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.
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

 

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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

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