MILKA DUNO AND PATRICK CARPENTIER TO CHALLENGE ROLEX
SERIES RACE IN MEXICO
Duno, Carpentier and Team Carry Momentum from 2nd Place Finish at
February 27, 2007, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno and co-driver Patrick
Carpentier are heading south to compete in the second round of the
Rolex Sports Car Series at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico
this Saturday, March 3, 2007.
Duno and her 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona teammates Patrick Carpentier,
Manning and Ryan Dalziel took their #11 Pontiac Riley Daytona
2nd-place finish after a nearly flawless performance over the
24-hour race on January 22 and 28.
The strong finish was especially significant for Duno as she earned
highest finish by a female driver in the event's 45-year history -
as the highest finish by a female driver in a major race at the famed
Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.
The Mexico City road course is 2.5 miles long and over the three days
activity Duno, Carpentier and the crew will be involved in two practice
sessions on Thursday, a practice and qualifying session on Friday,
final practice before the race on Saturday.
Duno was invited by the series and the circuit to conduct a media tour
Mexico City last Wednesday to promote this weekend's event. By all
indications the tour generated much media attention - with an estimated
journalists attending the press conference at the Hard Rock Café in
"The event in Mexico City has very quickly become one of my favorite
each year. The fans are so incredibly supportive and really very
knowledgeable about our racing. It's such great fun to race with them
see them in the paddock and in the stands. We've got a lot of positive
energy with us from our success at Daytona that we will carry with
the team has been working very hard. I think Patrick will really enjoy
return to Mexico and it will be great to share that with him. We had
of victory in our last race so I know we'll be doing all that we can
succeed in Mexico!"
"I'm looking forward to this race. I haven't been to Mexico in a while
last time was with Champ Car. I like the idea that we will not go through
the stadium and take the fast corner before the last one. I've always
enjoyed fast corners. It will also be good to see the team again. Now
regular season is really starting!"
The SPEED Channel will broadcast the race live beginning at 4pm ET
Saturday, March 3. The Grand American website at www.grandamerican.com
offer live timing and scoring of all practice and qualifying sessions,
including the race itself.
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.,
indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela,
national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com.
For the past three years, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka Duno
been featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan, coupe
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP. Pontiac also launched the
entry-level G5 coupe in the Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac
products can be found at www.pontiac.com.
Information in Spanish can be
found at www.pontiac.com/sp.
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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