TAC Energy to Help VP Racing Fuels Take its Retail Brand to the Streets

Distributor to be Key Source of Unbranded Supply

SAN ANTONIO, TX – April 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – VP Racing Fuels today announced TAC Energy has come aboard as a partner in VP’s retail brand program. One of the nation’s largest independent fuel wholesalers, TAC Energy has agreed to supply fuel to VP-branded retail stores in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and East Texas areas. As a major supplier, TAC will represent a key strategic component of VP’s value proposition as a source of unbranded supply according to Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels.

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“We’re always seeking organic growth so it made perfect sense to help fuel VP’s strategy for success by offering a lower cost of supply,” said Derrick Maynard, Sales Manager for TAC Energy. “We see tremendous benefits in VP’s program for their retailers. With a lower cost of supply, coupled with additional revenue streams from VP’s fuel additives — both packaged and blended inline at the pump — and additional savings in credit card processing fees, VP’s brand program offers compelling advantages for its brand partners.”

“Among performance enthusiasts, VP Racing Fuels has an unmatched reputation for power and reliability,” said Cerwick. “As we look for unbranded wholesale fuel providers, we intend to maintain the same high standards so TAC Energy became an obvious choice. TAC Energy is a reliable supplier of unbranded fuels with a deep passion for their brand, quality and customer service, and we’re happy to have them become part of Team VP.”

Celebrating its 50th year, TAC Energy is one of the nation’s largest independent distributors of refined petroleum products. With an annualized fuel volume of nearly a billion gallons, TAC Energy offers customers a variety of services through its network of petroleum terminals, in-house 24/7 supply & logistics call center and customized fuel management programs. For more information, visit tacenergy.com.

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, Tudor United SportsCar Championship, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored racing organizations.

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

CONTACTS
TAC Energy, Inc.
David Edwards: 903-277-7341; dedwards@tacenergy.com
VP Branding

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

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

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