Berlin: Patrick Sheltra preview

Patrick Sheltra, driver / owner of the No. 60 Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant / Speed Media Dodge Charger On Pocono (Pa.) Raceway: "Despite all that we had to battle at Pocono last weekend, I was satisfied. It had the potential to be ...

Patrick Sheltra, driver / owner of the No. 60 Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant / Speed Media Dodge Charger

On Pocono (Pa.) Raceway: "Despite all that we had to battle at Pocono last weekend, I was satisfied. It had the potential to be another disastrous race but we really made the best of it. The race was a little too short but overall the comeback we made is what is keeping us alive in the championship chase. I'm proud of the Sheltra Motorsports team."

On Berlin (Mich.) Raceway: "For a driver, it's either a track you love or hate. I like the place. It's flat, it requires you to be on your toes and requires some strategy. Track position is so crucial, so a good qualifying run is key to succeeding. You can get bumped around but you have to keep the fenders on to be a contender. Berlin is the place of my very first top-five finish of my career, so I always enjoy going to a track that holds sentimental value."

On Berlin (Mich.) Raceway Friday Open Test: "Actually, the test went really good. We were able to try some things we probably would not have been able to tomorrow (Saturday). The car responded very well to the changes, especially on older tires, so I really am looking forward to tomorrow night's race."

On The Return Of Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant: "I cannot tell you what it means to us to have this awesome relationship continue with Boatwerks for this weekend. There commitment and loyalty to this team at Berlin represents their willingness to promote our team and ARCA in their backyard. Hopefully, we can have a good night and take them to victory lane."

On Points: "Again, we're down but no way near out. Rebounds like what we did last weekend at Pocono have kept us in the championship race. It's really going to take one of the guys in the top-three to have some misfortune to allow someone like me and Tom (Hessert) to catch-up. Realistically, our deficit isn't bad but we have to make up some ground soon, so in the final fives it won't be races where you're looking to make up the ground but positions on the race track."

Sheltra Motorsports, Berlin Raceway Pre-Race Quotes: Jon Wolfe, crew chief of the No. 60 Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant / Speed Media Dodge Charger

On Berlin (Mich.) Raceway; A Unique Racetrack On The ARCA Racing Series Circuit: "I am personally not a big fan of Berlin. The track and most of pit road are very unsafe. I just hope the series puts on a good show , no one gets hurt and we can have a good night, maybe even win."

On The Impressive Rebound At Pocono (Pa.) Raceway Last Weekend: "Patrick really pulled us out at Pocono, we got behind when we pitted under green and then the caution came out before the other leaders pitted. On top of that the guys did not have a great stop, and we broke first and second gear when leaving. He drove the wheels off of it to get back into the top-10, if the race had been the normal distance we could have been contending for the win."

On The Team Participating In Some Open-Testing At Berlin (Mich.) Raceway On Friday Afternoon And The Advantages It Could Have Towards The Race On Saturday Night?: "With practice time very short on Saturday this should help us to make sure that we have a good baseline and also provide us an opportunity to try some things that we would not have time to do on race day."

On What It Will Take To Win The Berlin ARCA 200: "As with most short tracks survival is one of the main keys. Also because Berlin is such a tricky little track, Patrick has to be very smooth and not overdrive the car."

On If The Championship Is Still A Realistic Goal ForSheltra Motorsports?: "We are in no way shape or form out of contention for the championship, we are still working hard and will until the end. This has been our goal from the start, we are a little behind right now and I think that just pushes us harder."

-source: sheltra motorsports

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