VP SIGNS ON AS OFFICIAL RACING FUEL OF THE NeSMITH CHEVROLET DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES

CARTERSVILLE, GA (March 16, 2010) Series officials today announced a three-year agreement making VP Racing Fuels the Official Fuel of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series as well as sponsor of its Rookie of the Year through the 2012 racing season.   The VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year will win a $5,000 cash award at the end of the season. 

In making VP its official fuel, the series will help promote CHP, VP’s newest racing fuel designed for crate engines.   Although it is not mandatory to use in the series, CHP is specially formulated for the GM Performance 604 and 602 Crate Engines used in the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS National Tour and Weekly Racing Series, and the CT525 Spec Engine used in the NeSmith Super Dirt Car Series. 

“We’re proud to have VP on board as the Official Fuel and the Rookie of the Year Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, and having them involved with us will bring beneficial exposure to our impressive group of VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year candidates for 2010,” NeSmith Chevrolet Founder and Director Mike Vaughn said.   “In addition to a marketing partner, we also have a technical and performance partner with VP Racing Fuels.   They have gone the extra mile to develop the CHP fuel especially for crate engines, including the 604 and 602 Crate Engines, as well as the CT525 Spec Engine.   CHP helps the engines produce maximum power and torque, while enhancing durability and helping extend engine life.” 

NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series officials have amended the Fuel Rule in the 2010 rulebook to accommodate CHP.   The 2010 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Rule Book can be viewed online at www.nesmithracing.com

"We're excited about becoming the Official Racing Fuel of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and the opportunity to introduce CHP to their racers," said Steve Scheidker, VP’s Director-Marketing & Communications.   "We anticipate that once racers experience the increases in power and torque along with its ability to suppress engine operating temperatures—all for a competitive price—CHP will quickly become their fuel of choice.” 

There are currently 11 candidates competing for the 2010 VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year Award in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.   Eligible candidates have until April 1 to announce their intentions to compete for the 2010 VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year Award.

Charlie Henderson of Cottondale, AL leads the VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year standings with 306 points after the first four events of the 2010 NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS season.   Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS is in the second spot with 268 points, and Larry Harrod of Plains, GA is third with 210 points.

Michael Blount of Sumrall, MS is fourth in the 2010 VP Racing Fuels Rookie of the Year standings with 168 points, followed by Frank Wilson of Harold, FL with 160 points, Jay Burchfield of Columbus, MS with 158 points, Troy Dixon of Temple, GA with 154 points, Paul Walters of Valley, AL with 132 points, Mark Tice of Avon, MS with 120 points, Pete Cochran of Villa Rica, GA with 70 points, and Ross Camponovo of Clarksdale, MS with 54 points.

The next two events for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Tour will be on April 9 with a 40-lap $2,000-to-win race at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS and on April 10 at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS who will be hosting a 50-lap $2,500-to-win race.

In addition to its official fuel sponsorship of NeSmith, VP Racing Fuels is the Official Racing Fuel of World of Outlaws Late Model and Sprint Series, UMP DIRTcar, Super DIRTcar and American LeMans, among more than 50 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies. 

In addition to fuels, VP’s product line includes performance chemicals, specialty lubricants and traction compounds–each designed to produce the most power and best performance in their respective racing applications. More information can be obtained from VP’s website – vpracingfuels.com
NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.   NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the nation’s number one GM Powertrain Dealer four years running, and is also the nation’s number one volume dealer of Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC cars, trucks, SUVs and vans with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast.   Hoosier Race Tire is the Official Tire of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.   VP Racing Fuel is the Official Fuel of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.   NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Contingency Sponsors for 2010 are Dominator Race Products, Race Car Engineering, KRC, Joe Gibbs Driven, Maximum Signs and Graphics, Mike Custom Tanks, Shorty’s Shock Service, Warrior Race Cars, Trak-Star Race Cars, Mastersbilt Race Cars, GRT Race Cars, TNT Race Cars.