Sheltra Motorsports Announces Dodge ARCA Schedule Heading Into Kansas
Topics: Patrick Sheltra, Dodge
April 22, 2008
“Aaron’s Outdoors To Adorn Hood Of No. 60 Dodge Charger”
WHITESVILLE, Kentucky (April 22, 2008) – Sheltra Motorsports, a professional three-tier Motorsports operation announced today it’s plan to run a Dodge Charger in a minimum of 10 ARCA RE/MAX Series events this season beginning with the fourth race of the season at Kansas Speedway on Friday, April 25, 2008.
In addition to the new nameplate, Sheltra Motorsports also unveiled a new paint scheme bringing a unique camouflage look to the ARCA scene.
Starting with Kansas Speedway this weekend, Sheltra Motorsports and driver Patrick Sheltra plan to run the Dodge emblem in nine other events consisting of Kentucky Speedway (May and July), Pocono Raceway (June and August), Michigan International Speedway (June), Nashville Superspeedway (August), Illinois State Fairgrounds (August), DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (September) and Chicagoland Speedway (September).
During the off-season, Sheltra Motorsports purchased three Dodge Chargers from North Carolina ’s Penske Racing while also transforming one of the team’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS to a Dodge Charger.
RC Consultants, a longtime engine builder in ARCA competition has partnered with the Whitesville, Kentucky based operation to provide the horsepower for the season. In the past, RC Consultants has provided engines for nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series champion Frank Kimmel, Jason Jarrett (ML Motorsports) and Matt Hagans. RC Consultants helped power Jason Jarrett to his first career ARCA victory in the sanction’s inaugural debut at Kansas Speedway in 2001.
“I’m very excited about running a Dodge Charger this year in ARCA competition,” said Sheltra, who will make his 29th career ARCA start when he takes the green flag in a Dodge at Kansas Speedway. “The Dodges have been very competitive in the ARCA RE/MAX Series over the past few years; which led us in their direction. We are convinced that their track record will continue to stand this year.”
Sheltra added, “Our crew is very confident in what we think the Chargers are capable of. They have not won the ARCA RE/MAX Series manufacturer’s championship the past two seasons for finishing second. We believe we can win in a Dodge and we’re looking forward to “Grabbing Life By The Horns.”
Car Owner Grace Sheltra offered, “When the opportunity was presented to us to expand our fleet to include Dodges, we could not turn it down. Dodge has enjoyed a healthy amount of success in the ARCA RE/MAX Series and we’re looking for the same type of results at Sheltra Motorsports. We’re very happy with the equipment we’ve acquired and our affiliation with RC Consultants speaks for itself. We’re looking forward to helping Dodge continue their winning tradition in ARCA this year.”
In addition, Sheltra Motorsports also announced today that Aaron’s Outdoors will serve as the primary marketing partner for Friday’s Kansas Lottery $150 Grand.
Aaron’s Sales and Lease , America ’s premier name in retail furniture, partners with the Brannen Family to bring you Aaron’s Outdoors. Aaron’s Outdoors can be found on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) every Saturday morning at 8:30am for all hunting and fishing enthusiasts. This show brings you an up close and personal look at the South’s best game. Aaron’s Sales and Lease brings you the largest selection of brand new, brand name furniture, appliances, electronics and computers.
“We are thrilled with our new relationship with Aaron’s Outdoors,” said Sheltra, who has been self-promoting Aaron’s Outdoors with the camouflage cap the past two races. “It’s exciting that Aaron’s has a new program that involves the outdoors and the apparel they are sporting virtually matches our race car which attracts us like a magnet. We are excited about our new relationship with Aaron’s Outdoors and we hope to deliver them a good finish Friday.”
Sheltra Motorsports, currently competing in their second full season of ARCA competition will sport the Chevrolet bowtie and its Monte Carlo SS model when not running under the Chrysler banner.
The Kansas Lottery $150 Grand (150 miles/100 laps) is the fourth of 21 events on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The eighth ARCA race held at Kansas is a one-day show. Practice begins Friday, April 25 with a two hour and twenty minute practice session planned from 8:30-10:50 a.m. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set slated to begin at 12:40 p.m. with the field taking the green flag shortly after 4:00 p.m. The race will be next day tape-delayed on SPEED (7:30 p.m. local) with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.
For more on Patrick Sheltra, please visit the newly re-launched PatrickSheltra.com.
For additional information on Aaron’s Outdoors, please log onto Aaronsoutdoorstv.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 .
Sheltra Motorsports Quick Facts:
Team Name: Sheltra Motorsports, No. 60 Dodge Charger
Driver: Patrick Sheltra, Indiantown , Florida
Car Owner: Grace Sheltra, Indiantown , Florida
Marketing Partners: Aaron’s Outdoors, Ferguson Pipe Enterprises, Inc, FloraGanics, American Concrete Industries, Inc, Hardie Pipe, The Casite Company, J&S Bulk Transportation, Inc., US Construction Supply Corp., Martin County Petroleum, Sheltra & Son Construction, Sheltra Cattle Company, Recycling Services, Indiantown Marina, All About Flowers, Speed Media, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, DMC Graphics and Purcell Tire & Rubber.
Crew Chief: John Hayden
Team Manager: Keith Strunk
TEAM COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, Sheltra Motorsports
PHONE: 239.834.9797 or 830.261.1215
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