Madison, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/08/2012 -- Scott Tucker, driver and owner of the Level 5 Motorsports team recently earned his second consecutive victory of the new 2012 Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series and is on track to successfully defend his ALMS P2 championship. Last week's triumph at Long Beach followed the season opening victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring back in March. Tucker will head into next month's race in Monterey full of confidence as he looks to extend his points lead in the standings.
Tucker's nearest rivals, the Conquest Endurance duo of Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier-Hansson are 11 points behind him in the standings. At Monterey Tucker and team-mate Christophe Bouchut will be looking win again to open up a healthy points lead as the season nears the half way mark. Scott Tucker and Christophe Bouchut have developed a great understanding so far this season earning back-to-back wins in their #055 HPD-ARX03b car. In the recent Long Beach race, it looked for a long time like the Conquest Endurance's Martin Plowman would clinch victory but the Level 5 team snatched the win in dramatic fashion passing the Plowman's #37 Morgan-Nissan with only 3 laps remaining in the race.
Scott Tucker and Christophe Bouchut are no strangers to success at Long Beach, and their experience and know how came in handy during the closing stages of the race. There had been some pre race talk suggesting that Conquest Endurance could pose a real danger to Level 5's hopes to retain their title but an unfortunately timed pit stop meant they couldn't hold of the Level 5 challenge. Their recent switch from Judd to Nissan seems to have reinvigorated the Conquest Endurance and they will remain a threat to Level 5 along with Black Swan Racing. The next race in the series is The American Le Mans Monterey Presented by Tequila Patrón from May 10-12, 2012.
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 75 victories in his driving career. Level 5 is based in Madison, Wisconsin.
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