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MXA’S HIERARCHY OF RACING FUELS
What to run and knowing how to choose the right type of racing fuel for your bike can be confusing. You probably know that octane is not the make-it or break-it number when it comes to choosing race gas and that a higher octane number might actually hurt performance if your engine doesn’t call for it. But what other factors should you consider?
Four-strokes run best on unleaded fuel and two-strokes prefer lead, but are there exceptions to this rule?
The Motocross Action Magazine wrecking crew has a long track record with VP Racing fuels, so they sat down with us to hash out the hierarchy of racing fuels. They wanted to help other racers—who are probably just as confused as they were—determine which VP fuel to use and when. Below was the result. Enjoy!
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 14th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: MOTOCROSS ACTION MAGAZINE, POWERSPORTS, TWO STROKE, FOUR STROKE, DIRT BIKE, FUEL HIERARCHY
LIAM DORAN RETURNS TO FINALS PLACING AT FINLAND RALLYCROSS
Monster Energy driver Liam Doran, powered by VP Racing Fuels, proved again that he’s one of the elite drivers with a finals place at Round 4 of the FIA European Rallycross in Kouvola, Finland.
Following his crash in Hungary two weeks ago, the team worked on his DS3 up to the very last minute, having the car ready just in time for practice. Doran immediately showed no hesitation to push the car and his competitors to their limits, being top of the leaderboard for the most part of the weekend and showing some incredible racing skills in the process.
Heat 1 saw Doran taking a convincing win and overall top position, which he continued to hold onto through heat 2. Having started pole along with Tanner Foust, Timur Timerzyanov, Davy Jeanney, and Petter Solberg, Doran proceeded to create a nail-biting battle between Solberg, Foust and himself, with Doran crossing the finish line in second position but still holding onto first overall.
“The car feels great,” said Doran, “it feels good to be this competitive.”
On day two, Liam continued to dominate the leaderboard, showing the fastest times of this weekend in Finland. While Heat 3 saw Liam finishing closely behind Tanner Foust, he remained overall first. The skies opened up for heat 4 and after some incredible wet track racing that brought the crowd to boiling point, Doran managed to qualify for the semi-finals alongside fellow Monster Energy teammate Andreas Bakkerud.
An exciting battle in the semi-finals saw Doran deliver some strong racing that resulted in him reaching the final, which became one of the closest and hardest fought races so far this season.
Solberg led to start and Doran was battling with teammate Andreas Bakkerud as they headed into the turn before the start straight. Timmy Hansen then came out of his joker lap making it three wide.
Doran led amongst these three until a lot of hard contact in lap four resulted in him having to take off some of the pressure. Solberg was out front when he crashed into the barrier, allowing Foust to take the lead and cross the finish line followed by Timerzyanov, Hansen, and Doran.
“My team worked really hard to the get the car fixed in time for this event. We were fast all weekend but unfortunately it didn’t come together to win the final”, said Doran. “There was a lot of contact this weekend, especially in the final. My car took another beating but that’s Rallycross. I now want to go to Norway and get an even better result. The team deserves it and I’m going to do my best to make it happen.”
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 14th June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: LIAM DORAN, RALLYCROSS, FIA, CITROEN, MONSTER ENERGY, TANNER FOUST, RALLYMAX, RALLYPLUS
JCR/HONDA VICTORIOUS AT THE 45TH SCORE BAJA 500!
The 45th Baja 500 was set to be a battle for the ages with 4 super teams consisting of the most talented Off-Road desert racers in the world all set to do battle on a freshly minted 499 mile Baja 500 course. The JCR/Honda team of Timmy Weigand, Colton Udall and David Kamo were the team to beat coming off a win at the SCORE Baja 250 and widely known as the "Best in Baja". The speed and experience of the JCR/Honda program was on full display at this year’s Baja 500 as the team executed their race strategy to a T.
Weigand started the race and then immediately handed the bike to Udall. Udall rode 215 miles and put the bike into the physical lead at race mile 130 and gained a 6-minute gap over all racers. Next up was David Kamo who stretched out the lead to 11 minutes during his 100-mile section. Weigand rode the next 140 miles and added 21 minutes to the lead before passing the bike back to Udall for the final 45 miles to the finish.
"I'm very pleased with the overall effort. The racers pre run plan was excellent and prepared them to succeed. Our master technician Eric Siraton has been working very hard this year and built us a rocket-ship of a race bike. The support of our pit staff is overwhelming and I can't thank the crews enough for all they do. The JCR/Honda Baja race system was built by my mentor Bruce Ogilvie. His legacy is the key to the way this team operates and key to our success. I want to thank SCORE for all the efforts to keep racing alive and strong in Baja. I want to thank my team and I want to thank our sponsors who are committed to racing and committed to supporting our efforts,” said JCR team owner, Johnny Campbell.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 3rd June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: JCR HONDA, SCORE BAJA 500, JOHNNY CAMPBELL, TIMMY WEIGAND, COLTON UDALL, DAVID KAMO, HONDA CRF450X
BLOCK WINS 2013 SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL PERFORMANCE RALLY ON VP!
Hoonigan Racing’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino took their first overall win of the season at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (STPR) – round four of the 2013 Rally America National Championship – held on May 31-June 1 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. The victory marks the duo’s second STPR Rally overall win and it comes at a critical time when Block needed a victory to close the gap to current Rally America National Championship points leader, David Higgins and Craig Drew from Subaru Rally Team USA.
Block and Gelsomino were able to win 12 of 16 STPR Rally stages in their 2012 Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. without much of the mechanical problems that have plagued the team since the beginning of the season.
“The weekend went really well,” said Block, “The first three (Rally America) events of the year went really horrible for me. I am really happy to come here at STPR and have an event with some good luck.”
Block never relinquished the STPR Rally lead from the event’s first stage and built a solid margin over second place finisher, David Sterckx and Karen Jankowski, this year’s top finishing Super Production Class drivers.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 3rd June, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL, SUPER PRODUCTION CLASS, HOONIGAN RACING, FORD RACING, KEN BLOCK, RALLY AMERICA
VP'S NEW X16 - AN ADVANCED BLEND OF PERFORMANCE & ECONOMY
VP Racing Fuels, a leader in race fuel technology, recently introduced its newest blend—VP X16 ™. “Our chemists have outdone themselves again with X16,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Regional Manager-Race Fuel Sales. “It’s a perfect blend of performance and economy.”
Designed for naturally aspirated engines, X16 is an economically priced option for two and four-stroke engines with compression ratios of up to 16:1 and for engines using nitrous up to 300 HP. “X16 offers the power and protection of leading 116 octane racing fuels for a lower price and is an ideal fuel for a wide array of motorsports applications,” said Kelly.
“For extreme nitrous applications, we continue to recommend the superior performance and engine protection of VP’s C16, NO2 or C23,” Kelly continued. “For forced induction applications, we recommend C16 or Q16.”
“For racers that are used to fuels like Maximal, they’ll really like X16’s performance and price!” Kelly added. X16 is now available in pails and drums throughout VP’s extensive dealer and distributor network.
For more information or to locate your nearest VP dealer, visit vpracingfuels.com. Tech questions can be directed to VP’s Tech Support staff at 812-878-2025 or email@example.com.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 23rd May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: DRAG RACING, X16, <300 HP, NATURALLY ASPIRATED, HIGH PERFORMANCE, 116 OCTANE, ECONOMICAL
RENEZEDER STILL UNDEFEATED IN PRO-4!
Statistics certainly say a lot about a driver, his career and his team, but by no means does it define him. You can toss around record winning streaks, number of championships, quantity of wins, track records and qualifying poles to make a point about a lifelong motorsports career, and those definitely stake a claim in the history books. But if you want to find a legend in any sport, you need to see the athlete in action when he thinks no one is watching – those true character moments. Carl Renezeder’s name will be in short course history books indefinitely for his accomplishments on the track – there’s no doubt about that. But he will be a hero to kids and adults alike for decades to come because of his character, integrity and professionalism outside of the truck.
This past weekend at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, California, there was one such example that caught the attention of a series official. At the end of the weekend, one of the staging officials made a point to tell Renezeder’s crew chief, Bill Smith, about a moment that made him happy to be a part of this sport. There was a hectic moment when Renezeder was on his way to staging, trying to make a quick restroom stop before climbing into his truck for a race. The official saw a kid yell Renezeder’s name and was thrilled to see him not only stop for the kid to sign his poster, but also motion the kid’s friends over to do the same and take some photos. It’s moments like those that live in a child’s memory forever, and why Renezeder will find himself a legend of this sport in years to come.
“I love my fans, especially the kids,” commented a humble Renezeder when asked about that moment after the weekend was over. “It amazes me every weekend that there are fans out there that truly love what we do out there on the track – there wouldn’t be a sport without the fans. I’m honored they want my truck and name on their wall at home.”
If you’ve spent any time around Renezeder during his 15-year short-course career, you’d know that a moment like the one just described is not an anomaly. It’s just one of hundreds, if not thousands, of examples of the kind of person he is. If you haven’t, simply ask the three U.S. Marines that were guests of Renezeder this weekend: Lcpl Brad Schoffstall (MCAS Miramar), Cpl Jeremy Gagnon (MCAS Yuma) and Cpl Andrew Adrian (MCB Camp Pendleton). They would each have their own Renezeder story to tell that goes well beyond the racetrack.
However, if statistics are still your thing, there are plenty of those to go around. Fueled by VP's Late Model Plus, Renezeder stood on the podium in all four races this weekend with two wins in Pro-4, and a second and a third in Pro-2, and he never qualified outside the top three. His two wins extended his undefeated 2013 streak in Pro-4, and going back to 2012, it makes the stat eight wins in a row and ten wins out of the last 11 four-wheel-drive races. He leads the Pro-4 points (a class in which he has six championship titles to his name) and is second in Pro-2 points (he’s a two-time champion in that division). And to round things out, Sunday’s victory was his 111 th short-course win in under 15 seasons of competition. Cool, right? All very cool, indeed. But it’s the moment when he looks you in the eye, shakes your hand, and sincerely thanks you for coming out to the race that makes you want to cheer for him, a legend of the sport still competing at the top of his game, when the green flag drops.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 23rd May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: PRO2, TROPHY TRUCK, TRAXXAS TORC SERIES, LATE MODEL PLUS, LUCAS OIL OFFROAD RACING, CARL RENEZEDER, PRO4
VP SCORES TOP 3 PODIUM SPOTS AT THE LASALLE SPRING SHOOTOUT
Brady Smith edged out fellow Wisconsin driver, Jimmy Mars by just a few inches at LaSalle Speedway on Saturday Night in winning the Jeff's Enginemasters Spring Shootout. It was Smith's first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win since 2008. Trailing Smith and Mars to the finish line in the $10,000 to win race was John Blankenship, Chris Simpson, and Don O'Neal, with the TOP 3 drivers powered by VP Racing Fuels.
"I have to thank Jimmy (Mars) for racing me clean that was quite a race, we are happy to be here in Lucas Oil victory lane. We haven't been racing much this year, I had knee surgery back in March, and it took a while to recover from that," said Smith. With the win Smith became the seventh different winner in eleven LOLMDS events in 2013.
Mars was seeking his first LOLMDS victory since the '09 North/South 100 at Florence (KY) Speedway, but fell just short of the win. "Congratulations to Brady, I hope the fans enjoyed that race, to run 50-laps here without a yellow says something about the track and the drivers in this race. We got boxed in there behind another car and Brady was able to get around me. I thought that on the final lap, I was going to get him. I saw him slide up the track and he left and opening, but we came up just short."
Blankenship was looking for his first win of the season, and watched the action in front of him in the closing laps. "I was hoping maybe they would get together and we could sneak by for the win, we gained some points tonight, those two had a great race for the lead, I had a good battle with (Chris) Simpson for the entire race it seemed like."
Completing the top ten were Jimmy Owens, Eddie Carrier Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Steve Francis, and Randy Korte.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 13th May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: BRADY SMITH, JIMMY MARS, JOHN BLANKENSHIP, LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES, SPRING SHOOTOUT, LASALLE SPEEDWAY
VP’S NEW "V-TWIN" MOTORSPORT CONTAINER® NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER
VP Racing Fuels today introduced a new “V-Twin” Motorsport Container with a dark and sinister design sure to be a favorite among street and cruiser cycle enthusiasts everywhere. The black container is marked with a wicked new blacked-out VP logo outlined in orange and topped off with an orange enclosure.
VP’s 5-gallon plastic Motorsport Containers have long been popular among racers and performance enthusiasts. VP’s new V-Twin container provides yet another distinctive color option in addition to its 10-color lineup for those who intend to accent their ride or simply express their individuality. Related accessories are also available from VP including hoses, funnels and replacement container caps.
“VP Racing has a heritage of formulating custom fuels with only the highest quality components to achieve maximum performance for specific applications,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Director-Consumer Product Sales. “We’ve been no less demanding in the engineering of our containers which are the most durable on the market, with an array of custom colors and shapes to suit any taste.”
Like all VP Motorsport Containers, the slick new V-Twin container is made with only the highest quality virgin high-density polyethylene, including 30% more material than standard containers to withstand the roughest treatment. The containers are subjected to a 15-point quality test and carry a 3-year limited warranty. They feature an ergonomically contoured handle, bottom grip for easy pouring and a non-breakable multipurpose cap with rubber gaskets.
For more information or to order VP’s V-Twin Motorsport Containers, contact the appropriate regional VP distribution center listed online at http://www.vpracingfuels.com/contactus.html
BUY ONLINE AT: http://www.vpracingfuels.com/containers
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 7th May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: MOTORSPORT CONTAINER, V-TWIN, JUG, FUEL HANDLING, FUEL CAN, HARLEY DAVIDSON
10 RACES WON, 1 CHAMPIONSHIP EARNED - RYAN VILLOPOTO
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto capped of his title-winning season by earning his 10th Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race tonight before 39,504 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium. GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn won the first Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship of his career as three-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers won the first 250SX Class race of his career. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen captured then first Western Regional 250SX Championship of his career as GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac won his fifth Main Event of the season. Roczen went on to win the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer started the 450SX Class with the Nuclear Cowboyz ® Holeshot Award. Villopoto rebounded from a mid-pack start to take over the lead from his teammate Weimer at the end of the opening lap. Fueled by VP Racing Fuels' MR-PRO6, Villopoto led from wire to wire en route to the victory.
Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, who came into tonight’s race trailing Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps by three points in the battle for second place in season standings, moved into second place on Lap 5.
Millsaps pulled into the number-three position behind Dungey to secure second place in the season standings. Dungey finished the race in second and finished third in season standings.
“This is a great way to cap the season off,” said Villopoto. “We rebounded this year from a bad start at the season opener and won the title. There is no better way to end a season than like this.”
Posted by VP RACING FUELS on 5th May, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: MR-PRO6, KX450F, AMA, FIM, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, AMA SUPERCROSS
GRAF + LUHR WIN THIRD STRAIGHT LBC ALMS RACE
Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr won for the third straight year at Long Beach as Muscle Milk Pickett Racing cruised to its first victory of the season in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday. Graf, fueled by VP Racing Fuels, beat Rebellion Racing’s Nick Heidfeld by 36.329 seconds in the P1 class of the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
Luhr started the race third in class and dropped to mid-pack during a caution-filled middle of the race. But it was all planned. The team made its one driver change during a stop 25 minutes in, and Graf battled back through the field to take the overall lead for good with 47 minutes remaining in the No. 6 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a.
The two lead cars pitted for the final time with an hour to go. Heidfeld replaced Neel Jani in the Rebellion Lola-Toyota, which also took fuel. Meanwhile Graf took just fuel and left the pitlane well before Heidfeld. That proved the difference.
“We've definitely had 100 percent the right strategy,” Graf said. “The way the race unfolded, it was perfect. The guys did an awesome job in the pits - no mistakes. The Michelin street soft tires ran excellent - we ran the entire race on just one set. It was such a great weekend, and I am so proud of everybody.”
The victory moved Luhr into a tie for ALMS career victories (42), a mark he shares with Olivier Beretta.
“Sometimes, endurance racing is like this,” Luhr said. “Sometimes you have the busier day, and sometimes you have the easy day. With us two, it doesn't really matter. I can trust Klaus, and I hope he can trust me. You have to do, what you have to do to win. As a team we understand that. Of course I would have loved to drive more, but at that time you put your ego or your selfishness back a bit, and look at the big picture to do what it takes to win the race. If you have a problem with that attitude, you're in the wrong business.”
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 21st April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: MUSCLE MILK, PICKETT RACING, AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES, LONG BEACH, KLAUS GRAF, LUCAS LUHR
VP SCORES TOP THREE AT RAY COOK'S SPRING NATIONALS AT CLEVELAND
A beautiful Saturday was in store for race fans as the Cleveland Speedway hosted Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Super Late Model series for a $5,000 to-WIN / 50 lap event. In a repeat finish from March’s ShamRock event, Randy "THE DREAM" Weaver of Crossville, TN strew his web of victory after early race leader Skip Arp yielded to mechanical problems on lap # 17.
With pole sitter Weaver in his VP Racing Fuels powered Weaver GRT inheriting the lead, Derek Ellis, Mike Marlar and Billy Ogle Jr. went at it for the remaining 30+ circuits tracking the leader by over 10-cars lengths at times. At the races conclusion Marlar and Ogle got by Ellis and again just like the ShamRock followed Weaver to victory. The top three drivers were fueled by VP's Late Model Plus racing fuel.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 20th April, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: SOUTHERN NATIONALS SERIES, LATE MODEL PLUS, RANDY WEAVER, MIKE MARLAR, BILLY OGLE JR.
ERB WINS INDIANA ICEBREAKER ON LATE MODEL PLUS
Dennis Erb, Jr. came from the eighth starting spot to win the 16th Annual Indiana Icebreaker sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday Night at Brownstown Speedway. Erb, running VP's Late Model Plus, took the lead on lap six from Josh McGuire and went unchallenged the rest of the way for the $10,000 victory.
Erb's fifth career LOLMDS win tonight was also his first series win outside of East Bay Raceway Park in Florida. Don O'Neal finished second, followed by Greg Johnson, Jared Landers, and Bobby Pierce.
"The car was amazing all night; we didn't change much at all! This was probably the best car I have had here at Brownstown. In the feature, the track was racy from top to bottom. We started on the outside of the fourth row and the top was great, so that's where I stayed and it didn't take us long to get to the front," said Erb, who earned his fourth career win at the South-Central Indiana track.
"The car was good all week at East Bay last month, if not for a few blown tires, we would have won the points, but we had a good night tonight and we want to stay with the series all year, if we can find some more funding then that's what we will do," said the 40-year-old Erb.
Once Erb was in front there was no catching him. The only caution of the race came out with 20 laps complete, but on the restart, Erb pulled away from his nearest competitors. "I have to thank Bloomquist Race Cars, Kuntz and Company, J&L Scrap Metals and McBride Leasing, and of course my Crew Chief, Heather Lyne."
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 26th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY, LOLMDS, LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES, LATE MODEL PLUS, DENNIS ERB JR
WIENEN WINS 2013 ATV MOTOCROSS SEASON OPENER IN GEORGIA
Mother Nature made her presence known at the opening round of the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA, in Washington, Ga. on Saturday. With less than perfect conditions, twenty-three pro riders lined up at the muddy Aonia Pass MX track, creating a full gate for the first time in recent history.
Defending champion Chad Wienen, running VP Racing Fuels, rode smart and collected to grab the first victory of 2013, due in part to his knowledge gained from earning the number one plate in 2012. Wienen scored a 3-2 finish to secure the overall win aboard his Wienen Motorsports SSi Walsh Yamaha presented by Maxxis Tires & Team Vollmer machine. Wienen was able to secure top five starts, allowing him to move into a favorable position to take the overall win. "I'm happy with the outcome. Anything is possible with a mud race but I'm really excited to be leaving still carrying the red number plate," said Wienen.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 25th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: YAMAHA, AMA, FOUR WHEELER, QUAD, CHAD WIENEN, ATV MX
VILLOPOTO COMMANDS INDY SX WITH HIS SIXTH WIN THIS SEASON!
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto earned another win at a racing mecca, claiming his fourth straight win in Indianapolis in front of a sold out crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. Villopoto, burning VP’s MR-PRO 6, worked his way to the front to earn his sixth victory of the season.
Villopoto extended his points lead with a methodical run in Indianapolis. The Washington native worked his way up from third to the lead, holding off many charges from determined riders before claiming his fourth straight victory in a city known for its racing history.
“Tonight’s race was difficult,” said Villopoto. “The track was deteriorating on every lap and we were pushing it to its limits. It was a good race tonight and I was working hard to stay in the lead.”
Villopoto joins an elite group of racers who have conquered Indianapolis. Even though the Indianapolis 500 has been run for more than 100 years, no driver has won the race more than 4 times. After his fourth consecutive victory in the Circle City, Villopoto joins the elite ranks of AJ Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears as four time winners. In NASCAR competition, both Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson also have won four times at The Brickyard. The only driver to win more times in Indianapolis is seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher who has won five times in the city.
Though the 20 lap main event at Indianapolis lasted nearly 10 minutes less than last week’s race at Daytona, the track made for an exhausting night for the riders.
“Tonight was one of the toughest races of the year,” said Villopoto. “We all had a really fast pace going and with the track breaking down we had to work hard to ride it as hard as we could without over doing it. I wasn’t able to pull away from the field and I had to run a faster pace throughout the main event.”
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 18th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: SUPERCROSS, RYAN VILLOPOTO, MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI, MR-PRO 6, OXYGENATED FUEL, POWERSPORTS
BLANKENSHIP CAPS OFF SPRING THAW WITH A $10K WIN ON LATE MODEL PLUS!
In front of a huge crowd Saturday night at the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, John Blankenship emerged victorious in the 'Spring Thaw' main event on VP's Late Model Plus! John laid down the fastest lap of the 31 entrants during the Spring Nationals qualifying session and later took the win in his loaded heat race. After starting the 60-lap feature event from the pole position, John grabbed the point from leader Scott Bloomquist on the twelfth circuit and never looked back. The Williamson, West Virginia standout went on to dominate the remainder of the A-Main, which went caution-free, to score the $10,000 triumph over Steve Casebolt, Chris Madden, Billy Ogle, Jr., and Scott Bloomquist!
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 17th March, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: SOUTHERN NATIONALS, BULLS GAP, LATE MODEL PLUS, JOHN BLANKENSHIP
MCCREADIE RETURNS TO THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE DIRTCAR NATIONALS!
Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., ended an eight-year absence from Victory Lane during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals with a memorable triumph on VP's Late Model Plus fuel in Wednesday night’s 40-lap DIRTcar UMP Super Late Model A-Main at Volusia Speedway Park.
Racing at the half-mile oval where he won his first-ever dirt Late Model feature in 2004, McCreadie outdueled Darrell Lanigan for the lead on lap 29 and then hung on for dear life, ultimately nipping Lanigan and Billy Moyer in a thrilling three-car finish to the week’s third and final DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event.
McCreadie, 38, flashed under the checkered flag just 0.062 of a second ahead of Lanigan, who swapped the lead three times with his fellow World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular. Third-place Moyer was also part of the photo finish, just 0.119 of a second behind Lanigan.
McCreadie’s $10,000 triumph was the fifth of his career during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit but first since he captured the WoO LMS finale of the 2005 racing extravaganza. He won three of the six dirt Late Model features contested that year. “It’s been since ’05 since I thought that we were a threat (at Volusia),” said McCreadie, whose career-first dirt Late Model win on Feb. 9, 2004, came in a DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event at Volusia. “Tonight kind of felt like that (year).”
Posted by VP RACING FUELS on 22nd February, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: TIM MCCREADIE, DIRTCAR, VOLUSIA, LATE MODEL PLUS, WORLD OF OUTLAWS, DIRT LATE MODEL
VP MOTO DEBUTS FOR 2013
Makin’ Power! ™ …FIM Style
VP Racing Fuels today announced the release of new “VP Moto,” its most powerful FIM-regulation race fuel ever. “For years, riders around the world have relied on VP for ‘Makin’ Power’ on circuits and MX tracks,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Regional Manager-Eastern U.S. and Europe. “Multiple wins in the Isle of Mann TT and Motocross des Nations were just a few of the championships achieved with VP's powersport blends.”
“Engineered to FIM regulations, new VP Moto generates the power that American, European and Japanese tuners and engine builders continue to expect from our development team,” Kelly added. “Tests on the dyno and at the track had riders applauding the great throttle response.”
“Our fuels are known for providing maximum horsepower and torque from consistent top quality, high tech formulas. With this new product release that reputation is certain to continue, as FIM riders have seen nothing out there making more power than VP Moto," Kelly concluded.
For more information about VP Moto or VP’s other performance products, contact your VP distributor listed online at http://www.vpracingfuels.com/vp-racing-dealers.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions can be directed to VP’s Tech Support staff at +1 210-241-1192 or MotorcycleTech@vpracingfuels.com.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 20th February, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: MAKIN' POWER!, UTVS, ATVS, DIRTBIKES, 4-CYCLE, 2-CYCLE, POWERSPORTS, FIM, VP MOTO
AMES TAKES THE LEAD IN THE RACE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 'W' IN LITTLE ROCK
With four rounds remaining in the AMA Arenacross season, the inaugural Race to the Championship began in Little Rock, Ark., at Verizon Arena last Saturday. Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki rider Zach Ames took his second overall win of the season and claimed the early lead in the championship fight. Ames finished fifth in the first main event and recovered from the 16-rider inversion in the second main event to finish second, claiming the overall victory.
Two-time defending champion Tyler Bowers finished fourth in the first main event and eighth in the second to finish fifth overall. Bowers sits third in the Race to the Championship, trailing his teammate by four points.
In the Arenacross Lites class, Tyler Villopoto remains in the hunt for the Western Region championship and sits fourth despite misfortune in Saturday’s main event.
With only three rounds remaining, every main event is important in the Race to the Championship. Round 8 of AMA Arenacross will head to INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 19th February, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: BABBITT, KAWASAKI, MONSTER ENERGY, ARENACROSS, POWERSPORTS, AMA PRO
D-SPORT'S '11 SUBARU STI TEST & TUNE REVEALS A 23HP GAIN W/ MS109!
D-SPORT started their 2011 Subaru Impreza STI project car with some simple bolt-ons including an intake system, high-flow downpipe, exhaust system and saw an impressive gain of 31 horsepower. Of course, power addicts like the great editors at D-SPORT wouldn't stop at just that...In their latest and greatest segment, they explored solutions allowing them to safely increase power output with the STI project while eliminating the chances of detonation from occurring.
Because their Test & Tune STI was slated for weekend track duty, D-SPORT decided to further ensure the setup against detonation by providing a race-gas tune for such excursions. VP Racing Fuels’ MS109 was their obvious choice being oxygenated, unleaded and having an R+M/2 octane rating of 105. This potent unleaded fuel provided increased protection in the STI from detonation with the engine pushing considerable boost (up to 25psi) . The oxygenation additive in MS109 provided better combustion, but D-SPORT cautioned that it may not be approved by all sanctioning bodies for competition (check your specific organization’s class rules for confirmation).
All in all, the high octane MS109 offered the greatest increase in power production of all parts tested in their third segment, but proved to maintain safe air/fuel ratios. D-SPORT witnessed peak power increasing by 23.3 whp while torque in the STI rose by 20.3 lb-ft!
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Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 8th February, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: HORSEPOWER GAIN, UNLEADED, MS109, DYNO, TEST AND TUNE, STI, SUBARU, DSPORT
VILLOPOTO NABS HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE SX WIN ON MR-PRO6
Ryan Villopoto scored his second consecutive win after an outstanding victory at Round 4 of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Oakland, California. After securing the Nuclear Cowboyz holeshot, the Kawasaki rider set his sights on the finish line to earn his second win of the season. The Oakland win helped move RV into third place in the 450 points battle just a single point behind Honda’s Trey Canard.
After getting off to a relatively poor start to the season, Villopoto has started to turn things around during the last two weeks and in Oakland, Villopoto wasted little time getting out in front and then pulling away while a pileup in the second turn took down TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed, Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart and Team Honda/Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia.
Once out front, Villopoto never gave up his lead and cruised to an easy win, finishing with 10 seconds to spare over runner-up finisher Davi Millsaps.
"The points race is what we are going after, and winning the holeshot gives you a great advantage," said Villopoto. "We made some changes to the bike today that I think really helped us out there tonight, so hats off to my team. It is a long season, and we are going to keep plugging away."
Posted by VP Race Fool on 27th January, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: MR-PRO 6, 4 STROKE, AMA SUPERCROSS, KAWASAKI, FIM MOTORCYCLE, POWERSPORTS
ROSTER OF VP BRANDING PARTNERS CONTINUES TO GROW
The momentum of VP’s Brand Program continues to grow with the addition of three new partners including Petromark, Inc., Western States Petroleum and Nebraska Iowa Supply, Inc. The VP retail program continues to resonate with forward-looking distributors who see its game-changing features as the most effective response to the changes currently overtaking the industry. The savings offered by unbranded supply and lower credit card processing fees coupled with new revenue from VP-branded products have proven compelling to these distributors, along with the opportunity to stand out with the VP Racing Fuels brand and its Mad Scientist icon.
Petromark, Inc. is based in Harrison, Arkansas and services nearly 220 retail and wholesale sites across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee. In partnering with VP, co-owner Steve Turner “focused on VP’s image, very favorable credit card processing program and incremental revenue from other VP-branded products” in an effort to “provide our independent sites the resources to compete in a changing marketplace.”
"A world class brand without the ‘branded’ fuel prices” was how Steve Tolboe, Sales Manager for Western States Petroleum, described a benefit of VP’s brand program, along with “savings of hundreds of dollars a month” per site from VP’s credit card program. WSP also has distributed VP’s race fuel products for nearly a decade and looks forward to the opportunity to sell VP Racing Fuels and its other performance products at branded c-store locations.
VP looks forward to growing with these new partners and working together to rock the industry.
For more information about VP’s branding program, contact:
Ted Tritt – 210-510-8409 or email@example.com
Matt Schuster - 210-784-6708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Noonen - 210-289-6000 or email@example.com
Posted by VP Race Fool on 26th January, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: PETROMARK, PARTNERSHIP, VP BRANDED STATIONS, WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM, NEBRASKA IOWA SUPPLY
SUPER STREETBIKE MAGAZINE PICKS UP 10 HP WITH MR12 IN THEIR PROJECT ZX-14R
Excerpt by Justin Fivella at SSB: “While some might consider race gas cheating, we don’t. Why? Because with the Bazzaz (fuel injection tuner) you can have multiple maps—one for pump and the other for race gas—which means you no longer have to suffer the compromises of old when running race gas on a carbed bike. Instead, it’s a flip of the switch and a little extra dyno time. In our case, that extra dyno time under the watchful eye of Herrera Racing netted us another 10 HP on VP Racing’s MR12 oxygenated race gas. This potent concoction is serious stuff and worth every penny when you consider it’s literally like pouring 10 HP into your tank.”
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Posted by VP Race Fool on 25th January, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: SSB, MR12, KAWASAKI, ZX-14R, POWERSPORTS
VP RACING FUELS PLANNING AMBITIOUS FIRST QUARTER SCHEDULE
VP Racing Fuels announced that it will be exhibiting at Motorsports 2013 in Oaks, PA January 18-20, Dealer News Powersports Expo in Indianapolis February 15-17 and Joe Patrick’s Gater Racing News Event at Syracuse March 9-10. VP's staff will be kicking off an aggressive schedule servicing race events as well.
“VP’s been a presenting sponsor many times and an exhibitor every time at Lenny Sammons’ events for more than 20 years,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Eastern Regional Manager-Race Fuel Sales. “The show has been THE motorsport event in the area every January for racers, tracks, manufacturers and race fans. We opted to move from the primary sponsor role and entrench with the rest of the high performance manufacturers in a 10x40 space staffed by myself, Freddie Turza from our R&D department, our field reps and our VP apparel staff. We support Lenny and Area Auto fully and know everyone looking for race fuel, tech, and new VP apparel will be able to find us very easily there.”
February will be a very busy month for VP as the popular Dealer News powersports industry show is scheduled at the Indianapolis Convention Center while Speedweeks are running in Florida. “During Speedweeks, we’ll have trucks servicing racers at Volusia and New Smyrna, staff working the RPM Promoter’s Workshop in Daytona, and a full staff supporting our powersports programs – motorcycles, quads, personal watercraft and snowmobiles – at the Indy event,” Kelly continued. “To add to February’s craziness, we’re also working Supercross and NHRA events on the West Coast but in truth, we can’t wait to get going again.”
In addition to the Oaks and Indy dates, VP will also be at the Gater Racing News event at the Syracuse Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. “Gater’s a fixture in the region and this is a great opportunity to meet with racers and track owners as everyone prepares for their season openers,” Kelly added. “We’ll have our Tech Team there and we’ll also be selling VP apparel as well as our popular plastic 5-gallon Motorsport Containers ™, including the very popular pink containers that support Breast Cancer Awareness.”
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 2nd January, 2013 | Comments | Trackbacks | Permalink
Tags: 2013, LEN SAMMONS, MOTORSPORTS 2013, RPM WORKSHOPS, DEALER EXPO, GATER, NHRA, AMA SUPERCROSS