Trois-Rivieres: Jason Workman race report

Jason Workman makes it two podium finishes in a row Atlanta, GA August 5, 2003: Jason Workman and his co-driver Melanie Paterson finished 2nd in LMP675 division at Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, round 4 of the American LeMans Series...

Jason Workman makes it two podium finishes in a row

Atlanta, GA August 5, 2003: Jason Workman and his co-driver Melanie Paterson finished 2nd in LMP675 division at Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, round 4 of the American LeMans Series Championship on August 3rd. The second podium finish in a row for Workman propels him into 3rd place in championship points.

"This was my first visit to Trois-Rivieres," indicated the personable Workman. "In fact, it was my very first street circuit. But I liked the challenges presented by the tight 1.5 mile track. The corners are very sharp and it was challenging to maintain the momentum from corner to corner. It's hard on brakes, hard on the car and, I would add, hard on the driver! I'm pleased to finish 2nd at this very challenging race track." The young American driver cut his teeth on the permanent race circuits of Europe where he captured the 1999 Scandinavian FF2000 Championship in dominating fashion.

Workman and his co-driver were forced to pit every 45 minutes due to a broken alternator forcing the crew to change batteries on every pitstop. "The Essex Racing crew did a fantastic job keeping us in the race," added Workman, "Essex Racing's engineer, Tony Dowe was exceptional. His expertise meant that our Pirelli tires lasted the entire race. The last laps were as strong as the first. At a track like Trois-Rivieres, to compete on one set of tires is a testament to Pirelli as well as the talent and the abilities of the entire Essex crew."

The next event of the American LeMans schedule will again take place in Canada at the Grand Prix of Mosport in Ontario, Canada on August 15-17.

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Series ALMS
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