SINGAPORE (January 27, 2017) Leading local chemicals specialist and regional distributor for VP Racing Fuels® and VP PowerMaster®, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd (‘Bestchem’) and prominent Malaysian RC hobby store, Aw Hobby, are proud to officially launch the 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series in Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia. The new Championship Series will be an outdoor off-road RC series that will take place at LAP Paradise RC Raceway (Lot 199C Jalan Ban Foo Ulu Tiram 81800 Johor Bahru), a 20-minute drive from JB Customs. Aw Hobby shop is located beside the race track so participants can enjoy timely access to race support throughout the series.


“As the regional distributor for VP Racing Fuels and VP PowerMaster in Southeast Asia, we are proud to support RC racing which is fast gaining momentum in the region,” says Johnny Wong, Managing Director of Bestchem and a race car enthusiast himself. “Being the regional exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels in Southeast Asia for over 10 years, we are acutely aware of the expectations and needs of all competitive drivers, including RC racers. VP PowerMaster’s latest VP PowerMaster 25% RC Pro Race and Ty Tessmann proprietary blend will complement the drive, passion and power of the most discerning and result-oriented RC racer.”    


“We are very happy and honored to partner with our main sponsor, Bestchem, distributor for VP PowerMaster, a premium hobby fuel that is fast gaining popularity in the RC community here,” says David Aw, founder of LAP Paradise RC Raceway and Aw Hobby. “We are very excited to see increased interest, both locally and overseas, and look forward to a spectacular series in 2017.”   


The schedule for the 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series is as follows:



12 Feb 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 1


19 Mar 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 2


23 Apr 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 3


18 Jun 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 4


23 Jul 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 5


27 Aug 2017

VP 1/8 Buggy Series 6 (Grand Final)


There is no age group limit and no brand control of fuel but limited to 25% nitro only and the standard IFMAR rules apply. Points will be awarded to all drivers and a series champion will be crowned after six races with the best of four to count.

Interested parties can register at a cost of RM100 (with breakfast and lunch included) and ongoing updates can also be found on LAP Paradise RC Raceway’s Facebook group page:  Discussions about classes, rules, results, etc. will take place on the same Facebook group.

Other co-sponsors for the series include Concept Hobbies, SKH Hobbies, Urban Playspace, Raceform, Toykar and Tai Sing.  More information about VP PowerMaster and VP Racing Fuels products is available online at


Established in 1978, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd (‘Bestchem’) is a Singapore-based stockist, manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of specialty solvents, laboratory reagents, industrial chemicals and supplies, organic chemicals and biological pesticides as well as safety tools and equipment. It provides customized chemical blending, decanting, product sourcing, dangerous goods transportation and storage services. As the exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels in Southeast Asia, Bestchem supplies a comprehensive range of race fuels and performance additives. It also offers on-site specialized fuel management solutions for all motorsport-related events. The company has an established regional presence across Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It has a representative office in the Philippines. For more information on Bestchem, visit

For updates on VP Racing Fuels in Singapore, visit

More information about VP PowerMaster and VP Racing Fuels products is available online at


WILLISTON, VT (January 20, 2017) Officials with Rally America, the premier sanctioning body for performance rally racing in the United States, announced an extension of its agreement with VP Racing Fuels designating VP as the Official Fuel of the Rally America National Championship through 2019.  Under the agreement, VP will continue to provide technical expertise and fuel delivery for each Rally America national event, with VP’s Rally Max, MS100 and MS109E racing fuels designated as Spec Fuels for Rally America’s Open Class.

““I am pleased to continue our relationship with VP Racing Fuels,” said Bill Fogg, Sr, President of Rally America, Inc. “Our rally teams have benefited from having a level playing field and having consistency in the development of their engines. VP Racing Fuels is a valuable resource in technical expertise and providing fuel at our events located in some of the more remote parts of the country.”

The 2017 Rally America National Championship schedule includes the following national events:

January 27-28   Sno*Drift Rally – Atlanta, MI

March 17-18     Rally of the 100 Acre Wood – Salem, MO

May 19-20         Southern Ohio Forests Rally – Chillicothe, OH

July 21-22         Rally Colorado – Colorado Springs, CO

August 5           Sno*Drift Rally – Atlanta, MI

August 25-26     Rally Wyoming – Caspar, WY

October 7          Show-Me Rally – Potosi, MO

October 20-21   Lake Superior Performance Rally – Houghton, MI         

“We truly appreciate the confidence placed in VP by Bill Fogg and his team at the Rally America National Championship,” said Chris Wall, Chief Marketing Officer for VP Racing Fuels.   “Working with the teams on the dyno and in the field has been a tremendous experience and we look forward to continuing as the series’ fuel partner for years to come.”

Both Regional and National rally teams must pre-order VP Rally Max, MS100 or MS109E Racing Fuel from VP’s regional distributors in advance of each round. Pre-ordered fuel will be delivered to teams at all events during a specified delivery time on the same day that Tech inspection occurs.

About VP Racing Fuels

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975.  VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

As part of its retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more.  VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.  More information is available online at

About Rally America, Inc.

Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the Rally America National Championship, which consists of eight national-level events in 2017 located at a variety of venues across the country, from Denver, Colorado to Houghton, Michigan. Top competitors in the Rally America National Championship reach speeds of well over 100 mph driving highly modified street cars such as Mitsubishi Evolutions, Subaru WRX STI’s, Ford Fiestas, Honda Fits and on natural-terrain courses consisting of gravel, dirt, ice or snow. For more information regarding Rally America’s National Championship or the sport of performance rally, visit