Thursday, February 26, 2009

Interested in Sponsorship?

Richardson Racing has put together a presentation on the benefits of a sponsorship of Perry this upcoming year on the TDI Circuit!

If you or someone you know is interested, please follow this link to view the power point:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Driver Announcement Media Release!

30 drivers set to compete for the series championship beginning April 24

HERNDON, Va. (Feb. 10, 2009) – Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the names of the 30 drivers who will compete in its 2009 Jetta TDI Cup season. The Volkswagen-operated spec series, which is entering its second season, will take the green flag on its SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned events on April 24 at Virginia International Raceway.

Drivers selected to compete in the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup include:
Joey Atterbury – Renton, WA Andy Lee – Maricopa, AZ
Nicky Boulle – Dallas, TX Timmy Megenbier – Melrose Park, IL
Taylor Broekemeier – Fort Collins, CO JD Mobley – Castle Rock, CO
Nelson Canache – Norcross, GA Eric Morse – Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher Castagna – Boston, MA AJ Nealey – Pasadena, MD
Devin Cates – Broad Run, VA Evan Pflock – Redondo Beach, CA
Theresa Condict – Lexington, MA Mark Pombo – Duluth, GA
Andrew Cordeiro – Woodbridge, ON Perry Richardson – Los Gatos, CA
Michael DeNino – Gaithersburg, MD David Richert – Winnipeg, MB
Ryan Ellis – Ashburn, VA Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle – Puebla, Mexico
David Heinz – Bethel Park, PA Kerstin Smutny – Bothell, WA
Chris Holman – Burlington, ON Jake Thompson – Vancouver, BC
Derek Jones – Philadelphia, PA Rhett Tucker – Cumming, GA, Caleb Kenney – Berkeley, CA Donny Warren – Winchester, VA, Adam Kretschmer – Brampton, ON Kyle Wharff – Miramar, FL

Last week, Volkswagen welcomed driver candidates to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA for four days of extensive evaluation. Drivers were tested on and off the track to determine skill level, potential and overall ability. After various driving, media readiness and physical fitness assessments were conducted, the series’ 30 participants were selected.
“We’re definitely looking forward to our second season with the Jetta TDI Cup,” said Clark Campbell, Motorsport Manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc.. “The response from the racing community to our program has been fantastic, and I think that is evident by the pool of high-quality drivers that we had to choose from. We’re proud to be welcoming back 15 competitors who competed in the series last year, and we’re looking forward to aiding in the development of 15 new drivers.” added Campbell. During the Jetta TDI Cup season, drivers will compete in ten events on eight road courses around North America in identical factory-prepared and maintained Jetta TDI’s powered by clean diesel. The series Champion will win $100,000. In addition, each driver who competes in the series will earn a Pro Racing license from SCCA at the conclusion of the season.
The Jetta TDI Cup car is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine with six-speed, double-clutch, automatic DSG transmission. The car is only slightly modified from stock with race suspension and brakes.

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Schedule
Round 1 & 2 April 24 - 26 VIRginia International Raceway Grand-Am
Alton, VA
Round 3 May 15 - 17 Miller Motorsports Park ALMS
Salt Lake City, UT
Round 4 June 19 - 21 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Grand-Am
Lexington, OH
Round 5 July 24 - 26 Autobahn Country Club Atlantics
Chicago, IL
Round 6 Aug. 14 - 16 Road America ALMS
Elkhart Lake, WI
Round 7 Aug. 28 - 30 Mosport International Raceway ALMS
Mosport, ON (Canada)
Round 8 & 9 Sept. 11 - 13 New Jersey Motorsports Park ARCA
Millville, NJ
Round 10 Sept. 25 - 27 Road Atlanta ALMS
Braselton, GA

Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Tiguan and Touareg 2 through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more.

SCCA Pro Racing
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a leading sanctioning body for motorsports events in the United States. A member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS), SCCA Pro Racing operates and sanctions the SCCA World Challenge Championships, the SCCA Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup and provides sanctioning and various operational services for other racing series. For more information, please visit

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's Official!!! He's in!

Perry was selected to drive in Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI Cup. He was one of 30 drivers selected out of 3,900 total applicants. Richardson, 23, will race in at tracks in VW’s throughout the United States and Canada this upcoming year.

This past week a group of 57 finalist endured four days of evaluation at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. They raced karts, autocrossed (racing through a cone course), took written tests and spoke for VW’s cameras that are documenting the series for an upcoming television special on the SPEED channel.

The first race of the season will take place in mid-April.

Series Information :
30 young drivers racing in identical Clean Diesel racecars (they use only 3 tanks of gas in an entire season!) as they compete to win $100,000 in the world’s first green racing series. Watch as these aspiring amateur
racers put it all on the line. From a 16-year-old karting champ to a 26-year-old Iraqi war vet, proves there’s as much drama off the track as there is on it. The series will take place over eight races across the country.

Wish Perry Luck! And, if you are interested in learning more or even getting your company's name on his car, please feel free to contact:

Perry Richardson
241 San Mateo Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 497-1996
Bruce Richardson
(408) 499-7266

Monday, February 2, 2009

Perry Makes the Cut!

Today Perry was selected to the 2009 VW TDI Cup! Tomorrow he finds out whether he will be one of the 5 alternates or one of the 30 official drivers.

We are all very excited and proud! Please send him a congrats if you get the chance!

- Richardson Racing