Steven Cole Smith
Steven Cole Smith Contributor
2/14/22 1:07 p.m.

What will he miss the most?

Patrick Long, America’s only Porsche factory driver of late, pauses for a moment before answering. “Those days when you know you have the best people around you, and you’re sitting in the latest, greatest equipment, and the car is just perfect, and you’re going to go out burning through tires. That’s the unbelievable opportunity …

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trigun7469 UltraDork
2/14/22 1:15 p.m.

Phenomenal driver, one of the very few to hang with the Europeans. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/15/22 10:24 a.m.

Yeah, it's bittersweet. I met Patrick at a Porsche press event about 15 years ago, and we'd see each other at events over the years. He's always gracious, polite and just so fast. (His World Challenge titles almost came under the radar.)

Tom1200 UltraDork
2/15/22 11:40 a.m.

I met him once; we had a very brief interaction at a small event, he was very down to earth guy and very gracious. 

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