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Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Kentucky ARCA Fast Facts

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150

Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Kentucky ARCA Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
July 15, 2009


Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger, Click It Or Ticket. Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 Fast Facts

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 11, Click It Or Ticket. Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky

Race Information: Event: Click It Or Ticket. Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150, Saturday, July 18 at 9:45 p.m. Local Time Track: Kentucky Speedway Qualifying: Saturday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.5-mile paved oval.

Iowa Speedway Recap: Patrick Sheltra and the Sheltra Motorsports team overcame adversity last Saturday night that consisted of an innocent spin and a blown tire and still posted a 14th place finish in the Prairie Meadows 200. The finish was a solid rebound from two sour performances at Michigan International Speedway and Mansfield Motorsports Park respectively.

Returning To The Bluegrass Oval: For the sixth time in his ARCA RE/MAX Series, Patrick Sheltra will take the green flag at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In five prior efforts at Kentucky, Sheltra has maneuvered a top-10 finish three times including a personal best of sixth in the most recent ARS event at Kentucky in May. Ironically, Kentucky Speedway is the site of Sheltra’s first career top-10 finish in 2007.

Texas Get-A-Way: Following the ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Iowa Speedway, Patrick Sheltra boarded a plane and headed to Dryden, Texas for a four day getaway to his family’s ranch in a city that hosts just 11 people, 12 including Sheltra. Mr. Showtime spent his time in the Lone Star state checking and working around his property and preparing for his family’s arrival for hunting season this fall.

Plenty Of Guests; No Pressure: With the Kentucky Speedway being the closest event to Sheltra’s primary marketing partner Buffalo Wings & Rings, it’s no surprise that Sheltra will have plenty of fan support for Saturday night’s race. Before the 11th race of the season takes the green flag, Sheltra Motorsports is expecting nearly 40 guests to tour the garage area and inspect the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger for themselves.

Pitch-Hint: Bowling Green, Kentucky native Doug Kriser will assist Sheltra Motorsports for the second consecutive weekend as jackman. Matt Angel, the team’s primary jackman continues to recover from a knee procedure. Kriser performed with the Sheltra Motorsports last weekend at Iowa Speedway and most recently served the ARCA RE/MAX Series community with Roush Fenway Racing and driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr in 2008.

Halfway Mark: Saturday’s Click It Or Ticket. Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 officially kicks off the second half of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season. During the team’s first half, they have notched one win, three top-fives and four top-10s including a career best qualifying run of third at Rockingham Speedway in April.

Watcha Haulin?: Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to use Sheltra Motorsports Chassis No. 13 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This is the same piece the team raced to a sixth place finish at Kentucky Speedway in May. This car has also had track time at Michigan International Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Chicagoland Speedway last season. The former Penske Racing ride has three top-10 finishes including a best of sixth at Michigan (2008) and Kentucky (2009) in four starts. It will be run for just the fifth time in Sheltra’s career. Chassis number 16 will serve as the team’s back-up automobile. That former Richard Childress Racing entry is a new addition to the team’s fleet. The Whitesville, Kentucky based team tested this Dodge Charger at Michigan International Speedway in May. It has yet to see any ARCA race competition.

Points Check: After round 10 on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits eighth in the championship standings accumulating 2035 points. Just 205 points keeps Sheltra from the fourth position. Sheltra is 575 markers from the top-spot. Car owner Grace Sheltra sits 10th in the car owner standings.

Keeping The Streak Alive: For 33 consecutive races, Sheltra Motorsports has fielded a car for Patrick Sheltra that run in the top-10 (at one point or another) for all events reverting back to the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. The team added their 33rd race at Iowa Speedway despite finishing 14th. During this period, the team has amassed one win, seven top-fives and 13 top-10 finishes. The team’s best qualifying effort occurred at Rockingham Speedway in April where Sheltra awarded himself with a career best run of third. The team has led five races at Rockingham Speedway (2009), Salem Speedway (2009) Kansas Speedway (2008), Cayuga Motor Speedway (2008), and Talladega Superspeedway (2008), for a total of 109 laps.

You Can Be Apart Of The Ultimate Hunting Experience: Sheltra Motorsports wants to give a race fan an ultimate opportunity to join Patrick Sheltra or Sheltra Motorsports dirt driver Shannon Babb a chance at a paramount moment to hunt with either driver at Patrick Sheltra’s hunting ranch in Dryden, Texas. The best part, all expenses paid! Race fans will have the entire ARCA season to enter the contest with the winner being announced in the ARCA RE/MAX Series finale at Rockingham Speedway in October. Visit HuntingExtravangza.com for more details.

This Is The People’s Car: In an effort to bring race fans closer to the Sheltra Motorsports team, the team is full throttle with their Peoples Car promotion. Race fans will have the opportunity to have their name plastered on the No. 60 for the rest of the ARCA RE/MAX Series season. In addition, each time a fan joins the People’s Car their name will be tossed into a drawing for an-all expensed paid trip (minus lodging expenses) to the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season finale at Rockingham Speedway. The lucky fan will be an honorary member of the Sheltra Motorsports team plus enjoy a few little surprises the team has spiced up for the lucky winner. Browse PatrickSheltra.com or ThePeoplesCars.com for all the details.

Vote Him Your Favorite Driver: Race fans can vote Patrick Sheltra as the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series most popular driver by visiting ARCANation.com. From now until the end of the season, race fans can click on to ARCA’s official fan-related web site and vote once a day for their favorite ARCA RE/MAX Series driver. The winner will be announced at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Awards Banquet in Covington, Kentucky this December. If you’re an ARCA Nation member your vote counts twice per day for one driver. If you’re a non-ARCA Nation member, your vote counts only once. Sign up today at ARCANation.com and vote for Patrick Sheltra!

Sheltra Motorsports, Kentucky Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger:

On Iowa Speedway: “After all that occurred, we have to be somewhat satisfied with a top-15 finish. We wished we could have walked away with a top-10, but we’ll take the finish in stride and move forward to Kentucky this weekend.”

On Kentucky Speedway: “Kentucky Speedway is a cool place and I’m looking forward to getting back on the track. We had a sixth place run in May and I think we have a package that can win this weekend. For the most part, the track has been good to us and I hope we can keep it that on Saturday night.”

On His Trip To Dryden, Texas: “It was hot down there. We’ve been trying to get down there for a while and we finally made time after the Iowa race. It’s peaceful down there for sure. I’m glad to get out of there to go back racing but I’m looking forward to spending some time down there in the fall.”

On All The Guests This Weekend: “The more the merrier. It’s a big weekend for us especially with the closeness of the track to Buffalo Wings & Rings headquarters. We had a solid top-10 finish with all the guests we had in May. I think the number has doubled this weekend, so that only means we’re going to find ourselves in victory lane when the checkered flag flies Saturday night.”

On The First Half Of The Season: “We had our ups and downs but there’s definitely room for improvement. We’re still building fast cars and running in the top-10, so that’s good. We just need to lead some races and get back in victory lane in the second half. It’s all or nothing from here on out. When Rockingham rolls around, I think you’ll find this team sitting in the top-five in the point standings.”

Sheltra Motorsports, Kentucky Speedway: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger:

On Iowa Speedway: “It was an eventful night but the team bounced back and got a respectable finish. We’re hoping that the run is the start of an upswing change of luck for the Sheltra Motorsports team.”

On Kentucky Speedway: “The race in May was a good run for us but we’re going to Kentucky Speedway this weekend looking for a top-five run if not a win. We’re bringing a great car and we should have one of the strongest engines in the field, so we’re hoping to pull into victory lane for the first time on a speedway. We’ll have a huge cheering section on Saturday night, so that’s a huge confidence booster for the team.”

On The First Half Of The Season: “I’m proud of the Sheltra Motorsports team. Sure we had some bad finishes but we also had some strong finishes too. We made some mistakes but we’ve learned from them. I think you’ll see a much stronger team in the second half and you’ll find the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger a familiar car in the top-five in the last 10 races.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Patrick Sheltra , Kentucky Speedway Prior ARCA Race Results:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

05/07 Buckle Up Kentucky 150 23 9 100/100 Running

07/07 WLWT Channel 5-150 24 18 99/100 Running

05/08 Buckle Up Kentucky 150 10 7 112/112 Running

07/08 Kentucky ARCA 150 11 31 83/104 Accident

05/09 Buckle Up Kentucky 150 6 6 100/100 Running

The Click It Or Ticket. Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the 11th of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 19th ever ARCA race at Kentucky Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Friday, July 17 with a hour and twenty minute session planned from 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. A happy hour session has been etched in Friday night from 7:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is set for Saturday, 18 slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag that evening shortly after 9:45 p.m. The event will be televised live on SPEED with additional broadcasting available live through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

Fast Links:

Driver / Team: Patrick Sheltra on the web: PatrickSheltra.com

Marketing Partner: Buffalo Wings & Rings on the web: BuffaloWingsandRings.com

Sanction: ARCA RE/MAX Series: ARCARacing.com

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports (sheltramotorsports.com) is a three-tier Motorsports operation consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Patrick Sheltra, a 23-year old native of Indiantown, Florida competes in the UMP and WoO (Dirt) Series; while also running a full schedule in the ARCA RE/MAX Series (No. 60) and a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Sheltra Motorsports ownership is combined of Richard, Grace and Patrick Sheltra. The team is headquartered in Indiantown , Florida with additional operations in Richmond , Indiana and Whitesville , Kentucky .

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Sheltra Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797 or 239.214.1083
EMAIL: chris@patricksheltra.com

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