NHRA Outlines Plan for Implementation of New Formulas……

VP Racing Fuels today announced has reformulated three of its NHRA-approved fuels—C11, C23 and C25. Effective January 20, the new 2012 formulas will be available from VP for dyno and track testing in 5-gallon pails as well as 15-gallon and 54-gallon drums. The new 2012 blends also will be available for purchase at the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, but may not be used in competition at this event. Beginning March 7th, 2012 the new 2012 formulas will be permitted for use in competition.  Use of the pre-2012 formulas will be permitted in competition until December 31, 2012.

The 2012 formulas will have a slightly higher octane and a slightly higher specific gravity, while the vaporization and energy content of the fuels have not changed. “We do not anticipate any tuning changes will be necessary,” said Steve Burns, VP’s Director of Research & Development. “Performance could possibly improve because of the higher octane and racers can expect more detonation protection. Pro Stock engines in particular have evolved since we first designed C25 and increased demands on the fuel. With C25 being a spec fuel, this reformulation will not change the balance of power in Pro Stock, but should help with engine life.”

The new formulas can be ordered from VP’s Regional Distribution Centers, contact information for which is listed on VP’s website at vpracingfuels.com. Technical questions regarding the reformulated fuels can be directed to VP’s Tech Support staff at 812-878-2025 or dragtech@vpracingfuels.com.

VP Racing is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, as well as the American LeMans Series; Rally America; Super DIRTcar Series; Star Mazda; and USF2000, among nearly 60 VP-sponsored series.

In addition to fuels, VP’s product line 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.

For more information contact: Jason Rueckert, 812-878-2026; jason@vpracingfuels.com or Steve Scheidker, 210-635-7744; steves@vpracingfuels.com