Got Gas

Kit Palmer | April 7, 2006

The following is a release from VP Racing Fuels:

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. today announced it has been named “Official Racing Fuel” of the Best in the Desert Racing Association, one of the leading off-road racing organizations in the U.S. The 3-year agreement calls for VP to provide on-site fuel service at series events that include all classes. “We’re excited about our sponsorship with Best in the Desert,” said Bruce Hendel, VP’s Global Sales Manager. “Its Silver State Series has met with great success and should experience continued growth and an even higher profile in the years to come.

“VP’s fuels have been long-time favorites among Best in the Desert competitors,” Hendel continued, “and this sponsorship represents a great opportunity to continue marketing our fuels to its members. We’re confident the teams will enjoy the increased horsepower and extra torque offered by VP110, C12, Moto 113 and VP’s other great fuels.” “We’re very pleased to have VP Racing as a sponsor of Best in the Desert,” said Casey Folks, Director of the Best in the Desert Racing Association. “VP has an incredibly strong heritage in off-road racing and we’re fortunate to be able to work with a company of their caliber. Many of our champions have used VP’s fuels to their advantage and we’re glad to have them on board.”

“Casey’s events are well organized and professionally run,” Hendel added. “I have personally raced Best in The Desert events and have come away with some great stories, adventures and memories that will last a lifetime.”

Best in the Desert competitors can obtain information about VP’s wide selection of fuels for off-road applications by contacting any of VP’s regional warehouses across the U.S., or by visiting its website at

VP Racing has manufactured the best fuels for motorsports since 1975. With more than 60 unique blends, VP has fueled champions in virtually every racing category and class – from circle track, drag racing and road racing to off-road, off-shore and even airplane racing. In race venues not controlled by a fuel rule, VP consistently fuels more winners than any other American fuel company. VP has been the fuel of choice for NHRA Pro Stock Champions for 30 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any major sponsor in the industry.

In addition to being the Official Racing Fuel of Best in the Desert, VP is a contingency sponsor of SCORE International Off-Road Racing and SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts), as well as the Official Racing Fuel of Baja Pro Truck Off-Road Race Series.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.