Level 5 Confirm GTD Effort In TUDOR Championship


After racing for Alex Job Racing in the ALMS last season Sweedler and Bell will join Level 5 (Credit: Kelsi Nilsson)

Fresh from the news that Level 5 Motorsports planned to support up to 9 cars in the 2014 Tudor United Sports Car Championship, the team have announced a GT Daytona (GTD) entry with a Ferrari GT3.

The team will support last year’s Alex Job Racing pairing of Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell in a GT3 spec Ferrari 458 for all 11 rounds of the TUSCC calendar.

The pair, which have raced together for two years in GTE machinery – the Lotus Evora and Ferrari 458 GTE – will be joined by team boss Scott Tucker for the longer rounds that make up the North American Endurance Championship.

“At the end of the day, they’re both 458s, from a dynamic point of view, I expect it to feel similar. Last year, the Ferrari was such a great platform. We really didn’t have any complaints about the car. It’s very easy to drive and forgiving. Michelotto does a great job building those things.

“To be on common footing now, tire-wise, is going to be very exciting. We really enjoyed our relationship with Yokohama the last two years and working to develop things along. We made some gains but at the end of the day this is about winning races and putting ourselves in a position where there aren’t any excuses.” Commented Townsend Bell.

Team manager David Stone said Level 5 are aiming to have a second GTD Ferrari competing next year with the team looking for drivers who could bring money to finance the effort.

If both the cars do feature in the class it would mean TUDOR Championship’s Pro-Am class would have more than 25 entry requests but with only 19 entries available some teams may have to miss out dependent on the entries of other classes.