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Gulf Racing Fuels is the Official Fuel of Atlantic Championship 2015 Season
Gulf Racing Fuels Becomes Official Fuel of Atlantic Championship Series
(Houston, TX) March 23, 2015 – The Atlantic Championship Series today announced that Gulf Racing Fuels will be the official fuel for the 2015 Atlantic Championship Series season. Gulf Racing Fuel MACH 110 octane unleaded race gas will be the specified fuel for all Atlantic race cars during all seven weekends and 14 races of the 2015 season.
“We are very excited about Gulf Racing Fuels becoming our specified fuel for the Atlantic Championship Series,” said Chip Robinson, race director, Formula Race Promotions. “These cars demand a high quality, performance fuel and Gulf delivers exactly what’s required.”
The sponsorship will include a comprehensive package of print advertising, digital presence, on-site visibility, special series awards and Atlantic-themed consumer and retail promotions designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the series. “A racing fuel sponsorship provides a highly valued contribution to the racing series," said Jeff Farmer, Gulf Racing Fuel. “We look forward to seeing excellent performance from the Atlantic engines.”
About the Atlantic Championship Series:
The 2015 Atlantic Championship Series is a 14-round, seven-weekend SCCA Pro Racing sanctioned series for Atlantic cars of all types and ages, owned and operated by Formula Race Promotions. The Series opens at Road Atlanta April 10-12. Along with the F2000 and F1600 Championship Series, the Atlantic Championship visits some of the best race tracks east of the Mississippi and features engines from Toyota, Mazda and Honda, and chassis from Swift and Ralt.
Gulf Racing is Back at the Track.
For many years Gulf Oil was synonymous with auto racing, as it famously sponsored the John Wyer Automotive team in the 1960s and early '70s. With its signature light blue and orange color scheme associated with the Ford GT40, the Mirage M1 and Porsche 917. Gulf became one of the most famous corporate racing colors schemes. The cars notoriety only spread as they successfully competed in the most challenging races of the their day, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Targa Florio.
In addition to its racing success, much of Gulfs popularity can be attributed to the 1971 film Le Mans and Steve McQueen's character, Michael Delaney, who drives for the Gulf team. In the years since his death in 1980, McQueen's popularity has only increased causing Gulf Racing team sponsor Tag Heuer to recreate the Heuer Monaco limited edition the watch with the Gulf logo and trademark color scheme.
In the same era, Gulf Oil also sponsored Team McLaren during the Bruce McLaren days, which used a papaya orange color scheme with Gulf blue for lettering.
While many recognize the GT40's and Porsche 917's of the late sixtes and seventies many do not realize that modern cars are racing with the Gulf name in endurance racing today.