Iowa: Patrick Sheltra final practice notes

ARCA Points Leader Patrick Sheltra FIRST In Final Practice At Iowa NEWTON, Iowa (July 10, 2010) - - ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by RE/MAX and Menards point's leader Patrick Sheltra bolted to the fastest lap in the final practice session...

ARCA Points Leader Patrick Sheltra FIRST In Final Practice At Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (July 10, 2010) - - ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by RE/MAX and Menards point's leader Patrick Sheltra bolted to the fastest lap in the final practice session for tonight's Prairie Meadows 200 presented by SPEED on Mediacom.

Sheltra, the driver of the No. 60 Recycling Services / Ferguson Pipe Toyota Camry maneuvered his green and orange machine around the .875-mile short track in 23.952 seconds or 131.513 miles per hour. Sheltra ran a total of five laps during the final fifty minute session.

"We're super happy," said Sheltra, who leads the ARCA Racing Series point standings by 35 markers over Justin Marks. "We made two qualifying runs there in happy hour and we were able to pick up on our second run from our first. That truly is a testament to the team, our marketing partners and Triad (engine supplier for Toyota). We've never been this good at Iowa before, so I'm really looking forward to tonight."

In the morning session, Sheltra negotiated the Rusty Wallace designed track to a time 24.343 seconds at 129.401 miles per hour. By the end of final practice, the 24-year old Sheltra picked up over three-tenths of a second from his fastest lap earlier today.

With Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying set to launch at 5:15 p.m. CST, the Indiantown, Florida native is focused on starting up front and hopefully delivering his first career ARCA pole.

"I feel like we have one of the strongest cars here," offered Sheltra. "I know we're going to have a shot at the pole and those bonus points will definitely help us. But the bigger picture is later tonight. We want to go out there, keep our nose clean and have a good run. I know we could do that; we just need to have a little luck too. It sure would be nice to cap a great day here with a win at Iowa Speedway!"

-source: sheltra motorsports

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Series ARCA
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Justin Marks , Patrick Sheltra