B5 will be the official fuel for Volkswagen's Jetta TDI cup season. As 30 drivers compete in ten events on eight road courses around North America they will showcase biodiesel's potential both on the race track and off. HYPERFUELS (whose parent company is NBB member Gulf Hydrocarbon) has been selected as the official fuel sponsor. The collaboration, and biodiesel's prominent role in the series, was made possible through NBB's OEM outreach efforts.
"We are extremely pleased to have HYPERFUELS as a partner with the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series in 2009," said Clark Campbell, Motorsport Manager of Volkswagen of America, Inc. "The addition of SynDiesel B5 diesel fuel in the Jetta TDI Cup race cars further demonstrates the feasibility of biodiesel as an alternative fuel source for American consumers, and supports the clean and green racing of the Jetta TDI Cup series."
Several NBB board members were on hand at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA as driver candidates competed for the series positions. Starting next month the series will make stops in Salt Lake City, Lexington, OH, Chicago, Elkhart Lake, WI, Ontario, Milville, NJ and Braselton, GA.
"During the 2009 season, our drivers will compete on some of the most storied and challenging road courses in North America," said Kyle Novak, Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup SCCA Program Manager.
And now those drivers are powered by renewable biodiesel.
The Jetta TDI Cup, touted as the first green racing series, is in its second year celebrating Volkswagen's clean diesel technology.
From The Biodiesel Bulletin March 2009 - A montly publication of the National Biodiesel Board