Triple Rolex Series Race Winner Milka Duno Invited to
Annual "Women in the Winner's Circle" Event
seeks to advance and promote women in
LOS ANGELES, CA August 2, 2005.Winning female racer Milka Duno will
participate in the 3rd annual "Women in the Winner's Circle" luncheon in
Indianapolis this Thursday. August 4, 2005. The luncheon will be held from
11:00am to 2:00pm in the Schwitzer Student Center at the University of
Hosted by the Lyn St. James Foundation, the "Women in the Winner's Circle"
program was established in 2003 to celebrate the achievements of women in
motorsports and to help pave the way for the sports' future growth. The
foundation and its Driver Development Program provide leadership, vision,
resources and financial support in order to create an open environment for
women's growth in automotive fields.
This year's program features a reception, a silent auction and a luncheon
with over 30 female drivers, as well as women who work in technical fields
of motorsports. All net proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Lyn St.
James Foundation, a 501(C) 3 not-for-profit organization. St. James was the
first female driver to earn the Indianapolis 500 "Rookie of the Year" award.
She was also named as one of the Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century by
Sports Illustrated for Women.
"I'm honored to be invited to attend and participate," commented Duno. "Women
have made tremendous advances and have earned many achievements in
motorsports. This event serves to highlight these contributions and to
promote women in this sport and this industry. It is also an outstanding
forum to discuss and explore the challenges and opportunities that women
face in motorsports. I'm very excited and proud to be involved."
Duno competes with CITGO sponsorship and Pontiac power in the #2 CITGO
Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype in the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series. She
is the first woman in history to race in the Rolex Series' fastest class -
the Daytona Prototype. In 2004, her very first year in the Rolex Series,
Milka earned two wins, one second-place finish and one third-place finish.
She also finished fifth in the Driver Point Standings - out of a field of 80
male drivers. When Milka won her first race of 2004 at the Grand Prix of
Miami she became the first woman in history to win overall a major
international sportscar race in North America.
Duno recently scored her 3rd Rolex Sports Car Series win at Le Circuit
Mont-Tremblant in Canada and a top-five finish at the Brumos Porsche 250 at
Daytona International Speedway. She is currently 7th in the Driver Point
Standings in the series.
The luncheon is open to the public and a limited number of tickets may still
be available. Information on how to purchase tickets is available by calling
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc.,
an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.,
the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com .
Milka is currently featured in Pontiac's largest ever Spanish language
advertising campaign launching an all-new sports sedan - the Pontiac G6.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets
the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, G6, Vibe and Sunfire. In 2003,
Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles, ranking third among GM divisions in
total sales. 2004/2005 will see Pontiac launch an exciting new range of
vehicles including the Montana SV6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible and the
Solstice roadster. More information on Pontiac and its 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 .
information on the Rolex Sports Car Series log on to www.grandamerican.com .