Warn Learns Rookie Lessons at CNS DACONO, CO. (June 8, 2008) Jim Warn from Aurora, Oregon is beginning to wonder when the lesson will end as he continues his Sunoco rookie campaign on the NASCAR Camping World Series. Saturday night, Warn and ...
Warn Learns Rookie Lessons at CNS
DACONO, CO. (June 8, 2008) Jim Warn from Aurora, Oregon is beginning to wonder when the lesson will end as he continues his Sunoco rookie campaign on the NASCAR Camping World Series. Saturday night, Warn and his MJ2 Racing team visited the tricky 3/8-mile paved oval of Colorado National Speedway for the running of the Toyota/NAPA "150" in round five of the championship series.
Warn was among the fastest drivers during the ninety minute practice session under the hot high altitude sun of Colorado but when it came time to qualify, the Gran Prix Imports sponsored Chevrolet would not fire. That would relegate Warn to starting shotgun on the field.
The MJ2 Racing crew quickly went to work diagnosing the problem and determine a faulty "kill" switch on the steering wheel was to blame. Repairs were made and the #10 was lined up at the back of the starting grid.
Warn had a lot of confidence as the race started based on how well the car worked during practice. He steadily moved his car forward from the rear of the grid. Two cautions slowed the early action but green flag racing action allowed Warn to attach his car to the tail of the top ten by lap 60.
The 11th position was as high as Warn would get as experiencing a carburetor issue late in the race. Warn would finish the race in the 13th position.
"I guess you can never take anything for granted in racing,' Warn said. "We felt so good about the car and knew we had a top five car but that all went away when it would not start in qualifying. It was just a blow to the team who has worked real hard all season."
If not for a mechanical issue, the race would have ended on a higher note. "At the end, the car developed a carburetor problem leaving me with no power on the straights. Another lessoned learned but I am ready to graduate.'
Warn and his MJ2 Racing team will be back in action Saturday, June 21 at Infineon Raceway located in Sonoma, Calif. for round six of the 13-race schedule. Warn is a former sports car champion and is looking forward to the first road course event of the season.