WORKMAN TO DRIVE FOR V-PACK MOTORSPORT IN 2008 Flowery Branch, GA November 1, 2007: Christmas came early for Jason Workman. With the 2007 season still fresh in his racing memory, Workman is pleased to announce plans for 2008. He has signed...
WORKMAN TO DRIVE FOR V-PACK MOTORSPORT IN 2008
Flowery Branch, GA November 1, 2007: Christmas came early for Jason Workman. With the 2007 season still fresh in his racing memory, Workman is pleased to announce plans for 2008. He has signed to drive for V-Pack Motorsport in the Grand American Koni Challenge ST series driving a BMW 330i.
Workman has recently been taken under the wing of Action Resources Ltd., the British driver management and motorsport consultancy run by Roger Phillips. "Jason is a huge and sometimes overlooked talent," said Phillips. "I'm delighted that this V-Pack deal will anchor his 2008 program. We have terrific confidence in him which is why we are contributing to his new management team."
"I am so excited that my 2008 season is coming together so quickly," noted Workman. "I have driven for John Vincent and V-Pack Motorsport on occasion this past year and I'm happy to be a part of their competitive campaign for the upcoming season." With a season-long commitment in hand and having won two championships in the past, Workman is no stranger to the challenges of winning a championship and is ready to race for another.
V-Pack Motorsport team owner, John Vincent has worked with Workman both with his own V-Pack entry, but also as Workman's crew chief and lead engineer during Workman's stint as a co-driver for Matt Connolly Motorsports.
"Jason is a true professional," added Vincent. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. Due to his racing in Europe, he has a great technical understanding of the car. I have been Jason's engineer in the past and knew he was going to be a perfect fit for this program. He proved this at Barber this year where he showed that he was the class of the field. I've kept my eye on him ever since."
Joining Workman will be another V-Pack experienced racer, Sam Schultz. With his season and career high 4th place finish at VIR, Schultz impressed V-Pack personnel by driving fast and consistent for four of the six long hours of the endurance event. It was a performance that led Vincent to add Schultz to the driver line-up. Schultz will also bring trackmasters.com along as a sponsor.
"I have known Sam for the last few years and have watched him race," said Vincent. "He has progressed quite well and has demonstrated that he is quick and consistent. His teaming up with Workman will mean a very strong pair of drivers."
"I'm looking forward to co-driving with Sam," added Workman. "He finished the season very strong for his first full season (8th in points) in the Koni Challenge. I am confident that we'll be very competitive from the first race of the new season."
With two outstanding drivers, Vincent feels the priorities of the 2008 season are well in place. "The goal from the start was to sign two good drivers," said Vincent. "Twenty-five years of experience tells me that the main variable for a shot at the championship are the drivers. This will be an exciting season knowing that I will have two great drivers ready to go so early in the season."
About V-Pack Motorsport: V-Pack Motorsport is an outgrowth of Vincent's V-Pack Engineering and Design Company. In 2006, he decided to run a limited schedule and grew the program to a point where competitive finishes, highlighted by the season ending 4th place at VIR, led to the decision that V-Pack would enter the series full-time in 2008. Vincent has attracted a veteran crew that has won championships and is a close-knit group of experienced racers. Vincent has also brought his father out of racing-retirement reuniting the two who previously worked together to win the GS championship in 1990. For more information on V-Pack Motorsport visit www.v-pack.com
About Jason Workman: Workman is a veteran sports car driver where his ALMS record includes seven podiums in twelve race starts. In addition, Workman is one of the few American drivers to have won a European-based series championship when he dominated and won the 1999 Scandinavian Formula 2000 Championship. Jason Workman's personal sponsors include Arai and Automobilsport. For more information on Jason Workman, visit www.jasonworkman.com.
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