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Scott Tucker Loves What He Does

Author: Jim Tobin  //  Category: Auto News

It entails remarkable concentration, drive, pure talent and enormous time put in the practice ring for an athlete to master her or his sport to the point of being one of the top competitors across the globe. It takes double that formula for an athlete to reach mastery of two different playing positions inside of that sport. Just what exactly has it taken for Level 5 Motorsports owner and driver Scott Tucker to reach first class status in 4 different sports car racing series-all simultaneously? Only Scott Tucker knows that.

Not only has Tucker maintained an impossible agenda of races in the American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am series, Ferrari Challenge series and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup series, but he’s in fact was successful in all of them. Not forgetting several of his wins came on the same weekends as other wins, since Tucker was often double, triple or quadruple-scheduled.

Tucker’s newest podium end was with an all new car, last weekend at the American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. The Microsoft Office-sponsored car was the product of a partnership among Honda Performance Development and Wirth Research. The HPD ARX-01g assisted the group reach its greatest overall finish of the season, at 4th. The automobile was brand new for the team and for Tucker, but being in the exact LMP2 category, it wasn’t the severest vehicle discrepancy Tucker had ever faced.

Tucker assisted drive Level 5 Motorsports to a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring, a laborious endurance race in Florida at the Sebring International Raceway. That exact same weekend, he was also schedule to drive in the Porsche GT3 Cup. He drove, and he won-his 2nd win of the weekend in as many races.

These feats would be to some degree less exceptional if the vehicles were anything alike. Whenever a driver competes in a race, he sustains significant g-forces, exceedingly hot temperatures, hours of intense focus and effort, and constant critical thought. In endurance racing especially, to pass through these conditions and come out on top seems a superhuman feat-but to leave the podium finish and do it all another time, only to finish up on another podium-seems downright unattainable.

“I lose five to seven pounds every race,” Tucker states. In order to maintain his overstocked race schedule, he has to hold intense practice in his physical regimen as well as his nutritional. To condition for less extreme schedules, he has woken up at 4:30 a.m. to do sixty minutes of cardio before performing other training. His current 2011 schedule is more challenging.

“Driving a Porsche and a prototype couldn’t be anything more different,” Tucker said while at Sebring. “I’ve done it in the past, and I’ve kind of gotten used to it, but it’s still a pretty difficult thing to do.”

The cars have unique driving styles, Tucker talked about. His achievements in all 4 series has confirmed his versatility and staying power as a driver, as well as his profound determination to win. But in particular, it demonstrates the love for the sport. Having entered the industry as a rookie in 2006 at the age of 44, Tucker didn’t have a lot of time to waste. He has frequently entered every race he possibly can and treated each one as if it were his last chance for a championship. His success not only as a quite recent driver but also as a multi-car driver is proof that in sports, anything is achievable.

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