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After Missing Silverstone Level 5 Motorsports revved up for enduro appearance

October 24,2011 – Scott Tucker was determined to race Level 5 Motorsports’ new HPD ARX-01g car as soon as he could. That determination was evident when he and his team decided to wait until the last possible minute to make a final decision on the Six Hours of Silverstone race: It was all or nothing. Unfortunately, cost-capped wheels for the car weren’t available in time for Level 5 to maintain its entry in Silverstone; Tucker withdrew. “I knew there was a risk in waiting for the parts, with them not being guaranteed,” Tucker says. “But the car is undoubtedly the best vehicle performance-wise that we can get, so I was determined to give it a shot. The HPD engine and chassis combination has proved to be the best over the years. We feel very comfortable and confident in making this unprecedented and decisive move.” Determination, risk, and refusing to settle for anything but the best-sounds a bit like racing.

A Year in Review For Scott Tucker

October 2011 – Scott Tucker and his Level 5 teammates recently began the final quarter of a racing year that has included numerous podium appearances, multiple car changes, incredible accomplishments and yet still room for improvement. Tucker, owner and driver for Level 5, has been a leader for the team despite the rookie status he maintained merely months ago. His tight, balanced driving has earned him top honors in the American Le Mans Series as Rookie of the Year and Champion Driver in 2010. His races often end with stints on the podium, and his career has only just begun.

Tucker’s cutting-edge set of wheels

Level 5 Motorsports owner Scott Tucker isn’t just a professional sports car driver;drawn to the powerful engines and maneuverability of the fastest cars on the planet. In fact, before he raced professionally, Tucker built a veritable sports car museum in his Leawood, Kansas home.

Motorsports driver experience paramount for immediate success with new car

October 24, 2011 – The Level 5 team’s 2011 season has proven it a versatile, dominant team stocked with talent, skill and determination. Commanding the podium at the majority of the races it entered-including winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and podium at Imola and Sebring, among others-is proof that the Tucker-owned, Microsoft Office-sponsored team has found a winning formula in its schedule, race strategy and drivers, including Tucker, Luis Diaz and Christophe Bouchut. As they began the final quarter of an already unbelievable season with the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patron mid-September, all their ducks seemed to be in a row: their equation had been proven again and again as reliable for an effective winning effort. But this race contained one wild card, or wild car, as the case might be-the team would finally debut the HPD ARX-01g they had announced they were switching to mid-season.

A Winning Weekend for Scott Tucker

2011 – What would a Saturday without at least three races be for Level 5 Motorsports owner-driver Scott Tucker? Probably a day off. Maintaining a 2011 season schedule that raises uncertainty as to whether he sleeps, Tucker again pulled a multiple-race extravaganza this weekend. Not only was his Level 5 team competing in the American Le Mans Series championship, Petit Le Mans, but Tucker also entered himself in the Cooper Tire Prototype Lites double-header, a pair of rounds in the IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama series and the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing Trans-Am event. Petit Le Mans itself was a 10-hour commitment for Tucker, who drove both the Level 5 LMP2 entries, Nos. 33 and 055. Add five other races to that, and you start wondering where Tucker is hiding his Level 5 Hour Energy drinks.

Tucker, a year in review: 24 Hours of Le Mans

October 24, 2011 – Tucker and his Level 5 teammates recently began the final quarter of a racing year that has included numerous podium appearances, multiple car changes, incredible accomplishments and yet still room for improvement. Tucker, owner and driver for Level 5, has been a leader for the team despite the rookie status he maintained merely months ago. His tight, balanced driving has earned him top honors in the American Le Mans Series as Rookie of the Year and Champion Driver in 2010. His races often end with stints on the podium, and his career has only just begun.

Scott Tucker, a year in review: Ferrari Challenge 458

Scott Tucker and his Level 5 teammates recently began the final quarter of a racing year that has included numerous podium appearances, multiple car changes, incredible accomplishments and yet still room for improvement. Tucker, owner and driver for Level 5, has been a leader for the team despite the rookie status he maintained merely months ago. His tight, balanced driving has earned him top honors in the American Le Mans Series as Rookie of the Year and Champion Driver in 2010. His races often end with stints on the podium, and his career has only just begun.

The Le Mans Prototype gets brought back to America

2011 – The story of Scott Tucker’s career is what some would call a Cinderella story, an American classic: A successful private equity investor from a Kansas town enters his first professional motorsports race at age 44, and five years later, he’s constantly atop the podium after races in multiple series-Grand-Am, Ferrari, American Le Mans Series and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Earlier this year, Tucker made podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his debut season in the LMP2 class.