VP Racing Fuels – LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
VP Racing Fuels
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3SX is now a VP Racing Fuels distributor and we offer a range of racing fuels from their catalog! The options and pricing are listed in the selection menu below.
Please visit our Service and Dyno Tuning Facility for pickup.
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Verbiage from the VP Racing website:
VP100 – Street Legal Power and Performance
VP100 (aka StreetBlaze 100) is a 100 octane unleaded gasoline specifically engineered for high-performance street vehicles including luxury sports cars, muscle cars, street rods, tuner cars, sportbikes, cruisers and more. Oxygenated with ethanol, this CARB-legal fuel is engineered as a street legal replacement for conventional pump gas, offering substantial power gains over premium unleaded. In applications with anything from 4- to 12-cyclinders or engines equipped with a turbocharger, supercharger or nitrous oxide system (NOS), VP100 will generate optimum power and performance. In turbocharged or supercharged applications, it allows an increase in boost without fear of detonation. NOS users can also leverage their higher octane ratings to step up to a more powerful nitrous oxide system. Dyno tests with a turbocharged application proved VP100 generates up to 14% more horsepower compared to premium grade 91 octane unleaded gasoline. Designed for use in cast-iron head engines with CRs up to 13:1 and aluminum head engines up to 14:1. Works well on the latest generation of electronically-controlled turbo engines. Contains no metal compounds and won’t harm catalytic converters or oxygen sensors. Spec fuel for American LeMans, Star Mazda and Formula BMW.
• Color: Orange
• Motor Octane 96
• R+M/2: 100
• Specific Gravity: .746 at 60° F
Not your “standard” 110! Highest rated MON of any 110 fuel on the market. Formulated for use in naturally aspirated engines with CRs up to approximately 12:1-13:1. Good lower cost alternative. Spec fuel for DIRTcar Northeast.
• Color: Purple
• Motor Octane 107
• Research Octane: 113
• R+M/2: 110
• Specific Gravity: .720-.735 at 60° F
The best all around racing fuel made. Recommended for CRs below 15:1, satisfying the needs of 75% of today’s race engines. One of the winningest fuels in racing history, including Modified Tour, GNN, D.I.R.T., Indy Lights, NHRA, AMA as well as other local and national championships across the U.S. and around the world. Spec fuel for Atlantic Championship.
• Color: Green
• Motor Octane 108
• Specific Gravity: .717 at 60° F
Used in turbocharged engines, blown engines and nitrous applications with CRs up to 17:1. Very popular with racers in Formula D, D1GP and other drifting series, as well as Time Attack. Recommended by the top nitrous oxide companies.
• Color: Blue
• Motor Octane: 117
• Specific Gravity: .735 at 60° F
Q16 is highly oxygenated, requiring a 4-6% increase in fuel flow, which will make 3-5% more power than competitive 116 octane fuels. Excellent in higher compression Super Late Model or other applications up to 17:1. Q16’s superior vaporization characteristics yield more efficient combustion and lower engine operating temperatures. The added fuel flow also effectively increases the octane of Q16 by 6-8 numbers above its standard ASTM octane rating, yielding greater detonation protection. Excellent for drifting and Time Attack applications.
• Color: Yellow
• Motor Octane 116
• Research Octane: 120+
• Specific Gravity: .716 at 60° F
M1 Racing Methanol has a 99.95% minimum purity – the highest purity available in the U.S. With M1, engines run cooler and are less subject to corrosion. VP uses only lined drums which prohibit rust, corrosion and metal deposits that can contaminate fuel delivery systems. Recommended for all methanol-legal racing applications.
Specific Gravity: .795 @ 60 ° F
Color: Clear & Bright
Oxygen Content: 49.93%
Purity: 99.85% minimum
The four most important properties of racing fuel
You can’t make a racing fuel that has the best of everything, but you can produce one that will give your engine the most power. This is why we produce different fuels for different applications. The key to getting the best racing gasoline is not necessarily buying the fuel with the highest octane, but getting one that is best suited for your engine.
1. OCTANE – The rating of fuels’ ability to resist detonation and/or preignition. Octane is rated in Research Octane Numbers (RON), Motor Octane Numbers (MON), and Pump Octane Numbers (R+M/2). Pump Octane Numbers are what you see on the yellow decal at the gas stations and represents an average of RON and MON. VP uses MON because this test method is more prevalent in racing. Most other companies use RON because it is higher, easier to come by, and sounds better in marketing messages. Don’t be fooled by high RON numbers or an average — MON is the most important for a racing application. However, the ability of the fuel to resist preignition is more that just a function of octane.
2. BURNING SPEED – The speed at which fuel releases its energy. In a high-speed internal combustion engine, there is very little time (real time – not crank rotation) for the fuel to release its energy. Peak cylinder pressure should occur around 20° ATDC. If the fuel is still burning after this, it is not contributing to peak cylinder pressure, which is what the rear wheels see.
3. ENERGY VALUE – An expression of the potential in the fuel. The energy value is measured in BTUs per pound, not per gallon. The difference is important. The air fuel ratio is in weight, not volume. Remember, this is the potential energy value of the fuel. This difference will show up at any compression ratio or engine speed.
4. COOLING EFFECT: The cooling effect on fuel is related to the heat of vaporization. The higher the heat of vaporization, the better its effect on cooling the intake mixture. This is of some benefit in a four- stroke engine, but can be a big gain in two-stroke engines.
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