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- Updated: March 18, 2016
By Joe Jennings
Sebring, Fla. – Trent Hindman and Cameron Cassels powered their Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Club Sport to victory in the Sebring 150, the second IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race of the young season. This duo copped the GS class of the 10-car field and scored the first-ever victory for a Club Sport entry in international competition.
“Having a perfectly balanced car made the difference,” Hindman said of his first win with a new team and in a Porsche. “Going into the race, my thoughts about Porsche were unknown but coming out, Porsche is perfect. It was an unbelievable day.”
Added Cassels, who competed in only his second Continental event, “Conditions were right and I had a lot of fun. It was an absolute blast. My job was to run laps and keep it consistent.”
Finishing second was veterans Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson in the Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C.
Third place went to Matt and Hugh Plumb in the Rum Bum Racing Porsche 997.
In the 26-car ST class, Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler copped their race driving the CRG-I Do Borrow Honda Civic Si.
Cattaneo’s second win tied her for first place with Ashley Freiberg for most wins in Continental by a female driver.
“I didn’t qualify as well as I wanted to, so my job was to stay consistent and stay as close to the front as I could,” she commented.
Trinkler stated, “Our goal is to win the championship and Sarah helped us in that regard. My team made good calls, which helped us a lot and made my job a lot easier. The car ran flawlessly.”
Michael Valiante and Chad Gilsinger took second in another Honda Civic Si and third place went to James Clay and Tyler Cook, who came from last in their BMW 328i after making an engine change.
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