With its TUDOR United SportsCar Championship plans in place, Wisconsin’s Level 5 Motorsports has been considering an expansion into the World Endurance Championship P1 privateer category with team owner Scott Tucker. Level 5 team manager David Stone tells RACER those plans have been put on hold, making its TUDOR Championship two-car Ferrari F458 GTD and single-entry PC effort the central focus for Tucker and Level 5’s customers.
“A lot of things in sports car racing are in a state of flux right now, and no final decision has been made, but I don’t think we’ll be doing anything in the WEC this year,” said Stone. “We’re still trying to fill our Ferraris for the full season; one of the cars is scheduled for only the four endurance rounds, and you want that to be at every round with the sister car. So I think for what we’re looking at, our program will be focused here this year.”
The team has yet to nominate its full slate of drivers for the Nos. 555 and 556 Ferraris, although Tucker, Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler and Jeff Segal are expected to comprise some of the rotation.
“We’re not quite ready to announce that because we’re wrapping that process up,” Stone added.
Level 5 is listed as an alternate entrant in the PC class, and Stone would also like to see that program come to fruition.
“There was an investment made and with IMSA’s class limits, we’re forced to wait on something to open up in PC,” he explained. “We’re trying to adjust to this new championship and a lot of the changes that have come down aren’t easy to swallow. Having the customer cars we’ve committed to on the grid is what we’ll keep working towards.”
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