CITGO RACING'S MID-OHIO PREVIEW
Duno teams again with five-time Le Mans class winner Olivier Beretta
June 21, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, for the 2nd time this season,
will team with Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta for Round 9 of
Rolex Sports Cars Series Championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, OH June 23 -25, 2006. Beretta just scored his fifth class
the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France last weekend.
Duno and Beretta paired for the first time at Phoenix International
last month where they narrowly missed the top-ten with an 11th place
The hard work of the drivers and crew has been delivering strong
performances with each successive outing and they hope to carry that
momentum with them to Mid-Ohio. Duno brings along a previous 2nd place
finish at the Lexington, OH circuit and Berretta arrives to the track
from a class win with Corvette Racing at Le Mans last weekend.
"First of all - congratulations to Olivier for his win at Le Mans!
be great to race with him with all that positive energy he will bring
effort. We've been working very hard and the results of that are showing
with each and every race. I can't wait to hit the track with him and
crew - and I know we'll all be giving 100% toward a great finish."
"Phoenix was my first race [with Milka and CITGO Racing], so now
I know the
team and my teammate. We did well in Phoenix and hopefully we will do
better in Mid-Ohio. I am very happy that CITGO and the SAMAX team gave
opportunity to join the DP class, and I will do my best to help the
Milka. I have never run a prototype in Mid-Ohio, but I think it will
the car because it is a good car to drive. I will know as soon as I
few laps. All of the drivers are very professional and the track is
relatively easy to learn, so after four or five laps, everyone will
Race action for the Rolex Series will begin on Saturday, June 24 at
EDT and will be televised tape-delayed the following day - Sunday, June
on the SPEED Channel. Live timing and scoring will be available during
race 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., 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
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 is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications,
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
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the
Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/. Sony Latin America has
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama,
Puerto Rico and Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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