Nick Longhi Takes "Sick Leave" From Racing
Nyack, NY (April 5, 2004) -- Nick Longhi, long-time road racing competitor, coach, and team manager, will step out of the cockpit for a short time to resolve a recently diagnosed health issue.
"It started as just an on-going annoyance, but it seems to be a form of migraine headaches," Longhi explained. "It's an uncomfortable but not serious condition, and my doctors have assured me that this will respond to medication. It just takes a short time to find which medicine works best. At that point I've been assured that I can return to racing with no ill effects. I will continue to do some testing while we work on this, but I'll take the time needed to come back to racing at 100%."
Most recently Longhi has raced in the 2004 Grand Am Cup, driving a Tradition/Zippo Motorsports Saleen Mustang with Emil Assentato. The pair finished second in the 2002 Grand Sport class Championship, and won that year's event at Phoenix. Longhi and Assentato also co-drive the SFoW Maserati Trofeo Light GT in the Rolex Sports Car Series with Steve Earle.
"Nick is both my friend and co-driver," Assentato emphasized. "I know that he's doing the right thing, and I'm looking forward to getting him back in the car as soon as possible
Longhi will continue in his position as COO of the "Inside F1/grandprix.com" Formula One news agency.