San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants, and additives, continues to supply race fuels, coolants, and lubricants to race series and teams, despite the economic challenges caused by COVID-19. VP continues to maintain sufficient inventory and transportation to supply all professional and amateur race customers around the world.
“Product quality and delivery excellence are what we’re known for,” stated Alan Cerwick, VP’s President and CEO. “Amidst this challenging business climate, we remain committed to providing our race and retail customers with product availability and on-time delivery to support their business operations. Our product demand remains stable, and we continue to sign new race series and distribution relationships in 2020.”
Over the past several weeks, VP has signed new agreements with World Racing League and American Flat Track and continues to fuel high profile series and events that are recognized around the world including the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, IMSA, SCORE, DIRTcar, MotoAmerica, AMA Supercross, NHRA Sportsman classes, and hundreds of other series and tracks in North America.
VP Racing Fuels named official presenting sponsor of Midwest SuperStar Bracket Series at World Wide Technology Raceway
VP Racing Fuels, JEGS.com and MAHLE Motorsport to offer contingency and bonus awards for six race events and championship
St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway officials today announced that VP Racing Fuels has been named the official presenting sponsor of the Midwest SuperStar Bracket Series and will join JEGS.com and MAHLE Motorsport as official contingency sponsors for the series. The six-race series, which will be contested over two weekends at WWTR’s drag strip in Madison, Illinois, will pay $10,000 to win and offer bonus awards at each race. In addition, a series points fund will be distributed to the top five racers in the point standings.
“The commitment from solid brands such as VP, JEGS and MAHLE is a great start for this new program,” said World Wide Technology Raceway Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Blair. “We want to firmly establish the Midwest SuperStar program as the working class racer’s special event program where every racers feels they have a chance to win great cash and prizes without extensive travel — and without blowing their entire racing budget on entry fees.”
Thanks to contingency sponsor commitments, each race winner will receive a $200 product award. Each race’s runner-up will receive a $50 product award. Upon completion of the two race weekends, the top five racers in championship points will receive $1,500 in product awards from each sponsor – distributed as $750 for first, $300 for second, $200 for third, $150 for fourth and $100 for fifth. Continue reading
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a leader in performance fuels, lubricants, additives, and gas station retail, is working to help prevent cancer through its annual Pink Jug campaign. With an increase of over 30% in donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2019, it was announced today that the push and the promotion would continue.
“At VP, we know a thing or two about research and development,” said Alan Cerwick, VP President & CEO. “We strive every day to fuel people’s passions, but the very dedicated group at the Prevent Cancer Foundation have a much more serious mission, and we hope that this ongoing campaign can help fund research grants and make a difference and a brighter future for all of us.”
Through the sale of VP’s popular Pink Jugs, plastic containers that are used for storing and handling liquids, and pourable solids, VP makes annual contributions to PCF. In addition, in October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VP doubles the contribution from each pink jug sold. VP’s distributors and dealers also get involved in their local markets to raise even more awareness of cancer research. Continue reading
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels may be best known for making power and protecting engines with race and performance fuels but now, according to Clements Racing Engines, the word is spreading that there’s a new oil in town.
“We first noticed a difference when Barry Wright brought in his engine, “said Glenn Clements, “We tore it down and the parts looked good. The rocker bearings looked excellent so we know the oil did a very good job. Wright was using VP’s New Pro Grade 15W-50 racing oil.”
Clements Racing Engines in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been in operation for decades and their dirt late model and stock car engines have helped win countless races and championships. They’ve also been named Engine Builder of the Year by many of the top race series in the country.
“This is just one example of the difference our racing oils are making,” added Richard Glady, VP’s Lubricant Sales Manager. “In all types of engines and for all types of racing, VP racing oils are now leading the pack.”
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., the World Leader of Race Fuels has announced it has signed a new distribution agreement with California Fuels & Lubricants, of Garden Grove, California, servicing the Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
“California Fuels & Lubricants is a first-class, professional organization, known throughout Southern California for the best service in the region,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Vice President, North American Sales – Race Fuel and Consumer Products. “We’ve been looking for a distributor organization that embraces our full line of VP Racing products. CFL will carry not only our popular championship proven race fuels but our fast-growing line of racing and performance lubricants as well as our additives and small engine fuels”.
California Fuels & Lubricants will distribute the full line of VP products, including VP race fuels and VP racing lubricants, servicing tracks and drivers throughout Southern California. Also, CFL will market VP’s Branded Retail programs, featuring the fastest growing retail branding program in the country. These programs include VP branded gas stations, VP FastLube™ oil change centers, and VP PowerWash™ carwashes.
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., regarded as the innovator in race fuel development, technical support, and on-site fuel service, has been named the Official Fuel of the Fall Fling $500,000 To-Win bracket race September 17-21 at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.
“Kyle Seipel and Peter Biondo are both world-class racers,” said Marc Wesler, VP’s International Sales Manager. “As co-promoters they’ve grown the Fall Fling, the Spring Fling Million, and the Spring Fling GALOT into the biggest bracket races in the world. We’re really looking forward to being on-site with VP to help fuel their incredible event.”
Seipel’s and Biondo’s passion for drag racing took on a new meaning years ago when on a family vacation, the long-time close friends began talking about putting on a big buck bracket race of their own reflecting what they would want in a bracket event if they were racing in it. They developed the motto, “Race It. Experience It.” Years later the co-promoters’ passion for racing, family, and fun continues in promoting what is now regarded as the most popular, and lucrative, bracket races being run..
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., the dominator in drag racing fuel performance for over forty years, congratulates Kyle and Steve Cultrera for their recent $20,000 win at the SFG 500 at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.
“Kyle’s an excellent tuner and driver,” said Freddie Turza, VP’s Technical Director. “He won the 2013 NHRA Comp Eliminator and Super Comp Championships in Division 1 on VP, so he and his father Steve know what’s best and when it came to choosing fuel for the 500 they chose our Q15.”
In addition to his own driving career, Steve Cultrera worked with NHRA Pro Stock teams as a clutch specialist while maintaining his thriving auto body repair business in Eliot, Maine with the help of his wife, Joann. Having schooled his son Kyle and daughter Lauren, he’s also made sure they learned every element of drag racing, including product selection.