WS: Irwindale II: Jim Warn preview

Warn Rolling Into Toyota Speedway Race AURORA, OR. (August 13, 2008) Jim Warn, driver of the MJ2 Racing Chevrolet on the NASCAR Camping World Series, will do something that he has not done before in his rookie season and that is return to ...

Warn Rolling Into Toyota Speedway Race

AURORA, OR. (August 13, 2008) Jim Warn, driver of the MJ2 Racing Chevrolet on the NASCAR Camping World Series, will do something that he has not done before in his rookie season and that is return to a racetrack for the second time. Warn is excited to return to Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (CA) for the Pipe Careers "200" this Saturday night.

Warn finished 15th in his first ever visit to the half-mile paved oval outside Los Angeles and has done some homework in preparation for his return trip. "We totally missed the set up last time but still managed to finish in the top fifteen," Warn stated. "We saw what the fast guys were running and we have really worked on our coil-bind set up so I know we will be much better this time out."

When you are a rookie you are always learning something new. "As good as we think we have been all season, every race is a learning experience," Warn said. "We struggled early in the season but we have certainly been making good progress the second half of the year. I really feel we are hitting our stride as a team and I hope to close out the year with top ten runs."

Warn enters the 200-lap event with momentum on his side scoring three consecutive top ten finishes that has vaulted him to ninth in the overall standings with just three races remaining on the schedule. In the first ten races, Warn has only one DNF (Did Not Finish) and has been running at the conclusion in nine of the ten races completing over 96% of the laps contested.

"It really has been a good year for us," Warn said. "We have been consistent but not a top five car. The race at Toyota Speedway this weekend will be a big test for our team to see if we are moving in the right direction. The track allows you to race wide-open and demands that you have a set-up that works high, low, and in the middle. I love the track. It is the finest short track I have ever been too and watching the replays on television I know the fans see a great race."

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 ten career starts with four top ten finishes this season. Warn currently sits second in the Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year standings and 9th in the overall driver standings on the strength of three consecutive top ten performances.

-credit: mj2r

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Drivers Jeff Jefferson