Long Clinches World Challenge GT Championship for TruSpeed Motorsports at Laguna Seca

Long, who was forced to carry an extra 200lbs. of “success” ballast stemming from his four prior wins and consistent top-five results, qualified 6th on Saturday and drove a consistent and conservative race to finished 5th on Sunday. Long’s closest competitor in the championship, James Sofronas, spun out with only two minutes left in the race, leaving Patrick a clear path to the title on the last lap.