CITGO RACING'S WATKINS GLEN II
problem ends race after advancing to 8th
August 11, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, Joao Barbosa and the
Racing Team were having one of their best races of the season before
mechanical problem ended their effort prematurely. After reaching as
8th and in the hunt for a podium finish the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley
today's Crown Royal 200 at The Glen in the 19th position.
In the second and last all-Daytona Prototype race of the 2006 Rolex
Car Championship season a brake line failure ended the team's challenge
a podium finish at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.
Milka started the race 21st on the grid and was able to advance the
CITGO Pontiac Riley to 17th before handing the car to her teammate
the second caution period. Joao charged to 8th before the brake line
just before the "loop" section of the track brought the car first into
pits - and then out of the race - with only 38 minutes left in the
"I'm very happy that Joao came out of this ok - he handled a very dangerous
situation extremely well. What I know is that we have a very competitive
team and a very competitive car - or we wouldn't have made it up to
ten. But we did - and we were well on our way to a podium finish before
mechanical problem forced us out. My thanks to the crew and Joao for
job and as always we look forward to our next race with determination.
be working very hard for a strong finish."
"The race was going really well. I was able to keep up with the front
which was really good. Unfortunately, we had a brake line failure and
no brakes at all going into the loop. I made the chicane and I had
down through the gears to slow the car as fast as I could without any
damage. I'm real happy where it happened because it could have been
worse. I was able to bring the car in one piece to the pits. Maybe
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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