Cassels, Hindman grab thrilling Continental 150 win at Watkins Glen International

Trent Hindman takes the checkered flag on Saturday at Watkins Glen International


WATKINS GLEN, NY (July 2, 2016) - Bodymotion Racing has grown accustomed to winning in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, earning trips to victory lane in each of the series' past two races. 

On Saturday, Trent Hindman and Cameron Cassels ensured that trend was alive and well with a triumph in a highly competitive Continental Tire 150 at Watkins Glen International. Hindman, a 2014 series champion, led a Porsche sweep of the podium following a late-race battle that included both CJ Wilson Racing Caymans.

"For us, the only reason we were in that position was because of Cameron and his stint, and from the strategy the Bodymotion guys put in for pit stops," Hindman said. "It was all about the team putting me in the right place to make my move. Patience was king today, it would have been easy to get ahead of myself and throw the car where it didn't want to go and throw us both out of good results."

Nick Galante and Spencer Pumpelly earned their first win of the season in the Street Tuner class, outlasting fellow Cayman duos of Jason Rabe/Devin Jones and Matthew Dicken/Corey Lewis. For Galante, it was the first win of his Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Career. His co-driver, Spencer Pumpelly, picked up another yet another victory at the site of his first series win.  

"My first win. Wow. It all started with the test that we opted for. We dug deep and utilized that on the new surface [at WGI]," said Galante. "RS1 does a phenomenal job, the team engineers, everyone. We kept our head down and made our way to the front. Keeping your nose clean and passing someone where you preserve yourself and the car is key here."

The race featured an early full-course yellow, with several Grand Sport cars involved in an incident during the field's first trip through the second turn. Later, both class leaders found trouble, with ST leader Chad McCumbee spinning and tagging the tire wall, while Billy Johnson's No. 15 Ford Shelby was the victim of trouble in pit lane and an extended final stop, forcing him to surrender his advantage over his GS competitors. 

A fierce, three-way scrap for the overall race win ensued, with Hindman holding off charges by Tyler McQuarrie, co-driver of Till Bechtolsheimer and Marc Miller, co-driver of Daniel Burkett.

The race weekend concludes on Sunday, July 3rd with the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen scheduled to go green at 10:10 a.m. EST. The morning begins with a warmup for all classes at 8:00 a.m. EST. Tickets for Sunday's race are still available and can be purchased at the Watkins Glen International ticket office, which opens at 7 a.m. 

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