Cayuga: Patrick Sheltra preview

Excitement & Optimism Surround Patrick Sheltra Heading To Canada HAGERSVILLE, ONTARIO (June 25, 2008) - - After finishing sixth in the last ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) outing at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago, sophomore ARCA...

Excitement & Optimism Surround Patrick Sheltra Heading To Canada

HAGERSVILLE, ONTARIO (June 25, 2008) - - After finishing sixth in the last ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) outing at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago, sophomore ARCA driver Patrick Sheltra and his Whitesville, Kentucky based team leave the Country and head to Cayuga Motor Speedway for the running of Sunday's Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250.

In his last short track appearance at Toledo Speedway last month, Sheltra stormed to a career best second leaving the team returning to a short track ready to seal the deal and collect a win in the 10th event on the 2008 ARCA RE/MAX Series tour.

Not only would a win be huge boost for Sheltra in his second season of ARCA competition, it would be a great way to welcome Sheltra Motorsports primary marketing partner for Sunday's event, Groupe Beton Brunet.

"I'm excited about going to Cayuga Motor Speedway this weekend, simply because it's a lot of unknowns," said Sheltra. "I think our team will step up to this new challenge and excel and bring home the win on Sunday."

The Indiantown, Florida native added, "We're thrilled about our new partnership with Groupe Beton Brunet for this weekend. They are a successful corporation here in Canada and we want to make them look good in their Country."

Sheltra Motorsports for the third time this season has elected to bring chassis number 4156 to Cayuga Motor Speedway this weekend. This automobile was acquired from Richard Childress Racing in 2007 and made its debut in the season finale at Toledo Speedway last year which yielded a top-10 finish. Last month the team brought the same piece back to Toledo and succeeded with a runner-up finish. Another top-10 finish was delivered in the third race of the season at Iowa Speedway. Now the team hopes chassis number 4156 brings a victory in one of the toughest battles of the season.

"This car has been produced excellent results for our team," offered Sheltra. "Each time we've run this car we've finished in the top-10. We're looking to keep the momentum and steak going Sunday. The team is pumped right now and we honestly feel that we are the car to beat this weekend."

To give the Sheltra Motorsports team an added bonus, NASCAR Nationwide Series and current Canadian race car driver D.J. Kennington will attend Sunday's Cayuga ARCA RE/MAX 250 and support the team as they bid to become the first ARCA RE/MAX Series team to win outside the United States since 1992.

"D.J. has been awesome," Sheltra sounded. "He is a well-known and successful racecar driver in Canada. He has also really come into his niche in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. His prior experience at Cayuga Motor Speedway will not only help me as a driver but could prove to be the winning piece for our Sheltra Motorsports team on Sunday."

Rising from ninth to seventh thanks to his fifth top-10 performance of the season at Michigan, Sheltra continues to reach towards returning to the top-five in the ARCA RE/MAX Series standings which is just a mere 50 points away. 340 markers separate Sheltra from current points leader Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

"We're gaining some points back and that's real good," Sheltra added. "It's because of the hard work and determination of the Sheltra Motorsports team that has helped us remain in the hunt for the championship. We're going to Cayuga looking to finish what we started in Toledo and hope for a huge celebration Sunday night."

-credit: PatrickSheltra.com.

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Series ARCA
Drivers D.J. Kennington , Patrick Sheltra
Teams Richard Childress Racing