Beginning January 18, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup documentary, “Racing
Under Green” will begin airing on the Discovery Communications
networks. Today, Volkswagen released the long-form documentary trailer
on Youtube. To view the trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHaIVGou8U.
In addition, the broadcast days, times and channels have been released.
The one-hour documentary film will air multiple times across Discovery
2009 “Racing Under Green” Documentary Film.
(All times Eastern, check local listings for channel information).
January 18th, @ 2 AM on DISCOVERY CHANNEL - Premiere
January 19th, @ 9 PM on PLANET GREEN
January 22nd, @ 7 AM on SCIENCE CHANNEL
January 24th, @ 10 PM and 1 AM on HD THEATER
January 25th, @ 6 PM on HD THEATER
January 29th, @ 3 PM and 5 AM on HD THEATER
January 30th, @ 8 AM on HD THEATER
In addition, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race broadcasts have been airing
on Speed-TV. There are three more broadcasts in the coming weeks:
Speed-TV broadcasts of the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup races
(All times Eastern, check local listings for channel information)
December 20, @ 5:30 PM - Mosport International Raceway - Race #7
January 3rd, @ 6 PM - New Jersey Motorsports Park - Race # 8 and Race #9
January 3rd, @ 6:30 PM – Road Atlanta - Race #10
About Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
The SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was launched in 2008 as
way to introduce clean diesel technology to the U.S. market and develop
the best of motorsport’s up-and-coming talent. During the season,
young, up and coming drivers (between ages 16-26) compete on road
courses around North America in identical factory-prepared clean diesel
Jetta TDI’s. Each driver competing in the series earns a Pro Racing
license from SCCA at the conclusion of the season. In addition to more
than $50,000 in prize money at stake during the season, the series
champion receives Volkswagen factory career advancement support with a
value up to $100,000.
The Jetta TDI Cup car is powered by a 2.0-liter, 170 hp, four-cylinder
TDI clean diesel engine mated to a six-speed, double-clutch, automatic
DSG transmission. The car is only slightly modified from stock with
Pirelli racing tires, race suspension and brake components, drivers
racing safety seat, FIA roll cage and an on-board fire extinguisher
system. Series sponsors include: Pirelli, Bosch, ViON, Castrol, Oakley,
Red Bull, HYPERFUELS, Aggreko, defNder, Lamin-X, Meguiar’s,
Sherwin-Williams, Chicagoland VW, Safety-Kleen, Ringer Gloves, Jim
Russell Racing School and Trellis Earth.
Follow the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series action on:
Volkswagen Online Newsroom: media.vw.com
Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in
Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered
in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest
producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen
sells the Golf, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta
SportWagen, Eos, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan
through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009
Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization
Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new
vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of
America online at vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.