View Full Version : American racing rookie drives the Audi TDI prototype at LeMans...

06-24-2010, 01:01 PM
The interesting thing is that he started racing only 4 years ago at the age of 44!


Last week, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a rookie from Leawood, Kansas made history. Scott Tucker was the first American allowed to race one of Audi's multimillion-dollar, 200-mph diesel prototypes. Amazingly, he was fast.

Scott Tucker started racing in 2006 at the age of 44. He had never driven a race car before, and he had never even seen a race track. This year, for the first time ever, Audi let an American let Tucker drive one of its 200-mph R10 diesel prototypes at the world's greatest road race. He jumped into one of the most complex and expensive racing cars in existence, at one of the longest and most grueling races on earth. Despite having no experience with either, he did damn well.

How well? If trackside gossip is true, one of the pro drivers on Tucker's team a French veteran brought on to drive fast and not hurt the car crashed twice while trying to match Tucker's lap times. Feathers were ruffled.

Read the rest here (http://jalopnik.com/5571112/how-an-american-racing-rookie-made-history-at-200-mph) at jalopnik.com

06-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Wow, this guy has some amazing hidden talent...

07-10-2010, 10:25 AM
The force is strong with this one.

07-10-2010, 01:00 PM
:eek: pretty insane laptime

09-15-2010, 04:15 AM
Wow, Looking good, audi is dream for me, NOw i don't know drive the car.

09-16-2010, 06:11 PM
This is a perfect example of "You're never too old.", kudos to Tucker.

Now, can I be next?? :)

09-16-2010, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by RecoilS14
Now, can I be next?? :)
If you can fund yourself a racing career, sure!

09-16-2010, 07:12 PM
Wow that's amazing

09-24-2010, 07:48 PM
beautiful car :drool: germans make awesome diesels!!