PENDLETON, Ind. (January 17, 2001) -- Officials of the American Speed Association announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Texas-based VP Racing Fuels to become the exclusive supplier for all racing fuel to teams competing in the...
PENDLETON, Ind. (January 17, 2001) -- Officials of the American Speed Association announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Texas-based VP Racing Fuels to become the exclusive supplier for all racing fuel to teams competing in the 2001 ASA Racing Series. Teams will use a VP Racing Fuels product known as "Motorsport 93" fuel.
VP Racing Fuels has been producing fuel for the motorsports community since 1975. Their track record is impressive, as they have powered the last 19 NHRA Pro Stock Champions, as well as numerous champions in off-road racing, off-shore power boat racing and airplane racing.
"VP Racing Fuels is clearly a world-class brand with a strong history of success in many realms of motorsports competition," said ASA National Sales Manager Steve Farmer. "Their new association with ASA and our series underscores their range of diversity a nd commitment to the motorsports market, including short track stock car racing."
The announcement also states that VP Fuels will contribute a total of $20,000 toward race purses with an additional $5,000 year end series bonus fund. As part of the contingency awards, VP Fuels will sponsor a $750 "Front Runner" Award for a driver who can an event from the pole position. It will also become sponsor the Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Race Award, presenting $250 to the highest finishing registered rookie award at each event.
"We are well aware of the status that being with the premier short track stock car series in America brings with it," said VP Racing Fuels President Fred Morrison. "We are proud to be taking a more prominent role in our relationship with ASA and look forwa rd to continuing with it for several years.
"VP can trace its history back to Mark Martin in ASA," said Morrison. "When Mark was racing in ASA, he used VP Fuel all those years ago. We have also had some history with other ASA racers over the years, including the 'Zero Hero' Tom Jones."
VP Racing Fuels will be on-hand and ready to provide full service to the teams at the series-opening ASA Racing 300 in St. Augustine (FL) on February 16-17, 2001. The spec fuel for the series will be a street legal 93 (R=M/2) octane unleaded gasoline.