Q&A with Prestige Performance Driver, Trent Hindman
Meet Prestige Performance Race Team Driver, Trent Hindman. Trent currently drives the #1 Prestige Peformance/Wayne Taylor Racing Huracan Super Trofeo in the PRO category of the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American series.
How did you become involved in racing?
As fans really, my dad has always been a car guy and loved motorsports. Some of my earliest memories are coming downstairs on a Sunday morning to him already watching the wars between Hakkinen and Schumacher, so I think inherently I took an interest in it.
My career started on two wheels. My cousin (who’s quite a few years older than I am) was racing motocross on a 250, so my dad and I more or less followed along the same path. He ended up getting pretty banged up on a consistent basis, so my mom put an end to my motocross career pretty early on. I often rode (since I wasn’t old enough to race yet) at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Every weekend a kart track would be set up in the parking lot right outside of the drag strip with cones, hay bales, etc. So my dad and I basically just migrated from two wheels to four (because karting is a much safer alternative, right?) and the rest is history.
What is your favorite racing memory?
I’m quite fortunate to have made a lot of great memories over the course of my racing life. Almost too many to single one out. If I really had to though, it would most definitely be winning the Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final at Imola last year. An incredible event, incredible team, and success on the world stage really makes that one sweet.
What division do you compete in for Lamborghini Super Trofeo? (Pro/Pro-Am/LB Cup)
I currently drive the #1 Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo in the PRO category of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America with Jonathan Cecotto.
Tell us more about the car you’re driving. What type of Lamborghini is it? What makes it so well equipped for the track?
The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO is new for 2018. Heavily based on the road-going Huracan 620-4 street car, the Super Trofeo is, in essence, the hardcore version of that car. All carbon fiber body work, motorsport traction control and ABS, motorsport engine management electronics, XTrac gearbox.. the list goes on. But to give a comparison as to how close these cars are to their road-going counterparts; there are actually people who slap plates on these things and drive them on the street!s Keep in mind this is one of the fastest GT racing categories in the world right now. Pretty impressive.
Out of all the tracks: Mid Ohio, Watkins Glen, Road America, VIR, or Laguna Seca, do you have a favorite? Why?
We’ve got a pretty sick schedule for Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, but singling one out is pretty easy for me. Watkins Glen is hands down the best track on this side of the Atlantic, but I’d say it should even be considered for top 5 best circuits worldwide. Unbelievable landscape, just the way the road follows the contours of the earth there is pretty impressive. The speed is really the main reason why though. Balls to the wall at all times, its phenomenal.
What are your goals for the 2018 Super Trofeo season?
The Prestige Performance/Wayne Taylor Racing team has a lot to live up to following our run to an overall Super Trofeo world championship last year. I think the goal remains the same, although we expect competition level to be just as, if not more competitive than 2017. Plenty of work to be done in order to defend our championships, but that is certainly our focus and I believe an attainable goal.