VW Jetta inaugural season air date announced

Inaugural Season Documentary of the Jetta TDI Cup to Air on SPEED Saturday HERNDON, Va. (Nov. 21, 2008) -- Relive the excitement of the inaugural season of the Jetta TDI Cup, as 30 young, ambitious drivers compete in clean diesel Volkswagen...

Inaugural Season Documentary of the Jetta TDI Cup to Air on SPEED Saturday

HERNDON, Va. (Nov. 21, 2008) -- Relive the excitement of the inaugural season of the Jetta TDI Cup, as 30 young, ambitious drivers compete in clean diesel Volkswagen Jettas for a chance to win $100,000 in the world's first green racing series.The documentary follows the personal stories of the drivers both on and off the track, from 16-year-old karting champ Liam Kenney to 26 year old Iraqi war veteran Mark Pombo, as they compete in an eight race series across the U.S. and Canada and learn the ins and outs of a professional race series.

"This program captures the excitement and heart of the Jetta TDI Cup Series," said Clark Campbell, Motorsport Manager, Volkswagen of America." The purpose of this series was two fold.First, promote clean diesel as a viable alternative fuel in the U.S. and to help shape the professional racing careers of 30 young, aspiring drivers.

"We encourage all race fans to check out the exciting first season of the Jetta TDI Cup Series, the inspiring stories of these talented young drivers and the advanced award winning technology of today's clean diesel.

The documentary, Racing Under Green, will air at 4:30 p.m. (EST), Saturday, Nov. 22nd, on the SPEED. A repeat airing can be viewed Sunday, Nov. 23rd, at 1:00 a.m. The program can also been watched via SPEED On Demand.For more information, visit www.vwmotorsportusa.com

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of American, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.Volkswagen sells the Eos, Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Tiguan and Touareg 2 through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program.Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.

SCCA Pro Racing

A wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a leading sanctioning body for motor sports events in the United States. A member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS), SCCA Pro Racing operates and sanctions the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships, the SCCA Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, as well as provides sanctioning and various operational services for other racing series. For more information, please visit www.sccapro.com.

-credit: scca/vw

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Series SCCA
Drivers Liam Kenney , Mark Pombo
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