Duno to team with Goossens and Johansson for Nine Hour Season Finale August 26, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno will be joined by teammates Marc Goossens and Stefan Johansson for the finale of the 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series...
Duno to team with Goossens and Johansson for Nine Hour Season Finale
August 26, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno will be joined by teammates Marc Goossens and Stefan Johansson for the finale of the 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series Championship at Miller Motorsports Park this Saturday, Sep 2, 2006. The season-ending event will be the Rolex Series' inaugural race at the new state-of-the-art road course near Salt Lake City.
The combination of Duno, Goossens and Johansson proved very competitive earlier this season and hopes are high that the same trio can deliver a strong finish for the season finale. Duno teamed together with Goossens and Johansson in this season's Six Hours of The Glen in upstate NY last June. The #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley effort was very competitive -- at times leading -- and running in the top-five for a large part of the race.
"It will be great to share duties again with Marc and Stefan -- they are such great teammates. A nine hour race on a 4.5-mile, 24-turn course will be incredibly challenging and I'm sure there will be a lot of drama and excitement. As the circuit is new to us, in addition to this being our first nine hour format -- the learning curve will be very, very steep - but I have no doubt that the CITGO Racing crew will shine as they have all season. I know that Marc, Stefan and I will be doing everything we can to deliver a great result for our fans and for CITGO."
"I'm very happy to be back with Milka and Stefan and with Peter [Baron, Team Owner] and the whole team with the CITGO car for the Miller race. It's a nine hour race so it's going to be a long one. We've proven at Watkins Glen that we can be competitive -- we did the same with the race at Laguna Seca -- and obviously the team scored a top ten finish last week. I had a 2nd place finish myself last weekend at the 24 Hours of Zolder - so we are 100% motivated to get a good result for the CITGO team."
"I am excited to join the CITGO team again for the Miller race. We have had some very promising races earlier this year and I hope we can translate that promise into a solid race result this time. As always in this series, it is the team that gets it right on the day of the race that will end up on top of the podium. We have a great group of people in our team and I believe we have a very good chance to finish on the podium this time."
Race activities leading up to Saturday's race include a Promoter Test Day on Wednesday, Practice Sessions on Thursday, and Practice Sessions and Qualifying on Friday. There will be a Final Practice on Saturday morning just before the 2:00pm ET start of the race.