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While Motorsports Fuel and Equipment was founded in 2011, development of its first product started three years earlier with an expensive race engine destroyed by bad racing fuel. While competing in a road course race, our founder burned a hole in the piston of a very expensive flat six motor. When the engine was torn down there were signs of detonation in each cylinder. Even though the pump at the track stated the fuel was 110 octane, the destroyed engine told a much different story.

At this point the search went out to find equipment that could be used to measure the octane of fuel before putting it in the tank. Options were very limited and extremely expensive. As it turns out there really is no easy or inexpensive way to test the octane of race fuel in the field. As a result we began to look at the problem from the other end, the race fuel itself.

Due to several changes in federal and Minnesota state law it is nearly impossible to legally transport large quantities of fuel by highway. So our search began for a product that we could add to pump gas to raise the octane and energy to that of race fuel. We found a few products that claim they could raise the octane but couldn't verify or guarantee the octane levels it could achieve. We also found some enthusiast websites that had recipes for "home brew" octane boost. When we analyzed these "home brews" we found that the components in these blends would damage the engine, not raise the octane significantly, or both.

Over the course of the next two years, we spoke with hundreds of experts and analyzed hundreds of blends. We created several "test candidates" that were tested by our two independent laboratory partners. After much searching, we finally came up with the one that we thought performed the best. As we moved forward to put this formula into production, the federal government stepped in. Our blend used too much organometallic compounds to be produced legally. While at the time we felt this was a huge setback, it actually turned out to be the giant leap forward.

The federal ban caused our several chemists and petrochemical suppliers to formulate the blend that became RACE GAS. When we tested this blend using ASTM D 2699 and 2700 tests, the new formula blended with pump gas produced results better than the formula originally banned by the Government. This blend performed better than anything else we had seen or tested! We had found the sweet spot for our product.

Since then we have used RACE GAS in everything from a 944 Turbo race car, a modified Audi TT, a Hemi Magnum, a Hemi Challenger, and modified VW R32, a Corvette and many other cars. All demonstrated increases in power, throttle response, and torque, (you can see the dyno test results of many of these cars on our test results page).

While we are thrilled to bring RACE GAS to the enthusiast market we are not satisfied there. Over the next year we will be launching several other motor sports products like RACE GAS Leaded formulation, RACE GAS Ctane, and RACE GAS Drag blends. It is our ongoing mission to bring high quality, unique, products to the motor sports market.


No. RACE GAS  does not contain lead or other additives that can harm O2 sensors or catalytic converters


No! It is possible to "over octane" an engine. While the effects on the engine are less than "under octane", the engine will not perform as well as it would with the right octane fuel. We encourage our customers to talk with their engine builder or people with similar engine configuration to determine the "right octane" for your car.


It depends on the car. High performance cars like a Corvette, Viper, Porsche or BMW and turbo charged cars like a WRX will see improved throttle response and power. Cars with carburetors can be tuned to run RACE GAS and will see more power, (changes will need to be made to the carburetor jets and the timing). Regular cars like a Chrysler 200, a Ford Focus or a Toyota 4Runner will not see a great deal of improvement.


When blended to the proper ratio, RACE GASTM can take your ordinary pump gasoline and transform it into high octane, high energy, track grade racing fuel. RACE GASTM will keep you from ever running out of racing fuel.

In working with several chemists and our suppliers we came up with the blend that became RACE GASTM.  When we had a third party laboratory run the ASTM D 2699 and 2700 tests, Race Gas blended with pump gas produced results as good as racing with regularly distilled 100 octane gasoline, See the test results. This blend will improve the quality of regular "pump gas" and make it suitable for racing - why? Because RACE GASTM adds back in the key elements of racing fuel - hydrocarbons, oxygenates, and organometallic compounds:

  • Fuel Hydrocarbons: Fuel Hydrocarbons are compounds that contain both Carbon and Hydrogen that, when burned, produce water (H2O) or Carbon Dioxide (CO2).  Saturated Hydrocarbons have a high octane rating and carry additional carbon atoms which produce more energy when burned. They also produce a synergistic effect when used with certain organometallic compounds to product higher octane ratings than if they are used by themselves.


  • Oxygenates are one of the most misunderstood compounds in gasoline. While many have heard of the negative effects of oxygenates like Ethanol and Methanol not all oxygenates are created equal. Oxygenates play a very important role in high octane gasoline. Like the name suggests oxygenates add oxygen to gasoline. As we all know our engines need oxygen to burn fuel. By adding an oxygenate to RACE GASTM we are adding that crucial oxygen to the fuel which, in turn, allows the engine to burn fuel more completely thereby taking advantage of the additional carbon atoms added by the fuel hydrocarbons.  The net result is more horsepower! The oxygenates that are used in Race Gas are not derived from alcohol like methanol and ethanol and therefor do not damage fuel system and engine components like these oxygenates do.


  • Organometallic compounds are added to gasoline to increase the octane of the fuel. Up until recently Tetra Ethyl Lead was used in gasoline for this purpose. In addition lead was used as a lubricant on older engines that didn't have hardened valve seats.  The problem with lead in gasoline, (other than the environmental effects), was the fact that scavenger compounds needed to be added to gas in order to keep the lead from creating deposits on pistons and cylinder heads. When the EPA banned lead in fuel refiners turned to other metallic compounds like Manganese, Iron, Nickel and Magnesium. All of these different compounds have their pros and cons. We believe that Manganese has the best overall effect on octane and the best synergistic effect with the other compounds  in Race Gas. As a result Race Gas contains high quality Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl or MMT.

Moreover, we know that RACE GASTM is safe for cars even under the most demanding conditions. We have burned RACE GASTM in everything from a 944 Turbo race car, a modified Audi TT, a Hemi Magnum, a Hemi Challenger, and modified VW R32, a Corvette and many other cars. All showed increases in power, throttle response and torque, (you can see the dyno test results of many of these cars on our test results page at www.race-gas.com).

 Try a can of RACE GASTM and you'll find what everyone is finding - that RACE GASTMreally works, turning ordinary pump fuel into RACE GASTM.

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