SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 20, 2011) When he first came on board with VP Racing Fuels, Freddie Turza didn’t realize the impact he’d have or how rewarding it would be. "I knew VP was dominant in all forms of racing,” said Turza, VP’s Technical Consultant for Circle Track. “I was used to seeing VP’s big HP and torque numbers in all types of drag and dirt engines. But when I came on board I was really impressed with the number of fuels VP has for every kind of racing you can imagine.  Not just drag and oval but rally, motocross and everything else.”

“For me and the rest of VP’s Tech Support staff, helping racers and engine builders select the right fuel and then tuning for maximum power is really rewarding,” Turza added.  “Whether you race in Sydney, Seattle or Santa Pod we have the best products, service and tech support, period.  Helping educate racers and working with fellow engine builders and tuners not just about our fuel but how it relates to all the moving parts is really rewarding."

For four years prior to joining VP, Turza was the lead engine builder for Richard Childress Racing’s Craftsman Truck program, where he won the 2006 Craftsman Truck Series championship with Ron Hornaday.

Prior to RCR, Turza spent eight years as head engine builder and General Manager for Labonte Racing, which became the last independent team—without Sprint Cup affiliation—to win a race. He was also instrumental in the development of Sprint Cup driver Brian Vickers in 1998 through 2003.

Turza began racing in 1973 under the mentorship of Carroll Hine, Division 1 NHRA Comp Eliminator Champion and national record holder. He graduated from the Automotive Training Center in Exton, PA with a major in Engine Building. After a tour in the U.S. Marines, Turza ran his own engine shop—Turza Racing Engines—for 10 years, where he built winning engines for dirt track champions Craig von Dohren, Billy Pauch, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Sprint car legend Glen Fitzcharles among many others.

"I've known Freddie Turza for over 20 years," said Jim Kelly, VP’s Corporate Sales Manager. "He's very respected in the industry at all levels of race engine development and tuning.  Freddie adds a dynamic element to our tech department. Along with Jason Rueckert, Brad Horton, Tom Henriott, Jerome Duche and the rest of the staff, we believe we offer a level of customer service that is unsurpassed.  We help select the right fuel for each application, are available whenever questions arise, and work side by side at the dyno and at the track to follow the fuel to the finish line. Nobody else does that better than VP."

“At VP, it’s gratifying to know I can help educate our customers and we can both see the direct results on the track. I would encourage any race team or engine builder with questions about fuel to contact me or my associates on the VP Tech Support staff at any time.”

Turza can be reached at 302-521-1767 or OvalTrackTech@vpracingfuels.com. Tom Henriott, VP's General Tech Advisor, can be reached at 812-878-2025 or Tech@vpracingfuels.com. Jerome Duche, VP's Tech Advisor for Europe, can be reached at +33 6 69 28 96 58 or jerome@vpracingfuels.com.

Other members of VP’s Tech Support staff can be contacted as follows:

DragTech@vpracingfuels.com; 812-878-2025

MotorcycleTech@vpracingfuels.com; 210-241-1192

TractionTech@vpracingfuels.com; 812-878-2026

In addition to racing fuels, VP’s product line includes SEF Small Engine Fuels for 2- and 4-cycle portable gas-powered tools and PowerMaster hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, SEFfuels.com or PowerMasterFuels.com.