Skip Barber National at Lime Rock Memorial Day Classic Preview

May 24, 2011
After strong performances in the first four rounds of the 2011 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda season, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver Trent Hindman is looking to take the next step forward in his racing progression this weekend at Lime Rock Park, where the series will compete in support of the Rolex Sports Car Series in the annual Memorial Day Classic.

Coming into Rounds 5 and 6 of the season, the 15 year-old Wayside, N.J. driver has a pole and four Top Five finishes in four starts.

“I’ve been fast enough and competitive in all four races, but I am still learning the art of working the draft”, noted Hindman. “With the exception of the front straight at Lime Rock Park drafting isn’t as important as it is at some of the other tracks. I expect us drivers to make more of a difference here than at any other track we visit this year.”

During the break after the last event at Virginia International Raceway, Hindman jumped back into his kart for some club racing at and New Jersey Motorsports Park.

“Racing the kart between Skip Barber races keeps me in shape, keeps my reflexes sharp, and is just a lot of fun.”

Lime Rock Park
The BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda makes its first of three appearances at the spiritual home of Skip Barber Racing School, the 1.53 mile Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. May 26-30 at Lime Rock Park with the Rolex Sports Car Series for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2011 season. With its proximity to his New Jersey home, Lime Rock Park is something of a home track for Hindman.

“I love racing at Lime Rock Park Of all the tracks we race on this season, by far I am the most familiar with this track. It is amazing how fast the track is considering how short it is.” (The average lap speed in a Formula Skip Barber race car approaches 95 MPH)

Article Courtesy of Altemus Prime Communications.