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Sheltra Motorsports Announces Dodge ARCA Schedule

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Dodge

Sheltra Motorsports Announces Dodge ARCA Schedule

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
April 3, 2008


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Sheltra Motorsports
WHITESVILLE, Kentucky (April 3, 2008) - - Sheltra Motorsports, a professional three-tier Motorsports operation announced today it’s plan to run a Dodge Charger in a minimum of 10 ARCA RE/MAX Series events this season beginning with the fourth race of the season at Kansas Speedway on Friday, April 25, 2008.

In addition to the new nameplate, Sheltra Motorsports also unveiled a new paint scheme bringing a unique camouflage look to the ARCA scene.

Starting with Kansas Speedway later this month, Sheltra Motorsports and driver Patrick Sheltra plan to run the Dodge emblem in nine other events consisting of Kentucky Speedway (May and July), Pocono Raceway (June and August), Michigan International Speedway (June), Nashville Superspeedway (August), Illinois State Fairgrounds (August), DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (September) and Chicagoland Speedway (September).

During the off-season, Sheltra Motorsports purchased three Dodge Chargers from North Carolina ’s Penske Racing while also transforming one of the team’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS to a Dodge Charger.

RC Consultants, a longtime engine builder in ARCA competition has partnered with the Whitesville, Kentucky based operation to provide the horsepower for the season. In the past, RC Consultants has provided engines for nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel, Jason Jarrett (ML Motorsports) and Matt Hagans. RC Consultants powered Jason Jarrett to his first career ARCA victory in the sanction’s inaugural debut at Kansas Speedway in 2001.

“I’m very excited about running a Dodge Charger this year in ARCA competition,” said Sheltra, who will make his 29th career ARCA start when he takes the green flag in a Dodge at Kansas Speedway. “The Dodges have been very competitive in the ARCA RE/MAX Series over the past few years; which led us in their direction. We are convinced that their track record will continue to stand this year.”

Sheltra added, “Our crew is very confident in what we think the Chargers are capable of. They have not won the ARCA RE/MAX Series manufacturer’s championship the past two seasons for finishing second. We believe we can win in a Dodge and we’re looking forward to “Grabbing Life By The Horns.”

Car Owner Grace Sheltra offered, “When the opportunity was presented to us to expand our fleet to include Dodges, we could not turn it down. Dodge has enjoyed a healthy amount of success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and we’re looking for the same type of results at Sheltra Motorsports. We’re very happy with the equipment we’ve acquired and our affiliation with RC Consultants speaks for itself. We’re looking forward to helping Dodge continue their winning tradition in ARCA this year.”

Before tackling the Kansas Lottery $150 Grand on Friday, April 25, Sheltra Motorsports will participate in two ARCA RE/MAX Series open tests at Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway (April 15) utilizing Dodge Charger(s).

Sheltra Motorsports, currently competing in their second full season of ARCA competition will sport the Chevrolet bowtie and its Monte Carlo SS model when not running under the Chrysler banner.

Stay tuned for a revamped website, but in the meantime for more on Patrick Sheltra, please visit PatrickSheltra.com.

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports is a three-tier Motorsports operation consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Patrick Sheltra, a 21-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 Craftsman Truck Series (No. 35). 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 .

Sheltra Motorsports Quick Facts:

Team Name: Sheltra Motorsports, No. 60 Dodge Charger

Driver: Patrick Sheltra, Indiantown , Florida

Car Owner: Grace Sheltra, Indiantown , Florida

Marketing Partners: Ferguson Pipe Enterprises, Inc, FloraGanics, American Concrete Industries, Inc, Hardie Pipe, The Casite Company, J&S Bulk Transportation, Inc., Martin County Petroleum, Sheltra & Son Construction, Sheltra Cattle Company, Recycling Services, Indiantown Marina, All About Flowers, Speed Media, Klotz Lubricants and Purcell Tire & Rubber.

Crew Chief: John Hayden

Team Manager: Keith Strunk

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TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:

NAME: Chris Knight, Sheltra Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797 or 830.261.1215
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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