Hindman Victorious Twice at VIR

The BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour at Virginia International Raceway, held April 19-21, 2013, proved to be a successful affair for Fall-Line Motorsports driver Trent HIndman.  While Hindman had previous experience at VIR in open-wheel cars, this would be the first time Hindman took to the track in his No.41 Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc./Atlas- Acon Electric Service Corp./DFL Interiors Inc. Porsche GT3 cup car.

Saturday began with Wayside, NJ’s Hindman qualifying P1 in the GT-2 class.  As the race unfolded, Hindman lost the lead for a bit but quickly gained it back.  In the process, he set a new lap record. Hindman’s day ended with a win in the GT-2 class as well as 3rd overall.

Sunday saw a repeat of Saturday with HIndman capturing pole position for the GT-2 race again.  This time, he led his class flag-to-flag for his second win of the weekend in the GT-2 class.

Trent Hindman would like to thank his sponsors, Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc., Atlas-Acon Electric Service Corp., and DFL Interiors Inc. for all their support and for making this season possible.  Many thanks, also, to God, his Dad, Jonny Baker, Anders Krohn, Jim Bell, and of course all of the guys at Fall-Line Motorsports.  A special huge thanks goes out to Hindman’s mechanic for the VIR weekend, Mike Grady, who did a phenomenal job setting up the car.

Next up for Hindman is an SCCA National race, held at Blackhawk Farms on May 3-5, 2013.

Hindman’s Maiden Voyage in Porsche at COTA is Huge Success

AUSTIN, Texas (March 10, 2013) – Despite the constant threat of rain, the biggest SCCA SafeRacer National Series race weekends in recent memory hosted 481 cars over three days at Circuit of the Americas during the BFGoodrich Tires Texas Super Tour. Sunday marked the second of 10 rounds on the Mid-States Majors Tour schedule.

Following an adjustment to the Saturday schedule, Group Seven opened the day with their first race of the weekend. Still wet from overnight rains, the power of the GT-1 machine was almost a disadvantage in the opening group. That proved itself right away, as the No. 41 Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc/DFL Interiors Inc Porsche 997 GT3 Cup of Wayside, N.J.’s Trent Hindman, running in GT-2, launched to a big lead on the opening lap and never looked back.

The field got one last shot at Hindman when a full course yellow came out for a single car incident, then released the field to green with time for only one last lap in the 30-minute race.

It didn’t matter – Hindman cruised to the win, with the GT-2 cars of John Kachadurian (No. 80 Grey Fox Racing/Fall Line Porsche Cup and Eric Galerne (No. 37 IUC Group Dodge Viper ACRX) in tow.

Hindman would like to thank all of the guys from Fall-Line Motorsports for their hard work this past weekend. Trent would also like to thank his sponsors Cirocco & Ozzimo, Atlas Acon Electrical Corp., DFL Interiors Inc., and Premiere Woodcraft for all of their support. Additionally, a massive thank you goes out to Jonny Baker and Anders Krohn of CoForce International and his parents, Kim and Douglas, for their hard work and dedication.

Trent’s next BFGoodrich Tires Super Tour race is the weekend of April 18-21 at the legendary VIR. Hindman looks to repeat the success he had perviously achieved at Circuit of the Americas.

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USF2000 – Summer Vacation Over for Hindman

Wayside, N.J., July 31 – There are summer vacations and then there are summer vacations. While Trent Hindman’s senior year at Ocean Township High School doesn’t begin until September 5th, his open-wheel education picks up after a six-week break this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course, for Round 6 and 7 of the 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.

“I can’t wait to get back into the car”, said Hindman from his Wayside, N.J. home. “I’m not used to being out of a race car this long. I spent a week in Florida with the Capes (Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing) a few weeks ago and spent some time around the cars, but there is no substitute for being behind the wheel.”

After a challenging start to the season at Sebring International Raceway in March, Hindman has reeled off three consecutive Top 10 finishes between St. Petersburg and Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to climb to 7th in the championship. Now after a 10-week break, the USF2000 Championship finishes its season with a flourish of four weekends (9 races) in eight weeks.

“The rest of the season is going to be hectic; especially starting the school year between Road America and Baltimore, but we’re going to four great tracks so it will all be worthwhile.”

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda heads to Lexington, Ohio this weekend to support a twin-bill of the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge for the American Le Mans Series Presented by Tequila Patron, and the Honda Indy 200 for the IZOD IndyCar Series. Trent Hindman participated in a USF2000 test earlier this season at Mid-Ohio, and last raced at the track in 2010 with the Skip Barber Race Series.

“Mid-Ohio is a really cool, technical track. It has a mix of high-speed and low-speed corners and many of them are off-camber. The track always produces great racing for cars like these. It’s going to be a great show.”

Drivers hit the track the first official session of the weekend Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern for Practice. Follow the action with Live Timing and Scoring at www.usf2000.com/livetiming, and follow the action semi-live on Twitter by following @altemus_prime.

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda is also featured in the “Mazda Motorsports Hour” on the Discovery Velocity network. Highlights of the Mid-Ohio and Baltimore rounds of the USF2000 championship will be broadcast on Saturday, October 6th at noon Eastern. Check with your cable or satellite provider to see if you get Velocity.

USF2000 – Hindman Scores Top 5 at Indianapolis

Clermont, Ind., May 30 – Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing driver Trent Hindman scored his third Top 5 finish in a row in his first ever oval race at the annual Night Before the 500 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The finish capped a weekend that saw the Wayside, N.J. driver lead the Indy Lights field around the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway in front of the largest crowd he’s ever driven in front of.

Hindman and the other USF2000 drivers braved 90 plus degree air temperatures and a blazing sun Saturday afternoon for qualifying. Based on a random draw, Hindman was in the last third of the qualifying line when he rolled out for his two-lap attempt. Clocking in with a 45.216 sec. (109.236 MPH) lap, he qualified fourth and, because of the unique nature of Lucas Oil Raceway, started on the inside of Row 2, next to third qualifying Roman Lagudi.

“The car felt really good in qualifying”, said Hindman in pit lane after his attempt. “We were quick in Friday testing but chased an issue in Practice earlier on Saturday. Once we figured out what it was, the car came alive.”

At the start, Hindman dropped into line behind Lagudi and prepared to stay with the leaders until later in the run. His plan worked for just over a lap before an incident in Turn 2 on Lap 2 took out eight cars and required an extended caution period. Soon after the restart, Hindman lost a position to the charging Scott Anderson and spent the balance of the race getting comfortable with the art of oval racing. Due to time constraints and the extended caution, the race length was reduced from 75 laps to 46, so while Hindman held off Luca Forgeois for his third Top 5 in a row, he ran out of time to challenge the cars in front of him.

“My car started out good; as good as it was during Qualifying. As the race progressed and I got more comfortable, it kept getting better. (Hindman ran his quickest lap on Lap 41 of 46) With more laps I’m sure I could have moved closer to the front and perhaps joined my teammates on the podium.”

The fifth place finish moves Trent Hindman up to seventh in USF2000 points ahead of the next event, August 3-5 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, after which the season will finish in a flourish with four events (nine races) in the span of seven weeks, all on road course or street circuits.

“I’m happy to get my first oval race under my belt and to bring the car home in one piece, but I can’t wait to get back to turning left and right again.”

Next up

Before he returns to USF2000 in August, Trent Hindman will compete in two weekends of Formula Renault BARC racing with Cliff Dempsey Racing, starting with a double-header at Thruxton in Hampshire the weekend of June 16-17.

 

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