Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series powers ahead on biodiesel blends

By | August 19, 2009
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup racing series had just passed the half way point at press time, when race organizers, drivers, and fans alike acclaimed this biodiesel-powered "green racing" series an utter success.

Volkswagen of America named Hyperfuels, a division of NBB member company Gulf Hydrocarbon Partners, as the Official Fuel Sponsor for the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race series. The Volkswagen Motorsports team is using biodiesel blends to power the entire 2009 Jetta TDI Cup racing series, from the race cars running on Hyperfuels' Syndiesel B5 biodiesel blend to the transport trucks and generators running on up to B20 blends. As a result, by the end of the season the overall carbon emissions produced by the series will be reduced by more than 40,000 pounds.

Clark Campbell, Motorsport Manager for Volkswagen of America Inc., said, "The Syndiesel B5 biodiesel blend has proven itself to be a powerful, high-performance fuel, and our drivers have responded favorably to it." Many of those drivers, including the current championship points leader Timmy Megenbier, stated they are experiencing noticeably better torque, better fuel economy and better overall response from the Syndiesel B5 blend compared to the regular ultra low sulfur diesel fuel they ran on last season.

The National Biodiesel Board and Hyperfuels have been highly involved with the 2009 VW Jetta TDI Cup season thus far, having conducted biodiesel training sessions for all of the racecar drivers, mechanics and transport teams, dealers, public relations staff and VW corporate trainers. Hyperfuels and NBB have also been featured in numerous Jetta TDI Cup race broadcasts and media materials.
Stay tuned to the action for the remainder of the season by visiting VW Motorsports or www.media.vw.com.
 
 
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