Thursday 31st March 2011

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Local Racecar Driver to Be Featured in Discovery Channel Documentary

Jenna Wagner featured in Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Documentary “Rookies to Racers”

Bristol, VA. (March 30, 2011) – On Saturday April 2, 2011, episode 1 of the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series documentary “Rookies to Racers” will air on The Discovery Channel at 7:00 pm and will be replayed on Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 am.  The documentary will also air on The Science Channel on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 pm. “I’m really excited about being featured in “Rookies to Racers” and being featured on major network television,” said Wagner.  “I am looking forward to watching the documentary and reliving my 2010 season in the VW Jetta TDI Cup. This documentary is a tremendous opportunity to market myself and I hope that a lot of people tune in to watch. I had a great time interacting with the film crew and I know that they have put together a tremendous work of art.”

About Wagner
In 2005, Jenna Wagner first hit the track at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Virginia in their Racing 101 Program.   In 2006, she graduated and drove a Dodge Neon in the UCAR Division at Virginia’s Motor Mile Speedway. For the next two seasons, Wagner returned to her favorite track, Lonesome Pine, where she would compete in the MOD-4 Division in a Ford Thunderbird earning Rookie of the Year in 2008.  In 2009, Wagner moved to the Late Model Charger Division while finishing third in the Championship standings and once again earning Rookie of the Year honors. In 2010 Wagner competed in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series touring road courses throughout North America and Mexico. She hopes to secure a full time ride on the road courses for the 2011 season which will help her earn valuable seat time and mature as a racecar driver.  She plans to also compete in the Late Model Charger Division at Kingsport Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway.  Wagner hopes to one day compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

About “Rookies to Racers”
The documentary is based on the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series and follows the series’ 25 drivers from their first race at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia to their last race at Autodromo AMOZOC in Puebla, Mexico.

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