Level 5 Launches Ferrari GTD Program


Welcomes Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

Madison, Wis. — On the heels of the formation of its new customer racing program, Level 5 Motorsports has announced an expansion to the GT Daytona (GTD) class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship for next year. The Madison, Wis.-based organization, which recently claimed its fourth consecutive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón championship, has entered two Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 cars alongside the already announced ORECA FLM09 effort for the Prototype Challenge (PC) class.

Veteran sportscar pairing Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell have been named drivers for one of Level 5’s new Ferraris for the entire TUDOR Championship season, beginning with the 52nd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014. Both drivers come to the Scott Tucker-owned team with previous Ferrari experience, having driven together in a GT-class 458 this year, while also contesting the 2012 season in a Lotus Evora GTE.

Sweedler and Bell will be joined behind the wheel of the GTD entry by team principal Tucker, a 10-time national driving champion, for the TUDOR Championship endurance races, including the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans event.

“We’re excited to welcome Bill and Townsend to Level 5 Motorsports,” said Tucker. “Bill and I have raced together in the ALMS for several years. We’re liked minded and we made the deal with a single phone call. With the merging of the series, we thought this was the right time to start our customer program and we couldn’t be more pleased to have these guys on board as part of our expansion into GTD.”