Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Team’s Patrick Long Live on Wind Tunnel

April 26, 2006

Pat LongTavares, Florida — Patrick Long, driver of the number 23 Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing Team Porsche Crawford Daytona Prototype in the Grand American Rolex Series will be a featured guest on Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain, Sunday, April 30th on the Speed Channel. Wind Tunnel airs on Sunday evenings starting at 9:00 p.m. EST.

The young Californian, paired with Mike Rockenfeller in the Alex Job Racing entry, will be interviewed live to discuss the team’s wins at Homestead and Virginia as well as their lead in the Daytona Prototype team and driver championships. He will also take calls and answer fan e-mails. To pose your questions to Long on Sunday call 1-866-WTUNNEL (1-866-988-6635) or e-mail them to

The season has started off very competitive for the team from Florida, besides having to miss the Mexico City round. At Daytona the team started from pole position and led several times throughout the 24 hours to finish in third. At Homestead Mike Rockenfeller qualified on pole and together with Patrick Long went on to post the team’s first win. At Long Beach, Long put the car on the front row with a second place qualifying effort and that is where the duo finished. Last weekend at Virginia International Raceway Mike Rockenfeller finished second in the qualifying race, setting Patrick Long up to start from the second row. Long lead early and turned over to Rockenfeller who brought it home in a thrilling last turn pass from third to win the team’s second race of the young season. Although competing in four of the five rounds, Rockenfeller and Long are leading the Daytona Prototype standings.

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Round six of Grand American Series presented by Crown Royal Reserve will be run at Laguna Seca on May 7th.

To view the Alex Job Racing press kit or for additional information, please refer to or contact Kyle Churaby or at (248) 821-0468.