Patrick Sheltra comments on PBIR event addition

Patrick Sheltra Comments On Addition Of Palm Beach International Raceway To ARCA's 2010 Schedule INDIANTOWN, Florida (November 12, 2009) - - The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX announced today that the venue will make a stop in Jupiter,...

Patrick Sheltra Comments On Addition Of Palm Beach International Raceway To ARCA's 2010 Schedule

INDIANTOWN, Florida (November 12, 2009) - - The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX announced today that the venue will make a stop in Jupiter, Florida next February at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) for the series' expected second event of the season on Saturday, February 27, 2010.

Boasting an 11-turn, 2.034-mile design and FIA Grade II certified, PBIR's state-of-the-art road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners, elevation changes and straightaways offered by any track in North America and is currently approved as an IndyCar testing facility. Technologically superior, the road course showcases a seamless table-top smooth finish, full lighting, S.A.V.E. soft barriers and run-off areas.

Veteran ARCA driver and Florida native Patrick Sheltra commented on today's announcement.

"I'm really excited about seeing the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX compete at Palm Beach International Raceway in 2010," said Sheltra. "The track is located 15 minutes from my home in Indiantown (Florida), so it's going to be an extra special event to me next year."

He continued, "The ARCA Racing Series has continued to diversify themselves by returning road courses to the schedule in 2008 and adding a second road course event to the 2010 calendar only gives the series more strength. I'm going to do everything in my power to help promote the race for ARCA and the staff at Palm Beach International Raceway. I'm expecting one heck of a race!"

PBIR joins New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, New Jersey) as the second road-course event next year. Sheltra knocked off an impressive seventh place finish after qualifying eighth at the 2.3-mile NJMP Thunderbolt Course in September.

The 23-year old Sheltra has 67 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX starts to his credit with one career victory at Salem Speedway (April 2009). During his ARCA tenure, Sheltra has accumulated 10 top-fives and posted 22 top-10 finishes. A third place qualifying effort at Rockingham Speedway (April 2009) is Sheltra's best time trials efforts to date. He has controlled the ARCA field five times for 109 laps.

-credit: sm

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