Daytona 24: Jason Workman Friday report

Workman to start 15th in Rolex 24. Atlanta, GA: Jason Workman starts 15th in his inaugural 24-hour race appearance at the Daytona Rolex 24 at Daytona International Raceway. The Rolex 24 at Daytona will start at 1pm on Saturday and end 24 hours...

Workman to start 15th in Rolex 24.

Atlanta, GA: Jason Workman starts 15th in his inaugural 24-hour race appearance at the Daytona Rolex 24 at Daytona International Raceway. The Rolex 24 at Daytona will start at 1pm on Saturday and end 24 hours later. Early practice and qualifying problems prevented the G&W Motorsports Picchio-BMW #80 Daytona Prototype team from performing to their expectations.

"We had some problems with the gearbox, then some engine problems. This morning was extremely difficult. I only was able to get a few laps in the car during practice," said a disappointed Workman. "But during the final practice session, the crew managed to diagnose and fix the problems. Hopefully, with the car working properly, we can focus on the race and our fair share of problems are already behind us!"

Workman hopes to get plenty of seat time for the 24-hour race. "I enjoy night racing and can't wait to experience the high banks of Daytona at top speed at 3am! The whole concept is exciting and so different from races that last only a few hours. This is a whole new world!" With the help of his co-drivers and the G&W crew, Workman is looking forward to a long night of reliable and consistent speed. "As uneventful as possible," added Workman.

Workman will be sponsored for the Rolex 24 by "Teen Arrive Alive", a teen driving safety alert program commencing a national roll-out in 2004 and automobilsport.com, a European based motorsport web news magazine.

For more information on Jason Workman, please visit his official website at www.jasonworkman.com.

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