Scott Tucker thinks nothing of racing for 24 hours. In fact, turning laps at the racetrack is a breeze compared to the countless miles he racks up traveling the globe in search of the next race.
Tucker’s 2011 schedule makes him one of the busiest drivers in all of racing. For Level 5 – which is based in Madison, Wis. – the schedule includes events in five different racing series scattered across seven countries around the world. And, he takes to the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, this weekend.
“We have a full plate, that is for sure,” Tucker said. “But, we have a very talented and dedicated team. We race to win every time out and we are not going to shy away from the hard work it takes to get there.”
Tucker has accumulated plenty of seat time as he sought and found success in racing. In 2011, the Level 5 team competed in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, the American Le Mans Series, the Ferrari Challenge Series, the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge.
Maintaining such a schedule certainly keeps Tucker and his team on the go. In June and July alone, Level 5 competed in races in France, Italy, Canada and the United States. There is also a November trip to China for the 6 Hours of Zhuhai.
This year’s world tour began at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March, where Level 5 scored top honors in the American Le Mans Series season-opener. After a trip to the streets of Long Beach, California, the team crossed the Atlantic to take part in the official one-day test at Le Mans. Two weeks later, Level 5 was back in Europe competing in the second round of the ILMC at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Tucker does not limit his racing to any one series. At the Road Race Showcase at Road America in Wisconsin, he drove in six races in four different series. In addition to the four-hour ALMS race, Tucker competed in the IMSA Prototype Lites, the IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am races, earning four podium finishes and a victory in the Trans-Am T2 class.
“It’s a tireless effort for Scott. But, that shows his dedication to this race team and his desire to win,” Level 5 Motorsports Team Manager David Stone said. “Whether it’s testing, racing in the ALMS, the ILMC or the Ferrari Challenge Series, Scott has proven that he’s up to the task. And, it is not just about showing up. The team is always prepared to perform at a high level.”
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