Milka Duno Looks to End Rookie Stock Car Season on Top at Toledo Speedway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 13, 2011) – There could be no better place for Milka Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team to end the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season than Toledo Speedway. While Duno had never raced at a short track prior to this season, her rookie stock car season, she took to the tricky half-miles very quickly and has posted some of her best results of the 2011 ARCA season at the short tracks, including her best finish of the season at Toledo Speedway in the spring.
“I wish I could say that I’m excited for our last race of the season – but I’m not - I don’t want this season to end!”, said Duno. “I am very excited to be racing again at Toledo for sure and we did have a good test here last week. It’s been such a great season with many new challenges and many new tracks in a new car for me – if it was up to me I’d like to keep racing every weekend.”
After a very successful run at the half-mile oval in the spring, Duno and team have a lot of confidence heading to the ARCA finale at Toledo for Sunday’s Federated Car Care 200. They tested their No. 63 CITGO SUPERGARD Dodge at the track last Sunday.
“We are very excited to get to Toledo Speedway,” said Crew Chief Dave Leiner Jr. “Milka has really improved throughout the entire season, and I think she will really prove that with a strong run on Sunday. We tested here earlier this week and she really did a great job. The entire Sheltra Motorsports team is excited for a good performance in the Federated Car Care 200.”
The ARCA Racing Series will make its return to Toledo Speedway, ARCA’s home track, on Saturday, Oct. 15th with two practice sessions before qualifying begins at 4:00 p.m. EST. There will be an on-track autograph session Sunday, Oct.16th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. before the green flag drops for 200 laps of short track action at 2:00 p.m. EST. SPEED will provide live television coverage of the Federated Car Care 200 with live timing and scoring and radio coverage on ARCARacing.com.
Milka Duno and the No. 63 CITGO SUPERGARD Dodge Fast Facts:
Duno at Toledo: Milka Duno will be making her second-career start at Toledo Speedway. In her first start at the half-mile track last spring, Duno started last and moved into the 15th position, scoring her best finish to date in the ARCA Racing Series.
Sheltra Motorsports at Toledo: Sheltra Motorsports has nine starts at Toledo Speedway. The team has three top-five and five top-10 finishes at the half-mile oval with best finishes of second in the 2008 Spring event and third in the 2010 Fall event and a pole in the fall event last year.
This Week’s Dodge: Duno will be piloting chassis No. 005 this weekend. Milka Duno has driven this chassis three times this season, at both Salem races and Lucas Oil Raceway. 2010 Champion and team owner Patrick Sheltra also piloted chassis No. 005 to his first-career ARCA Racing Series victory at Salem Speedway in 2009.
Autographs: On Sunday, October 16 there will be an on-track autograph session from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. prior to the start of the Federated Car Care 200.
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