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San Antonio, TX (December 12, 2023) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., recognized worldwide as the leader in performance fuel products, today announced the formation of VP Aviation, Inc. This latest announcement follows a recent release regarding VP’s breakthrough achievement in passing a significant milestone in unleaded aviation fuel development. Read that full release here:

VP Racing recently passed a major hurdle in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rigorous Piston Engine Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). This is the first-ever such effort to enter into full-scale engine testing since the FAA’s initiative to remove lead from aviation fuel began decades ago.

“The formation of VP Aviation, Inc. is a response to this exclusive aviation fuel breakthrough,” said Alan Cerwick, President & CEO of VP Racing and President of VP Aviation. “This new company will allow for rapid global commercialization of the new fuel.”

“Passing Stage Gate III of the FAA’s PAFI test plan moves this fuel into full-scale testing in a number of engines and aircraft that represent a broad spectrum of general aviation (GA) technologies and materials. VP will work with Original Equipment Manufacturers, pilots, distributors, and regulatory bodies to seek authorization for the unleaded fuel for GA use to replace 100 Low-lead (100LL).” Cerwick added.

Over the next 12-18 months, VP expects to have the only fuel to secure FAA fleetwide authorization for high-octane, unleaded fuel in general aviation piston aircraft. Soon after, a gradual rollout will begin, leading to the eventual replacement of 100LL, ultimately meeting the 300-million-gallon annual worldwide demand.

For more information on the FAA’s initiative for the unleaded GA future, visit the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) website: For more information about VP Racing and its products for racers, enthusiasts, and general consumers, visit

About VP Racing

VP Racing is best known as the World Leader in 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 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, MotoAmerica, World Racing Group, World of Outlaws, Fanatec GT World Challenge America, AMA Supercross, American Flat Track, SCORE, USAC, NMCA/NMRA, and more than 60 sponsored series and sanctioning bodies. VP is also the official performance coolant of IMSA, American Flat Track, and ATVMX.

VP also sells a full line of consumer products, including ethanol-free VP outdoor equipment fuels formulated for 2 and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment, lubricants, VP Madditive® automotive performance additives, Stay Frosty® performance coolants, car appearance products, and accessories through national home improvement, automotive parts, and online retailers. The company also offers a program to independent operators of convenience stores and gas stations, car wash, quick lube, and marinas to brand as VP Racing and resell the company’s race fuel and a full range of automotive performance and outdoor small engine products. For more information, visit

VP Aviation Media Contact: Steve Ward, 210-635-7744 or [email protected]