Subaru Rally Team USA signs VP Fuels as Official Fuel Supplier –

Subaru Rally Team USA signs VP Fuels as Official Fuel Supplier

Subaru Rally Team USA signs VP Fuels as Official Fuel Supplier
(Febuary 24, 2010) Subaru Rally Team USA is pleased to announce today
the selection of VP Racing Fuels products for their 2010 rally
campaign. The partnership includes VP Fuels being designated the
Official Fuel of Subaru Rally Team USA. Subaru Rally Team USA,
managed by Subaru technical partner Vermont SportsCar, is headed by
four-time defending Rally America National Champion Travis Pastrana
and BMX legend Dave Mirra. The team is scheduled to compete in the
six event 2010 Rally America National Championship, ESPN’s X Games 16
Rally Car Racing event as well as Rally America’s three all-new
European-style RallyCross exhibition events this fall.
VP is the Official Fuel of American LeMans Series, NHRA, SuperDirtCar,
World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series among others,
fueling championships in North America and around the globe for over
35 years. VP Racing Fuels was founded in 1974 by Steve Burns, who
initially exhibited his aptitude for R&D in the early 1970’s as a
young racer in San Antonio, Texas. Self-taught in chemistry and
physics, Burns began experimenting with exotic blends of fuel, much to
the dismay of his parents whose garage served as Steve’s laboratory.
VP is now recognized by many as the world leader in race fuel
technology, with a catalog of nearly 70 fuel blends and a growing
roster of VP-fueled champions across the entire spectrum of
“VP Fuel has been extremely successful in every form of motorsports
they have entered and their international blends of rally fuel are
second to none,” said Lance Smith, President of Vermont SportsCar.
”The decision to switch to VP Fuels was made after we assessed the
power their rally car products make and learning of the technical and
developmental support VP could provide our team. We are looking
forward to both the technical and performance gains that VP Fuel can
provide our team as we aim to win a fifth straight Rally America
National Championship title.”
Four-time consecutive and defending Rally America National Champion
Travis Pastrana and his teammate Dave Mirra, the 2008 Rally America
Rookie of the Year, both return to Subaru Rally Team USA and will
pilot 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally cars. Vermont SportsCar will
be working closely with VP Fuels on the build and development of the
next evolution of their Rally America Open Class specification Subaru
Impreza WRX STI rally car to maximize engine performance and power
“Rally Racing is probably the most challenging and most exciting form
of car racing on the planet” said Jim Kelly, VP Fuels Regional Manager
for Europe and the Northeast United States. “VP fuels championship
winning teams in all types of racing and while we are in a lot of
rally cars in Europe it will be particularly gratifying to see the
Subaru rally cars of Travis [Pastrana] and Dave [Mirra] flying down
rally stages with VP in the USA.”
Subaru Rally Team USA heads next to the second round in the Rally
America Championship series, the 100 Acre Wood Rally, scheduled on
February 26 – 27 in southern Missouri.

Subaru Rally Team USA is proudly supported by Subaru of America, Inc.,
Subaru Tecnica International (STI), Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT),
DC Shoes, BFGoodrich Tires, RECARO, Vision X, Alpinestars, Motul,
Exedy, VP Fuels and Vermont SportsCar.

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