Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger; Kansas Lottery 150 Fast Facts
Topics: Patrick Sheltra, Kansas Lottery 150
ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 20, Kansas Lottery 150, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Race Information: Event: Kansas Lottery 150, Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Kansas Speedway Qualifying: Thursday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.5-mile paved-oval.
Salem Speedway Recap: After marching to his first career victory at Salem Speedway in April, the Sheltra Motorsports team returned to the legendary short track hoping for the Salem sweep. After qualifying 10th, Sheltra was running in the top-10 when a night of problems began to unravel which included a flat tire and contact with the turn four wall. The team finished 16th.
Last Time Out: In last year’s ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Kansas Speedway, Sheltra finished eighth after qualifying eighth. The event was the team’s first race under the Dodge Charger banner. The effort was one of nine top-10 finishes for the Whitesville, Kentucky based operation last year. A year earlier, Sheltra finished 12th after notching his first career top-10 qualifying run driving the No. 60 Brady Ranch / FloraGanics Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
Double Duty Weekend Ahead: Sheltra Motorsports officials announced earlier this week that Patrick Sheltra will reunite with MacDonald Motorsports and pilot the No. 81 Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Sheltra drove for the long-time NASCAR team at Daytona International Speedway in July.
Welcome Aboard: Sheltra Motorsports welcomes MC2 Energy Drink on-board as an associate marketing partner for Thursday’s Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway. Available in Berry Blue and Cherry Red, MC2 Energy Drink is formulated to taste good, quench your thirst and provide that boost of energy you can drink and enjoy. MC2 Energy Drink will also back Sheltra for Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event.
Big Weekend Ahead For The Buffalo: Buffalo Wings & Rings, the team’s primary marketing partner will adorn the hood on both the No. 60 Dodge Charger for the ARCA RE/MAX Series event and the No. 81 Dodge Charger for the NASCAR Nationwide Series event this weekend at Kansas Speedway. It marks the first time that the Cincinnati, Ohio based company will accessorize the hood in both series.
Double Take: Patrick Sheltra’s Dodge Chargers will look identical this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. Sheltra’s No. 60 and No. 81 machines will boast the team’s familiar and popular half-neon and half-camouflage wrap. The only major difference between the two schemes will be the number layout.
Another Announcement This Week: The Sheltra Motorsports team will make another announcement this week pertaining to the Month of October and the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series finale at Rockingham Speedway next weekend on Thursday.
The Coach Still Coaching: 2005 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion Ted Musgrave will return to Kansas Speedway this weekend as the driving coach for the 23-year old phenom. Musgrave is familiar with Kansas Speedway after running eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events with a best finish of second in 2001. Musgrave is serving as Sheltra’s driving coach for the remainder of the ARCA RE/MAX Series season and for Sheltra’s upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
Points Check: After round 19 on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits seventh in the championship standings accumulating 3770 points. Just 105 points separate Sheltra from the fifth position. Car owner Grace Sheltra remains solidly in the top-10 in the car owner standings.
Patrick Sheltra ARCA Career At-A-Glance: Entering Kansas, Sheltra has 65 ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his credit with one career victory at Salem Speedway (April 2009). During his ARCA tenure, Sheltra has accumulated 10 top-fives and posted 22 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.
Watcha Haulin?: Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to use Sheltra Motorsports Chassis No. 13 this weekend at Kansas Speedway. This is the same piece the team raced to a sixth and ninth place finish at Kentucky Speedway and a ninth place at Chicagoland Speedway this year. This car has also had track time at Michigan International Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Chicagoland Speedway last season. The former Penske Racing ride has five top-10 finishes including a best of sixth at Michigan (2008) and Kentucky (2009) in six starts. It will be run for just the seventh time in Sheltra’s 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. It has yet to see any ARCA race competition.
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.
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, Kansas Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger:
On Salem Speedway: “Obviously we had high hopes for Salem. We had a bad fast hot rod but found ourselves in some entanglements during the race that cost us a good finish. We persevered through the obstacles and still walked away with a decent finish.”
On Kansas Speedway : “I like Kansas Speedway. It was a track that I picked up on right away. We had a real good car and a great run last year so I’m hoping we’re able to back it up on Thursday. We made some changes to our Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger since we last ran it at Chicagoland Speedway so I’m hoping we took a step in the right direction.”
On Pulling Double Duty: “It’s a big weekend for me obviously. The amount of support I’ve received has been overwhelming and I think with a little luck and a little smarts we should have a good Nationwide run on Saturday. I’m extremely thankful to Buffalo Wings & Rings and MC2 Energy Drink for their support and being on the Nationwide car.”
On The Addition Of MC2 Energy Drink: “MC2 Energy Drink is no stranger to the racing scene but we want to align MC2 Energy Drink with a good home. We started talking with them last year at Homestead but now to have the opportunity to represent them is a big honor. I’m hoping we can give them and all of their customers two great runs this weekend.”
Sheltra Motorsports, Kansas Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings-MC2 Energy Drink Dodge Charger:
On Salem Speedway: “Even though we weren’t able to complete the Salem sweep, everyone knew that we had a fast car at Salem Speedway. You never know what to expect in racing and we found ourselves in trouble after making a great charge to get back into the top-10. We can’t dwell on what happened we just have to concentrate on these next two races.”
On Kansas Speedway: “Kansas Speedway is a nice racetrack. It’s a lot like Chicagoland Speedway or Kentucky Speedway but it carries its own tune. Patrick obviously has run very well there in the past and I know that the team is bringing him a fast car. Hopefully if we can have some luck, we’ll have our best mile-and-a-half finish on Thursday.”
On Patrick Competing In The ARCA And NASCAR Nationwide Event: “He is stoked about this weekend. This is a race he’s been waiting to get for a while. He knows what it takes to run good at Kansas and I’m pretty sure we can have a top-20 run on Saturday. There is a lot of people here to support him this week and I think he’ll meet the challenges just fine.”
Patrick Sheltra, Kansas Speedway Prior ARCA Performance Record:
|04/07||Kansas Lottery $150 Grand||9||12||99/100||Running|
|04/08||Kansas Lottery $150 Grand||8||8||100/100||Running|
The Kansas Lottery 150 (100 laps/150 miles) is the 20th of 21 events on the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The ninth ARCA race held at Kansas is a one-day show. Practice begins Thursday, October 1 with a two hour practice session planned from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. The event will take the green flag shortly after 4:00 p.m. The race will be broadcasted live on SPEED and 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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