USA: James Hinchcliffe Lime Rock preview

Hinchcliffe Prepares For Formula BMW Competition James Hinchcliffe looks to start season off right at Lime Rock Park. TORONTO, ON. (May 25, 2004) -- 17-year-old James Hinchcliffe (Jadome Enterprises / Franzak) heads to the 2.258 mile Lime...

Hinchcliffe Prepares For Formula BMW Competition
James Hinchcliffe looks to start season off right at Lime Rock Park.

TORONTO, ON. (May 25, 2004) -- 17-year-old James Hinchcliffe (Jadome Enterprises / Franzak) heads to the 2.258 mile Lime Rock Park race course to compete in the opening round of the 2004 Formula BMW (FBMW) USA Championship Series. Hinchcliffe, who is coming off a strong test at Mid-Ohio, will look to continue his pace and contend for the premiere win in North American competition.

Hinchcliffe, a previous race winner in the SCCA FF1600 division and the Bridgestone / FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Series, is a proven front runner and will be looking to get the season started off right in his hunt for the championship. "I love these cars and had a great test two weeks ago" explained Hinchcliffe in a recent phone interview. "I am excited to get the season started and am pumped for next weekend." The Oakville, Ontario resident enters his rookie season with the knowledgeable AIM Autosport squad and will look to expand on their vast variety of championship titles.

Though Hinchcliffe has been very busy with promotional activities and the daunting task of trying to secure sponsorship funds for his racing career, he has continued his workout program each and every day and is keeping up with the educational demands of missing school. With a packed schedule already, the 12th grade student has added several pro karting events on the tab through out the '04 season.

James will hit the track Friday morning for his first practice session of the weekend's competition. Hinchcliffe will look to put his Mobil 1 BMW race car on the provision pole in qualifying for race #1 on Friday afternoon. With the implementation of the double race weekends, James will qualify again Saturday morning for Sunday's race #2. Wheel-to-wheel racing competition begins Saturday at 1:25pm. Fans can go online to www.bmw-motorsport.com to get an up-to-date schedule and view results for each and every on-track session.

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Series Formula BMW
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