Level 5 Motorsports, a successful multi-car team in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, recently acquired leading sports prototype racers constructor West Race Cars of Atlanta.
The purchase was announced this week by officials of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
West Race Cars builds the WR1000 and WX10 used in the L2 prototype class of IMSA's Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series.
Level 5 Motorsports is a leading team in prototype racing and is contending for the 2012 championship in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón P2 class.
In 2013, West Race Cars is committed to significant investments in the series, with a goal of having at least eight cars in L2 competition at each event. West is currently building five brand new WX10 cars, which will be available for drivers looking to compete in the L2 division of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series in 2013.
West is dedicated to developing prototype teams and drivers in IMSA's Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series. For the 2013 season, a points fund has been designed to encourage L2 drivers to attend all events and vie for the championship. Any driver who competes in all 2013 races will get their IMSA race registration fees paid back at the conclusion of the season. West will also be offering a championship prize package.
As an additional commitment to Cooper Tires Prototype Lites L2 competition, West Race Cars will ensure that a factory representative is in attendance at each event to assist teams with technical issues. A parts trailer will also be on hand during race weekends to ensure drivers and teams have the parts they need to succeed on track.
The 2012 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda season concludes with the Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda on October 17-20 at Road Atlanta.