Johnson County, Kansas (PRWEB) January 05, 2013
After a record breaking racing season, Scott Tucker claimed the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites championship. The win comes in a season that saw Tucker earn his ninth national driving championship.
“It’s always nerve racking to have the championship come down to the last race,” Tucker said, “but we are very pleased to have claimed this one.”
Scott Tucker and Alan Wilzig came to the Petit Le Mans race weekend — the season’s final event — tied in L2 Class points. Tucker’s fifth-place finish in Race 2 at Road Atlanta left him with a seven-point lead over Wilzig in the standings crowning him L2 Champion for 2012.
Scott Tucker won eight of the 12 races in which he competed. But a scheduling conflict forced him to miss two races and that put him in a tight championship battle. But the team’s strong performances were enough in the end to claim the title.
The championship was one of four that Tucker claimed in 2012. Along with the Lites championship, Tucker won two SCCA national championships and the prestigious American Le Mans Series LMP2 crown.
“This is a year that we will cherish for a long, long time,” said Tucker, who collected his second championship trophy in the P2 class. “Level 5 Motorsports did what we set out to do in the American Le Mans Series, and we were fortunate to accomplish some really great things elsewhere, too, all against some of the toughest competition on the planet. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this team.”
Level 5 Motorsports’ memorable run to 2012 ALMS glory featured huge class victories in two of the world’s most famous endurance races — the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. And, for the second consecutive season, Level 5 was invited to participate in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing.
With the record-setting season in the books, Scott Tucker and Level 5 set their sights on the 2013 campaign. The team was recently awarded an invitation to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After earn a podium in its first ever appearance in the race as a team in 2011, Level 5 looks to return in 2013 and continue adding to the highlight reel.