VIR: Matt Connolly Motorsports adds driver, sponsor

MCM Adds Driver and Sponsor Matt Connolly Motorsports is happy to announce the addition of North Carolina based driver Tom Long to partner the MCM ...

MCM Adds Driver and Sponsor

Matt Connolly Motorsports is happy to announce the addition of North Carolina based driver Tom Long to partner the MCM #21 Pontiac GTO-R at Virginia International Raceway this weekend with Italian Sportscar Veteran Diego Alessi. Alessi and the #21 entry has been running near the front of the grid at every event, including leading at one point at Homestead, and are looking for that perfect blend that will get them to that top step of the podium.

The 25 year old Long has been coming up the American Sportscar ranks steadily and brings an impressive resume with him. Tom finished 5th in driver points last season in the Koni Challenge Series with three pole positions and starting in the Top 5 in 10 of 12 events, including 6 Top 5 finishes. VIR is his home circuit, and the team is looking for Tom to help Diego get acclimated that much faster so they can focus on the real task at hand, the exact set up that will provide the results at the end. Alessi is experiencing many of the North American circuits for the first time, but that hasn't provided any road blocks as he is a quick study and is normally in the top 5 by the end of the first day.

The MCM team is also happy to be carrying the USMC logo's for this event, as well as the Wounded Support Fund charity that assists Marines and Sailors coming home that have been wounded in the course of their duties to protect the freedoms of the American citizens.

-credit: mcm

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tom Long , Alessi Diego , Matt Connolly