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Patrick Sheltra: Viva Las Vegas

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Patrick Sheltra: Viva Las Vegas

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
June 8, 2009

“Mr. Showtime Experiencing Sin-City For The First Time”

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 8, 2009) - - On the strength of a powerful third place finish last Saturday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, ARCA RE/MAX Series veteran driver Patrick Sheltra hopped on a plane Sunday morning and headed West to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend a two-day conference for his newest marketing partner, Buffalo Wings & Rings.

Sheltra, who took the Cincinnati, Ohio based company to victory lane in April at Salem Speedway spent Monday introducing himself to members of the advisory board before preparing for his big meeting on Tuesday afternoon which will include meeting several Buffalo Wings & Rings franchisees representatives while also discussing his racing background, his Sheltra Motorsports team and his relationship with Buffalo Wings & Rings thus far.

The company’s annual meeting is headlined “Driving To Success” based upon their involvement with Sheltra and his Whitesville, Kentucky based Sheltra Motorsports team.

The partnership with Sheltra signifies the first time that the No. 1 ranked fastest growing restaurant chain in the United States has partaken in a series that has national media and television exposure.

The meetings are being held at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Sheltra himself is visiting “Sin-City” for the first time and is also staying at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

“I am enjoying my time out here in Las Vegas,” said Sheltra, who will leave Las Vegas on Wednesday morning and head to Michigan to prepare for Friday’s Racing for Wildlife 200 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). “It’s been great to meet a lot of new people from Buffalo Wings & Rings. The overwhelming response from everyone on the racing program has been nothing but positive, so I’m psyched.”

“It meant a lot to me and this team to have Buffalo Wings & Rings join our team. They are a growing company, just like we are a growing team. This partnership is a two-way street and we’re taking advantage of these meetings to make sure we’re bringing everything we can to the table for them. What’s even better is that they are offering their input on how we can make them look even better at the racetrack. A lot of good ideas have been discussed. I’m looking forward to putting those ideas in motion as the season moves forward.”

The trip to Las Vegas is the middle of nearly a two-week stretch for Patrick Sheltra on the road. After attending the Pocono Raceway festivities last weekend, Sheltra now is enjoying the luxurious life of Nevada before refocusing on racing Thursday and Friday at MIS. From there, Sheltra will head to Kentucky where he will spend the weekend with his Sheltra Motorsports team before getting back on the road to head to Mansfield, Ohio for a test at Mansfield Motorsports Park on Monday, June 15.

Sheltra has 53 ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his credit with one career victory at Salem Speedway (April 2009). Sheltra also holds second place efforts at Rockingham Speedway (April 2009), Toledo Speedway (May 2008) and the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (September 2008) with five additional top-five finishes, (third) at Pocono Raceway (June 2009), (fourth) at Toledo Speedway (October 2008), (fifth) at Talladega Superspeedway (October 2008), (third) at Illinois State Fairgrounds (August 2007) and (fourth) at Berlin Raceway (July 2007) while holding additional top-10s at Kentucky Speedway (May 2009), Nashville Superspeedway (August 2008), Michigan International Speedway (June 2008), Kentucky Speedway (May 2008), Kansas Speedway (April 2008), Iowa Speedway (April 2008), Kentucky Speedway (June 2007), DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (September 2007) and Toledo Speedway (October 2007). A third place qualifying effort at Rockingham Speedway (April 2009) is Sheltra’s best time trials efforts to date. He has controlled the ARCA field five times for 109 laps.

For more on Patrick Sheltra, please visit PatrickSheltra.com.

For additional input on Buffalo Wings & Rings, please connect to Buffalowingsandrings.com or call 513.831.WING.

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 .

About Buffalo Wings & Rings:

Buffalo Wings & Rings is the fastest-growing privately owned franchised chain of restaurants in the nation serving Buffalo-style chicken wings, onion rings, burgers, chicken and salads. Founded in 1988 in Cincinnati, OH, Buffalo Wings & Rings operates 44 franchised restaurants in the United States. Buffalo Wings & Rings was ranked the #1 fastest growing restaurant chain nationwide in the July 2008 issue of Restaurant Business, and ranked in the top 500 franchises in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. For more information, visit www.buffalowingsandrings.com or call 513-831-WING.



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

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