Watkins Glen: CITGO Racing preview

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 scenic upstate NY for a six-hour ...

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 scenic upstate NY for a six-hour competition at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY. The Rolex Sports Car Series Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen will be this Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3. Milka Duno and Marc Goossens will be joined by Stefan Johansson in the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley for the 25th running of this historic sportscar event.

This will be Milka's second of three races of the 2006 season with Goossens, who teamed with her for the first time at Laguna Seca, and her first race 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 at 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 Series Championship.

Milka Duno

"I always look forward to the six-hour race at The Glen - it has such an 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 race for 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 well 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."

Marc Goossens

"I'm very much looking forward to joining the CITGO/SAMAX Motorsport team 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 of drivers and hopefully we can continue making progress on what we started at Laguna Seca with Steve Challis and the whole team."

Stefan Johansson

"I am excited about the Six Hours of Watkins Glen as it is one of the classic races on the sports-car calendar, and I would love to add that event to my portfolio. I am also very excited about joining the CITGO team for 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 the past year or so. I believe we have a strong combination of talent in our 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 at 2:30pm EDT on Saturday, June 3. It will be televised live on SPEED. Live timing and scoring is available, along with live audio in both English and Spanish, at www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Milka Duno , Stefan Johansson , Marc Goossens