WHAT IS IT? VP Racing Fuel’s VPR blend is a 105-octane,
leaded, ethanol-free, oxygenated, two-stroke race fuel.
WHAT’S IT COST? $69.72 (5-gallon drum).
CONTACT? www.vpracingfuels.com or (210) 635-7744.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with VP’s VPR race fuel.
(1) Goal. As MXA approached the two-stroke racing
season, which would be highlighted by the MTA World
Two-Stroke Championship and FMF 125 Dream race
series, we wanted to find a consistent race fuel that
would maximize the performance of our basically stock
YZ125, YZ250, 250SX, 150SX, TC250 and TC125 bikes as
we traveled from race to race. Last year the MXA wrecking crew ran VP T2 in our smokers. T2 is 105-octane fuel
already pre-mixed at a 40:1 ratio with two-stroke oil. If we
were betting men, we would bet that the fuel used in VP
Racing T2 is VPR, minus the two-stroke oil. This year, at
the request of both KTM and Husqvarna, we were running
our Austrian two-strokes at a 60:1 premix ratio. Thus, T2
was out and VPR was in, with Maxima K2 oil added at
the desired ratio.
( 2) Tech stuff. VPR has a motor octane rating for 101
and a R+M/2 of 105. It has better vaporization, plus a
cleaner, more-efficient burn than pump gas. VPR is oxy-
genated but not as much as U4.4 or MR12, so you don’t
have to worry about temperature changes affecting your
jetting. Since we were on the road for the two-stroke
races, we didn’t have to worry about the variances in local
pump gas. VPR is leaded but has a sister fuel called T4
that is unleaded.
( 3) Quantities. VPR is available in 5-, 15-, 30- and
54-gallon drums. You can expect to pay a dollar less per
gallon when buying 54 gallons versus 5 gallons.
( 4) Jetting. VPR is a pour-in replacement for premium pump gas. MXA did not have to re-jet its bikes and
depended on the recommended oil/gas ratio to keep the
bikes dialed in.
( 5) Power. Thanks to its higher oxygen and octane
content, VPR produces more power than pump gas. The
MXA wrecking crew ran both dyno and race tests. VPR
increased horsepower at every rpm. It made anywhere
from a quarter of a horse more to a full horse more at peak.
Test riders reported a noticeable improvement in throttle
response and a more stable feel at over-rev.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? VPR is one of the most affordable race fuels, but that doesn’t mean it’s cheap. The MXA
wrecking crew uses it to insure consistency
We love this fuel. It works well on stock
or modified two-stroke engines, makes
more power and allowed us to use whatever
pre-mix ratio we wanted.
VP RACING VPR OXYGENATED/LEADED FUEL
MXA TEAM TESTED