VP Racing Fuels enjoys many valued partnerships, but none as enduring as that with Mark Klein, owner of VP Racing Fuels Southeast, Inc., who is celebrating his 30th year as part of the VP family. Mark began his operation in 1986 and continues to serve the state of Florida and grow his business from his base in Ft. Lauderdale.
Mark began selling racing fuel after being introduced by a mutual friend to VP’s founder, Steve Burns. Involved in several forms of motorsports at the time, Mark had personally experienced the horsepower gains achieved by VP fuels while drag racing motorcycles, riding motocross and racing in the circle track scene. A true believer in the product, it was a natural fit for him to begin distributing VP Racing Fuels to racers in his own motorsport disciplines as well as to the abundance of offshore racing boats in Florida.
Mark swears that C12 is still his best seller and sees that as a true testament to the quality of VP’s formulas, even from the very first production blend. He also experiences high demand for VP110, C16, MS109 and MR12 and keeps them readily in stock. When asked about the changes he has experienced over the years in the racing business, he noted, “we’re all getting older, but one thing that holds constant are the personal relationships that truly define this industry.”
When he gets some free time from the hustle and bustle of racing season, Mark spends time with his family or improving his fitness. His training time is limited though as his 2 young daughters keep him very busy
VP appreciates Mark’s support and loyalty over these many years and is proud to have him on Team VP!