VP Racing Fuels was founded by Steve Burns, who initially exhibited his aptitude for R&D in the early 1970’s as a young racer in San Antonio, Texas. Self-taught in chemistry and physics, Steve was convinced the race fuel manufacturers of the day were falling short in their quest for optimum horsepower. To address this shortcoming, he began experimenting with exotic blends of fuel, much to the dismay of his parents whose garage served as Steve’s laboratory. Steve began at the local tracks of Texas, where racers tried his fuel and liked the power gains. His first fuel was christened “C12™,” the word spread and Steve’s company was founded as VP Racing Fuels in 1974.
VP is now recognized by many as the world leader in race fuel technology, with a catalog of more than 70 fuel blends and a growing roster of VP-fueled champions across the entire spectrum of motorsports. VP’s reputation for product quality, along with superior service and technical support, helped secure its position as the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship as well as sponsor of 60+ other series and sanctioning bodies, including AMA Supercross, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Trans Am, NMRA, NMCA, PDRA and Rally America among many others.
Lubricants Formulated For Maximum Power And Protection
While primarily known as the “World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™” VP Racing Fuels has leveraged its technological prowess to develop VP Racing Lubricants, a family of fully synthetic professional grade racing oils and high performance synthetic blend oils as well as gear oils, an engine break-in oil and engine assembly lube. As part of VP’s diversification strategy, the lubricant line is a natural fit with its core market according to Richard Glady, VP’s Sales Manager-Lubricants and a 34-year veteran of the lubricant industry.
“We’ve partnered with a leading specialty chemical and additive company to provide unique, cutting edge formulations based on years of experience as well as a select balance of synthetic base stocks designed to VP’s requirements and strict specifications,” said Glady. “I’ve been involved in developing and launching racing and high-performance lubricants over the years and can say with confidence VP’s new lubricants offer world-class, cutting edge power and wear protection.”
New VP Racing Lubricants include:
VP Professional Grade Full Synthetic Racing Oils – Designed for professional, semi-pro and high intensity amateur racers for on track applications. They deliver superior durability and friction control and include high levels of ZDDP and a balance of friction and viscosity modifiers to maximize power and protection while lowering operating temperatures. They’re available in SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-30, SAE 10W-40 and SAE 15W-50.
VP Hi-Performance Synthetic Blend Motor Oils – Designed for both on and off road, highly stressed, high performance gasoline engines. They’re well suited for small block race engines and classic, historic, vintage, hot rod, street rod, muscle and other enthusiast applications. With enhanced levels of ZDDP and other anti-wear chemistries, they reduce wear, lower operating temperatures and provide exceptional rust and corrosion protection. Available in SAE 10W-30, SAE 10W-40 and SAE 20W-50.
VP Engine Break-In Oil – A unique multi-viscosity oil formulated with a blend of high quality conventional base stocks, ZDDP, Moly and other additive chemistry to allow a newly machined engine to properly finish seating and mating machine engine parts. It provides ultimate protection for flat tappet, roller cam, push rods, cylinder walls, cam gears, pistons and other critical components during break-in.
VP Hi-Performance Gear Oil SAE 80W-90LS – Amulti-purpose hypoid gear oil formulated to meet the latest manufacturers’ requirements for an API GL-5 lubricant. Its high quality base stocks and unique extreme pressure additives minimize wear under high speed, high load and low speed, high torque conditions.
VP High Performance Full Synthetic Gear Oil SAE 75W-90LS – A superior extreme pressure, multi-purpose GL-5 gear oil designed to exceed the needs of automotive gear applications and race cars under high speed, high shock load and low speed, high torque conditions. Its superior shear stability minimizes viscosity loss while retaining solid film strength and wear protection under severe service, providing increased power, lower operating temperatures, reduced start-up wear and improved fuel economy.