Welcome to the official website of Joe Warren and JW Motorsports; the home of the #11 crate late model. The car is a 2010 Rocket; powered by a 602 Chevy 350 HP crate motor and regularly competes at Delaware International Speedway. Please take a few minutes to check out our sponsors at the bottom of this page. They are very important to our race team and we would appreciate it if you would keep them in mind if you can use their services.
10/20/13 I always look forward to the Delaware Dirt Track Championships, or what we racers call simply, Champ show. It is a two day event that caps off the season. We had our heats on Friday night with our main event on Saturday night. We drew for position, and of course, my pill draw skills are lacking, to say the least. I would have to start in the 8th position out of 12, behind some good cars. It was tough, and I could only manage to make it up to fifth in the 6 lap heat race. This would have me rolling off 10th in the feature race on Saturday night behind all of the really good cars. It was a 25 lap feature, and as I saw last year, anything could happen. I had a decent car, and slowly moved towards the front. By the 15th lap or so, I was riding in the third position. The top two cars were both good cars that battled me to the wire for the season championship. Unfortunately, they were both running the preferred high groove, so I was forced to run the low line. With two to go, on a restart, I made a bid for the runner up position, but I just didn't have enough drive off the slick bottom groove that I needed to secure the spot. I gave it a good shot, but came home finishing third. Still, coming from 10th, it was a good night. Now we strip the car and prepare for next year. Next up, is the banquet in January where I collect my fifth championship trophy. Hope to see you there and celebrate with me!
10/5/13 I went into the night very confident after winning the week prior. Unfortunately, it didn't start out too well. In hot laps, I could feel a problem developing with fuel pressure. I couldn't get it fixed before we went out to qualify, so I was certain that I would not qualify well. With only 3 lbs. of fuel pressure, the car wasn't fast. It did handle well, so we were able to somehow qualify 7th fastest. Luck was on my side, though, as the inversion was 8 cars and I was able to find the problem and get it fixed before the feature. This put me starting in the 2nd position. The car was good and I was able to take the lead on the second lap and drive to my 6th victory of the year at DIS and clinch my 5th Crate Model Championship. It was quite a fantastic year with 7 total wins, and 14 top 5 finishes. I want to thank all of my sponsors: Big Fish Grill, Creative Wealth Management, Davis, Bowen & Friedel, King Crop Insurance, Rehoboth Ale House, J & L Electric, and First State Flag... Your support is greatly appreciated! And to my family and fans, thank you for cheering me on!
Next up is the Delaware Dirt Track Championships at DIS on Oct. 18 & 19... Hope to see you there!
9/28/13 After a lousy couple of weeks, we finally had some fortune come our way. I went over the car pretty well this past week and though I did not find anything wrong with it, I did manage to find some speed in her. I came out and was fastest in the first practice, so I was confident heading into qualifying. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I was held up a bit in qualifying and only managed to nail down the fourth fastest time. Fortunately, luck was on my side and the pill draw inverted the top four cars. I would start on the pole in the feature. We were the first feature of the night and I knew my chances were good, because the car really likes a heavy track. I would make no mistakes and drive on to my fifth win of the season at DIS and give myself a little bit of breathing room going into the last points race of the year next week. With a little luck, maybe we will have another good night next week.
8/17/13 Temps have been unseasonably low, but the racing action at DIS is still hot! We are back to timed qualifying in lieu of heat races. I timed 4th fastest and with the 10 car inversion, that would put me starting 7th in the main. We were the first feature of the night, so I knew the track would be heavy. This car loves a heavy track and proved so again this Saturday night. As soon as the green flag dropped, I started moving forward. By lap 7, I was running second and three laps later, I moved into the lead. Soon after, the caution came out, but the car was hooked up and I drove to my fourth win of the year at DIS and fifth overall this year. I continue to lead the tight points championship battle over the 16 car. There is still a lot of racing left, so I will continue to work hard and drive smart.
7/27/13 The weather was perfect for racing. Temps were in the 70's on race night, uncommon for late July. I started 9th in the heat, and despite being run off the track, I did manage to come back and finish 5th. I wouldn't have any luck on the inversion, though. I missed the inversion and would roll off 9th in the feature. The track was a little slick on the bottom and had some bite up top, but most everyone was running the middle up, so I had to run my car right on the bottom. I worked the bottom groove, picking up one spot at a time. By the end of the race with two to go, I was running in third. We had a caution, which gave me a shot at the leaders. I was able to move into second on the white flag lap and finish in the runner up position. Al in all, it was a good night! Still leading the championship standings!