Saturday, March 22, 2008
Race Car Driver Milka Duno to Make Movie Debut in Speed Racer
Venezula's first lady of MotorSport is more than just a pretty face. Talent, beauty and brains are an unbeatable combination to find in a woman. When the woman is one of the top race car drivers in the world and possesses all three it's a sure bet that eventually Hollywood will come calling. Second-year IndyCar driver Milka Duno never aspired to a movie career, but she has enough of one now for her to need a dress for the April 26 premiere of the Wachowski Brothers' Speed Racer. The film will be big box office when it opens across the country on May 9th. Duno, a 35-year-old former sports car racer who is scheduled to undertake 11 races this season, has a role as Kellie 'Gearbox' Kalinkov, whom she describes in her accent as a 'Roo-ssian race car driver, very eccentric and aggressive.'' Of course, her first rate driving style made her particularly qualified for the role. She participated in seven starts last season, with her only official retirement by 'accident' came in the Indianapolis 500.