Jim Kelly, regional manager of VP Racing Fuels, has retired.
He was an employee of VP Racing Fuels since 1986, after spending many years as a motorsports writer, photographer and columnist, according to the company.
“Motorsports and business development have been passions of mine for many years. Working at VP for almost 30 years has given me the opportunity to do what I love and at the same time to contribute to the significant growth and success of VP, not just in the Northeast but also in Europe,” he said.
Kelly, who recently finished writing a book, will continue with VP as an independent consultant through the summer, helping with the management transition at the Delaware office and working race events, including providing onsite race fuel service and technical support during the Silverstone Classic in England in July, the company noted.
“Jim’s actually been a part of VP dating back to 1978 when he drove from San Antonio to Pomona to get Warren Johnson the fuel he needed for the Winternationals-and it snowed!” said Steve Burns, founder and head of R&D at VP. “Alan Cerwick and I appreciate his many years of dedicated service, his exceptional talents and strategic thinking and wish Jim the best with the book, his family and his future”.