TEAM RELEASE: Edwards and Hindman Face More Adversity at Watkins Glen in CTSC
Watkins Glen, NY (June 29, 2014) – All started well for the sole Fall-Line BMW M3 for the Continental Tire 150 at the Glen earlier today as John Edwards and Trent HIndman started the 2.5-hour race in third position. Just before halfway, misfortune struck the talented duo when Edwards was forced into a situation by another competitor that unfortunately compromised the car. Ultimately, this contact caused suspension damage that led to a blown tire. The points-leading car took the checkered flag from pit lane while getting repaired and were classified P19 at the close of the race.
Hindman started the race and drove a masterful stint maintaining his starting position and pitting from P4 when Edwards got in the car. The team made a fantastic pit stop, which put Edwards out in P1. He made contact with the #9 Camaro driven by Andy Lally that bent the suspension on the left side of the car. From then on Edwards drove with a damaged racecar and was running P16, still on the lead lap when the left rear tire blew causing further damage to the left side of the car. He made a pit stop to get a new tire and repair as much damage of the fender as possible, but unfortunately the bodywork was so damaged that the new tire was rubbing and he was forced to pit again.
This race weekend marks the second in a row where the #46 has been plagued with ill fortune but the entire Fall-Line crew and both drivers know they have what it takes to win the GS Championship. Edwards was understandably very upset with the outcome and both be and Hindman are true competitors who strive for perfection each and every time they step into the racecar. There is still a lot of racing left in the 2014 season and rest-assured the #46 will be back in victory lane before you know it.
#46 Trim-Tex/ Cirocco & Ozzimo/ Atlas Acon/ DFL Interiors/ Fall-Line Motorsports BMW driver quotes:
John Edwards: “Most of what I have to say shouldn’t be said publicly, but it’s a disappointing day. I feel especially bad for Trent, who did a great job in his stint. I think we were faster on old tires than the Camaros so we could have won today.”
Trent Hindman: “Our race was definitely character building. We were so strong in the early stages of the race; it was really a bummer when John got hit. I’m still incredibly proud of the whole Fall-Line crew for all of their hard work throughout the whole weekend. Also, a big thank you goes out to partners Trim-Tex, Cirocco & Ozzimo, Atlas Acon, and DFL Interiors. Really looking forward to getting back at it at Mosport, where our BMW will definitely be strong!”
Michael Harvey, Fall-Line Motorsports Team Manager: “Very disappointed to meet adversity in this way, both John and Trent drove great races and we had a car capable of winning today. Fortunately we are still leading the points as we take the Fall-Line BMWs north of the border.”
The next race for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will be at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 12.
Fall-Line Motorsports is a premiere builder and fabricator of race cars for all levels of competition. Fall-Line specializes in BMW, Porsche, Audi and other high-performance makes. Fall-Line Motorsports unveiled their Grand-Am team in 2006 and won the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Championship title in 2010. In addition to fielding 3 GS BMW M3s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and an Audi R8 LMS in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Fall-Line also prepares and fabricates cars for other CTSC teams, SCCA and NASA drivers, track day prepared and high performance street vehicles. www.fall-linemotorsports.com
Atlas Acon Electric Service Corp.:
With a reputation spanning over 50 years, Atlas-Acon provides full-service electrical contracting for new construction, renovations, as well ongoing service and maintenance in the commercial and industrial markets in the greater New York area. Atlas-Acon works with some of the largest general contractors, construction managers, architects and engineers utilizing its vast expertise to manage project-specific schedules in a cost effective manner. The construction needs of its corporate clients are diverse and unique and Atlas-Acon prides itself on creating and developing innovative solutions.
Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc. is a commercial exterior and interior renovation contractor serving the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Cirocco & Ozzimo is recognized as us one of the top concrete firms in the New York City metro area and specializes in masonry, plaster and fireproofing to Building Owners, General Contractors and Consultants for building renovations and new construction.www.ciroccoandozzimo.com
JRZ Suspension Engineering was founded in 1995 by Jan Zuijdijk and specializes in building racing dampers. With experience from Formula One to OE supply, JRZ Suspension Engineering is a leading damper manufacturer. Products range from engineered motorsport solutions to ready to install street performance kits. With wins at The 24 hours of Daytona, LeMans, Sebring, and more along with major championships around the globe, JRZ has a proven track record. For 2014 JRZ Suspension Engineering has entered into a technical partnership with Fall Line motorsports, providing engineering support for the 2014 championship run.www.jrzsuspension.com
Source: Fall-Line Motorsports