Long 5th and 7th in Odd Baltimore Race

September 03, 2012

Patrick Long had an odd weekend, driving both the #45 Flying Lizard Porsche and the #44; Long was a late fill-in for teammate Seth Neiman, who injured his arm in morning warmup. Long’s race in the #45 was short, getting slammed from behind on the first turn after a prototype pileup blocked the corner. Long, who started the car, actually had a better experience in his “second ride of the race.” Patrick’s radio mounting was knocked out of its mounting on the first lap, which he had to fix during yellows.

After the problems in the #45 car, getting into the #44 a few laps after the driver change with Joerg was a breath of fresh air. “Jumping out of the #45 car into the #44 car was like having a second life – an undamaged car and fresh tires. I was able to get by several car and finish seventh, a good result for the #44, which started the race from pit lane because of our roster change and an early-lap puncture,” said Long, who actually finished both fifth and seventh, but will receive only fifth place points.