From the intrepid Curt Cavin:
The Indy Racing League has put rookie driver Milka Duno on probation, forcing her to hone her skills elsewhere if she is to continue with the series.For a guy who two weeks ago was nowhere on the ICS radar, Ryan Hunter-Reay should be rather confident that he has just been handed the Bombardier Rookie of the Year award.
According to chief steward Brian Barnhart, probation means that "virtually everything she does will be scrutinized, with no mistakes (allowed)."
Barnhart instructed SAMAX Motorsport officials to have Duno begin testing with IRL veteran Tomas Enge to improve her skills racing with other cars. Duno will not compete in Saturday night's race at Kentucky Speedway.
And not to defend Duno, but isn't it ironic (don't ya think) that she's the only one who get any kind of probation after a race in which she was perhaps the least aggressive driver, going about 15 MPH slower than everyone. That said, this is looooong overdue.
As a side note: if you click on the "Curt Cavin" link you can read how AJ Foyt had to fight off a water moccasin while he was rescuing himself recently from his underwater bulldozer expedition. Somehow I think it was the snake that needed assistance from that confrontation.