The A.S. LONG Racing Team

Scotty Long, Owner

Scotty LongTeam owner Scotty Long is based in Colorado Springs. With a long family history in the automotive business and several successful ventures to his credit, Long is looking to field a focused competitive effort in the new Cayman GT4 class of Pirelli Challenge racing and at the team's home event, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With that in mind, Long has brought on several key personnel to achieve their goals, including some of racing's most accomplished drivers and crew members.

Update: With three races under the young team's belt, we have a win, a second, and two fourths in the incredibly competitive Pirelli Cup series. We also have a very strong performance on Pikes Peak. We're looking forward to great races at Sonoma and COTA in September, too.

 

 

 

Dave Petitti, Team Manager

Dave PetittiDavid Petitti comes to the team with a wealth of racing experience and has most recently overseen the winning efforts of David Donner and Fred Veitch at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. But Petitti's racing experience reaches much further back, with over twenty years of race manager and crew experience. Attesting to his knowledge of Porsches, Petitti is also Director of Motorsport at Porsche of Colorado Springs.

Update: Petitti rejoined with veteran driver Fred Veitch for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Together, Veitch and Petitti won the 2014 Time Attack II class on America's Mountain. For 2016, they mounted a great effort, representing the team  and the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport well, despite being at a severe power disadvantage in class.

 

 

 

Drivers

David Donohue

David DonohueAlmost exactly 40 years after his father - the legendary Mark Donohue - won the 24 Hours of Daytona, David co-drove a Brumos-entered Riley-Porsche to victory in the 2009 24 Hours of Daytona. His 0.167-second margin of victory was the closest in the race's history and in the history of major international 24-hour motorsports. Along with winning the GT2 class at the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 2013 he drove a Porsche Cayman S at the 24 hour of Daytona, winning his class by a 9 lap lead. We're happy to have David Donohue's experience and winning ways with us for 2016!

Update: David Donohue rejoins A.S. Long Racing for its final two events of the season at Sonoma Raceway and Circuit of the Americas during the month of September. Remember, Donohue started his tenure with A.S. Long Racing with a first place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The following day, he battled hard for the lead, only to lose out when a yellow flag limited opportunities in the closing laps. Still, he finished a fine second place. We look forward to some strong finishes with Donohue in both California and Texas.

 

David Donner

David DonnerDavid Donner also carries a racing pedigree as the son of former Pikes Peak winner Bob Donner Jr and brother Bobby Donner III. He is a twenty-eight-year road-racing veteran with many wins in contemporary and vintage classes. He is very well known for his exploits on Pikes Peak where he is a five-time winner and curent Time Attack 2 record holder. He is also known for the television commercials he has driven in, including those for Audi of America and Porsche. Donner will be handling the driver's chores at the Utah track where he has scored overall and class victories.

Update: Donner led the team to a pair of hard-fought fourth places at the August Pirelli Cup event at Utah Motorsports Campus in mid-August. Enduring searing 100+ temperatures during both races, the car suffered some overheating issues. Still Donner was able to capitalize on strong qualifying efforts, his knowledge of the track and some cool-headed driving in the race. Donner has been instrumental in setting the car up from its first arrival, doing the testing and shakedown program for A.S. Long Racing at Utah Motorsports Campus in early May. Donner also raced his Porsche GT3R to a fine win in the Time Attack 1 class in the 100th Anniversary running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In addition, he and three generations of his family were inducted into the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Hall of Fame for their service to the race and their competitive spirit.

 

Fred Veitch

Fred VeitchFred Veitch is a life-long SCCA and PCA Club Racer, almost entirely in Porsches. In 2012, he embarked on a quest to participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In 2014, after three years of car development, personal training, and dedication, he exceeded his goals by winning and setting a record time in the Time Attack 2 Class. A noted Colorado Springs developer and community advocate, Fred brings a wealth of experience in organizational, testing, and promotional skills.

Update: Veitch represented A.S. Long Racing with class and distinction throughout the month of June on Pikes Peak. Through several sessions of testing and official practice, Veitch drove the car to its limits on the hill. Despite giving away several hundred horsepower in class, the beautifully liveried car took a fine ninth in class and was one of the most popular cars on the mountain.

 

Media

Sean Cridland

Sean CridlandSean Cridland is a writer, photographer, and media specialist who focuses mostly on Porsche racing, history, and personalities. Concurrent with his duties as team photographer and web-master, Cridland also contributes on a wide range of Porsche-related topics to Porsche Panorama, Excellence: The Magazine About Porsche, the Porsche 356 Registry magazine, and Road Scholars RS Magazine (a web-publication). In addition, Cridland is currently working with a notable Porsche racing driver on his autobiography. Cridland will be traveling with A.S. Long Racing throughout 2016 to document our season. For more about Cridland, visit his website at www.visionsofpower.com

 

 

The Car: 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Since the introduction of the mid-engined Porsche Cayman model in 2006, it has played the "little brother" role to the Porsche 911, limited in power and handling to accent the primary role of the 911 as Porsche's flagship model. For 2016, Porsche has changed the game, introducing the Cayman GT4 Clubsport model and providing it with the power and handling needed to be competitive in racing. The Pirelli Challenge Racing series has opened the door for the GT4, offering a new class to encourage competition for this exciting new car. A.S. Long Racing is excited to partner with Porsche of Colorado Springs to enter this exciting new era in Porsche racing.

Just like its well-developed production sibling, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six engine, positioned directly behind the driver’s seat. The racing version features a modified six-speed Porsche double clutch PDK transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel and a mechanical rear-axle locking differential specifically for racing. The lightweight strut front axle is taken from its big 911 GT3 Cup brother, which is campaigned in 20 one-make Porsche championships around the world. An enhanced lightweight strut suspension with transverse arms adopted from the 911 GT3 Cup, is at the rear. The racing brake system features large 15-inch (380-millimeter) steel brake discs all round. One-piece, six-piston aluminum fixed calipers are located at the front, with a four-piston equivalent at the rear. The anti-lock brake system features twelve settings. The Electronic Stability Program has been recalibrated for slick racing tires. The power steering is operated electro-mechanically.

Tipping the scales at just 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms), the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, is a virtually turn-key racecar, delivered from the factory with a welded-in safety cage, a racing bucket seat as well as a six-point harness. The North American version comes with an 18.5 gallon (70-liter) or an optional 26.5 gallon (100-liter) FIA FT3 safety fuel tank. The car also comes with a central fire extinguisher system. Mounted on the front axle are 18-inch five-bolt forged wheels with 25/64-18 tires while the 18-inch five-lug forged wheels at the rear have 27/68-18 tires. Michelin® supplies the racing slicks.