Tom Long has been a driving coach and instructor for more than a decade, working at all levels of motorsports, including lapping day enthusiasts, amateur racers and upcoming drivers in the professional ranks. Coaching clients like Tyler Cooke, Britt Casey, Jr. and Devin Jones have all gone on to professional success, and younger drivers such as Ashton Harrison, Will Cox and Harrison Burton are well on their way to promising careers. Tom joined the Mazda Motorsports Prototype team in 2013, competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series. In the 2015 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Tom led overall in the Mazda SKYACTIV-D Prototype, the first Mazda and the first diesel to lead the race overall in its history. Tom finished the 2016 season sixth in the Prototype driver championship after earning five top-five finishes. The 2017 season included third place at Detroit, marking Tom’s first podium finish in the Prototype class. It was not, however, his first podium in the series. At the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Tom finished third in the GT class as part of the Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 team.