WS: Altamont: Jim Warn preview

Warn Remembers and Ready to Race AURORA, OR. (September 11, 2008) Jim Warn, driver of the MJ2 Racing Chevrolet on the NASCAR Camping World Series, knows that he is fortunate to live out his dreams and enjoy auto racing. He also remembers ...

Warn Remembers and Ready to Race

AURORA, OR. (September 11, 2008) Jim Warn, driver of the MJ2 Racing Chevrolet on the NASCAR Camping World Series, knows that he is fortunate to live out his dreams and enjoy auto racing. He also remembers the events of seven years ago and is eager to share in joy of competition at Altamont Raceway Park for the Golden State Steel & Stair "200" this Saturday night.

Warn a Sunoco rookie this season, will visit Altamont Raceway Park for the first time this weekend and head into the race with no prior experience around the half-mile paved oval. ARP is one track that the MJ2 Racing driver did not test at this season but has logged plenty of laps around Yakima (WA) Speedway in preparation for the race. "We tested several times at Yakima in the past month and feel pretty good about our car," Warn said. "We tried a lot of new shock combinations and found something I think will work pretty well."

"Altamont is going to be a challenge, but just about every race all season has been," Warn stated. "I hear there is also going to be quite a few cars in attendance so qualifying is going to be critical."

Warn enters the 200-lap event currently tenth in the overall standings with just two races remaining on the schedule. Through the first eleven races, Warn has only one DNF (Did Not Finish) and has been running at the conclusion in ten of the eleven races completing over 96% of the laps contested.

"It really has been an interesting year for us," Warn said. "We have finished races and learned a great deal that will certainly help us for next season. I hope we can close the season out with two really good finishes and that means Altamont is an important race for us. Anything can happen in 200 laps and I just want to be there at the end and be in contention."

Warn drives a team car to Jeff Jefferson and is sponsored by MJ2 Racing, Gran Prix Imports, and Leupold Optic. The car is powered by a Chevrolet NASCAR Spec Engine and sits atop a Hopkins chassis. Warn is in his rookie campaign on the NCWS and has eleven career starts with four top ten finishes this season. Warn currently sits second in the Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year standings and 10th in the overall driver standings.

The Golden State Steel & Stair "200" at ARP is round twelve of the 13-race NASCAR Camping World Series-West schedule for 2008. The race will 16th NCWS event staged at the famed facility. Marvin Porter won the inaugural race back in 1966 while current point leader Eric Holmes won last year's edition. 2008 is the 55th year of competition for the NASCAR Camping World Series-West.

-credit: www.mj2racing.com.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jeff Jefferson , Eric Holmes