Team

pic_coming_soonMike Janis

CEO / Driver

Mike has over 30 years of business experience within automotive aftermarket retail and distribution industry segments. Mike is a highly recognizable brand in motorsports and is known worldwide for building best-in-class performance products. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the competition department. Not only has Mike built engines for some of the most well-known teams in the United States, he has also expanded operations to include an international client base of teams in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Mike is the 2nd overall with the most wins of any driver in Pro Mod history, and has 2 World Championships to his name, along with over a 12 year run of finishing in the top 10 in the point standings, something no other driver has been able to do.


pic_coming_soonMike Janis, Jr.

GM / Crew Chief

Mike Jr. has served as GM and Crew Chief for MJR since 2000.  Mike has over 13 years of business experience within automotive aftermarket retail and distribution industry segments. Mike holds a business management degree and has been involved with retail operations, sales and marketing his entire business career. Mike has an extensive contact base throughout the performance and automotive aftermarket industries. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Mike Janis Incorporated which includes competition services, partner services, R&D, public relations, business development and logistics.


a06A_1502Kevin Peters

Competition Director / Car Chief

Kevin has over 15 years of motorsports experience and is one of the brightest minds in racing. He possesses a strong engineering background and has extensive knowledge of engines, drivelines, chassis construction and set up. Kevin is responsible for R&D, quality control, production and competition.


a06A_1497Ernie Szymczak

Crew

Ernie has been involved in racing for over 40 years.  He joined Mike Janis Racing in 2013 and has been a major asset to the team.  Ernie helps prepare the car at MJR headquarters and is responsible for all duties at the race track.  MJR is proud to welcome him.


a06A_1494Dave Lawler

Crew

Dave has been involved in racing for over 40 years.  Dave helps prepare the car at MJR headquarters and is responsible for all duties at the race track.  When Dave is not on the road with the team, he finds time to drive his dragster powered by his Jan-Cen Racing Engines Big Block at all the local tracks.  He is a fierce competitor and has been track Champion numerous times.