Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger, Pennsylvania ARCA 200 Fast Facts
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ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 13, Pennsylvania ARCA 200, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Race Information: Event: Pennsylvania ARCA 200, Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Pocono Raceway Qualifying: Friday, July 31 at 1:45 p.m. Local Time; Track Length: 2.5-mile paved-triangle.
Berlin Recap: Patrick Sheltra and his Whitesville, Kentucky team finished 14th in last Saturday’s Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac at Berlin Raceway. After practicing in the top-10, Sheltra rebounded with a solid 10th place qualifying effort. During the course of the 200 lap event, Sheltra kept himself in the top-10 but was unable to fend off an extremely loose racecar which resulted in the team’s eighth top-15 finish of 2009.
Returning To Long Pond: The Indiantown, Florida native will make his seventh start at the popular triangle race course and aim for his second consecutive top-five finish this weekend. In his previous six efforts, Sheltra has acquired a track best of third this past June. Qualifying though has not been a downfall for the popular driver as Sheltra has nailed five top-15 qualifying runs including a track best of eighth in the spring race of this year.
Buffalo Wings & Rings Product Spotlight; Saratoga Chips: Each week, Sheltra Motorsports will shine the spotlight on one of Buffalo Wings & Rings menu items. This week it’s the Buffalo Wings & Rings Saratoga Chips. One of the more popular items on the appetizer menu, Buffalo Wings & Rings Saratoga Chips are guaranteed to be addicting. Dipping the chips with any of Buffalo Wings & Rings favorite sauces are likely to have you asking your server for another round with any of the Buffalo Wings & Rings side choices for your main sandwich entrée.
The Coach Back For Round Two: last week Sheltra Motorsports announced NASCAR veteran Ted Musgrave has joined the veteran ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) team as a driver coach for Indiantown, Florida native Patrick Sheltra beginning with last weekend’s Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac at Berlin (Mi.) Raceway. Musgrave, a native of Franklin, Wisconsin has over 18 years of experience combined between the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). At Pocono, Musgrave, the 2005 NCWTS Champion has 20 starts which have equaled five top-five finishes and six top-10 efforts including a second place finish in 1995 driving for Roush Fenway Racing.
Welcome To Our Real World Again: In April, Sheltra Motorsports hosted Scott Herman of this past season’s MTV’s Real World: Brooklyn at Talladega Superspeedway. Herman enjoyed himself so much that he has opted for another trip down memory lane with Sheltra Motorsports this weekend at Pocono. For Herman, the race is a little is closer to his current residence of New York City.
Herman is a native of Salem, New Hampshire and is a personal trainer, model and actor. He recently received the designation of having the “best abs on the East Coast”, and has been featured in Men’s Health magazine several times.
Off To New Jersey: Following Saturday’s Pennsylvania ARCA 200, the Sheltra Motorsports team will head to New Jersey to partake in a private test session at New Jersey Motorsports Park in preparation for the running of the New Jersey ARCA 150 set for Sunday, September 13th. Last year, Sheltra made his road course racing debut and battled back from a mechanical failure in practice to qualify 21st before finishing 11th in the rain-shortened Loud Energy Drink 150.
Watcha Haulin?: Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to bring Sheltra chassis number 11 to Pocono Raceway this weekend. The primary machine will be the same Dodge that Sheltra competed with at Pocono Raceway in June. Additionally, the team wheeled this automobile in the Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway earlier this month. The former Penske Racing automobile will be run for just the fifth time in Sheltra’s ARCA 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.
Points Check: After round 12 on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits eighth in the championship standings accumulating 2380 points. Just 215 points keeps Sheltra from the fourth position. Sheltra is 675 markers from the top-spot. Car owner Grace Sheltra sits 10th in the car owner standings.
Patrick Sheltra ARCA Career At-A-Glance: Entering Pocono, Sheltra has 58 ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his credit with one career victory at Salem Speedway (April 2009). During his ARCA tenure, Sheltra has accumulated nine top-fives and posted 19 top-10 finishes. 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.
Keeping The Streak Alive: For 35 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 35th race at Berlin Raceway by running as high as sixth before finishing 14th in the Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac. During this period, the team has amassed one win, nine top-fives and 19 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 Cayuga Motor Speedway (2008), Kansas Speedway (2008), Rockingham Speedway (2009), Salem Speedway (2009) 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, Pocono Raceway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger:
On Berlin Raceway: “I really enjoy racing at Berlin but ever since finishing in the top-five there in 2007 we’ve struggled a little bit. We had a pretty good car it was just loose as heck. No matter what we did, it would never tighten up enough where I could drive it like I should. The best news out of the weekend was we brought the car home in one piece and we’ll be able to use it again here in the next month or two.”
On Pocono Raceway: “After finishing third in June, I can’t wait for Saturday. The car was really good. We had a major sway bar issue here the last time and we were still able to get a good finish. I think we have a car that is capable of winning the race on Saturday afternoon and that would be a great direction to keep our second half of the season pointed towards the top.”
On Working With Driver Coach Ted Musgrave: “He’s been super awesome to work with. He was quiet last weekend at Berlin, but I was prepared for that. He taught me a lot of things not only about the track and my driving style but about the car as well. He called me the Monday following the race and we talked about what we can do to enhance my performance. I’m looking forward to his guidance for Pocono Raceway, a track he’s had some success at too in the past.”
On The Return Of Scott Herman: “Scott was a blast to hang out with in April at and I’m glad that he is coming back for a second round this weekend. We were running really good until we blew up at Talladega, so hopefully we give him the complete package or maybe even take him to victory lane on Saturday.”
On Upcoming New Jersey Test: “New Jersey was a lot of fun last year. I really enjoyed racing on a road course. The test should go smoothly for us next Tuesday, but I’m also looking forward to spending some down time with my team after the Pocono race.”
Sheltra Motorsports, Pocono Raceway Pre-Race Quotes: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger:
On Berlin: “We had high hopes for the race but Patrick did the best he could under the circumstances. The guys fought all night to make the car better but nothing seemed to work. We were off our element a little last weekend. It wasn’t a great finish, but it was respectable and we’ll just have to march forward and not look back.”
On Pocono: “Finally, Patrick had some luck at Pocono in June. He was really happy with the car and especially the motor under the hood. He’s been anxiously waiting to get back there. The wait is over and his confidence is high. I would not be surprised if we’re celebrating in victory lane for the second time this season on Saturday.”
On Ted Musgrave: “I like him. He seems to like Patrick and proved to be a great mentor for the team last weekend at Berlin. He’s looking into this team as an outsider and offering the best advice he possibly can. We need that and that’s why he’s here. Patrick really enjoys working with Ted too, so it’s a win-win situation as far as I’m concerned.”
Patrick Sheltra, Pocono Raceway Prior ARCA Performance Record:
The Pennsylvania ARCA 200 (80 laps / 200 miles) is the 13th of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 49th ARCA race at Pocono Raceway is a two-day show. The event will take the green flag on Saturday, August 1 shortly after 1:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on SPEED. Additional race coverage will be broadcasted through the ARCA Racing Network (ARN) online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.
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 .
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, Sheltra Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797 or 239.214.1083
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