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Sunoco Challenge Winners Crowned

Slowing down for winter? Not a chance! Sunoco challenge winners are crowned, new championships are launched and new products released.

Morris and Bladon are the Sunoco Challenge winners

Seb Morris has been crowned the 2017 Sunoco Whelen Challenge champion after his only remaining rival, Marco Cencetti, failed to score the required points during his final Radical Euro Masters SR3 outing of the season last weekend.



The result sees Morris become the eighth annual winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona prize drive after a fine debut British GT campaign helped the Welshman finish third in the GT3 drivers’ standings. His consistency and standout individual performances, which included four pole positions, a race victory and fastest lap, resulted in a winning Sunoco Whelen Challenge average score of 80.06 points, 7.23 more than Cencetti in second.


 
20-year-old Morris follows in the footsteps of British GT title rival Jonny Adam who finished sixth overall at Daytona aboard the Whelen-sponsored Chevrolet Corvette DP last January after winning 2016’s Sunoco Whelen Challenge. The same #31 car he shared with Eric Curran and Dane Cameron would go on to win this season’s IMSA title, while the quartet’s fourth driver at Daytona - Simon Pagenaud - claimed 2016’s IndyCar series title.

Meanwhile in the Sunoco 200 challenge Max Bladon has won this year’s Sunoco 200 Challenge after his only remaining rival, Steve Burgess, fell short of the points required in his final Radical Challenge outing of 2016 at Snetterton.

 

Bladon, whose final score stands at 109.91, would have dropped to 91.58 points if he failed to score at the Mini Challenge Snetterton season finale on October 29/30. But that would still be 4.19 more than runner-up Rick Parfitt Jnr’s total after the British GT driver jumped Burgess in the final reckoning.

We can't wait to see Seb and Max race at Daytona in January.






Cole & Morris seal MSA Asphalt Championship
Damian Cole & Paul Morris are the 2016 MSA Asphalt Rally Champions! Aboard their customary Ford Fiesta WRC, the pair won the penultimate round of the series, the Raintite/Curzon Wealth Management Patriot Stages, to take their fourth maximum of the season and clinch what is Cole’s sixth and Morris’ first title.
Damien Cole has been using our turbo fuels in his rally cars for many years.


Prototype cup starts with a bang
Tockwith motorsport duo Nigel Moore and Phil Hanson won the inaugural Prototype Cup event at Snetterton on Sunday the 8th of October. the pair steered their Ligier JSP3 faultlessly to take victory.
The Prototype Cup returns next season for a season long championship for LMP3 and CN prototype racing cars.
Sunoco fuel will power all the cars in 2017!

 

 

Mixing Fuels and Calculating Octane

 

We often get these two questions:

  1. Can I mix fuels?
  2. What is the octane when I mix them?

The answer to #1 is easy. Yes, you can mix any of our race fuels. But remember – if your engine needs an unleaded fuel, you don’t want to mix leaded with unleaded. Doing so would make a leaded fuel which could still damage oxygen sensors and catalytic converters.

The answer to #2 requires a little maths.

First you need to calculate the percentage of each fuel that will be in the final mixture. Then, use this equation to find your octane:

( [ % Fuel A ] x [ Octane of Fuel A ] ) + ( [ % Fuel B ] x [ Octane of Fuel B ] ) = Octane of Mixture

Here’s an example. Let’s say you mix 3 gallons of 110 with 2 gallons of 100 and you want to know the octane of the resulting 5 gallon mixture.

The percentage of 110 in the mix is 3/5 = 0.60 (60%).

The percentage of the 100 octane fuel in the mix is 2/5 = 0.40 ( 40%).

Plugging the information into the equation:

(0.60 x 110) + (0.40 x 100) = 66 + 40 = 106

So the octane of the resulting mixture is 106.

You can also determine the oxygen content of the mixture the same way – just use the oxygen content information we provide in place of the octane numbers.

Remember these are only guidelines as the raw materials and chemicals in fuels can alter the final octane figures.

See, that wasn’t so bad, was it? After all, it’s just maths. And if you have any other questions about race fuels, don’t hesitate to contact us or call 01929 551557.

 

Racers, We need you!

 

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