MILLION DOLLAR RACE WELCOMES VP RACING FUELS AS OFFICIAL FUEL

Trackside Fuel Service To Be Provided for October Mega-Event

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 31, 2017) Promoter Randy Folk today introduced VP Racing Fuels as the Official Fuel of The Million Dollar Drag Race scheduled October 19-22 at Montgomery Raceway Park in Montgomery, Alabama.  As part of its sponsorship, VP will provide trackside fuel service throughout the event.

Celebrating its 22nd consecutive year, The Million offers racers across the country an opportunity to compete for life-changing payouts.  The annual event often pays in excess of $300,000, making The Million home of the largest payday in drag racing history!  Through the efforts of Folk and his daughter, Jennifer, The Million Dollar Drag Race has shown continued growth over the last two decades and keeps drivers, fans, and sponsors alike returning year after year. The race now features more than 300 entries in the prestigious main Million event, and over 600 racers competing in the three companion races, which pay $25,000 as the top prize each day.

“We are pleased to have VP Racing Fuels on board as the Official Fuel of the Million and look forward to working with them in the years to come,” said Folk.  “In addition to selling fuel, VP has also provided us with specialty fuel give-aways for the racers as well!”

“We’re pleased to be able to support the Million Dollar Drag Race as its Official Fuel,” said Mark Ticen, VP’s Senior Director of Race Fuel Sales.  “This sponsorship is in keeping with VP’s longstanding support of bracket racers and we couldn’t ask for better partners than Randy and Jennifer in our efforts to continue growing the sport of drag racing.”

FREE ADMISSION
Gates for The Million will open for parking on Tuesday at noon, and will remain open all night. With no gate admission, everyone gets in for FREE!  Wednesday will feature a FREE test and tune from 9am-4pm. Following the T&T will be the “Race to The Million” 64 car shootout. Anyone can enter for $100 and will be given one qualifying run; from the one qualifying run the best 64 packages race. This race will award four Million entries to the top four finishers, including a full weekend entry to the winner and round money starting with 1st round winners.

Thursday morning will start the weekend off with the Mickey Thompson Triple 25’s. As always, all the Triple 25 events, as well as the Million, will feature best losing packages in rounds 1-6. Round money starts with 3rd round winners and all payouts are 100% GUARANTEED!

Following tradition, the 22nd Annual Million will kick off on Saturday and will once again boast one of the largest paydays in drag racing history. Following the Million final will be a fireworks show and champagne winner’s circle celebration. A golf cart customized by Overkill Motorsports will be given away via random tech card drawing. The Lucas Oil racer appreciation party will also take place featuring a complimentary steak dinner, live DJ, and photobooth. You don’t want to miss Saturday!

For more information about the Million Dollar Drag Race, visit www.themilliononline.com.

More information about VP Racing Fuels is available at VPRacingFuels.com.  Technical questions regarding fuel selection or tuning can be directed to VP’s Tech Support Staff at 812-878-2025 ordragtech@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 recently launched VP Racing FASTLUBE quick lube facilities.  In addition, VP markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com.

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Contact:
Million Dollar Race
Randy Folk: 941-812-7482; themilliononline@gmail.com.
Jennifer Folk: 941-773-7530

VP
Nick Fontana: 706-335-3355; nick.fontana@vpracingfuels.com


VP Salutes Fletcher

VP RACING FUELS SALUTES FLETCHER’S MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT
Sportsman Ace Notches 100th NHRA Victory Powered by VP’s C12™

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 24, 2017) Dan Fletcher became just the third NHRA racer to earn 100 national event victories when he recently claimed the Super Street title at the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals.  With the win, Fletcher joins John Force (148 wins) and Frank Manzo (105) as the only drivers in history to hit the century mark.  In assessing his achievement, Fletcher singled out VP Racing Fuels as a recurring theme through each of his wins.

“I’ve used VP Racing Fuels exclusively for over 20 years,” said Fletcher.  “Simply put, the proven power and consistency of the product is what it takes to get the job done. Every Dan Fletcher Racing vehicle runs on VP C12, and every Wally on the shelf has been fueled by VP.  I demand the best and so should any racer who competes to win.”

“We congratulate Dan Fletcher on his milestone win and are proud to play a part in his success,” said VP’s Director of Marketing, Donato Bonacquisto. “Support for Sportsman drag racing has been a hallmark of VP Racing Fuels since its inception, and Dan represents the best aspects of the sport.”

Fletcher’s first career win came more than two decades ago at the 1994 Columbus event when he defeated four-time champ and future Pro Stock racer Greg Stanfield in the final. Buoyed by his first win, Fletcher decided to embark on a cross-country trip from his home in upstate New York to the Western Swing events in Denver, Sonoma, and Seattle. Fletcher swept all three of those titles and a short time later, made the bold decision to quit his 9-5 job at Xerox in order to become a full-time touring NHRA Sportsman drag racer. During his career, Fletcher has won three national championships, two in Super Stock and one in Comp Eliminator.

Since his first win in 1994, Fletcher has managed to win at least one event each season including a career-best nine wins in 2012. Fletcher is also one of just six drivers to win in six different classes with victories in Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street. He has also won races at 22 different facilities, including all of the current national event venues except for Norwalk and Epping.

Competing against the best drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Fletcher has beaten 23 different national champions in final rounds, including Kevin Helms, Jimmy DeFrank, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Stanfield, and Jeff Taylor.


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 recently launched VP Racing FASTLUBE quick lube facilities.  In addition, VP markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com.

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Contact:
Tim Hogue: 302-368-1500; tim.hogue@vpracingfuels.com

VP RACING FUELS ASCENDANT IN AGGIELAND

New Truck Stop Sees Increases in Monthly Sales

SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 18, 2017) As Sam Trinh contemplated branding the new truck stop he was constructing in Bryan, Texas, a conversation with friend, Neal Do, brought some clarity.  Do had already converted 13 stations to the VP Racing Fuels brand in Oklahoma and raved about VP’s advantages, including a lower cost of supply, new revenue streams and most importantly, increased profits.  A subsequent conversation with Bryan Noonen, VP’s Wholesale Brand Development Manager, sealed the deal and Trinh’s Aggieland Truck Stop now sports a VP Racing Fuels logo and smiling “Mad Scientist®” on the canopy.

According to Trinh, even before his grand opening this past March, customers were pleasantly surprised to find VP’s race fuel blends in 5-gallon pails at Aggieland.  “Just as Neal said, the VP brand is well-regarded among performance enthusiasts and they’ll go out of their way to get race fuel, VP Madditives®, VP fuel jugs and other VP-branded products.  Each of these represents a new revenue stream that helps make us more profitable.”

“Our gas volumes and inside sales have increased 10-15% each month since we opened and I anticipate that trend will continue,” Trinh added.  “Once my branding contracts expire on my other six stores, I’m hoping to convert them to VP as well.”

“Sam’s experience is a great illustration of what VP’s program can do for a station owner,” said Noonen.  “Not only does it offer favorable margins on unbranded supply, lower credit card fees and new revenue streams that aren’t available anywhere else, but the owner enjoys much more control over his business with far fewer rules and restrictions.”

More information about VP Racing Fuels’ retail branding program is available atVPRacingFuels.com/Branding.


About VP Racing Fuels

Leveraging its 40+ year 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.
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Contact:
Aggieland
Sam Trinh: 979-575-4545; samtrinh@verizon.net

VP
Bryan Noonen: 210-289-6000; bryan.noonen@vpracingfuels.com