Iowa: Patrick Sheltra Friday notes

Sheltra Motorsports In Rain Delay At Iowa Speedway NEWTON, Iowa (April 18, 2008) - - Sheltra Motorsports which currently holds the sixth and eighth positions respectively in driver and car owner points heading into Saturday's Prairie Meadows...

Sheltra Motorsports In Rain Delay At Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa (April 18, 2008) - - Sheltra Motorsports which currently holds the sixth and eighth positions respectively in driver and car owner points heading into Saturday's Prairie Meadows 250 is currently in a holding pattern for the second consecutive weekend as Mother Nature has stalled activity at Iowa Speedway.

Sheltra, the 21-year old Indiantown, Florida native enters Iowa on the heels of a 15th and 11th place finish respectively in the first two ARCA RE/MAX Series events of the season at Daytona International Speedway and Salem Speedway. The consistency has paid off with the dirt late model ace holding the sixth position in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings, the highest of his ARCA career heading into tomorrow's third chapter of the Prairie Meadows 250.

"No one is every happy when there is a rain delay," offered Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. "The hardest part is just sitting knowing when you can be out on the track. However, the delay allows you to communicate with the team and fellow drivers here at the track. There's nothing you can really do about it."

Last year at Iowa Speedway, Sheltra finished 20th after qualifying 15th and admits that his second trip to the .875-mile paved oval should pay off in a bigger way just after 12:30 local time tomorrow afternoon.

"This place is nice. There is no other way to describe it. I really learned the quickest way around the track as the race went on last June and I'm hoping to utilize what I learned when and if we're able to get on the track today. If not, I have a good feeling about the race. I'm confident that we can gather our first top-10 finish of the season."

Crew Chief John Hayden has elected to bring the same Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS that the team competed with in the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series finale at Toledo Speedway which awarded the team with a eighth place finish in the former Richard Childress Racing machine."

"We have a real good piece for this weekend," Sheltra sounded. "This is our first real short track car and we were ecstatic with the results from last year. Hopefully we'll make it two top-10 finishes in a row for this car Saturday afternoon."

-credit: PatrickSheltra.com.

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Series ARCA
Drivers John Hayden , Patrick Sheltra
Teams Richard Childress Racing