PERSONAL

Name: Trent M. Hindman

Age/DOB: 21 years old; September 20, 1995

Birthplace: Neptune, New Jersey, USA

Profession: College Student, Driving Coach, Racing Driver

Nationality: American

Height 1.78m (5’10’’)

Weight: 77kg (170lbs)

Email: THindman64 AT Gmail.com

Phone: +1(732) 610-4575

Website: www.TrentHindman.com

 

Motorsport History

Major Accomplishments

Blancpain Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Pro-Am Champion 2016

Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver Academy 2016

SCCA National Runoff Champion – GT2 2016

BMW Motorsport Junior Team Driver 2015

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Champion 2014

Ontario Formula Ford 1600 Challenge Champion 2011

Team USA Scholarship Winner 2011

Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout – Mazdaspeed Scholarship Winner 2010

 

Career Timeline 

2017

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:

Team: Bodymotion Racing

Current Championship Position: 4th (1 win – Daytona).

Blancpain Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America (Pro class):

Team: Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing (Season starts at COTA).

2016

Blancpain Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America (Pro-Am class):

Team: Prestige Performance with Wayne Taylor Racing

Championship Position: 1st (2 pole positions, 5 wins, 10 podiums total).

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:

Team: Bodymotion Racing

Championship Position: 3rd (3 wins, 6 podiums total, did not contest Daytona).

Achieved first ever win for Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in global competition.
One of four drivers invited to participate in the 2016 edition of the Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver Academy taking place at Barber Motorsports Park.

2015

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:

Team: Fall-Line Motorsports

Championship Position: 8th (1 win, 3 podium finishes, 5 top fives).

BMW Motorsport Junior Program:
In March of 2015, Hindman was selected out of a group of 20 drivers to be one of the four BMW Motorsport Juniors for the remainder of the 2015 racing season. Along with team building and training camps in Germany and Austria, Hindman and his three fellow Juniors also competed in the 24 Hours of Zolder and 12 Hours of Brno. Completing these races in the BMW M235i racing, the Juniors finished 15th overall in Zolder, 9th in class and took home a class win in Brno, finishing 21st overall. His experience with the BMW Junior Program also gave Hindman the opportunity to test the BMW Z4 GTLM in Sebring this past November.

2014

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:

Team: Fall-Line Motorsports

Championship Position: 1st (2 wins, 2 pole positions, 6 podium finishes).

2013

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:

Team: Fall-Line Motorsports

Results: From five races (3 top fives, 1 podium finish, 1 pole position).

SCCA U.S Majors Tour:

Team: Fall-Line Motorsports

Results: From ten races. (8 wins, 9 pole positions, 8 fastest laps)

2012

Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Presented by Mazda:

Team: Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing

Championship Position: 5th (2 podium positions).

Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest:

Team: Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Championship Position: 2nd (6 podiums, 1 fastest lap).

Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship:

Team: Cliff Dempsey Racing (Competed in first three race events only).

2011

Team USA Scholarship:

Won Team USA scholarship and competed successfully for Team USA at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone.

Formula Ford Ontario Championship F1600:

Championship Position: 1st (9 wins, 10 poles, 12 podiums, 9 fastest laps). Earned Rookie of the Year Honors.

Skip Barber National Championship Presented by Mazda:

Championship Position: 2nd (3 wins, 6 poles, 9 podiums, 4 fastest laps).
Earned Rookie of the Year Honors.

2010

Select Skip Barber National and Summer Events: (7 podiums, 3 wins).

Won 2010 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout:

Received Mazdaspeed Scholarship to compete in 2011 Skip Barber National Championship Presented by Mazda.

Karting Achievements (Active career 2005-2009)

WKA Manufacturers Cup, 2nd Overall (Yamaha Junior, 2009). 2008 SKUSA Supernationals, 2nd in HPV Jr. Championship.

Stars of Karting National Champion, East Division Champion, West Division Champion (Cadet, 2008).

Multiple Championships at club and regional level (2005-2007)

 

Biography

Humble Beginnings 

Trent Hindman, son of Kim & Douglas, started racing karts as an 8 year old. After winning multiple club championships at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ in 2005, he began competing in World Karting Association National events. 2008 was an exceptional year for Trent. In addition to finishing in the top three in WKA season points, Trent also competed in the STARS of Karting series. Trent won the Cadet East Division, Cadet West Division, and topped it off with the Cadet National Championship. He competed in the SKUSA Supernationals that year as well, finishing in second place in HPV Junior. 2010 was a major transition year for Trent, as he was able to make the switch from racing karts to single seater formula cars with the Skip Barber Racing School.

2017

Trent will return with Cameron Cassels and Bodymotion Racing for the second consecutive year in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class. With one season together already, Cassels and Hindman have their sights set on an all out assault to win the CTSC GS championship, once again behind the wheel of a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The duo have already started strong, winning the very race they had missed last year; Daytona. Along with a return to the CTSC, Hindman will again contest the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Championship with Prestige Performance and Wayne Taylor Racing. The season will begin May 4-6 at Circuit of the Americas.

2016

For Hindman, 2016 was a major transitioning year that continued the development process of becoming a complete professional. His efforts throughout a hectic offseason earned him a drive in the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge GS class with a new team, new car, and new co-driver. In a year of much uncertainty, the Bodymotion Racing duo of Cameron Cassels and Hindman, driving a brand new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, were able to bring home three outright race victories in a row along with three additional podium finishes. Despite missing the first race of the year in Daytona, Hindman and Cassels netted a third place result in the final championship standings, as well as having the honor of bringing home the first ever race victory for the new Porsche Cayman GT4 platform in global competition. The continued performances behind the wheel of the Porsche Cayman GT4 earned attention from Porsche Motorsport, culminating in an accepted invitation to the Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver Academy in September of 2016. Hindman, along with three additional young drivers, received valuable coaching on and off track, as well as an assessment behind the wheel of a Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car. Along with driving in the CTSC in 2016, Trent was fortunate enough to compete in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Championship with fellow New Jersey natives, Prestige Performance, in a program run by Wayne Taylor Racing. Hindman, along with co-driver Craig Duerson, managed to net five wins en route to a North American Pro-Am class championship.

2015

In early January of 2015, it was announced that the young American would return with Fall-Line Motorsports, continuing his duties behind the wheel of the #46 Fall-Line, Trim-Tex, IHG Rewards Club BMW M3 GS. Hindman, now paired with a new qualifying and race starting co-driver, would now take the next step in becoming a true professional driver and be responsible for finishing all ten of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races throughout the year. The GS season had its ups and downs, and ended up having two races with DNFs before ever reachingthe 20 minute mark. Out of those eight races Hindman competed in, the defending American champion ended up achieving multiple top five and podium finishes, as well as capping off the season with a victory in the rain at Road Atlanta.

Alongside his GS duties, Hindman was invited to a series of interviews, physical tests, and mental tests taking place in Munich in early January of 2015 to potentially be a part of the newly re-formed BMW Motorsport Junior Program. With 20 of the worlds best junior drivers competing for a spot on the team, Trent was ultimately selected to be one of the four BMW Motorsport Junior drivers for the entirety of the 2015 racing season. Along with team building and training camps taking place in both Germany and Austria, Hindman and his three fellow Juniors also competed in the 24 Hours of Zolder and 12 Hours of Brno. Completing these races in the BMW M235iR, the Juniors finished 15th overall in Zolder, 9th in class, and took home a class win in Brno, finishing 21st overall. His experience with the BMW Junior Program also gave Hindman the opportunity to test drive the BMW Z4 GTLM at Sebring in November with BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

2014

Late in the offseason after the 2013 campaign, it was announced that Trent would be given the opportunity to drive the Fall-Line Motorsports, Trim-Tex BMW E92 M3 alongside BMW works driver John Edwards for the full 2014 CTSC season. They started off the season incredibly strong and never looked back, caught in an intense battle for the championship all year long. Despite some bad luck during races at Watkins Glen, Kansas, and VIR, the two drivers managed to finish nine of the twelve races in the top four with two wins, two pole positions, one track record, and six podium finishes. The incredible effort by Fall-Line Motorsports was the driving force that ultimately made Trent the youngest GS champion in the history of the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge at just 19 years of age.

2013

At the very end of 2012, Hindman made the decision to switch over to sports car racing. After multiple tests with Fall-Line Motorsports, it was decided that he would aim to compete in the last half of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS season for 2013. Leading up to his professional racing debut, Trent drove a Fall-Line Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car to eight race wins, nine pole positions, eight fastest laps, and set five new track records in a total of five SCCA race weekends.

Hindman kicked off his Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class career with Fall-Line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Completing the last five races of the season starting at Indy, Trent and co-driver Charles Espenlaub made a fantastic late season run. The duo ended the CTSC season with three top five finishes, one podium, and one pole position in the season finale at Lime Rock Park, making Trent the youngest pole position winner in the history of the CTSC.

2012

For the 2012 season, Trent signed with the extremely successful Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing team for the USF2000 championship. After finishing second in the USF2000 Winterfest with six podium finishes and one fastest lap, everything was looking great going into the full 2012 season. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and 2012 was a less than ideal year for Trent, filled with constant bad luck. Even through all the difficulties 2012 brought, Trent was still able to finish out the season with fifth place in the final championship standings, netting two podium finishes. Along with USF2000, Hindman had the opportunity to once again race overseas and reunite with Cliff Dempsey Racing for the first half of the 2012 Formula Renault BARC championship.

2011

Fresh off the success of the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout, Hindman was able to finish his first full season of car racing with Skip Barber National Series in second place with sixpoles, three wins, nine podium finishes, as well as the honor of being named Rookie of the Year. In between all of the excitement of running the Skip Barber National Series, Trent was also given the opportunity to race the Ontario Formula Ford Championship with Brian Graham Racing Team Grote. It was a great season in Formula Ford 1600, as Trent went on to win the championship with ten pole positionseight wins, and 12 podiums finishes. He also received Rookie of the Year honors.

One of the biggest wins of Trents career came in June with BGR Team Grote during the weekend of the Formula One Grand Prix of Canada. The Formula Ford 1600 drivers ran the support races prior to the start of the Formula One race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Trent took the win in the wet on Sunday in race two. Another incredible highlight of 2011 was Trents selection to the Team USA Scholarship. After a long interview process and an on-track shootout, Trent was chosen out of fourteen other standout junior drivers in the US to travel to the UK to compete in the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy races.

In his first time ever racing in Europe, Hindman qualified on the pole and won his first heat race in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. Unfortunately, in his Sunday morning semi-final, he made contact in the ever-so-difficult Druids Bend, forcing him to start 21st in the main event. Trent was able to claw his way back up to the top ten where he finished a respectable ninthplace. Two weeks later saw Hindman travel back to England for his second trip, this time at  Silverstone for the Walter Hayes Trophy. After qualifying third, then winning and placing fourthin each of his heat races, Trent was seventh on the grid for the start of the Grand Final. An incredible 15 lap battle took place where the top seven cars challenged for the win. The young American found himself all over this lead pack and finished a very well deserved sixth place.

2010

The young 15-year-olds first year of racing cars was one of great success. Upon completing a partial schedule of the Skip Barber Southern Regional Series, Hindman still managed to finish fourth in the final championship standings, taking home three wins in the process. In December of 2010, Trent competed in the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. After four intense days of competition, Trent was awarded one of the two top prizes; a scholarship to compete in the full 2011 season of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. This gave Trent the prestigious honor of being a Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development driver for the entire 2011 season.