CITGO Racing Wins 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Duno, and Lammers earn first Rolex Series win of
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada (May 22, 2005) - For five hours and
forty-five minutes in the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant, the CITGO
Racing Team worked through difficult weather conditions and a tough field of
competitors to find themselves in the third position. But, in those final
fifteen minutes, a late-race charge by Andy Wallace resulted in the first
victory of the 2005 season for Howard-Boss Motorsports and the #2 CITGO
On lap 180 of the 188 lap event, Wallace charged past defending race
champion Scott Pruett in the Ganassi Racing Riley to move into second place.
One turn later, Wallace passed leader Max Angelelli in the #10 Sun Trust
Riley to take the lead. From that point to the checkered flag is was "game,
set, match" for the CITGO Racing Team as Wallace charged to a 3.843-second
victory over the #02 Ganassi Lexus Riley. Those final nine laps were the
only laps the victories Howard-Boss Motorsports Team led during the six-hour
The win was the first Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series victory of the
season for the CITGO Racing Team co-driven by Andy Wallace, Milka Duno, and
Jan Lammers. It was the first win for Wallace and Duno since their victory
at Homestead-Miami Speedway last September and the first ever Rolex Series
win for Lammers.
"It was a wild one," Wallace stated. "It was a great race even though the
conditions were very difficult at the start. Milka did a great job keeping
the car on the track. Jan did a great job in the car and the team kept
working and working on the car during the race. The last stretch was very
exciting and some great racing. We've had a tough start to the year and this
makes it all worth while."
Duno qualified the #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford and started the six-hour race
from the 17th position. Her entire stint and almost the first half of the
race were run under rainy conditions.
"I had a good feeling coming into this race that our luck was about to
turn," Duno commented. "The team has worked so hard for so long and we just
haven't had much luck so far - it had to change for us at some point. I
drove the first part of the race in the rain and it was extremely difficult
just to be able to see especially with all the spray from the cars. My
compliments to my co-drivers Andy and Jan a for doing an incredible job. But
above all - thanks to CITGO and for the entire Howard-Boss Motorsports
"This was so exciting to be part of this win with Andy and Milka," Lammers
added. "She (Milka) did a great job under those terrible conditions early in
the race. Thanks to the team for all their hard work and the opportunity to
be involved with this win. I'm extremely happy for Max and Jan Crawford and
everyone who worked so hard for this victory."
The win was the third for the #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford Team since the
beginning of the 2004 season and the fourth for Howard-Boss Motorsports in
seventeen career starts in the Rolex Sports Car Series. The #4 BOSS Pontiac
Crawford co-driven by Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Butch Leitzinger won at
Barber Motorsports Park last October for their other victory.
The next event on the 2005 Rolex schedule will be the Sahlen's Six Hours of
The Glen at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, June 11th.
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc.,
an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.,
the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com .
Milka is currently featured in Pontiac's largest ever Spanish language
advertising campaign launching an all-new sports sedan - the Pontiac G6.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets
the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, G6, Vibe and Sunfire. In 2003,
Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles, ranking third among GM divisions in
total sales. 2004/2005 will see Pontiac launch an exciting new range of
vehicles including the Montana SV6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible and the
Solstice roadster. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
at www.pontiac.com . Information in Spanish
can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp .
For additional information on Milka and Andy please visit www.milkaduno.com or www.andywallace.com ,
respectively. For more information on the Rolex
Sports Car Series log on to www.grandamerican.com .