Race Gas vs. racing fuel…what’s the difference?

Knowing the difference between the two may help you save a significant amount of money at the track. In episode 31 of the OnAllCylinders podcast, Dan Muldowney, owner and founder of Race Gas, gives us a lesson in the science behind racing fuels.

Bottom line: this episode can help racers save considerable money.

In simple terms, Race Gas race fuel concentrate blends with pump gasoline and transforms it into high-octane, high-energy, track-grade racing fuel! It contains many chemicals that fall into three primary groups: fuel hydrocarbons, oxygenate, and organometallic compounds. In fact, two ounces will raise the octane of one gallon of gasoline four full octane numbers. And compared to current racing fuel prices, it does the job for significantly less money.

That’s the Cliff’s Notes version, but don’t take our word for it. Go in-depth with Muldowney by listening to the full episode above.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.