Triple Rolex Series Race Winner Milka Duno Invited to
Attend 3rd Annual "Women in the Winner's Circle" Event

Luncheon 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 Indianapolis.

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 (317) 920-2251.

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 .

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 . Information in Spanish can be found at .

For additional information on Milka please visit . For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series log on to .


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