Volkswagen’s “Racing Under Green” premieres in primetime January 19

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With a new year comes new beginnings for the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series, which is heading into its third season. Kicking off the year is the primetime premiere of the 2009 season documentary, “Racing Under Green” on Planet Green, January 19 at 9 pm ET.

The 60-minute documentary takes an inside look at all of the elements that make the series unique. During the season, a broadcast crew followed the series’ 25 drivers and key leadership on track and off to capture the personalities behind the wheel of the equally-prepared Jetta TDI Cup racecars. The documentary was shot in high definition and also explores the environmentally-friendly aspects of the series, from biodiesel blends used to power the cars on the racetrack to the series’ support of The documentary will air at various times on Discovery Communications’ Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Planet Green, and HD Theater from January 18-30. For more information, visit

An extended trailer for the documentary is available for viewing at:


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