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SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 4, 2015) VP Racing Fuels today announced its selection as the Official Fuel Supplier for Ford Motor Company’s 2016 Cobra Jet, which was introduced yesterday at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Ford’s unveiling marks the continued evolution of the Cobra Jet as a limited edition, factory-produced turnkey race car. Like its predecessors, the 2016 Cobra Jet is legal for NHRA-Stock and Super Stock drag racing as well as several classes in IHRA, NMRA, and NMCA. With VP as the Official Fuel Supplier, each 2016 production unit will come from the factory calibrated specifically for VP’s C16 racing fuel.

“VP Racing Fuels has consistently been the choice of our customers so it was an easy decision to meet customer demand by sourcing them on the program,” said Jesse Kershaw, Drag Racing Parts and Competition Manager for Ford Performance. “Having a known consistent fuel stoichiometry is critical to our development and calibration process for the Cobra Jet and VP’s fuels deliver both the performance and consistency needed.

“We’re extremely proud to have C16 chosen to power the 2016 Cobra Jet,” said Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels. “Just as Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang has a longstanding legacy of power and performance, C16’s superior power and performance have made it the fuel of choice for thousands of drag racers at all levels since its introduction. In fact, VP’s blends work well in all high performance Ford vehicles, from VP101™ street-legal unleaded for the supercharged Cobra Mustang and other street-legal models to a variety of off-road blends for racing applications. We look forward to working with Ford Performance and encourage its customers to contact VP’s full-time, professional Tech Support staff with any fuel related questions.”

For more information about C16 and other VP products, visit For advice on fuel selection and tuning, contact VP Tech Support at 812-878-2025 or [email protected].

For more information on the Cobra Jet visit Ford Performance online at

About VP Racing Fuels
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, 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 Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, TORC: The Off Road Championship, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, 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, or

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 195,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit