Three-times ALMS GT2 Driver's Champion, Patrick Long has become one of the sensations of the professional car racer. However, the triumph was not that easy for Patrick as he had to face a lot of failures since his childhood racing career. Let's know more about his professional career and find out the details of his personal life.
Patrick Long's Fast Track Career
Patrick began his racing career at the age of eight; however, he drove his first kart when he was just six years old. Similarly, he became lead driver of SSC Racing winning the title of IKF in 1997. Later, at the age of 16, he flew to Europe pursuing his racing career
Later in 1998, he became the first American to win International European karting event. He also got huge recognition from the audiences. After then, his racing career took a U-turn in his life. He became the only American ranked highest finishing position in 15 WKA Constructor’s Cup series.
A year later, Patrick moved to France to make his appearance in automobiles. In 2001, he won three races, two poles and took second in championship working as a lead driver of the Van Diemen team in Formula Ford.
By winning the GT2/GT class in 2005, 2009 and 2010, Patrick became the three-time American series driver's champion. In the year 2011 and 2017, he won the Pirelli World Challenge Driver's Championship.
In 2018, Patrick Long and Christina Nielsen will be competing in IMSA GT Daytona Season behind the wheel of Porsche 911 GT3 R
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage is an American web and television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and motorbikes starring Jay Leno. Back on 6 Feb 2018, Patrick appeared on the series as an opponent of Rod Emory driving Porsche 911R. Jay Leno involved two Porsche experts in a high-speed car chase in a show. Jay and a crew of experts filmed the whole race in a half day.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
Being a professional car racer, Patrick has won lots of championships throughout his career. Talking about Patrick's earnings, it is believed to be over the million. Since he is professional car racer, he has been using several supercars entire his life. He also has sponsors like Oakley, Porsche, Troy Lee Designs and CXC. And since Patrick has been working for these company, he probably has made an enormous amount of net worth which is yet to come forth.
Is Patrick Married Or Still Single?
A professional racing driver, Patrick is not less than any celebrities as he has gained over thousands of fans on social media. Well, his fans are anxious to know about his personal life and especially whether he is married or not.
Delving into his personal life, he seems to have succeeded in his love life like in his professional racing career. Patrick is a married man and has a wife. He got married to his longtime girlfriend after dating for several years. Not only that, the couple is now blessed with a son who was born in 2015. The date of their wedding is not revealed yet.
The couple is rarely seen together in the limelight. Patrick was seen back in 2006 in Laguna Seca events with his wife.
Patrick Long with his wife back in 2006 (Photo: motorsport.com)
Patrick's Short Bio
American race car driver, Patrick Long was born on 28 July 1981 in Thousand Oaks, California. Talking about Patrick's family, there is very less information that he has shared. The only thing that has come to light is about his siblings, a brother named Kevin Long, who is a professional skateboarder. Patrick stands at the height of 174 cm (5 feet 7 inches) as per wiki.