The sun may have set on American Le Mans Racing (ALMS), but at the finish it was Level 5 Motorsports and driver Scott Tucker taking home the championship titles for a record 4th consecutive time.
The Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday was the final day of racing for ALMS. In January 2014 the new United Sports Car Challenge (USSC) will debut, a merging of ALMS and Rolex Grand AM racing. Petit Le Mans was the final chance for ALMS racers to win a race, a team championship, and/or a drivers championship — and Scott Tucker’s team did all three.
The 1,000 mile race was won by the Rebellion Racing team of Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld, and Nicolas Prost. For Prost and Jani it was their second straight win at Petit Le Mans. The Level 5 Motorsports team of Tucker, Ryan Briscoe, and Marino Franchitti finished second overall and first in the P2 classification. That finish earned Tucker the LP driver’s championship for the fourth straight year and Level 5 their fourth consecutive team championship. Level 5′s second car, driven by Guy Cosmo, Johny Kane, and Peter Dumbreck finished fourth overall and third in P2.
Tucker has proven himself a top race car driver in only eight years as a professional racer. Petit Le Mans marks some big milestones for Tucker:
- 4-time Petit Le Mans winner (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
- 4 ALMS driver championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
- 8 ALMS victories in 2013
- 68% career win record in ALMS
- 3rd place on all-time ALMS drivers championships
- 10 national driving championships
- 99 career victories
- 12th place in all-time race win list
- 4 team ALMS championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
- 90% win record for Level 5 in 2013
Read more about the race here
Watch the official team recap below: