Ponoco II: Patrick Sheltra qualifying report

Patrick Sheltra To Start 10th In Pennsylvania ARCA 200 "Mr. Showtime Ready For Seventh Start At Pocono Raceway" LONG POND, Pennsylvania (July 31, 2009) - - For the second consecutive race at Pocono (Pa) Raceway and for the fifth time in 2009 ...

Patrick Sheltra To Start 10th In Pennsylvania ARCA 200
"Mr. Showtime Ready For Seventh Start At Pocono Raceway"

LONG POND, Pennsylvania (July 31, 2009) - - For the second consecutive race at Pocono (Pa) Raceway and for the fifth time in 2009 Mother Nature washed out Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying for the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS). Based on the team's 2009 car owner points, Patrick Sheltra in the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger will line up 10th for the running of Saturday's Pennsylvania ARCA 200.

Before Mother Nature drenched the 2.5-mile triangle, the cars and stars of the ARCA RE/MAX Series were able to tackle the track for practice on Friday morning with Sheltra ending the session 14th quickest overall.

Sheltra's lap time Friday morning of 55.825 seconds was a tick slower than Sheltra's fastest practice lap at Long Pond speedplant in June. Still, the 23-year old phenom is confident about tomorrow's event.

"I feel real good about the race," said Sheltra, who finished third in his most recent start at Pocono Raceway. "Ted (Musgrave, driver coach) was really pointing out some things to me and John (Hayden, crew chief) kept making the car better and better as the practice session progressed. The cancellation of qualifying really didn't hurt us because I think our car is better in race conditions. I have every intentions of backing up and bettering our third place finish from June."

-credit: sm

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