Prestige Returns to Lamborghini ST with All-New Driver Lineup

November 19-22, 2015: Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Sebring Intl Raceway. #1 Enrique Bernoldi, Prestige Performance, Paramus. Lamborghini Huracan 620-2, #10 Kevin Conway, Andrea Amici, Prestige Performance, Paramus. Lamborghini Huracan 620-2

November 19-22, 2015: Lamborghini Super Trofeo at Sebring Intl Raceway. #1 Enrique Bernoldi, Prestige Performance, Paramus. Lamborghini Huracan 620-2, #10 Kevin Conway, Andrea Amici, Prestige Performance, Paramus. Lamborghini Huracan 620-2

Prestige Performance has confirmed a return to the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series with an all-new driver lineup for its pair of Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeos.

IMSA rising star Trent Hindman is set for a full-season campaign alongside Craig Duerson in the No. 10 car, which will be entered in the Pro-Am class, with Shinya Michimi set to take over the No. 1 entry in Pro.

Hindman, the 2014 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge champion, is coming off another strong season in GS class competition, scoring a win alongside Ashley Freiburg in last year’s season finale at Road Atlanta.

Two-time Super Trofeo North America champion Kevin Conway, as well as former Formula One driver Enrique Bernoldi will not return to the team, following a strong debut season that included two Pro category wins and a second place finish in the drivers’ championship.

Prestige will again partner with Wayne Taylor Racing for operational and logistical support for the program.

The fourth season of Super Trofeo North America kicks off at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on April 29-May 1.

Bodymotion Racing Takes First Win for Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Trent Hindman and Cameron Cassels won Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Sebring 150, in Bodymotion Racing’s new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, marking the first international victory for the new Cayman.

Scott Maxwell had led the Grand Sport field for the first part of the race, in his Ford Shelby GT350R-C, but a slow pitstop denied the Multimatic Motorsports the victory, and instead Maxwell and Billy Johnson finished second.

Hindman passed Matt Plumb for the lead out of turn 17 with half an hour on the clock, and came home to finish 13.484 seconds in the lead. Matt and Hugh Plumb finished third in the Rum Bum Racing Porsche 997, behind Multimatic.

Bodymotion’s victory comes after the team missed the season-opening BMW Performance 200 at Daytona in January. It was Hindman’s first race in a Porsche, while only the second IMSA start for Cassels.

“Never in a million years did I think we could pull off a win in the first race for our new Clubsport,” said Hindman. “We have to keep our foot on the gas and hopefully we can keep this result going forward.”

Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing for Compass360 Racing, and Tyler McQuarrie with Till Bechtolscheimer for CJ Wilson Racing completed the top five finishers in Grand Sport.

CRG-I Do Borrow won in Street Tuner, with Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler behind the wheel of its Honda Civic Si. Trinkler assumed the lead with 55 minutes of the two hours, thirty minutes race remaining.

At the start, it had been Chad Gilsinger leading for HART in a similar Civic Si, but he finished second in the car he shares with Michael Valiante.

In third position at the line was the BimmerWorld Racing BMW 328i driven by Tyler Cooke and James Clay. The car lost its pole position to an engine change after qualifying, so started at the back. “We didn’t like one of the cylinders, so we decided to change engine even through it meant moving to the back,” said Clay. 

Cattaneo, who started 14th, is the most experienced female driver in CTSC. She now joins Ashley Freiberg as the leading female winner in the series, with two victories. Meanwhile, this is Trinkler’s sixth win, and he sits second on the list of most series starts, at 119.

“We were under the radar all week, and we barely cracked the top five at any time,” Trinkler said. “It was all about being consistent. We worked all week concentrating on longer runs on older tires, and if you look back at the lap times, you’ll see our car barely moved a second all weekend and during the race.”

Both the Murillo Racing Porsche Cayman of Jeff Mosing, and Liam Dwyer’s Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5, pitted early-race from the ST win contention. The Porsche had a damaged gear linkage cable, while the Mazda suffered from suspension damage.

Steven McAleer and Chad McCumbee finished fourth in the #25 Freedom Autosport Mazda, while Jason Rabe and Devin Jones’ Bodymotion Cayman was fifth in ST

A single full course caution came out during the race, when Sam Adams went off track mid-race in his Rebel Rock Racing Porsche Cayman. On the final lap, Mark Pombo collided with Valiante. This didn’t impact Valiante’s finishing position of second, but did damage Pombo’s MINI JCW.

The next Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race will be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on April 30.

Courtesy: Jake Kilshaw – World SportsCar

Hindman: “I’m a Very Lucky Guy for What I’ve Got”

In December, Trent Hindman had no ride, no budget, and no prospects.

Two months later, he was standing in victory lane in Sebring after claiming the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport’s maiden win with co-driver Cameron Cassels.

It’s been a wild ride for the 20-year-old New Jersey native, a former BMW Junior driver.

Now armed with a full-season contract with Bodymotion Racing to contest the full Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season, plus a deal to run the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series with Prestige Performance, Hindman believes he has found the continuity he’s been searching for his entire career.

That career began racing dirt bikes in the Northeast at the age of four. From there he transitioned to karting and into the junior single-seater formulae in the U.S, Canada, and Europe.

Despite some success, including the 2011 Team USA Scholarship and a fifth-place result in USF2000 in 2012, Hindman saw the doors to the open-wheel world close on him for very familiar reasons.

“For us moving forward and looking at the big picture, my parents and I realized that the open-wheel route wasn’t the most feasible for me,” Hindman told Sportscar365.

“Not because of results, but because of budget. It’s very expensive if you aren’t constantly winning your way up, and that’s a very tough thing to do.”

Instead, he went sports car racing in 2013, first in SCCA competition, then with a partial-season deal with Fall-Line Motorsports.

Paired with Charles Espenlaub, Hindman finished on the podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and qualified his car on pole in the season-finale at Lime Rock Park.

“It was a good dynamic from the get go, and we were able to get a program together with them for 2014 to run,” he said.

Hindman was teamed with John Edwards for the full 2014 season, but getting the deal to line up required some sacrifice.

“Our existing partners were pretty worn out from supporting us from the early days in karting,” he said.

“My parents actually sold their house so that we could run GS. That was a massive, massive, massive commitment from them.”

Their commitment put Hindman in position to win the 2014 Continental Tire Challenge GS championship, and his career seemed poised to take off from there.

“I was fortunate to be a part of the BMW Junior program for all of 2015,” Hindman said.

“I was invited for a series of physical tests and the shootout that they put on, and was one of the final four guys that they brought on for the year.

“I got to run the 24 hours of Zolder which was a great learning experience. Got to run the 12 Hours of Brno as well, and we ended up winning.

“After that, unfortunately I found out I wouldn’t be a BMW Motorsport junior again, and I really had no more involvement with BMW.”

That news came late in the off-season in December. Only at the 11th hour did the deal with Bodymotion come together, in addition to the chance to race in Super Trofeo.

“Two months ago I thought I’d be going to school and I’d be a spectator, but now I find myself with an overload of work!” said Hindman, who will also be coaching Team Pelfrey’s USF2000 drivers this year.

“I can’t complain because I look back and I see a load of guys that are still pounding the pavement, looking for something to drive.

“And these are guys that are more than deserving of a ride. For a short time there, I knew what that was like, and got a crash course in how the business of racing works in all reality.”

The Bodymotion team missed the Continental Tire Challenge season opener at Daytona — Cassels had family commitments — but Hindman and Cassels showed the paddock that they are a championship contender with the win at Sebring.

“We were never expecting a result like the one we got [at Sebring], but either way I’m just happy because we know we have more to go development-wise between myself, Cameron, and the car,” Hindman said.

“We’re happy we started off the way we did. At the end of the day, I’m a very lucky guy for what I’ve got.”

 

Courtesy: Sportscar356 – Ryan Myrehn

BMW Motorsport Junior Hindman Finishes 2015 Season in the Strongest Way

Oct. 13, 2015 — The 2015 racing season could not have ended better for BMW Motorsport Junior Trent Hindman. On October 2, the 20-year old co-drove the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 to the overall victory in the season-ending Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Road Atlanta. It was the first win of the year for Hindman and Ashley Freiberg. After winning the Grand Sport class driver’s title last season as Fall-Line’s starting driver (co-driver John Edwards), the Road Atlanta win was his first as the closing driver and the race ran on one of the wettest weekends on record.
“This was the most challenging race I had to finish all year,” said Hindman. “The track conditions were so bad, it was unbelievably wet and I was hydroplaning everywhere.”
Immediately after the race Hindman was off. Back to England for a few days at the I Zone simulator at Silverstone before heading to the Czech Republic and the Brno Circuit for the October 10th 12-hour race with his fellow BMW Motorsport Juniors Victor Bouveng, Nick Cassidy and instructor Dirk Adorf. Driving the No. 174 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M235i Racing, the quartet did not disappoint, winning the SP3 class against faster competitors.
Hindman continued, “I cannot thank everybody at BMW Motorsport enough for giving me the incredible opportunity to drive with Dirk, Nick, Victor, and Louis (Zolder 24). We knew winning would be a challenge because of how fast the other cars in the SP3 class are, but the brilliant strategy and hard work by the whole Walkenhorst Motorsport crew along with very clean, consistent driving is what did it for us. I was honored to just have the chance to be an American racing overseas while flying the BMW colors at the same time. My first win in Europe and hopefully not the last!
The CTSC race from Road Atlanta will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 on Oct. 18 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET.
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Trent is the youngest champion in CTSCC history (Grand Sport, 2014).
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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.
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FALL-LINE WINS CTSC SEASON-ENDER IN WILD FASHION

Buffalo Grove, IL (October 5, 2015)- Fall-Line Motorsports drivers Ashley Freiberg and Trent Hindman finally found themselves in victory lane in 2015 as they won the last race of the year in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series in their BMW M3. The race was a mix of conditions from damp to drenched but Hindman was able to hang on and took the checkered flag just 1.1 seconds ahead of 2nd place.
Freiberg started the race in eighth position as qualifying was rained out and the grid was set by points. The team opted to start on dry tires believing a dry line would appear as the rain had stopped, but as the green fell so did the rain. Ashley drove a great stint but the rain persisted so they had to switch to wets after just seven laps.  Ashley then drove a sensational stint as she fought to remain on the lead lap. Under the next yellow, around the 35 minute mark, the team opted to pit again for fuel only. Ashley then moved up

to P2 in transitional conditions before coming in for a driver change. Hindman took on two rain tires and fuel as the rain continued and in “horrid conditions” Trent marched to the front and a lead he would never relinquish. Under intense pressure and with poor visibility Trent brought the Fall-Line Motorsports BMW to victory lane after 2.5-hours of intense racing in very changeable conditions. He held off Robin Liddell and brought the team their first victory of the year to end an up-and-down season.
The returning GS champions finish P8 this year in overall standings after not being classified in 2 events due to not meeting minimum driver time.
#46 IHG Rewards Club/ Trim-Tex Drywall Products/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes:
Trent Hindman: “I am absolutely thrilled that we were finally able to bring home a win! I feel like we really owe this one to the whole Fall-Line Motorsports crew because they worked tirelessly all year. Even when times got tough they kept pushing on, so this one is certainly for the guys. Overall that was one of the most difficult stints I’ve ever had. The track conditions were terrible, visibility was poor at best, and the rain was getting heavier towards the end of the race. Robin (Liddell) was putting some tremendous pressure on us but I was not very worried; the Trim-Tex, IHG Rewards Club, Top 1 Oil BMW M3 was excellent in those wet conditions. We had our fair share of tough luck this year but I cannot be happier and more thankful that we finished off the 2015 CTSC season off by bringing home the W!”
 
Ashley Freiberg: “The 2015 season could not have ended any better. The win was a long time coming, but it was worth the wait. I honestly had no idea that I had gotten us up to second place before handing the car to Trent, I was just on a mission to pass as many cars as possible! We as a team were all making huge risks, including myself with some of the sketchy passes I was making in the highspeed esses in the rain, but I knew I had to put it all on the line to have a shot at the win. Great job by the crew with their flawless pit stops and strategy, and to Trent who held off Robin for the last hour of the race! I am so glad that we could give BMW, IHG Rewards Club, Fall-Line Motorsports, and Trim-Tex the results they deserve for the amount of support they have given us this year! I am just so thankful for everything and that they have given us the opportunity to do what we love and to do it well. Now I am focused on putting a ride together for 2016, so there won’t be an off-season for me!”
Michael Harvey, Team Manager: “A great way to wrap up 2015 for the Fall-Line Motorsports, IHG Rewards Club, Trim-Tex, BMW. In extremely tricky conditions both Trent and Ashley saved their best for last. Starting on slicks in the rain Ashley drove a masterful first few laps until Mother Nature won and we were forced to change to wets. Up against the best she drove an excellent extended stint to bring the car to Trent who then proceeded to drive the race of his life and demonstrate why he is the 2014 GS champion. After almost going a lap down early, in typical Fall-Line fashion we fought back to then lead the last hour and this was a superb way to cap off 2015. A huge thank you goes out to our amazing partners IHG Rewards Club, Trim-Tex, Top 1 Oil and BMW. Without them this would not be possible. Last but not least the Fall-Line Motorsports group deserve this win, they are true champions and great credit goes to them for always challenging themselves to be the best they can be.”

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

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