This week, VP Racing Fuels announced that it has reformulated three of its NHRA-approved racing fuels – those being C11, C23, and C25. As of January 20, each of these three new formulas will be available from VP Racing Fuels for dyno and track testing in 5-gallon pails and in drums of 15 and 54-gallons.

These new formulas that VP has concocted for 2012 have a slightly higher octane level and specific gravity, while maintaining the same vaporization and energy content of the previous blends of fuel.

“We do not anticipate any tuning changes will be necessary,” said Steve Burns, VP’s Director of Research & Development. “Performance could possibly improve because of the higher octane and racers can expect more detonation protection. Pro Stock engines in particular have evolved since we first designed C25 and increased demands on the fuel. With C25 being a spec fuel, this reformulation will not change the balance of power in Pro Stock, but should help with engine life.”

Once the NHRA season begins at the Winternationals in Pomona, Feb 9-12, these new fuels will be available for purchase, however they may not be used in competition at that time. Beginning on March 7, the new 2012 formulas will be permitted by the NHRA Technical Committee. All formulas from prior to 2012 will be allowed for use until December 31, 2012.

Once available, the new formulas can be ordered from VP’s Regional Distribution Centers, of which locations and contact information is listed on the VP Racing fuels website at For all of your technical questions regarding these new formulated fuels, VP’s Tech Support staff may be reached at 812-878-2025 or