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2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition hits dealers, joins CC R-Line and New Beetle Red Rock

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Volkswagen announces 2010 Jetta TDI Cup driver lineup

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup is coming back for its third season starting in April and the automaker spent several days last week evaluating young drivers before selecting 25 to take the wheel this year. Of the 25 drivers that will compete, 16 are new to the series and nine have participated in previous outings. As it has in the first two seasons, the opening round will be at VIRginia Inte

Discovery to air Jetta TDI Cup documentary "Racing Under Green" Jan. 18

Last weekend, Speed TV began airing the 2009 season of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup on Saturdays and that will continue through the month of December. Those broadcasts however, only show the on-track action from green flag to checker. In motorsports, there is just as much action behind the scenes as there is during the competition and, com

VW Jetta TDI Cup season opener to feature three guest drivers

When the second season of Volkswagen's Jetta TDI Cup kicks off next week at VIRginia International Raceway, three guest drivers will join the 30 regulars on the track. Former NASCAR driver Ward Burton's son Jeb will be driving one of the 170 hp diesel powered Jettas along with MSNBC's Dan Carney. The third guest is free-skier Simon Dumont, who has won multiple gold medals in the X-games for his aerial antics. Hopefully, Dumont w

Inaugural VW Jetta TDI cup season half-way home

Volkswagen is now halfway through the first season of its new Jetta TDI cup series and so far it's apparently been a big success. We attended the first race at VIRginia International Raceway back in late April and the racing was great fun to watch. Four different drivers have won the first four races and David Jurca holds a slim lead in the series points championship, ahead of Josh Hurley a

Hyper-miling couple going for trans-continental mileage record

We've written about the exploits of Helen and John Taylor on several previous occasions. The pair like to get into cars and see how far they can drive between fill-ups. Their most recent adventure took them around Australia in a Peugeot 308 with an average of 75.6 mpg (U.S.). Today, they are setting off from Chantilly, VA on trek intended to carry them through all 48 contiguous st

VW Jetta TDI Cup racers averaging 25 mpg in racing conditions

The activity going here at VIRginia International Raceway this weekend definitely does not qualify as hyper-miling. In fact it is anything but. The thirty young racers competing in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI cup are hustling their cars around this beautiful 3.27 mile long circuit as fast as they can. But they are still doing it in a relatively thrifty manner. The racing Jettas are putting out 170hp which is enough to average over 87mph here. While most race cars get mileage in the single digits an