AT 140 MPH ON SNOW OR 200 MPH ON PAVEMENT, CLIFF RANDALL FUELS HIS PASSION WITH VP

ORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (March 14, 2017) Cliff Randall is passionate about most things in life, but perhaps most about speed – drag racing on snowmobiles and running mile events on motorcycles.  Whether on two wheels or snow, Randall is fueled by VP Racing Fuels, a company that shares his passion for performance.

“We live and breathe performance on snow and pavement up here in Toronto.  It’s our passion,” said Randall.  “When you’re topping out above 140 mph on sleds and 200 mph on bikes, you need the best products and support from your suppliers.  We’d be lost without the fabulous expertise and support from VP Racing Fuels, particularly Randy Lungal, our go-to guy at VP-Ontario.”

“Over the years, we’ve done quite a bit of collaboration with VP on product development and quality control.  That’s one of VP’s strengths.  Most of them are racers themselves and they don’t confine themselves to the laboratory – they get out in the field and on the track with their customers,” Randall continued.

“At this point, it’s been 17 years that we’ve been using VP fuels and in recent years, we’ve found C12 to be the most consistent, best performing fuel for both our sleds and bikes,” added Randall.  “In most cases, we’ve found we don’t need every bit of C12’s 112 octane, so we mix it with pump gas to yield the 100 octane that appears to optimize performance in our Ski-Doo MachZ 1000cc 2 stroke race sled and Kawasaki ZX1270.”

“Working with Cliff is a real pleasure – it’s rewarding to be in a position to help support someone’s passion,” said Randy Lungal, owner of VP-Ontario.  “He’s not in it for the money, but rather for the challenge and the joy of competing.  Win or lose, Cliff is always well-prepared with the best looking equipment in the field and represents VP really well.”

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.

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Contact:

Cliff Randall – 416-804-2748; cliff@randallsearch.com

Steve Scheidker – 210-635-7744, Ext 206; steves@vpracingfuels.com


NEW DISTRIBUTOR SERVING UP VP RACING FUELS IN EASTERN EUROPE

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 21, 2017) VP Racing Fuels, Inc. today introduced its newest distributor — oils4cars s.r.o., based in Košice, Slovakia. As VP’s authorized dealer, oils4cars will service customers in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria with a full line of VP’s race fuel blends, including unleaded R5™, Motorsport 109™, Motorsport 103™ and many more.

VP Madditives®, formulated for petrol and diesel engines, will also be available from oils4cars.  The family of additives includes VP Fuel System Cleaner, VP Power Boost combustion enhancer and VP Octanium® octane boost for petrol engines, along with VP Diesel All-In-One Fuel Conditioner and VP Cetanium® cetane boost for diesel engines.

“Over the last years oils4cars has proved to be a strong and reliable partner to many businesses in Europe.  We are convinced that the same business approach will enable us to serve VP Racing Fuels customers in an effective and professional manner.  We believe that VP represents world class quality, as evidenced by its cooperation with M-SPORT and also based on our own experiences in rally.  With both companies fueled by a passion for motorsport and successful business experiences, oils4cars sees great potential in our cooperation with VP.  We are happy to open a new chapter of business together with VP Racing Fuels,” said Stanislav Brindza, Sales Manager for oils4cars.

“We’re very pleased to welcome oils4cars to the VP family,” said Marc Wesler, International Sales Manager for VP Racing Fuels.  “Stanislav Brindza and his team are well-respected in the industry and very knowledgeable about performance products as reflected in the success of their Red Ants rally team.  We’re confident they’ll represent the VP Racing Fuels brand well and look forward to growing our businesses together.”

More information about oils4cars is available online at http://oils4cars.com.


VP RACING FUELS TEAMS WITH ANTRON BROWN TO SUPPORT GRASS ROOTS DRAG RACING

VP Rolls Out New Video, Autographed Hat Giveaway, Contingency Awards

SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 18, 2017) Despite winning multiple NHRA Championships, Antron Brown has not forgotten his roots and remains committed to give something back to his sport. In a new video released today, the reigning NHRA Top Fuel Champion and founder of the Midwest Junior Super Series explains how his philosophy meshes perfectly with VP Racing Fuels, a championship-winning company that is likewise committed to supporting the sport of drag racing.

“What sets VP apart from all the other fuel vendors is they start off with the grass roots. That was true in my case as a young motocross rider, where I learned from my dad to do things right the first time and only buy the best, and he always bought VP,” said Brown. “VP has become a part of our Midwest Junior Super Series, getting involved in the early stages because they care about the youth and teaching them how to win by being consistent and always choosing the right ingredients to put in the race car to make it happen.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to support Antron and his Junior Dragsters. He is a true champion who shares our passion for performance and giving back to the sport,” said Chris Wall, VP’s Chief Marketing Officer.

In connection with its new video, VP will be giving away 50 hats signed by Antron for VP fans that submit short videos saying how VP is a part of their life.

Fan videos can be submitted online at www.vpracingfuels.com/racer-spotlight and the best 50 will be selected to receive an autographed VP hat.


In addition to supporting Junior Dragsters, VP will again be an NHRA Major Contingency Sponsor, continuing its 41-year practice of posting substantial contingency awards for all NHRA Sportsman classes. The company also will continue its “Top 10” program which awards free or half price fuel to racers ranked in the Top 10 of each Sportsman class the previous year.

The new video is one of several viewable on VP’s new website which will be constantly updated with new videos and other content to keep visitors abreast of everything that’s happening at VP.

For more information about VP Racing Fuels, its contingency programs or products, contact the nearest VP Regional Distribution Center, listed online at www.vpracingfuels.com/contact/.


BEST CHEMICAL(S) & VP POWERMASTER® 1/8 BUGGY MALAYSIAN SERIES

BEST CHEMICAL (S) COMPANY LAUNCHES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 

2017 VP POWERMASTER® INTERNATIONAL 1/8 BUGGY SERIES IN MALAYSIA

SINGAPORE (January 27, 2017) Leading local chemicals specialist and regional distributor for VP Racing Fuels® and VP PowerMaster®, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd (‘Bestchem’) and prominent Malaysian RC hobby store, Aw Hobby, are proud to officially launch the 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series in Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia. The new Championship Series will be an outdoor off-road RC series that will take place at LAP Paradise RC Raceway (Lot 199C Jalan Ban Foo Ulu Tiram 81800 Johor Bahru), a 20-minute drive from JB Customs. Aw Hobby shop is located beside the race track so participants can enjoy timely access to race support throughout the series.

 

“As the regional distributor for VP Racing Fuels and VP PowerMaster in Southeast Asia, we are proud to support RC racing which is fast gaining momentum in the region,” says Johnny Wong, Managing Director of Bestchem and a race car enthusiast himself. “Being the regional exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels in Southeast Asia for over 10 years, we are acutely aware of the expectations and needs of all competitive drivers, including RC racers. VP PowerMaster’s latest VP PowerMaster 25% RC Pro Race and Ty Tessmann proprietary blend will complement the drive, passion and power of the most discerning and result-oriented RC racer.”    

 

“We are very happy and honored to partner with our main sponsor, Bestchem, distributor for VP PowerMaster, a premium hobby fuel that is fast gaining popularity in the RC community here,” says David Aw, founder of LAP Paradise RC Raceway and Aw Hobby. “We are very excited to see increased interest, both locally and overseas, and look forward to a spectacular series in 2017.”   

 

The schedule for the 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series is as follows:

 

1

12 Feb 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 1

2

19 Mar 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 2

3

23 Apr 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 3

4

18 Jun 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 4

5

23 Jul 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 5

6

27 Aug 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 6 (Grand Final)

 


There is no age group limit and no brand control of fuel but limited to 25% nitro only and the standard IFMAR rules apply. Points will be awarded to all drivers and a series champion will be crowned after six races with the best of four to count.

Interested parties can register at a cost of RM100 (with breakfast and lunch included) and ongoing updates can also be found on LAP Paradise RC Raceway’s Facebook group page:https://www.facebook.com/LAP-Paradise-RC-Raceway-548301341867736/.  Discussions about classes, rules, results, etc. will take place on the same Facebook group.

Other co-sponsors for the series include Concept Hobbies, SKH Hobbies, Urban Playspace, Raceform, Toykar and Tai Sing.  More information about VP PowerMaster and VP Racing Fuels products is available online at VPRacingFuels.com.

ABOUT BEST CHEMICAL 

Established in 1978, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd (‘Bestchem’) is a Singapore-based stockist, manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of specialty solvents, laboratory reagents, industrial chemicals and supplies, organic chemicals and biological pesticides as well as safety tools and equipment. It provides customized chemical blending, decanting, product sourcing, dangerous goods transportation and storage services. As the exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels in Southeast Asia, Bestchem supplies a comprehensive range of race fuels and performance additives. It also offers on-site specialized fuel management solutions for all motorsport-related events. The company has an established regional presence across Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It has a representative office in the Philippines. For more information on Bestchem, visit www.best-chemical.com

For updates on VP Racing Fuels in Singapore, visit www.facebook.com/VP-Racing-FuelsSingapore-138064063040205/.

More information about VP PowerMaster and VP Racing Fuels products is available online at VPRacingFuels.com.


RALLY AMERICA EXTENDS SPEC FUEL AGREEMENT WITH VP RACING FUELS

WILLISTON, VT (January 20, 2017) Officials with Rally America, the premier sanctioning body for performance rally racing in the United States, announced an extension of its agreement with VP Racing Fuels designating VP as the Official Fuel of the Rally America National Championship through 2019.  Under the agreement, VP will continue to provide technical expertise and fuel delivery for each Rally America national event, with VP’s Rally Max, MS100 and MS109E racing fuels designated as Spec Fuels for Rally America’s Open Class.

““I am pleased to continue our relationship with VP Racing Fuels,” said Bill Fogg, Sr, President of Rally America, Inc. “Our rally teams have benefited from having a level playing field and having consistency in the development of their engines. VP Racing Fuels is a valuable resource in technical expertise and providing fuel at our events located in some of the more remote parts of the country.”

The 2017 Rally America National Championship schedule includes the following national events:

January 27-28   Sno*Drift Rally – Atlanta, MI

March 17-18     Rally of the 100 Acre Wood – Salem, MO

May 19-20         Southern Ohio Forests Rally – Chillicothe, OH

July 21-22         Rally Colorado – Colorado Springs, CO

August 5           Sno*Drift Rally – Atlanta, MI

August 25-26     Rally Wyoming – Caspar, WY

October 7          Show-Me Rally – Potosi, MO

October 20-21   Lake Superior Performance Rally – Houghton, MI         

“We truly appreciate the confidence placed in VP by Bill Fogg and his team at the Rally America National Championship,” said Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels.   “Working with the teams on the dyno and in the field has been a tremendous experience and we look forward to continuing as the series’ fuel partner for years to come.”

Both Regional and National rally teams must pre-order VP Rally Max, MS100 or MS109E Racing Fuel from VP’s regional distributors in advance of each round. Pre-ordered fuel will be delivered to teams at all events during a specified delivery time on the same day that Tech inspection occurs.

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 its 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.

About Rally America, Inc.

Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the Rally America National Championship, which consists of eight national-level events in 2017 located at a variety of venues across the country, from Denver, Colorado to Houghton, Michigan. Top competitors in the Rally America National Championship reach speeds of well over 100 mph driving highly modified street cars such as Mitsubishi Evolutions, Subaru WRX STI’s, Ford Fiestas, Honda Fits and on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt, ice or snow. For more information regarding Rally America’s National Championship or the sport of performance rally, visit www.rally-america.com.


Mark Klein, Owner of VP-Southeast, Celebrates 30 Years With VP!

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!


VP RACING FUELS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Site to Include Easier Navigation, More Product Information

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 30, 2016) Customers of VP Racing Fuels will enjoy a whole new user experience when they visit its newly redesigned website at http://VPRacingFuels.com, according to Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels.  “Between our 70+ blends of race fuel and the new product lines we’ve launched in the last several years, customers sometimes had difficulty finding the product information they were looking for,” Wall said.  “Our new platform is clearly segmented between product lines and applications so it will be easy for customers to zero in on the most appropriate VP product to meet their needs, whether it’s race fuel for their dirt bike, a small engine fuel for their chain saw or a fuel system cleaner for their street car.“

“While the site allows virtually all of VP’s products to be purchased online, a Dealer Locator feature will help customers find the nearest retail location for each of VP’s product categories as well as VP-branded gas stations,” Wall added.  “The relevant documentation frequently required by racers and engine builders such as fuel specs and SDS forms will be easy to find as well.”

“As in the past, we’ll post breaking news on the site regarding new products, race results and industry news,” Wall continued. “The site also features numerous videos containing product information, tutorials, company background and action sequences, with many in both English and Spanish.”

“We encourage our customers to visit our new website, check out the new features and let us know what they think,” concluded Wall.  “The new design is a quantum leap forward, but we’ll always be open to improvements.”

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.


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.


VP RACING FUELS INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF LUBRICANTS

VP Racing Lubricants Formulated for Maximum Power and Protection

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 26, 2016) Known as the “World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™” VP Racing Fuels has leveraged its technological prowess to develop VP Racing Lubricants, a family of fully synthetic professional grade racing oils and high performance synthetic blend oils as well as gear oils, an engine break-in oil and engine assembly lube.  As part of VP’s diversification strategy, the lubricant line is a natural fit with its core market according to Richard Glady, VP’s Sales Manager-Lubricants and a 34-year veteran of the lubricant industry.

“We’ve partnered with a leading specialty chemical and additive company to provide unique, cutting edge formulations based on years of experience as well as a select balance of synthetic base stocks designed to VP’s requirements and strict specifications,” said Glady.  “I’ve been involved in developing and launching racing and high performance lubricants over the years and can say with confidence VP’s new lubricants offer world class, cutting edge power and wear protection.” 

The new lubricants will be distributed via select independent lubricant warehouse distributors, race fuel distributors, lubricant package warehouse distribution companies, performance distributors/dealers and retailers. The product line will be available for review at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas at VP’s booth #23321.  Members of the media who visit VP’s booth to inquire about the new lubricants will receive FREE VP merchandise.

New VP Racing Lubricants include:

VP Professional Grade Full Synthetic Racing Oils – designed for professional, semi-pro and high intensity amateur racers for on track applications.  They deliver superior durability and friction control and include high levels of ZDDP and a balance of friction and viscosity modifiers to maximize power and protection while lowering operating temperatures.  They’re available in SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-30, SAE 10W-40 and SAE 15W-50.

VP Hi-Performance Synthetic Blend Motor Oils – designed for both on and off road, highly stressed, high performance gasoline engines.  They’re well suited for small block race engines and classic, historic, vintage, hot rod, street rod, muscle and other enthusiast applications.  With enhanced levels of ZDDP and other anti-wear chemistries, they reduce wear, lower operating temperatures and provide exceptional rust and corrosion protection.  Available in SAE 10W-30, SAE 10W-40 and SAE 20W-50.

VP Engine Break-In Oil – a unique multi-viscosity oil formulated with a blend of high quality conventional base stocks, ZDDP, Moly and other additive chemistry to allow a newly machined engine to properly finish seating and mating machine engine parts.  It provides ultimate protection for flat tappet, roller cam, push rods, cylinder walls, cam gears, pistons and other critical components during break-in.

VP Engine Assembly Lube – a premium high viscosity lubricant providing superior protection against scuffing, galling and metal transfer during the assembly and critical break-in process.  Its superior load carrying ability along with zinc, phosphorus and moly anti-wear additives provide pre-lube protection for cylinder walls, piston skirts, bearings, camshafts, cam lobes, lifters, wrist pins and other valve train components

VP Hi-Performance Gear Oil SAE 80W-90LS – a multi-purpose hypoid gear oil formulated to meet the latest manufacturers’ requirements for an API GL-5 lubricant.  Its high quality base stocks and unique extreme pressure additives minimize wear under high speed, high load and low speed, high torque conditions.

VP High Performance Full Synthetic Gear Oil SAE 75W-90LS – a superior extreme pressure, multi-purpose GL-5 gear oil designed to exceed the needs of automotive gear applications and race cars under high speed, high shock load and low speed, high torque conditions.  Its superior shear stability minimizes viscosity loss while retaining solid film strength and wear protection under severe service, providing increased power, lower operating temperatures, reduced start-up wear and improved fuel economy.

For more information about VP Racing Oils, contact Richard Glady at 210-861-8412 or Richard.glady@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.


ABC LAUNCHES NEW FINANCING PROGRAM FOR VP RACING FUELS-BRANDED DEALERS

Allied Brand Capital Offers Discounted Fees and More For Subway Franchisees

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 3, 2016) Allied Brand Capital (ABC), VP Racing Fuels’ exclusive financing partner, today announced a special Franchise Financing Program for Subway franchisees available exclusively to VP-branded dealers.  The program features a 50% discount on the initial franchise fee for first time Subway franchisees.  Normally $15,000, the discount reduces the franchise fee to $7,500, according to Mike Cerminaro, President and CEO of Allied Brand Capital.

 

“ABC’s program is available to VP Racing Fuels-branded c-stores that are in good standing with VP,” said Cerminaro.  “In addition to the franchise fee, ABC provides financing for franchise projects up to $1.5 million, including leasehold improvements, signage and branding elements, POS systems, related food service equipment and working capital needs.”

 

ABC offers up to $150,000 per Owner/Operator on an application-only program, on approved credit, and up to $1.5 million with additional financial information. Up to 100% funding is available with single digit interest rates up to 60 months. “ABC can structure and deliver flexible, affordable franchise financing solutions that work for our VP-branded dealers,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels. “We like the fact that they make the entire process quick and efficient and our dealers work with a single point of contact at ABC, every step of the way.”

 

“ABC is a leader in specialty equipment financing offering high quality, value added, integrated vendor financing solutions for fuel marketers/jobbers and dealers,” added Cerwick.  “We’re pleased to partner with Mike and his team to offer our VP-branded dealers yet more added value to our already robust retail branding program.”

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.

 

About Allied Brand Capital 

ABC is a specialty equipment finance company focused on the retail and wholesale petroleum industry. ABC also provides financing to the car wash equipment market, the hospitality market and in support of fast food franchises. ABC has developed specific vendor financing solutions to assist petroleum retailers with their EMV migration plans and continues to announce new equipment manufacturer/distributor partnerships.


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.


GM PARTS NOW & GRAY MOTORSPORTS PARTNER WITH VP RACING FUELS

VP to Fuel Multicar COPO Camaro Sportsman Racing Team

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 31, 2016) VP Racing Fuels today announced a partnership with Victor Cagnazzi and Gray Motorsports’ COPO Camaro Sportsman racing team.  With the agreement, each of the team’s cars will be powered exclusively by VP’s C25™ racing fuel at the upcoming NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis as well as other NHRA National events.  The GM Parts Now Chevy COPO team campaigns four cars — in Stock, Super Stock,and the Factory Stock Showdown.

 

“We are excited to continue our 7-year relationship with VP Racing Fuels, which has been a great partner, with a great product that is not only extremely consistent, but also makes more power than any other brands we have tested,” said Cagnazzi, of Gray Motorsports.  “Our GM Parts Now Chevy COPO team runs and wins with VP fuel in the tank.” 

 

“To have a racer of Victor’s stature place his trust and confidence in our products is extremely gratifying,” said Mark Ticen, VP’s Director of Race Fuel Sales.  “His input will be invaluable to our R&D efforts and we look forward to supporting his team this year and well into the future.”

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 To Fuel Quest For Repeat TA/FC Championship

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 30, 2016) Jonnie Lindberg Motorsports today announced a new alliance with VP Racing Fuels for the 2016 racing season.  Jonnie Lindberg, reigning NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion, will rely exclusively on VP’s M1 Methanol in his attempt to secure a second championship this year.

 

‘’I switched to VP because it’s important for me to know you are getting the best and cleanest Methanol on the market to make good horsepower and stay consistent,’’ said Lindberg.

 

“Jonnie Lindberg is a young star with an even brighter future ahead of him in drag racing,” said Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels.  “He’s not only campaigning with the NHRA but makes frequent trips back to Europe to help various Pro Mod teams with tuning.  With all his experience and network of contacts, Jonnie will be a great asset to VP’s R&D efforts and will help promote our brand both in the U.S. and across Europe.”

 

Based in Upplands Vasby, Sweden, Jonnie Lindberg started his drag racing career as a tuner for his brother in European Pro Mod before graduating to drive FIA Top Alcohol Funny Car in 2012.  He won the TA/FC European Championship in 2013, the TA/FC NHRA Championship in 2015 and holds the ET World Record of 5.361 seconds. Now Lindberg spends more time in the USA and operates a shop in Brownsburg, Indiana.

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, NMRA, NMCA, PDRA, AMA Supercross, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Pirelli World Challenge and Formula Drift, 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 KYLE MOOSE AS REGIONAL MANAGER FOR WESTERN DIVISION

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 23, 2016) VP Racing Fuels®, Inc., today announced the appointment of Kyle Moose as Regional Manager, Western Division.  Based at the company’s regional sales office in Murrieta, California, Moose will be responsible for sales and distribution of race fuel in VP’s Western region which includes California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Montana as well as exports to Baja California, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

 

Moose brings substantial industry experience to his new position, including the last two years as Business Development Representative for VP’s Western Region.  During the 10 years prior to VP, he worked as a mechanic and engine builder for Varner Motorsports followed by a tour with Henson Clutch Components in sales and rider support.  Moose competed in amateur motocross racing for a number of years and still enjoys racing in off road motocross Grand Prix events.

 

“We’re pleased to hand the reins of our Western Regional Office over to Kyle,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.  “With his broad experience, passion for motorsports and prior success, we anticipate he’ll be a great asset to our sales team.  We’re confident our VP distributors and dealers in the Western region will continue to receive the top quality service and support they’ve come to expect.”

 

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 MADDITIVES® AND VP SMALL ENGINE FUELS NOW AT AUTOZONE

New Product Lines Available at 5,000+ Stores Across U.S.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 3, 2016) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced its “Madditive” line of gas and diesel additives and its VP Small Engine Fuels product family are both now available at AutoZone stores throughout the U.S. Marketed as “Race Fuel Technology for Your Daily Driver,” VP Madditives include off-road and street legal formulas to optimize performance in gas and diesel engines, while VP Small Engine Fuels are formulated for outdoor power equipment to prevent fuel system damage caused by ethanol-blended street gas.

“It’s a real testament to the strength of the VP brand as well as the quality of these products to have them embraced by one of the largest retailers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories in the United States,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Director of Sales-Consumer Products. “VP’s Madditives offer the consumer better performance and better value than the competition. They’re particularly appealing given their unique packaging featuring VP’s “Mad Scientist” and the reputation for quality and integrity that VP brings to a category otherwise prone to exaggerated hype or misleading product claims.”

“The growth of VP Small Engine Fuel has been phenomenal as more and more consumers become aware of the problems with ethanol-blended street gas,” Hendel added. “Sales will only accelerate with the additional distribution provided by AutoZone’s 5,000+ locations.”

Products available at AutoZone include:

VP Madditives
· Octanium® – Octane concentrate, increases octane up to 8 numbers (for Off-Road use only)
· Fuel System Cleaner – Cleans entire fuel system for up to 5000 miles (Street-legal)
· 7-In-1 Fuel System Treatment – Enhances combustion and restores engine’s power (Street-legal)
· Diesel All-in-One Fuel Conditioner – Cleans injectors and pumps, increases fuel mileage (Street-legal)

VP Small Engine Fuel
· 4-Cycle – unleaded fuel blended with no ethanol, for all 4-cycle equipment
· 2-Cycle Multi-Mix– pre-mixed with oil for equipment specifying either 40:1 or 50:1 gas/oil mix
· Fix-It-Fuel – one-time fuel system treatment for poor/non-running small engines

For more information about VP Madditives, VP Small Engine Fuel or other VP products, visit 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, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Formula Drift, 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 INKS MULTI-YEAR TITLE PARTNERSHIP WITH GATEWAY DIRT NATIONALS

VP Racing Fuels is the Official Fuel through 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 18, 2016) As part of a multi-year agreement, VP Racing Fuels has acquired title partnership for the largest indoor stock car race in 34 years, the VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals. VP Racing Fuels will also be the Official Fuel of the Gateway Dirt Nationals and the exclusive trackside fuel service provider.

The Gateway Dirt Nationals has quickly become one of the must see events in all of short track racing with over 400 competitors registered, representing more than 30 states and Canada for the event scheduled December 15th-17th at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. VP Racing Fuels has a long history of promoting its quality products through sponsorships of myriad race series and race teams, but aligning with a marquee event like the Gateway Dirt Nationals represents a new direction for its marketing efforts.

“Our experience with event sponsorship has been primarily at the product level, but when we saw the opportunity to partner with the Gateway Dirt Nationals as the title sponsor, we couldn’t pass it up,“ said Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels. “It’s a perfect platform not only to promote our race fuels but our newer product lines. There’s already been extraordinary positive buzz about this event and we look forward to working with Cody and his team to keep it growing for many years to come.”

The Gateway Dirt Nationals founder and promoter Cody Sommer added, “This partnership marks a big milestone for this event. Having the support of a company like VP for multiple years is going to allow us to work on things that add value for the fans and competitors. It is not often you find partners that have such a similar vision right out of the box and that is what we have with this relationship with VP thanks to Chris and Steve.”

In addition to naming rights and exclusive trackside fuel sales, VP will engage in on-site activation promoting its product lines for general consumers including VP Madditives and VP Small Engine Fuels as well as its growing roster of VP-branded gas stations, all of which will add even more excitement to an already mega event.

For more information regarding VP Racing Fuels, please visit www.VPRACINGFUELS.com and follow VP at Facebook.com/VPRacingFuel/ or www.youtube.com/user/VPRacingFuel.

For more information regarding the Gateway Dirt Nationals, please visit the event website at GatewayDirt.com. Follow along on social media for the latest details and announcements regarding the event via Twitter @GatewayDirt or Facebook.com/GatewayDirt.

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 markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.


VP LAUNCHES NEW BRANDED APPAREL PROGRAM

Barker Specialty to Carry Redesigned Clothing, New Promotional items

SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 23, 2016) VP Racing Fuels, Inc. today announced a new program to promote VP-branded apparel, promotional items and novelties. As part of the program, Barker Specialty is partnering with VP to host a new e-commerce site at https://www.barkerstores.com/vpperformancegear/ and serve as a one-stop shop for purchase of an expanded line of hats, t-shirts, promotional items and more.

Among the new items are several “Mad Scientist®” and VP Monster Truck-themed products including a VP Monster Jam® T-Shirt, a Monster Truck plush toy, Monster Truck pennant and even a Mad Scientist bobblehead! Visitors should check back frequently as the product line is growing rapidly and other VP-branded items and novelties will be added soon.

“We’re excited to partner with Barker Specialty and expect they’ll be instrumental in building VP’s brand awareness and facilitating all needs concerning apparel and novelties,” said Chris Wall, VP’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This new program will provide important support not only for VP’s expanding consumer product lines but our retail branding program as well.”

More information about VP Racing Fuels and its other products is available at VPRacingFuels.com.

About Barker Specialty
With over 60 years in the promotional products industry, Barker Specialty Company has become one of the nation’s leading distributorships servicing the largest companies in America as well as the U.S. Government. They have been rated in the Top 20 “Best Places to Work” for the ad specialty industry and are a Top 20 Promotional Products Dealer in the USA.

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 markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.