Pocono: Patrick Sheltra qualifying rain out report

Rain Puts Patrick Sheltra Eighth On Pocono ARCA 200 Starting Grid "Mr. Showtime Will Start Inside The Top-10 For Fifth Time In 2009" LONG POND, Pennsylvania (June 5, 2009) - - Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge...

Rain Puts Patrick Sheltra Eighth On Pocono ARCA 200 Starting Grid

"Mr. Showtime Will Start Inside The Top-10 For Fifth Time In 2009"

LONG POND, Pennsylvania (June 5, 2009) - - Patrick Sheltra, driver of the No. 60 Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger will start tomorrow's Pocono ARCA 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) event from the eighth position after Mother Nature soaked the Pocono Raceway Friday forcing the cancelation of Menards Pole by Ansell qualifying.

It was the third time this year and third straight race that weather conditions have plagued and forced the ARCA field to start based upon the 2009 car owner standings.

Rain also wiped out practice for the ARCA RE/MAX Series forcing ARCA officials to reschedule the session and allow a short 50-minute practice from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Saturday morning to allow the teams to dial in their race cars.

Sheltra is aiming to notch his first career top-10 finish at the 2.5-mile oval of the Pocono triangle Saturday afternoon in sixth career track start. In his previous five efforts, Sheltra has acquired two top-15 finishes with a best effort of 11th in August 2007. Qualifying though has not been a downfall for the popular driver as Sheltra has nailed four top-15 qualifying runs including a track best of ninth in the summer race of 2007.

"We knew our chances were pretty slim to get on the track today," said Sheltra, who enters the seventh race of the season sitting sixth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings. Hopefully practice will go smooth tomorrow and we can have a great race."

From Pocono, Sheltra will hop on a plane and head to Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday where he will attend Buffalo Wings & Rings annual franchisee meeting. Sheltra will depart "Sin City" on Wednesday and fly to Michigan preparing for next Friday's Racing for Wildlife 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

-credit: patricksheltra.com

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