Texas: Patrick Sheltra qualifying report

Rain Halts Patrick Sheltra's Bid At First Potential ARCA Pole "Sheltra Disappointed In Mother Nature; Focused On Friday Night Racing" FORT WORTH, Texas (April 15, 2010) - - Three cars into Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell Thursday...

Rain Halts Patrick Sheltra's Bid At First Potential ARCA Pole

"Sheltra Disappointed In Mother Nature; Focused On Friday Night Racing"

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 15, 2010) - - Three cars into Menards pole qualifying presented by Ansell Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS), Mother Nature decided to drench the 1.5-mile speedway which ultimately forced ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards (ARS) officials to cancel time trials and set the Rattlesnake 150 field by 2009 ARCA Racing Series car owner points.

Indiantown, Florida native Patrick Sheltra will make his TMS debut from the ninth position and set his sights on roaring his Grace Sheltra owned machine to the lead from his fourth row starting spot.

"I was really hoping to qualify," said Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Recycling Services-Buffalo Wings & Rings Toyota Camry. "We have a really strong car for the race and I feel that we would have had a shot at the pole, should we have been able to qualify. But, that's old news now and our biggest goal now is to focus on the race and try and put ourselves in victory lane."

Friday night's contest will mark the first race for Sheltra Motorsports in a Toyota Camry this season. The Jon Wolfe led organization will run the Japanese manufacturer at all of the intermediate tracks this year. Earlier in the day, the Mooresville, North Carolina based operation turned in the fifth fastest time overall giving the ARCA pro his first ever top-five practice run on a speedway in his four years of ARCA competition.

-source: sheltra motorsports

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