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Janis Heads to Atlanta, Looking to Make it Two in a Row

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Mike Janis Jr. GM/Mike Janis Racing
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Photos Courtesy Of: Mark Rebilas Photography & Competition Plus

For anyone interested in marketing/partnership opportunities with Mike Janis Racing (MJR) please contact Mike Janis Jr. at 716-628-2591 or via email mikejanis1065@gmail.com


Elma, NY – Mike Janis Racing (MJR) and team are headed to the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia this coming weekend May 16th-18th. Janis is currently coming off a big win a few weeks ago in Houston, Texas and sits 2nd in the NHRA Pro Mod Championship points standings, a mere 36 points out of 1st. Leaving Atlanta 1st in the points is the goal, but Janis has another goal in mind this weekend.

“Just this past week on Monday May 12th we welcomed our third grandchild,” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver at MJR. “Camden James Janis was born a healthy 7 lbs 8oz to our son Sean and his wife Ashley. We are so very excited to add another addition to the race team and I can’t wait to meet him. Once Atlanta is done this weekend, my wife and I are getting on a plane and headed out to California where my son Sean lives to go meet Camden for the first time. I have one goal in mind and that is to hand deliver a Wally from Atlanta this weekend to Camden. My other two grandkids already have their Wally’s, now it’s time to get this little man his first. We have a lot of momentum going right now and just want to keep it going for the team and all of our partners. You will see one big smile if we can put this Jan-Cen Racing Engines/Mike Janis Superchargers Camaro in the Winner’s Circle this weekend,’ said an elated Janis.

PTH Logo“Atlanta is going to be a very exciting event for the Pro Mod’s,” said Mike Janis Jr., GM/Crew Chief at MJR. “Not only are we excited to run in front of all the Atlanta fans, but all of the Pro Mod teams as a complete organization are really excited to showcase all of the classes new partners for the series. This weekend all of the teams will be carrying a “Protect The Harvest” windshield decal on all the cars. “Protect The Harvest” is something that is very near and dear to the hearts of the entire Lucas Oil family. For Forrest Lucas and team to step and get involved with the Pro Mod’s is just awesome and means a lot to all of us out here. It shows that there is more behind the curtain than just oil. This is a very serious problem in the world and this organization is fighting back to take a stance. As their mission statement says “Inform, Protect, Respond,” and that is just what they are doing. All of the teams will show their support this weekend,” said Janis Jr. For more information on “Protect The Harvest,” please visit www.protecttheharvest.com

Pro Mod qualifying in Atlanta starts Friday at 3:30 pm, followed with a second session at 6:00 pm. Saturday will host the third and final qualifying run at 12:00 pm with first round of eliminations taking place at 2:45 pm. Final eliminations will conclude Sunday starting at 1:00 pm. You can watch live at www.espn3.com.


About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and PDRA Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Ferrea Racing Components www.ferrea.com
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
GZ Motorsports www.gzmotorsports.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
T&D Rocker Arms www.tdmach.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
Tulsa Raceway Park www.tulsaracewaypark.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com

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Mike Janis Racing Wins Houston NHRA Spring Nationals

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P: 716.628.2591

Photos Courtesy Of: Mark Rebilas Photography & Competition Plus

For anyone interested in marketing/partnership opportunities with Mike Janis Racing (MJR) please contact Mike Janis Jr. at 716-628-2591 or via email mikejanis1065@gmail.com


Top End Shot HoustonElma, NY – To say that things finally fell into place this past weekend for Mike Janis Racing (MJR) would be a complete understatement! It has been nothing but hard work since the season ended last year in Las Vegas in preparations for 2014. With no major partner and funding for the team headed into 2014, the team had only one option, create their own destiny and win to be able to continue on. Winning is just what they did this past weekend at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Springs Nationals in Houston, Texas.

Honestly I don’t even know where to start,” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver at MJR. “At the end of last season we knew with no major partner headed into 2014 that we were going to need and take the extra step to do everything in our power to make sure we had a great shot at winning these races. We kept telling ourselves that it was only going to take that first win to get the shot in the arm needed to keep the ball rolling. A complete blessing is how we look at it. This Pro Mod class is so competitive and to be able to come out on top and run up front week after week with how we are doing it is nothing more than the hard work and dedication of my guys. My son Mike Jr. (Crew Chief), Kevin, (Co-Crew Chief), Ernie and Dave have an incredible chemistry and really gel very well together. Without them none of this would even be possible. My three brother’s back at Jan-Cen Racing Engines and our other employees working hard while we our on the road is a very important piece to the puzzle as well. Golf Cart PicThese events are not just races to us. Each event is like attending a major trade show. It is not everyday that you get to go out in front of over 100,000 people, and 100′s of racers to showcase your’s and your partners products. We use these events to our upmost advantage and it is very important to be out there marketing the business. This is a win that just hasn’t set in yet. We have been racing in Texas since early 2000 and never had any luck. It was honestly a state that we felt we just might not want to even drive through anymore, yet alone race in! After this weekend our opinions have finally changed. To see all those fans cheering in the stands all weekend was completely awesome and just shows how strong the NHRA program is. We are so blessed and we can’t thank all the fans enough for coming out and supporting NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing at its finest. Time to celebrate for a day and we will head back to the grindstone in preparations for Atlanta in three weeks. Thank you to all of our partners, you guys are the best,” said an elated Janis.

Reb HoustonJanis qualified 5th in the tough Pro Mod field with a 5.896 @ almost 247 mph. The conditions were far less than optimal all weekend with the weather reaching a corrected altitude of just over 2800 feet and almost 130 grains of water all weekend. In the first round of competition Janis ran a 5.905 to take out the nitrous car of Dan Stevenson’s 5.955. Second round paired MJR with Ron Muenks. Muenks left with a slight starting line advantage, but the Jan-Cen Racing Engines/Mike Janis Superchargers horsepower was just too much. Janis reeled him in by the 60 foot mark and went on to run a stellar 5.896 at over 246 mph. The semi’s paired Janis with Aeromotive Fuel System owner Steve Matusek. The two both staged and Matusek left early with a red light while Janis ran it only to half track then shutting it off early. The final paired MJR with Mike Castellana, current NHRA Pro Mod points leader. Castellana went -.009 red handing the automatic win to Janis. Janis went down and clicked off a 5.92 at almost 245 mph shutting her off a little early after seeing his win light on the scoreboard. Mike Janis now sits 2nd in the NHRA Pro Mod points, a mere 36 points behind Castellana for the lead. Next up is the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals from Atlanta, Georgia May 16-18.

This is really an awesome day for everyone in our organization,” said Kevin Peters, Co-Crew Chief at MJR. “We set our goals extremely high in our organization and do not settle for any less. If we do something wrong, we just work harder and figure out how to fix it. If it’s something we are doing right, we still work harder to make it better. Each and everyone of our customers at Jan-Cen Racing Engines/Mike Janis Superchargers is very important to us and they deserve the best. All of our loyal customers we can’t thank you enough for all the support you show us everyday. That is the real reason we keep going as hard as we do. Seeing that smile at the end of the day is what matters most to us,” said Peters.

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About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and PDRA Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Ferrea Racing Components www.ferrea.com
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
GZ Motorsports www.gzmotorsports.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
T&D Rocker Arms www.tdmach.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
Tulsa Raceway Park www.tulsaracewaypark.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com

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Mike Janis Racing Adds T&D Machine Products Rocker Arms to their Growing Partner List

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Mike Janis Jr. GM/Mike Janis Racing
E: mikejanis1065@gmail.com
P: 716.628.2591


BRADENTON T&DElma,NY – When your making close to 3000 horsepower and turning over 10,000 rpm’s, the valve train of an engine becomes very important to a team like Mike Janis Racing and his 2014 NHRA Pro Modified Camaro. For this very reason, Mike Janis and his team choose nothing but the best: and the best to them is T&D Machine Products Rocker Arms. Mike Janis Racing is very pleased to announce that T&D Rocker Arms has been added to their list of partners for the 2014 racing season.

“When your in this engine building business you are looking for every bit of horsepower and reliability you can squeeze out of a part,” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver at MJR. “We have been using the T&D Hemi Rocker Arm set-up since 2006 and haven’t looked back. At our Jan-Cen Racing Engines dyno facility we have dynoed various systems, and in the end T&D remains at the top of our list. We have worked very closely with T&D on many different designs and have really been pleased with everything they do. These guys have a first class operation, the pricing is great and the availability of parts is even better. The innovation never stops and that is what makes this company so valuable in the market place. We are very excited that they see this as a great opportunity to be a part of our organization and really help drive home some new business for them,” said Janis.

“T&D Machine Products is extremely excited to be involved with Mike Janis and his Pro Modified race team,” said Larry Tores, Owner at T&D Machine Products. “Janis and Jan-Cen Racing Engines have been long time users of T&D shaft-mount roller rockers, and the cooperation between our two companies has been an extremely good one for many years, We at T&D look forward to that relationship to continue, for Mike Janis himself to have further success in Pro Modified,” said Tores


About T&D Machine Products Rocker Arms
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T&D Machine Products has been manufacturing specialized components for racing since 1975. A successful drag racer and small business owner, Larry Tores founded the company in his back yard garage, starting with better pieces for his own racecars, spreading to machining similar items for his friends, and moving into components for major motorsports manufacturers.  One of these product lines was shaft-mount roller rocker systems. Tores, a many time NHRA event winner, and other competitors proved the merit of the firm’s rocker systems. In the early 1980s T&D was called upon to develop valve train components for Buick’s stock block V-6 engine program which eventually established new performance standards at the Indy 500 and in Busch Grand National competition.  The success of this and other programs led to requests from engine builders from every form of motorsports for T&D to engineer similar shaft-mount roller rocker arm systems for the powerplants they were developing and racing. It wasn’t long before T&D Machine Products was only producing rocker arms.

About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and PDRA Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Ferrea Racing Components www.ferrea.com
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
GZ Motorsports www.gzmotorsports.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
LAT Racing Oils www.latracingoils.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
T&D Rocker Arms www.tdmach.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com

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Mike Janis Racing and Line2Line Coatings Go Big for 2014

Media Contact:
Mike Janis Jr. GM/Mike Janis Racing
E: mikejanis1065@gmail.com
P: 716.628.2591


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Elma, NY – Mike Janis Racing, Inc. (MJR) has announced today that current team partner Line2Line Coatings of Clarkston, Michigan has stepped up and will be a major associate partner of the team for the entire 2014 NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing season. Line2Line Coatings started their relationship with MJR back in 2007 and has since grown over the years.

“This is an exciting way to start the 2014 season for us here at MJR,” said Mike Janis Jr., GM/Crew Chief at MJR. “It is no secret that without great partners, there is no possible way we could be on the track and be as successful as we have been. For Line2Line Coatings to see the value and scale which we can add to their business really makes it all worth it. We have worked very closely with Andy Suman, Owner/President of Line2Line Coatings for the last seven years to help him test all of his companies great products and ideas.  Line2Line Coatings specializes in coatings which they have developed in-house that have really let us push our Jan-Cen Racing Engines/Mike Janis Superchargers engines to the absolute max. We not only have seen a horsepower gains with these products, but we have seen these parts living much longer, (pistons, rotors, etc.).  These Abradable Powder Coatings (APC) developed by Line2Line Coatings have not only helped our team, but we have been able to spread it to all of our customers at Jan-Cen Racing Engines. Anytime you can see an increase in horsepower and also the additional life of an engine part, there is no better solution than that. This is the reason Line2Line’s APC is the only way to go in the coating market,” said Janis Jr.

Rear Trailer“Back when we introduced Abradable Powder Coatings, many racers were skeptical about clearance coatings and reluctant to try something new,” said Andy Suman, Owner/President of Line2Line.  ”Right away, Mike Janis Racing saw the potential and gave Line2Line Coatings our first shot in a huge power, top flight racing program. Ever since, we have had a great time and learned a ton working with Jan-Cen Racing Engines & Mike Janis Superchargers. Now that APC™ is more widely known, it’s only logical to ramp up our partnership with Mike Janis Racing and really get the word out on APC. It’s a huge honor to associate our coatings with Jan-Cen Racing Engines world class reputation and technical leadership. We wish them the best in 2014 and look forward to helping them get into the winner’s circle,” said Suman.


About Line2Line Coatings

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Line2Line Coatings Inc. is licensed to manufacture and apply patented abradable coatings for clearance control, anti-galling, and low friction. This technology was developed for the automotive industry, and has been used on millions of vehicles since 2000. Now it is available to you. We make a full spectrum of coatings in terms of thickness, strength, and friction properties which perform in a wide range of applications. From concept, to prototype, to production, Line2Line Coatings can help you improve the performance and durability of your equipment. www.line2linecoatings.com


About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and PDRA Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Ferrea Racing Components www.ferrea.com
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
GZ Motorsports www.gzmotorsports.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
LAT Racing Oils www.latracingoils.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
T&D Rocker Arms www.tdmach.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com

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Mike Janis Racing unveils latest design flying in 2014

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You are looking at latest design for the Jan-Cen Racing Engines/Mike Janis Superchargers NHRA Pro Mod Camaro that we will be flying in 2014! The concept was designed by Peter Walters of PWRD (www.pwrd.co.uk), and the graphics will be applied by De Sign Art and Graphics out of Arcade, NY. (www.wnydesignartsigns.com). We have been in business just over 55 years now at Jan-Cen Racing Engines and we can’t stress enough how blessed we are to have so many great customers all around the world. We take great pride in our work and strive to offer the best products and services possible in the industry. Thank you to all of our family, friends, partners, and customers…without you guys we wouldn’t be able to do what we love. Let’s go for another 55 years! The 2014 NHRA Gatornationals are right around the corner! www.shopjancen.com

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Mike Janis Racing Wins Historic NHRA U.S. Nationals

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(Photos courtesy of: Roger Richards/Rhonda McCole/Competition Plus)


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Buffalo, NY – Mike Janis and his team will be the first to tell you “dreams really do come true.” Mike Janis Racing (MJR) rolled into the most historic event in the NHRA sport of drag racing, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana Labor Day weekend. MJR had one mindset going into this race, “just win.”

“In drag racing, Indy is like the Super Bowl to football,” said Mike Janis Jr., GM/Crew Chief at MJR. “We have been working extremely hard as a team over the last two months prepping the car for the U.S. Nationals. We know we have been working with an awesome combination with our Mike Janis Superchargers/Jan-Cen Racing Engines Camaro. Race Car Specialties of Warren, Michigan built us this hot rod, and it seems we have been able to find out what she wants with each run we continue to make down the track. We ended up in the number two qualifying spot with a stellar 5.98 e.t. @ over 242 mph. The conditions were very tricky all weekend with temperatures soaring in the upper 90 degree range and track conditions which seen the track temperature hit 130 degrees. As a tuner, conditions like these can make your head spin, but myself and Co-Crew Chief Kevin Peters were able to make the necessary changes ahead of time and managed to stay ahead of the curve all weekend. I could not be more proud of our team,” said an elated Janis Jr.

Mike Janis worked his way through eliminations posting a 5.97 e.t. 1st round, 5.97 e.t. 2nd round, 5.99 e.t. 3rd round, and a 5.95 e.t.@ 242 mph to take out the NHRA Pro Mod Championship points leader Rickie Smith. No matter the tricky weather conditions, Mike Janis and team stuck to their original plan, “just win.”

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“To win the U.S. Nationals is just incredible,” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver at MJR. “I have been involved in drag racing since I was about eight years old and it is the dream of every racer out there to win Indy. I can’t thank my crew enough for putting together a flawless performance. I also want to thank each and every single one of our partners involved with us at MJR. Without them none of this would even be possible and I really mean that. We continue to work with our partners day in and day out to help them generate as much ROI and measurable sales as possible. I feel very blessed to have all the support we receive from everyone. I was just a young boy being raised by mom and dad growing up on 2nd Avenue in Lancaster, NY with six brothers and one sister realizing that if you follow your dreams, they can and will come true someday. Do not ever let anyone tell you your not good enough to do something or you don’t belong. Follow that dream until you make it a reality, and when you finally get there I will guarantee you it will take quite some time to actually sink in. It still hasn’t sunk in yet for myself and I am not really sure when it will. INDY, WOW, that is all I can say,” said Janis.

Indy_1The next event for Mike Janis Racing is the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts September 13th-15th. Mike Janis currently sits 3rd in the NHRA Pro Mod Championship pointsstandings, a mere four rounds out of 1st place. Pro Modified qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals kicks off at 4:00 PM on Friday September 13th. Mike Janis Racing is still in search of partners for the remaining races of 2013; Charlotte, St.Louis, and Las Vegas. We have some great packages to offer. If you or anyone is interested please contact Mike Janis Jr. for more information.


About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and ADRL Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Alan Johnson Performance Engineering www.alanjohnsonperformance.com
B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
BDR Torque Converters www.bdrtorqueconverters.com
Deckman Oil Company www.deckmanoil.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Firecore Spark Plug Wires www.firecore50.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
GZ Motorsports www.gzmotorsports.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
Valvoline www.valvoline.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com

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Mike Janis Racing coming off Big Win, Headed to Bristol for the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals

Media Contact:
Mike Janis Jr. GM/Mike Janis Racing
E: mj1065@aol.com
P: 716.628.2591


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Buffalo, NY – Mike Janis Racing is coming off their big win just two short weeks ago in Englishtown, New Jersey and are ready for action again. MJR is heading to Bristol, Tennessee this weekend for the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals. MJR is sitting 5th in the NHRA Pro Mod Championship Points Standings, a mere two rounds out of 1st place.

pic_englishtown2“We are extremely excited to get back on the track” said Mike Janis Jr., GM/Crew Chief for MJR. “This Valvoline Professional Series / Mike Janis Superchargers Camaro has been running awesome and we plan to bring our “A” game again this weekend. We worked overtime these past two weeks in the shop to make sure everything will be just right. Our goal is to be standing in the winners circle again come Sunday evening, said Janis Jr.”

“Race Car Specialties of Warren, Michigan built us a really great hot rod” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver for MJR. “We only have about twenty runs on this new Chevy Camaro and are finally just starting to scratch the surface of what we feel it will be capable of. Without all of our great partners supporting us, none of this would be possible. We are working with each and every single one of them on a constant basis to continue to drive awareness for their brand, while providing them with measurable sales and ROI. This is an exciting time to be involved with MJR, said Janis”

Qualifying for Pro Mod at the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals starts Friday, June 14th at 5PM and 7PM. The 3rd and final qualifying session will be Saturday, June 15th at 2PM with eliminations starting at 4PM.


About Valvoline

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. In addition to commercial and industrial lubricants, the Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One™ appearance products, Car Brite™ car restoration products, Zerex™ antifreeze, SynPower™ performance products, MaxLife™ products created for higher-mileage engines, and NextGen™ motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil. With nearly 900 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ service centers are a leader in serving the quick lube market. www.valvoline.com

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About Deckman Oil Company

Founded in 1924, Deckman Oil is a third generation family owned full line distribution company which has been serving its loyal customer base for over 89 years. Based in Honeoye Falls, Deckman Oil specializes in distributing high quality national branded chemicals and lubricants in an 18 county market area throughout Upstate, NY and Northwest, PA that includes the greater Buffalo and Rochester metro areas. www.deckmanoil.com


About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and ADRL Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Alan Johnson Performance Engineering www.alanjohnsonperformance.com
B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
BDR Torque Converters www.bdrtorqueconverters.com
Deckman Oil Company www.deckmanoil.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Firecore Spark Plug Wires www.firecore50.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
SourceONE Sales and Marketing www.redefiningsales.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
Valvoline www.valvoline.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com

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Mike Janis & Team Valvoline™ Race to NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Victory

Courtesy OF NHRA Communications
Photos Courtesy OF NHRA, Roger Richards, Mark Rebilas and Drag Race Central

Media Contact:
Mike Janis Jr. GM/Mike Janis Racing
E: mj1065@aol.com
P: 716.628.2591

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ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. New York native Mike Janis raced to his first win in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Sunday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Janis, from Lancaster, N.Y., powered his Valvoline Profefessional Series late model Chevy Camaro to the win over defending Pro Mod world champion Troy Coughlin in the final round.

winners_circle2Janis covered the distance in 6.035 seconds at 240.51 mph to take his first career win in the 250-mph doorslammer category, while defending Englishtown winner Coughlin clocked a 6.060 second pass at 244.12 mph for the runner-up finish in his JEGS.com Chevy Corvette.

Janis, who was runner-up at Englishtown in 2011, advanced to his fourth career final round by outrunning Coughlin, Mike Knowles and Chip King in the first three rounds.With the victory, Janis moves to fourth place in the series standings. Canadian Kenny Lang maintained the series points lead despite losing in the second round to King. Coughlin moved up to second in the standings with his runner-up finish.

The NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series continues June 14-16 with the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.

Final round-by-round results from the 44th Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the race is the fourth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

ROUND ONE — Mike Janis, Chevy Camaro, 6.043, 233.20 def. Mike Knowles, Camaro, 6.079, 241.97; Troy Coughlin, Chevy Corvette, 6.083, 242.98 def. Harold Martin, Corvette, 8.624, 111.57; Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.069, 243.94 def. Kevin McCurdy, Camaro, broke; Kenny Lang, Corvette, 6.073, 243.55 def. Steve Matusek, Ford Mustang, DQ; Chip King, Daytona, 5.973, 246.08 def. Von Smith, Camaro, 6.070, 240.08; Rickie Smith, Camaro, 6.015, 242.23 def. Clint Satterfield, Camaro, 7.397, 139.17; Mike Castellana, Camaro, 5.948, 243.72 def. Vinny Budano, Camaro, 10.051, 90.44; Danny Rowe, Camaro, broke was unopposed;mikejanisracing_winnerscircle1

QUARTERFINALS — Janis, 6.501, 145.80 was unopposed; R. Smith, 6.294, 186.56 def. Farber, 6.641, 166.27; King, 6.000, 233.28 def. Lang, 6.102, 241.50; Coughlin, 6.005, 242.76 def. Castellana, 11.341, 80.35;

SEMIFINALS — Coughlin, 6.019, 243.99 def. R. Smith, 6.264, 175.57; Janis, 6.037, 239.87 def. King, broke;

FINAL — Janis, 6.035, 240.51 def. Coughlin, 6.060, 244.12.

Point standings (top 10) following the 44th Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, the race is the fourth of 10 events in the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.

1. Kenny Lang, 278; 2. Troy Coughlin, 271; 3. Von Smith, 253; 4. Rickie Smith, 240; 5. Mike Janis, 234; 6. Mike Castellana, 228; 7. Clint Satterfield, 227; 8. Chip King, 225; 9. Danny Rowe, 210; 10. Pete Farber, 196

About Valvoline

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. In addition to commercial and industrial lubricants, the Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One™ appearance products, Car Brite™ car restoration products, Zerex™ antifreeze, SynPower™ performance products, MaxLife™ products created for higher-mileage engines, and NextGen™ motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil. With nearly 900 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ service centers are a leader in serving the quick lube market. www.valvoline.com

™Trademark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries
℠Service mark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries


About Deckman Oil Company

Founded in 1924, Deckman Oil is a third generation family owned full line distribution company which has been serving its loyal customer base for over 89 years. Based in Honeoye Falls, Deckman Oil specializes in distributing high quality national branded chemicals and lubricants in an 18 county market area throughout Upstate, NY and Northwest, PA that includes the greater Buffalo and Rochester metro areas. www.deckmanoil.com


About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and ADRL Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Alan Johnson Performance Engineering www.alanjohnsonperformance.com
B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
BDR Torque Converters www.bdrtorqueconverters.com
Deckman Oil Company www.deckmanoil.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Firecore Spark Plug Wires www.firecore50.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
SourceONE Sales and Marketing www.redefiningsales.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
Valvoline www.valvoline.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com


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Mike Janis Racing and Valvoline™ team up to promote Professional Series Product Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Mike Janis Jr. GM/Mike Janis Racing
E: mj1065@aol.com
P: 716.628.2591

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Buffalo, NY – Mike Janis Racing today (MJR) announced that it has entered into an agreement to promote the Valvoline™ Professional Series product line. Valvoline Professional Series products help installers perform value-added services through exceptional professional-grade products.

“We are very excited to partner with 2X Pro Modified Drag Racing World Champion driver Mike Janis and the Mike Janis Racing team,” commented Pat Jones, territory business manager for Valvoline Distributor Sales, East Region. “Their industry knowledge is impressive and their sales strategy fits perfectly with our Valvoline Professional Series products. This partnership will help us reach customers in a unique way and help increase awareness and market share of our automotive chemical products.”

“As a Valvoline distributor, we see tremendous value and opportunity in the Valvoline Professional Series program that MJR has brought to market,” commented Pete Deckman, president of Honeoye Falls, NY based Deckman Oil Company. “We are taking full advantage of its assets in our market and know it will be a great tool to help us grow our lubricant and performance chemicals business.”

“MJR is honored to have the opportunity to work with an iconic brand like Valvoline,” stated Mike Janis. “We are looking forward to working with their sales team and distributor partners off the track and can’t wait to get to the track sporting the red, white and blue.”

The Valvoline Professional Series / Mike Janis Superchargers Camaro will debut at the 44th ANNUAL TOYOTA NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS. The event will take place May 30 – June 2nd in Englishtown, NJ.

About Valvoline

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil. In addition to commercial and industrial lubricants, the Valvoline family of products includes Eagle One™ appearance products, Car Brite™ car restoration products, Zerex™ antifreeze, SynPower™ performance products, MaxLife™ products created for higher-mileage engines, and NextGen™ motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil. With nearly 900 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ service centers are a leader in serving the quick lube market. www.valvoline.com

™Trademark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries
℠Service mark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries


About Deckman Oil Company

Founded in 1924, Deckman Oil is a third generation family owned full line distribution company which has been serving its loyal customer base for over 89 years. Based in Honeoye Falls, Deckman Oil specializes in distributing high quality national branded chemicals and lubricants in an 18 county market area throughout Upstate, NY and Northwest, PA that includes the greater Buffalo and Rochester metro areas. www.deckmanoil.com


About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and ADRL Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com www.facebook.com/mikejanisracing


MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Alan Johnson Performance Engineering www.alanjohnsonperformance.com
B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
BDR Torque Converters www.bdrtorqueconverters.com
Deckman Oil Company www.deckmanoil.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Firecore Spark Plug Wires www.firecore50.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
SourceONE Sales and Marketing www.redefiningsales.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
Valvoline www.valvoline.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com


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Mike Janis races at Sydney Dragway’s Nitro Champs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Mike Janis Jr. – Mike Janis Racing
E: mj1065@aol.com
P: 716.628.2591

About Mike Janis Racing

Mike Janis Racing, Inc. is a professional drag racing team that competes full-time in the NHRA and ADRL Pro Modified division. Mike Janis is a two-time Pro Modified World Champion and is currently number two all-time for most wins among Pro Modified drivers. Mike owns and operates Jan-Cen Racing Engines which designs and builds world class race winning engines along with their trademark Mike Janis Superchargers for customers all throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. www.mikejanisracing.com

MIKE JANIS RACING THANKS OUR MANY LOYAL OFFICIAL PARTNERS

Alan Johnson Performance Engineering www.alanjohnsonperformance.com
B&J Racing Transmissions www.bandjtransmission.com
BDR Torque Converters www.bdrtorqueconverters.com
De Sign Art Graphics www.wnydesignartsigns.com
Diamond Racing Pistons www.diamondracing.net
Flying Hammer Hot Rods www.flyinghammerllc.com
Firecore Spark Plug Wires www.firecore50.com
Goodyear Racing Tires www.goodyear.com
GRP Connecting Rods www.grpconrods.com
Jan-Cen Racing Engines www.shopjancen.com
Line 2 Line Coatings www.line2linecoatings.com
Mahle/Clevite Engine Bearings www.mahlemotorsports.com
Mike Janis Superchargers www.mikejanisracing.com 
Motorsports Unlimited Performance Parts Distributors www.motorsportsunlimited.net
NGK Spark Plugs www.ngksparkplugs.com
Peter Walters Race Design www.pwrd.co.uk
Probell Racing Products www.probellracing.com
Race Car Specialties www.rcsracecars.com
SourceONE Sales and Marketing www.redefiningsales.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com