Toledo: Patrick Sheltra qualifying report

Change Will Force Sheltra Motorsports To Drop To Rear For Menards 200 "Team Confident Spring Change Could Be Winning Piece Of The Puzzle" TOLEDO, Ohio (May 22, 2010) - - After qualifying 18th Saturday afternoon at Toledo (Oh.) Speedway for ...

Change Will Force Sheltra Motorsports To Drop To Rear For Menards 200

"Team Confident Spring Change Could Be Winning Piece Of The Puzzle"

TOLEDO, Ohio (May 22, 2010) - - After qualifying 18th Saturday afternoon at Toledo (Oh.) Speedway for Sunday's Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care, driver Patrick Sheltra will be forced to relinquish the starting position in favor of an unapproved adjustment to their No. 60 Recycling Services-Buffalo Wings & Rings Dodge Charger.

The fourth year ARCA team decided to change the left front spring, which under ARCA-impound qualifying procedures is an unapproved change forcing Sheltra to start the sixth race of the season from the tail end of the 32-car starting field.

"We're not looking at this change as a hindrance," said Sheltra, who will make his seventh start at Toledo Speedway Sunday afternoon. "Jon (Wolfe, crew chief) and I consulted and felt like if we were going to have the best shot at scoring our first win of the season, we needed to swap the spring. We're confident the change will send us in the right direction, handling wise and finally give us that advantage we've been looking for all weekend. I'm just looking forward to getting the race underway."

One of ARCA's most popular drivers added, "We may have lost the battles so far this weekend but we are not prepared to lose the war (the race). I've been able to come from deep in the pack, put on a show and have a good finish at Toledo. I know we're capable of doing it again. Patience will be the word of the day tomorrow, but we'll have 200 laps to get the track and competition figured out and be around in the end when it counts the most."

-source: sheltra motorsport

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