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VP Racing Fuels is one of the most recognized names in racing fuels as well as other products designed to give the best performance in any race car. With leaded, unleaded and methanol fuels available, VP Racing Fuels support all types of racing including drag racing,road racingcircle track and off-road or rally racing. Serious racing enthusiasts turn to VP Racing Fuels for the most reliable, clean power available for all types of racing vehicles.

VP Racing Fuels Lineup

VP Racing Fuels features a full line of racing fuels of all types, including:

--Leaded fuel. While leaded fuel is being phased out, several companies still offer these fuels for engines that require them, including Sunoco, one of the leading names in racing fuel. VP Racing Fuels has a full lineup of leaded racing fuel, including specialty fuels.

--Unleaded fuel. As racing vehicles have moved, like all other vehicles, to unleaded fuel, VP Racing Fuels has been ready to move to this form of combustible fuel as well. With a wide range of products, VP Racing Fuels can provide almost any type of unleaded fuel needed for racing vehicles.

--Methanol. Methanol has been used to fuel all types of vehicles, from race cars to city buses, and VP Racing Fuels carries a full line of these fuels for every type of vehicle.

What Is So Special About VP Racing Fuels?



Why should you choose VP Racing Fuels? The reasons are obvious to serious racing enthusiasts.

VP Racing Fuels have the most power of any racing fuels available, but they also provide the best “bang for the buck.” The way to determine the performance of racing fuel is not about price; it is about cost-effectiveness. Changing from standard 110 fuel to VP113, for example, offers more power, better throttle response and faster running times, but it also offers cooler engine temperatures, making your other parts last longer. By preserving the rest of your engine parts and protecting them, your overall fuel costs actually decline, even if you pay a bit more for premium racing fuel.

Furthermore, you do get more power from VP Racing Fuels as well. If you switch from a generic 116 octane fuel to VP Q16, you can pick up as much as 30 horsepower for a 550-inch engine. That translates into a .03 to a .05 gain in the 1/8-mile time.

VP Racing Fuels also provide unsurpassed consistency in racing performance when you want.

Since 1975, VP Racing Fuels have been setting the standard for performance racing fuels. With more than 70 racing fuel blends and a strong commitment to research and development, VP Racing Fuels has developed fuel blends for even the smallest racing niches. The results speak for themselves: VP Racing Fuels have won more races than any other American-made fuel. VP Racing Fuels are proud to serve the following winning race drivers:

  • NHRA Pro Stock Champions. VP Racing Fuels have been the fuel of choice for Pro Stock Champions for more than 34 years.
  • AMA Pro Racing Motorcyclists. VP Racing Fuels have powered some of the fastest motorcycles in history, and have fueled most of the Pro Class Championship winners in the past decade.
  • American LeMans Series. This racing series includes some of the most technologically-advanced cars in all of racing.
  • Reno Air Races. Not content with keeping wheels on the ground, the champions of the Reno Air Races also use VP Racing Fuels to power some of the world’s fastest piston-powered aircraft.


What Should I Look For In Racing Fuel?



VP Racing Fuels recognizes that too often buyers forget about the four key properties of fuel and focus on only one. This is a mistake; all of the fuel’s properties contribute to its overall performance, and all should be considered when evaluating racing fuel.

VP Racing Fuels features four key properties in every fuel mixture to help racing drivers make good choices about their fuel:


  1. Octane. Octane is a rating that determines how well a fuel can resist detonation. This is very important when considering an internal combustion engine and how to minimize the risk involved in using the fuel as well as the amount of wear and tear the fuel places on the car’s parts. Octane rating is determine d by adding the Research Octane Number or RON with the Motor Octane Number or MON and dividing by two to get the Pump Octane Number for a formula of R+M/2. The Pump Octane Number is the number seen at the pump. VP Racing Fuels uses MONs due to the fact that these numbers more accurately reflect true racing conditions. Other fuels often try to dupe customers by advertising high pump octane numbers or even RONs rather than the more accurately descriptive MON.


  2. Burning Speed. This speed, also know as “burn rate,” is the rate at which the fuel releases its energy. At high RPMs, fuel has little time to release energy and may continue to burn after reaching ideal temperatures. VP Racing Fuels are designed to focus on vaporization characteristics in order to achieve peak burning speed function.


  3. Energy Value. Fuels have different potential energy amounts, measured in BTUs per pound. This is an important component of fuel because it directly impacts the weight of the fuel needed to produce a certain amount of energy. Lighter fuels that are able to produce high energy values will allow racers to drive faster with less drag.


  4. Cooling Effect. A fuel’s heat of vaporization has a direct impact on its ability to cool the intake mixture. VP Racing Fuels offer superior vaporization characteristics and make a good cooling effect one of the chief advantages of these fuels. The gain is large in four-stroke engines but even greater in two-stroke engines. The high-level cooling effect of VP Racing Fuels will make almost any engine last longer.


VP Racing Fuels give race car drivers and mechanics every advantage possible when it comes to choosing performance fuels.