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  • #42817
    Sheldon Potter
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    Hi all – Where in the Denver area (I live in Westminster) do you guys get your racing fuel?

    How much are you paying and how do the sources make it available (fill your own jug, ## Gallon jugs, etc.)?

    I’m running a Rotax 125, tag.

    Thanks!

    Sheldon Potter

    #61794
    Garrick Mitchell
    Participant

    Buy it from the track. Regardless of how it’s sold, you’ll need your own plastic jug for mixing the oil with the fuel and for storing mixed fuel. If you haven’t already, get a Ratio-Rite or similar mixing cup to make dispensing the right amount of oil a snap.

    Last time I was at Centennial, they were only selling 5-gallon jugs (you’ll need VP93 for your Rotax). The jug was 50-ish bucks, but that was last month… 😯

    #61795
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    IMI would be the closest for you

    Cost VP M93 ~ $9/gal

    #61796
    Garrick Mitchell
    Participant

    @Garrick wrote:

    Buy it from the track.

    Lest there be any confusion, I meant “the track where you’ll be running.” Not “The Track” per se, although that’s the only place I have experience buying racing fuel.

    #61797
    Rodney Ebersole
    Participant

    VP98 is also legal in a Rotax for Tag racing.

    #61798
    Garrick Mitchell
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    @Freezeman wrote:

    VP98 is also legal in a Rotax for Tag racing.

    Not to hijack the thread, but this got me wondering… Do people actually have problems with detonation at this elevation? I’ve always been under the impression that higher octane equals lower energy density, so if you’re not detonating then it makes sense to stick with the lowest allowable octane. Or does TAG require 98? [EDIT: Yep, looks like it does. That’s good to know. Ditto for the use of Castor oil, which I hadn’t realized. http://www.tagracing.net/pdf/2008Homologation/2008_TAG_Rules.pdf]

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