Hindery AWOL

Now last we’d checked, Leo was playing a crucial and high-profile role in Freddy’s campaign as his top national fundraiser.

Now this, from Bloomberg News, of all places:

Leo Hindery, Wall Street Racer, Captures Le Mans Flag

June 20 (Bloomberg) — Leo Hindery Jr., who left his job as chief executive officer of Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network in April 2004 to pursue his racing hobby, won the GT2 category at France’s Le Mans 24-hour race yesterday.

Hindery, 57, was at the wheel of the Alex Job team’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR when the BAM!-sponsored outfit from Tavares, Florida, edged defending champion White Lightning Racing by a single lap at the racetrack in northwestern France.

“This means everything,” Hindery said in an e-mail just after completing his four-year quest to capture the top prize.

At a May lunch at his usual table at New York’s Four Seasons restaurant, Hindery promised that this year would be his last attempt to win the world’s premier sports car endurance test. “Four Le Mans outings and I’m still walking,” he laughed. “The bones are starting to hurt, just a little bit.” The restaurant is one of the sponsors of the three-man Alex Job team.

Make sure you read to the end of the story, where you can learn about Hindery’s next challenge. Read the whole thing. Really.