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What is Race Gas?

Race Gas has developed a series of specially formulated fuel concentrates to improve the performance level of both your Gasoline or Diesel engine. These products are developed by Motorsports Fuel and Equipment Inc. that transforms gasoline and diesel fuel from any fuel station into High Octane or High Cetance-rated high-energy racing fuel suitable for competition and professional use.

Is Race Gas safe for my engine?

Race Gas has been laboratory tested and proven to deliver through racing to increase engine performance levels. The Race Gas racing fuel concentrates perform in any gasoline-powered or diesel-powered engine as an effective engine performance additive.  

What are the applications that Race Gas products are used in?

  • Passenger Cars
  • Race Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Ski Boats
  • Go-Karts
  • UTV's
  • Snowmobiles

The proof is in the formula

While Motorsports Fuel and Equipment was founded in 2011, the 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 they could achieve.

We also found some enthusiast websites that had recipes for "homebrew" 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 many organometallic compounds to be produced legally. While at the time we felt this was a huge setback, it actually turned out to be a giant leap forward.

The federal ban caused 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. (See the test results).

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 a 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, RACE GAS created several new motorsports 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 motorsports market.

Race gas contains many chemicals that fall into three primary groups Fuel Hydrocarbons, Oxygenate, and Organometallic Compounds. Each group of compounds is found in typical gasoline.

What makes RACE GAS different are the individual chemicals that were chosen from each group. While our exact recipe is proprietary (patent pending) we can share the family of compounds used and their relative properties.

Fuel Hydrocarbons

Put simply, fuel hydrocarbons are compounds that contain both carbon and hydrogen that, when oxidized (burned), produce water and carbon dioxide. Saturated hydrocarbons have a high octane rating and contain additional carbon atoms which produce more energy during combustion.

When combined with certain organometallic compounds, the fuel hydrocarbons in RACE GAS have a synergistic effect to produce higher octane ratings than if they are used alone.


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. By adding an oxygenate to RACE GAS, it adds crucial oxygen to the fuel which, in turn, creates more efficient combustion and the fuel is burned more completely.

This allows the advantage of more energy released by the fuel's combustion of the additional carbon atoms added by the hydrocarbons found in RACE GAS. The net result is more horsepower!

The oxygenates that are used in RACE GAS are not derived from alcohol (like methanol or ethanol) and therefore do not damage the fuel system or engine components.

Organometallic Compounds

Organometallic compounds are added to gasoline to increase the octane of the fuel. Up until recently, tetraethyl 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 US Government banned lead in gasoline, refiners turned to other metallic compounds like manganese, iron, nickel, and magnesium.

We believe that manganese has the best effect on octane and the synergistic effect with the other compounds found in RACE GAS. As a result RACE GAS contains the highest quality methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl or MMT.

Please feel free to Contact KLM Performance Inc. if you have any questions regarding the purchase or application of the RACE GAS High-Performance fuel additives in your engine! KLM Performance is an authorized Distributor for the Race Gas line of high-performance products.