Duno is a go

Posted by Iannucci | 4/26/2007 | 6 comments »
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It wasn't only the month gap since Milka Duno announced she and SAMAX Motorsport would enter the IndyCar Series that had the veteran sports car racer on edge. Travel problems and rain at Kansas Speedway on April 25 postponed her much-anticipated rookie test.

Finally, the team found a window in the overcast skies and Duno passed the speed-phase test for her Indy Racing League license. IndyCar Series technical director Kevin Blanch observed the activity on the tri-oval banked in the corners at 15 degrees.

She will be allowed to participate in on-track activity during the Kansas Lottery Indy 300 race weekend. Duno and 20 other competitors will participate in the first (split) practice session beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) April 28. (MORE)
Note that in a shocking coincidence, Duno was featured in a large story in USAToday today.


  1. pressdog // April 27, 2007 8:32 AM  

    Jeff has spotted a black helicopter!

  2. MoneyCJ // April 27, 2007 1:08 PM  

    Still extremely uncomfortable with a Citgo presence in the IRL...rather infuriating.

  3. pressdog // April 27, 2007 2:45 PM  

    Why, I hear Hugo is a snappy dresser. Don't let his calls for America to Burn in Hell get ya down.

  4. Johnny // April 27, 2007 3:00 PM  

    Just praying we don't have another Paul Dana situation here. Seriously.

  5. Kitty Killy & Dale Nixon // April 28, 2007 5:06 AM  

    Hmmm, no mention of her husband who is Chavez's buddy and the source of the funding...

  6. Jahuti Rhys // April 28, 2007 11:42 AM  

    I should think that they want to keep the details low-key, unsavory as they seem to be...
    On the up-side, Marty Roth has somebody he can beat, and Sarah Fisher won't be dead last among those still running at the end.