VP Racing Fuels Official Fuel of Gainesville Raceway


GAINESVILLE, FL (October 14, 2009) Gainesville Raceway officials today announced a 3-year agreement naming VP Racing Fuels the track’s Official Fuel through 2012.  The agreement calls for VP to be Gainesville Raceway’s exclusive supplier of race fuels including VP110, C12 and Motorsport 103 in bulk. VP also will maintain pail and drum inventory of its most popular specialty fuels, including C16, Q16, U4.2, M1 and M5 Methanol and others.  In servicing the track, the VP Southeast distribution center based in Ft. Lauderdale will staff the track full time, providing on-site technical support to racers with fuel-related questions. 

“We’re excited to grow our relationship with VP Racing Fuels,” said Don Robertson, Executive General Manager, of Gainesville Raceway.  “VP is dedicated to racing and has provided superior products and service at Gainesville Raceway for a number of years now.  Given our track’s affiliation with NHRA and the high profile events and drivers to which it plays host, it’s only natural that we partner with the industry’s leading fuel company.”

“Gainesville Raceway is one of the premier tracks in the country and we’re looking forward to having our staff on site to consult directly with its racers about their fuel needs and help improve their performance and consistency,” said Mark Klein, Regional Manager-VP Southeast.  “We anticipate this arrangement also will facilitate our distribution throughout the northern Florida region.  Gainesville’s road course provides a great venue for us as well.  The testing, training and "ride and drive" programs conducted there include customers who are perfect candidates for StreetBlaze 100, VP’s street legal 100 octane unleaded fuel.” 

Owned and sanctioned by NHRA, Gainesville Raceway includes a Ľ-mile concrete/asphalt drag strip long considered one of the fastest tracks on the NHRA circuit.  Host of the Gatornationals since 1970, Gainesville was the site of the first 260-, 270- and 300-mph Top Fuel runs.  Gainesville also features a 1.6 mile Test and Training Road Course, designed and built specifically to be used for advanced driver training programs and multipurpose vehicle testing.  The state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility attracts users from around the country on a year round basis.

VP Racing is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, IHRA, American Drag Racing League (ADRL) and American LeMans, as well as sponsor of NMRA (National Mustang Racing Association); NMCA (National Muscle Car Association); and Atlantic Championship, among many other series.

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.

NOTE: NONTECHNICAL questions, e.g., pricing, dealer locations, shipping, etc. will be answered most quickly by contacting your nearest VP REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Phone: 954-565-7670
Fax: 954-565-7696

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