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San Antonio, TX (April 27, 2018) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced they have extended their sponsorship of U.S. Army veteran, NHRA Top Sportsman driver Don O’Neal and his “Mad Scientist®” entry.

“VP is proud to extend our partnership with Don O’Neal to 2019,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Vice President, North America Sales – Race Fuels & Consumer Products. “Exciting things are always happening at VP but at its core, working with great people who happen to be great racers that share our passion for winning is what we’re all about.”

O’Neal, whose grandfather fought in the Korean War and whose father fought in Vietnam, enlisted in the Army as a helicopter mechanic and retired as a Sergeant First Class in 2013. By coincidence, Freddie Turza, VP’s Technical Manager, was a helicopter mechanic while serving in the U.S. Marines further illustrating VP’s appreciation for America’s Armed Forces and for working with passionate people who like to make things fly either in the air or on the race track.

“I have been with VP for 23 years, and they’ve been fueling my passion for drag racing the entire way,” said O’Neal. “The Mad Scientist is going on tour for 2018, and while we’ve been lucky to get a couple of Divisional Wins in the past couple years in Top Sportsman, I want a National Event Wally this year. I have eleven opportunities and we’re going to tell everyone about Makin’ Power with VP.”

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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 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA, Rally America, SCORE, and ARA 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 is available online at

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VP Contact: Bruce Hendel 210.635.7744 or [email protected]

O’Neal Contact: Don O’Neal 910.237.3825 or [email protected]