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Atlanta, GA: Jason Workman was a busy driver this past weekend. Piloting the U.S. Army sponsored Blackforest Motorsports Mustang GT in the Grand American Cup race at Barber Motorsports Park on July 29, Workman made the most of a busy, successful...

Atlanta, GA: Jason Workman was a busy driver this past weekend. Piloting the U.S. Army sponsored Blackforest Motorsports Mustang GT in the Grand American Cup race at Barber Motorsports Park on July 29, Workman made the most of a busy, successful weekend. Workman and his teammate, Scott Turner qualified the #3 Mustang GT in 20th position with a time of 1:39.3 seconds, a difference of 1.4 seconds slower than the pole position car. "It's indicative of just how competitive this series is," noted Workman. "We just missed the mark by a scant second and a half and we are in 20th position, an incredibly competitive field."

Workman took the green and immediately went to work. Over the course of the next one and a quarter hours, Workman had moved up the field into 6th overall when, running low on fuel, Workman came into the pits for more fuel and a driver change. Turner took over but untenable weather combined with the out of sequence pit stop, meant that the final result did not reflect the fine performance by both drivers. The Blackforest Motorsports entry finished in 22nd position when the race was red-flagged early due to inclimate weather and dangerous lightning.

"It was a disappointing finish to a great race," added Workman. "Everyone worked hard and I'm extraordinarily pleased with this race and the effort put in by my teammate and crewmembers. I wish the race had been able to run its full length, because with pit stops evened out among the competitors and continued great effort by our team, we would have finished much higher up the grid than reflected in these results. It was a great race."

The race was only one, albeit the major part of Workman's busy weekend. On Sunday, Workman was enlisted by series officials to drive the official pace/safety car during Sunday's feature Grand Am event. "It was my first experience at driving the safety car," said Workman. "It adds a whole new dimension to see a race from this point of view. I really enjoyed it and have a much better appreciation for all the detail and communications that goes into running a premier motor race of this type. Until I get another chance in a Grand Am Daytona prototype, I had the 2nd best seat in the house today. It was a blast!"

-www.jasonworkman.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jason Workman , Scott Turner