Milka may be done-o

Posted by Iannucci | 7/20/2007 | 5 comments »
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From AutoWeek:

IndyCar rookie Milka Duno might not be long for the series, as Indy Racing League officials review her progress.

SAMAX driver Duno qualified last in four of her five races. She crashed in a test at Nashville on the day before the event’s start. Brian Barnhart, the IRL’s competition boss, met with league driving consultants Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser and Rick Mears at Nashville. Barnhart intends to meet with SAMAX officials before Duno’s next scheduled race, Aug. 5 at Michigan International Speedway.
...dum dum dum, dum dee-dum, dum dee-dum...

UPDATE: Our buddy Bill points out that on Saturday morning Curt Cavin reported "IRL officials have cleared rookie Milka Duno to continue participating. She is not in this weekend's field but has four more races left this season." Looks like Ryan Hunter-Reay will have to be that much better if he hopes to win Bombardier Rookie of the Year.

5 comments

  1. MoneyCJ // July 20, 2007 12:28 PM  

    Please send her ass back to Venezuela. Please.

  2. bbovenguy // July 20, 2007 1:18 PM  

    Well, now that Bobby Rahal has Ryan Hunter-Reay driving for him, the IRL has another Rookie of the Year candidate.

  3. Joe // July 20, 2007 1:30 PM  

    She never should have had a license in the first place.

    IMO, of course.

  4. Jahuti Rhys // July 20, 2007 4:37 PM  

    I agree, Joe. No open wheel experience and no oval experience. It seems odd that she wasn't allowed to run a road course, since she does have experience there.
    Yep, down to the support series, or choose another hobby for her.

  5. Dale Nixon & Ms. Kitty Killy // July 20, 2007 5:21 PM  

    I think the running road courses vs. ovals thing has more to do with the fact the cars need a separate road course package (venting, brakes, etc.)

    MoneyCJ - you can take solace in the fact that her crash damage total at the current exchange rate is putting a serious hurtin' on the Venezuelan economy.

    And that Fidel might die soon...viva!