Monday, April 18, 2011

Milka Duno Leads Final Practice at Talladega Superspeedway

3 Amigos 250 to be run Saturday, April 16

TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 15, 2011) – Milka Duno proved she will be a driver to watch when the green flag drops on the 3 Amigos 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team led the way in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards final practice session Friday morning.


With weather threatening, the final practice for the ARCA Racing Series got underway Friday morning. Duno took to the track during the drafting session and completed 12 laps around the 2.66-mile superspeedway. The Venezuelan-native led the way, putting her CITGO SUPERGARD Toyota on top of the leaderboard with a time of 52.064 seconds (183.927 mph).


“The guys gave me a great car and this is the result of that,” said Duno. “I think we have a very good, competitive car for the race, but I also think it will be a very tough and intense race. The next step is the race, and we know now that the car is very good.”


With a strong car all weekend long, leading the final practice session left Duno and her Sheltra Motorsports team confident for the start of the 3 Amigos 250.


“I am really happy with how the car drafted in the final practice,” said Crew Chief Jon Wolfe. “Milka continues to improve and get more confidence and knowledge every time she goes on the race track. We are really looking forward to the race tomorrow. We are going to have a good day.”


Threatening skies finally gave in just before the drop of the green flag Friday afternoon forcing ARCA Racing Series officials to reschedule the 3 Amigos 250 to Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 a.m. CDT. Live timing and scoring can be found on arcaracing.com with live television coverage on SPEED.


About Milka Duno:
Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd Place) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 48-year history of the race. Duno has been competing in the IndyCar Series since 2007. Off the track, Duno is a certified Naval Engineer who holds four master’s degrees, earning the last three simultaneously. Duno is also working through her “Milka Way” program to inspire youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. For more information, visit http://www.milkaduno.com/

 Fans cans also logon to her official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheOfficialMilkaDunoFanPage.  


About Sheltra Motorsports:
Sheltra Motorsports, established in 2007, is in the midst of its fifth season of ARCA Racing Series competition. Owned by Florida-native, Patrick Sheltra, the owner-driver team captured the 2010 ARCA Racing Series driver and owner’s championship titles on the strength of two wins, 12 top-fives and 17 top-10 finishes in 20 events. Sheltra Motorsports is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., with additional operations in Indiana and Florida. For more information, visit http://www.sheltramotorsports.com/.  

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