Sheltra Dominates ARCA Ansell 150 At Chicagoland Speedway

Joliet, IL (August 27, 2010) – Patrick Shelta driving the No. 60 Recycling Service-Ferguson Pipe Toyota led 84 of the 100 laps to win the Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway. The 24 year-old charger of the hard fought ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards dominated the event comfortably holding off a challenge from Steve Arpin with approximately 15 laps to go. This was Sheltra’s second victory in a row as he won on the dirt at Springfield two weeks ago. It was the Floridian’s third career ARCA victory.

“I cannot thank everyone at Sheltra Motorsports enough,” said Sheltra, who collected his first ever superspeedway win tonight. “We had a great car. We opted not to come out and test here a couple weeks ago and obviously it did not hold us back. I can’t thank everyone enough. My mom, my dad, my team and our special guest David Gilliland, this is awesome! We’re on fire right now and we don’t plan to let the flame die anytime soon!”

Finishing behind Sheltra and Arpin were Grant Enfinger in third, nine-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel in fourth and new points leader Craig Goess came home fifth. Sheltra unofficially moves to third in the championship chase, just 10 markers behind new leader Goess.

Justin Marks, Tom Hessert, Joey Coulter, Bobby Gerhart, and Bryan Silas completed the top ten.

Mikey Kile and Chad McCumbee were eliminated in an early crash as was young Casey Roderick who was fastest in final practice in a separate crash.

With his eighth-place finish, Coulter clinched the prestigious Bill France Four Crown Award by 10 points over Sheltra.

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