WINNING LATINA RACER MILKA DUNO FEATURED
IN DOCUMENTARY SERIES ON THE BIOGRAHY CHANNEL
Part "Girl Racers" Series Premiers Tonight at 10pm
Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 2005 -- Top female racer Milka Duno
is featured in "Girl Racers" - a new four episode documentary premiering
tonight on The Biography Channel. As one of North America's leading female
race car drivers "Girl Racers" followed Milka through her history-making
2004 racing season and captured the highs and lows of an extraordinary woman
competing in a sport designed by men - for men.
Described in the documentary as "the complete package" Milka, along with
seven other female racers, is captured on film as she navigates her way on
track and off through the very competitive business and sport of motor
Go behind-the-scenes with Milka as she chases - and catches - the checkered
flag in a career that demands her complete focus and unique talents in the
exciting sport of world-class racing - and the marketing arena needed to
September 15 at 10pm ET/9pm CT/11pm PT
Milka is introduced to viewers as "the complete package who has quickly
attracted high level sponsorship" as she strolls down Miami's waterfront and
receives glowing praise from Lyn St. James - the 1992 Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year. Her teammate Andy Wallace comments on Milka's physical
strength and conditioning and how much it is needed in this very physically
demanding sport. The episode shows her capturing her first win of the season
- in only the second race - and the podium celebration afterward.
September 22 at 10pm ET/9pm CT/11pm PT
With her recent win marked in the history books Milka hits a rough road at
her race in Canada. With repairs of major problems with her car eating up
most of her practice time, Milka has to compete on a track she's never raced
on, in a car still experiencing trouble - with almost no practice time at
all. After the high of her first win the Canadian race is a major
disappointment. Milka feels the pressure.
September 29 at 10pm ET/9pm CT/11pm PT
Milka is shown winning two races in the space of one week - at
Homestead-Miami Speedway and at Road Atlanta. At Homestead-Miami Speedway
Milka defends her first win there earlier in the season with a second win
and then heads to another track, the very next weekend, in another series,
in a different type of race car, and wins one of the most prestigious
sportscar races in the world - the 1000-mile Petit Le Mans.
October 4 at 10pm ET/9pm CT/11pm PT
With history-making wins all season long Milka's career is racing as fast
off the track as well as on. Milka is shown in Denver taping her first of
many television commercials as the centerpiece in Pontiac's largest-ever
Hispanic marketing print and television campaign.
GIRL RACERS is produced by Screen Siren Pictures.
Duno competes with CITGO Racing for their second consecutive season
2005 Rolex Sports Car Series. She is the first woman in history to
the highest class - the Daytona Prototype - in the #2 CITGO Pontiac
Crawford. In her first season with CITGO Racing Duno became the first
in history to win a major sports car race in North America when she
2004 Grand Prix of Miami. Duno scored her second Rolex Series win at
same venue seven months later. She recently scored her first win of
season and her third Rolex Series win at the Circuit du Mont-Tremblant
Canada. She is currently 7th in the Driver Point Standings.
For additional information on Milka Duno please visit www.milkaduno.com .
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
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.
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
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and
the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, G6, Vibe and Sunfire. In
Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles, ranking third among GM divisions
total sales. 2004/2005 will see Pontiac launch an exciting new range
vehicles including the Montana SV6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible and the
Solstice roadster. More information on Pontiac and its products can
at www.pontiac.com . Information
in Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp .