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Matt Long Racing Has Up and Down Return to the Track

 Concord, North Carolina – After being sidelined by a hand injury for over a month Matt Long returned to the seat of his Rocket racecar in August. Long’s return was met with mixed results as he attempted to get his racing program back up to full song. With several larger purse events and points titles looming on the horizon, Long seems to be coming back to full speed just in time.  “We had a lot going on these past [...]

Matt Long Scores First Win of the Season in Lancaster Speedway Triumph

Lancaster, South Carolina – After a season filled with ups and downs Matt Long and his Circle K ThirstBuster Race Team have finally found their mojo. Long narrowly missed taking his first win of 2011 on Friday night at Gastonia, North Carolina’s Carolina Speedway, finishing second to Ron Parker. However on Saturday night Long wouldn’t be denied. “We had gotten a little down. We were struggling a little bit. But we took that trip up North last weekend and [...]

Matt Long Scores First Win of the Season in Lancaster Speedway Triumph

Lancaster, South Carolina – After a season filled with ups and downs Matt Long and his Circle K ThirstBuster Race Team have finally found their mojo. Long narrowly missed taking his first win of 2011 on Friday night at Gastonia, North Carolina’s Carolina Speedway, finishing second to Ron Parker. However on Saturday night Long wouldn’t be denied. “We had gotten a little down. We were struggling a little bit. But we took that trip up North last weekend and [...]

Matt Long Racing Launches Redesigned Website – Set to Return to the Track

Concord, North Carolina – Matt Long and his Circle K Racing Team are very proud to announce the re-launch of their home on the World Wide Web. The all new www.mattlongracing.com has undergone a complete makeover and now prominently features Matt’s new Circle K ThirstBuster colors and design scheme.  “The site is all blue and black now to go along with our new paint scheme. I loved the old black and red and last year’s black and orange GazZu [...]

Matt Long Prepares for 2011 Season

Concord, North Carolina – As the 2011 racing season begins to get cranked up around the country, Concord, North Carolina racer Matt Long and his team are busy preparing their Rocket Race Car for their first event of the year. For 2011 Long’s #25 machine will have the Circle K Convenience Stores brand dominating his new paint scheme. “We had such a great run with GazZu Energy Drinks as our primary sponsor for the last three years. The sampling [...]

Matt Long Takes Two Wins in Three Starts

Concord, North Carolina – In what can only be described as one of his best career weekends of racing, Matt Long and the GazZu Energy Drinks Team picked up two big wins in as many days. Friday night’s triumph came in a NDRA Weekly Event at Carolina Speedway, his second in a row at the Gastonia, North Carolina oval. On Saturday night Long made the northward trek to Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia for a Fastrak Weekly Racing [...]

Matt Long Conquers Carolina – Set for Red Clay Tuesday Appearance

Concord, North Carolina – Matt Long and his GazZu Race Team competed in a pair of weekend events with very strong results. On Friday night Long made the short trip to Gastonia, North Carolina for a NDRA Weekly Racing Series event at the Carolina Speedway. While Saturday found Long and crew at I-77 Speedway in Chester, South Carolina for Round #2 of the NDRA “Road Show” Touring Event. “We had a very good weekend. We got our second win [...]

Matt Long Scores NDRA Weekly Win at Carolina Speedway

Gastonia, North Carolina - Matt Long and his GazZu Energy Drink Race Team broke into victory lane on Friday night for the first time this season. Long's triumph came in an NDRA GM Perfomance Late Model Weekly Racing Series event at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. Long led every lap in picking up the win over Gary Puckett, Greg Barker, Jordan Anderson and Kyle Pierce. Long also captured a top ten among a loaded field the following night in [...]

Matt Long Racing Prepares for New Season – Debuts GazZu Orange Scheme

Concord, North Carolina – Matt Long and his GazZu Energy Drink Race Team are eager to get the 2010 season underway and put 2009 behind them. “2009 was a real struggle at the beginning of the year. We just couldn’t get a handle on our new Rocket Chassis. But this team never gave up and towards the end of 2009 we got the season turned around and headed in the right direction.” Long said. Long wound up the year [...]