Fall-Line Motorsports has announced its lineup for the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season for its two GS class BMWs.
Trent Hindman, the 2014 GS class champion, will return for a second season and now will share the No. 46 BMW with Ashley Freiberg. Freiberg will have a full-season effort after participating in five 2014 races.
Meanwhile Al Carter and Corey Lewis will share the second car, the No. 48.
No model of the BMW was given, although the Michael Harvey-led team is expected to start the year with the M3 platform before a likely midseason changeover to a new BMW model.
For Hindman, it’s a chance to further develop and ascend to be the closing driver in most races after partnering with John Edwards last season.
“I’m incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to be driving the Fall-Line BMWs for another season in GS!” Hindman said. “Last season was very special for us, and we’re going to be working hard to try and defend that championship in 2015.
“I’m also very excited to be sharing the car with Ashley Freiberg. She’s shown a lot of speed and consistency as a starting driver in select races last year, and I know having her in the car will give us a great shot at keeping the car up front.”
Freiberg moves into a full-season role. She opened the 2014 campaign with a win, co-driving with Shelby Blackstock to a season-opening triumph in the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona.
“I honestly can’t put into words how excited and honored I am to be back with Fall-Line,” Freiberg said. “I have had an interesting career up to this point of being in and out of the seat due to a lack of funding, as well as spending lots of days at the racetrack looking for a ride, so it is overwhelmingly exciting for me to finally see my hard work starting to pay off and to have such big names like BMW and IHG on my side.”
Carter returns to Fall-Line, a team he has driven for in three previous seasons, after a year’s hiatus and running a Porsche 997 for Rebel Rock Racing. Lewis also drove with Rebel Rock in 2014, and co-drove with Cody Ellsworth to an ST class win at Indianapolis in a BERG Racing-entered Porsche Cayman.
The pair are set for at least Daytona and Sebring, with a full season expected to be confirmed after those opening two races.
Commercial partners for the two cars include Trim-Tex Drywall, IHG InterContinental Hotel Group, Newport Group and B+ Foundation.
Fall-Line will focus solely on its CTSC and IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup programs in 2015, with the team withdrawing its Audi R8 LMS from the TUDOR Championship.