Scott Tucker Seeks Win at Silverstone, Continues Real-Life Action Adventure Story

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While Captain America and Harry Potter battle for the box office throne, a real-life action figure can be found working his magic at racetracks all over the world. As an international racing champion, Level 5 Motorsports owner/driver Scott Tucker’s costume is a white Nomex driver’s suit with the marques of those who support him (those of Microsoft, Alpina and Honda) on his chest. However, his mild-mannered alter-ego was more at home in a business suit, recalling images of the Superman/Clark Kent variety. As the racing world turns its attention to Silverstone, Tucker's real-life adventure is in full swing.

If that wasn’t enough to secure his super-hero status, Scott Tucker prevailed on all fronts. He claimed championships in both the SCCA T-1 division and the American Le Mans Series.

Captain America may have knocked Harry Potter off the top of the box office throne, but a real-life action figure can be found working his magic at racetracks all over the world. As an international racing champion, Level 5 Motorsports owner/driver Scott Tucker’s costume is a white Nomex driver’s suit with the marques of those who support him (those of Microsoft, Alpina and Honda) on his chest. However, his mild-mannered alter-ego is more often found in a business suit, recalling images of the Superman/Clark Kent variety.

It is this unique quality that has been turning heads — and not only in racing circles. With the next event on the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Schedule at Silverstone quickly approaching, Tucker continues to stand out thanks to his unusual track to the top.

“But here’s what’s really remarkable about Mr. Tucker: Until four years ago, the wealthy private investor from Leawood, Kan., had never stepped on a racetrack or sat behind the wheel of a racing car,” a recent Wall Street Journal article said.

In a story headlined “Racing’s One-in-a-Million Story,” the WSJ article quoted other 24 Hours of Le Mans winners and legendary drivers, like 1970 champion Richard Attwood, who said Tucker “has to be a natural or he couldn’t do that. He [must have] a balance that is inherent in his body.”

Those kinds of statements came before Tucker’s multi-championship season in 2010.
When his break-out season began in February of that year with the famed Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway, Tucker and Level 5 were already slated to compete in the Ferrari Challenge Series, the SCCA National Championship T1 division, and the much-anticipated debut season of the Le Mans Prototype Challenge class in the American Le Mans Series.

Tucker was also personally invited by Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa to be a factory test pilot of Ferrari S.p.A. in the development of its next generation of super cars and road cars. Tucker put the new Ferrari 599XX through its paces at a test session at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was the first time such session had been held on American soil.

If that wasn’t enough to secure his super-hero status, Tucker prevailed on all fronts. He claimed championships in both the SCCA T-1 division and the American Le Mans Series.

Now, in his inaugural season in the ILMC, Tucker is looking to continue his winning ways. The next race for the Tucker and Level 5 will be the Silverstone 6 Hours in September. Following back to back podium finishes — at Le Mans and Imola — Tucker is anxious to return to action.

"We're confident that we have the tools we need to be strong not only for the remaining events this season, but looking toward 2012 as well," Tucker said.

With all of his recent success, fans of the three-time champion may have a hard time picturing Tucker in anything other than a driver’s suit, but he was a successful businessman long before he was a race car driver. With the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup season at its mid-way point, Tucker finds himself garnering a great deal of attention internationally.

Give that man a cape.

About Level 5 Motorsports

Level 5 Motorsports has fielded successful entries in GT and Prototype classes in the American Le Mans Series, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, Ferrari Challenge Series and the Sports Car Club of America since 2008. The team has competed throughout North America and Europe, extensively in France and Spain. Team owner and driver Scott Tucker has earned three national championships and has more than 70 podium finishes and 50 victories in his driving career. Level 5 is based in Madison, Wisconsin. http://www.Level5Motorsports.com

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