Article on Vette hitting 198.1mph March 18, 2011 At the Mojave Mile this vette hits 198.1 mph with a mixture of supercharger and Torco Accelerator. Read and see more here
New Videos January 24, 2011 Two new videos, one about bracket racing at Firebird raceway and one about Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged using our Accelerator Here
8oz. Torco Accelerator October 4, 2010 New 8 oz Accelerator bottle designed for those who ride motorcycles, dirt bikes, quads, snowmobiles etc.. Here
New Photos November 8, 2010 We just got back from SEMA and got some photos for every one that could not make it. Hope you'll enjoy it. See photos here
October 4, 2010 Info about Torco Accelerator
New informaitons on Torco Accelerator, including dyno charts. Now you can find out why it is not just another octane booster. Read more here
March 2010 Torco is always present at the Famoso Raceway for the March Meet and California NHRA Reunion Here is a short video from our visits to the March Meet and California National Hot Rod Association Reunion. So next time you are at the event, come see us in our tent, we love to talk cars.
5 January 2010 Torco launches a new drum label design We rang in the new year and rolled out a new design. Torco will no longer be using the old design that featured the white label with the black torco logo on it. The new label features a black back ground with the new white Torco logo on it and writing in red. This will set us above the competition with our great new design and sleek look. All products that come from Torco will feature this new design.
16 September 2009 Runway Titans - Wide Open Throttle New video by sponsor in part by Torco Race Fuels. One of our California venders, Joel from www.JBSblownC5.net a big fan of Torco Accelerator, organized great event that included some amazing vehicles that like to go fast. Motorcycles, modified cars, and exotics going after the 200MPH goal. Horse power + long runway + no speed limit = Tons of fun.
16-18 October 2009 California NHRA Reunion The 18th annual California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, Oct. 16-18 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. It’s also the season finale of the NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage nostalgia drag racing series.
Produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, and located in Pomona, Calif., the Reunion is part of the museum’s “living history” philosophy, which works to bring to life the sights, sounds and people who made history in the early days of drag racing, land speed racing and the golden age of American car culture.
Unique among motorsports events, the Reunion honors some of the top names in hot rodding from the past and features a fabulous array of cool drag cars, street rods and customs of the historic and present-day hot rod eras.
Those purchasing their credentials at least three weeks before the event receive significant added value including a “goodie” bag, Reunion program, commemorative dash plaque and a colorful and collectible plastic souvenir credential. Three-day credentials ($55 each) are available by calling 800/884-NHRA (6472) or by completing a form found in the Reunion section of the Museum’s Website (http://museum.nhra.com). Auto Club members receive a $5 discount off Adult credential prices (limit of 4 credentials).
Daily general admission tickets/pit passes will be available at Auto Club Famoso Raceway gate, (www.famosoraceway.com). Cost per person: Friday, $20; Saturday, $20; Sunday, $15. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Auto Club discount is also available at the gate: $2 off Friday and Saturday and, $1 off Sunday.
30 July 2009 Diesel Funny Car John Robinson has successfully landed a spot the the up coming NHRA national event in Texas. John and his crew have been hard at work dialing in their diesel powered funny car, and have been doing testing for Torco Race Fuels on what we feel is going to be a premiere racing diesel. Jody Davis of Torco has been developing test blends and feels he has finally created the first "Racing Diesel Blend" available in the United States. Check back for price and availability. Check out more here
16 July 2009 Torco Lubricants and Torco Race Fuels unveil new joint logo In keeping with a unified front Torco Advanced Lubricants in Rancho Cucamonga and Torco Race Fuels in Apache Junction Arizona have unveiled their new joint logo, "we love the fresh new look and feel honored to be apart of Torco Oils 50+ years in the performance automotive aftermarket" says; Jody Davis President of Torco Race Fuels. Look for the new joint logo on several team cars and trade shows. Check it out here
25 June 2009 Torco and Speed Scene Live Torco Race Fuels is proud to be the Official Fuel of Speed Scene Live. www.speedsceneracing.com Join Scott Hudson and the gang live every Tuesday night for the most up to date and comprehensive news from the wonderful world of racing.
25 June 2009 Torco Race Fuels, the official fuel of the NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion. Torco Race Fuels was in attendance for the 7th annual National Hot Rod Reunion this past weekend at beautiful Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green Kentucky. Some of drag racing’s legends where on hand and burning Torco race fuel as they laid down some impressive runs all three days. Torco looks forward to continuing their partnership with the NHRA and the Hot Rod Reunions. For more information on this event please visit: www.museum.nhra.com
18-21 June 2009 Torco race fuels will be the available at the upcoming NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Torco race fuels will be the available at the upcoming NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green Kentucky from June 18-21 2009. All grades of gasoline, methanol and nitromethane will be available. For more info or pre-order please call Don Clark (209) 968-6726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the event web site: http://museum.nhra.com/
18 April 2009 Jessica's Weekend Hi
Another fun weekend out at the racetrack. The Vegas track had the PSCA races going on this weekend and invited us out for some testing. It was very cool to hear over the loud speaker, "Hello race fans, we have the Torco Top Alcohol Funny Car here this weekend". We definitely stuck out in the PSCA crowd. Friday night brought us our fastest runs ever, and we were pumped about making runs the next day. I was surprised to see so many spectators there on Saturday; it's the most people I've seen in the stands since I've been driving the funny car. The first run on Saturday started out good. The car's going straight, first shift good, second shift good, I can see the finish line, then "POP". That was the sound of a blower gone bad. It turns out that the body burst panel (which has the Torco emblem on it) flew up well over 200 feet, over the score board, then the wind blew it into the grandstands. I had no idea---I guess you miss that stuff when you're going over 200 plus mph. We just knew that if we were lucky enough to find that part, it would be in 10 different pieces. The mechanical repairs are no problem, but what a pain in the neck it would be finding a new body burst panel that fits perfect and painting it to match the car.
A fan found it and was nice enough to return it the safety crew. Miraculously, that easily bendable piece of carbon fiber didn't have a single crack or scratch on either side!!! My crew chief (and dad) was riding in the back of the pick-up on the return road holding up that panel with the Torco emblem on it to the crowd and the fans were cheering and whistling. We had a whole bunch of fans coming to our pits the rest of the afternoon. Apparently fans love seeing stuff fly (although we intend to not put on any more shows like that for quite some time). We're thinking the Torco sticker acted as a good luck charm, because we can't think of any other reason for that part not to have a single mark on it. THE POWER OF TORCO!!!! Read even more about Jessica Here.
26 March 2009 Upcoming Proautosports Torco fuels once again demonstrates its flexibility and commitment to motorsports. Ryal Greenwood requested a supply of ethanol for Carl Tootle’s 300 whp Miata for an upcoming Proautosports event at FIR, and Torco was ready. The requested E85 mixture was available on site for the March 2009 event, and will also be provided at the upcoming April event, April 17-19, 2009. If there are any other ethanol based cars whose owners are interested in this fuel, please contact Torco Race Fuels, to insure a sufficient supply. Greenwood states that in addition to the obvious greatly reduced emissions, ethanol’s octane equivalent is significantly higher than 100 octane racing fuel, but also burns cooler, thus allowing higher boost levels and therefore more power.
15 February 2009 New World Records Torco Race Fuels would like to congratulate Gary Minks TAD team "Bad to the Bone" for their new world record of 2.403 and class win. And Top Fuel young gun Geoff Gill and the Gill and Bettencourt TFD team, for their new record of 2.284 and final round appearance. Both teams where running Torco Race Fuels and had consistent jaw dropping runs all weekend long. Not to be over shadowed by all the new records Torco would also like to congratulate Scott Whipple and his Canadae Torco Nitro fueled TFD team for their class win, as well as all of the sportsman racers at this weekend's NSDA race in Yuma Arizona. Fast, consistent runs with phenomenal track side service are what you can expect from Torco Race Fuels.
26 January 2009 NHRA Warm up a Success! This past weekend was the NHRA warm up's at Firebird international Raceway in Torco's home town of Phoenix Arizona, to say it was a success would be an understatement. Despite internet attacks and public mud slinging from our competition on the quality of the Nitro we supplied to the pros for testing, teams had nothing but praise for the quality of the product and our service at the track. We look forward to working with many of the pro, sportsman and nostalgia nitro teams in 2009. Chris Ketron of Torco Race Fuels says: "we feel confident that we can not only supply the teams with a full drum of quality nitro we can do so at a price that will stay consistent all year". This is great news for teams who are obviously watching every penny this year.
19 January 2009 www.lasvegassun.com As reported by Sean Ammerman
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 (2:37 p.m.)
in Las Vegas Sun.
Henderson resident Jessica Cherniack did not want to become the smallest funny car driver in the history of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
But with a 5-foot-1 frame, she never had the choice if she wanted to compete.
Cherniack, 26, earned the distinction at the speedway's Blast-Off Open Test Session for drag racers on Sunday, when she completed a full pass and received her funny car license.
With the license she is eligible to compete, which she expects to do in the California Independent Funny Car Association series this spring.
"It wasn't my goal to be the smallest, but just to be out here and drive it down the track safely is enough," she said.
Cherniack, who previously raced in the super comp drag racing class, decided to switch to funny cars after her father, Mike Cherniack, obtained one but didn't have a driver.
For the past month the Cherniacks, who own an auto repair shop in Las Vegas, have worked closely with tuner Spike Gorr to get the vehicle up to working speed.
The test session was an opportunity to work out the kinks and see if Jessica Cherniack has what it takes to handle the 200 mile per hour vehicle.
"These funny cars are scary cars to get into," Mike Cherniack said. "It takes a certain type of person to get in there and handle the speed."
After a few test runs, Jessica Cherniack said she felt comfortable in the vehicle, despite her size.
She hopes to improve her reaction time at the starting light and eventually move up National Hot Rod Association Races.
"Once you sit down and everything is adjusted to you it makes no difference if you are 6-foot tall or short," she said. "You don't have time to be scared. You just have to think about what you need to do."
Cherniack was one of about 30 drivers who took advantage of open test session on the speedway's drag strip. The speedway opened the strip for all drivers to test and tune their vehicles before the start of the speedway's drag racing schedule, which begins Friday with its first Midnight Mayhem event of the year.
The numbers for the annual test session were down from past years, drivers said, due to the economy.
The speedway has made changes to aid drivers in the tough economic times, such as consolidating local bracket events into one weekend.
"We want to reduce the travel time for some racers, so they don't have to take off work as much," said Chris Blair, vice president of racing operations. "We also want to attract racers from other states, making it so they don't have to travel to Las Vegas as many times a year."
First Look 2009 Accelerator Labels First look at the 2009 Torco Race Fuels apparel line designed by the famous artist Donny Chavez from "decal Mayhem in Queen Creek Arizona www.decalmayhem.com