Watkins Glen: Milka Duno preview

Duno and Citgo Racing Head to The Glen Six Hour Race at Watkins Glen is Second of Season June 16, 2004 -- Milka Duno and CITGO Racing head to the fabled Watkins Glen International Raceway in upstate New York for the Sahlen's Six Hours of...

Duno and Citgo Racing Head to The Glen Six Hour Race at Watkins Glen is Second of Season

June 16, 2004 -- Milka Duno and CITGO Racing head to the fabled Watkins Glen International Raceway in upstate New York for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen June 18-20, 2004.

Season-long driving partners Milka Duno and Andy Wallace will be once again teamed with Holland's Jan Lammers. Jan joined Milka and Andy for the first six-hour race of the season last month at Mont-Tremblant. The six-hour race at Watkins Glen will be the second six-hour race on the 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series Championship schedule.

Four weeks ago the three drove together for the first time at Canada's Circuit du Mont-Tremblant in the #2 CITGO-branded Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype. Milka and her co-drivers were in a hard-fought battle for most of the race that would have generated a podium finish - if not for some late-race minor mechanical problems that resulted in two unscheduled green-flag pit stops in the last hour. Through their hard work, as well as the team's, they delivered a 5th place finish overall for CITGO Racing and Howard-Boss Motorsports.

"Andy and I have been working together really well from the very start of the season," said Milka. "We are very lucky to have someone of Jan's caliber to drive with us in the long races. I think the race at Mont-Tremblant shows that we work really well together and I am really fortunate to have the combined experience of both Andy and Jan available on a race weekend."

This 22nd running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen will fall on Father's Day and will be televised live -- in two parts - on the SPEED Channel with part one beginning at 11:00am EST and part two beginning at 3:00pm EST. The world-famous circuit boasts both a long and short course. The Rolex Sports Car Series race will be on the long course which features 11 turns in its 3.4 miles.

The team conducted a test session at Watkins Glen in May -- just prior to the Canadian race -- which was the first time that Milka had the chance to drive at the famous track and which also afforded the team valuable time to work on the set-up for this weekend's race.

"I'm really excited to race at The Glen," added Milka. "I really enjoyed the test and now I'm looking forward to the race. It will be my first time racing on a circuit that I've heard so much about from so many drivers. It has a lot of history and I have heard that the fans are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic."

CITGO, based in Tulsa, Okla., is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com.

Additional information on drivers Milka Duno and Andy Wallace is available at www.milkaduno.com and www.andywallace.com, respectively. For more information on the Grand American Sports Car Series please visit www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Milka Duno , Jan Lammers