VW Jetta: Series Puebla season finale notes
JD Mobley wins 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup With Back-to-Back Wins in Mexico Wyatt Gooden Wins Rookie of the Year Honors PUEBLA, Mexico (September 26, 2010) -- It was JD Mobley's weekend, as the 19-year old led every lap run in the ...
JD Mobley wins 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup With Back-to-Back Wins in Mexico
Wyatt Gooden Wins Rookie of the Year Honors
PUEBLA, Mexico (September 26, 2010) -- It was JD Mobley's weekend, as the 19-year old led every lap run in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series' debut at Autodromo Internacional Miguel E. Abed in Amozoc, Mexico. With his second wire-to-wire victory this afternoon, Mobley also clinches the 2010 Jetta TDI Cup title, on the strength of two wins, two poles and seven top-five appearances this season.
"What a fantastic weekend," said Mobley after the race. "I came to Mexico in fifth place in the Championship, so I knew I had my work cut out for myself. Everything seemed to fall into place and things just went perfectly. On the restart this afternoon, I made sure to stay calm and patient and make sure I drove with a level head. I did just that and it worked out for me, as I was able to keep the lead and go on to win the race. It's a great feeling to be the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Champion and after this weekend, it just goes to show -- it's never over until the final lap."
Series rookie, Wyatt Gooden finished the race in second and in doing so, earned Rookie of the Year honors for the 2010 season. Puebla native, Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle finished third, marking his second podium result of the weekend at his home track. Orizaba, Mexico native Juan Pablo Delgado was right behind Sierra Lendle in fourth place and rookie Kevin Gleason rounds out the top-five.
After ten races this year, Mobley sits at the top of the point standings with 343 points. Sierra Lendle finished the season in second place with 322 points and Gooden came in third in his rookie year with 316 points. Just one point behind Gooden, was another rookie, Jarvis Gennari who finished tenth in today's race and series veteran, Jake Thompson earned a fifth place finish in the Championship. Gleason finished sixth in the overall point standings and third in the rookie point standings.
"It's been a great season," said Clark Campbell, Motorsports Manager, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "I think this was the most competitive field we've had and we've seen ultra competitive racing at every event. Our goal of developing young up-and-coming talent has certainly come to fruition. Congratulations to JD (Mobley) for a tremendous weekend; he kept his composure despite all of the pressure and he absolutely deserves the Series title. All of the racecars used this season were produced at the Volkswagen factory just miles from the track in Puebla, so it's definitely fitting that the city was able to host the Jetta TDI Cup's season finale in Mexico."
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup 2010 Point Standings
1. JD Mobley 343
2. Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle 322
3. Wyatt Gooden (R) 316
4. Jarvis Gennari (R) 315
5. Jake Thompson 302
6. Kevin Gleason (R) 250
7. Ryan Ellis 246
8. Arie Ouimet (R) 220
9. Chris Wehrheim 173
10. Michael Hogg (R) 172
11. AJ Nealey 157
12. Taylor Broekemeier 149
13. Juan Pablo Delgado 139
14. Nate Norenberg (R) 129
15. Andrew Cordeiro 126
16. Rafael Navarro IV (R) 125
17. JJ Tomlinson (R) 115
18. Andrew Novich 100
19. Colin Thompson (R) 83
20. Mike Mineo-Nardacci (R) 64
21. Brian Whitmire (R) 63
22. Taylor Tzouanakis (R) 56
23. AJ Severino (R) 45
24. Jenna Wagner (R) 8
25. Justine Jackson (R) 6
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