Trent Hindman – What a Great Surprise!

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

Published on September 09, 2011 with No Comments

Wayside, N.J. (September 9, 2011) – Being selected for this year’s Team USA Scholarship came as a complete surprise for me! I was in Mosport for a Formula Ford 1600 race this past weekend, and when I heard the announcement that I had been selected, I was ecstatic! When it finally sunk in that I would be going to the UK to represent the United States in the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy events, I really did realize how great this opportunity is for me. I have always wanted to go race in Europe, and now, thanks to the Team USA Scholarship, I will finally be able to do so!

Being selected to represent the United States and the Team USA Scholarship is quite an honor. I have wanted to be a part of the program ever since I was a little kid and learned about what it was. I am extremely grateful to everybody who makes this great scholarship program possible! Jeremy Shaw, along with the scholarship’s many supporters, do an incredible job of putting everything together so young junior drivers even have an opportunity like this available!

Unfortunately, I could not be in Baltimore for the official announcement due to the fact that I was contesting the Ontario Formula Ford Championship with Brian Graham of BGR Team Grote (RIGHT, en route to victory in Montreal/Photo courtesy of Teresa Matkovich, Photo Arts International). Originally, I went to Canada to race Formula Fords for extra seat time in between the Skip Barber National races. I am really happy that I am racing up there now because it is good practice for when I go to the UK! Anyway, this weekend I got two poles, a win, and a second! I am really pleased with how everything is going up there.

I am super-excited to “get this show on the road!” I cannot stop thinking about what it is going to be like driving through Paddock Hill Bend at Brands Hatch or Becketts at Silverstone! But before I get too caught up with going to the UK, I have to keep thinking about finishing the year in the Skip Barber National Championship and the Ontario Formula Ford Championship!

I can’t wait!!

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