Fall-Line Motorsports GS Drivers

  #46 Trent Hindman

 

The incredible effort by Fall-Line is what ultimately made Trent the youngest GS champion in the history of the Continential Tires Sports Car Challenge at just 19 years of age.

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2014: IMSA Continental Tires Sportscar Challenge – Grand Sport (GS) Drivers’ Champion with Fall-Line Motorsports 2 wins, 3 poles, 6 podiums and 9 top-five finishes

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Trent Hindman, son of Kim & Douglas, started racing karts as an 8 year old. After winning multiple club championships at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ in 2005, he began competing in World Karting Association National events. 2008 was an exceptional year for Trent. In addition to finishing in the top three in WKA season points, Trent also competed in the STARS of Karting series. Trent won the Cadet East Division, Cadet West Division, and topped it off with the Cadet National Championship. He competed in the SKUSA Supernationals that year as well, finishing in second place in HPV Junior. In 2009, Trent once again contested the World Karting Association National series, ending up with two National victories en route to a season ending 2nd and 3rd place finish overall. He was awarded “Most Improved Junior Driver” at the end of the season. He also began the transition into cars in early 2009, competing in several Skip Barber Regional races, finishing on the podium many times. By the beginning of 2010, Trent finished 4th overall in points in the Skip Barber Southern Series. He was awarded “Most Improved Driver” in the Skip Barber Southern Series. In 2010, Trent continued to compete in the Skip Barber Regional Series. In December of 2010, Trent competed in the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out in Laguna Seca, California. After four intense days of competition, Trent was awarded one of the two top prizes; a scholarship to compete in the full 2011 season of the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda. This gave Trent the prestigious honor of being a Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development driver for the entire 2011 season. 2011 started off slowly for Trent, but as the year progressed, his results did too. He was able to finish his season in the Skip Barber National Series in second place, with 6 poles, 3 wins, and 9 podiums. Trent won the Rookie of the Year award as well. In between all of the excitement of running the Skip Barber National, Trent was also given the opportunity to race the Ontario Formula Ford Championship with Brian Graham Racing Team Grote as well. It was a great season as Trent went on to win the championship with 10 poles, 8 wins, and 12 podiums finishes. He also received Rookie of the Year honors. One of the biggest wins of Trent’s career came in June with BGR Team Grote during the weekend of the Formula One Grand Prix of Canada. The Formula Ford 1600 drivers ran the support races prior to the start of the Formula One race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Trent took the win in the wet on Sunday in Race 2. Another incredible highlight of 2011 was Trent’s selection to the Team USA Scholarship. After a long interview process and an on-track shootout, Trent was chosen out of fourteen other standout junior drivers in the US to travel to the UK to compete in the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy races. In his first time ever racing in Europe, Trent qualified on the pole and won his first heat race in the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. Unfortunately, in his Sunday morning semi-final, he made contact in the ever-so-difficult Druids Bend, forcing him to start 21st in the main event. Trent was able to claw his way back up to the top-10 where he finished a respectable 9th place. Two weeks later saw Hindman travel back to England for his second trip, this time at  Silverstone for the Walter Hayes Trophy. After qualifying 3rd, then  winning and placing 4th in each of his heat races, Trent was 7th on the grid for the start of the Grand Final. An incredible 15 lap battle took place where the top seven cars challenged for the win. The young American found himself all over this lead pack and finished a very well deserved 6th place. For the 2012 season, Trent signed with the extremely successful USF2000 team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. After finishing 2nd in the USF2000 Winterfest Championship with 6 podiums and 1 fastest lap, everything was looking great going into the full championship. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and 2012 was a less than ideal year for Trent, filled with constant bad luck. Even through all the difficulties 2012 brought, Trent was still able to finish out the season 5th place in the championship with 2 podiums. At the very end of 2012, Trent made the difficult decision to switch over to sportscar racing. After multiple tests with Fall-Line Motorsports, it was decided that he would run the SCCA Majors Tour in the GT2 class for the first half of 2013. Trent drove his 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to 8 race wins, 9 pole positions, 8 fastest laps, and set 5 new track records in races at COTA, VIR, Blackhawk Farms, Mid-Ohio, and the June Sprints at Road America. This ultimately culminated into an SCCA U.S. Majors GT2 Championship and a solid 2nd place finish at the 50th Anniversary SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America. Alongside his success in SCCA competition, Trent made his debut in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class with Fall-Line at Indianapolis. Completing the last 5 races of the season starting at Indy, Trent and co-driver Charles Espenlaub made a fantastic late season run. The duo ended the CTSCC season with 3 top 5 finishes, 1 podium, and a pole position in the season finale at Lime Rock Park, making Trent the youngest pole sitter in the history of the CTSCC. Late in the offseason after the 2013 campaign, it was announced that Trent would be given the opportunity to drive the Fall-Line Motorsports, Trim-Tex BMW E92 M3 alongside BMW factory driver John Edwards for the full 2014 CTSCC season. They started off the season incredibly strong and never looked back, caught in an intense battle for the championship all year long. Despite some bad luck during races at Watkins Glen, Kansas, and VIR, the two drivers managed to finish nine of the 12 races in the top four, with two wins, two pole positions, one track record, and six podium finishes. The incredible effort by Fall-Line is what ultimately made Trent the youngest GS champion in the history of the Continential Tires Sports Car Challenge at just 19 years of age.
2014:
  • IMSA Continental Tires Sportscar Challenge – Grand Sport (GS) Drivers’ Champion with Fall-Line Motorsports
  • 2 wins, 3 poles, 6 podiums and 9 top-five finishes
2013:
  • IMSA CTSC – GS Class: 1 podium, 1 pole (CTSC youngest ever pole winner) and 3 top-five finishes
  • SCCA Majors GT2 Champion with Fall-Line Motorsports: 8 wins, 9 poles, 8 fastest laps and 5 new track records
2012:
  • 5th in USF2000 Championship: 2 podiums, 7 top-five finishes
2011:
  • Ontario Formula Ford Champion and Rookie of the Year (10 poles, 8 wins, and 12 podiums)
  • Formula Tour 1600 – Won the support race during Formula One’s Canadian GP
  • Team USA Scholarship Winner
  • Skip Barber National Championship: Rookie of the Year and 2nd in Championship: 6 poles, 3 wins, 9 podiums
2010:
  • Skip Barber Southern Series – 4th overall in championship & awarded “Most Improved Driver”
  • Winner of Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out
2009:
  • WKA Man Cup – multiple class wins and awarded “Most Improved Jr. Driver”
  • International Kart Federation Grand Nationals – runner-up in in Junior Super Sportsman and TAG Jr. Championships
  • WKA New Jersey Sprint Series – Champion
2008:
  • STARS of Karting Cadet National Champion, Cadet East Division Champion, and Cadet West Division Champion
  • WKA Northeast Sprint Series – Champion in three classes
  • SuperKarts USA Supernationals – 2nd in HPV Jr. Championship
  • Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle – driver search finalist; tested Ford Focus Jr. Midget
2007:
  • World Karting Association (WKA) Northeast Sprint Series Champion
 
 

#46 Ashley Freiberg

 

Ashley offers a human interest story that resonates with fans of all ages. She is a captivating budding professional athlete and often times referred to as the next Danica Patrick.

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First female overall race winner at Daytona International Speedway. First female overall Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race winner

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Ashley tightening her helmet.   23-year-old Ashley Freiberg was first introduced to racing at age 11 when she worked as a timing and scoring official at the local go kart track. Just a short two years later in 2004, Freiberg decided to try racing and entered her first karting event that December with the World Karting Association (WKA) at Daytona International Speedway. At the end of her first season, Freiberg had placed fourth overall in the Championship Enduro Series as well as finishing seventh overall in the WKA points. Having completed her first season, the passion for racing continued to grow for the young driver. By 2006, Freiberg had her first regional and national karting wins and had earned a WKA national title and a CES regional title. Freiberg, deciding to expand her horizons, began her path in formula cars. Freiberg started competing in cars with the Skip Barber Racing Series while continuing to race karts and build experience. In 2009, she was well on her way to making history by becoming the first female in history to podium in the BFGoodrich Skip Barber National Series race at Road America. Also in 2009 Freiberg captured four race wins at Sebring, Road America, Road Atlanta, and Carolina Motorsports Park and was featured in the online web series, Rev, which accumulated over eight million viewers. In 2010, Freiberg amassed 25 Skip Barber race wins and two Skip Barber Series Championships, becoming the first woman to win an overall Barber Series Championship, and the first woman to win a Skip Barber National Series Race. Freiberg, deciding to expand her skills even more, entered the Skip Barber MX-5 Cup Series where she became the first woman to win a MX-5 cup race and earned four wins in the six races she entered. During the same year she was awarded the prestigious Coach’s Choice Award as the best all-around driver in the Skip Barber Racing Series. Freiberg also became only the second female, other than Danica Patrick, to be nominated as a candidate for the Team USA Scholarship. In 2011, Freiberg won four Skip Barber races at the start of the year, and spent the rest of her year working hard to land a full-time ride for 2012. In 2012 TRUECar sponsored her to race with JDC Motorsports in INDYCAR’s Star Mazda Championship as part of the “Mazda Road to Indy.” She finished 11th overall in her rookie season in Star Mazda, capturing six top 10’s with a best finish of sixth place at the Baltimore Grand Prix. In 2013, Freiberg switched gears to focus on a future career in Sportscars. She joined sponsor EFFORT Racing in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, quickly grabbing two top-five finishes in her debut during the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. She earned the Series’ points lead after securing her first podium of the year with a second place finish in Race #1 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May to tie her for the championship points lead. The next race weekend at Watkins Glen Freiberg made history again by becoming the first woman to claim an overall GT3 Cup Challenge victory in North America with her win in race #2.  The win also broke the championship tie, giving her the lead in the series championship point’s battle by four points. The weekend would be her last races with the team as the two parted ways halfway through the season. Sports Illustrated Magazine named Freiberg a “Face in the Crowd” in 2013 and featured her in their online series ‘Sports Illustrated NOW’ after her win at Watkins Glen. To stay fit for her racing, Freiberg explores the outdoors through rock climbing as told to espnW in a special athlete on-the-track feature. Rock climbing allows Freiberg to push her mind past her fear of heights, which helps give her the confidence to push the limits in her car while she is racing. Freiberg also became the first athlete advocate for Lady GaGa’s Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), which was founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta in 2011 to foster a more accepting society (anti-bullying). In November 2013, Ashley represented the foundation in the ING New York City Marathon to help raise funds and awareness toward creating a kinder, safer world, and recorded her journey through a series of blogs exclusive to espnW. In 2014, Freiberg was invited to race and make her debut with Fall-Line Motorsports in a BMW M3 at Daytona in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) in the BMW Performance 200, where started 12th with teammate Shelby Blackstock, and ended up winning the race. With this win in her first ever endurance race and first ever race in CTSCC, she became the first woman in history to win a race (overall) at Daytona International Speedway, as well as the first woman in history to win a race (overall) in CTSCC. In 2015, Freiberg became a BMW of North America Driver as well as a partnering with IHG Rewards Club to race a BMW M3 in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with Fall-Line Motorsports alongside co-driver Trent Hindman. In the first race of the season at Daytona, they placed a solid 4th, and are looking to win the overall championship. The Illinois native appears to have a normal quiet life when she is at home in Vermont. She can be found enjoying the outdoors by also cycling, rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, running and skate skiing. However, daily activities also include strength and balance training as well as studying driving with both data review and simulator driving in order to push herself to the limit in any way possible to be prepared for the track. Ashley offers a human interest story that resonates with fans of all ages. She is a captivating budding professional athlete and often times referred to as the next Danica Patrick. And like Danica, Ashley is good news!  Ashley has been a guest profiled on:  

2015:

Became a BMW of North America driver with support from IHG Rewards Club

2014:

  • First female overall race winner at Daytona International Speedway
  • First female overall Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race winner

2013:

  • Named to “Face in the Crowd” by Sports Illustrated  
  • First female overall North American GT3 Cup Challenge Winner

2012:

  • Captured six top 10’s in her rookie season in the Star Mazda Championship with a best finish of 6th place at Baltimore Grand Prix

2011:

  • Signed a two year partnership with TrueCar to continue up the Road to Indy Ladder in the Star Mazda Championship for 2012

2010:

  • First woman to win an overall Skip Barber Championship
  • First woman to win a Skip Barber MX-5 Cup Race
  • Awarded Coach’s Choice Award as Best All-Around Driver
  • Nominated as a candidate for Team USA Scholarship

2009:

  • First woman to win a BFGoodrich Skip Barber National Series race at New Jersey Motorsports Park
  • Featured in the online web series Rev
  • Invited to West Palm Beach International Raceway by the AMGMercedes Driving Academy to teach Olympic Silver Medalists and X-Games Champions how to drive

2008:

  • Entered in first race in a Formula Mazda
  • Graduated from Women in the Winner’s Circle Driver Development Academy

2007:

  • Won 4th Karting Championship
  • Selected to attend the Women in the Winner’s Circle Driver Development Academy

2006:

  • Captured first regional and national karting wins
  • Completed an undefeated season in CES
  • Won her first WKA National Title
 

 #48 Mark Boden

 
Mark Boden Birthdate: March 25, 1965 Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois Currently Residing: Winnetka, Illinois Wife: Ginger, Kids: Joey, Anna, Tess Mark Boden started racing in 1998, the same year his son Joey was born. Most people end their hobby or motorsports when their children are born but that is when Boden began his. Boden decided to start Fall-Line Motorsports out of frustration with the motorsports industry. He felt the market lacked a company that really focused on the enthusiast racer. Mark Boden: “There have been so many memorable times and memorable people I have met in the past years. But the team victory of winning the GS championship last year (2014) was one of the best.”  
Career highlights in racing include:
  • 2009 SCCA GT2 Championship
  • Winning Watkins Glen and Indy back to back (2013) in GS with my friend Bryan Sellers.
 

 #48 Tonis Kasemets

 
A native Estonian, born in March 17th in 1974, is now a U.S. citizen and calls his home Mundelein, Illinois. Tonis has been married to his beautiful wife Ilona for 22 years and has two kids; Ayrton who is 19 and attends Oakland University, and Adry who is 12. Both kids are competitive swimmers. Tonis started racing more than 30 years ago in the Soviet Union, which Estonia was a part of. He started out racing go-karts and then small formula cars. After moving from Estonia to the U.S. in 1994, Tonis continued to follow his passion to drive race cars. He drove “everything that had wheels on it” in the open-wheel world with great success. He drove Formula Fords, Formula 2000, Formula Atlantic all the way up to ChampCar. Sportscars were introduced to Tonis in 2006 with a couple of Daytona Prototype (DP) races and since that time he has drove many different DP cars including four Daytona 24H race. He has also won the prestigious 25H Thunderhill race. Tonis ran with Fall Line motorsports in 2011 three races in GS class and 2012 and 2013 was with the Multimatic Aston Martin team. It was there that he scored his first pole position for Aston Martin in the GS class. In 2014 Tonis also did two races in an LMPC car at the Daytona 24H and Sebring 12H. Tonis also works as full time driver coach and race engineer for Pabst Racing in USF2000 and K-Hill Motorsports in the Atlantic championship.. His students have won SCCA Runoffs and Pro Atlantic Championship. His passion is race cars and driving them fast.

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2011
  •  Grand Am GS championship
  •  3 races with Fall Line
  •  One top sixth finish and 3 top ten   finishes
  •  Vintage Mille Miglia race in Italy
  •  Indy Light championship
  •  1 race, start and finished 8th
  2010     
  •  USF 2000 Championship
  •  4 Races, one win, two podium, four   top six.
  •  Indy Light championship
  •  2 Races
  •  2 sixth place finishes
  2009
  •  Atlantic Championship
  •  5th place in Championship standings
  •  1 podium
  •  6 top 5 finishes
  2008   
  •  Atlantic Championship
  •  2 third places
  •  Grand Am Daytona Prototype
  2007     
  •  Grand Am Daytona Prototype
  •  IMSA Lite
  •  2 victories
  •  3 pole position
  •  1 qualifying record
  •  Atlantic Championship
  •  17th Road America
  •  SCCA Formula Atlantic
  •  2nd place
  •  25 Hours of Thunderhill
  2006
  •  Champ Car World Series
  •  Raced for Rocketsport Racing in 5   events
  •  Best finish 11th in Edmonton   Alberta
  •  Best qualifying 8th Road America
  •  Grand Am Daytona Prototype
  •  2 events
  •  Watkins Glen, New York
  •  Sonoma, California
  •  Tested Champ Car for RuSport Racing
  2005
  •  Toyota Atlantic Championship
  •  Finished 2nd in Championship   standings
  •  3 victories
  •  3 second places
  •  6 pole positions
  •  Tested Champ Car for Dale Coyne   Racing
  •  Tested Champ Car for Conquest   Racing
  2004
  •  Toyota Atlantic Championship
  •  6 events
  •  2 top 5 finishes
  •  Tested Champ Car for Dale Coyne   Racing
  2003
  •  Formula Zetec Championship
  •  1 victory
  •  7 top 3 finishes
  •  SCCA Formula Atlantic
  2002
  •  Formula Zetec Championship
  •  1 victory
  •  5 top 3 finishes
  •  4th in Championship
  2001
  • Formula Zetec Championship
  • 3 victories
  • 4 pole positions
  F 2000 
  • Championship
  • 2 events in Road America
  2000
  •  SCCA Formula Continental
  •  Won U.S. National Championship
  1999
  •  SCCA Formula Continental
  1998
  •  SCCA Formula Continental
  •  Won 8 of 10 events
  1995 
  •  Formula Opel Lotus Series
  •  Awarded “Estonia’s Best Racer”   award
  1994
  •  Formula Opel Lotus Series
    1993
  •  Baltic States Kart Racing   Championship
  •  Championship winner
  1992  
  •  Baltic States Kart Racing   Championship
  •  Championship winner
  1982  
  •  Began ice racing in his fathers car   on Baltic Sea
  •  Began racing Go Karts (1982-1993)
 

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