Gulf Racing Fuels Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track

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MSR Houston will offer New Gulf ethanol-free gasolines.

(Houston, TX) February 1, 2016 – Today, Gulf Racing Fuels announced that it has been selected as the Official Fuel of MSR Houston Race Track, a private membership country club race track in Houston, Texas. 

The track will offer the new Gulf ethanol-free gasolines - EPA Approved Gulf 93 and Gulf 100 with Isobutanol - a key factor in MSR Houston making the switch to Gulf Racing Fuels. Gulf will also deliver high octane Legend 116 leaded racing fuel at the pump.

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) supplies Gulf with the bio-isobutanol produced at its fermentation plant in Luverne, Minnesota. Lee Oil Co. is the supplier of Gulf fuels to the track from its bulk plant located nearby in Alvin, Texas.

MSR Houston is FIA and INDY Test Track  approved and sits on 383 acres that include 75,000 square feet of garage space, a 90,000 square foot skid pad, a 2.38 mile road course, and a 0.7 mile go kart facility.  The track is expanding into a full resort destination with resort styled villas, state-of-the-art garage and private viewing space, restaurant, spa and pool.

MSR is also home to the Fittipaldi Exotic Driving Experience and the Texas franchise for Radical Super Cars (UK). MSR Houston hosts races for a variety of motorsports sanctioning bodies such as Indy Lites, CMRA Motorcycles, Radical Race Series, CVAR, SCCA, NASA, World Racing League, and PCA.  Several on-track schools also call MSR Houston home, teaching teen drivers, law enforcement and racing drivers how to handle cars in a variety of conditions.

When the track is not in use for sanctioned motor racing events it is available exclusively to its members and for corporate events.

About MSR Houston

A privately owned country club track where members can use the FIA Approved road course to test and improve their driving skills in a resort style facility.  Located just 35 minutes south of Houston, the facility is located on 383 acres and includes a 2.38 mile track, a go kart facility with its own 0.7 mile track that includes a NASCAR styled curve, surrounded by 70,000 square feet of custom designed garages with integrated second story viewing suites. Membership is exclusive, with opportunities available to join the membership waiting list.

About Gulf Racing Fuels:

The "Legend is Back." Gulf Racing Fuels has returned to the track with its new racing fuels designed for legendary vintage and historic racing cars, as well as the latest racing and street cars. Gulf Racing Fuels include high octane unleaded and leaded fuels as well as marine and small engine fuels featuring Isobutanol.  All fuels are distributed nationally by HYPERFUELS based in Houston, Texas.

Gulf Racing Fuels - MSR Houston.

Gulf MARINE Fuel Blended with Isobutanol from Gevo Inc. is Suitable and Safe for Racing Boats and Recreational Marine Engines

Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC).

The new recommendations come after five years of extensive marine industry testing of fuel containing isobutanol, a renewable biofuel alternative provided by Gevo Inc. for recreational boating. Those testing the fuel included the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, Volvo-Penta, Bombardier Recreational Products, Evinrude, Yamaha, Mercury Marine, Honda, Tohatsu, Indmar and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The testing was undertaken to confirm that recreational boaters could power their engines with gasoline blends that contain isobutanol as a replacement for ethanol, and experience fewer problems and better performance while still meeting government-mandated Renewable Fuel Standards.

Gulf MARINE fuel is made with Gevo-supplied isobutanol at a 12.5% ratio to gasoline. Gulf offers two octane choices: 93 and 100. Gulf also offers a 16.1% blend for racing applications only.

Gulf MARINE delivers on the primary benefits of isobutanol-blended gasoline, which include improved moisture and water resistance, higher energy content, and preventing phase separation in the fuel system and reducing engine corrosion.

Isobutanol is a registered fuel additive with blends of up to 12.5% allowed for on road gasoline. Gulf MARINE fuel is available at participating Gulf retailers and marinas in factory-sealed packages of 5 gallons and 55 gallons.

“Last year, we successfully launched our isobutanol-blended gasoline for recreational boating use, and the endorsement by the NMMA and ABYC will help more boaters know that isobutanol-blended gasoline is a safe and effective biofuel,” said Jess Hewitt, President of HYPERFUELS, the exclusive licensee of Gulf Racing Fuels.”

Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo, Gulf Racing’s isobutanol supplier, said, “We have been working with Gulf Racing Fuels since 2013 to develop a commercially available gasoline using isobutanol. The endorsement from these boating organizations validates this work and will be a boon for isobutanol-blended fuels worldwide.”

Isobutanol and Going Ethanol Free

Why Gulf Uses Isobutanol: 

Some our fuels use an additive called ISOBUTANOL, an advanced biofuel, to replace ethanol. Isobutanol is an EPA Approved oxygenate containing 30% higher BTU than ethanol, while producing power beyond typical ethanol-based gasoline.

ISOBUTANOL is not hygroscopic which means it will not absorb nor accumulate water, nor will the fuels damage or affect gas tanks, gaskets, carburetors or injectors. Our fuels, using ISOBUIANOL, meet all engine makers requirements which means these fuels will not void engine warranties.  The National Marine Manufacturers Association has endorsed gasoline containing ISOBUTANOL as being better that using fuels containing ethanol.

Gulf fuels containing ISOBUTANOL are excellent for everyday engines and high performance engines operating is high humidity environments or any environment around water. The fuels can also be used in engines that are used only occasionally as the fuel when static will not absorb water.  Racing applications include Hydroplane drag boats, offshore racing boats, high altitude racing and snowmobiles.... Read More