Drag Illustrated Issue 175, March / April 2022 - Page 78



■ VP Racing Fuels , Inc ., regarded worldwide as the leader in racing and performance fuel , announced two debuts at the NHRA Winternationals in Pamona , CA . VP sponsored driver Camrie Caruso and her team made their debut in NHRA Pro Stock , and VP ’ s racing motor oil made its NHRA debut in Camrie ’ s engine .
“ We are excited to have Camrie Caruso and her team running on VP Racing Motor Oils ’ 0 wt . oil ” said Freddie Turza , Technical Manager at VP Racing Fuels . “ Camrie and team had a terrific first outing at the NHRA Winternationals , qualifying in the top half of the ultra competitive Pro Stock field ! For 45 + years , VP has been at the forefront of race fuel development , and now our lubricant division has established a new standard in developing performance lubricants . Working with Championship engine builders like Mike Smith and Steve Johns sets us apart from other lubricant companies .”
“ We made so many positive strides at the Winternationals I could not be more excited for this season ,” said Camrie Caruso . “ We qualified in the top half of the field , and we made improvements every run with our Powerbuilt Tools Chevrolet Camaro . We ’ re in the Top Ten headed to the Arizona Nationals , and our goal is to move up even higher . Having VP Performance Lubricants join our team is a huge step forward . The benefit our team gets on and off the track from VP is tremendous , and I am excited to be representing them in 2022 ,” added Caruso .
Pro Stock is a class of drag racing featuring “ factory hot rods .” The class is often described as “ all motor ,” due to the cars not using any form of forced induction such as turbocharging or supercharging , or other enhancements , like nitrous oxide , along with regulations governing the modifications allowed to the engines and the types of bodies used .
“ We ask these Titan Racing Engines to do so much in a short time on the track having the right lubricant is critical . VP Performance Lubricants give us the confidence to know we can throw everything into the engine and get the maximum power out of them . We saw how well it performed at the Winternationals when we made three great runs in qualifying that really set us up well for race day ,” said Mike Smith , Titan Racing Engines .
“ Not only am I so amazingly proud of Camrie , being her father , but I ’ m also equally as proud of the team my father and I somehow miraculously assembled in a little over 60 days from purchase to being on track ,” said Marc Caruso . “ They have worked so hard to make sure we had all the right pieces and power to come out and be a competitive operation .
For more information about VP and its products for racers , enthusiasts , and general consumers , visit vpracingfuels . com .


■ DSR Performance , the retail arm of Don Schumacher Racing , is pleased to announce the launch of the DSR Performance Racer Contingency Program for the duration of the 2022 NHRA season and beyond . Beginning with the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway , March 11-13 , current DSR Performance customers will have the opportunity to participate in the newly introduced program which offers teams a financial incentive based upon on-track performance at each applicable NHRA event .
NHRA national event winners , runner-up finishers , and No . 1 qualifiers will be eligible to receive a DSR Performance credit which would be applied to the participant ’ s next parts order . The program is open to all DSR Performance customers competing in the NHRA ’ s Camping World Series Top Fuel and Funny Car categories , as well as all Pro Mod competitors . In order to be eligible , the DSR Performance logo must be prominently featured on the participant ’ s entry throughout the entirety of the race weekend . Teams are able to opt-into the DSR
Performance Racer Contingency Program at all NHRA Camping World Series and E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series events .
Made in Indianapolis and utilizing championship-winning technology , DSR Performance supplies both new and used parts for many of NHRA ’ s top-tier drivers , including Justin Ashley , Antron Brown , Ron Capps , Matt Hagan , Josh Hart , Paul Lee , Cruz Pedregon , Leah Pruett , and Bob Tasca III , among others .
“ DSR Performance has long supplied premium race engine and chassis components to racers and team owners , and we ’ re excited to build upon our customer activation with our latest facility expansion ,” said Chad Osier , President of DSR Performance . “ This program will allow us to support racers and team owners , as well as grow our reach in motorsports . It ’ s a win-win for all parties .”
For more information on how to participate or become a DSR Performance customer , please contact Daniel Bartholomew at Bartholomewd @ shoeracing . com .


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