WS: Colorado: Jim Warn preview

Warn Excited About Rocky Mountain Return MJ2 Racing Driver Jim Warn Seeking Top Five Run at Colorado National AURORA, OR. (August 11, 2009) Jim Warn from Aurora, Oregon and driver of the GPI Performance.com Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping ...

Warn Excited About Rocky Mountain Return
MJ2 Racing Driver Jim Warn Seeking Top Five Run at Colorado National

AURORA, OR. (August 11, 2009) Jim Warn from Aurora, Oregon and driver of the GPI Performance.com Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Series-West is excited to return to Colorado National Speedway this weekend for the running of the Toyota/NAPA "150" at the 3/8-mile paved oval just north of Denver. Warn is looking to get his season back on track after mechanical issues sidelined him in the last event and CNS is a track where he knows he can shine.

Last season Warn had a top five car at CNS throughout the day but an electrical issues during qualifying prevented him from making a lap and relegated the Oregon native to starting shotgun on the field. Warn rallied to finish 13th and this time out he plans to benefit from that experience. "Like it is at most tracks, you have to qualify well," Warn said. "At Colorado National you have to qualify up front because the pace of the race is so fast, if you don't start up front it is a real difficult challenge."

While Warn has posted four top ten finishes this season, bad luck has posted the other results. "You name it and it has happened to us," Warn said. I really enjoyed racing at CNS last season and I can't think of a better place to turn it around. The track is really fun to drive and you are in side-by-side battles all around the track."

In racing it is easy to start looking ahead to next year, but Warn is squarely focused on the task at hand. "We need to finish out the year strong," Warn stated. "We have a great team with great people and really good cars. A top finish would go a long way for all the guys. Roger Bracken (crew chief) has been working with me on qualifying set ups and I feel really good about our chances at Colorado."

While mechanical issues have hampered the second year team, Warn is optimistic about the future. "There are a lot of things in racing you can't control and part failures are one of them," Warn offered. "I just put all that behind me and focus on the present. I was blown away at the crowd last year at Colorado National. The fans are just awesome. What a cool place to race in front of so many fans. It is a great event for the series and I hope it is a great event for the MJ2 Racing team."

Warn is currently in the ninth position in the point standings after ten races, 199-points behind eighth place and 287 points out of the fifth position. In ten starts this season the 26 year old competitor has four top ten finishes with a best finish of 7th at Iowa early this year.

Warn drives for MJ2 Racing and is sponsored by GPI Performance.Com. The car is powered by a Chevrolet NASCAR Spec Engine built by Brad "Freight Train" Peters and sits atop a Hopkins chassis. Warn is in his second year of competition in the NCWS with eight top ten finishes in 23 career NCWS starts.

-credit: mjrt

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