USA: James Hinchcliffe Road America preview

James Hinchcliffe Looks to visit victory lane at the legendary race course. TORONTO, ON. (AUGUST 3, 2004) Oakville, ON resident and Rookie of the Year points leader James Hinchcliffe (Franczak Enterprises / AIM Autosport / ...

James Hinchcliffe Looks to visit victory lane at the legendary race course.

TORONTO, ON. (AUGUST 3, 2004) Oakville, ON resident and Rookie of the Year points leader James Hinchcliffe (Franczak Enterprises / AIM Autosport / #56), is looking forward to rounds nine and ten in the Formula BMW USA Championship series. Running in conjunction with the Champ Car World Series, this is the first time that the series will visit the Road America race circuit.

After the first eight rounds in the overall series championship, Hinchcliffe finds himself sitting in the third position. Turning heads where ever here goes, the talented Canadian will look to the Kettle Moraine Region for his first victory in 2004. Hinchcliffe, a 17-year-old Oakville Trafalgar High School recent graduate, has been the most consistent driver in the series garnering eight top five finishes in eight events. Hinchcliffe will look to continue his recent success and consistency at the demanding course. "I always dreamed of racing at Road America," stated Hinchcliffe. "Now I get the opportunity and it is with the Champ Car Series. I understand that this is a tough circuit to set the car up but I have total faith in my AIM Autosport team."

The former multi time karting champion currently sits third in the overall series championship trailing his closest rival by a mere 6 points. Even though Hinchcliffe is one of the younger drivers in the series, he is in charge of the BMW Rookie Cup Championship as he is outpacing the competitive group by 12 points. "It is good to be leading rookie points, but we want the overall championship so we must close the gap this weekend. We are working very hard to achieve our goals and I think that we have a chance of attaining them."

The Formula BMW USA Championship will hit the track on Friday morning with qualifying sessions taking place that afternoon. Races will take place Saturday and Sunday afternoon as Hinchcliffe will look to come home victorious from Wisconsin.

-www.jameshinchcliffe.com

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers James Hinchcliffe