SPEER WINS TIGHT BATTLE FOR LUCAS OIL DRAG BOAT SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

VP’s M1 Methanol Powers Run to Pro Mod Title

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 16, 2016) Tyler Speer entered the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series World Finals in Phoenix, Arizona with a slim points lead, but ultimately emerged as World Champion in just his second tour with the series.  Powered by VP Racing Fuels’ M1 Methanol, Speer battled multiple gremlins and bad luck during four rounds of qualifying before figuring out his tune for the eliminations and clinching the Pro Modified class title in the second round on Sunday at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

“What a feeling…we’re still taking it all in. This is only our second year…this is so huge,” Speer said.  “It was a tough weekend dealing with everything but one thing we didn’t have to worry about was fuel.  We can always count on VP’s M1 Methanol to be pure, free of contaminants and consistent, which is critical to racing in the Pro Mod class.  I’ve used VP fuels since my youngest days in karting and our experience is that octane for octane, VP fuels make more power and are the most consistent.  They’re an essential part of our program.

“We congratulate Tyler on his hard-fought championship,” said Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels.  “It’s an impressive achievement at his young age in only his second season and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

As a result of Speer’s new celebrity status, he’ll be signing autographs in the Lucas Oil booth at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis in December, while his Top Fuel boat will be the featured attraction in the Hedman Husler Hedders booth.  According to Speer, who also is licensed in the Top Fuel class (equivalent to NHRA Top Fuel but on the water) and races in the ARCA stock car series, his plans for the 2017 season are up in the air.  “We want to run more Top Fuel in the Drag Boat series. We’re also going to run the two ARCA dirt races and see if we can do some more.”

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 MIA TEDESCO TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

First Female’s Run To NHRA Super Gas Title Fueled by C16

LAS VEGAS (November 10, 2016) Mia Tedesco became the first woman to win the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Gas national championship when she claimed the title during the running of the Division 7 event Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Powered by VP’s C16™ racing fuel, the 22-year-old had finished accumulating national points for the season but had to wait for the outcome at Las Vegas where challengers Tommy Phillips and Brad Pierce went out in the second round, assuring Tedesco of the championship.

Tedesco’s Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier is sponsored by VP Racing Fuels, campaigning in support of VP’s Mad Scientist® and its popular Madditive® fuel additives.  “Our relationship with VP couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Tedesco.  “We have always loved their product and when we decided to partner up this winter we were very excited. We wanted to represent them well and a championship wasn’t exactly the plan, however we couldn’t have done it without such amazing companies backing us. We couldn’t be happier with the relationship and can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Tedesco won two Super Gas races this season, a national event and a Division 3 race at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.  She’s held the lead since the summer, and no one could catch her.  In addition to the Super Gas national title, Tedesco also won the Division 3 Super Gas championship as well as the North Central Region Top Alcohol Dragster.championship.

“We’re very happy for Mia, who is clearly a rising star in this sport,” said Chris Wall, VP’s Chief Marketing Officer.  “We congratulate her on her championships and are happy to be a part of it.”

For more information, on Mia, visit her web page at www.miatedesco.com or the team website at  www.tedescoracing.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 FUELS ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 9, 2016) VP Racing Fuels, Inc. today announced its Elmendorf, Texas-based manufacturing facility has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification.  “Simply put, this certification says we make a high quality product and meet our customers’ needs and expectations,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels. “In addition, with this certification we can access new markets, working with other companies who will only work with ISO certified companies.”

 ISO 9001:2008 is the title of a document issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that outlines the standards an organization must maintain in their quality system for ISO 9001:2008 certification, according to Anna Crowder, VP’s Quality Control Manager.  “These international standards help ensure the safety and quality of products and services, ensure that business operations are as efficient as possible, and increase productivity,” Crowder said.  “In the end, it’s all about customer satisfaction and giving them the confidence that VP’s products are safe, reliable and of good quality.”

 “With a 41-year history of leading technology and blending the highest quality racing fuel on the market, you could look at this certification as a formality — confirmation of what our race fuel customers already know,” said Cerwick.  “Nonetheless, achieving this certification took a lot of work and puts VP on a whole new level.  And it encompasses our entire production facility so customers can also be confident in the quality of our fuel additives, small engine fuels and all the other products we produce for the general consumer market.”

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.


MAVERICK PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS TO DISTRIBUTE VP RACING LUBRICANTS

Establishing National Network of Dealers, Distributors Through New Lubricants Partnership 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 3, 2016) Maverick Performance Products (MPP) today announced a long-term trademark license agreement with VP Racing Fuels to market, manufacture and sell VP-branded lubricants in the US, Canada and Mexico.  The agreement comes on the heels of VP’s recent introduction of VP Racing Lubricants, a family of professional grade racing oils, high performance motor oils, engine break-in oils, assembly lube and high performance gear oils.  The product line will boast an initial portfolio of 90+ SKUs, available early in first quarter 2017.

With the agreement, MPP will manufacture VP Racing Lubricants according to VP’s strict specifications and both companies will market the product line through targeted retail channels and select wholesale petroleum distributors, according to Shane Terry, Managing Director of Maverick Performance Products. “We’re establishing a value-added marketing platform wherein VP’s 41-year history of manufacturing high-performance racing fuels and MPP’s upstream expertise in refining, finished lubricant blending and packaging will serve to bring top-quality products closer to the consumer,” said Terry.

“This license agreement with VP is an important step in our long-term business strategy to build value throughout the supply chain with efficient vertical integration,” said Jennifer Straumins, Chairman of Maverick Performance Products. “It’s a perfect fit that leverages the core competencies and heritage of each partner.”

“This partnership is strategically important to our brand’s evolution,” added Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.  “Long-term plans for our retail branding program have always included VP-branded quick lube centers and partnering with Maverick to manage distribution of products to these locations brings us a step closer to actualization.”

“VP currently offers a remarkable 70+ fuel blends, each formulated to optimize performance in specific applications,” Terry continued.  “We aim to take the same approach with lubes – to generate ultimate performance with the best product for each specific application. It’s a business model driven by the competitive will to win and a recognition that we’re manufacturing performance parts, not just lubricants.”

“We plan to work with select wholesale petroleum distributors to establish a network and deliver value-added programs and products throughout North America.  We encourage anyone interested in becoming a part of our program to contact me at sterry@maverickoil.com or come see us at APEX Booth #36031 on Level 2 of Hall D+ or SEMA Booth #23321.”

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.

About Maverick Performance Products

Maverick Performance Products provides best in class, integrated specialty petroleum manufacturing, marketing and distribution.  Its goal is to build long-term value throughout the supply chain through a detailed understanding of the markets it serves, a unique vertically-integrated supply infrastructure, building strong partnerships and developing innovative value-added programs. MPP is headed by Chairman Jennifer Straumins, former president and COO of Calumet Specialty Products, a Fortune 500 company.  Her management team has decades of expertise in specialty refining, lubricant manufacturing & packaging, brand development, technical services, fiscal management and strategic asset acquisition.  More information about Maverick Performance Products is available at MaverickOil.com.