Milka Duno and Sheltra Motorsports Team Geared Up For Iowa Speedway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 14, 2011) – Milka Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team are set to spring back into ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards action at Iowa Speedway for the Prairie Meadows 200 on Saturday, July 16. Duno will be making her first start behind the wheel of a stock car on the 7/8 mile oval.
“I’m looking forward to hitting the track at Iowa Speedway in a stock car,” said Duno. “I like the track very much and the fans in Iowa have always been good to me – so I look forward to seeing many of them again. I welcome David Leiner Jr. to the effort and I’m anxious to work together with him and the crew for a good result.”
While the stock car rookie, Duno, will be learning to wheel her No. 63 CITGO SUPERGARD Toyota around Iowa’s 0.875-mile track, she will have the experience of her 2010 championship winning Sheltra Motorsports team’s four previous starts at Iowa Speedway to guide her. The team will have a slightly different look this weekend at Iowa Speedway as David Leiner Jr. will be taking over command as crew chief.
“I am really excited to be joining the Sheltra Motorsports team and to have the opportunity to work with Milka Duno,” said Leiner. “We are looking forward to kick starting our relationship with a strong finish at Iowa Speedway. Milka has done a tremendous job and has had some strong runs so far this year, and I can’t wait to build upon that success in the second half of the ARCA Racing Series Season.
While it will be Leiner’s first start with Duno and Sheltra Motorsports, he is certainly no stranger to success in the ARCA Racing Series. Sporting 51-career wins and three championships (Tim Steele-1993, 1996, 1997), Leiner has over 16 years of experience as an ARCA Racing Series crew chief. The veteran crew chief led drivers such as Blaise Alexander, Blake Feese, Kyle Krisiloff, Boston Reid and most recently Rob Brent (Pocono, 2010) to their first-career ARCA victories and looks to continue that success with Milka Duno beginning in Saturday’s Prairie Meadows 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team will take to Iowa Speedway’s 7/8-mile oval on Friday, July 15 for two afternoon practice sessions. ARCA Racing Series action will begin on Saturday, July 16 when the green flag drops for 200 laps of stock car racing action at 4:15 p.m. CDT. SPEED will have live television coverage of the Prairie Meadows 200 with live timing and scoring on ARCARacing.com.
Milka Duno and the No. 63 CITGO SUPERGARD Toyota Fast Facts:
Sheltra Motorsports at Iowa: Sheltra Motorsports has four previous starts at Iowa Speedway. 2010 Champion Patrick Sheltra gave the team their best finish in 2008 when he started eighth and finished ninth.
New Look: Duno’s Sheltra Motorsports team will have a new look at Iowa Speedway as veteran crew chief Dave Leiner Jr. takes over the reins as crew chief. Leiner, a three-time ARCA Racing Series champion, earned his last and 51st-career victory at Pocono Raceway in 2010, bringing Rob Brent to victory lane for the first time in his young career. Leiner spent the first half of the 2011 season with Eddie Sharp Racing.
Keep Up With Milka: Want to learn more about Milka Duno? Log on to her official website at www.milkaduno.com. Fans cans also log on to her official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheOfficialMilkaDunoFanPage.
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