Salt Lake City, UT (June 19, 2012)- With a super tight GT Championship unfolding in the Rolex Sports Car Series, Magnus Racing has enlisted the one-time help of Porsche’s very own Patrick Long for the upcoming Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.
As the second longest event on the Rolex Series schedule, the traditional two-driver format will expand to three for the six-hour event taking place on Sunday, July 1st, and the Magnus gang looked no shorter than Long, the lone American factory-hired driver in the world.
Standing at 4’6”, Long carries an impressive roster of success in international sportscar racing. Beyond two class victories at the 24 Hours of LeMans, two class titles in the American Le Mans Series, a driver’s championship in the Pirelli World Championship, and a class victory at Sebring…. Long also drove to a class victory in the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona with Magnus’s very own Andy Lally.
So yeah, he’s good.
“Patrick is a great addition to our team,” stated Team Owner and Co-Driver John Potter. “His resumé speaks for itself, but equally important, he fits in well with our group. He’s incredibly professional, but I think he gets our style and that goes a long way.”
Currently sitting third in the championship with one round to go before the Six Hour, Long presents a great opportunity to gain valuable points.
“Patrick and I have very similar driving styles, and that’s a big plus,” stated Co-Driver Andy Lally. “He’s proven he knows how to win time and time again, and in a championship fight, he’s got a great reputation for making no mistakes which is just important.”
No stranger to GRAND-AM competition, Long looks forward to a great event with Magnus.
“The entire Magnus Racing organization has done a great job in its first few years of racing,” stated Long. “They’re known for having fun, but their victory at this year’s Rolex 24 proves they provide a quality product. It’s made of a great crew, fantastic engineering, and a terrible PR writer, I really look forward to joining the team.”
The Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen will take place on Sunday, July 1st, with live coverage on SPEED at 11AM ET.
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