Volkswagen kicked off its Jetta TDI Cup race series a couple of weeks ago at VIRginia International Raceway with a close fought and exciting battle to the finish. This weekend they are heading north to another of the toughest tracks in North America at Mosport Park, north-east of Toronto. The Jettas will be racing as part of a program that includes the Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Canadian Touring Car Championship, among other races. This race will be something of a homecoming for the four drivers in the thirty driver lineup who hail from Canada. If you're in the area and interested in checking out some great racing head out to Mosport, you won't be sorry.
JETTA TDI CUP GOES INTERNATIONAL
30 Drivers to Race Clean Diesel Volkswagens in Canada
HERNDON, VA – The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup will make its international debut May 16-18, 2008 at Mosport International Raceway in the second race of this all-new series. After completing the inaugural race at VIRginia International Raceway in April, this next race promises to be an exciting one with drivers attempting to improve upon their initial experiences with their clean diesel Jetta TDI vehicles.
"Showcasing this series in Canada is exciting not only for the drivers, but also for Volkswagen," said Clark Campbell, motorsport manager, Volkswagen of America Inc. "Historically, Volkswagen has enjoyed a lot of success with our diesel products in Canada. We're confident that when Canadian race fans see the 30 clean diesel Jetta TDIs racing around Mosport, they'll appreciate just how far clean diesel technology has come."
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series is an innovative approach to motorsports – 30 factory-prepared and managed 2009 clean-diesel Jetta TDIs will be piloted by talented, up-and-coming drivers, aged 16 to 26. Volkswagen's goal is to find the driver with the most talent and help them break into the world of professional motorsports.
The Jetta TDI Cup series, the first all clean-diesel race series, is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing Inc. Sponsors for the race include: Aggreko, Athlete's Performance, Bondurant, Bosch, ful®, Holder, Hoopla, Kyosho, Oakley, Red Bull, UTI and ViOn.
Mark Pombo, winner of the inaugural Jetta TDI Cup race, will have his hands full racing four Canadian drivers that include: Andrew Cordeiro, a 24 year old driver from Woodbridge, Ontario; Chris Holman, a 20 year old driver from Burlington, Ontario; Adam Kretschmer, a 21 year old driver from Brampton, Ontario, and David Richert, a 25 year old driver from Niverville, Manitoba, Canada.