At Mid-Ohio, Shorter Races Fuel Patrick Long

LEXINGTON — A 50-minute race is like a power rush for a driver such as Patrick Long, who was twice part of a winning team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a veteran of other world enduro events.

“With no pit stops and no strategy — there’s only one strategy and that’s go to the front,” Long said Friday. “It is a unique flavor.”

Long will sling his Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GTR against a lineup of Ferraris, Aston Martins, Mercedes, Audis and Cadillacs in the twin 50-minute races of the Pirelli World Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday and Sunday. It’s part of the undercard for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200.


Excerpted from The Columbus Dispatch Online. Read the full article at:–at-mid-ohio-shorter-races-fuel-patrick-long