Patrick Sheltra A Busy Man With Palm Beach Race On The Horizon INDIANTOWN, Florida (February 19, 2010) - - With the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace just over a week away, the media and appearance requests for ARCA Racing Series driver ...
Patrick Sheltra A Busy Man With Palm Beach Race On The Horizon
INDIANTOWN, Florida (February 19, 2010) - - With the Tire Kingdom 150 presented by ModSpace just over a week away, the media and appearance requests for ARCA Racing Series driver Patrick Sheltra continue to pile-in.
Sheltra's home in Indiantown, Fla. is about 15 minutes from Jupiter's Palm Beach (Fla.) International Raceway allowing the 23-year to enjoy the luxuries of being at home while gunning towards his first ever-road course victory next weekend.
Still riding high following his impressive fifth place performance at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway earlier this month, Sheltra stands a strong chance of starting next Saturday's event as the ARCA point's leader giving the rising star control of that stat for only the second time in his stock car career. Last April, Sheltra held the lead briefly following his first career win at Salem (Ind.) Speedway and a stout second at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway.
The early season success has prompted local and state media to draw attention to the four-year ARCA veteran with several media opportunities and fan interaction leaning into the second race of the season starting this weekend.
On Sunday, February 21 Sheltra will join ARCA newcomer Blake Koch at the "Night of Speed" presented by WFLX hosted at the Downtown at The Gardens (11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., signing autographs and taking pictures with fans in support of the Palm Beach event. In addition, WLFX Fox 29's Rachel Leigh will be there covering the event and is expected to interview Sheltra.
Next Wednesday (February 24) Sheltra will visit the Indiantown YMCA and talk to over 100 children about what it's like to be a racecar driver while also signing autographs and taking pictures with the youngsters. Sheltra will also judge a coloring contest based around the design of his racecar.
"Mr. Showtime", Sheltra's nickname in racing is also scheduled to be interviewed by the Palm Beach Post and the Stuart News with additional requests surfacing from internet and radio over the course of the next eight days.
"There's a lot of great opportunities happening for me within the next week and we're going to be out there with the local media pumping our team, the ARCA race and the track," said Sheltra. "Palm Beach is really a home town race for me and I know the stands will be packed with Sheltra fans; so I really want to go out there and thank the community for their support and hopefully bring them a big win next Saturday."
Sheltra continued, "We should put on a pretty good show for the fans next weekend. The track is really fast with some extremely tight and slow corners, so it's going to be crucial for someone like me who doesn't have a lot of road course experience to stay focused and stay on track. If we can do that and I know we can -- we should be in the hunt with a couple laps to go. There won't be a dull moment next weekend."
-source: sheltra motorsports