VP RACING FUELS ANNOUNCED AS SPEC FUEL FOR THE 24H COTA USA 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 8, 2017) VP Racing Fuels today announced a spec fuel affiliation with the 24H COTA USA 2017 race being held at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on November 10-12, 2017. VP Racing Fuels will be supplying the track and the race teams with VP’s M95 race fuel which is a brand-new unleaded blend for VP that is non-oxygenated with 98 research octane (RON) offering reliable consistent quality.

Donato Bonacquisto, Director of Marketing for VP Racing Fuels states: “VP has a long tradition of supplying premiere tracks and sanctioning bodies with spec fuel all over the world and we are very proud to work with COTA and the 24H Series by supplying world caliber racers with a race fuel blend that will provide the power and efficiency that these types of race series rely on due to their demanding race conditions and overall length of time on track.”

About 24H SERIES
The 24H SERIES powered by Hankook is an FIA-approved international series of 12- and 24-hour endurance race events aimed at amateurs, semi-professionals and professional drivers. A wide variety of ‘tin top’ touring cars, GTs and 24H-Specials (e.g. silhouette cars) are eligible to race, from ‘hot hatchbacks’ up to proper GT3 machinery and purpose-built race cars. An established structure of classes and liberal technical regulations allow teams to compete without having to change their cars for the 24H SERIES, thus helping them to save costs. Points are awarded for overall teams’ and drivers’ championships, a separate Ladies’ Cup as well as for the various classes.

Affordable, a convivial atmosphere with teams and drivers from all over the world and fair competition on the track are the main characteristics of the 24H SERIES and 24H TCE SERIES events, allowing all teams and drivers to enjoy the fascination of motorsport together.


About Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas is more than a race track – it is the only purpose-built facility in the United States designed to host the premier motorsports championships in the world, including Formula One, MotoGP, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
With a blend of sweeping, fast sections and tight, technical corners, Circuit of The Americas has challenged the world’s greatest drivers and riders. Now it is ready to challenge you and your guests through our track rental program.

The premier destination for world-class motorsports and entertainment in the United States. Set on 1,500 acres in the rolling hills just outside downtown Austin, Circuit of The Americas has hosted the biggest names in racing, action sports and music since 2012. At its heart is a 3.41-mile racetrack that was designed to challenge the world’s most exacting competitors while providing a thrilling spectacle for audiences.

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, 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 Hi-Performance Lubricants; 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:
Donato Bonacquisto at 210-635-7744 or donato@vpracingfuels.com.


VP INTRODUCES “TANK GUARDIAN™” DIESEL CONTAMINATION PREVENTION SYSTEM

System Prevents Water-Related Problems and Conditions Fuel

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 8, 2017) Many owners and operators of diesel equipment have experienced clogged filters, poor engine performance and subpar mileage due to water and other contaminants in their fuel.  Such problems are costly and at worst, render equipment inoperable.  Fortunately, these problems can now be easily prevented with a revolutionary new system introduced by industry leader VP Racing Fuels.  The system includes a “Tank Snake™” Water Absorber paired with its specifically designed “Diesel Armor™” Fuel Conditioner additive.

VP’s Tank Snake is designed to quickly remove water, salt water, DEF or antifreeze from the bottom of storage diesel fuel tanks.  It’s perfect for large commercial tanks, mobile or small diesel equipment such as generators or construction equipment, as well as any vehicle. VP Racing Fuel’s Tank Snake is available in a variety of sizes to fit any size tank.  Once the water has been removed, diesel fuel can be treated with VP’s “Diesel Armor” Fuel Conditioner to ensure ongoing optimum performance.

The Problem
The EPA has mandated that diesel engines equipped with advanced emission control devices (generally, 2007 and later model years) must use highway Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) fuel.  ULSD fuel results in the presence of higher amounts of water and a reduced ability to hold that water in suspension.  It’s subject to cold weather freezing, increased microbial activity and corrosion.  ULSD is prone to fuel fouling, corrodes fuel system components and is harmful to rubber and plastic. 

The impact of ULSD’s attributes on vehicles and other equipment includes frequent diesel particulate filter (DPF) burns, clogged and slimy filters and sludge build-up in tanks.  This in turn causes a loss of power and rpms, excess smoke, corroded injectors, turbo trouble and injector pump failure.  Internal diesel injector deposits reduce fuel economy, increase emissions, cause hard starts and possible engine failure.  The bottom line: Contaminated Fuel = Expensive Repairs.

The Solution
The solution requires the practice of good “fuel hygiene” to ensure a healthy fuel system free of water, particulate matter, and microbial contamination.  It starts with regular use of VP’s “Tank Snake” to remove water and other contaminants.  Subsequent treatment of diesel fuel with VP’s “Diesel Armor” Fuel Conditioner will help stabilize the fuel and prevent further tank contamination. 

“VP’s “Tank Guardian” water absorbing/fuel conditioning system is the most effective system on the market for dealing with water related fuel problems,” said Bruce Hendel, VP Racing Fuel’s Vice President, North American Sales – Race Fuel and Consumer Products.  “The potential savings in time and money for owners and operators of diesel equipment are substantial”.


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, 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:
For more information or to order, please email CPinfo@vpracingfuels.com or visit VPRacingFuels.com.

Technical R&D: Brian Boezi at 210-635-7744 ext. 132 or brian.boezi@vpracingfuels.com


VP RACING FUELS TO SPONSOR THREE FLORIDA MOTOCROSS SERIES

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

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 2, 2017) VP’s independent Southeast distributor 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 onsite rider support and fuel for the 2017 Thor Winter Olympics, aka Mini O’s, scheduled November 20-25th at Gatorback Cycle Park in Alachua, FL.

As part of its Mini O’s sponsorship, VP will have fuels 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™.  Riders are encouraged to submit pre-orders to ensure the fuel they want is available at the track in the quantity they need.  Preorder cut off has been extended to November 7th. Racers placing a preorder will have their choice of a FREE VP License Plate, VP Trailer Hitch Cover or VP Neoprene Sunglass Holder (one item per rider; some restrictions apply). Preorder forms can be accessed thru the Unlimited Sports MX site or via email at 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 onsite 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. “The Mini O’s, Florida Winter AM and Gold Cup series feature some of the best home grown and international amateur MX racers. VP Racing Fuels is committed to helping each racer achieve his or her best. We look forward to working with Wyn Kern and his entire team again this year”, said Mark Klein, owner of VP Racing Fuels Southeast, Inc.

“VP Southeast has been a great company to collaborate with over the years,” said Wyn Kern, President of Unlimited Sports MX.  “We are pleased to have VP Southeast as the title sponsor of the 2017 Florida Gold Cup Series and presenting sponsor for the 2018 Florida Winter AM series. Additionally, having VP’s independent Southeast distributor’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 Hi-Performance Lubricants; VP PowerWash™; and VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  VP’s most recent diversification efforts include the introduction of VP Hi-Performance Lubricants in conjunction with the launch of quick lube facilities branded VP Racing FASTLUBE™.” More information available online at VPRacingFuels.com.

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Contact:
Unlimited Sports MX: Wyn Kern; info@unlimitedsportsmx.com; www.unlimitedsportsmx.com

VP Racing Fuel Southeast, Inc.: Lisa Bender: 954-565-7670; lisa@vpsoutheast.com