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Several bits of information have come out about Acura and their participation in the American Le Mans Series over the past two months so it's time to put two and two together and see if we can get to add up to seven. Acura jumped into the fray in the LMP2 class in 2007 and had a reasonably successful first season with the ARX-01. Back at the Detroit Auto Show in January when ALMS CEO Scott Atherton announced the series "Green Racing" initiative, American Honda EVP John Mendel was on hand and I a

Volkswagen has just announced an eight-race schedule for the 2008 running of the Jetta TDI cup. This will the first running of the new series where thirty amateur racers will take to the track in identically-prepared Jetta TDI sedans. Apart from suspension and braking upgrades and additional safety equipment, the cars will be largely stock. The races will taken place over seven weekends between April and October of this year. There will be two races run during the September weekend at New Jersey

For those aspiring racers interested in competing in the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI cup this year, you only have a few weeks left to register. VW has set a February 29 deadline for 16-26 year old drivers to sign up for the inaugural running of the series using identically-prepared diesel-powered sedans. Volkswagen will be reviewing the registrations and those that qualify will be invited out to Phoenix, AZ during the first weekend in April for a runoff. Of those who attend thirty drivers will be c