MAD SCIENTIST™ BACK ON TRACK AT ST. PETERSBURG2018-03-09 18:06
San Antonio, Texas (March 9, 2018) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., today announced that Steve Burns, VP’s Founder and Mad Scientist™, will race in the season opener of the Pirelli World Challenge in Florida this weekend.
Burns, who will be competing in a Ginetta G55 in the GT4 class, an FIA Class featuring Porsche, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Chevrolet, BMW, and Aston Martin, is looking forward to his first race on a temporary street course.
“I will tell you, I’m a bit nervous running a street course for the first time. I’ve always thought racing a street course would be fun, but the closer the reality becomes, the greater realization of the consequences.” Excited about the new season and driving the Ian Lacy Racing prepared Ford V6 from Works Garage, Burns added, “With this series we will race on most of the best road racing tracks in the country. PWC races all across America and goes into Canada. In my life I’ve raced 7 years in AMA Motocross, driven drag cars, flown experimental aircraft and sail planes, boated class4 rivers all over the American West, sailed Olympic Class sail boats at an international level, and won a World Championship in Athens Greece. I raced 2 years Pro Mazda open wheel and competed in the Trans Am series last year. I expect this might become the most exciting experience yet.”
“Steve’s incredible passion and abilities made VP so successful,” said Alan Cerwick, President, VP Racing Fuels, “I hope the competitors racing against him understand who they’re up against.”
Burns, whose father was a 19-year-old Sergeant on D Day and landed at Utah Beach in Normandy, France, grew up in a US Army community in South Texas. Andrew S. Burns, Jr., went on to found VP Racing Fuels and was affectionately nicknamed the “Mad Scientist™” for his relentless pursuit of power and increased performance. “Always, always surround yourself with good people. Hard work, honesty and great character will always win. I did that for decades at VP and that continues now at my Works Garage at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Salt Lake City.”
About VP Racing Fuels
VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.
As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP Hi-Performance Lubricants; VP PowerWash™; and VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing. VP's most recent diversification efforts include the introduction of VP Hi-Performance Lubricants in conjunction with the launch of quick lube facilities branded VP Racing FASTLUBE™." More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com.
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