After some issues with standing starts last year, Pirelli World Challenge moved to all rolling starts for its flagship GT/GTA/GT Cup run group. Unfortunately, even rolling starts go wrong sometimes, as Porsche factory driver Patrick Long found out during Race 2 of the series’ weekend at Circuit of the Americas.
We’ve had a lot of posts on Monterey Car Week, but far too few on the really great stuff. By “really great stuff,” my admittedly biased words mean “Porsches racing.” Here’s a great video from Racer that shows what happens when you stick factory driver Patrick Long in a 911 that’s underpowered for its class.
Sunday's forecast called for rain in Los Angeles, lending a bit of drama to the area's regularly-scheduled weekend car gatherings. Yet the group of Porsches that decided to brave the rain and assemble in Culver City yesterday was far from regular. Assembled by Porsche factory driver Patrick Long, “Luftgekuhlt” was a…
Porsche factory racing driver and all around American bad ass Patrick Long straps into a glorious 1967 Porsche 911 S vintage racer and uses every single one of the 8100 rpms at his disposal to chase much faster cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Being a Porsche factory driver is like being a top-level Mi6 agent in that they're selective, elite, and almost always not American. It's why racer Patrick long is so important. He's 'Murican! And he's all extremely fast.