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.