Methanol, Ethanol and Nitro-methane Racing Fuels

All the Major Brands, Supplied and Stocked in Western Australia by Racing Fuels WA

Methanol Racing Fuels

Some say the true racers fuel!

Methanol Racing Fuels are available by many suppliers within Australia.

All Methanol fuels are imported into Australia resulting in many cheap and impure brands being marketed by many firms.

Racing Fuels WA, originally started supplying the most popular brand Coogee Methanol, before the Australian Plant closed down.

We now supply an equivalent quality imported brand Redox, among our Premium Brands including Powerplus, Sunoco and VP Racing Fuels.

All Methanol Fuels supplied by Racing Fuels WA are 99.9% pure with no additional chemicals or additives.

Coogee Racing Methanol Coogee Racing Methanol Logo

Coogee Racing Methanol has a 99.95% minimum purity – the highest purity available outside of the USA.

Coogee Methanol is no longer produced and all stocks within Australia have now been used.

There has been whispers that the Australian Factory may begin production again in the future, and if it does, Racing Fuels WA has been confirmed that we will become the WA Distributor for this Australian Racing Methanol.

Powerplus Racing Methanol Powerplus Racing Methanol

Powerplus Racing Methanol our methanol has a 99.9% minimum purity and is triple filtered to the highest purity available in Australia.

Recommended for all methanol legal racing applications.

Available in 20L and 200L Quantities, due to the high costs of shipping from the Eastern States into Perth, this fuel is only supplied on special order in advance.

With regular shipments every 3 weeks Powerplus to ourselves, we recommend ordering in advance to ensure your fuel is available in time for your event.

Redox Methanol Logo

Redox Methanol

Redox Methanol is an Imported Methanol that is 99.95% Pure.

Redox Methanol, engines run cooler and are less subject to corrosion.

There are no added chemicals, lubricants or oils with this Methanol.

It is classed as a “Virgin Methanol” meaning it is sealed from the manufacturer and marketed accordingly.

This is our main brand line now stocked and has proven to be as consistent and reliable as our original brand of Coogee Methanol.

This is available in 20L and 200L volumes, and is stocked at all times, although for 200L quantities, we recommend ordering 1 week in advance.

Sunoco Racing Methanol Sunoco Racing Methanol

A long-time favorite of sprints, carters, and truck pullers, Sunoco Methanol gives maximum performance under various conditions.

The excellent cooling properties it provides means the hotter the weather, the better Alky works.

Sunoco Methanol burns clean and is well known as a top performer!

Sunoco Methanol being 99.95% pure, has that edge of all other non – enhanced Methanol’s.

If you are chasing after that last 1/10 down the quarter mile, this fuel will provide it.

This is the first of the USA Imported “Virgin” methanol’s.

This is especially popular for the smaller engine vehicles which do not use large volumes like Motorcycles and Junior Dragsters.

Available in 20L and 200l volumes, although 200L drums need to be ordered in advance.

VP M1 Racing Methanol VP M1 Racing Methanol

VP M-1 Racing Methanol has a 99.95% minimum purity.

With VP M-1, engines run cooler and are less subject to corrosion.

VP uses only lined drums which prohibit rust, corrosion and metal deposits that can contaminate fuel delivery systems.

Recommended for all methanol-legal racing applications.

This fuel is the only VP brand Methanol allowed to be used by Andra Drag Racing.

This is 100% imported “Virgin Methanol” from the USA.

This is especially popular for the smaller engine vehicles which do not use large qauntites like Motorcycles and Junior Dragsters.

 VP M5 Racing Methanol VP M5 Racing Methanol

M5 is simply the best performing methanol on the market.

Using nitrated compounds to make more power M5 will also offer better protection against detonation than normal methanol’s.

M5 also reduces noxious methanol fumes, M5 is not pure methanol and won’t pass a water test.

This is particularly effective in Speedway Applications especially the smaller motorcycle engines

M5 is also known as Roo5.

M5 is enhanced over normal methanol’s by actively reducing the effects of Methanol from rejoining into larger puddles once past the carburetor.

This is how it provides better atomisation and more effective combustion process, producing greater efficiency, consistency and power.

Due to is high cost, VP M5, this is only ordered as a special order in advance.


Bio-Ethanol Racing Fuels

The big questions Corn or Sugar? 85 or 98% Ethanol?

Bio-Ethanol fuels are certainly where the future of where our modern day fuels are going. Many modern unleaded fuels are now incorporating up to 10% Ethanol by volume, but we would consider these to still be essentially an unleaded racing fuel.

More fuels are now though are increasing this ratio to in excess of 15% ethanol by volume, which shift them into the class of a Bio-Ethanol fuel. The higher the ethanol content, the greater the ability for the fuel to cool down the combustion process with an inter-cooling effect, produce greater power especially with high compression ratio’s and boost levels.

Ethanol fuels of 85 or 98% are heavily used in circuit racing with great results. It is certainly, as far as a race fuel goes, one of the cheapest options for racers.

Whilst there is access to Pump Fuel E85, this is not blended to the same quality as drummed E85, and has variations in the Ethanol Concentration. This also may or may not be mixed with 98 Octane Petrol which can affect its ability to resist detonation and be a lower quality fuel.

The final item to take note is whether the Ethanol is Corn or Sugar based. Sugar based can leave residues and is a lower octane  (Max 108 Octane) compared to Corn based (Max 116 Octane) and has no residues, thus not requiring any additives to counter this.

Sunoco Green E15 Bio-ethanol Racing Fuels Sunoco Green E15 Unleaded Racing Fuel

Sunoco® Green E15™ is a highly oxygenated unleaded race fuel that contains 15 volume percent ethanol. Because it contains more oxygen than most fuels, fuel system changes may be needed to extract peak performance from Green E15.

This is specially suited to high compression naturally aspirated engines and water sport engines wanting to go to the limit of oxygenation.

Sunoco Green E15 contains a comprehensive additive package that helps keep fuel systems clean, enhances shelf life and reduces fuel system deposits. It should be stored in opaque, tightly sealed containers and kept where temperatures are stable.

Properly stored, the shelf life of Sunoco Green E15 is in excess of 1 year.

Specifications

  • Colour : Clear
  • Motor Octane : 93
  • Research Octane : 104
  • R+M/2 : 98
  • Oxygen Content : 5.6 Mass%
  • Ethanol Volume : 15%

Powerplus E85 Bio-ethanol Racing Fuel

Powerplus E85 is not corrosive like methanol and includes all the required anti corrosives and lubricants. Does not leave carbon deposits like petrol so maintenance is reduced across the board, your spark plugs and oil stays looking like new.

Powerplus E85 has a higher RON Rating due to higher filtration during the Blending process, but some engines may not necessarily produce greater gains due to the higher oxygenation levels.

Powerplus E85 is blended from Corn Starch, supplied by Minildra, not sugar cane and does not have the same issue of chemical residue left on cylinder ports and injectors.

This form of Ethanol aids in producing a higher octane and ultimately, a superior fuel.

Specifications

  • Colour : Clear
  • Motor Octane : 108
  • Research Octane : 116
  • R+M/2 : 112

Wilmar E85 Racing Ethanol

Wilmar / Sucrogen E85 Bio-ethanol Racing Fuel

Wilmar E85 is is the baseline for all E85 customers in Australia, and is still an extremely popular brand compared to all other brands.

There is no doubt that it is the most widely used fuel in Australia and has a custom anti corrosion inhibitor proven to reduce known corrosion issues.

The Ethanol is produced from Sugar Cane supplied from Australian Sources.

The original fuel of choice used by the Australian V8 Super Cars.

Originally marketed as Sucrogen, the company has since been re branded as Wilmar.

Specifications

  • Colour : Green
  • Motor Octane : TBA
  • Research Octane : 108
  • R+M/2 : TBA

Sunoco E85-R Bio-ethanol Racing FuelSunoco E85R Ethanol Racing Fuel

Sunoco E85-R is an unleaded racing fuel containing 85 volume % ethanol.  It can only be used in fuel systems designed specifically for E85 blends.  Because it is highly oxygenated and requires increased fuel flow compared to conventional non-oxygenated fuels, consult with your fuel injection system or carburetor supplier for correct air/fuel ratio calibrations.

Sunoco E85-R is blended to consistently contain 85% ethanol.  The non-ethanol portion of Sunoco E85-R is comprised of highly-refined race fuel hydrocarbons for stability and consistency.  Sunoco E85 is blended from Corn Starch, not sugar cane and does not have the same issue of chemical residue left on cylinder ports and injectors. This form of Ethanol aids in producing a higher octane and ultimately, a superior fuel.

All other E85’s currently manufactured within Australia all utilise a 98 RON 15% petrol base. Sunoco E85-R utilises the 260GTX 103 RON 15% petrol base making this truly the highest octane based E85 on the market.

Sunoco E85-R does not contain metallic additives and will not harm oxygen sensors. Do not let the specifications below mislead you, like many race fuels the numbers only tell a very small part of the story. This is without a doubt, the highest horsepower producing E85 on the market.

Specifications

  • Colour : Pale Green
  • Motor Octane : 108+
  • Research Octane : 120+
  • R+M/2 : 114+

VP X85 Bio-ethanol Racing Fuel VP X85 Racing Fuel

The best Race E85 for racers on a budget.

Blended with 85% ethanol and 15% top quality hydrocarbons every time, unlike pump E85 which is very inconsistent.

X85 will provide you with more power and better throttle response.

X85 is comparable to all “Standard” E85 blends excluding service station blends which are inferior by there very nature.

Specifications

  • Colour : Light Green
  • Motor Octane : 95
  • Research Octane : 115
  • R+M/2 : 105
  • Specific Gravity : 0.793 @ 60 F

VP C85 Bio-ethanol Racing Fuel VP C85 Ethanol Racing Fuel

If you’re committed to using E85 type fuels, C85 is by far your best choice. Conventional E85 fuels are notoriously inconsistent, requiring up to a two-jet swing in tuning from one batch of E85 to the next.

By contrast, C85 is blended with a consistent proportion of ethanol and every other component in every drum. In addition to taking all the guesswork out of tuning, C85 makes up to 4% more power and torque than conventional E85. With higher quality pure components, C85 is superior to E85 in terms of cooling effect, resistance to detonation and even includes corrosion inhibitors to fight the issues presented by ethanol.

C85 works well in drag racing, oval track, off road and virtually any other automotive application, in particular forced induction applications due to its lower vapor pressure. Tests of C85 indicate most applications will require enriching up by 1 jet size, or 2-3% over current jetting.

NOTE: DO NOT USE WITH FUEL INJECTORS THAT ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MTBE.

This fuel cannot be used in any form of watersports due to having MTBE in its mixture.

Note that for racers unwilling to invest in the new carb and expensive fuel system upgrade required for E85, VP’s MS109, VP113 and Q16 continue to be the best race gas alternatives for the money.

Specifications

  • Colour : Yellow
  • Motor Octane : 90
  • Research Octane : 106
  • R+M/2 : 98
  • Specific Gravity : 0.793 @ 60 F

Powerplus E98 Ethanol Racing Fuel

Powerplus E98 Bio-ethanol Racing Fuel

Powerplus E98+ is not corrosive like methanol it includes all the anti corrosives and lubricants and does not leave carbon deposits like petrol so maintenance is reduced across the board, your spark plugs and oil stays looking like new.

Powerplus E98 has a higher RON Rating due to higher filtration during the Blending process, but some engines may not necessarily produce greater gains due to the higher oxygenation levels.

Powerplus E98 is blended from Corn Starch, supplied by Minildra, not sugar cane and does not have the same issue of chemical residue left on cylinder ports and injectors.

PowerPlus E98+ is a renewable fuel source that is also environmentally friendly. Its performance is comparable to 125 octane race fuel. Your engine will run cooler and your ET’s willbe less affected by atmospheric changes.

E98 is used for vehicles running extremely high boost levels and making horsepower in excess of 850hp at the wheels.

Specifications

  • Colour : Pale Yellow
  • Motor Octane : 108+
  • Research Octane : 125
  • R+M/2 : 116

Nitro-methane Racing Fuels

The Biggest Bang for your buck!

Nitro-Methane commonly known as Nitro, is used extensively in Drag Racing and Hobby Radio Control Racing.

This fuel creates extreme levels of horsepower, but can be very dangerous and act like an explosive in the wrong circumstances.

These fuels are available in 5L, 20L and 200L containers.

Due to its very dangerous nature, 200L qauntites are only sold to confirmed racing teams.

VP Nitro Race racing Nitro-methane VP Nitro Race Fuel

VP Racing Fuels produces VP NITRO RACE™ racing nitro-methane with the highest purity and consistency.

Used by top teams in drag racing around the world, VP NITRO RACE™ satisfies NHRA specifications for Top Fuel and Funny Car.

Filtration when manufactured is more than tripled in comparison to other Chinese manufactured nitro methanol fuels.

Highly prized in Drag Racing, this is equally at home with Australian Hobby Cars, Airplanes and Helicopters.

Whilst this product is still imported into Australia, it is extremely expensive in comparison to our many alternative Nitro-methane suppliers and is mostly suited for top end Drag Racing customers.

Racing Fuels WA Racing Nitro-methane Race Fuels Nitro Methane

Racing nitro methanol 100% is of the highest purity and consistency.

Nitro methane 100% is the purest Nitro available, especially in comparison to some mass imported Chinese Nitro methane.

Filtration when manufactured is more than tripled in comparison to other Chinese manufactured nitro methanol fuels.

Highly prized in Drag Racing, this is equally at home with Australian Hobby Cars, Airplanes and Helicopters.

Racing Fuels WA has sourced and checked the quality of this Nitro methane from various suppliers until we found that matched the quality of our other brand line of VP Nitro-methane, but at a significantly cheaper price.

It would be no surprise that this is more than likely sourced from the same manufacturing plant as VP Nitro-methane, without the expensive price tag.

Available in 200L, 20L and 5L Containers.