SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 7, 2004) ¿ VP Racing Fuels, Inc., an industry leader in the production and distribution of racing fuels and other performance products, today announced the opening of a new plant in Terre Haute, Indiana. According to Jay Farnsworth, VP¿s Midwest regional manager, the new $1.4 million state-of-the-art distribution center will serve VP¿s Midwest region, which consists of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. Located on 10 acres of land, the plant includes eight 20,000-gallon storage tanks along with 6,000 square feet of warehouse space.
VP will own the new plant, unlike its previous facility in Terre Haute, which had been leased since 1983. The capacity of the new plant will be greater, enhancing VP¿s production capabilities and complementing its other facilities in San Antonio, Texas; Newark, Delaware; Wildomar, California; and Barnett, Georgia.
¿We¿re excited about this new facility,¿ Farnsworth said. ¿It will significantly enhance the level of service we provide our customers and better enable us to manage the significant growth we¿re enjoying here in the Midwest region.¿ That growth is coming from all forms of racing, including oval-dirt-track racers, drag racing and motorcycles, which, according to Farnsworth, is actually the fastest growing segment.
¿This investment reflects our commitment to the future of racing,¿ said Fred Morrison, VP¿s President and CEO. ¿We¿re confident the racing industry will continue to grow at a healthy pace, and this new plant, along with the land we acquired with it, will help accommodate that growth.¿
The Midwest regional staff includes Sales Representatives Jason Rueckert and Todd James, along with office personnel Ellen Urbanski and Nick Agresta; warehouse personnel Tom Henriott and Joe Lowery; and transportation managers Ron Rowe and Duane Kelso. In addition to a new address, the phone numbers for VP¿s Terre Haute operation also have changed:
VP Racing ¿ Midwest
4100 E. Steelton Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47805
VP Racing has been manufacturing the best fuels for motorsports since 1975, fueling champions in virtually every racing category and class — from drag racing, circle track and roadracing to motocross, off-road, off-shore and even airplane racing. ¿As VP approaches its 30th anniversary,¿ Morrison observed, ¿the new Terre Haute facility will help ensure VP stays at the leading edge of motorsports technology, innovation and performance.¿
VP’s fuels have earned a reputation for superior power and consistency ¿ as illustrated by the NHRA Pro Stock Champions who have made VP their fuel of choice for 29 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any major sponsor in the industry. VP Racing is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Dragracing, as well as exclusive fuel supplier for ASA (American Speed Association); Legends Car Series; IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boating Association); SKUSA (Superkarts! USA); Star Mazda; Stars of Karting; Toyota Atlantic and Trans Am among others.
In addition to fuels, VP¿s product line includes synthetic oils, additives, chemicals, 2-cycle lubricants and traction compounds ¿ each designed to produce the most power and best performance in their respective racing applications. More information can be obtained from VP¿s website ¿ vpracingfuels.com.