Media Release

26 January 2017


Best Chemical (S) Company launches highly anticipated 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series in Malaysia

SINGAPORE, 26 Feb 2017 – Leading local chemicals specialist and regional distributor for VP Racing Fuels and VP PowerMaster, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd (‘Bestchem’) and prominent Malaysian RC hobby store, Aw Hobby, are proud to officially launch the 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series in Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia. The new Championship Series will be an outdoor off-road RC series that will take place at LAP Paradise RC Raceway (Lot 199C Jalan Ban Foo Ulu Tiram 81800 Johor Bahru), a 20-minute drive from JB Customs. Aw Hobby shop is located beside the race track so participants can enjoy timely access to race support throughout the series.


  • “As the regional distributor for VP Racing Fuels and VP PowerMaster in Southeast Asia, we are proud to support RC racing which is fast gaining momentum in the region,” says Johnny Wong, Managing Director of Bestchem and a race car enthusiast himself. “Being the regional exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels in Southeast Asia for over 10 years, we are acutely aware of the expectations and needs of all competitive drivers, including RC racers. VP PowerMaster’s latest VP PowerMaster 25% RC Pro Race and Ty Tessmann proprietary blend will complement the drive, passion and power of the most discerning and result-oriented RC racer.”


    “We are very happy and honored to partner with our main sponsor, Bestchem, distributor for VP PowerMaster, a premium hobby fuel that is fast gaining popularity in the RC community here,” says David Aw, founder of LAP Paradise RC Raceway and Aw Hobby. “We are very excited to see increased interest, both locally and overseas, and look forward to a spectacular series in 2017.”


    The schedule for the 2017 VP PowerMaster International 1/8 Buggy Series is as follows:

    1

    12 Feb 2017

    VP 1/8 Buggy Series 1

    2

    19 Mar 2017

    VP 1/8 Buggy Series 2

    3

    23 Apr 2017

    VP 1/8 Buggy Series 3

    4

    18 Jun 2017

    VP 1/8 Buggy Series 4

    5

    23 Jul 2017

    VP 1/8 Buggy Series 5

    6

    27 Aug 2017

    VP 1/8 Buggy Series 6 (Grand Final)


    There is no age group limit and no brand control of fuel but limited to 25% nitro only and the standard IFMAR rules apply. Points will be awarded to all drivers and a series champion will be crowned after six races with the best of four to count.


    Interested parties can register at a cost of RM100 (with breakfast and lunch included) and ongoing updates can also be found on LAP Paradise RC Raceway’s Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/LAP-Paradise-RC-Raceway-548301341867736/. Discussions about classes, rules, results, etc. will take place on the same Facebook group.


    Other co-sponsors for the series include Concept Hobbies, SKH Hobbies, Urban Playspace, Raceform, Toykar and Tai Sing.




3 November 2016


Establishing national network of dealers, distributors through new lubricants partnership

SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 3, 2016) Maverick Performance Products (MPP) today announced a long-term trademark license agreement with VP Racing Fuels to market, manufacture and sell VP-branded lubricants in the US, Canada and Mexico. The agreement comes on the heels of VP’s recent introduction of VP Racing Lubricants, a family of professional grade racing oils, high performance motor oils, engine break-in oils, assembly lube and high performance gear oils. The product line will boast an initial portfolio of 90+ SKUs, available early in first quarter 2017.


  • With the agreement, MPP will manufacture VP Racing Lubricants according to VP’s strict specifications and both companies will market the product line through targeted retail channels and select wholesale petroleum distributors, according to Shane Terry, Managing Director of Maverick Performance Products. “We’re establishing a value-added marketing platform wherein VP’s 41-year history of manufacturing high-performance racing fuels and MPP’s upstream expertise in refining, finished lubricant blending and packaging will serve to bring top-quality products closer to the consumer,” said Terry.


    “This license agreement with VP is an important step in our long-term business strategy to build value throughout the supply chain with efficient vertical integration,” said Jennifer Straumins, Chairman of Maverick Performance Products. “It’s a perfect fit that leverages the core competencies and heritage of each partner.”


    “This partnership is strategically important to our brand’s evolution,” added Alan Cerwick, President of VP Racing Fuels. “Long-term plans for our retail branding program have always included VP-branded quick lube centers and partnering with Maverick to manage distribution of products to these locations brings us a step closer to actualization.”


    “VP currently offers a remarkable 70+ fuel blends, each formulated to optimize performance in specific applications,” Terry continued. “We aim to take the same approach with lubes – to generate ultimate performance with the best product for each specific application. It’s a business model driven by the competitive will to win and a recognition that we’re manufacturing performance parts, not just lubricants.”


    “We plan to work with select wholesale petroleum distributors to establish a network and deliver value-added programs and products throughout North America.”


    About VP Racing Fuels


    VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Formula Drift, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.


    As part of a retail branding program, gas stations and convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive® performance chemicals; VP PowerWash™ and more. VP also markets VP PowerMaster® hobby fuels for R/C racing.


    About Maverick Performance Products


    Maverick Performance Products provides best in class, integrated specialty petroleum manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Its goal is to build long-term value throughout the supply chain through a detailed understanding of the markets it serves, a unique vertically-integrated supply infrastructure, building strong partnerships and developing innovative value-added programs. MPP is headed by Chairman Jennifer Straumins, former president and COO of Calumet Specialty Products, a Fortune 500 company. Her management team has decades of expertise in specialty refining, lubricant manufacturing & packaging, brand development, technical services, fiscal management and strategic asset acquisition. More information about Maverick Performance Products is available at MaverickOil.com.




21 March 2016


Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd sponsors SMSA Car Park Rally @Changi

Almost a decade since the car parks at the old National Stadium played host to Singapore’s unique take on automobile racing, the old Kallang engine roar is about to be ignited again – this time, at a new location.


  • Local enthusiasts and fans will fondly remember the days of the Kallang car park rallies, weekend racing events that started shortly after the last Singapore Grand Prix ended in 1973. The courses dealt abrupt 90-degree turns, intense straight sprints and complex direction changes, and gave both drivers and navigators a tough challenge.


    The cars that raced at these car park rally events provided a different sort of Kallang roar – from the high-revving screams of naturally aspirated engines to whistling howls of turbocharged power plants, it was a feast for the senses for participants and spectators alike.


    Local dealership-backed entries from Suzuki, Renault, Mazda and Nissan spawned small and agile lightweight weapons suited to the tight and twisty sections in the 1980s. In the 1990s, high-powered rally specials from Subaru and Mitsubishi took up ranks in the top classes, resulting in some of the fiercest rivalries amongst motorsports competitors this island has ever seen. As a result, many notable local grassroots motorsports heroes were crowned at these events – many whom graduated to become famous international Singaporean racers.


    This year, the Singapore Motor Sports Association is set to bring back the glory days of Kallang, but now with a vast new location at Changi.


    The large car park of Aviation Park Road will now play host to the SMSA Car Park Rally @ Changi, with a mixture of hard tarmac and loose gravel to add even more spice to the competition. Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd, South East Asia exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels with sponsors from Motul, Dunlop Tyres and Monster Energy have also indicated their immediate support for this new initiative.


    This one-off event is scheduled to happen on 8th May 2016



    ABOUT BEST CHEMICAL CO (S) PTE LTD

    Established in 1978, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based stockist, manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of specialty solvents, laboratory reagents, industrial chemicals and supplies, organic chemicals and biological pesticides as well as safety tools and equipment. It provides customized chemical blending, decanting, product sourcing, dangerous goods transportation and storage services. Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd supplies a comprehensive range of race fuels and performance additives. It also offers on-site specialized fuel management solutions for all motorsport-related events. The company has an established regional presence across Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It has a representative office in the Philippines.


    For more information, visit www.best-chemical.com


    ABOUT VP RACING FUELS

    VP is reputed as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. In addition to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of DIRT Car Racing, Tudor United Sports Car Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.


    For more information, visit www.vpracingfuels.com


    ABOUT SINGAPORE MOTOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

    The Singapore Motor Sports Association was founded on 24 May 1969 through the amalgamation of the Forces Driving Club and the Singapore Motor Club. At its inception she was known as the Singapore Motor Sports Club (SMSC). The history of motor sports in Singapore has its roots dating back to 1929, but it was the withdrawal of the British Armed Forces in the late 1960s that was the catalyst that brought together two organizations that have been both competitors as well as friends to each other. Unfortunately, most of the records of the pre-seventies history were lost when the SMSA Clubhouse in Farrer Park was burnt down by a fire.


    It was only in 1996, with the assistance and advice of the Singapore Sports Council, that the Club changed its status to an Association, henceforth known as Singapore Motor Sports Association (SMSA). This was done to better reflect our growth from being a Club to that of a National Sporting Association (NSA) recognised by the Singapore Sports Council as the governing body for all forms of motor sports in Singapore. SMSA is a non-profit organisation registered with the Registrar of Societies and Associations in Singapore.


    For more information, visit www.smsa.org.sg



8 June 2015


Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd announces partnership with TBSD Pte Ltd for its VP Racing Fuels as Official Race Fuel Partner in Bardahl - King of Drag event

Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd will be sponsoring over S$1,000.00 worth of prizes, including its bestselling “VP Racing StreetBlaze 100”, a RON 104-octane unleaded gasoline specifically engineered for high-performance street vehicles including luxury sports cars, muscle cars, street rods, tuner cars, sport bikes and cruisers. Oxygenated with ethanol, this CARB-legal fuel is environmentally friendly, street legal and contains no metal compounds and does not harm catalytic converters or oxygen sensors.


  • "We are very excited to bring Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd and its product brand, VP Racing Fuels, on board with us. Given its well-deserved reputation for quality products and performance, VP Racing Fuels serves as the perfect product brand as Official Race Fuel Partner for this event," said Jeremy Yeo, Managing Director of TBSD Pte Ltd. “Our racers deserve the best products at the best value and VP Racing Fuels delivers on both.”


    "At Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd, we are proud of our VP Racing Fuels' impressive portfolio of nearly 70 specialty blends custom formulated for virtually any niche racing application," said Johnny Wong, Managing Director of Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd and an avid motorsport enthusiast himself. "We also recognize TBSD Pte Ltd's role as a steadfast supporter of motorsport events and its contribution to drag racing in the region. This event is one of many more which will give us an additional platform to promote the VP Racing Fuels brand and its excellent line of performance race fuels."


    This is the second time that TBSD Pte Ltd is organizing a drag race event but on a much larger scale and with the participation of prominent brands such as VP Racing Fuels. The event will see participants from Singapore and Malaysia battle it out in an ultimate adrenaline pumping experience and is expected to draw over a hundred motorsport enthusiasts and spectators from both countries.


    ABOUT BEST CHEMICAL CO (S) PTE LTD

    Established in 1978, Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based stockist, manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of specialty solvents, laboratory reagents, industrial chemicals and supplies, organic chemicals and biological pesticides as well as safety tools and equipment. It provides customized chemical blending, decanting, product sourcing, dangerous goods transportation and storage services. Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd supplies a comprehensive range of race fuels and performance additives. It also offers on-site specialized fuel management solutions for all motorsport-related events. The company has an established regional presence across Southeast Asia, including Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It has a representative office in the Philippines.


    For more information, visit www.best-chemical.com


    ABOUT VP RACING FUELS

    VP is reputed as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. In addition to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of DIRT Car Racing, Tudor United Sports Car Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.


    For more information, visit www.vpracingfuels.com


    ABOUT TBSD PTE LTD

    Established in 2014, TBSD Pte Ltd (Team Bardahl Singapore Distribution) is the official distributor of Bardahl products for automotive & motorcycles in Singapore. TBSD carry a full range of Bardahl products which includes lubricants & additives for gasoline & diesel engines, gear oils, transmission fluids and greases. Presently, TBSD has more than 200 authorized dealers.


    For more information, visit www.teambardahl.com.sg


    ABOUT BARDAHL LUBRICANTS & ADDITIVES

    Bardahl has a long history since 1939. Fullerene is the third known form of stable carbon, besides diamond and graphite. BARDAHL is the first company in the world to apply the fullerene chemistry to the sector of lubricants, thus exploiting the fact that the fullerene spheres work like real micro-ball bearing, non-deformable and extremely stable: they interpose between contacting surfaces and reduce friction in their movement. Racing enthusiasts in America found that adding Bardahl to their automobiles gave them an advantage over their competition. These enthusiasts demanded the performance and Bardahl delivered every time. Bardahl has been present in all forms and levels of racing around the world including Formula 1, the Indy Car Circuit, Unlimited Hydroplanes, Airplanes, Off-Road and World Rally Championship Series and such world famous races as the Indianapolis 500, Monto Carlo and the Paris to Dakar.


    For more information, visit www.bardahl-ap.com



8 April 2015


Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd Partners EduTorque in Automotive Education

Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd ('BestChem') is pleased to announce its partnership with EduTorque as their official race fuel partner for 2015. Bestchem will support EduTorque in promoting automotive and motorsport education in Singapore’s academic institutions.

  • "As we're seeing increased interest in race fuel technology among the next generation of motorsport enthusiasts, we are thrilled and looking forward to this initiative with EduTorque," said Mr Johnny Wong, Managing Director of Bestchem which is the exclusive distributor for VP Racing Fuels (‘VP’), including VP PowerMaster Fuels, in Southeast Asia.


    An avid motorsport enthusiast himself, Mr Wong added, "As a forward-thinking business that recognizes the value of education in developing and supporting a growing pool of discerning drivers and aspiring motorsport engineers and enthusiasts, we are confident that our partnership with EduTorque will provide budding drivers and motorsport practitioners with the opportunity to enhance their performance through better understanding of cutting-edge race fuel technology and effective customized applications."


    Director of EduTorque, Mr Calvin Lim, also spoke of this new partnership with Bestchem. “I am very excited about our partnership with Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd. The Singapore company has a strong presence in Southeast Asia and is the front-runner in manufacturing chemicals and distributing racing fuels and performance additives in the region,” he said. “Through their enthusiasm and commitment to automotive education in Singapore, our students will definitely gain valuable insight and knowledge about specialty chemicals used in the automotive industry.”


    ABOUT EDUTORQUE

    Being the sole provider of holistic automotive education in schools, EduTorque continually seeks to strengthen current relationships and build new partnerships with industry sponsors and partners in vision to grow the love for cars and motorsport scene locally.


    For more information, visit www.edutorque.com


    ABOUT VP RACING FUELS

    VP is reputed as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. In addition to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of DIRT Car Racing, Tudor United Sports Car Championship, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.


    For more information, visit www.vpracingfuels.com



1 April 2015


Enviro Tech Appoints Best Chemical as Exclusive Southeast Asia Distributor

Enviro Tech International, Inc., the leader in stabilized n-propyl bromide based vapor degreasing and cleaning solvents, announced today its appointment of Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd (‘Bestchem’), a chemical solutions company in Singapore with an extensive regional presence throughout Southeast Asia, as its exclusive distributor in Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Marking a significant milestone in ETI’s expansion into major growth markets in Asia Pacific, ETI’s strategic appointment of and partnership with Bestchem will tap on existing synergies and expertise, combining in-depth local knowledge and an intimate understanding of distinct customer needs to deliver effective market penetration and ongoing support for ETI’s EnSolv® line of nPB solvents across the region, including Singapore.


    “We are excited to be working with such a well-regarded and customer-centered distributor as Bestchem and its Sales Director, Johnny Wong. We explored and evaluated several potential partners and concluded that Bestchem’s strong relationships with prime chemical manufacturers and its well-established geographical reach across Southeast Asia presented a natural fit with ETI’s key growth segments in chemical solvents. As a world-class distributor, we are confident that Bestchem is in a superior position to continue supporting ETI’s key accounts and to meet ambitious growth targets,” says Karl Loepke, Vice President of ETI.


    Bestchem is a leading chemical solutions provider in Singapore. The addition of EnSolv® nPB solvents, as environmentally responsible alternatives to TCE and PCE, will strengthen Bestchem’s position and ability to tailor effective solutions, deliver enhanced end-product performance, anticipate market trends and create added value for its customers in Southeast Asia.


    As Enviro Tech’s exclusive authorized distributor in Southeast Asia, Best Chemical is the only regional source for EnSolv® in these countries.