The 2015 racing season could not have ended better for BMW Motorsport Junior driver Trent Hindman.
On October 2, the 20-year old co-drove the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 to the overall victory in the season-ending Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Road Atlanta. It was the first win of the year for Hindman and Ashley Freiberg.
After winning the Grand Sport class driver’s title last season as Fall-Line’s starting driver (co-driver John Edwards), the Road Atlanta win was his first as the closing driver and the race ran on one of the wettest weekends on record.
“This was the most challenging race I had to finish all year,” said Hindman. “The track conditions were so bad, it was unbelievably wet and I was hydroplaning everywhere.”
Immediately after the race Hindman was off, back to England for a few days at the I Zone simulator at Silverstone before heading to the Czech Republic and the Brno Circuit for the October 10th 12-hour race with his fellow BMW Motorsport Juniors Victor Bouveng, Nick Cassidy and instructor Dirk Adorf.
Driving the No. 174 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M235i Racing, the quartet did not disappoint, winning the SP3 class against faster competitors.
Hindman continued, “I cannot thank everybody at BMW Motorsport enough for giving me the incredible opportunity to drive with Dirk, Nick, Victor, and Louis (Zolder 24).
“We knew winning would be a challenge because of how fast the other cars in the SP3 class are, but the brilliant strategy and hard work by the whole Walkenhorst Motorsport crew along with very clean, consistent driving is what did it for us.
“I was honored to just have the chance to be an American racing overseas while flying the BMW colors at the same time. My first win in Europe and hopefully not the last!”