Atlanta, GA July 31, 2003: A good race driver by nature looks forward - never backwards. A good finish one week bolsters his/her hopes for an even better result for the next race. ALMS Essex Racing driver, Jason Workman, fresh from his ...
Atlanta, GA July 31, 2003: A good race driver by nature looks forward - never backwards. A good finish one week bolsters his/her hopes for an even better result for the next race. ALMS Essex Racing driver, Jason Workman, fresh from his podium-placing 3rd place finish in LMP675 division at last week's Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma, looks for more success as the American LeMans Series visits historic Trois-Rivieres, in Quebec, Canada on August 1-3.
Workman, as a result of his performances at Road Atlanta and Sonoma, now finds himself in 10th place in driver points, one slim point away from 9th, and contributed to elevating Nissan to 2nd place in the Manufacturer's Points, albeit a distant 2nd to series leading AER. In addition, Pirelli moves to 2nd in tire manufacturer points and Essex Racing closes the gap to 2nd place in team points.
"It's all headed in the right direction," said the talented Workman. "With each race, the car gets stronger, the team more jelled and my driving more focused. I think there are more good results to be had this season. With the help of my co-driver, Melanie Paterson and the support of the Essex Racing crew, I think we can continue to close the gap and gain more success on the race track."
The historic Trois-Rivieres race track is well suited to continue that trend. A tight, relatively short, 1.5 mile street-circuit, Trois-Rivieres is a track where the smaller, more nimble LMP675 cars may again shine and be faster in overall lap times than the larger, more powerful, LMP900. The LMP675 cars shocked the sports car racing world when the Dyson Racing LMP675 won the overall victory at Infineon Raceway on July 27. With the aggressive driving style of Jason Workman, learned from competing in European racing events, the results attained at Trois-Rivieres may bring continued good results for Jason Workman and the Essex Racing team.
Workman, who resides near Atlanta, GA, is one of the up and coming drivers in the ALMS series. Having achieved rare success for an American driver by winning the Scandinavian FF2000 Championship in 1999, Workman elected to return to American based racing for 2003. The ALMS series, with its international focus, serves as the logical choice for Workman to continue to develop his skills as a race driver. Visiting Trois-Rivieres in Canada for the first time is one more international visit for the well-traveled Workman. If there is an advantage to learning a new track quickly, racing successfully in unfamiliar surroundings, or even listening to many faces speaking unfamiliar languages, Workman has proven he can handle the challenge and quickly be at home on the race track whether in North America, Europe or any other location.
The ALMS series visits Trois-Rivieres for only the second time in the event's long history of hosting a premier motorsport event. The Trois-Rivieres stop on the ALMS schedule is a great chance to showcase their exciting brand of road racing before a new crowd of enthusiastic and traditionally knowledgeable race fans. The ALMS race will be broadcast live on Speed Channel, August 3rd beginning at 2:30pm ET.