DAYTONA BEACH, FL, February 16, 2009 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – AMA Pro Racing today announced VP has been chosen to provide spec fuel products as the Official Racing Fuel for the AMA Grand National Flat Track Series starting in 2009. As part of a multi-year agreement, AMA Pro Flat Track competitors will be required to use VP’s C12 racing fuel in both the Pro and Expert classes. Plans call for teams to preorder the fuel for each race, with VP to deliver the fuel in 5-gallon pails prior to the start of each event. AMA Pro, citing rising fuel costs and a desire to provide a more level playing field with the mandatory use of a spec fuel, chose VP over all other proposals to provide race fuel and technical support.
“We’re excited about our new partnership with AMA Flat Track racing,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Western Regional Manager. “VP has been a strong supporter of motorcycle racing in all its forms for most of its 34-year history. With an uninterrupted string of championships over the last several years in all Pro classes of AMA Superbike, Supercross, Motocross and Supermoto, it’s a natural fit for VP to fuel AMA Flat Track.”
“VP fuels have a well-deserved reputation for quality and consistency,” said Mike Kidd, Director of AMA Flat Track. “We’re confident our racers will appreciate the increased power and consistency of VP’s C12 racing fuel.”
The first AMA Flat Track race of the season is scheduled March 4-5 at Daytona Beach as part of Bike Week. Fuel orders for Daytona must be submitted to the VP regional distribution center in San Antonio, TX by February 18. Additional information can be obtained by calling the appropriate VP regional distribution center listed on VP’s website at vpracingfuels.com. Fuel order forms are available by going to amaproracing.com.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization operates and manages AMA Pro Road Racing, which includes AMA Pro American Superbike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, AMA Pro SuperSport and AMA Pro SunTrust Moto-GT. AMA Pro Racing also manages and works closely with the day-to-day operational organizations of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship and the AMA Pro Supermoto Championship Series in addition to other two-wheel and ATV series. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com
Over its 34-year history, VP Racing has earned a reputation for producing high quality racing fuels with superior power and consistency – as illustrated by its sweep of all AMA Pro Racing Championships in Superbike, Supercross, Motocross and Supermoto for the last four years. VP is also the official, spec fuel and/or contingency sponsor of AMA Supercross, AMA Motocross, NHRA, ADRL, SKUSA, Stars of Karting and numerous other sanctioning bodies.