John Long Jr.

About Me

I began racing junior dragsters in 1997 at the age of seven years old. Above

all of the wins and championships, my junior dragster career taught me

character. I learned how to win, but stay humble. I learned how to lose, and

keep my head up. And last but not least, I learned the importance of practice,

hard work, and dedication. After my junior dragster career came to a close, at

the age of sixteen, I began bracket racing a 2001 Camaro at local bracket

races. In 2007, my first year out of juniors, I won two track championships as

well as the Division 4 High School Championship. My racing career slightly

slowed from 2009 to 2011 while I pursued an Associate's Degree in

Automotive Technology at Texas State Technical College. After graduating

and finishing my ‘68 Camaro, it didn’t take long to line up a full racing

schedule. Since 2011 I have traveled to many states racing including Ohio,

South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

In the 2017 season I took a different route from my typical racing format. Over

the '16-'17 off season, we worked diligently to transform the 2001 Camaro,

which I won the NHRA Division championship with back in 2009, over to an

IHRA legal Pure Stock Car. Competing in Stock Eliminator had always been a

lifelong dream of mine. Restricting rules makes it very difficult to compete in

the class without a large budget, but with an open mind and a proven car, we

were ready for the challenge. At the last IHRA race of the year, at Dragway 42

in West Salem, Ohio, we earned enough points to clinch the number 10 spot

in the world with the IHRA.

In 2018, with IHRA changing their racing format, we made the jump back to

 NHRA and began competitioon in the Super Street category. In my first year

 in the class, i managed to finish 4th in Division 4, obtain a win our third race

 out, and advance to the quarter final round of competition at the AAA Texas

 Fall Nationals. In 2019 i plan to continue to race in Super Street as well as

 jump into competiton in Super Gas as well.


In 2016 I joined Luke Bogacki's "This is Bracket Racing Elite" racer growth

program. When enrolled in this program, multi-time world champion Luke,

works one on one with each racer to grow their knowledge and skills to

better their performance on the race track. This program is only offered to a

very limited amount of racers, so I am very excited to be a part of it. I have

very high expectations for my growth, both on and off the track in the

seasons to come.

Accomplishments

OVER 250 SINGLE EVENT WINS

7X TRACK CHAMPION

4X TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER UP

11X NHRA E.T. FINALS QUALIFIER

2X NHRA RACE OF CHAMPIONS QUALIFIER

2007 NHRA DIVISION 4 HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPION

8X IHRA E.T. FINALS QUALIFIER

2017 #10 IN THE WORLD IHRA STOCK ELIMINATOR

2017 #3 IN IHRA DIVISION 4 STOCK ELIMINATOR

2018 #4 IN NHRA DIVISION 4 SUPER STREET

Classes I Compete in

Stock Eliminator

Super Street

Super Gas

Bracket Racing

Index Racing

My Blog

#whyirace

Here is a quick video i did for Team Racepak explaining my passion for the sport.