SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 43, October 27, 2011

Racing News: Inside Motorsports With Scott Tucker and Level 5 at Le Mans Now on Speed2

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  Scott Tucker

Inside Motorsports With Scott Tucker and Level 5 at Le Mans Now on Speed2
Inside Motorsports, the web-based, behind-the-scenes motorsports video series, has produced a 24-minute recap of the effort made by Level 5 Motorsports in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. That program is available on Speed2.com, the web channel maintained by the cable TV network SPEED.

Throughout the 2011 racing season, Inside Motorsports and host Diana Binks have been following Level 5 as they competed in the American Le Mans series for the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. In June, Level 5 competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time as a team. That journey is the subject of the program now available through Speed2.

Inside Motorsports takes the viewer into the pits and into the minds of the drivers and crews brave enough to tackle this race. Scott Tucker and Level 5 Motorsports teammates Christophe Bouchut and Joao Barbosa, drove their No. 33 Lola-Honda Coupe to a third-place finish in the highly competitive LMP2 category. More impressive was the fact that their trouble-free race was rewarded with a 10th-place result in the overall classification.

Faced with two minor setbacks—a spin by Barbosa into the gravel trap during Hour 14 and a quick trip to the garage for a realignment and rear deck change with three hours to go— the team was able to keep the car in solid contention for the win.

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  Greg Alexander will pilot the John Belegante #23 Barnes
Systems, Amsoil, Persall Masonry, Scott's Headers and Mufflers car at the Budweiser Oval Nationals. Photo credit: Doug Allen.

Greg Alexander Prepares for 16th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals

Greg Alexander, the young racing star from Gardena, California, is preparing for his second foray into the tough world of the Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway November 3–5. Alexander will be in the cockpit of the John Belegante #23 Barnes Systems, Amsoil, Persall Masonry, Scott's Headers and Mufflers car at the sprint car race. The Budweiser Oval Nationals will pit Alexander against the top sprint car drivers from both the Amsoil National Sprint Car Series and Amsoil USAC/CRA Series in three demanding nights of action.

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