Trent Hindman is one of professional sports car racing’s budding superstars, competing full time in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge. In addition, the 25-year-old has generated a name for himself as a guy who can jump behind the wheel of anything.
That isn’t an opinion, the facts back it up. This season, Wright Motorsports called on Hindman to co-drive their Porsche 911 GT3 R at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (to fourth and second-place finishes, to boot). In 2019, his lone full season in IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship GT Daytona (GTD) competition, Hindman scored the season-long championship in an Acura.
This week, Hindman returns to action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in his Michelin Pilot Challenge Aston Martin, as well as the Prototype Challenge machine.
Of course, we SCCA members think of Hindman at Mid-Ohio in 2016, locked in a GT-2 duel at the Runoffs with Andrew Aquilante – and coming away with the win. That was just three years after a thrilling, similar battle went the other way, when Hindman was just 17 and announced himself as a force.
Our friends at IMSA have noticed too, and the team at IMSA.com recently profiled the prolific young racer here.
But once an SCCA racer, always an SCCA racer – and when Hindman returns to Mid-Ohio this weekend as a professional, he’ll have 67,000-plus fellow Club members cheering him on.
You can watch Hindman via TrackPass on the NBC Sports app all weekend long. His Michelin Pilot Challenge race begins at 3:35 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 15; his Prototype Challenge race is at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, May 16. Those of you who prefer to watch on cable can see both races, tape delayed, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 25 on NBCSN, so set your DVRs now!
Photo by Jay Bonvouloir