SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 22, 2007) — VP Racing Fuels, Inc., an industry leader in the production and distribution of racing fuels and other performance products, has named Jason Rueckert as its new Regional Manager-VP Midwest. Rueckert replaces Jay Farnsworth, who was recently appointed to the newly created position of Technical Director for VP. In his new position, Rueckert will be based in Terre Haute, IN, with responsibility for all sales operations in VP’s Midwest Region including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.
An avid drag racer, overall racing enthusiast and 8-year veteran at VP, Rueckert has been instrumental in the growth of the company’s Midwest region over the last several years, according to Steve Burns, VP’s President and CEO. “Jason will be a tremendous resource to our Midwest region customers due to his vast knowledge of racing fuels and the racing industry, Burns said. “His customers attest to his unbridled energy and ability to maintain solid, mutually supportive relationships. As we continue to experience significant growth, it’s a pleasure to be able to tap an experienced professional like Jason to ensure we don’t miss a step during these transitions.
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’s fuels enjoy a well-deserved reputation for superior power and consistency, illustrated by the NHRA Pro Stock Champions who have made VP their fuel of choice for 31 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any sponsor in the industry.
VP Racing is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, as well as exclusive fuel supplier and/or sponsor of American LeMans; AMA (American Motorcycle Association); Champ Car Atlantic; Championship Off Road Racing (CORR); National Mustang Racing Association ; Star Mazda; and Stars of Karting among many others. More information about VP Racing Fuels can found on its website at www.vpracingfuels.com.