Official release: A second-place finish by Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 drivers John Edwards and Trent Hindman in Friday’s 2.5-hour Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race secured the first professional driver’s title for 19-year old Hindman, the team championship for Fall-Line, and the third GS manufacturer’s championship for BMW in the last four years (2010, 2011, 2014).
Entering the season finale at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA, Hindman held a five-point lead in the driver’s standings. The 19-year old started the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 from the rear of the GS field after not posting a time in the red-flagged qualifying session on Friday. He moved strongly through the field before handing off to Edwards. Edwards held the fourth position until the third- and second-place competitors made contact with two laps remaining, and Edwards maneuvered past both. He finished 2.186 seconds behind the winning Mustang of Ian James and Billy Johnson to secure the title for Hindman and put himself into the runner-up spot.
In the Street Tuner class, the best result for BMW drivers in Friday’s race was a fourth-place finish by the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i of Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra. The 2013 ST co-champions were also the highest-placing BMW drivers in class, finishing fourth in driver points.
“Overall, BMW is quite satisfied with this year’s CTSSC season,” said Gordon McDonnell, BMW NA Motorsport Manager. “Of course Trent (Hindman) will have the headlines, but every BMW driver deserves our thanks for their efforts. Now it is time to celebrate, but very shortly we will begin work for the 2015 CTSCC campaign and we expect nothing less than to continue our winning ways.”