Fall-Line Motorsports driver captures pole at Lime Rock Park

Hindman becomes youngest CTSCC pole winner in series history

Lakeville, CT (September 27, 2013) - It was a special day for Fall-Line Motorsports today at Lime Rock Park as they qualified their three BMW M3s at the season-ending Continental Tire Sports Car Series race as part of the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend. This will be the last race under the GRAND-AM umbrella and Fall-Line is looking to end 2013 in style. The team is off to a great start as Trent Hindman put the #48 on pole for tomorrow's GS race and became the youngest pole-sitter (18 years, 7 days) in the series' 13-year history. Hugh Plumb qualified the #45 car in fourth for a very strong starting position and Mark Boden will have to start in 16th for the 2.5-hour race tomorrow.

The Lime Rock Park race marks only Hindman's fifth GRAND-AM race in his first year in sports cars after getting an early start in single-seater open-wheel cars. He made the switch to sports car racing earlier this year and has been dedicated to improving his craft and making the necessary adjustments to his driving style as well as learning the ins and outs of endurance racing. With the help and support of the Fall-Line team, Hindman has quickly gotten up to speed and this pole position solidifies that hard work and puts him in the record books.

#48 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Coupe: Charles Espenlaub, Trent Hindman
#48 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 Coupe: Charles Espenlaub, Trent Hindman

Photo by: Art Fleischmann

Driving the #48 Cirocco Ozzimo/ Atlas Acon/ DFL Interiors/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW with veteran Charles Espenlaub has made for a very impressive combination with two very solid drivers who are both capable of bringing the car home in first place. Hindman will drive the first stint and then pass over to Espenlaub who is chasing the 3rd place position in the overall driver championship.

Hugh Plumb qualified the #45 Eagle/ B+ Foundation/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW in fourth position and has an excellent chance of ending the 2013 season with a podium finish. This race event marks the final race for Plumb and Al Carter together in the #45 car but after a long and successful string of races together are still looking to finish on top. The pair has three podium finishes to their name and are aiming to add to that number in front of a home crowd during tomorrow's race.

Although Mark Boden isn't starting as close to the front as he would have liked, the team owner knows that it is a long race and patience has been one of his strong suits. He will start in the #46 Trim-Tex Drywall Products/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW 16th for the race but the goal is to make up positions while being very cautious of mid-pack traffic on a course where passing is tough. Boden, too, is in the driver championship race and currently sits 6th just 14 points out of 3rd. Look for co-driver Bryan Sellers to get in the car at the earliest opportunity and make his way to the front.

Team Manager Michael Harvey: "Just a great day for the Fall-Line BMWs, Trent drove a magnificent qualifying session today and was rewarded with his first series pole. Race day is a different animal but the Fall-Line guys did a great job to put us in prime position to start tomorrow. We have three strong race cars and we look forward to finishing 2013 strong and bringing BMW another win at their home track."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Charles Espenlaub , Hugh Plumb , Bryan Sellers , Mark Boden , Al Carter , Trent Hindman
Teams Fall-Line Motorsports
Article type Qualifying report
Tags charles espenlaub, fall line motorsports, lime rock, mark boden, trent hindman