It’s that time again, where we are looking for your questions to answer! This month’s expert comes to us from VP Racing. Technical Director Freddie Turza comes from the Research and Development division of VP Racing, and he’s played an integral role in the brand’s recent expansion into the oil and performance lubricant market. With a resume rich with high-end racing engine building experience, Turza isn’t just some dude sitting behind a desk.
Traditionally known for its racing fuels, VP Racing’s lineup of performance chemicals covers a wide swath of the market beyond fuel-related items, including coolants, gear oils, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and car care chemicals. However, for this article, we’d like to confine the questions to the engine lubricant category.
VP Racing’s oil lineup is made up of several lines of engine oils, which includes the conventional VP Classic, which is made up of mineral base oils with an advanced additive package. Then there is the VP Hi-Performance line of synthetic-blend oils, which is designed for a wide range of street performance-based applications, and the Pro Grade full-synthetic racing oil lineup.
VP Racing also has a complete lineup of API and ILSAC-certified oils designed to comply with new-car warranty requirements in its “Street Legal” line of oils, which range from synthetic blends, to full-synthetic, and even an Extreme Service oil, designed for high-mileage vehicles. Add to that the line of break-in oil, nitro racing oil, and heavy-duty diesel oils, and you see that VP Racing is far more than just race gas.
The VP Racing team has partnered with some prominent names in the industry — like Al Moody Race Engines, Crockett Marine Engines, Oakley Motorsports, and Justin “Big Chief” Shearer of Street Outlaws fame — to put its oils through the wringer in a variety of situations and scenarios. They have developed a wide variety of engine oil types and weights, ranging from 0W-20 all the way up to a straight 70-weight, in applications from API/ILSAC-certified, warranty-safe oil, all the way through nitromethane-specific top fuel oils.
So, round up your engine oil questions (or even your assembly lube questions, because they have that too, and it fits within the scope of this article) and fire them off to us at [email protected]. We’ll be accepting questions between now and June 18th. After that, we’ll compile them and send them off to VP Racing, and then publish the answers.