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Octane Stability: High Octane vs Low Octane Fuels

Octane is the most talked about property when it comes to gasoline. It’s no surprise because selecting octane of gasoline is the only choice the consumer has, except what station to buy it from. In this article we will focus on octane stability of 87 and 93 octane pump fuels versus racing fuels...

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Inaugural season of the Thompson Summer Road Race Series comes to a close on Sunday

(August 6, 2016 – Thompson, CT) As the inaugural season of the Thompson Summer Road Race Series comes to a close on Sunday, August 7, several champions will be crowned in the MSD Legends series, Small Bore and Big Bore classes. This season’s events have seen a wide variety of sports cars take...

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The Vintage Motorsports Festival Returns to the Historic Road Course at Thompson Speedway

(June 22, 2016 - THOMPSON, CT) - Over 100 vintage sports cars, spanning across nearly a century, will converge on the 1.7-mile road course at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (TSMP) this week, June 23-25, for the 3rd Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival. This event will feature drivers from two of...

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Mixing Fuels and Calculating Octane

We often get these two questions: Can I mix fuels? What is the octane when I mix them? The answer to #1 is easy. Yes, you can mix any of our race fuels. But remember – if your engine needs an unleaded fuel, you don’t want to mix leaded with unleaded. Doing so would make a leaded fuel...

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Race Fuel 101: Lead and Leaded Racing Fuels

It’s been many decades since lead began to be phased out of pump gas. Most racers today don't know what it was like to "fill 'er up" with leaded pump gas.  Understandably, we get a fair amount of questions about lead and why it’s used in some racing fuels. Lead is an element (symbol Pb) and...

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Specific Gravity – What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

Specific Gravity Definition: specific gravity (noun) - the ratio of the density of any substance to the density of some other substance taken as standard, water being the standard for liquids and solids, and hydrogen or air being the standard for gases. For fuels, specific gravity can be...

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Race Fuel Storage

Race fuels generally last longer than typical pump gas but often times race fuel is stored for several months between racing seasons. Here are a few good tips to keep fuel as fresh as possible from one season to the next: Keep containers tightly sealed. This will minimize the loss of certain...

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Beyond Octane

Overheard at the local track: “High octane fuels burn slower.” “My motor doesn’t need all that octane so that fuel won’t do me any good.” “I need the highest octane so I can max out my timing.” Unfortunately, those statements are not always true. As a matter of fact, those...

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