WS: Roseville: Jim Warn preview

Warn Eyes All American Prize AURORA, OR. (April 2, 2009) Jim Warn returns to the track this Saturday night in NASCAR Camping World Series-West action at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. The fast and tricky 1/3-mile paved oval was the ...

Warn Eyes All American Prize

AURORA, OR. (April 2, 2009) Jim Warn returns to the track this Saturday night in NASCAR Camping World Series-West action at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. The fast and tricky 1/3-mile paved oval was the sight of Warn's first career top ten finish in his first career start last season. This weekend, the 25-year old competitor from Aurora, Oregon eyes a bigger prize.

Fresh off a top ten performance in the season opening event three weeks ago in Texas, Warn and his team are excited about the 150-lap contest at AAS. "I really think we have a top three car this year," Warn said. "I have learned a lot more about the setups and how to drive the car. I am much better prepared for All American this season."

One of the changes that MJ2 Racing is employing this season is utilizing the same car. "Last season we used different cars at different tracks and they were each just enough different it was difficult to be consistent," Warn said. "I am using the same car that we used at Texas. The car has great forward bite and I am really able to drive it off the corner which gives me a lot more confidence heading into the race this weekend."

Calling the shots on top the pit box this season is Roger Bracken. "Jim did a great job at Texas," Bracken stated. "I understand better what he needs and he trusts what I am asking him to do. I am really excited about this weekend. All American is a great little track with fantastic crowds. It will be a great race for the fans."

Last year, qualifying challenged the team but Warn feels a lot less pressure this season. "Qualifying is the challenge for everyone in this series," Warn said. "But I feel so much more confident in the car I know I can push it harder. When you push yourself and the car then you are fast."

Last season Warn started 11th and finished 8th scoring his first career top ten finish in his first career start. "You really want to start up front in this series," Warn stated. "Last season the top three finishers in this race started in the top four so we know that is where we need to be. Anything can happen in 150 laps and I hope whatever happens, happens behind me!"

-credit: kj2r

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