VP Racing adds Western States Petroleum to Roster of Retail Brand Partners

Long-Time Race Fuel Distributor Likes New Revenue Opportunities With VP’s Brand Program

SAN ANTONIO, TX – January 14, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – VP Racing Fuels, Inc. today introduced Western States Petroleum (WSP) as the latest addition to the roster of partners in its retail brand program. “We strive to offer the best solutions and products to our customers and with VP’s program, our existing and potentially new dealers have the opportunity to stand out from the competition,” said SteveTolboe, WSP’s Sales Manager. “VP offers a world class retail brand without the ‘branded’ fuel prices and VP’s credit card program alone will save our dealers hundreds of dollars every month.”

Western States Petroleum has distributed VP’s race fuels for nearly a decade, stocking products in bulk as well as in pre-packaged 5-gallon pails and 54-gallon drums for a wide variety of motorsport enthusiasts. “With VP’s retail brand program, our dealers who brand their fuel stations with VP will generate new revenue by offering 100 octane street gasoline at the dispenser and race fuel in 5-gallon pails, as well as offer VP-branded cleaning and power boost additives for injection at the pump,” Tolboe added. “We’ve appreciated VP’s support over the years with their expert and knowledgeable staff and have developed a great relationship with the entire VP Racing Fuels team.”

“We’re excited to partner with Western States Petroleum in our retail brand program,” said Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels. “The program will serve to ramp up an already-strong relationship in which we’ve come to value Western States’ dedicated staff as they guide retail customers in race fuel selection, provide trackside service at race venues and support the VP brand in myriad other ways. It’s a tribute to our program when an industry veteran like Bob Kec chooses to include us in his long-term growth plans.”

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Western States Petroleum was founded in 1975 by Robert and Janet Kec. An active member of the Fuel & Lubricant Industry for over 40 years, Bob is a past State President of the Western Region Petroleum Marketers Association (PMAA) and state representative to the PMAA. WSP specializes in heavy duty trucking, auto/light duty, aviation, industrial, commercial, marine and off road fuels for construction and farms.

VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsports on land, sea and air since 1975. VP is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, American Le Mans, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Model Series and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

In addition to racing fuels, VP’s product line includes VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated specifically for 2-cycle and 4-cycle portable gas-powered equipment and PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C Racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.

Contacts:

VP Branding

Bryan Noonen: 210-289-6000; bryan.noonen@vpracingfuels.com

Western States Petroleum

Matt Eldred: 602-316-2191; matt@westernstatespetroleum.com

Steve Tolboe: 602-317-8051; Steve@westernstatespetroleum.com

VP Media Relations

Steve Scheidker: 210-635-7744; steves@vpracingfuels.com

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