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The second Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race went into the books today with David Jurca taking the checkered flag at the Mosport track near Bowmanville, Ont. For the second straight race, Josh Hurley started from the number 1 position on the grid but failed to capitalize in the race. This time around he finished fifth in the thirty-minute race. This time around the weather wasn't as good as the first race at VIRginia International Raceway with intermittent rain causing issues for the drivers running on slick tires. Of the four Canadian drivers in the field, Chris Holman of Burlington Ontario had the best result, following Jurca home in second place. Unfortunately a coming together of cars in the first turn quickly brought out the yellow flag which lasted for almost half of the race leaving only 15 minutes of real racing. Hopefully, VW will succeed in getting other race organizers to extend the length of future races to 45 minutes allowing for more track time. Full results are after the jump.
Canadian Racers Holman and Richert Finish Second Round of the Clean Diesel Race at Mosport International Raceway
"Coming into this weekend I felt really confident with a strong showing in practice and qualifying," said David Jurca. "It was really difficult in the rain with slick tires but I just tried to keep it smart and stay out of trouble. I'd like to thank Redapt and Volkswagen for the opportunity and the support throughout the series."
The 30-minute sprint race went to yellow flag after the cars had problems on the first turn. After a lengthy yellow flag, the second half was run under intermittent drizzle which lead to problems on the course. Andrew Cordiero, 24, Woodbridge, ON. held a strong position throughout the race but in the end was one of several drivers to succumb to the wet track conditions. David Richert, Niverville, MB, completed the full race crossing the finish line at 18.
Complete Jetta TDI Cup race results are listed below with finishing position, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown and laps completed.
1, (5), David Jurca, Federal Way, Wash., 11
2, (31), Chris Holman, Burlington, Ontario, 11, -2.362
3, (18), Jimmy Underhill, Denver, Co., 11, -4.707
4, (23), Wyatt Dallenbach, San Antonio, Texas, 11, -6.340
5, (11), Josh Hurley, Cooper City, Fl., 11, -6.891
6, (39), Caleb Kenney, Berkeley, Calif., 11, -9.167
7, (6), Andy Lee, Colorado Springs, Co., 11, -10.936
8, (20), Mark Pombo, Duluth, Ga., 11, -12.229
9, (36), Michael DeNino, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 11, -12.585
10, (35), Liam Kenney, Sterling, Va., 11, -14.097
11, (12), Nick Mancuso, Mettawa, Il., 11, -18.021
12, (25), Adam Love, Normal, Il., 11, -18.261
13, (38), Gary Williams Jr., Dana Point, Calif., 11, -23.579
14, (17), Timmy Megenbier, Melrose Park, Il., 11, -24.369
15, (24), Chris Kuenning, Grand Rapids, Mich., 11, -25.587
16, (40), Jake Dallenbach, San Antonio, Texas, 11, -26.877
17, (29), John Shim, Starkville, Mo., 11, -27.540
18, (14), David Richert, Niverville, MB., 11, -33.749
19, (41), Taylor Broekemeier, Fort Collins, Colo., 11, -34.155
20, (22), James Kirkham, Beaverton, Ore., 11, -59.657
21, (16), Chad Brassfield, Phoenix, Ariz., 11, -1:17.842
22, (4), Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle, Puebla, MX, 10, -1 lap
23, (26), Andrew Cordeiro, Woodbridge, ON, 9, -2 laps
24, (42), Derek Jones, Philadelphia, Penn., 9, -2 laps
25, (2) Adam Crepin, St. Louis, Mo., 8, -3 laps
26, (33), Evan Pflock, Redondo Beach, Calif., 8, -3 laps
27, (37), Chris Castagna, Boston, Mass., DNF
28, (15), Ryan Buetzer, Long Beach, Calif., DNF
29. (32), Adam Kretschmer, Brampton, ON, DNF
The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series is an innovative approach to motorsports – 29 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, RedBull, UTI and ViOn.
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