Chris Long drives the #17L Open Wheel
Modified Class car. His home track is Moulton Speedway but he can
also be found racing at North Alabama Speedway, River Valley Speedway
and Columbus Speedway. He lives in Hartselle, AL.
Team members helping Chris are:
Gary Long, Wade Skinner, Craig Skinner, Jason Skinner, Alan Guyse, Jim
Clemons, Rodney Culp, Tina Long, Emily Long. Gary Long and Chris
Long are the car owners.
Chris started racing in 2002 in the
Mini Stock Class at Moulton Speedway because he has been at a Dirt Track
as long as he can remember. His Dad, Gary Long, raced at dirt
tracks all over Alabama and Tennessee. His whole family loves it.
It's in his blood. He moved to Open Wheel Modified in '07.
His first win was in 2005 in the Mini Stock Class at Moulton Speedway.
Career highlights include his first win and finishing 2nd to his
teammate in Points in '05 at Moulton Speedway, coming from the rear in a
25 lap race in Mini Stock at Moulton Speedway to win, winning twice at
North Alabama Speedway in '06 in Mini Stock.
The thrill of racing for Chris is
racing against other people that are trying just as hard as he is and
still remaining friends off the track. Also, seeing the fans and
his friends getting excited when Chris does well. And, of course,
being able to do it all over again the next weekend. His most
exciting racing moment was the first time he led a race and the first
time he won at North Alabama Speedway. He's most proud of being
successful so far and having many people help him along the way.
Chris's racing heroes are too many to
mention. He respects his Dad because he has raced Go Karts and
many different race cars at many different places and was successful.
Of racing, Chris says, "You either
love it or you don't but don't talk bad about racing unless you've been
at a race yourself!".
His favorite racing websites are