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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

™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 & 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