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Local Resident Ryan Ellis to Appear on Discovery Channel Documentary
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From Jane Ellis:

Starting this weekend, the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel will air a documentary series entitled "Rookies to Racers" that will feature a segment on local resident Ryan Ellis of Ashburn, Virginia.  The series documents an American Idol-style competition for race car drivers called the VW TDI Cup.  Here is the scheduled times for this week on the Discovery Channel.    http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=1.17270.131568.40724.x   It will also be shown on the Science Channel.  http://science.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=48.16351.131568.40724.1   Twenty-one-year old Ryan Ellis has been racing cars since he was five and has been trying to make a career of it for a number of years now. He is already two for two so far this year in the Continental Grand Am ST pro series, having set a track record at Daytona International Raceway for his class and beating many seasoned pros. Sadly, this George Mason student  has not been able to pick up a sponsor and is in a position of possibly not having enough money to finish out the year.  Unfortunately, in racing, not being part of a racing family dynasty makes it hard to get ahead.
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