VP Delaware provides small engine fuel throughout storm-damaged northeast
The VP Racing Fuels regional distribution center in Newark, Delaware, locked down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy this past Monday but weathered high winds, heavy rains and driving bans to emerge unscathed and ready to roll Tuesday morning with a focus on providing storm support. Ever since, the VP Delaware team has spent much of its time shipping VP Small Engine Fuel to customers throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, including fire departments, municipalities and others to help ensure their gas-powered work can continue uninterrupted.
“Due to the storm, a tremendous number of power outages have occurred throughout the Northeast,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s Eastern Regional Manager. “In those situations, generators are often used for back-up power, chainsaws are critical for many things, including removal of trees from power lines, and all these tools require gasoline. Pump gas may not be readily available, and if given a choice, ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuel is better suited for sure starts and prolonged use without gumming. During these critical rescue efforts, the hard starts and fuel system problems caused by ethanol in pump gas are the last things you want to deal with.”
“We’ve been in contact with the Governors’ offices in the region to offer our assistance in any way possible,” Kelly continued. “We’ve shipped significant amounts of product to our usual supply lines but have a large inventory of VP-SEFTM in place to serve anyone who may be in need. If UPS or trucking companies can access your area we can get it there.”
VP Small Engine Fuel is ethanol-free and formulated specifically for use in chainsaws, generators, leaf and snow blowers and any other 2-cycle and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment.
For more information or to place an order contact VP Delaware at 302-368-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pruett and R2B2 Racing part ways
Las Vegas was the final race of the year for the NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by ProCare Rx. It was also the final race for Leah Pruett with Roger Burgess’s R2B2 Racing team.
“This is the last race for this group for R2B2 Racing as it's constructed,” Pruett said.
"I can't thank Roger Burgess enough for the opportunity he gave me for the last two years. He gave me a chance to prove myself as a driver and expand my driving talents in Pro Mod and Funny Car. I'll always be in his debt for what he's done for me."
Pruett said her immediate plans are up in the air. “I'm exploring all the options on the table. I've always had a passion for nitro, and I hope to get an opportunity to race on that level next season. But any opportunity out there is rare and I'll entertain any job offer that comes my way." (Ron Lewis photo) [11/1/2012]