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Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Dodge Charger; Racing for Wildlife 200 Fast Facts


Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Racing for Wildlife 200

Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Dodge Charger; Racing for Wildlife 200 Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
June 11, 2008


Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Ferguson Pipe Enterprises-FloraGanics- The Casite Company Dodge Charger; Racing for Wildlife 200 Fast Facts

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 9, Racing for Wildlife 200 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan

Race Information: Event: Racing for Wildlife 200; Friday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. Local Time Track: Michigan International Speedway Qualifying: Thursday, June 12, at 3:00 p.m. Local Time; Track Length: 2.0-mile paved-oval.

Pocono Recap: Sheltra Motorsports suffered their second worst finish of the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season last Saturday at Pocono Raceway. After recovering from hiccups in practice and ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying, Patrick Sheltra bolted to fourth only to have his motor expire on lap 34. The team finished 33rd.

Heading Back To The Motor City: For the third time in his ARCA RE/MAX Series career, Patrick Sheltra returns to Michigan International Speedway looking to muster his fifth top-10 finish of the season in nine races. Previously at the two-mile oval, Sheltra has amassed a career best finish of 14th occurring last June in the Michigan ARCA 200. Sheltra started 24th.

Sheltra Tested; Team Approved: Whitesville, Kentucky based Sheltra Motorsports participated in an open test at Michigan International Speedway last month with satisfying results. The team has brought the same chassis back to MIS searching for their first victory in their sophomore season of competition. The team has made some aggressive changes to their primary automobile hoping to put the team on top in Friday’s anticipated thriller.

Double Duty: After competing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series event on Friday afternoon, Sheltra will head south at climb aboard his No. 23 All About Flowers-Brady Ranch Chevrolet Monte Carlo for a night of dirt racing at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Indiana on Saturday, June 14th. The last dirt event Sheltra competed in he captured the victory at Union County Speedway in Liberty, Indiana.

Thanks For All You Do: Sheltra Motorsports recognizes The Casite Company as the marketing partner of the week heading to Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Based in Michigan, The Casite Company joined Sheltra Motorsports as a major associate marketing partner in January 2008. For more information on The Casite Company and their products, please visit casite.com.

Marketing Partners Secured: Sheltra Motorsports will announce a new primary marketing partner for two ARCA RE/MAX Series events in the coming weeks. The first announcement will come before the next ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Cayuga Speedway Park, the first trip to Canada for Sheltra Motorsports in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.

Join The Fan Club: Sheltra Motorsports has launched a Patrick Sheltra Fan Club and it’s absolutely free! Race fans can log onto to PatrickSheltra.com and fill out the form and you’re an immediate member. Receive press releases, autograph cards, a chance to come to a race and much more!

Watcha Haulin?: Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to bring Sheltra chassis number 15 to Michigan International Speedway this week. This is a brand new chassis to Sheltra Motorsports for the ARCA RE/MAX Series. Chassis number 15 was acquired from Penske Racing and driver Ryan Newman during the off season. Chassis number 11 will serve as the team’s back-up automobile. The team ran that model in last Saturday’s Pocono ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway.

Point Standings: After round eight on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits eighth in the championship standings accumulating 1,475 points. Sheltra is only 155 markers from moving into the fifth position currently held by nine time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel. 315 credits separate Sheltra from the points lead held by SunTrust Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Looking Ahead: In addition to a full ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Sheltra Motorsports and driver Patrick Sheltra will also compete in a limited dirt late model schedule (UMP and WoO) while also advancing Sheltra’s asphalt career by launching a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career later this year.

Sheltra Motorsports, Michigan International Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Ferguson Pipe Enterprises-FloraGanics-The Casite Company Dodge:

On Pocono Raceway: “We were disappointed in the finish, we’re not going to hide that. We overcame the problems we had with our Dodge Charger and charged to the front. We did a good job. Sometimes you just can’t control motor failure.”

On Michigan International Speedway: “Michigan International Speedway is an important race for the Sheltra Motorsports team. We need to bounce back from last weekend’s misfortune and finish in the top-five. We’re bringing another extremely competitive Dodge Charger and I think our chances of winning this race are strong.”

On Double Duty Weekend: “Heck, I’m always excited when I am able to do a double-duty weekend. We finished first and second (dirt and ARCA) the last time I conquered double duty. The perfect weekend would be to do finish first on Friday and go out and back up on my win from Union County Speedway Saturday night.”

On Father, Rick Sheltra On Father’s Day Weekend: “My father is awesome. He is with me every week at the race track and he’s one of my biggest supporters. I cannot begin to thank him for everything he’s done for me. I’m aiming to win both on the asphalt and dirt for him.”

Sheltra Motorsports, Michigan International Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Ferguson Pipe Enterprises-FloraGanics- The Casite Company Dodge:

On Pocono Raceway: “We didn’t need that finish last weekend but we can’t hold a grudge against it. We need to bounce back and continue to perform like we have been doing all year long. Our team is strong and the finish will be something of the past.”

On Michigan International Speedway: “Michigan was one of Patrick’s first speedway events in the ARCA RE/MAX Series so he has plenty of experience. He wants to win badly in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and this would be a great place to bring home the trophy.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Patrick Sheltra, Michigan International Speedway Prior ARCA Race Results:

Date       Event                              Start     Finish             Laps            Status
06/06     Hantz Group 200             31         33                83/100        Engine
06/07     Michigan ARCA 200 24         14                100/100       Running


The Racing for Wildlife 200 (200 miles/100 laps) is the ninth of 21 events on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The trip to the Irish Hills track is a two-day show. Practice begins Thursday, June 12th with a two hour practice session planned from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The field will take the green flag on Friday, July 13th shortly after 5:00 p.m. The race will air live on SPEED beginning at 5:00 p.m. Additional race coverage including live timing and scoring will be available online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

Fast Links:

Driver/Team: Patrick Sheltra on the web: PatrickSheltra.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 21-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 Craftsman Truck Series (No. 35). 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 830.261.1215
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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