Level 5 Motorsports
Feb 26

SportsCars: Rolex 24 Winners Level 5 Withdraws From TUSC

Level 5 Motorsports has withdrawn both of its Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 cars. (Photo: John Dagys)

Level 5 Motorsports has withdrawn both of its Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 cars. (Photo: John Dagys)

Despite having come out on top in last month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Level 5 Motorsports has withdrawn from the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with immediate effect.

The four-time American Le Mans Series class champions, which fielded a pair of Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 cars in the new-for-2014 GTD category, scored its first class victory at Daytona with drivers Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal, Alessandro Pier Guidi and team owner Scott Tucker.

Jan 26

Level 5 Motorsports Awarded GT Daytona Victory After Penalty Overturned

Alessandro Pier Guidi moves under Markus Winkelhock on the final lap of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (Photo: F. Peirce Williams, LAT Photo USA)

Alessandro Pier Guidi moves under Markus Winkelhock on the final lap of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (Photo: F. Peirce Williams, LAT Photo USA)

IMSA has reversed the stop-and-hold plus 75 second penalty issued to Level 5 Motorsports on the last lap of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, thus making the No. 555 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 the new GT Daytona class winner.

IMSA officials reviewed the situation after the race. IMSA’s Scot Elkins, VP of Competition and Technical Regulations, came into the media center more than three hours after the checkered flag to release a statement.

Oct 5

ALMS: Level 5 Takes P2 Win, Clinches Title At VIR

Ryan Briscoe drives the No. 551 Level 5 Motorsport entry to victory in Saturday's race at VIR. (Photo: John Dagys)

Ryan Briscoe in the No. 551 Level 5 Motorsports entry leads the P2 field in Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR. (Photo: John Dagys)

Level 5 Motorsports locked up its third consecutive P2 teams’ championship Saturday with a dominant run in Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.

Ryan Briscoe took the No. 551 HPD ARX-03b to a 13.464-second win over the No. 01 Extreme Speed Motorsports entry of Scott Sharp, who finished in second.

The two similarly prepared cars enjoyed an early race battle, in the hands of Scott Tucker and Anthony Lazzaro, with the Level 5 team owner losing the lead to the ESM entry just past the 40-minute mark.

Aug 26

Guy Cosmo Leaves ESM, Joins Level 5

Exclusive! Cosmo Quits ESM, Joins Level 5

Photo: John Dagys

In the biggest driver shakeup of the year, Guy Cosmo has joined Level 5 Motorsports for the remainder of the American Le Mans Series season.

News broke Monday morning that the former ALMS Rookie-of-the-Year had ended his nearly four-year relationship with Extreme Speed Motorsports, which most recently saw Cosmo go head-to-head with Level 5 in the P2 category.

SPEED.com can confirm the 35-year-old has now joined the rival Scott Tucker-owned operation and will drive one of the team’s HPD ARX-03b cars beginning with this weekend’s Grand Prix of Baltimore.