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Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Groupe Beton Brunet Chevrolet Cayuga ARCA Fast Facts

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Patrick Sheltra, Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250

Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Groupe Beton Brunet Chevrolet Cayuga ARCA Fast Facts

Chris Knight
Sheltra Motorsports
June 26, 2008


Patrick Sheltra, No. 60 Groupe Beton Brunet Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 Fast Facts

ARCA RE/MAX Series Race No. 10, Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 Cayuga Motor Speedway, Hagersville, Ontario, Canada

Race Information: Event: Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250; Sunday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m. Local Time Track: Cayuga Motor Speedway Qualifying: Saturday, June 28, at 3:30 p.m. Local Time; Track Length: .625-mile paved-oval.

Michigan Recap: Sheltra Motorsports overcame a faulty spark plug wire to record their fifth top-10 finish of the 2008 season in the most recent ARCA RE/MAX Series event, The Racing for Wildlife 200 at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago. Sheltra qualified 19th and raced his way to an impressive sixth place finish, his second best finish of the 2008 season.

Welcome To The Team: Sheltra Motorsports welcomes Groupe Beton Brunet as the primary marketing partner for Sunday’s Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250. Groupe (pronounced Group) Beton (pronounced Be-Ton) Brunet (pronounced Brew-Nay) has more than 75 years experience in the underground/infrastructure industry throughout Eastern Canada. Groupe Beton Brunet grown substantially in adding (7) new acquisitions and various product lines. Groupe Beton Brunet has expanded their markets to include the United States with a plant located in Florida.

A Special Guest: Sheltra Motorsports will welcome NASCAR Nationwide Series driver D.J. Kennington to Cayuga Motor Speedway on Sunday. Kennington who will spend the weekend doing double duty Saturday at New Hampshire International Speedway in the No. 81 Dodge before hopping a flight and heading to Canada to compete in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at Barrie Speedway in Oro, Ontario. Kennington will then head to Cayuga on Sunday and assist the Sheltra Motorsports team in their inaugural trip to the .625-mile speed plant.

Busy Guy: Even with the break in the ARCA RE/MAX Series, avid race car driver Patrick Sheltra remained behind the wheel of a racecar as Sheltra joined his Richmond, Indiana based Sheltra Motorsports dirt team as they competed across the United States competing in the UMP dirt late model series behind the wheel of the No. 23 All About Flowers Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Nice Stat: Nine races into the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series season, Patrick Sheltra has tied his 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series efforts by notching five top-10 finishes. In his freshman season of ARCA competition, Sheltra competed in 22 of the 23 events awarding the Indiantown, Florida native with two top-fives and five top-10 efforts. With 12 races left to go, Sheltra should easily create a new results record.

Autographs Anyone?: After his duties at the track on Sunday morning, Sheltra will participate in pre-race activities at Cayuga Motor Speedway participating in an on track autograph session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. local time.

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 4156 to Cayuga Motor Speedway this week. This is the same automobile that Sheltra Motorsports competed with at both Iowa Speedway (April) and most recently Toledo Speedway (May) this year. It is also the same piece that Sheltra Motorsports finished seventh with in the season finale at Toledo Speedway last year. Chassis number 4145 will serve as the team’s back-up automobile. Sheltra ran that former ppc Racing entry at Springfield (Illinois State Fairgrounds), DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and Berlin Raceway last year.

Point Standings: After round nine on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule, Patrick Sheltra sits seventh in the championship standings accumulating 1,675 points. Sheltra is only 50 markers from moving into the fifth position currently held by SunTrust Rookie-of-the-Year candidate John Wes Townley. 340 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, Cayuga Motor Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Groupe Beton Brunet Chevrolet:

On Michigan: “We were happy with the finish especially after overcoming the spark plug issue. Our Dodge Charger was a rocket ship but it got real tight at the end of the last run so we had to settle for sixth. I’m not going to complain though, it was my best ever finish at Michigan and we gained some much needed points.”

On Cayuga: “Oh Canada! Um, it’s going to be interesting to say the least. I’m not really sure what to expect. So many people have said that the track is like Toledo Speedway and Berlin Raceway and others have said that the track is nothing like them. So we’ll just have to go with what we know and see if we can get our first win Sunday afternoon.”

On New Marketing Partner Groupe Beton Brunet: “I tell you what, we’re really excited about having Groupe Beton Brunet on board for this weekend at Cayuga Motor Speedway. This is a hometown race for them and we want to go out there and run up front and win the race for them!”

On D.J. Kennington Attending Cayuga Motor Speedway: “I can’t say thanks enough to D.J. for coming out to Cayuga Motor Speedway on Sunday and being there to assist our team with any challenges we may face during the race. He is an excellent racecar driver and I’m glad he is on our side this weekend!”

Sheltra Motorsports, Cayuga Motor Speedway Pre-Race Quotes: Grace Sheltra, owner of the No. 60 Groupe Beton Brunet Chevrolet:

On Cayuga: “We’re excited about the trip to Canada. Not only because it’s a different venue but because the team feels that this is our race to storm into victory lane. We have a new marketing partner in Groupe Beton Brunet and we want to have a good showing for them.”

On D.J. Kennington Attending Cayuga Motor Speedway: “Sheltra Motorsports is proud to have someone with D.J. Kennington’s caliber apart of the team on Sunday afternoon. Patrick feels real confident about the track since talking to D.J. and we feel that D.J.’s presence at the track can be a huge boost for our race team.”

PRIOR RESULTS:

Patrick Sheltra, Cayuga Motor Speedway Prior ARCA Race Results:

Date Event Start Finish Laps Status

No prior starts at Cayuga Motor Speedway

The Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 (156.25 miles/250 laps) is the 10th of 21 events on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The first ARCA event held at Cayuga Motor Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, June 28 with an hour and a half practice session planned from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m. The field will take the green flag on Sunday, June 29 shortly after 1:30 p.m. The race will not be televised however, 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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