Two American Le Mans Series veterans will continue their ongoing partnership under a new banner in 2014. RACER has learned Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler will move from Alex Job Racing and the ALMS GT (now GT Le Mans class) to join Level 5 Motorsports in one of the team’s GT Daytona (formerly Rolex GT) Ferrari F458s.
The Bell/Sweedler combination spent 2012 together piloting a Lotus Evora that was run by AJR, and moved to a Ferrari F458 in 2013, placing a season best fourth-place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The move to Level 5 by a pro-am driver pairing marks a significant shift in the team’s strategy. As RACER revealed in October, Level 5 was not expecting to compete in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with its familiar P2 program for team owner Scott Tucker, and was evaluating taking part in the WEC.
A recent release from the team confirmed its intentions to field customer TUDOR Championship programs in PC and GTD, and with Bell/Sweedler signing on, Level 5 has its first confirmed entry in place.