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David Jurca Wins Jetta TDI Cup Race International Debut

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, May 18 – David Jurca, 22, Federal Way, Wash., won the second round of the Jetta TDI Cup with a strong race at a cold and wet Mosport International Raceway. Hometown racer Chris Holman, 20, Burlington, Ontario came in second in his first race on the long course at Mosport, and rounding out the top three was Jimmy Underhill, 21, Denver, Co.

“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.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently announced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard equipment on all its 2009 vehicles. As a result, Volkswagen is one of the only original equipment manufacturers to offer an electronic stability control system on their entire product line – ahead of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) deadline requiring vehicles in the 2012 model year to include stability control systems. Volkswagen’s ESP technology works in conjunction with anti-lock brakes and helps reduce loss of control and rollovers to avoid crashes. NHTSA predicts nearly 10,000 lives could be saved each year if automakers included stability systems as standard equipment.

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