Braselton, GA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011
Following their successful two-day test session in preparation for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, Scott Tucker and Level 5 Motorsports took a much needed break from on-track action Tuesday as the American Le Mans Series teams continue preparations for the final race of the season.
Level 5 set the fastest times for both days of testing with a best lap of 1:13.291 during the final session on Monday. That sets the stage for an exciting round of qualifying that is scheduled for Friday afternoon. The time was posted by the No. 055 HPD ARX-01g, which will be driven by Tucker, Luis Diaz and Marino Franchitti. The team’s second entry, the No. 33 HPD ARX-01g with Tucker, Christophe Bouchut and Joao Barbosa sharing the driving duties, finished second in testing.
The ALMS season winds down with Tucker and Level 5 having already clinched the championship in the LMP2 class. But, the event is also part of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in which the team currently sits second in points. With one race after this weekend remaining in that series, Level 5 is in a battle for international bragging rights.
Despite the pressure of the LMP2 events, Tucker has set out with an ambitious schedule for this weekend. He also competes in two Cooper Tires Prototype Lites series races, two IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama races and the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series event.
The respite is short-lived as practice resumes Wednesday for all series. Tucker will look to build on his recent SCCA STO Nationals Championship — his third consecutive championship in SCCA competition.
The 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race is set for Saturday, Oct. 1. The race will air on ABC at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 2. Live coverage will be available in the U.S. on ESPN3 or outside the U.S. on americanlemans.com.
About Scott Tucker
Scott Tucker is an American Racing driver currently competing in a variety of racing series including the American Le Mans Series, Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, Ferrari Challenge Series, SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series and the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge. http://www.tucker-racing.com.