Driver #70 Mazdaspeed
Tom Long started his racing career in grassroots sports car racing with the Showroom Stock and Spec Miata classes. He quickly took a liking to lightweight sports cars, setting multiple track records and winning Championships, while competing in the SCCA Runoffs with podium results. Tom then went on to win the 2005 Mazda MX5 Cup National Championship before moving into the Grand Am Continental Tire Series in 2006. By 2007, Long was on the steps of the Grand Am podium, winning his first race in the series at home track VIRginia Int'l Raceway in 2009. For 2010, Long was a regular in both the Grand Am Rolex and Continental Tire Series, winning multiple races and a top-5 result in the Championship. 2011 and 2012 have been Long's most celebrated results to date, leading several hours of the 2011 Daytona Rolex 24hr and going on to a podium finish with Dempsey Racing's Mazda RX8 while also finishing runner-up in the 2012 Continental Tire Series ST Championship.
Currently, Long is the Team Manager and a full-time lead driver for Freedom Autosport, a top Mazda team in the Grand Am Continental Tire Series, while also co-driving for SpeedSource with their all new Mazda6 SKYACTIV Clean Diesel program in the Grand Am Rolex Series. On the off weekends, Tom works as a professional driving coaching and instructor with the BMW Performance Driving School and Skip Barber Racing School organizations. He is also a house coach for the VIR Club Members driving events. Tom graduated from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2004 with a degree in business marketing.
- 2012 – 2nd Place in Driver & Team Points Championship for Continental Tire Series
- 2011 – Podium finish in Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona
- 2011 – Multiple podium finishes in Continental Tire Championship with 1st Place for Mazda Manufacturer Championship
- 2010 – Multiple wins in Continental Tire Championship with Top 5 finish in points Championship
- 2009 – 1st win in Grand Am competition at VIRginia Int'l Raceway
- 2008 – Top 5 fast qualifier in Rolex Series debut at Bosch VIR 250
- 2008 – SunTrust Hard Charger of the Year Award in Grand Am Street Tuner Series
- 2007 – 5th Place in Grand Am GS Championship with 3 poles & 5 front row starts
- 2005 – 1st Place North American & Atlantic Miata Cup Championships with 4 wins & 8 podiums
- 2004 – 3rd Place Atlantic Miata Cup Championship & 1st Place in SE Division SCCA National competition
- 2004 – Picked as Sportscar Magazine favorite to win SCCA Runoffs National Championship
- 2003 – Podium finish at SCCA Runoffs National Championship
- 2001 – Rookie season in SCCA competition with SE Regional Championship & perfect win record
Driver #70 Mazdaspeed
SpeedSource team owner and driver Sylvain Tremblay has raced since winning the first race he ever entered-an SCCA autocross at age 16. Over the years the love of racing turned into business, and now eight years after establishing SpeedSource in 1995, Sylvain Tremblay finds himself running a fleet of Porsches.
After finishing second in the Grand Sports Championship several times in the late 90's in a Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo, Tremblay put together a career season in 2001 scoring 7 wins on the way to the Triple Crown Championship. In 2004 Tremblay took home his second professional Championship when he won the Grand Am Cup Sport Touring title. The 2004 season was the debut year for the team's Mazda RX-8 program.
- 2011 – Third place in Rolex Sports Car Series Championship
- 2010 – Finished first place in the Rolex 24 with Co-Drivers David Haskell, Jonathan Bomarito and Nick Ham.
- 2009 – Finished fifth in Rolex Sports Car Series GT points standings, winning lone race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and earning four podiums and eight top 10s, driving with Sylvain Tremblay at SpeedSource.
- 2008 – Placed third in the Rolex Series GT class championship after completing his first full season. Scored three wins, including two at Daytona International Speedway - Rolex 24 At Daytona and Brumos Porsche 250.
- 2007 – Started 12 of 13 Rolex Series GT class races, winning three races (Mexico City, Homestead and Daytona - July). Led driver and team points early before slipping to fifth in owner and ninth in driver standings.
- 2006 – Made four Rolex Series GT class starts, finishing season-best second at Homestead
- 2004 – Grand Am Cup Sport Touring Champion
- 2002 – Rolex 24 at Daytona GT 2nd Place
- 2001 – Grand-Am Cup Grand Sports 2 Driver Champion
- 2000 – SCCA ECR ITS Champion
- 1999 – ARL ITS Champion
- 1999 – SCCA ARRC ITS National Champion
- 1999 – SCCA ECR ITS Champion
- 1999 – Rolex 24 at Daytona GT 3rd Place
- 1998 – SCCA ITS Florida Enduro Champion
- 1998 – PSR Speedvision Cup Driver Champion runner-up
- 1997 – PSR Speedvision Cup Driver Champion runner-up
- 1997 – PSR Speedvision Cup Rising Star
- 1993 – SCCA Regional Driver of the Year
- 1993 – SCCA ITS Champion
Driver #00 Visit Florida Mazda SkyActiv Diesel
My motorsport career started in karting at the age of 6 and for the past 18 years have been winning races which lead to championships as I climbed the motorsport ladder system. Paralleling my passion for driving I also enjoy the technical side and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of California Riverside in 2012.
My career has taken me all over North America from karting, to Indy Lights, and various sportscars as well as representing Team USA while racing in England. I am a graduate of the MAZDASPEED Driver Development program and happy to be a driver in Mazda's next motorsports program. Each time the helmet goes on I strive to deliver nothing short of excellence.
It is a great feeling to be part of a proper winning program that has all aspects of preparation, engineering, and overall teamwork associated with a great brand such as Mazda. As a driver, having a good relationship with your team off the track, understanding the goal of the sponsor on the promotions side, and those coupled with what I can provide on track has been the key to success at each level thus far in my career.
- 2013 – Competed in 24hrs of Daytona and Grand Am GX season with SpeedSource
- 2012 – Competed in select Grand Am Continental Challenge events
- 2011 – Competed in Grand Prix of St Petersburg in Indy Lights
- 2010 – Competed in Grand Prix of Long Beach and Grand Prix of Sonoma in Indy Lights
- 2009 – Star Mazda Championship – 5th in Championship, 3 podium finishes
- 2008 – Star Mazda Championship – 2nd in Championship, 1 Win, 2 Poles, 7 podium finishes
- 2007 – Skip Barber National Championship – Series Champion, 5 Wins, 10 podium finishes
- 2007 – SuperKartsUSA SuperNationals Champion
- 2007 – Team USA Scholarship Award
- 2006 – Stars of Karting, North American ICA National Champion
- 2005 – Stars of Karting, 2nd in North American Championship, Western Division Champion
- 2002 – IKF Karting Championship – California Junior Division Champion
- 2001 – IKF Karting Championship – Overall Junior Division North American Champion
- 1999 – SuperKartsUSA SuperNationals Champion
- 1998 – IKF Karting Championship – California Rookie Division Champion
Driver #00 Visit Florida Mazda SkyActiv Diesel
Even though tennis was the family sport, I found my hunger in racing. My twin brother Dylan had such a passion and love for tennis, and I knew I had to find that same love for the sport I chose. I didn't start racing until I was 12, but I didn't mind putting the time and extra effort in to catch up to the rest of the field. The more I raced the more addicted I had become. I'm finishing up my junior year of high school at No. 1 Education Place this year, and the program I'm in allows me to still have a full commitment to my career as a racecar driver while also having the time to be a normal teen with a passion to spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving.
- 2013 – Earned his first podium result in the American Le Mans Series during the season opener at the Twelve Hours of Sebring
- 2013 – Competed in his first Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona for SpeedSource in the MAZDASPEED/Visit Florida Mazda6 Sky Activ Clean Diesel
- 2012 – Awarded the prestigious Team USA Scholarship, where he secured two pole positions and two race-heat wins as part of the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. At Silverstone, he connected in the Grand Finale to capture the celebrated Walter Hayes Trophy among a field of over 120 entries and two past champions
- 2012 – Secured the 2012 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda championship in his rookie season with 11 wins, 12 poles, and seven track records for Performance Tech Motorsports
- 2012 – Named by Sports Illustrated as a "Face in the Crowd"
- 2012 – Signed with Performance Tech Motorsports for his first full season in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda Series
- 2011 – Competed in the Skip Barber Summer Series, taking race wins at Virginia International Raceway, Lime Rock Park and Autobahn Country Club, while also claiming a double victory at Road Atlanta where he was the top driver in each official on-track session, going on to become the 2011 Skip Barber Summer Series champion
- 2011 – Secured three podium results from four events in the IMSA Prototype Lites series, one of which came at the 12 Hours of Sebring where an impressive second place result gave him the title of the youngest driver ever to claim a podium result in the series. The other two podiums came at the famed Petit Le Mans event at Road Atlanta
- 2010 – Awarded the 2010 Skip Barber Half National Scholarship Award
- 2010 – Awarded the "Skip Barber Rookie of the Year" award while competing in the Skip Barber Southern Series on his way to third in the overall points championship
- 2009 – Competed in the Skip Barber three-day race school in January and completed the two-day advanced program in March
- 2009 – Nationally-ranked tennis player before switching to pursue a career in autoracing