CITGO RACING HEADS TO NEW YORK FOR SIX HOUR CLASSIC
Duno, Goossens to be joined by Johansson at The Glen
May 30, 2006, Los Angeles, CA.The CITGO Racing team is on its way to
upstate NY for a six-hour competition at Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, NY. The Rolex Sports Car Series Sahlen's Six Hours of
will be this Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3. Milka Duno and Marc
will be joined by Stefan Johansson in the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley for
25th running of this historic sportscar event.
This will be Milka's second of three races of the 2006 season with
who teamed with her for the first time at Laguna Seca, and her first
with Johansson - one of the top drivers in the world of international
motorsports with success in Formula One, IndyCar and sportscar racing.
Milka and Marc scored a 7th place finish in their first race together
Laguna Seca and hope to increase that synergy with the addition of Stefan
for the only six-hour race on the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car
"I always look forward to the six-hour race at The Glen - it has
incredible history behind it. The circuit is both beautiful and challenging
and we'll need to be well-prepared for what I'm sure will be a very
competitive race. It will be great to race again with Marc - and to
the first time with Stefan is an incredible opportunity. We have a very
positive and accomplished CITGO/SAMAX crew and we're all working very
together. The six-hour format on the 3.4-mile road course creates many
interesting variables that we'll need to be fully aware of and capitalize
on. I'm looking forward to the challenge."
"I'm very much looking forward to joining the CITGO/SAMAX Motorsport
and Milka again at Watkins Glen. Having Stefan on board, too, is a positive
move for this six-hour race. I think we can be a strong combination
drivers and hopefully we can continue making progress on what we started
Laguna Seca with Steve Challis and the whole team."
"I am excited about the Six Hours of Watkins Glen as it is one
classic races on the sports-car calendar, and I would love to add that
to my portfolio. I am also very excited about joining the CITGO team
this weekend; I have followed their progress and have been very impressed
with the way they prepare their cars and the team they have built in
past year or so. I believe we have a strong combination of talent in
driver lineup and if we can have a clean race, we should be in a good
position to climb on the podium."
The Six Hours of the Glen is round eight of the season and will begin
2:30pm EDT on Saturday, June 3. It will be televised live on SPEED.
timing and scoring is available, along with live audio in both English
Spanish, at www.grandamerican.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc.,
indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.,
national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com.
For the third consecutive year, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan, coupe
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking third
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
www.pontiac.com. Information in Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp.
Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car
brand. Sony Corporation of America is a leading manufacturer of audio,
video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer
and professional markets. Its music, motion picture, television, computer
entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive
entertainment companies in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual
sales of approximately $67 billion for the fiscal year ending March
2005. You may visit the Sony Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/.
Sony Latin America has a regional office in Miami, Florida, and subsidiaries
in numerous countries, including Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia,
Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. You may visit
Sony Latin America website at http://www.sony-latin.com/index_.crp
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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