We’re always on the lookout for young talent to add to the Level 5 roster.
Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Mason Daughters, the newest addition to the Level 5 Motorsports team roster, is already emerging as a star in the USRA B-Mod Series. After switching from the karting ranks a little over a month ago, the talented teenager has claimed his first feature event victory on the dirt in only his 18th start.
Daughters got his start in racing at the age of 13 in the Kansas City Karting Association TaG USA Series, where he won the prestigious Liberty Cup championship in his very first year. With only two months of experience, Daughters began competing in Karting Pro Series races, and that is where he caught the eye of champion American Le Mans Series driver and Level 5 Motorsports team owner, Scott Tucker.
“We’re always on the lookout for young talent to add to the Level 5 roster,” said Tucker, “and Mason’s talent is obvious. From how quickly he picked up karting, to how easily he has transitioned to the B-mods — he’s a natural racer.”
Going into Friday night’s race at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, confidence was high for the driver and team of the No. 55 Level 5 Motorsports car.
“We expect a top three or top five at any local track we show up at,” said team coach Dustin Boney.
With over a dozen races now under their belt, including multiple heat victories and quality main event finishes, the team seemed poised for a big result.
The team was tested early, however. After being involved in a wreck in their heat race and sustaining serious damage, the car required some quick work from the Level 5/PRIME Racing team to repair the damage in time for the feature.
Thanks to some impressive repair-work from his team, Daughters lined up the No. 55 in sixth position for the main event. Daughters settled into fourth place for the majority of the feature, biding his time while he waited for a chance to make his move. When a caution with only two laps to go, that chance came, and the young driver seized the opportunity. Daughters had a fantastic restart, flying along the high line to pass both the 2nd and 3rd place cars.
Coming to the white flag, Daughters had the leader in his crosshairs, but only one lap to make a move. In a brilliant finish, Daughters drove the No. 55 car hard into the final corner, skirting under the leader and taking the lead in the very last turn. Daughters exploded out of the final turn to claim his first feature event checkered flag in dazzling style.
“I’d like to thank Level 5 Motorsports, Dustin and Blythe Boney, and PRIME Racing Products for all the support that they’ve given us,” said Daughters in victory lane, trophy in hand. “It’s definitely a first win to remember.”
Scott Tucker and Level 5 Motorsports are quickly developing a reputation for success with their youth development initiative. Between Daughters already winning feature events in the USRA B-Mod Series and the talented young Dustin Renteria frequenting the podium in the motocross ranks, the future looks bright for Level 5 Motorsports.
“Our sponsorship of these kids is really starting to pay off,” said Tucker. “We knew they had a lot of talent, and they’re certainly showing that on the track.
“We’re very, very proud of them. These are really just the first steps for these kids to compete at higher levels.”
Daughters began racing karts a few years ago and with only two months experience he was racing with IndyCar driver and team Phil Geibler racing in the Super Karts USA Pro Series earning multiple heat wins and several pole positions.
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, the Sports Car Club of America, IMSA GT3 Cup and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites since 2008. The team has competed throughout North America and Europe, extensively in Italy, France and Spain. Team owner and driver Scott Tucker has earned nine national championships and has more than 110 podium finishes and 90 victories in his driving career. The team competes in 2013 with sponsorship from Siemens, Alpina Watches, Honda Performance Development, Ohiya Casino Resort, Prairie Casino, Kennol, Selling Source, West Race Cars, Motorsport.com, Battery Tender and AlgOil. Level 5 is based in Madison, Wisconsin.