Hindman Heads to Charm City
 August 29, 2012| 
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Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing driver Trent Hindman won’t have long to dwell over his Road America results, as he and the rest of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda field head to the Inner Harbor section of Baltimore, Md. for the penultimate rounds of the 2012 season, joining the IZOD IndyCar Series, American Le Mans Series and Star Mazda Championship for the second Annual Grand Prix of Baltimore.

After putting together a string of six Top-5 finishes, including his first USF2000 podium earlier in the month at Mid-Ohio and a fourth place in Race 1 at Road America, Races 2 and 3 at Road America were a bit of a stumble, as Hindman recorded sixth and eighth-place finishes to close out the weekend.

“Road America didn’t go as we had hoped, but sometimes you have weekends like that,” said Hindman shortly after the event. “The best thing to do is not to dwell on it and look forward to the next race. I know that Dominic and Nick (team owners Dominic and Nick Cape) will have the car well-prepared for this weekend.”

Streets of Baltimore
Envisioned as an east coast version of the Long Beach Grand Prix, the temporary street circuit in Baltimore packs a mixture of high speed straights, sweeping corners and an extremely tight hairpin into just over two miles of track, weaving around Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Convention Center in the historic Inner Harbor section of downtown. In spite of a successful debut in 2011, there were questions about the event’s future before Andretti Sports Marketing took over promotion of the event earlier this year to ensure its future.

“I’ve been looking forward to Baltimore ever since we finished up at St. Pete in March and I’m glad they were able to bring the race back this year. I really enjoy the challenges that street circuits present and after the problems we had a Sebring, St. Pete was where my season really started.”

Drivers hit the track for their first official session of the weekend Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern for practice. Follow the action with Live Timing and Scoring at www.usf2000.com/livetiming, and follow the action semi-live on Twitter by following @altemus_prime.

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda is also featured in the “Mazda Motorsports Hour” on the Discovery Velocity network. Highlights of the Baltimore of the USF2000 championship will be broadcast on Saturday, October 6th at 12 p.m. Eastern. Check with your cable or satellite provider to see if you get Velocity.

Schedule, Rounds 11 and 12, 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Streets of Baltimore, Md. 

2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit

Friday, August 31
8:00 - 8:30 a.m., Practice
1:15 - 1:45 p.m., Qualifying

Saturday, September 1
1:45 - 2:15 p.m., Round 11, 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda

Sunday, September 2
10:35 - 11:15 a.m., Round 12, 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda

Standings, 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda after 10 of 14 Rounds

1. Matthew Brabham, 248 points
2. Spencer Pigot -14
3. Scott Anderson, -50
4. Matthew DiLeo, -82
5. Roman Lagudi, -90
6. Trent Hindman, -95


Trent Hindman
Wayside, N.J. native Trent Hindman comes to the 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda off a diverse season of racing that includes winning the Ontario Formula Ford Championship, a runner-up finish in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda and selection to the prestigious Team USA Scholarship. Hindman will return to the U.K. in 2012 with Cliff Dempsey Racing to contest the Formula Renault BARC Championship. A former Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out winner, Hindman’s goal is to progress through the “Mazda Road to Indy” program, culminating in a ride in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Hindman is racing with defending USF2000 champions Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and would like to thank Sparco, Racelite Protection and Altemus Prime Communications for their support. 

Away from the track, Hindman attends Ocean Township High School in Oakhurst, N.J. He resides in Wayside with his parents Doug and Kim and his sister Sloane.

Learn more about Trent Hindman at www.trenthindman.com.  

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