Madison, WI (PRWEB) April 06, 2012
On the heels of his third-consecutive win at the famed 12 Hours of Sebring in the American Le Mans Series racing season opener, five-time national driving champion Scott Tucker already has his sights set on Long Beach. The famed street course in Southern California is a popular stop on the ALMS schedule.
“Long Beach is a great event,” said Tucker, a native of Leawood, Kansas. “The circuit is very unique and we always see great crowds there. I am really looking forward to it.”
The Long Beach race for the American Le Mans Series is part of the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend which includes an IndyCar Series event and a celebrity race on the circuit that is located in downtown Long Beach, California.
Level 5 Motorsports is defending its 2011 LMP2 championship this season and is already off to a strong start. The team won the LMP2 class in the season’s first event last month and looks to continue that good fortune at Long Beach, the second event on the schedule.
While winning its class at Sebring, Level 5 also earned a fourth-place overall result, making it the highest-placed American Le Mans Series finisher. It was an even more impressive accomplishment considering the level of competition from the more powerful LMP1 category, which had 11 entries, including three factory Audi prototypes.
While the international competition will not be on hand at Long Beach, the LMP2 class has added several new competitors for 2012 and promises more great racing action than ever before.
“The competition we will face this season is very strong,” Tucker said. “We had a good run at Sebring and showed we have what it takes to win. We’re hoping for more success at Long Beach.”
The Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, scheduled for April 13-14. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET and will also be shown live on ESPN3.com or ALMS.com.
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, Ferrari Challenge Series, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, IMSA GT3 Cup 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 five national championships and has more than 100 podium finishes and 70 victories in his driving career. Level 5 is based in Madison, Wisconsin.