Hindman Looks to Regroup at St. Petersburg
 March 21, 2012| 
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Wayside, N.J. - There isn't much time for Hindman to dwell over the events of last week at Sebring International Raceway, where a pair of race incidents left him 22nd in Championship points. Six days to be exact as the teams of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda head two hours west toward Tampa/Clearwater for Rounds 3 and 4 of the season as part of the IZOD IndyCar Series opener at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

"The sooner I can get back into the race car and put last week behind me, the better", said Hindman. "My two results from Sebring were by far the worst I've had in my brief career. We had the speed all week, but the breaks just didn't go our way."

The temporary street/airport circuit on the shores of Tampa Bay presents some new challenges to Hindman.

"St. Pete will be my first ‘true’ street race", said Hindman. "The big thing that separates St. Pete from Sebring or Silverstone, two other airport circuits, is that the sections of the St. Pete circuit that aren't runway are public roads with little to no run-off and less than ideal sight lines. The margin for error is going to be very slim."

Schedule, Rounds 3 & 4, 2012 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1.8-mile, 14 Turn temporary street circuit

Thursday, March 22
5:35 pm - 6:05 pm - Practice 1

Friday, March 23
10:30 am - 11:00 am - Practice 2
4:05 pm - 4:35 pm – Qualifying

Saturday, March 24
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm - Round 3, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda

Sunday, March 25
9:15 am - 9:55 am - Round 4, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda

Live timing and scoring is available at www.usf2000.com/livetiming, and follow the action semi-live on Twitter by following @altemus_prime.


Trent Hindman
Wayside, N.J. native Trent Hindman comes to the 2012 Cooper Tires Presents the USF2000 National 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 MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, Skip Barber Racing School, DFL Carpentry Inc., Zydro +, Team USA Scholarship, Sparco, Premier Woodcraft, 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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