Beginning Jan. 18, the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup documentary, "Racing Under Green" will begin airing on the Discovery Communications networks. Additionally, broadcast dates and times for the remainder of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race season on SPEED have been set.
"Racing Under Green," a one-hour documentary film about the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season will air multiple times across Discovery Communications networks. A preview of the documentary is already available online, as Volkswagen has released the long-form trailer on YouTube. To view the trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnHaIVGou8U
. 2009 "Racing Under Green" Documentary Film Broadcast Schedule (All times Eastern, check local listings for channel information)
Jan. 18 @ 2 a.m. on Discovery Channel (Premiere)
Jan. 19 @ 9 p.m. on Planet Green
Jan. 22 @ 7 a.m. on Science Channel
Jan. 24 @ 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. on HD Theater
Jan. 25 @ 6 p.m. on HD Theater
Jan. 29 @ 3 p.m. and 5 a.m. on HD Theater
Jan. 30 @ 8 a.m. on HD Theater
Race coverage of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season has already been airing on SPEED TV. Three more broadcasts are now scheduled for the coming weeks (all times Eastern, check local listings for channel information):
Dec. 20 @ 5:30 p.m. - Race #7, Mosport International Raceway
Jan. 3 @ 6 p.m. - Race #8 & #9, New Jersey Motorsports Park
Jan. 3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Race #10, Road Atlanta
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 (ages 16 to 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 6-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:www.vwmotorsportusa.comwww.tditruthanddare.com
Volkswagen Online Newsroom: media.vw.com