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Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS; Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac Fast Facts

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Wolverine Power Systems 200

Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS; Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
July 24, 2009

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 12, Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac, Berlin Raceway, Marne, Michigan

Race Information: Event: Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac; Saturday, July 25 at 8:30 p.m. Local Time Track: Berlin Raceway Qualifying: Saturday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m. Local Time; Track Length: .4-mile paved-oval.

Kentucky Recap: Not even an early race spin and a miscue on pit road could stop veteran ARCA driver Patrick Sheltra from notching his fifth top-10 finish of the season last Saturday night. After struggling in practice and qualifying, Sheltra in the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger utilized the Click It Or Ticket. Buckle-Up Kentucky 150 to adjust his automobile and powered his way from inside the top-15 to a solid ninth finish in the final 20 laps to record his fourth top-10 finish at Kentucky Speedway in six starts.

Buffalo Wings & Rings Product Spotlight; Boneless Wings: Each week, Sheltra Motorsports will shine the spotlight on one of Buffalo Wings & Rings menu items. This week it’s the Buffalo Wings & Rings Boneless Wings. The biggest and baddest. Buffalo Wings & Rings starts with fresh chicken, never frozen. Their boneless wings are then hand breaded and cooked to perfection. Top it off with one of their nine signature sauce flavors, then select how much heat you want from one of their five temperature levels. With over 45 flavor and heat combinations available, there are plenty of options to keep you coming back!

A Visit To The Great Lakes State: For the third time in his ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) career, Patrick Sheltra will compete at Berlin Raceway. In his inaugural debut Sheltra stormed to a then-career best fourth place finish. The effort was Sheltra’s first career top-five finish in ARCA RE/MAX Series competition. Last year, Sheltra wasn’t as fortunate. After qualifying eighth, Sheltra was heading towards the lead with a rare parts failure resulted in a overheating issue that led to a disappointing 26th place finish.

From The Water To The Track; Glad To Have You Back: Sheltra Motorsports welcomes Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant who will serve as an associate marketing partner on the team’s No. 60 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for Saturday night’s thriller at Berlin Raceway. Sitting on the shores of Lake Macatawa and being downtown Holland’s only waterfront restaurant, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant offers family friendly casual dining, waterfront views, indoor and outdoor dining, banquet facilities, catering services and a convenient full menu takeout.

Before turning his attention towards the race on Saturday, Sheltra will sign autographs at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant on Friday, July 24th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant is located at 216 VanRaalte Avenue in Holland, Michigan. For information, please call 616.396.0600.

Welcoming The Coach To Sheltra Motorsports: This 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 Saturday night’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, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Watcha Haulin?: Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to use Sheltra Motorsports Chassis No. 4 this weekend at Berlin Raceway. This is the same piece the team raced to a fourth place finish at Berlin 2007. The former Robert Yates Racing (RYR) piece has three top-10 finishes with two straight top-10 finishes on the dirt two years ago. The Ford Fusion turned Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS has finished inside the top-20 in all but one of its seven previous events. Chassis number 5 will serve as the team’s back-up automobile. That former Joe Gibbs Racing entry is the same automobile that Sheltra rocketed to his first victory at Salem Speedway in April.

Points Check: After round 11 on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits eighth in the championship standings accumulating 2220 points. Just 170 points keeps Sheltra from the fourth position. Sheltra is 635 markers from the top-spot. Car owner Grace Sheltra sits 10th in the car owner standings.

Keeping The Streak Alive: For 34 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 34th race at Kentucky Speedway by running as high as fourth and by finishing ninth. 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 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, Berlin Raceway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS:

On Kentucky Speedway: “After the past couple races last Saturday night felt like a win. Obviously, we’ve experienced victory lane so we know what it really feels like but getting back into the top-10 was a big relief. Kentucky Speedway has been good to me and the finish showed it again.”

On Berlin Raceway: “Berlin Raceway is one of my favorite short tracks. It’s a unique and different place but it’s a track I enjoy competing at. I seriously want to get back in the top-five on Saturday night and I would not be surprised at all if we landed back in victory lane.”

On The Return Of Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant: “We’re super excited to have Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant back with our team this weekend at Berlin Raceway. They have been a great supporter of Sheltra Motorsports. Hopefully we can give them a great run because we didn’t give them the greatest finish last year.”

On Ted Musgrave Joining Sheltra Motorsports: “I think this is one of the biggest steps we’ve ever made at Sheltra Motorsports. Ted is no doubt qualified to be a driver coach. His credentials speak for themselves. He’s been around racing a long time and I think he can come to the race track and really help me get into a rhythm. He’s been to Berlin Raceway before, so that’s a big plus. Man, I can’t wait.”

On Gaining Ground In The Point Standings: “We knew that a good finish would help us in the points department. The pack from fourth to 10th is really tight and I’m sure it will remain tight the rest of the year. We just have to keep digging and we’ll be alright come year’s end.”

Sheltra Motorsports, Berlin Raceway: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS:

On Kentucky Speedway: “I’m proud of the Sheltra Motorsports team. They did a great job. We overcame adversity and Patrick drove his butt off the last 20 laps of the race. I think the monkey is off our back and we can get used to finishing back in the top-10.”

On Berlin Raceway: “It’s another short track race but Patrick is always upbeat about going to Berlin. We had a great run there in 2007 and a frustrating run there last year. If history repeats itself, Saturday night will be another great night. A lot of eyes will be on us this weekend with our announcement this week, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the team performs.”

On The Addition Of Ted Musgrave: “To have someone of Ted Musgrave’s caliber join our ARCA family is huge. We’ve received so many calls and emails since the announcement it really backs up our decision to bring Ted to the track as Patrick’s driving coach. I’m looking forward to meeting him this weekend.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Patrick Sheltra, Berlin Raceway Prior ARCA Performance Record

DateEventStartFinishLapsStatus
07/07Request Foods-GFS 200174200/200Running
07/08Berlin ARCA RE/MAX 20082650/200Overheating

The Wolverine Power Systems 200 presented by Generac (200 laps / 88 miles) is the 12th of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The Marne, Michigan event is a one-day show. Practice begins Saturday, July 25 with an hour and half practice session planned from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag that evening shortly after 8:30 p.m. The event will not be televised but broadcast coverage will be 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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