CITGO RACING'S ALABAMA PREVIEW
and Beretta Team Again for
July 24, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno will be joined yet again
Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta for the Porsche 250 at Barber
Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama this July 28-30, 2006. Milka
Olivier will put the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley on the track starting
Promoter Test Day on Thursday, July 27.
This will be Milka and Olivier's third race of the 2006 season and
first visit to the Deep South circuit. Milka has raced twice before
Barber in the Daytona Prototype - scoring a top-ten with a sixth-place
finish in 2004.
The Barber Motorsports Park, with 720 acres of manicured landscape,
one-of-kind sculptures and wooded surroundings, is considered by many
one of the best road courses in the United States. The 2.38-mile track
45' wide, features 16 turns and 80' of elevation change.
"I always enjoy racing in the South - and the track at Barber is one
newest tracks on the schedule. It will be valuable to race again with
Olivier because we work very well together and it is always a learning
experience. This will be our third race together this year and maybe,
they say, 'the third time's a charm!' We've all been working
very hard and
I've got a good feeling about this race."
"This will be my first experience at the Barber track. I always like
to a track that I don't know because it is something new. Hopefully
get a good result. The team is trying to do its best every time we
go on the
track. It is a new team, so everything must be learned little by little.
This will be my third race with the team, and I am looking forward
The Daytona Prototype is totally different from the cars I am used
driving in GT1 and Formula 1. It's a different animal because you don't
lot of testing. I don't have a lot of background driving the Daytona
Prototype and there is not a lot of practice time during an event.
same for everyone, of course, but the difference is that some teams
raced these cars for several years and have a great deal of experience.
We are on a learning curve and everyone on the team is very motivated.
is a learning year, and we'll see what is possible in the future."
The Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park is Round 11 of the 14-race
schedule and will be televised live on the SPEED Channel on Sunday,
beginning at 3:00pm EDT. Live timing and audio, in both English and
is available 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,
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,
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
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
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 a
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 at
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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