FOUNDER OF MONTAUK NATIVE GAS SIGNS ON WITH VP RACING FUELS BRANDING PROGRAM  

Hardy to Brand with VP, Distribute Race Fuels on Long Island

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 28, 2016) Officials with VP Racing Fuels today announced a retail branding partnership with Andre Hardy, owner and operator of Montauk Native Gas located in Mastic, New York.  Effective with its reimaging, Hardy’s station will be the first on Long Island to brand with VP as well as the first to distribute VP’s race fuel blends on the island.  The station also co-sponsors an NHRA Funny Car and a Top Alcohol Funny Car team, both of which will provide marketing support for the station and the VP Racing Fuels brand.

 

“I’ve been a fan of VP since I was a kid and through my involvement in racing recognize its reputation as the top race fuel brand in the industry,” said Hardy.  “I founded Montauk Native Gas three years ago to help support our racing programs, which in turn provide exposure for my station.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to brand with VP and leverage the strength of the VP brand to build my retail business, provide more robust support for our racing and ultimately enable me to achieve my dream of driving an NHRA Top Fuel car.”

 

“VP’s branding program is ideal, allowing us to easily build on the marketing platform we already had in place with Montauk Native Gas.  The low cost of the program and its low credit card rates, along with the additional revenue streams from VP-branded fuel additives, race fuels, small engine fuels and other products, were a big bonus,” Hardy continued.

 

“We look forward to making VP’s race fuels available to all the performance enthusiasts on Long Island who until now had a difficult time getting access to them.  With our location on the water, we also anticipate supplying a great number of the marinas and boating enthusiasts in the area,” Hardy added.  “Our plans include adding a speed shop to our Montauk Native Gas site providing customers with a source for engines, parts and accessories, along with race fuels for their racing needs.  Over time we plan to brand additional stations on Long Island with VP as well.”

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with Andre and his team in what promises to be a perfect marriage of business models,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.  “There are tremendous synergies between Montauk Native Gas, Andre’s racing program and our retail branding program, and by leveraging the strength of the VP Racing Fuels brand, all will benefit greatly.”

About VP Racing Fuels

Leveraging its racing heritage and reputation for performance, VP Racing Fuels is among the most innovative and fastest growing brands in the country. VP’s retail branding program enables gas stations and convenience stores to reduce their credit card processing expenses and lower their cost of supply as well as increase revenues with new profit centers built on VP-branded products, all while gaining more control over their business. 

 

Best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Pirelli World Challenge, Formula Drift, NMRA, NMCA PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com/Branding.


VP RACING FUELS SOUTHEAST TO SPONSOR THREE FLORIDA MOTOCROSS SERIES

Fuel to be Available On Site at Gold Cup, Winter Am and Mini O’s

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 15, 2016) Officials with VP Racing Fuels Southeast, Inc. today announced sponsorship support for three Florida-based series.  VP has been designated title sponsor of the VP Racing Fuels Florida Gold Cup Series and presenting sponsor of the Florida Winter Am series, as well as on-site rider support and fuel of the 2016 Thor Winter Olympics, aka Mini O’s, scheduled Nov 21-26 at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, FL. 

As part of its Mini O’s sponsorship, VP fuels will be available for purchase on-site starting November 16TH throughout the event including VP’s T2™, T4™, VPR™, C12™, VP110™, U4.4™, MR12™, MRX02™, and MR-PRO6™.  Also available will be C50™, VP’s blend designed exclusively for 50cc 2-stroke motorcycles.  Pre-mixed with a top quality JASO FD certified premium oil at a 50:1 ratio, C50 requires no measuring or mixing while offering substantial performance gains.

Riders are encouraged to submit pre-orders to ensure the fuel they want is available at the track in the quantity they need.  Each rider who submits a pre-order prior to November 1ST will receive a FREE VP baseball cap (some restrictions apply). Preorder forms can be accessed thru the Unlimited Sports MX site or email sales@vpsoutheast.com.  Riders should also be on the lookout for VP representatives at other tracks in the surrounding area while the Mini O’s are under way.

As part of the Florida Gold Cup and Winter Am Series sponsorships, VP will have a designated trackside vendor to provide fuel on site at all events.  Riders with questions regarding fuel selection or tuning should contact VP Racing Fuels Southeast at 954-565-7670 or sales@vpsoutheast.com.

“We’re committed to MX racing at every level. The Mini O’s, Florida Winter AM and Gold Cup series feature some of the best home grown and international amateur MX racers. We are looking forward to our 17th consecutive year of working together with Wyn Kern and his entire team,” said Mark Klein, owner of VP Racing Fuels Southeast, Inc. 

“VP Southeast has been a great company to collaborate with for the past 17 years,” said Wyn Kern, President of Unlimited Sports MX.  “We are pleased to have VP Southeast as the title sponsor of the 2016 Florida Gold Cup Series and presenting sponsor for the 2017 Florida Winter AM series. Additionally, having VP Southeast’s fuel truck present at the Mini O’s is a valuable amenity to our amateur program.”

About VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

 

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.

 


VP RACING FUELS POWERS HAWK RACING TO TRIUMPHANT ROAD RACING SEASON

VP UK-1 Fuel Helps Michael Dunlop to Record-Setting Performances and Podiums

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 14, 2016) Officials with Hawk Racing reported a stellar 2016 season with Michael Dunlop atop the team’s BMW S1000 RR Superbike, crediting VP Racing Fuels as a key part of their success.  Based in Leicestershire, England and fueled exclusively with VP Racing Fuels’ UK-1 racing fuel, Dunlop smashed lap records and rode to the top of the podium eight times out of 10 starts. 

 

“Hawk Racing and Michael Dunlop are proud to have worked in partnership with VP Racing Fuels for the 2016 road racing season.  The team worked hard to make sure Michael had the very best package and with VP’s UK-1, we are certain we had the best available fuel to help the performance of the BMW S 1000 RR,” said Steve Hicken, Team Manager for Hawk Racing.

 

“With peace of mind knowing he had the best of the best, Michael’s confidence in the machine helped at each road race we entered this year. Taking eight wins from ten starts proves that the combination of man, machine and the best quality products is a winning combination.”

 

At the Vauxhall International North West 200, Dunlop achieved the first ever win for BMW machinery around the course while setting the outright lap record at 123.207 mph.  He also excelled at the Isle of Man, winning the RST Superbike Race with the first sub-17 minute lap at the TT and winning the Pokerstars Senior Race with the outright lap record at 133.962 mph.

 

Dunlop collected four more 1st place finishes at the International Southern 100, including the Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000cc Race, Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race, Island Aggregates Senior Race and Manx Gas Solo Championship Race.  With that, Dunlop was installed in the International Southern 100 Roll of Honour records for 2016.

 

More information about VP’s UK-1 fuel and other products is available online at VPRacingFuels.com.

About VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

 

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.


VP RACING RETURNS AS OFFICIAL FUEL OF 2016 IJSBA WORLD FINALS

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 12, 2016) The International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) today announced that VP Racing Fuels has been designated the Official Trackside Supplier for the 2016 quakysense World Finals scheduled October 1-9 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.  “We’re pleased to partner with a company like VP Racing Fuels, whose cutting edge, high energy unleaded fuels for PWC racing have made VP the dominant fuel in this sport for two decades,” said Scott Frazier, Executive Director of IJSBA.

 

“We are excited to once again be selected as the Official Fuel and Trackside Supplier of the IJSBA World Finals,” said Mark Ticen, VP’s Director of Race Fuel Sales. “We share with IJSBA the goal of long term commitment and service to the sport of PWC racing.”


VP’s distributor, Western States Petroleum, will be on site at Lake Havasu from October 1-9 with fuels available for sale including Motorsport 93, VP100, Motorsport 103, Motorsport 109 and HTG as well as VP Motorsport Containers
®, jug caps, jug hoses and siphon pumps. 

 

Because supplies will be limited, racers are encouraged to pre-order their fuel to ensure they get the specific fuel they want in the quantity they need.  Pre-orders must be submitted by September 26.  To place an order, contact Western States at 602.252.4011 or steve@westernstatespetroleum.com.

 

Racers arriving prior to October 1 can contact Western States to arrange delivery of fuel direct to the customer’s Crazy Horse Campsite.  Additional supplies of VP fuels are also available locally at:

 

GO FAST

669N Lake Havasu Ave

Lake Havasu City AZ 86403

Contact:  Christophe Girello – 928 230 3344 or chris@techoneracing.com

In addition, VP100 unleaded is available out of the pump at Smith’s Food and Drug gas station located at 80 Acoma North, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.


About VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

 

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.


VP RACING FUELS APPOINTS GARY JAIMAN AS WHOLESALE BRAND MANAGER FOR WESTERN REGION  

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 1, 2016) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced the appointment of Gary Jaiman as Regional Manager-Branded Wholesale Business Development to support its growing retail branding program.  “The increasing number of C-store operators expressing interest in our program required additional resources to meet the demand and we’re fortunate to be able to bring someone with Gary’s experience on board,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.  “With 11+ years in the oil business and substantial experience in sales and marketing, we anticipate he’ll be a real asset for us.”

 

Jaiman started his career in the oil industry with Shell Oil Company in a District Manager role in Phoenix, AZ.  That was followed by District Manager positions with ConocoPhillips in Chicago, IL and Southern California, as well as a tour in Dallas/Ft. Worth as a Wholesale Branding Manager.  Most recently, Jaiman worked for Red Bull as a Key Account Manager focusing on sales and marketing with Independent Convenient Store chain owners.

 

As a motorcycle enthusiast and frequent track day rider, Jaiman has been a long-time customer of VP Racing Fuels.  “I was very familiar with VP and its reputation for quality and superior performance.  When presented with this opportunity, it appeared to be a nice fit that combined my experience in wholesale brand development and management, sales and marketing, as well as my enthusiasm for motorsports and the VP brand.  I enjoyed the nonconformist approach at Red Bull and VP has the same inclination toward ‘out-of-the-box’ creative solutions.  I look forward to working with dealers in the Western Region to help them grow their business with the VP brand.”

 

Jaiman is based in Murrieta, CA and will be responsible for a region encompassing California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona.  He can be reached at 210-371-0790 and gary.jaiman@vpracingfuels.com.

About VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

 

As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.