Milka Duno Ready to Tackle Pocono’s “Tricky Triangle”
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2011) – In a year filled with firsts for Milka Duno, there isn’t a first that will be quite like what she is approaching this weekend in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards competition- her first start at Pocono Raceway. Duno and her No. 63 CITGO SUPERGARD Sheltra Motorsports team are prepared to tackle Pocono’s 2.5-mile triangle on Saturday, August 6 for the Pennsylvania ARCA 125.
There is no other track on the ARCA Racing Series, or any series, schedule that compares to Pocono Raceway. Known as the "tricky triangle," Pocono Raceway has three distinct turns set to challenge drivers and for a first time driver on the 2.5-mile track that challenge becomes even larger.
“I’ve heard a lot about Pocono over the years and I’m excited for the opportunity to race at such an interesting track,” said Duno. “Dave and the team have some history here and I hope that we’ll have enough on-track time to have that experience translate into a good result.”
While it will be Duno’s first time at the tricky triangle, Crew Chief Dave Lanier Jr. is no stranger to Pocono Raceway, where he has a very successful track record. Last year Lanier led Robb Brent to his first career win in ARCA Racing Series competition at the 2.5-mile track and is looking to take that same knowledge to his Sheltra Motorsports team this weekend.
“Pocono is a very challenging track, especially for a driver that has never been there before,” said Lanier. “Our goal during practice will be to get Milka as many laps as we can so she can learn the track. Every week our chemistry together has been improving and she has been giving great feedback on the car. I have no doubt that with enough laps on the track our Sheltra Motorsports team will have a strong finish.”
The ARCA Racing Series rolls into Pocono on Friday for a short practice from 1:40 – 3:00 p.m. EST with qualifying beginning at 5:40 p.m. EST. The green flag will drop for 125 miles of racing action on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 3:00 p.m., immediately after the completion of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. SPEED will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of the event beginning at 3:00 p.m. EST with live timing and scoring and audio coverage provided by ARCA Nation and the ARCA Racing Network at ARCARacing.com.
Milka Duno and the No. 63 CITGO SUPERGARD Toyota Fast Facts:
Sheltra Motorsports at Pocono Raceway: Sheltra Motorsports has nine starts at Pocono Raceway, all with Patrick Sheltra behind the wheel. They have five top-10 starts with a best starting position of sixth in the spring of 2010. Sheltra Motorsports also has three top-10 finishes and two top-fives with a best finish of third in 2009.
This Week’s Toyota: Duno will be piloting chassis No. 13 this weekend. This is the first time this car will be run in 2011. It was run by Patrick Sheltra at both Pocono races last year with finishes of fourth and sixth.
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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