The Sportcars Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced on Thursday, March 6, via press release that it will continue its partnership with VP Racing Fuels, naming VP the official racing fuel of the organization through 2014.
According to the press release, about the continued partnership, SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella commented, "We are excited and pleased to have VP Racing Fuels on board again for the 2014 season. Our competitors were very enthusiastic with level of support and service that the VP team, and their extensive line of specially formulated products, provided last year and I’m confident that with their support for the full season this year that our results will be even better. The involvement of an industry leader like VP in SVRA underscores our emergence as the leader in Vintage racing throughout the United States."
VP Racing Fuels Eastern Regional Manager-Race Fuels, Jim Kelly, remarked, "SVRA members have invested too much in their incredible cars to risk damage from ethanol-blended pump gas while in storage or be satisfied with suboptimal performance. VP Vintage fuels were purpose-built for this market, offering peace-of-mind as they’ll remain stable for years while in storage as well as optimize performance on the track."
Mr. Kelly also said, "We’re pleased to have the opportunity to build on what we started last year with the SVRA and its members."
SVRA states that VP will provide trackside fuel service at select SVRA events throughout 2014 including the Brickyard Vintage Invitational at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June and the U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship at Circuit of the Americas in October.
SVRA is an American national historic/vintage motor racing organization with several hundred members that sponsors racing events around the country throughout the year.
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