2009 marks the second season of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup.
The Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing division sanctioned the series.
The series is limited to thirty drivers aged 16 to 26.
Volkswagen is distributing $250,000 in prize money, with the Jetta TDI Cup champion awarded $100,000 to advance their racing career.
Identically prepared Volkswagen Jetta TDI is raced by the competitors. The Jetta uses a four-cylinder 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel engine, which runs on Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel. The power is transferred through a six-speed, double-clutch automatic DSG transmission. The package produces 170-horsepower with 258 ft-lbs of torque.
The cars are fitted 240/640-18” Pirelli racing tires mounted on 8.5 X 18” alloy rims. Stopping the Volkswagen are four-piston calipers with 14” diameter rotors on the front and on the rear single-piston calipers with 10” diameter rotors. A Recaro racing seat, driver-side window safety net, six-point racing harness, FIA roll cage and an FIA-approved on-board fire extinguisher system are installed for safety. The Jetta has a curb weight of 2,844-pounds.
The ten-race season begins at the end of April at Virginia International and ends in September at Road Atlanta. The weekends at Virginia and New Jersey Motorsports Park will be doubleheaders.
Round seven of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was held at Mosport International Raceway. Drivers would compete in a thirty-minute contest around the ten-turn 2.459-mile road course.
|The start of round seven for the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup at Mosport International Raceway. At the front of the twenty-six car field is the pole-sitter, Mark Pombo, in the No. 20 Genuine Parts and Accessories VW Jetta TDI. Behind Pombo is the other front-row qualifier, Jake Thompson, driving the No. 19 Bosch VW Jetta TDI. Next to Thompson is the No. 27 Castrol Syntec VW Jetta TDI of Andy Lee.|
|The pole-sitter for round seven was Mark Pombo driving the No. 20 Genuine Parts and Accessories VW Jetta TDI. Pombo had been the fastest all weekend. By the race's halfway point, he had opened a twelve-second gap. However, Timmy Megenbier and Andrew Cordeiro cut into his lead as the track dried. Pombo held on for his first victory of the season and second of the series. He moved to fourth in the standings.|
|The championship leader entering Mosport was Timmy Megenbier. Megenbier put the No. 17 Chicagoland VW / Caputo VW Jetta TDI fourth on the starting grid. He was in contention from the beginning of the race and was embroiled in a battle for second with Andrew Cordeiro. During the contest, the pair caught the eventual winner Mark Pombo, but Megenbier could do no better than a second-place finish.|
|This was the second season of the series for local racer Andrew Cordeiro, who drove the No. 26 Hitachi VION VW Jetta TDI. At this event last year, Cordeiro started sixth and finished twenty-third. During the qualifying session, he recorded the ninth fastest time. Cordeiro excelled in the race and fought the points leader, Timmy Megenbier, for second place. He would finish third and collect his first podium result.|
|Another driver returning to the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup was Andy Lee. Lee finished tenth in last season's championship, but a year of experience was paying off as he found himself second in the title chase after six rounds. Lee competed in the No. 27 Castrol Syntec VW Jetta TDI. He qualified third fastest for the event at Mosport. However, he was no match for the leaders and finished in the fourth position.|
|There were three Invitational drivers entered. Two were Canadian journalists. Local writer Jim Kenzie drove the No. 31 Virginia Tech VW Jetta TDI and finished twenty-fourth overall. Quebec's Marc Lachapelle piloted the No. 35 Preloved VW Jetta TDI and finished eighteenth. Maximilian Hacklander in the No. 21 Genuine Parts and Accessories VW Jetta TDI from the German ADAC Polo Cup was the quickest of the trio.|
|1||1||Mark Pombo||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|2||4||Timmy Megenbier||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|3||9||Andrew Cordeiro||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|4||3||Andy Lee||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|5||2||Jake Thompson||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|6||5||Joey Atterbury||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|7||7||Ryan Ellis||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|8||8||Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|9||10||Donny Warren||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|-||21||Maximilian Hacklander||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|10||6||JD Mobley||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|11||14||Andrew Novich||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|12||17||Nicky Boulle||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|13||11||Taylor Broekemeier||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|14||16||Derek Jones||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|15||12||Devin Cates||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|16||20||Juan Pablo Delgado||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|17||21||AJ Nealey||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|-||19||Marc Lachapelle||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|18||26||Perry Richardson||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|19||18||Kerstin Smutny||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|20||22||David Richert||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|21||23||Andrew Gun Tucker||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||17||-|
|-||24||Jim Kenze||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||16||-|
|22||15||Eric Morse||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||9||Wheel|
|23||25||Theresa Condict||Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup||-||Did Not Start|
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