SCCA Jetta TDI

WomenInRacing has compiled the following information on the SCCA Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup for 2010.

Volkswagen Announces 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Schedule
About Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
Additional Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Broadcast Dates Released
Media Contact

About Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup


The SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was launched in 2008 as way to introduce clean diesel technology to the U.S. market and develop the best of motorsport’s up-and-coming talent. During the season, young, up and coming drivers (between ages 16-26) compete on road courses around North America in identical factory-prepared clean diesel Jetta TDI’s. Each driver competing in the series earns a Pro Racing license from SCCA at the conclusion of the season. In addition to more than $50,000 in prize money at stake during the season, the series champion receives Volkswagen factory career advancement support with a value up to $100,000.

The Jetta TDI Cup car is powered by a 2.0-liter, 170 hp, four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine mated to a six-speed, double-clutch, automatic DSG transmission. The car is only slightly modified from stock with Pirelli racing tires, race suspension and brake components, drivers racing safety seat, FIA roll cage and an on-board fire extinguisher system. Series sponsors include: Pirelli, Bosch, ViON, Castrol, Oakley, Red Bull, HYPERFUELS, Aggreko, defNder, Lamin-X, Meguiar’s, Sherwin-Williams, Chicagoland VW, Safety-Kleen, Ringer Gloves, Jim Russell Racing School and Trellis Earth.

Follow the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series action on: www.vwmotorsportusa.com
www.tditruthanddare.com
Volkswagen Online Newsroom: media.vw.com

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Volkswagen Announces 2010 Jetta TDI Cup Schedule


With the second successful season of the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup in the rearview mirror, series officials have begun making preparations for the 2010 season. Today, Volkswagen announced the 10-race schedule for next year, which includes six circuits from the 2009 schedule and the series’ first visit to Mexico.

The 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup schedule includes:

Rounds 1 & 2 - April 23-25 - VIRginia International Raceway (Alton, VA)* Round 3 - May 8-9 - New Jersey Motorsports Park (Millville, NJ)
Round 4 - June 5-6 - Miller Motorsports Park (Tooele, UT)
Round 5 - June 18-20 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Lexington, OH)
Round 6 - July 30-August 1 - Autobahn Country Club (Joliet, IL)
Rounds 7 & 8 - August 20-22 - Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI)*
Rounds 9 & 10 - September/October TBD - Mexico TBD
** - Indicates double-race weekends

“In building the 2010 schedule, we have been able to achieve a great mix of historic tracks and newer facilities in excellent geographic markets in North America,” said Clark Campbell, motorsport manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “During the first two seasons of our series, we have clearly demonstrated the benefits of Volkswagen’s clean diesel TDI technology, and we’re looking forward to an exciting 2010 season.”

Volkswagen is currently accepting driver applications for the 2010 season at www.vwmotorsportusa.com. Potential driver candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 26 as of January 1, 2010 and hold a passport from the U.S., Canada or Mexico. In addition, drivers entering the series for the first time must not have competed in any professional racing series regardless of location. Applicants must submit their application along with a season entry fee of $45,000 by December 11, 2009 in order to be considered as a candidate. The entry fee will be fully refunded to those not chosen as a 2010 series driver.

From the driver applications, up to 125 candidates will be selected to attend the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup final driver selection event that will be held February 7-9 in Las Vegas. The event will determine the 25-driver lineup for the 2010 season. The final driver selection event includes three days of professional driving instruction, autocross competition, track time in a Jetta TDI Cup car, physical fitness training, a sponsorship development workshop, marketing and media training, and Volkswagen brand familiarization.

Additional Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Broadcast Dates Released


Beginning January 18, the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup documentary, “Racing Under Green” will begin airing on the Discovery Communications networks. Additionally, broadcast dates and times for the remainder of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race season on SPEED have been set.

“Racing Under Green,” a one-hour documentary film about the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season will air multiple times across Discovery Communications networks. A preview of the documentary is already available online, as Volkswagen has released the long-form trailer on YouTube. To view the trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHaIVGou8U.

2009 “Racing Under Green” Documentary Film Broadcast Schedule

(All times Eastern, check local listings for channel information)

January 18th @ 2 a.m. on Discovery Channel (Premiere)
January 19th @ 9 p.m. on Planet Green
January 22nd @ 7 a.m. on Science Channel
January 24th @ 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. on HD Theater
January 25th @ 6 p.m. on HD Theater
January 29th @ 3 p.m. and 5 a.m. on HD Theater
January 30th @ 8 a.m. on HD Theater

Race coverage of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season has already been airing on SPEED TV. Three more broadcasts are now scheduled for the coming weeks (all times Eastern, check local listings for channel information):

December 20th @ 5:30 p.m. – Race #7, Mosport International Raceway
January 3rd @ 6 p.m. – Race #8 & #9, New Jersey Motorsports Park
January 3rd @ 6:30 p.m. – Race #10, Road Atlanta

MEDIA CONTACT:
Adam Hoover
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Public Relations Manager
Office: (440) 540-4670 / Mobile: (440) 258-2462
eMail

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