No Bull: Sheltra Motorsports; Buffalo Wings & Rings Together For Remainder Of 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series Season
Topics: Patrick Sheltra
May 5, 2009
CINCINNATI, Ohio (May 5, 2009) - - Officials from Sheltra Motorsports and Buffalo Wings & Rings officially announced today that the Cincinnati, Ohio based and No. 1 fastest growing restaurant chain in the United States will serve as the primary marketing partner for driver Patrick Sheltra for the remainder of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) season beginning with Saturday’s Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 at Kentucky Speedway.
Known for it’s “Great Food; No Bull!” campaign, 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, Ohio, Buffalo Wings & Rings operates 44 franchised restaurants in the United States. The company also ranked in the top 500 franchises in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur.
“We are thrilled to be partnered with Buffalo Wings & Rings for the remainder of the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season,” said driver Patrick Sheltra. “We gave them their first taste of racing at Salem Speedway in April and we won the race. It was an incredible feeling; we’re planning to take them back to victory lane this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.”
Sheltra, a native of Indiantown, Florida continued, “This partnership is a perfect match to this race team. They are growing just as we are growing and as Sheltra Motorsports climbs the ladder we would like to bring Buffalo Wings & Rings along for the journey. We are just honored to represent them.”
“Buffalo Wings & Rings is proud to be joining Sheltra Motorsports for the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series season,” said Buffalo Wings & Rings Marketing Manager Charlie Francas. “Patrick excels in the leadership and representation that our company is looking for on and off the track and we are excited about the rest of the season!”
The multi-colored logo sporting the “New” Buffalo in town will be plastered on the hood of Sheltra’s No. 60 Dodge Chargers and Chevrolet Monte Carlos SS for the remaining 18 ARCA RE/MAX Series races this year. The establishment’s “Great Food; No Bull!” slogan will also be hoisted on the television panel located across the rear of Sheltra’s No. 60 entry.
To kick-off the partnership and bring hype to Saturday’s race, Sheltra will visit and sign autographs at two of Buffalo Wings & Rings locations surrounding the Northern Kentucky area on Friday, May 8. Sheltra will visit Buffalo Wings & Rings Eastgate Mall (4601 Eastgate Boulevard #C-586, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sheltra will also visit the Buffalo Wings & Rings Crescent Springs location (2440 High Street, Crescent Springs, Kentucky 41017) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday night.
Sheltra has four prior ARCA starts at Kentucky Speedway with two top-10 finishes including a track best of seventh in this same event last year. Sitting fourth in points, Sheltra is looking for his second win of the season and his third top-five effort of the year.
Entering Kentucky, Sheltra has 50 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 four additional top-five finishes, (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 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.
The Drive Smart! Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 (100 laps / 150 miles) is the fifth of 22 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 18th ever ARCA race at Kentucky Speedway is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, May 9 with a two hour practice session planned from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is set for later in the day slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag that evening shortly after 8:00 p.m. The event will not be televised but the race will be broadcasted live through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.
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 22-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.
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, Sheltra Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797 or 239.214.1083
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