Scott Tucker Racing and the SCCA
September 2012. Kansas City Native, Level 5 Motorsports owner, and champion racecar driver Scott Tucker is being honored with a plaque that will hang on the wall at the Road America track near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Scott Tucker, who is no stranger to setting records, is the first Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racer to break the two-minute lap time barrier (1:59.684 minutes at 120.317 mph to be exact) in a club race at Road America.
It was a good week for Level 5 Motorsports owner/driver Scott Tucker – having racked up two titles at the 49th SCCA National Championship Runoffs (one for the D Sports Racing Championship and another for dominating the Super Touring Over). But breaking the two-minute barrier at Road America was the real win. According to Scott Tucker, in a post-race interview, it was part of the team’s (Level 5 Motorsports) mission to break the two-minute per lap barrier in the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Scott Tucker also set a lap speed of 1:58.997 in a qualifying run – proving to his team and his engineers that it could be done. The other mission for Scott Tucker and Level 5 Motorsports was to win – which they also accomplished.
The Sports Car Club of America was founded in 1944, with a mission to bring the thrill of competitive motorsports to those who are enthusiastic about motorcars, speed, and competition. The SCCA is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas and runs numerous racing events for professionals and amateurs alike. The SCCA National Championship for Club Racing is held annually and is known as the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.
Scott Tucker is no stranger to wins at SCCA races. In February of 2006, the SCCA played host to one of Scott Tucker’s first car races, as well as his first career victory in a race at Texas Motor Speedway outside Dallas. Scott Tucker continued to race in SCCA events through 2007 and 2008 and set a track record for the fastest lap in the Touring 1 Class in La Junta, Colorado. In 2009, Scott Tucker became the National Title Holder for the Hawk Performance Touring 1 race at Road America. In 2011, Scott Tucker won the class again, as well as his first SCCA Trans-Am Series race.
The National Championship Runoffs have been held at the Road America track near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin since 2009. With the record-breaking lap run, Scott Tucker will also be recognized by the Chicago Region SCCA. A charitable donation will be also made to the SCCA Foundation.
Next up: Scott Tucker and the Level 5 Motorsports team will be seeking a 3rd successive American Le Mans Series championship title – something that has never been accomplished in the fourteen-year history of the series. Fans of Scott Tucker racing and the Level 5 Motorsports team believe he can pull off the ALMS hat-trick in 2012.