Trent Hindman (born September 20, 1995 in West Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American racing driver. Hindman won the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in the GS class. He also was selected by BMW Motorsport for their junior program in 2015.

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Hindman started karting at eight years old at his local kart track Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. In 2004, Hindman competed in the Junior Sportsman category at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.[1] The young driver won the category in 2006 at the local track and also the New Jersey state championship.[2] In the same year Hindman also made his debut in the World Karting Association. Trent Hindman won his first national karting championship in 2008. The young talent won the Stars of Karting national championship in the Cadet class. In 2009 Hindman achieved podium classifications in various World Karting Association classes.[3]

Formula racingEdit

In 2009 Hindman completed the Skip Barber Racing School with driver coach Steve Welk. He subsequently ran his first race at Road America where he finished fifth.[4] Trent finishes fourth in the final point standings of the Skip Barber Southern Series.[5] He continued competing in the Skip Barber National Championship throughout 2010 and 2011. In 2011 Hindman won two races at Lime Rock Park and one race at Autobahn Country Club marking his first wins in autosport. He ended up second in the point standings, behind Scott Anderson, but in front of Brandon Newey.[6] The talented driver in 2011 selected for the Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development Driver program, was highly successful in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship. Running with Brian Graham Racing Hindman won nine out of twelve races. He also competed at the Formula Ford Festival finishing ninth.

For 2012 Hindman joined the Mazda Road to Indy competing in the USF2000. Running with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing Hindman scored two podium finishes and ended up fifth in the 2012 final standings.

Touring carsEdit

After his USF2000 campaign Hindman focussed on GT racing and touring cars. For 2013 Hindman competed full-time in the amateur based SCCA Majors Tour in the GT2 class. Racing with Fall-Line Motorsports in a Porsche 911 GT3 997 Hindman won eight races and clinched the SCCA Nationwide championship.[7] During the season Hindman won the prestigious SCCA June Sprints and achieved a second place at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. He also competed in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in the GS class in a BMW M3 achieving one podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The following year Hindman won the championship after winning races at Laguna Seca and Circuit of the Americas.

For 2015 Hindman again raced in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Hindman also made his debut in the 24 Hours of Zolder. At the Belgian racetrack Hindman was part of the BMW Motorsport Junior team competing in a 2016 edition BMW M235i Cup Racer. Together with Louis Deletraz, Victor Bouveng and driver coach Dirk Adorf the team supported by Walkenhorst Motorsport finished fifteenth overall, ninth in class.[8]

PersonalEdit

Hindman resides in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, where he attended Ocean Township High School.[9]

Racing recordEdit

SCCA National Championship RunoffsEdit

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
2013 Road America Porsche 911 GT3 997 Porsche GT2 2 2 Running

U.S. F2000 National ChampionshipEdit

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2012 Cape Motorsports
Wayne Taylor Racing
SEB
36
SEB
30
STP
5
STP
4
LOR
5
MDO
4
MDO
3
ROA
4
ROA
6
ROA
8
BAL
25
BAL
12
VIR
8
VIR
3
5th 189

24 Hours of ZolderEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015   Walkenhorst Motorsport   Louis Delétraz
  Victor Bouveng
  Dirk Adorf
BMW M235i Racing Cup T7 710 15th 7th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KARTING Road Course Points Final Points". etownraceway.com. Archived from the original on November 26, 2004. Retrieved 31 August 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Vega Tires NJ State Championship Race Series Points". Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. Archived from the original on May 14, 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "Trent Hindman". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Skip Barber Summer Series – Road America". Trent Hindman. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Trent Hindman". Brian Graham Racing. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  6. ^ "BFGoodrich Skip Barber National Presented By MAZDA 2011 standings". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  7. ^ "National Points Championship" (PDF). SCCA. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Belgium Racing Derdaele wint derde 24 Hours of Zolder op rij, nummer twee voor Peter Hoevenaars +UITSLAG". Racexpress. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  9. ^ USF2000 – Summer Vacation Over for Hindman, Trent Hindman, August 12, 2012. Accessed October 25, 2015. "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."

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick Longhi
Matt Plumb
Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
GS

2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tom Patton
SCCA Majors Tour Nationwide Champion
GT2

2013
Succeeded by
Randall Kinsland
Preceded by
Dean Baker
Ontario Formula Ford Championship
2011
Succeeded by
Michael Adams