Drag Illustrated Issue 178, September / October 2022 - Page 90




■ VP Racing Fuels announced today that they are not experiencing shortages of traction compounds due to the global supply chain crisis and have ample inventory ready to ship . Tracks can order VP ’ s new LCHR traction compound or its industry-leading LC7 today by calling VP ’ s regional offices at the numbers listed below in this release .
“ As the industry leader in race fuel and traction compounds , VP maintains the largest inventory in the world , ready to ship ,” said Bruce Hendel , Senior Vice President of Global Sales for VP Racing . “ Our traction compounds are always in big demand , and our R & D department has worked around the clock to ensure we have plenty in stock , despite the global component shortage . Our chief chemist developed LCHR , a high-resin track prep that delivers the same application and performance level as our popular LC7 , expanding our track prep options , and they are all ready to ship .”
Experiencing shortages earlier this year , VP applied its chemical expertise , working to develop a new , proprietary formula that doesn ’ t rely on the components that are causing the shortages . With their new LCHR formula , VP now has a sustainable inventory and a reliable way to prevent any shortages in the future .
A global shortage of a critical chemical ingredient and related shipping issues are reported to have forced the cancellation of a number of drag races and tracks going dark . Several industry publications have reported on the crisis hitting drag racing tracks around the globe . However , tracks and race teams can be assured that VP Racing is not experiencing shortages and can ship our LCHR traction compounds immediately .
“ We have enough LCHR and LC7 to keep tracks running , welcome new track customers , and will fulfill orders as quickly as possible ,” added Hendel .
■ Nitrous Supply , Inc ., a primary manufacturer of nitrous oxide system components and kits , has launched its new website : www . nitrous-supply . com . The company , founded by nitrous oxide pioneer Mike Thermos , specializes in key components — like nozzles , valves and solenoids — that can enhance the performance of any brand system .
Thermos , who has recently received a Lifetime Achievement “ Wally ” from NHRA for his contributions to drag racing and named to SEMA ’ s MPMC ( Motorsports Performance Manufacturer ’ s Council ) Hall of Fame , is universally recognized as the “ Godfather of Pro Mod ” for his efforts in promoting the now-popular class . He has been active in the industry for over 45 years .
In addition to its manufacturing , Nitrous Supply offers a variety of services that include nitrous system flow testing and evaluation , manifold plumbing , and N2O bottle refills at the company ’ s facility at 15552 Producer Lane , Huntington , Beach , CA 92649 .
The showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM refills available up to 6 PM on Friday . For personalized tech information call 714-373-1986 .


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