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09/28/08
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Megenbier & Williams Claim Pole Positions for Doubleheader in NJ
Shane Williams, of Capetown, South Africa, and Timmy Megenbier, of Melrose Park, Ill., have both claimed pole positions in the upcoming Jetta TDI Cup doubleheader to be held this Saturday and Sunday at New Jersey Motorsport Park. 

Williams is a guest driver for the weekend races and is from the ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup in Germany where he was the mid-season points leader, and Megenbier will be on the pole position for the first time this season.  Saturday’s race will take place at 11:20 a.m. and Sunday’s at 8:30 a.m.

“It was quite exciting.  I knew I did a fast time, but I didn’t really know where I was and when I found out I was on the pole position I was really happy,” said Williams.  “I’m very happy to be in America on the exchange program.  The experience with the cars and the people is really exciting for me.”

Williams is a participant in the Volkswagen student exchange program, a program established to link Volkswagen’s international one-make cups in China, Germany, Japan and the USA. It helps the drivers further their education by participating in foreign competitions, giving them the chance to take a look behind the scenes of other series and to prove their skills in completely unfamiliar circumstances.

“This morning’s driving in the rain was pretty decent, but I just couldn’t get it together for the first race qualifier,” said Megenbier.  “After Iowa I went over everything I did, and just went out there and pushed hard and kept it on the track, went deep and tried different lines, and I ended up qualifying on the pole.  I’m really excited.”

Both qualifying races were run in one day as part of the challenging schedule the 31 drivers face this weekend that includes back-to-back race days.  The mixture of rain in the morning and drier conditions in the afternoon helped prepare the drivers for any weather they may encounter on Saturday and Sunday.

Complete result information of the qualifying race listed below includes position, car number, driver, hometown, sponsor name and fastest lap time completed.

Qualifying Race 1 Results
1, (10), Shane Williams, Capetown S Africa, ful®, 1:41.711
2, (20), Mark Pombo, Duluth, Ga., ful®, 1:42.607
3, (38), Gary Williams_Jr., Dana Point, Calif., Bondurant, 1:42.726
4, (39), Caleb Kenney, Berkeley, Calif., Hoopla, 1:42.846
5, (37), Chris Castagna, Boston, Mass., Oakley, 1:42.918
6, (5), David Jurca, Federal Way, Wash., Red Bull, 1:42.958
7, (12), Nick Mancuso, Mettawa, Ill., Auto Logistics, 1:43.045
8, (31), Chris Holman, Burlington, Ontario, UTI, 1:43.046
9, (11), Josh Hurley(R), Cooper City, Fla., Athlete’s Performance, 1:43.075
10, (35), Liam Kenney, Sterling, Va., ViON, 1:43.268
11, (36), Michael DeNino, Gaithersburg, Md., Castrol, 1:43.320
12, (30), Chris Kuenning(R), Grand Rapids, Mich., Aggreko, 1:43.377
13, (41), Taylor Broekemeier(R), Fort Collins, Colo., Oakley, 1:43.383
14, (6), Andy Lee, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kyosho, 1:43.392
15, (4), Juan Pablo SierraLendle, Puebla, MX, Aggreko, 1:43.603
16, (18), Jimmy Underhill, Denver, Colo., Bosch, 1:43.623
17, (25), Adam Love(R), Normal, Ill., SCORE, 1:43.704
18, (33), Evan Pflock(R), Redondo Beach, Calif., Bosch, 1:43.706
19, (17), Timmy Megenbier, Melrose Park, Ill., SCCA, 1:43.715
20, (26), Andrew Cordeiro(R), Woodbridge Ont, Canada, $1300 Tax Credit, 1:43.761
21, (42), Derek Jones, Philadelphia, Pa., Bosch, 1:43.821
22, (29), John Shim(R), Starkville, Miss., VW Credit, 1:43.859
23, (23), Wyatt Dallenbach, San Antonio, Texas, SCORE, 1:43.988
24, (32), Adam Kretschmer(R), Brampton, Ontario, VW Credit, 1:44.013
25, (40), Jake Dallenbach, Charlotte, N.C., Select 1, 1:44.246
26, (14), David Richert(R), Niverville MB, Canada, ViON, 1:44.384
27, (16), Chad Brassfield(R), Phoenix, Ariz., Kyosho, 1:44.684
28, (8), David Heinz(R), Pittsburgh, Pa., Pre Loved, 1:44.775
29, (15), Ryan Buetzer, Long Beach, Calif., Hoopla, 1:44.937
30, (2), Adam Crepin(R), St. Louis, Mo., SCCA, 1:45.408
31, (24), Noah Arundel, Tonka Bay, Minn., VW P&A, 1:46.542

Qualifying Race 2 Results
1, (17), Timmy Megenbier, Melrose Park, Ill., SCCA, 1:32.275
2, (35), Liam Kenney, Sterling, Va., ViON, 1:32.404
3, (11), Josh Hurley(R), Cooper City, Fla., Athlete’s Performance, 1:32.467
4, (10), Shane Williams, Capetown S Africa, ful®, 1:32.563
5, (18), Jimmy Underhill, Denver, Colo., Bosch, 1:32.653
6, (42), Derek Jones, Philadelphia, Pa., Bosch, 1:32.861
7, (30), Chris Kuenning(R), Grand Rapids, Mich., Aggreko, 1:32.892
8, (37), Chris Castagna, Boston, Mass., Oakely, 1:32.996
9, (31), Chris Holman, Burlington, Ontario, UTI, 1:33.012
10, (4), Juan Pablo SierraLendle, Puebla, MX, Aggreko, 1:33.054
11, (41), Taylor Broekemeier(R), Fort Collins, Colo., Oakley, 1:33.224
12, (6), Andy Lee, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kyosho, 1:33.229
13, (39), Caleb Kenney, Berkeley, Calif., Hoopla, 1:33.242
14, (32), Adam Kretschmer(R), Brampton, Ontario, VW Credit, 1:33.277
15, (5), David Jurca, Federal Way, Wash., Red Bull, 1:33.281
16, (38), Gary Williams_Jr., Dana Point, Calif., Bondurant, 1:33.335
17, (40), Jake Dallenbach, San Antonio, Texas, Select 1, 1:33.376
18, (36), Michael DeNino, Gaithersburg, Md., Castrol, 1:33.401
19, (12), Nick Mancuso, Mettawa, Ill., Auto Logistics, 1:33.412
20, (25), Adam Love(R), Normal, Ill., SCORE, 1:33.549
21, (14), David Richert(R), Niverville MB, Canada, ViON, 1:33.559
22, (29), John Shim(R), Starkville, Miss., VW Credit, 1:33.740
23, (20), Mark Pombo, Duluth, Ga., ful®, 1:33.787
24, (23), Wyatt Dallenbach, San Antonio, Texas, SCORE, 1:33.872
25, (33), Evan Pflock(R), Redondo Beach, Calif., DC United, 1:33.909
26, (16), Chad Brassfield(R), Phoenix, Ariz., Kyosho, 1:33.912
27, (2), Adam Crepin(R), St. Louis, Mo., SCCA, 1:33.953
28, (26), Andrew Cordeiro(R), Woodbridge Ont, Canada, $1300 Tax Credit, 1:34.432
29, (24), Noah Arundel, Tonka Bay, Minn., VW P&A, 1:35.428
30, (15), Ryan Buetzer, Long Beach, Calif., Hoopla, 1:36.315
31, (8), David Heinz(R), Pittsburgh, Pa., Pre Loved, 1:36.399

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series is an innovative approach to motorsports – 30 factory-prepared and managed 2009 clean-diesel Jetta TDIs will be piloted by talented, up-and-coming drivers, aged 16 to 26. Volkswagen’s goal is to find the driver with the most talent and help them break into the world of professional motorsports. The Jetta TDI Cup series, the first all clean-diesel race series, is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing Inc. Sponsors for the race include: Aggreko, Athlete’s Performance, Bondurant, Bosch, ful®, Holder, Hoopla, Ironclad, Kyosho, Oakley, RedBull, UTI and ViON.

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