Remington Oil Signs on With VP Racing Fuels Retail Program

Distributor to bolster VP's presence in northern Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula Michigan

Published in CSP Daily News

ANTIGO, Wis. -- Remington Oil Co. Inc. has signed on as VP Racing Fuels Inc.'s newest retail brand partner, building on its four-year relationship as a distributor of VP's race fuels. As a supplier to 10 company-operated retail locations and more than 50 independent locations, Remington Oil will strengthen VP's brand presence in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

"We've been very happy with the service and support provided by VP's regional office in Indiana for our race fuel sales, so it was an easy decision to extend that relationship to VP's retail brand program," said J.P. Remington, vice president of Remington Oil. "VP has a great reputation, and there's a lot of demand for its products, as reflected by the increase in race fuel sales each year since we added them to our product line. We anticipate race fuel customers will be a catalyst for increased sales of VP-branded street gas and vice versa."

He added, "On top of those synergies, VP's retail brand program enables substantial expense reductions through lower credit-card processing fees and sourcing unbranded supply. We'll also generate increased revenue through the sale of VP110 race fuel at the pump and other premium VP race fuel blends in five-gallon pails via VP's Fuel Cage program. All in all, our retail locations will be far more competitive under the VP brand."

Alan Cerwick, president of VP Racing Fuels, said, "Remington Oil has been a quality race fuel partner for years, and we're ecstatic to add them to our retail brand marketer team. We look forward to creating a presence in northern Wisconsin with this multi-site deal. Good operators plus the best brand offering in the business will certainly equal increased gallons and profits. We're happy to welcome Remington Oil to the revolution!"

Currently based in Antigo, Wis., Remington Oil has been a family business for nearly 50 years, beginning its operation in Birnamwood, Wis., before expanding throughout northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Remington also owns and operates dealerships for Yamaha, Ski-Doo and Polaris that sell and service motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and boats, along with VP Racing Fuels products in pails and drums.

San Antonio-based VP Racing Fuels is a leader in race fuel technology for every form of motorsports. It is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, American Le Mans, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Model Series and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies. In addition to racing fuels, VP's product line includes VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated specifically for two-cycle and four-cycle portable gas-powered equipment and PowerMaster hobby fuels for radio-controlled (R/C) Racing.