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


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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.

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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.

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.


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