American Jason Workman scored another victory in Round 8 of the Danish FF2000 series on June 12-13. The 21 year old American from Atlanta, GA has four victories to his credit and takes the lead in the series at the half-way point. Workman,...
American Jason Workman scored another victory in Round 8 of the Danish FF2000 series on June 12-13. The 21 year old American from Atlanta, GA has four victories to his credit and takes the lead in the series at the half-way point. Workman, driving for the Team Denmark Valvoline Scandinavia/Ford of Denmark entry brought his Van Diemen RF99-1 home to first place with a two second margin of victory. In the weekend's other round, Round 7, Workman finished fourth while series runner up and teammate, Lasse Jokobsen finished third in both rounds.
Workman now leads the series with 118 points to Jokobsen's 91. Defending series champion Claus Madsen is in third place with 90 points.
"I'm thrilled to be in first place," said Workman. "When I came to Europe, I had a goal of a good showing over here, with maybe a victory to my credit by the end of the season. I did not expect to be in the hunt for the championship in my first season of European racing."
In the hunt, he is. The American has quickly established himself as the driver to beat. Workman has been able to adapt to the European environment extremely quickly and is comfortable with the cars having competed in FF2000 before his departure for Europe. Workman finished a competitive fourth at the 1998 SCCA "Runoffs" in FC competition driving a Richard Morgan Racing entered FF2000.
The second half of the 1999 Danish FF2000 season kicks off on July 24-25. Workman hopes the second half is as exciting as the first. With continued competitive finishes, Workman may return to the USA a European-crowned champion. Despite Workman's growing popularity among the Danish fans, he may be one American that his Danish competitors are happy to see return to American race tracks!