This past Saturday, September 12th, Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ hosted the Jetta TDI Cup Series. This race offers the opportunity to young, up and coming drivers (ages 16-26) a chance to compete in ten events on eight courses around North America (Virginia, Utah, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Canada, New Jersey, Georgia). This series offers each competing driver the opportunity to earn a Pro Racing license from the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and at the end of the season, the series champion win $100,000.
Being the first to introduce clean diesel technology on the race track, Volkswagen also announced it will be using B5 biodiesel to power its race cars and transport vehicles and generators during the 2009 Jetta TDI series. These vehicles are so efficient that during the 2009 season, the Jetta TDI Cup cars will only consume approximately two tanks of B5 biodiesel during the race reducing carbon emission by over 2,500 pounds as a result of the new fuel, making this racing series green from beginning to end.
Along with its success on the racetrack, off the course, Volkswagen has taken the necessary steps to become the leader in providing diesel powered vehicles right here in the United States by developing a clean diesel technology present in both the Touareg TDI and Jetta TDI.
Volkswagen has taken drastic steps to make environmentally friendly vehicles and supporting organizations such as Carbonfund.org making a concerted effort to reduce the carbon footprint through reforestation efforts.
Our current environmental state calls for action and it begins with us. So why not make that conscience effort to use less and conserve more.