Patrick Long Featured Speaker for July 2011 Monthly Meeting
Written by Ken Ernsting   

Despite a very busy race season, Patrick Long, factory racing driver for Porsche since 2003, will be our guest speaker for the July 13, 2011 NNJR monthly meeting. Patrick has enjoyed a significant amount of success (see the box listing his career wins) since his professional racing career began, demonstrating the ability to win in all types of cars and formats worldwide. And as the only American member of the Porsche factory race team, he has unique insights to the greatest sports car manufacturer in the world today.
 For 2011, Patrick Long will be campaigning a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Flying Lizard Motorsports car in the ALMS, as well as driving a TruSpeed Motorsports GT3 Cup Car in the Pirelli World Challenge Series.  
 Patrick is an engaging speaker and will review the highlights of his racing career with us, as well as providing his perspective of many of the race tracks we visit annually, including Mid-Ohio, VIR, Watkins Glen and Mosport. Not coincidentally, Patrick has at least one victory at each of these tracks. 
 Patrick will be happy to autograph those posters and track-oriented items you bring to the meeting; and we will also have a few special Patrick Long-signed items to give away to some lucky winners at the meeting, as well. Don’t miss it!

Major Sports Car Wins — GT2/GT: 20 ALMS wins, two 24 Heures Du Mans wins (’04,’07), one Rolex 24 at Daytona win (2009), one 12 Hours of Sebring win (’05), three Petit Le Mans wins (’05–’07), Monterey Sports Car Championship win (’05), one FIA GT Festival Bahrain win, first victory in competition for Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid at 1000kms of Zhuhai, China
Major Sports Car Wins — Overall: U.S. Sports Car Invitational / Daytona Prototype (’07), Homestead-Miami Grand Prix / Daytona Prototype (’06), Virginia International / Daytona Prototype (’06)
Endurance Races: 7 - 24 Hours of Le Mans (’04–’10), 7 - 12 Hours of Sebring (’04–’10), 8 - Petit Le Mans (’03–’10), 7- Rolex 24 at Daytona (’04–’10), 4 - 24 Hours of Spa
Career ALMS Starts: 69 (through 2010)