Building on TrackDaze's strong foundation of driver education, this program provides an opportunity for drivers to sample and see the value of data acquisition and personal coaching without investing in hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in equipment prior to witnessing concrete results. This allows drivers who may have plateaued in their development, those looking to move into the world of wheel-to-wheel competition, and currently licensed club racers access to the tools to reach their goals at a budget friendly cost.
- Nominal additional fee to the normal registration fee
- ONLY open to Advanced drivers and Instructors
- You receive use of a Traqmate system for one in-car session
- Tom Long will lay down a few baseline data laps in your vehicle
- There will be a data review and analysis session with Tom Long - focusing on a few things to work on and areas of improvement
Tom Long started his racing career in grassroots sports car racing with the Showroom Stock & Spec Miata classes. He quickly took a liking to lightweight sports cars, setting multiple track records & winning Championships, while competing in the SCCA Runoffs with podium results. 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 Grand Am 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 was Long's most celebrated result, leading several hours of the Daytona Rolex 24hr and going on to a podium finish with Dempsey Racing.
Currently, Tom 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 is also a house coach for the VIR Club Members driving events. Tom graduated from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2004 with a degree in business marketing.