LATINA RACER MILKA DUNO IN DECEMBER LATINA & COSMOPOLITAN EN ESPANOL
MILKA DUNO SELECTED AS PRO DRIVER FOR TOYOTA PRO/CELEBRITY RACE
November 26, 2002 Los Angeles, CA - Race car driver Milka Duno is featured in the December issues of both Latina Magazine and Cosmopolitan en Espanol and has also been selected to compete in the Pro Driver category of the 2003 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is a 10-lap race pitting today's hottest stars against professional drivers in identically prepared, race-ready, Toyota Celica GT-S models. Part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend, the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will raise more than $100,000 this year for the Southern California children's hospitals in Long Beach and Orange County, CA.
For the 27th consecutive year, top celebrities from film, television, sports and fashion rev up for bumper-to-bumper action at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. As the world's longest-running and most prestigious celebrity racing event, the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race has introduced more than 300 of your favorite stars - from Clint Eastwood to Cameron Diaz - to the high-speed challenge and thrill of life in auto racing's fast lane. Professional drivers and celebrities bang fenders in a 10-lap sprint around the 1.97-mile Champ Car Circuit, giving celebrities the chance to put the pedal to the metal from behind the wheel of modified, race-ready Toyota Celicas.
Milka is also featured in the December issues of both the national Latina Magazine and the international Cosmopolitan en Espanol magazine.
In Latina Magazine Milka is included in their very popular "Mujer On The Move" section, where the popular woman's magazine features Latina and Hispanic women that are making a difference - by pushing the envelope.
Cosmopolitan en Espanol features Milka in their "Asi Lo Logre" section. In the interview Milka tells how she was "bitten" by the racing bug and what it's like being a woman competing in a male-dominated sport.
"I'm very excited with all that is happening," said Milka.
"I'm very proud to be selected to compete in next year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity
race and I look forward to competing with my fellow pro drivers - as well
as the celebrities. To appear in both Latina Magazine and Cosmopolitan
en Espanol is also a huge honor for me. I've been reading Cosmo since
I was a young girl - to actually be in the magazine is like a dream come
true! Latina Magazine is one of the most respected and popular Latina
magazines in the United States. To be included by them as a "woman
on the move" is very
Milka hails from Caracas, Venezuela and is the first woman in history to drive the world's fastest and most exotic class of sports cars - the LMP 900. Milka competes all across the United States, and internationally as well, in the American Le Mans Series (www.americanlemans.com)- where she was vice-champion in the 2001 American Le Mans Series Driver's LMP 675 Championship and, having moved to the top and most competitive class in the series for the just completed 2002 season, Milka finished an amazing 12th out of 54 drivers. Milka is currently preparing for her 2003 season and is very happy that the series will race for the first time in Mexico City.
Milka is once again "pushing the envelope" in the world of motorsports as she becomes the first woman in history to compete in the Open Telefonica World Series (www.telefonicaworldseries.com). The Open Telefonica World Series is the last step on the motorsports ladder to Formula 1, and is both extremely competitive and super fast. Milka will compete in December in the last two races of the World Series 2002 Championship - December 1 in Curitaba, Brazil and December 8 at the legendary Interlagos circuit in San Paolo, Brazil. Milka will pilot the single-seater Dallara Nissan which is powered by a 415hp Nissan 3000 V6. Milka will contest these last two races with the Vergani Racing Team - the same team in which she competed with for the entire 2002 Open Telefonica Formula Nissan 2000 series.
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Duno - All Photographs Courtesy of Octavio Estrada