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Patrick Sheltra Uninjured In Automobile Accident

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra

Patrick Sheltra Uninjured In Automobile Accident

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
August 10, 2010

AMHERSTBURG, Ontario Canada (August 10, 2010) - - ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards (ARS) driver Patrick Sheltra was uninjured in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday near Amherstburg, Ontario Canada.

Sheltra, who currently sits fourth in the ARCA Racing Series championship standings, just 60 markers from first on the heels of a second-place finish in the most recent contest at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway Saturday night left the scene of the accident under his own power.

Terry Jones, a part-time ARCA Racing Series competitor for Jones Group International was a passenger with Sheltra, but was also unharmed in the collision.

“Patrick and Terry are fine,” said Chris Knight, Director of Public Communications for Sheltra Motorsports. “Patrick is sore from the impact but is in otherwise great spirits. In no way is today’s incident expected to keep him from competing in Sunday afternoon’s ARCA race from New Jersey Motorsports Park.”

Additional information will be released should any significant circumstances transpire.

In 2010, Sheltra has competed in 12 races and has posted six top-fives including two-runner up finishes at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and Berlin (Mich.) Raceway respectively while hoisting a series’ best 10 top-10 finishes overall.

Next up for the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards is their annual trip to New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) for the running of the third annual Garden State ARCA 150 presented by American Red Cross. The trip to Millville, New Jersey is the second and final road course event of the season. Sheltra will make his third career start 2.25 mile paved road course and hopes to better his personal best seventh place finish after starting eighth in last September’s South Jersey Building Trades 150.

Sheltra has 79 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards starts to his credit with one career victory at Salem (Ind.) Speedway (April 2009). During his ARCA tenure, Sheltra has accumulated 16 top-fives and posted 32 top-10 finishes. A third place qualifying effort at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway (April 2009) and Michigan International Speedway (June 2010) is Sheltra’s best time trials effort to date. He has controlled the ARCA field seven times for 173 laps.

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About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports (sheltramotorsports.com) is a three-tier professional Motorsports organization consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Patrick Sheltra, a 24-year old native of Indiantown, Florida competes in the UMP and WoO (Dirt) Series; while also running a full schedule in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards (No. 60) and a limited schedule in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). The team is headquartered in Indiantown, Florida with additional operations in Richmond, Indiana and Mooresville, North Carolina.

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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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