Patrick Sheltra Posts Top-Five Practice Effort In Rockingham ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina (April 18, 2009) - - Back to work after notching his first career victory in the ARCA RE/MAX Series two weeks ago at Salem Speedway, Patrick Sheltra backed...
Patrick Sheltra Posts Top-Five Practice Effort In Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM, North Carolina (April 18, 2009) - - Back to work after notching his first career victory in the ARCA RE/MAX Series two weeks ago at Salem Speedway, Patrick Sheltra backed up his momentum with an impressive top-five practice effort Saturday in preparation for tomorrow's ARCA RE/MAX Carolina 200 at Rockingham Speedway.
Sheltra, in his No. 60 BuckedUpShirts.com / BuckedUpApparel.com Dodge Charger for car owner Grace Sheltra maneuvered his green and camouflage entry around the one-mile track in a time of 25.083 seconds transferring to a speed of 143.524 miles per hour. The effort was fifth quickest overall.
Last year, Sheltra posted the 21st fastest practice time gearing up for his inaugural Rockingham Speedway debut. With the same car and new manufacturer, Sheltra is proving that 2009 may in fact be his year.
"The BuckedUp car is real good this weekend at Rockingham," said Sheltra, who sits third in ARCA RE/MAX Series championship points entering tomorrow's event. "We unloaded quick and stayed in the top-five for the entire practice. That's a great accomplishment, especially here at the Rock."
Sheltra did however feel he left some on the table during his mock qualifying run.
"We got BuckedUp on our qualifying run, plain and simple. I was trying to pass a car and I drove the car in too deep, so we weren't able to improve on our time, but the car is fast and I'm ready for my first ARCA pole this afternoon."
Sheltra is utilizing the third race of the 2009 season to boast a new marketing partner, one that definitely fits his foray. Earlier this week, Sheltra Motorsports announced that BuckedUp, Inc. would be teaming up with the most recent ARCA winning team for Sunday's race.
"We're very excited about having BuckedUp on board this weekend here at Rockingham," sounded Sheltra. "Both John and Nick are here this weekend and we would love to take them to victory lane ARCA style Sunday afternoon. If it happens were going to get BuckedUp for sure!"