By MIKE MALLETT
VP Racing Fuels is well-known to Northeast racers and race fans alike. The company, founded in 1975, contributes greatly to the local racing scene by sponsoring multiple racing series, individual events and a host of other racing related endeavors. The company produces and distributes the fuel that racers burn in both the Super DIRTcar Series as well as the Short Track Super Series.
Late last year the company added another element to their support of the local racer as they launched a new lubricant’s division. VP Race Fuels hired a 36-year-old veteran in the lubricant’s business to create this new lubricant’s division. Richard Glady was formerly the VP of Sales and Marketing for Brad Penn lubricants and created the Penn Grade 1 ‘The Green Oil’ High Performance lubricant line. His first task at VP was to create a racing/high performance lubricant line that is second to none in the industry. Secondly, through a license/reseller agreement with Maverick Performance Products, LLC, launch an extensive line of lubricants to the passenger car, powersports, fleet, commercial and industrial market segments; and lastly, create a license program for VP branded FastLube outlets that was recently introduced to the market.
Some of VP’s newly developed racing/hi-performance oils include:
VP Professional Grade Full Synthetic Racing Oils – designed for professional, semi-pro and high intensity amateur racers for on track applications. These oils are formulated for ‘big block’ race engines and utilizes Group IV PAO synthetic base stocks providing outstanding high temperature and low temperature protection. They deliver superior durability and friction control and include multiple anti-wear additives including high levels of ZDDP. The lubricant is loaded with friction and viscosity modifiers to significantly reduce friction, lower operating temperature and increase horsepower. The formulation includes an aggressive detergent/dispersant package minimizing oxidation, soot thickening, sludge and engine deposits, as well as, an aggressive anti-foam additive. It protects both flat tappet and roller cams. 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. The formulation utilizes a blend of all synthetic stocks. The lubricant contains enhanced levels of ZDDP and other anti-wear chemistries, in addition to cutting-edge friction and viscosity modifiers, to reduce friction and wear while increasing horsepower. It provides exceptional high and low temperature protection, as well as rust and corrosion protection. It is recommended for both flat tappet and roller cam applications. 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.
Besides developing these engine oils, VP Racing Lubricant’s Division developed an assortment of high performance gear oils.
VP Hi-Performance Gear Oil SAE 80W-90LS – a multi-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. Its limited slip performance reduces chatter with improved traction.
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. It also offers limited slip performance reducing chatter with improved traction.
In addition, VP’s Lubricant Division offers an outstanding assembly lube for the engine assembly process.
In the near future, VP will be extending its quality line of lubricants for newer passenger car engines, and fleet, commercial and industrial applications.
Racers and fans looking for more information can visit VP Racing Fuels website at vpracingfuels.com. VP Racing/Hi Performance oils can be purchased through VP Regional Warehouses, VP Distributors or Dealers and Performance Retailers such as Motor State, Summit or Keystone.
Those with questions regarding VP’s new products can contact VP Racing Fuels Regional Manager Tim Hogue by calling (302) 368-1500 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or for technical support regarding VP’s Lubricant Division Richard Glady can be reached by email at Richard.Glady@vpracingfuels.com.