Trent Hindman – Getting Closer!

Written by Team USA. Posted in Driver Blogs, Trent Hindman

Published on October 01, 2011 with No Comments

Bowmanville, Ont., Canada (October 1, 2011) – It’s almost time! I have been dying to jump on the plane and get over to England ever since it was announced that Spencer, Neil and I would be the Team USA Scholarship drivers this year. Even though I am incredibly excited to get to the UK, these past few weeks have been unbelievably busy. As I am writing this, I am in Mosport again for the final round of the Ontario Formula Ford Championship. I am very happy to say that I am the 2011 OFFC Champion as well as winning the Rookie of the Year award. I am so happy that I won my first car championship with such a great team in a great series. Running the OFFC this year with Brian Graham and BGR Team Grote has been an excellent learning experience for me! I definitely will use all that I have learned this season when I go to England.

This next week before I go to the UK is the finale of the Skip Barber National Championship. I’m extremely excited because it is at Lime Rock Park (photo, right, by courtesy of Kelly Brouillet/Skip Barber Racing School) , one of my favorite tracks, and it is still possible for me to win the championship. It will be very difficult, but it is very possible that it can happen. In between Mosport and Lime Rock, it would be nice if I could make an appearance at school! I do have to fit in a few days of classes before I head off to the next race. I am very lucky that my teachers and counselors have been very patient and supportive of my racing so far this season. I can’t thank them enough for that!

Since we are racing the finale in Lime Rock, we cannot race on Sundays, so everything is scheduled a day earlier whenever we race there. The final race of the season will be wrapped up on Saturday. Then it’s off to the Skip Barber banquet to celebrate a great season with all my friends and teammates on Saturday evening. I am looking forward to that! When it ends, my parents and I will make the quick three-hour drive home to New Jersey where my mom will spend the better part of Sunday washing my smelly racing gear and getting me packed up for my flight to England. I will be flying through the night Sunday and many people have told me I must try to sleep so I am ready to roll when Jeremy picks me up at London Heathrow on Monday morning. But to be honest with you, how the heck am I going to sleep? My excitement level is literally off the charts right now!

The next time I report to you, I will either be in Connecticut racing at Skip Barber or, hopefully, I will be in England! Either way, I am really enjoying writing these blogs, and I can’t wait to report on what it is like in the UK, being away from everything I am used to and being on my own. For now though, reporting from North America is the best I can do!

Until next time…

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