WILLISTON, VT (DECEMBER 6, 2011) Officials with Rally America, the premier sanctioning body for performance Rally competition in the United States, announced today a multi-year agreement with VP Racing Fuels of San Antonio, Texas wherein the world-renowned racing fuel manufacturer will serve as the Official Fuel of the Rally America National Championship with VP’s Rally Max, VP100 and MS109E racing fuels designated as “spec fuels” for Rally America’s Open Class for 2012 and 2013.

“We’re both pleased and proud to make this announcement”, stated Bill Fogg Sr., Owner of Rally America, Inc., “VP Racing Fuels is recognized around the world as a leader in the manufacture and distribution of competition blended fuels. Having this top-level fuel as well as VP’s technical assistance available to Rally America competitors at each of our National Championship events for the next two years is a tremendous step forward for the sport of Rally and it will provide a great amount of convenience and support for the teams as well – something we’re all very excited about.”

The relationship between Rally America and VP Racing Fuels began in January 2011 with VP’s presence at each Rally America National event. VP recognized the viability of the Rally racing market and both organizations opened a conversation with various teams to discuss the addition of spec fuel classes at the Rally America National Championship level for the 2012 season and beyond. VP will also be providing technical assistance to teams and engine builders who compete in the Rally America National Championship:

January 27-28
Sno*Drift Rally
Atlanta, Lewiston & Hillman, MI

February 24-25
Rally of the 100 Acre Wood
Salem, MO

May 4-6
Oregon Trail Rally
Portland & Dufur, OR

June 1-2
Susquehannock Trail Rally
Wellsboro, PA

July 13-14
New England Forest Rally
Newry, Maine & Errol, NH

September 22-23
Olympus Rally
Seattle, WA

"The sport of Stage Rally in North America has continued to grow and we’re excited to be a part of it. We have a strong presence in Rally racing in most other parts of the world, fueling many of the teams in the IRC championship in Europe and fueling the Proton Malaysia team to wins in the FIA Asian Pacific Rally Championship this year,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Corporate Director-Sales. “In 2011, we gained valuable insight consulting with US and Canadian Rally teams regarding their fuel needs and tuning and were particularly pleased to see David Higgins win the Rally America championship using VP’s RallyMax racing fuel. Working with Vermont SportsCar, Antoine L’Estage and John Buffum as well as other Rally America teams has really meant a lot to us. Going forward, we’re confident Rally America competitors will appreciate the increased power and torque offered not only by RallyMax, but MS109E and VP100 as well.”

Both Regional and National Rally teams have the option to either pre-order VP Rally Max, MS109E or VP 100 Racing Fuel from VP’s regional distributors in advance of each of the six Rally America National Championship events or purchase the same fuel from the VP Racing Fuels truck which will also be at all National Championship events. The advantage of Rally teams ordering the fuel in advance is that it will be delivered to the event for them.

To place pre-event fuel orders or for questions regarding fuel service for Rally America events, teams can contact the appropriate VP Regional Distribution Center:

Sno-Drift Rally; Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

Oregon Trail Rally & Olympus Rally

Susquehannock Trail Rally & New England Forest Rally

Technical questions about fuel can be directed to VP’s Tech Support staff at 302-521-1767 or fturza@vpracingfuels.com.

About Rally America:

Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the premier performance Rally series in the United States, the Rally America National Championship Series. In 2012, Rally America will be conducting six National Championship events at venues across the country, from Seattle, Washington to Newry, Maine. Rally America competitors reach speeds of well over 100 mph in modified street cars on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt or snow. More information about the Rally America National Championship Series and the sport of Rally can be found at www.rally-america.com and videos can viewed at www.youtube.com/rallyamericaseries or by contacting Ananda Siverts, Rally America Marketing Director, at (802) 861-3206 or via E-mail at ananda@rally-america.com.

About VP Racing Fuels: VP Racing Fuels’ success in rally racing is well-established. In addition to David Higgins’ 2011 Rally America title, VP’s RallyMax was Travis Pastrana’s fuel of choice before his departure for NASCAR as well as the power behind Antoine L’Estage, Nathalie Richard and John Buffum in winning the Rally America, North America Rally Cup and Canadian Rally Championship titles in 2010.

In addition to Rally America, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of Best in the Desert and the Baja Pro Truck Off Road Race Series as well as a contingency sponsor of SCORE International Off Road Racing, SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts) and MORE (Mojave Off Road Racing), among nearly 60 VP-sponsored series.

VP’s product line also includes SEF Small Engine Fuel, formulated specifically for portable 2-cycle and 4-cycle gas-powered equipment, and PowerMaster hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, SEFfuels.com and PowerMasterFuels.com.