CITGO RACING'S WATKINS GLEN II
and CITGO Racing to Welcome Barbosa to 2nd Watkins
August 7, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno and CITGO Racing head
Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY for the second time
season. Portugal's Joao Barbosa will share driving duties with Duno
#11 CITGO Pontiac Riley for the Crown Royal 200 at The Glen this Thursday
and Friday, August 10 and 11, 2006.
Barbosa will substitute for Duno's scheduled teammate Corvette Racing
Olivier Beretta. Increased tire competition in this year's Formula
Championship has resulted in Beretta, in accordance with his agreement
Michelin, being called away from the Watkins race with Duno to perform
his role as a Formula One test driver for Michelin.
Milka and CITGO Racing competed in June at The Glen for a six-hour
the 3.4-mile road course with both the DP (Daytona Prototype) and GT
Touring) classes racing together - which is the standard field for
Series event. This event will be a two-hour race between DP's only
which a total of 26 have entered.
"I really enjoy the all-DP format because all the cars on the track
more evenly matched and therefore much more competitive. In addition,
there will be no GT's, we won't be slowed by them - nor can we use
our advantage - especially in overtaking situations.
While I'm sad that Olivier can't be with us at this race, I know he
back with us very soon and wish him great luck with the tire testing.
same time - it will be great to race with Joao. We've worked together
past in Europe and it was great fun and a valuable experience. I very
welcome his participation and I'm sure he will fit in great with the
I'm very excited about joining CITGO Racing and SAMAX Motorsport for
Glen. I have known Peter [Baron, team owner] for a few years and I
a good job they are able to do. They have a good engine/chassis combination
and I'm looking forward to partnering with Milka and to try and give
team a strong result. Milka has done incredibly well now and in the
seasons. I know we have all the right ingredients to achieve a strong
in a very competitive series!"
The Friday evening race will begin at 6:30pm ET with live timing and
scoring, plus audio in English and Spanish, available at
SPEED Channel will air a same-day tape-delayed
broadcast of the race beginning Friday night at 9pm ET.
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,
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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