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Patrick Sheltra, ARCA RE/MAX Series Toledo Speedway Post Notes & Quotes


Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Hantz Group 200

Patrick Sheltra, ARCA RE/MAX Series Toledo Speedway Post Notes & Quotes

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
October 12, 2008


ARCA RE/MAX Series, Hantz Group 200 by Belle Tire & Federated Car Care
Event No. 21, Toledo Speedway , Toledo , Ohio
Race Notes & Quotes
Sunday, October 12, 2008

PATRICK SHELTRA, NO. 60 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SERVICES-FERGUSON PIPE-FLORAGANICS-SHELTRA & SON CONSTRUCTION, INC.-THE CASITE COMPANY-J&S BULK TRANSPORT, INC.-RC COLA OF OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS

Team: Sheltra Motorsports ( Whitesville , Kentucky )

Team Owner: Grace Sheltra ( Indiantown , Florida )

Marketing Partner(s): Environmental Protection Services-Ferguson Pipe-FloraGanics-Sheltra & Son Construction, Inc.-J&S Bulk Transport, Inc.-RC Cola of Owensboro , Kentucky .

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Crew Chief: John Hayden

Director of Competition: Larry Moore

Unofficial Points Position: Sixth (4330 points accumulated). Team maintained their current standings from the previous event at Talladega Superspeedway last Friday (October 3).

Unofficial Owners Points Position: Sixth (4330 points accumulated).

Starting Position: 24th

Finishing Position: Fourth (Second consecutive top-five finish).

Laps Led: None

NOTEBOOK:

In the final race of the season, Patrick Sheltra steered clear of the messy on-track activity to collect his second straight top-five finish with a fourth in Sunday’s Hantz Group 200 by Belle Tire & Federated Car Care. The effort also awarded Sheltra with his third consecutive top-10 effort at the half-mile oval. Earlier this year, Sheltra finished second at Toledo Speedway and finished seventh at legendary short track in this same event a year earlier.

Using patience and guidance, Sheltra maneuvered from his mid-pack starting position to put himself cleanly into the top-10 just past the half-way mark of the 200-lap event. From there, Sheltra maneuvered his neon green Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS into the top-five before making a pit stop inside 25 laps remaining hoping to gain an advantage on the rest of his competition.

Restarting eighth, Sheltra picked up four positions on the track but ran out of laps and had to settle for his fourth top-five finish of the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season.

With the effort, Sheltra locked sixth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series championship point standings up one position from seventh which Sheltra notched in his first season of competition in 2007.

FROM THE COCKPIT:

“A total team effort. We had a good car, just ran out of laps. It was a crazy race today. A lot of messy contact. We played it smart and avoided the wrecks which put us near the front at the end of the race. The last restart of the day didn’t go well for us otherwise; I think we would have had something for the top three. It happens. I’m really proud of my guys for their hard work this season and we’ll be back and better than ever in 2009. I also have to thank our marketing partners for their continued support all year long. This year would not have been possible without them.”

Sheltra added, “Congratulations to Justin Allgaier. I’m really happy for him!”

NEXT UP:

With the ARCA RE/MAX Series complete, Sheltra will now shift his attention to the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) where the Sheltra Motorsports team will compete in the final two events of the NNS season at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway both occurring in November. The team will run Dodge Chargers.

About Sheltra Motorsports:

Sheltra Motorsports (sheltramotorsports.com) is a three-tier Motorsports operation consisting of dirt and asphalt competition. Patrick Sheltra, a 22-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 NASCAR. 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 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Driver: Patrick Sheltra, Indiantown , Florida

Car Owner: Grace Sheltra, Indiantown , Florida

Marketing Partners: Environmental Protection Services, Quality Turf of Okeechobee, Inc., Groupe Beton Brunet, Ferguson Pipe Enterprises, Inc, FloraGanics, American Concrete Industries, Inc, The Casite Company, J&S Bulk Transportation, Inc., US Construction Supply Corp., CP Concrete Products of the Palm Beaches, Sheltra & Son Construction, Sheltra Cattle Company, RC Cola of Owensboro, Kentucky, Recycling Services, Aaron’s Outdoors, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, Indiantown Marina, All About Flowers, Speed Media, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, DMC Graphics and Purcell Tire & Rubber.

Crew Chief: John Hayden

Director of Competition: Larry Moore

Team Manager: Keith Strunk

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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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