SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 4, 2010) VP Racing Fuels, the world leader in race fuel technology, has introduced its newest race fuel—CHP.  “CHP, which stands for ‘Crate HorsePower,’ will make 15-20 more horsepower than premium pump gas,” said Steve Burns, VP’s President.   “But perhaps the biggest benefit the racer will see is the ‘wide’ tuning window.” 

“This fuel will provide a great complement to VP’s MS109 TM  unleaded race fuel, which over the last several years has become the fuel of choice for serious crate late model racers,” Burns continued.  "While MS109 makes better power than any unleaded fuel on the market, CHP will now provide another option for crate engines which, besides making 1.5% more Hp than MS109, actually costs less.”  

"CHP will also outperform E85 by 4-6% in Hp,” Burns noted.   “Significantly, CHP requires carrying about 50% less weight in fuel compared to E85.” 

“The key to CHP’s performance is better fuel vaporization, which improves fuel distribution and burning speed,” added Burns. “Due to its oxygenation, CHP has to run 4-7% richer than nonoxygenated fuels.   Running richer with better fuel distribution effectively adds 2-3 octane numbers and provides even more on-track protection against detonation than its standard ASTM motor octane rating would indicate.  We do not recommend it for boost or nitrous applications, or for applications with compression ratios over 12.5:1.”   

“We were very happy with MS109, but at VP’s suggestion, we switched to CHP,” said Lynn Geisler, winner of 200+ feature races and member of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame. “MS109 made 8-10 more Hp compared to anything else we tried, and CHP gave us 8 more Hp on top of that.   Besides that, both MS109 and CHP burn cleaner and keep water temperature low so it saves wear and tear on my engine.   In my mind, CHP gives me the best gain vs. cost of any performance part I could put on the car.” 

Technical questions about CHP can be directed to VP’s Tech Department at 302-521-1767 or OvalTrackTech@vpracingfuels.com.   CHP is available in 5-, 15-, 30- and 54-gallon drums.   

Questions regarding purchase and delivery of CHP can be directed to the appropriate VP Regional Distribution Center, all of which are listed online at vpracingfuels.com.

VP Racing Fuels is the Official Racing Fuel of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, World of Outlaws Late Models, Super DIRTcar Series, American LeMans and NHRA Championship Drag Racing, among more than 50 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.