As most motorsport enthusiasts would be aware, a leaded fuel ban for all Australian motorsports came into effect on the 1st of July 2019. It mainly affected the drag racing competitors, especially those using the benchmark leaded P14 fuel that showed fantastic power gains before the ban came into effect. The ban obviously did not effect our other drag fuel – XPRO DRAG 2 due to it already being unleaded (and even approved for use in freshwater lakes and waterways if you want to go fast on every surface!), but the ETS chemists were already at work formulating lead replacement fuels with the highest performance possible…
We now have some exciting news that a new container load of fuels has arrived and it is loaded with the new leaded replacement fuels in plenty of time before next years season! What a Christmas present!
There are two new Andra approved drag fuels – XPRO DRAG 3 that has a higher oxygen content and a development of XPRO DRAG 2 (which will still be sold as it suits other engine configurations), and the new XPD105. The results from testing are showing to be a further improvement on the leaded fuels that were the leading the way!
Also to be release soon is the new Z85 PERFO which is an E85-like fuel that offers a very high consistency of oxygen content. Its unique formulation offers a much faster combustion speed, significantly higher energy and long-term protection compared to E85 pump station fuels. The gains from testing so far are unbelievable until you try it!
Congratulations to Corey Buttigieg on the Geelong Harley-Davidson Pro Stock bike, on winning the New Years Thunder at Willowbank recently.
Powered by ETS P14, and with some magic from Wes from Wes Engines, Terry from IM Composite Technologies and Gareth from H & K Auto Electrical & Mechanical this bike just keeps getting faster.
Congratulations to Romain Dumas for winning Pikes Peak – again!
Having won in 2014 and 2016, Romain Dumas took victory in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the third time in the 2017 event. Driving the Norma MXX RD Limited and fuelled by ETS Racing Fuel, he successfully defended his title, a feat that had not been accomplished since Monster Tajima from 2006 to 2011.
Frenchman Romain Dumas is quite the legend in today’s motorsport scene. Having run each and every 24 Hours of Le Mans race since 2001 and every FIA World Endurance Championship since 2012, Dumas has now become the third-most successful Pikes Peak driver after Rod Millen and Nobuhiro Tajima. Driving an updated version of the Norma M20 RD, the French driver won the race quite comfortably, crossing the finish line no fewer than 28 seconds ahead of Peter Cunningham and his Acura TLX GT. His winning time: 9:05.672 seconds.
For those people living in the dark, The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, USA. The track measures 12.42 miles (19.99 km) over 156 turns, climbing 4,720 ft (1,440 m) from the start at Mile 7 on Pikes Peak Highway, to the finish at 14,110 ft (4,300 m), on grades averaging 7.2%.
The course is not only one of the most challenging in the world for drivers, but it is unique in the motorsport world from a mechanical design perspective. Not only are the rules essentially free; there is the added complication from drastic change in altitude which results in a massive loss of air temperature and density. Engines will lose about 30 percent of their power towards the end of the run, so having a specially blended racing fuel from ETS Racing Fuels is an essential part of minimising power loss due to the lack of oxygen in the air and maximising reliability.
Online ordering is finally available from our secure web shop!
We think our new ordering option is as painless as we can make it, but unfortunately there are a few issues to buying fuel online. Like most other racing fuels on the Australian market, the majority of the ETS Racing Fuel range (such as the new leaded P14 drag fuel and our exceptionally popular Extra Max fuel) does not comply with the Australian Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 which governs the environmental impact. Our federal exemption to sell these fuels requires us to keep a copy of the purchasers motorsport licence on file which can be sent via email. It is a bit of a pain but at least it only has to be done on the first order… (NB, This does not apply to ETS 100MA3 Racing Fuel which can be used in road vehicles as well as when required in Motorcycling Australia events…)
Freight for the 19L drums is still available at a fantastic rate to local areas shown below. The shipping is overnight to most areas if the order is in by 1:30pm. The freight prices are automatically added in the cart…
Contact us for a freight price for the larger volume 53L and 200L drums; and also for a price for shipping to any of the areas not shown. We are working on a cheap freight solution for getting the 19L drums as far north as Cairns. Stay tuned!
It was an exciting and somewhat confusing end to the 2016 Australian Rally Championship season, with the final results not being decided until after the final round in Coffs Harbour, at the shared World Rally Championship round. Confusion reigned after a three day fight for the championship that had punctures changing the leaderboard, and ultimately a timing error and resulting penalty deciding the outcome between Simon Evans in the ETS Subaru, Harry Bates in the Toyota and the ever consistent Molly Taylor in her Subaru.
Congratulations to Molly for the Australian Championship win! That needs to be extended to Simon in second place and Harry taking third, as well as all of the other competitors running ETS fuels for a hard fought championship.
Here is some footage from the South Australian round of the championship showing Simon in the ETS supported Subaru at work…