San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., regarded as the fuel of choice when setting records and winning drag races, has signed a multi-year extension as the Official Fuel Supplier for Santa Pod Raceway in England.
“Drag racing is the most graphic demonstration of making power,” said Marc Wesler, VP’s International Sales Manager. “For over forty years drag racers on both sides of the Atlantic, and everywhere for that matter, have relied on VP power and consistency to fuel their success. Santa Pod is the center of the drag racing universe in Europe, and we are really proud to be extending our relationship with Keith Bartlett and the entire Santa Pod organization.”
Santa Pod is the home of the FIA European Drag Racing Championships and hosts over 50 events including National drag race meetings, modified car shows, VW Beetle & Camper festivals, Japanese performance car events, retro & classic car events, Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB) public track days. Located in Podington, Bedfordshire, England, Santa Pod was built on a retired World War II airbase once used by the U.S. 92nd Bomber Group.
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced they have acquired a new property and facility in Huntingdon, Tennessee, citing a favorable atmosphere for business growth and development. With all that the location has to offer, VP feels it is ideal for their vision of the future.
“VP was founded over forty years ago in San Antonio,” said Alan Cerwick, President and CEO of VP Racing Fuels.“ As the company has continued a consistent and remarkable growth, we have acquired additional properties in Texas, plus have facilities in Indiana and Delaware. We evaluated all of these locations, ultimately hoping to expand in Texas, but unfortunately, acquiring the approvals to fully develop the Texas sites has been too challenging. On the flip side, Tennessee is clearly open for business, and their desire to attract and partner with companies wanting to grow is a perfect fit for VP.”
The local, state and economic development agencies in Tennessee were eager to help VP acquire this property and obtain all necessary permits and approvals to ensure full use of the facility. “One of our main objectives in Tennessee is to make sure our rural communities are well-represented in the world of economic development,” said Governor Bill Lee. “I want to thank VP for supporting our mission to prioritize rural areas by investing in Huntingdon and creating new jobs in West Tennessee.”
Motorsports journalists from the United Kingdom and Canada, tasked with identifying and discovering what new products are likely to succeed in their home countries, selected STAY FROSTY.
“The journalists that make up the PRI Global panel are highly respected,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Vice President, North America Sales – Race Fuels & Consumer Products. “Their opinions really matter because they know their markets. With the help of this endorsement there’s an even stronger probability STAY FROSTY will do well in North America and overseas. With the extensive distribution network we have in place it will be very easy for racers and enthusiasts to keep cool and STAY FROSTY when it counts.”
The PRI Global Media Award is the second prestigious award VP and STAY FROSTY have received for 2019. In November, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association panel of international media voted STAY FROSTY one of the best new products at the SEMA Show.
Indianapolis, IN – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., may be regarded as the leader in racing fuel technology around the world but as the annual PRI show opened today in Indy, attendees were treated to something special from a ’68 Caddy.
“For over twenty years we’ve produced some very memorable poster calendars,” said Alan Cerwick, VP Racing Fuels President & CEO. “We’re used to fueling the Prototype Cadillac’s in the IMSA series, but for 2019 our team put someone special in a Coupe Deville, and the crowd loved it.”
Constance Nunes, the star of the Netflix series, “Car Masters: Rust to Riches,” is VP’s 2019 calendar poster model and will be at VP’s booth #4201 during the show signing posters and greeting attendees, guests, and exhibitors.
For more information about VP and its products for racers, enthusiasts, and general consumers visit vpracingfuels.com.
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc., with a global reputation for high-performance fuels for all types of engines, will introduce their new Classic, Traditional and Custom lubricant product line to attendees at the PRI Show December 6-8 in Indianapolis.
“There are a blinding number of oils and lubricants on store shelves,” said Richard Glady, Division Manager – VP Lubricants. “But now, from VP, the consumers, racers, tuners, and engine builders who have relied on the VP logo all these years can select a motor oil or lubricant made specifically for their needs and know it has the technology and VP’s dedication to performance behind every ounce.”
VP now offers VP Classic™ non-synthetic racing oils in 10W-30, 20W-50, and SAE 30 weights offering a friction reducing additive, strong detergent, and superior film strength. Classic SAE 80-W-90 API GL-4 Hi-Performance gear oil for use in traditional manual transmissions complements the line. VP Traditional™ are non-synthetic racing oils in SAE 50 and SAE 60 heavier viscosity with the enhancements offered by the Classics and built for extremely stressed competition engines fueled by racing fuel, gasoline, diesel, alcohol, or nitromethane.
X85L™ is an 85% Ethanol 15% Hydrocarbon racing fuel with a lead additive package to increase octane and the lubricity of the fuel. X14™ is a non-oxygenated leaded general purpose racing fuel that is economically priced, and a good choice for any number of racing applications, including 598-615 cubic inch naturally aspirated big bracket engines and NHRA Super Comp and Super Gas racing. X14 has a MON of 112 for compression ratios up to 15:1.
“Our new X85L and X14 race fuels are perfect go-to fuels for a large number of racers, but we didn’t stop there,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Vice President, North America Sales – Race Fuels & Consumer Products. “Our R&D team worked with racers and engine builders throughout the year, and we are also proud to have added Eco96™ and UTV 96™ to our extensive fuel menu. Some companies might think they can fuel everything with a handful of products. We’ve known better for years, and our growth in North America and around the world is proof we’ve got the right formula.”
San Antonio, TX – VP Racing Fuels, following an award-winning week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, now heads to Indianapolis for the PRI Racing Industry Trade Show December 6-8. Recognized around the world as the leader in racing fuel technology, VP’s hot time in the desert will bring warmth to a typically cooler Midwest.
“Having STAY FROSTY™ Race-Ready coolant win the coveted 2019 SEMA Global Media Award let everyone know we were there,” said Alan Cerwick, VP Racing Fuels President and CEO. “We showed the media, consumers, and resellers that we continue to be on the forefront of developing products the market needs. PRI is an incredible motorsports event with attendees from all over the world, and we can’t wait to show them what we’ve been up to.”
In addition to introducing new STAY FROSTY at SEMA, VP unveiled a total of 14 new products including four new race fuels, and a 2019 Calendar poster starring Constance Nunes from the Netflix series “Car Masters: Rust to Riches.” As a result, VP’s PRI booths #s 4201 and 7011 should be one of the busiest and most popular throughout the show.