VR1™ Racing Oil (VR1™)
Valvoline™ VR1 Racing Oil's high zinc provides race-level protection for high performance engines on the race track or the highway. Valvoline Racing Oil's exclusive chemistry is designed to reduce friction and enhance power. It is among the most popular engine lubricants in all types of racing including paved and dirt ovals, and drag racing. Formulated for race engines, but compatible with passenger vehicles too.
Valvoline™ VR1 Racing Oil's high zinc provides race-level protection for high performance engines on the race track and is compatible with passenger vehicles. Additional product benefits include:
- High zinc/phosphorus for anti-wear protection, including push-rod and flat tappet applications
- Formulated to increase horsepower
- Enhanced anti-foam system protects engine during extreme stress
- Recommended for engines burning gasoline and full or partial alcohol fuels
Product Part Numbers
|20W-50 Motor Oil||Quart||822347||0-74130-00211-1|
|10W-30 Motor Oil||Quart||822388||0-74130-00205-0|
Some years ago I heard about flat tappet cams going flat before it could break in. Did some research and found that standard oil formulas had been changed to meet emissions requirements. More research and found VR-1 to be suitable to try. Have since used it for countless engine overhauls, builds and cam swaps with ZERO failure rate (knocks on wood). Great and affordable product!
- Ken S., New Mexico
I own a 2000 Honda Accord EX-3.0 VTEC V6 with 52,000 miles with a supercharger and various other upgrades. The vehicle has always used Mobil 1 with Supersyn Technology. It has used this type of oil due to the harsh driving conditions in my area. I live in deep south Texas with high heat. For about 10 months, using VR1 20W-50 with regular 5,000 mile oil changes in the vehicle has allowed me to perform even better with absolutely no problems. My friends say I made a bad mistake, but I let them have it when they see my numbers increase slightly at the track! I now use this same type of oil in my 1998 Toyota Corolla LE-TRD with 86,000 miles and it runs as if it were new! Thanks to Valvoline Motor Oil and Valvoline VR1 Coolant my vehicle is doing very well.
- Tony R., Texas
I have been using Valvoline VR1 20w50 motor oil in my competition diesel pulling tractor with great success. Our engines are pushed far beyond any stock configuration (stock hp is 100 hp and currently have approx. 1500 hp). High oil quality and pressure are essential to the life of the engine on the pulling track. Even in the worse case scenario of losing oil pressure, VR1 did not let me down. The motor was under full power at 5000 rpm (stock redline 2600), for about five seconds. I figured that I was lucky that nothing came out the side and a total rebuild was in store. Actually, I found that at tear-down there was no significant wear to any parts due to oil pressure loss. After this I am a Valvoline user for life.
- Kevin C., Pennsylvania
Well, I own a Honda civic EX and within the past year did what is commonly done in the import world, I swapped my stock motor for a larger more powerful motor (a 1998 Integra GSR motor). This was done in August of 2001. I followed along the lines of everyone else and ran Mobil 1 5w-30 tri-sythetic in my car (which is a recommendation of Honda), and since that date, my car did not run as it should have. After replacing several things on the car (fuel lines, filters, pump, seals), I took the advice from a friend and switched to VR1 20W-50 racing oil. The difference was immediately noticeable. My engine was running as it should have been all this time. Honda motors have VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control) and when I ran the Mobil 1 oil, my engagement point (the point where my motor would switch from the less aggressive cam lobe to the more agressive lobe) was at 5500rpm (normal position is 4500 rpm). Of course, this is dependent on many factors like throttle postion and oil preasure, but try as I might, no matter how hard I pushed the pedal, it was never lower. I switched to VR1 oil and noticed first of all that my car will warm up faster, will actually let me engage VTEC at 4500 rpm, and seems to run a bit quieter as well. As many people know, Hondas thrive in the high rpms (6000+) and my car frequently sees gear pulls to redline with no problems whatsoever. I would gladly recommend this oil to any Honda enthusiast.
- Ernesto O., Texas