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Hindman Takes CTSC Sebring Pole; ST Pole Changes

Fall-Line BMW’s Trent Hindman takes GS pole for Sebring CTSC race…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Trent Hindman took home the GS and overall pole position for Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Sebring International Raceway, the second round of the season.

The 18-year-old, who will co-drive with John Edwards in the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3, has his second career CTSC pole at 2:15.947.

“I don’t necessarily think it’s specific tracks we’re good at,” said Hindman, whose BMW was also strong at the season opener in Daytona. “We should have a good car no matter where we go.”

Eric Curran qualified the No. 01 CKS Autosport Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R in second at 2:16.165. He’ll co-drive on Friday with Lawson Aschenbach.

Billy Johnson rounded out the top three in GS in the No. 158 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss 302R he’ll share with Ian James. Johnson clocked in at 2:16.400.

The pair of Stevenson Motorsports’ Camaro Z/28.Rs rounded out the top five.

In ST, three class cars were sent to the rear of the field following post-qualifying inspection.

Both of CJ Wilson Racing’s Mazda MX-5s, which qualified first and third in ST, were found to have non-compliant radiator ducting.

Stevan McAleer had qualified the No. 5 Mazda MX-5 on pole, which would have been his first career pole. As it is, he’ll start from the rear with co-driver Chad McCumbee. The same applies to teammates Tyler McQuarrie and Marc Miller in the No. 3 Mazda MX-5.

The No. 10 Mitchum Motorsports BMW 128i, which qualified fifth in ST, was over the RPM limit.

The changes will bring Chad Gilsinger, in the No. 93 HART Honda Civic Si that he’ll co-drive with Michael Valiante, up to  the pole position on a time of 2:24.508. The No. 26 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 driven by Andrew Carbonell and Randy Pobst, will start second.

There was one other post-qualifying infraction as the No. 12 Bodymotion Racing Porsche 997, which qualified seventh in the GS class, also had unapproved ballast and was sent to the rear.

Friday’s CTSC race will go green at 1 p.m. ET, and will be live streamed on

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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