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Team USA Nominee: Trent Hindman

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted August 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm Team USA Scholarship

Trent Hindman

2011 Team USA Scholarship Nominee

Trent Hindman, 15, Wayside, NJ

Current Season: Hindman has had a busy summer traveling throughout North America developing his racecraft (including a weekend trip nearing 2,000 miles). He is currently competing full-time in the Skip Barber National championship, while also making stops in the Formula Tour 1600 and Ontario Formula Ford Championship in Canada. He’s won in all three series, leads the OFFC point standings and is third overall in the Skip Barber National standings with four pole positions, two wins and 12 top-five finishes. Oh yeah, he’s actively karting too.

Previous Experience:

  • Karting
  • Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout
  • Formula Tour 1600
  • Ontario Formula Ford Championship
  • USF2000 WinterFest

Why he would be a good selection for the Team USA Scholarship: Hindman finished inside the top-five in 50-percent of his 2010 Skip Barber National race starts. In 2011, he’s bumped that number up to 100-percent. Perhaps more impressive is his performance in a Formula Ford machine where he’s logged five wins, five poles and six podiums in six races in the OFFC. In Formula Tour 1600, he has one win and two podiums in two starts. Hindman is only 15, but he’s incredibly patient and known for making smart decisions behind-the-wheel. His feedback is good — according to teams he’s worked with — which will come in extremely useful if he’s chosen to drive in an unfamiliar event in an unfamiliar country. He’s great on the brakes and has produced a couple of brilliant drives on a wet track this season. He’d make an excellent selection based on his all-around merit in-and-out of the car.

Related Reading: Team USA Scholarship: 2011 Nominees

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