Monday, January 09, 2006

VP Fuels Racing Announcement

Relationship Severed Between VP Racing and CL Bryant
VP to Handle Service of Off-Road Races Directly

Baja Racing News

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (January 3, 2006) VP Racing Fuels, Inc. announced today its relationship with CL Bryant, Inc. has been terminated. Formerly one of VP’s bulk master distributors, CL Bryant is no longer marketing the VP Racing product line. In a related move, VP products also will no longer be distributed by ASA (A Step Ahead) Racing Products in southern California. In particular, neither CL Bryant nor ASA will represent VP Racing at future off-road races. Instead, VP will service all future off-road races directly. If any customers of either CL Bryant or ASA encounter difficulty obtaining VP Racing Fuels products, they are encouraged to contact VP directly at (951) 674-9167 to arrange for alternate delivery.

“It’s unfortunate it had to come to this,” said Fred Morrison, VP’s President and CEO, “but based on a number of issues, CL Bryant left us no choice. First, to our total surprise this past November 18, CL Bryant effectively supplanted the VP fuels in its product line with a competing brand of racing fuels.”

“Secondly,” Morrison continued, ”representatives of CL Bryant, Inc. have misled the marketplace by claiming its switch to a competing brand was necessary because ‘VP cut off the supply of VP fuels to CL Bryant, Inc.’ To the contrary, VP was dismayed by the November 18 announcement and in the ensuing weeks, had been attempting to retain CL Bryant, Inc. as a distributor.”

“The good news is our customers should see no disruption to the distribution or delivery of VP’s top quality products,” Morrison concluded. “Customers with any questions can contact us directly at 951-674-9167 to determine their best option for delivery.”

VP Racing has been making the best fuels for motorsports since 1975, currently producing more than 60 unique blends. With these blends, VP has fueled champions in virtually every racing category and class -- from drag racing, circle track and road racing to motocross, 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 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 30 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any major 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 AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Supercross; IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boating Association); Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series; NMCA (National Muscle Car Association); SKUSA (Superkarts! USA); Star Mazda; Stars of Karting; Rmax Challenge; and Toyota Atlantic, among others.

In addition to fuels, VP’s product line includes synthetic oils, performance 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 –