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Third Time’s a Charm for Edwards and Hindman;
Duo Wins CTSCC Race at Laguna Seca to Increase Grand Sport Lead
 

BMW Drivers Finish 4th, 5th, and 6th in Street Tuner Class
 
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 3, 2014 . . . Following two consecutive second place finishes in the opening rounds of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series, John Edwards and Trent Hindman stepped on the top of the podium by winning today’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Starting from a second consecutive Grand Sport class pole position the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 drivers completed 75 laps of the 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit in the two-and-one-half-hour race, finishing .473 seconds ahead of the field. They led the most laps with Hindman holding the point for seven laps during his stint and Edwards leading 33 laps in the second half of the race. The win was the first victory for 18-year old Hindman in only the eighth race of his young career. Fall-Line teammates Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Freiberg finished seventh in the No. 48 BMW M3.
 
BMW drivers finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the Street Tuner class. The No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i of Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra finished fourth. Bimmerworld Racing drivers finished fifth and sixth, the No. 81 BMW 328 of Tyler Cooke and Gregory Liefooghe fifth and the No. 82 BMW 328 of Daniel Rogers and Seth Thomas sixth.

A delighted Hindman said, “I raced five CTSCC races last season with Fall-Line, getting my first podium here at Laguna Seca with Charles Espenlaub. Now I have my first win and it really feels great. I’m not sure they realized that I’m only 18 when they handed me the champagne, but don’t worry – I didn’t drink it.”
 
Today’s race will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 at 11:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 11th. Round 4 of the 2014 CTSCC will be held at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn., on May 24th.
 
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
 
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