The VP Racing Fuels regional distribution center in Newark, Del. locked down in preparation for Hurricane Sandy last Monday, but weathered high winds, heavy rains and driving bans to emerge unscathed and ready to roll the following Tuesday morning with a focus on providing storm support.
Ever since, the VP Delaware team has spent much of its time shipping VP Small Engine Fuel to customers throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, including fire departments, municipalities and others to help ensure their gas-powered work can continue uninterrupted.
“Due to the storm, a tremendous number of power outages have occurred throughout the Northeast,” said Jim Kelly, VP’s eastern regional manager. “In those situations, generators are often used for back-up power, chain saws are critical for many things, including removal of trees from power lines, and all these tools require gasoline. Pump gas may not be readily available, and if given a choice, ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuel is better suited for sure starts and prolonged use without gumming. During these critical rescue efforts, the hard starts and fuel system problems caused by ethanol in pump gas are the last things you want to deal with.”
“We’ve been in contact with the Governor’s offices in the region to offer our assistance in any way possible,” Kelly continued. “We’ve shipped significant amounts of product to our usual supply lines but have a large inventory of VP-SEFTM in place to serve anyone who may be in need. If UPS or trucking companies can access your area we can get it there.”
VP Small Engine Fuel is ethanol-free and formulated specifically for use in chain saws, generators, leaf and snow blowers and any other two-cycle and four-cycle outdoor power equipment. Popular among fire and rescue, tree specialists and lawn care services across the U.S., VP-SEF is available as an unleaded gasoline for four-cycle equipment and premixed with oil for two-cycle applications. VP-SEF is packaged in quart and one-gallon containers, five-gallon pails and drums.