Level 5 Motorsports

Level 5 Motorsports is a U.S. Racing Team, which is active in sports car racing. Team owner Scott Tucker is.


Founding and first years

The team was founded in 2006 by Scott Tucker and was first in amateur sports active. Tucker himself drove it in the Ferrari Challenge North America as well as the SCCA National Championship. Just one year later join the team in the professional sector and denied with Tucker and Ed Zabinski race in the Rolex Sports Car Series and KONI Challenge. In addition to these two series as part of the Grand-Am, Tucker also drove in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, the American Porsche brand trophy.

Rolex Sports Car Series

In the 2008 season, the team went back into the brand cups of Ferrari and Porsche and also four races in the Rolex Spors Car Series. It was also the first year of Christophe Bouchut at Level 5 Motorsports, the beginning of a multi-year partnership between him and Scott Tucker.

For the 2009 season to level wrote five of eight races in the Rolex Sports Car Series a. Here the Porotypen career of the team began, because there was a Riley - BMW used in the Daytona Prototypes class. Best result was a third place at the Crown Royal 200 at the Glen on the short version of the track in Watkins Glen Tucker and Bouchut.

In 2010 again there were two races in the Rolex Sports Car Series on the program. At the Rolex 24 at Daytona Ryan Hunter -Reay, Lucas Luhr and Richard Westbrook was from Tucker, retracted with the third place of the hitherto largest success of the team 's history. A year later, the team took off for the last time to date in the series, we sat in Daytona again two vehicles. With places eight and eleven of the success of the previous year could not be repeated.

American Le Mans Series

With the introduction of the LMPC class, the team changed its main field of activity in the American Le Mans Series. In 2010 two vehicles were used in the series. Already in the 12 Hours of Sebring, the first race of the season, a class win of Tucker, Bouchut and Mark Wilkins is retracted. In the course of the season four more class wins have been run, won the team championship and Scott Tucker driver champion in the LMPC class.

Already a season later, Level 5 rose in the LMP2 class and sit in the first season on different equipment. In a Lola B11/40 Sebring and a Lola B08/80 was used, both with HPD engines in the rear. In Long Beach in April and Road America in August was only the B11/40 at the start, the three races between these two events and the race in Baltimore this team of. At the penultimate race at Laguna Seca the switch to HPD ARX 01g was completed, in the season finale at Petit Le Mans two HPD were used. However, due to the Petit Le Mans was another vehicle in the LMP2 KLasse this season, Level 5 could win even with the few uses of the team and Tucker and Bouchut again the drivers' title.

HPD was the partner for the 2012 season. Level 5 won eight of the ten - race season with the HPD ARX 03b, so that the team and the drivers' title one more time could be defended.

In 2013 the team was active with two cars in the ALMS again, the decision on this was, however, very late. The team made the assumption that the whole season is another team at the start. Extreme Speed ​​Motorsports decided by the GT in the LMP2 class ascend to be that competitor. Tucker stepped in with the various co - pilot and was again able to enter the drivers' title in its class, while the team was also able to defend the title.

United SportsCar Championship

The merger of the ALMS and the Rolex SportsCar Series produced in 2014 the United SportsCar Championship. Level 5 Motorsports will compete here in the LMPC and GT Daytona class.

ILMC / 24 Hours of Le Mans

At international level, increased level 5 in 2011 for the first time. In the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup ( ILMC ), the team traveled five of the seven races of the season with Tucker, Bouchut and João Barbosa. The Team Lola B11/80 HPD reached with the case a class victory in the LMP2 at Petit Le Mans and finished the season in the team championship in third place. Also, the first will be the 24 - hour race at Le Mans, which was part of the ILMC season, could be successfully managed with the third class rank. One year later, enter Level 5, only the 24 -hour race, resigned Tucker, Bouchut and Luis Diaz however after 240 laps completed. 2013 drove Tucker, Marino Franchitti and Ryan Briscoe in the LMP2 class over the finish line, but were not evaluated with only 242 laps.