Tom Long

  • Birthdate: 03/01/1982
  • Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Brief Bio:

Tom Long started his racing career in grassroots sports car racing with the Showroom Stock & Spec Miata classes.  Tom then went on to win the 2005 Mazda MX5 Cup National Championship, before moving into the Grand Am Continental Tire Series in 2006.   By 2007, Long was on the steps of the podium, winning his first race in the series at home track VIRginia Int’l Raceway in 2009. For 2010, Long was a regular in both the Grand Am Rolex & Continental Tire Series, winning multiple races & a top 5 result in the Championship.  2011 brought Long’s most celebrated result, leading several hours of the Daytona Rolex 24hr and going on to a podium finish with Dempsey Racing.

Currently, Long is the Team Manager and full-time lead driver for Freedom Autosport, a top Mazda team in the Grand Am Continental Tire Series. In the off weekends, Tom works as a professional driving coaching and instructor with the BMW Performance Driving School & Skip Barber Racing School organizations. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2004 with a degree in business marketing.