VW Jetta: Lime Rock race notes

Chris Castagna Wins Jetta TDI Cup at Lime Rock Park LIME ROCK, Conn. -- Chris Castagna, 22, of South Boston, Mass., won his first race of the Jetta TDI Cup Saturday at Lime Rock Park, after maintaining a lead he acquired early on in the ...

Chris Castagna Wins Jetta TDI Cup at Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK, Conn. -- Chris Castagna, 22, of South Boston, Mass., won his first race of the Jetta TDI Cup Saturday at Lime Rock Park, after maintaining a lead he acquired early on in the 30-minute sprint. The race was a fierce competition from the beginning, with the 30 amateur drivers testing their skills on the recently re-paved mile and a half track. Finishing second was Mark Pombo, 25, of Duluth, Ga., followed by Josh Hurley, 23, of Cooper City, Fla.

"I was kind of disappointed in the first three races and am glad to finally pull the win out here at my home track," said Castagna. "I couldn't have done it without the support of Volkswagen, Bosch and New England Constables."

Famed local F1 driver Sam Posey offered instruction and track tips to the drivers throughout the weekend based on his many years of experience at this historic track.

"It's a great honor for us to have the Jetta TDI Cup come to Lime Rock. I don't think Lime Rock's ever seen anything like it with the tents and organization on this scale," said Posey. "It's great to see 30 young kids and the process of discovery they have to go through to be competitive here. It's very much in the spirit of Lime Rock, which is a track where a lot of people have learned how to drive. The drivers are all eager, very capable and have great cars at their disposal. I think it's fantastic."

The drivers will now look forward to the next race at Iowa Speedway, on September 20th, which will kick off the final three back-to-back weekends of racing, leading up to the finale at Road Atlanta the first weekend in October.

-credit: scca pro racing

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Series SCCA
Drivers Sam Posey , Mark Pombo , Chris Castagna , Josh Hurley