up into the top-five, I think that’s a great accomplishment. A huge thanks to Mark Boden, Michael Harvey, and everyone at Fall-Line for giving us a great racecar and flawless pit stops all day. Thank you to Trim-Tex and IHG Rewards Club for making this possible today.”

Ashley Freiberg: “I am pretty proud of our race. We are looking at this with a long term view which is to win the Championship, so fourth place is good for points. The team did a great job with pit stops, and Trent drove well. The car was handling really well, we just don’t have the straight line speed due to all of last season’s BOP adjustments, which is kind of frustrating, but I think we gave it everything we could. I have to give huge thank you to IHG Rewards Club, BMW of North America, Trim-Tex, and Fall-Line Motorsports for their support and for a solid start to the 2015 season. I am looking forward to what Sebring will bring us!”

Al Carter: “It was great to be united with the whole Fall-Line crew at Daytona. Our #48 BMW was stout rolling off the truck. We qualified strong and though the racing gods didn’t allow us to get the debut we had hoped for, make no doubt that Corey Lewis is an amazing young racing talent and this #48 team will shine at Sebring. A huge shout out to teammates Trent and Ashley for all their help and support and congrats for their strong race finish.”

Corey Lewis: “Daytona did not turn out as we had planned. The Fall-Line Motorsports crew did an amazing job preparing the car, and my co-driver Al Carter qualified us at P10. Unfortunately, I made an error in morning warm up causing damage to the car that could not be repaired in time for the race. My focus in now on Sebring, and getting the result I know we are capable of. A huge thank you to Amped Apparel, Monticello Motor Club, and the Nila Agency.”

Michael Harvey, Team Manager: “It was a bittersweet day for the Fall-Line Motorsports BMWs. Unfortunately, the #48 incurred damage that precluded it from racing but the #46 had a strong race to finish 4th. The result was a great way to start the year especially as the strategy, pitstops, and performance from all was flawless; 4th was better than we could have hoped for today. A big thank you goes out to IHG Rewards Club and longtime partner Trim-Tex. We are excited to move onto Sebring and continue our pursuit of a Championship for Fall-Line, BMW and all of our partners.”

Next up is Sebring International Raceway on March 20.

Fall-Line Motorsports is a premier builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010 and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series in 2014. In addition to fielding 2 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles. www.fall-linemotorsports.com
@FallLineMotors www.facebook.com/Falllinemotorsports

Trim Tex Drywall Products’ global headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, is the most modern and efficient in the industry. Trim-Tex also has a satellite facility located in Orange, California. Both facilities feature a Design & Training Center where architects, builders, and contractors can be inspired and educated. With a combined inventory of well over 100,000 boxes of product and a 40-year history of 100% in-stock, Trim-Tex sets the standard for same day shipping. Trim-Tex doesn’t just make decorative products. In fact, Trim-Tex has over 20 patented drywall products designed to improve installation quality and design aesthetics in commercial and residential projects worldwide. www.trim-tex.com @TrimtexDrywall www.facebook.com/TrimTex

IHG® Rewards Club is the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme. With over 82 million members worldwide, it offers industry-leading benefits including free Internet for all members across IHG’s family of nine trusted brands, in more than 4,700 hotels and in nearly 100 countries. The size and breadth of the IHG® family and it’s loyalty programme offers advantages that no other hotel company can match. Click to join IHG® Rewards Club www.ihgrewardsclub.com

FALL-LINE MOTORSPORTS MAKES THE BEST OUT OF DIFFICULT SITUATION AT VIR IN CTSC

Danville, Virginia (August 25, 2014) – Fall-Line Motorsports left Virginia International Raceway in second place in GS standings, just two points out of the lead with driver Trent Hindman. The #46 car has led the Championship since race two of the 2014 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series but with just two races remaining, the Fall-Line team is pulling out all the stops. The #46 car had a charging issue during the race that made for two extra pit stops and put the BMW M3 a lap down in P12 to finish out the race. Ashley Freiberg was back in the #48 and drove a great race alongside co-driver Andrew Longe. The pair finished P13 after a late race pit stop took them out of a strong top-10 finishing position.

Hindman started from P6 and very eary in his stint the team realized there was a problem. The issue was obviously electrical and Hindman had to make an un-scheduled pit stop to replace the battery. Conditions were extremely grueling, with the internal temperature of the cars reaching over 135 degrees. The drivers weren’t able to use their helmet blowers and had to turn off all un-necessary devices that would draw electricity. The battery had to be replaced three times, calling for two additional pit stops, and still the team only lost one lap and kept the #46 car running until the end of the race. They finished in twelfth place but in this race to the end for the Championship, every point is crucial.

#46 Trim-Tex/ Cirocco & Ozzimo/ Atlas Acon/ DFL Interiors/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes: Finished P12.

John Edwards: “It was a disappointing day for us. We had a pretty decent pace but were fighting an electrical problem that required us to change batteries during every pit stop. Ultimately one of our stops took a long time when the team tried to repair the problem and it cost us a lap. The Championship is tight now going into the last two races so it should be exciting but it’s a little more excitement than we needed after having such a big lead earlier in the season.”

Trent Hindman: “Well, overall it was a character building race, we definitely had a car that was capable of finishing on the podium but unfortunately we just got caught out by some electrical gremlins. This #46 Fall-Line team has done an incredible job overcoming the bad luck that we’re having this summer and that’s really what’s keeping us in this championship hunt! A big thank you to our partners Trim-Tex, Cirocco & Ozzimo, Atlas Acon, and DFL Interiors for sticking with us and helping us keep this program going. We’re trailing the 6 car by a little bit in points now, but there’s two races to go and plenty of time to make it happen.”

Andrew Longe competed in his third race of the season in the #48 BMW M3 and had a strong race despite the 13th place result. Longe started the race from P17 but had a solid first stint and kept the car clean and improved each and every session he was in the car. It was Ashley’s first race back behind the wheel since Kansas and her first trip to VIR in many years. She also assumed the finishing role for this event as Fall-Line continues to gain as much experience for Ashley while focusing on trying to put together a full program for her in 2015. She got behind the wheel after executing a perfect driver change and excellent pit stops and was looking to finish strongly in the top-ten before having to pit with just two laps remaining in the race for a splash of fuel.

#48 Starstruck/ Trianon Hotels Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes: Finished P13.

Ashley Freiberg: “It felt absolutely amazing to be back in the #48 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW! I was really proud of the job Andrew did, and the crew gave us a great car to bring us up to 10th before we had to pit for a splash of fuel at the end. It was definitely one of the toughest races I ever had to drive in my whole career though, both mentally and physically. For the one hour forty-five minute stint in a 140 degree racecar, I had no helmet air blower and ran out of water quickly due to me trying to keep my body temp down. I definitely am stronger after that one, and I hope I can carry over the lessons I learned to finish out the season.”

Andrew Longe: “It was a great weekend at Virginia International Raceway in our Fall-Line Motorsports/ Trianon Hotels BMW M3! It was a great opportunity to work with Ashley this weekend and I believe we both benefitted from building off of each other’s strengths and we will be able to use the skills we learned to put towards the remainder of the season. A huge thank you to all of the Fall-Line Motorsports team for the perfect car, amazing pit stops and everything they do to ensure we have the best car on grid, we couldn’t do it without them.”

Michael Harvey, Fall-Line Motorsports Team Manager: “I am very proud of the Fall-Line Motorsports team, we experienced some challenges today and the team rose to the occasion to minimize the damage. These are the events that win championships and with the “never give up” attitude these guys have extracted the most from the race. Such a pity as the car was very strong. It was great to have Ashley back behind the wheel and she and Andrew did an excellent job, with great pace. As always the Fall-Line BMWs were strong throughout the weekend as we now look to put together two perfect events to bring Fall-Line, BMW and all our great partners the big prize. ”
Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010. In addition to fielding 3 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and an Audi R8 LMS in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles. www.fall-linemotorsports.com
@FallLineMotors www.facebook.com/Falllinemotorsports

Trim Tex Drywall Products’ global headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, is the most modern and efficient in the industry. Trim-Tex also has a satellite facility located in Orange, California. Both facilities feature a Design & Training Center where architects, builders, and contractors can be inspired and educated. With a combined inventory of well over 100,000 boxes of product and a 40-year history of 100% in-stock, Trim-Tex sets the standard for same day shipping. Trim-Tex doesn’t just make decorative products. In fact, Trim-Tex has over 20 patented drywall products designed to improve installation quality and design aesthetics in commercial and residential projects worldwide. www.trim-tex.com@TrimtexDrywall www.facebook.com/TrimTex

Atlas Acon Electric Service Corp.:
With a reputation spanning over 50 years, Atlas-Acon provides full-service electrical contracting for new construction, renovations, as well ongoing service and maintenance in the commercial and industrial markets in the greater New York area. Atlas-Acon works with some of the largest general contractors, construction managers, architects and engineers utilizing its vast expertise to manage project-specific schedules in a cost effective manner. The construction needs of its corporate clients are diverse and unique and Atlas-Acon prides itself on creating and developing innovative solutions.
www.atlasacon.com

Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc. is a commercial exterior and interior renovation contractor serving the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Cirocco & Ozzimo is recognized as us one of the top concrete firms in the New York City metro area and specializes in masonry, plaster and fireproofing to Building Owners, General Contractors and Consultants for building renovations and new construction.www.ciroccoandozzimo.com

JRZ Suspension Engineering was founded in 1995 by Jan Zuijdijk and specializes in building racing dampers. With experience from Formula One to OE supply, JRZ Suspension Engineering is a leading damper manufacturer. Products range from engineered motorsport solutions to ready to install street performance kits. With wins at The 24 hours of Daytona, LeMans, Sebring, and more along with major championships around the globe, JRZ has a proven track record. For 2014 JRZ Suspension Engineering has entered into a technical partnership with Fall Line motorsports, providing engineering support for the 2014 championship run.www.jrzsuspension.com

Fall-Line Motorsports Victorious in Texas

Austin, Texas (September 20, 2014) – Fall-Line Motorsports competed in the Lone Star Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series yesterday and captured their third win of the year in the GS category. Trent Hindman and John Edwards started ninth but with Mother Nature on their side, finished on the top step of the podium. Shelby Blackstock and Andrew Longe drove a fantastic race as well, moving up ten spots to finish P11.

It was an early birthday present for Hindman, who turned 19 today as he re-captured the lead in overall driver standings. This race was so important for the Championship and the strategy and driving were executed beautifully. The

race started out dry but the team knew that rain was imminent. The decision on when or if to switch to rain tires was crucial. The call was made with just 45 minutes remaining when the track became wet enough to justify putting on rain tires. The timing of the decision to bring Edwards in for the final pit stop was key and the team’s decision worked out perfectly. In the closing laps, Edwards chased down fellow BMW driver Tom Kimber-Smith in the Turner car who was on slick tires and cleanly drove around him for the win. Hindman now carries a five-point lead heading into the last race. Edwards sits just ten points out of second place.

#46 Trim-Tex/ Cirocco & Ozzimo/ Atlas Acon/ DFL Interiors/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes: Finished P1

John Edwards: “My engineer made the call to keep me out as long as possible before we switched to rains and we knew from yesterday the track took awhile to dry. That was the call of the race right there. Trent and the team are now back in the Championship lead after an alternator issue at VIR. We got our momentum back. We started out the season well and then had a couple of bad races there in the middle but we need to keep this momentum rolling into Road Atlanta.”

Trent Hindman: “We were praying for rain. We came into this race figuring we would be strong but there are a lot of other strong cars in the GS class. We knew it was going to be a tough race and all the way through my first stint it definitely was tough. The car was handling well but just didn’t have the horsepower of the muscle cars. We knew we had a chance and when John got in the car. I never thought we would be in contention to win but that just comes down to the great work by the Fall-Line guys, the strategy by the engineers, and the amazing drive by John. During my stint I was trying to keep my nose clean and bring in the car in one piece, which fortunately I was able to do. A big thanks to all of the team and our partners Trim-Tex, Cirocco & Ozzimo, Atlas Acon, and DFL Interiors.”

Andrew Longe started the race from P21 but quickly moved up and was fighting in a pack of five cars in close quarters. He drove a long stint while engineers were trying to determine what the weather was going to do. A piece of debris lodged itself in the wheel of the right front which affected the handling of the BMW M3 and Andrew had to work extra hard in the hot temperatures and high humidity to keep the car on-track. Blackstock got in the car and moved up several spots while trying to stay on the lead lap. Blackstock came in first for rains and quickly realized this was the right move for both cars as the skies opened up. The pair nearly captured a top-ten but improved ten positions as they finished in eleventh.

#48 Starstruck/ Trianon Hotels Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes: Finished P11

Andrew Longe: “We had a strong run in our Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 here today at Circuit of the Americas. Although it is short of where we would have liked to finish as we always have our sights set on the podium, we are pleased with the result after minimal practice time and tricky conditions throughout the entire race. Shelby drove a great stint bringing it home in P11. We have been building off of our accomplishments each race and we look forward to carrying this momentum into the final race of the season at Road Atlanta. We truly owe our weekend to the entire Fall-Line Motorsports crew, the effort they put into getting the car on track for the second practice session yesterday was unbelievable and I cannot thank them enough for that.”

Shelby Blackstock: “Today was a good day for Fall-Line Motorsports! The #46 car got the win and the #48 car came home in 11th. The race was a lot of fun in the rain and very entertaining for the fans. Always great to race at this amazing track once again.”

Michael Harvey, Fall-Line Motorsports Team Manager: “I am extremely proud of the Fall-Line guys. Today we did not have the fastest car but we won this race on great strategy, amazing driving, and slick pit work. As always, the Fall-Line BMWs performed amazingly well as we leap frogged back into the lead heading in to the last race. I am very proud for BMW with a 1-2 finish, extending their lead in the manufacturers championship.”

To watch a replay of today’s race tune in to FOX Sports 1 on September 28 at 12p ET. Next up is the final round of the 2014 season at Road Atlanta on October 1-3.

Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010. In addition to fielding 3 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and an Audi R8 LMS in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles. www.fall-linemotorsports.com
@FallLineMotors www.facebook.com/Falllinemotorsports

Trim Tex Drywall Products’ global headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, is the most modern and efficient in the industry. Trim-Tex also has a satellite facility located in Orange, California. Both facilities feature a Design & Training Center where architects, builders, and contractors can be inspired and educated. With a combined inventory of well over 100,000 boxes of product and a 40-year history of 100% in-stock, Trim-Tex sets the standard for same day shipping. Trim-Tex doesn’t just make decorative products. In fact, Trim-Tex has over 20 patented drywall products designed to improve installation quality and design aesthetics in commercial and residential projects worldwide. www.trim-tex.com@TrimtexDrywall www.facebook.com/TrimTex

Atlas Acon Electric Service Corp.:
With a reputation spanning over 50 years, Atlas-Acon provides full-service electrical contracting for new construction, renovations, as well ongoing service and maintenance in the commercial and industrial markets in the greater New York area. Atlas-Acon works with some of the largest general contractors, construction managers, architects and engineers utilizing its vast expertise to manage project-specific schedules in a cost effective manner. The construction needs of its corporate clients are diverse and unique and Atlas-Acon prides itself on creating and developing innovative solutions.
www.atlasacon.com

Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc. is a commercial exterior and interior renovation contractor serving the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Cirocco & Ozzimo is recognized as us one of the top concrete firms in the New York City metro area and specializes in masonry, plaster and fireproofing to Building Owners, General Contractors and Consultants for building renovations and new construction.www.ciroccoandozzimo.com

JRZ Suspension Engineering was founded in 1995 by Jan Zuijdijk and specializes in building racing dampers. With experience from Formula One to OE supply, JRZ Suspension Engineering is a leading damper manufacturer. Products range from engineered motorsport solutions to ready to install street performance kits. With wins at The 24 hours of Daytona, LeMans, Sebring, and more along with major championships around the globe, JRZ has a proven track record. For 2014 JRZ Suspension Engineering has entered into a technical partnership with Fall Line motorsports, providing engineering support for the 2014 championship run.www.jrzsuspension.com

DOUBLE PODIUM FOR FALL-LINE MOTORSPORTS CTSC TEAM IN INDY

Indianapolis, IN (July 27, 2014) – Fall-Line Motorsports accomplished a double-podium in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as John Edwards and Trent Hindman finished 2nd while Shelby Blackstock and Joey Atterbury crossed the finish line in 3rd place.

Edwards started the race from P2 in a very tight field and fell to third for the first portion of the 2.5-hour race. He pitted from P3 after the #9 Camaro got around him at the start. The opening laps had bouts of light rain but nothing substantial to affect the strategy. Hindman took over the reigns with an hour-and-a-half remaining and after two caution periods, drove to P2. Hindman widens the gap on his Championship lead in the GS category while Edwards moves to P2, just 15 points behind.

#46 Trim-Tex/ Cirocco & Ozzimo/ Atlas Acon/ DFL Interiors/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes: Finished P2
John Edwards: “Well, it was a strong race. Trent drove a great stint and although we were not super optimistic about our cars with the new layout of the track so to come away with P2 is great. Most of our other contenders had a tough day, so we got all the points that we could have. We didn’t have the speed to keep with the Camaros, or at least the #6 car but all in all it was a good day.”

Trent Hindman: “It’s such a good feeling to be back up on the podium! John had a great run in qualifying and did an incredible job staying up front during his stint. The pit work was great, the car was great, everyone from Fall-Line did an awesome job all weekend. I was really pushing hard to try to and catch the #6 car but we just ran out of laps. Overall I am incredibly happy how it all went! A big thank you to our partners Trim-Tex, Cirocco & Ozzimo, Atlas Acon, and DFL Interiors for all of their support.”

Joey Atterbury started the race from P11 and from the very beginning of the race, was on alternate strategy. During the first full-course caution in the opening laps, lead engineer Nathan McBride called in Atterbury for tires and fuel when the leaders stayed out on track. This would prove to be the call that landed the #48 car on the podium. Atterbury led 16 laps and didn’t stop for a driver change until just over 50 minutes remaining in the race. This is when Blackstock got behind the wheel and drove the #48 home to claim the last step on the podium.

#48 Starstruck/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes: Finished P3

Joey Atterbury: “It’s a great feeling to come back into the CTSC paddock and podium at Indy with the Fall Line Motorsports team. The entire weekend was great, the #48 car showed good speed, but more importantly the team gave Shelby and I a great platform for a fast racecar. To have both the #46 and #48 cars end up on the podium is a huge accomplishment with how competitive this series is.”

Shelby Blackstock: “It was a amazing day for the Fall-Line BMWs. A double podium for the team while also extending the points lead for Trent Hindman is fantastic. It gives the whole team great momentum going into Road America!”

Michael Harvey, Fall-Line Motorsports Team Manager: “What a great day for the Fall-Line BMWs. We tried two different strategies today and both worked extremely well. The Fall-line crew worked tirelessly over the past few days to get the cars competitive so the result is a true testament to teamwork and dedication. All four drivers drove great stints with no mistakes; we had perfect pit stops and great pit calls. Nice to leave here extending our points lead as we head to our “home” race in Road America.”
Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010. In addition to fielding 3 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and an Audi R8 LMS in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles. www.fall-linemotorsports.com
@FallLineMotors www.facebook.com/Falllinemotorsports

Trim Tex Drywall Products’ global headquarters and manufacturing facility, located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, is the most modern and efficient in the industry. Trim-Tex also has a satellite facility located in Orange, California. Both facilities feature a Design & Training Center where architects, builders, and contractors can be inspired and educated. With a combined inventory of well over 100,000 boxes of product and a 40-year history of 100% in-stock, Trim-Tex sets the standard for same day shipping. Trim-Tex doesn’t just make decorative products. In fact, Trim-Tex has over 20 patented drywall products designed to improve installation quality and design aesthetics in commercial and residential projects worldwide. www.trim-tex.com@TrimtexDrywall www.facebook.com/TrimTex

Atlas Acon Electric Service Corp.:
With a reputation spanning over 50 years, Atlas-Acon provides full-service electrical contracting for new construction, renovations, as well ongoing service and maintenance in the commercial and industrial markets in the greater New York area. Atlas-Acon works with some of the largest general contractors, construction managers, architects and engineers utilizing its vast expertise to manage project-specific schedules in a cost effective manner. The construction needs of its corporate clients are diverse and unique and Atlas-Acon prides itself on creating and developing innovative solutions.
www.atlasacon.com

Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc. is a commercial exterior and interior renovation contractor serving the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Cirocco & Ozzimo is recognized as us one of the top concrete firms in the New York City metro area and specializes in masonry, plaster and fireproofing to Building Owners, General Contractors and Consultants for building renovations and new construction.www.ciroccoandozzimo.com

JRZ Suspension Engineering was founded in 1995 by Jan Zuijdijk and specializes in building racing dampers. With experience from Formula One to OE supply, JRZ Suspension Engineering is a leading damper manufacturer. Products range from engineered motorsport solutions to ready to install street performance kits. With wins at The 24 hours of Daytona, LeMans, Sebring, and more along with major championships around the globe, JRZ has a proven track record. For 2014 JRZ Suspension Engineering has entered into a technical partnership with Fall Line motorsports, providing engineering support for the 2014 championship run.www.jrzsuspension.com

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