VP Racing Fuels, San Antonio, Texas, has taken an Associate Sponsor position for the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax, to be held on Thursday night, December 1, in Orlando. The event is part of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.
Stars from NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, NHRA, Grand-Am and more come to the world’s largest racing trade show to compete in the popular kart race in Orlando, Florida. The race course is a tight, technical, purpose-built race track adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, housing the 700,000 square feet PRI Trade Show. Over 40,000 racing business people from 65 countries arrive in Orlando each December for the PRI Trade Show to view the latest advances in racing technology by 1,100 racing companies.
VP Racing Fuels is the official fuel supplier for the race. The event will run on VP’s Motorsport 93, also known as MS93. It is unleaded, and designed for lower compression engines in racing series that require a consistent, cost-effective controlled fuel. It is the fifth year VP has supported the kart race at the PRI Trade Show.
“VP Racing Fuels is a recognized world leader in race fuel technology, and we’re very excited to have the company onboard as an Associate Sponsor,” said Steve Lewis, producer of the PRI Trade Show. “They supply the fuel that is actually requested by Rotax for its motors.”
“We're proud to be the Official Racing Fuel of the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax" said Steve Scheidker, VP’s director of marketing. "This event provides a great opportunity to remind those in the motorsports community of VP's involvement not only in karting, but across all segments of the racing industry. With nearly 70 blends of fuel for every conceivable racing application, VP's passion for racing and dedication to research and development is unsurpassed."
From four company-owned and operated race fuel distribution points in Texas, Indiana, Georgia and Delaware, and a regional sales office in southern California, VP’s distribution network now extends throughout North America as well as Europe, Central America, Australia, Russia, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. Together, VP’s distributors support a network of more than 1300 dealers around the world. More information about VP is available online at vpracingfuels.com.
Past competitors in the kart race at the PRI Trade Show include Indy 500 winners Dan Wheldon and Buddy Rice, Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray, current Indy 500 winner as a team owner Bryan Herta, 2011 Indy 500 pole position winner Alex Tagliani, NHRA Funny Car star Ron Capps, Top Fuel star Antron Brown and F1 star Vitantonio Liuzzi.
Young racing stars of tomorrow have competed in the Karters division, including Josef Newgarden, Conor Daly and Joel Miller, now in Indy Lights; Michael Lewis, now in Formula 3 Italia; and Gary Carlton, now a factory pilot in Europe for Zanardi Kart.
The Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax race will be televised later in the year.
Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax race also is being co-sanctioned by the nation’s two largest kart racing organizations: WKA and IKF. It is the only kart race to have this sort of unification of the karting segment of the racing industry.
More details, including announcements of this year’s participants in the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax race, will be unveiled on the PRI website: www.performanceracing.com.
For more information about the race, contact Jeff Swoboda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949/499-5413.
For more information about VP Racing Fuels, contact Steve Scheidker at 210/635-7744 or email@example.com