CONCORD, N.C. – Milka Duno is gearing up for her first full season ARCA Racing Series behind the wheel of Venturini Motorsports No.35 entry.
With continuing sponsorship support from CANTV, Milka Way and Seguros Altamira, Duno will make her team debut on Feb. 16 at the Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Duno, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, has gained international fame for her efforts both on and off the track. Widely noted for becoming the first-ever Hispanic female driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500 in its 101-year history, Duno has achieved 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 (second-place) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 51-year history of the race.
“Milka possess a strong desire to succeed in the series and is expected to fit in well with our team and compete at a high level,” said Billy Venturini, Director of Competition for VMS.
In partial season competition in 2012, Duno earned her first top-10 finish in the ARCA Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park. She also earned two CGS Imaging “Hard Charger” awards – at NJMP and at Salem Speedway.
“I’m really looking forward to my first full ARCA Series season and to team with Venturini Motorsports is a fantastic opportunity,” said Duno. “I can’t wait to get to Daytona and hit the track with the Venturini crew in the No. 35 Toyota.”