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

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

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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

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

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

(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

™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


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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

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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


Duster Australia

Mike Janis races at Sydney Dragway’s Nitro Champs

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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


Gainesville no match for heroic efforts of Mike Janis Racing

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

Buffalo, New York (March 22, 2013) Mike Janis Racing started the season out at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida this past weekend with the hopes of having a nice relaxing weekend of racing. However, that analogy did not last long at all.

Top_End_Shot“We brought our brand new K100 Fuel Treatment / Mike Janis Superchargers 2013 Chevy Camaro to the first event knowing that new cars may always take a few bugs to work out” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver at MJR. “This car was actually the opposite. Joe Peters and the guys at Race Car Specialties did an amazing job with this car and by the cars fourth run it appeared we had found the sweet spot. We had made a few runs that resulted in tire shake and ended up qualifying us in the 16th spot. Qualifying number sixteen means you will be racing the number one qualifier first round. My son and Crew Chief Mike Jr. called a meeting and said “If we are going to have a shot right now, we need to take a chance, think logical and go in a different direction.” There was a brand new set of Goodyear tires up in the trailer that were a test set we had never tried before. We brought them over to Bryce Jones and Brent Fisher from Goodyear, and they mounted them up. The events that took place after that is a time which will live with MJR forever.

“We knew we needed to make a soild run” said Kevin Peters, Co-Crew Chief/Lead Engineer at MJR. “The car left the line and went through the transition as smooth as I have ever seen a car with those new Goodyear tires on. The progressive times showed it was fixing to go 5.88 and just before the 1/8 mile you could see fuel starting to spray out. This caused the motor to go lean, pop the burst panels, which then ignited a fire like we have never seen before. MJR managed to get the round win after number one qualifier Mike Castellana had slowed. We got to the end of the track and the front nose was completely burned off the car, nothing left. Even though we had just taken the round win, we considered our weekend to be finished, at least that is what we had thought. A two dollar broken fitting was the start of these events.”

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“Where to even begin” said Mike Janis Jr. GM/Crew Chief at MJR. “We towed our car back to the pits and there were more people standing there than we could count. The car went up on jacks for us to look at the damages. We began to look and realized that other than a front end, we could work all night and get this Chevy Camaro running again. The big news came when our very good friend and customer from Sweden Adam Flamholc walks over and says “You can use my 1968 Camaro front end.” That would be impossible we thought to ourselves as it was not even the same car in the least bit. We did some measuring and adjusting finally realizing that maybe it was a possibility! Work began on the MJR Camaro. We worked late into the night as we waited on the spare front end that Adam Flamholc was having driven up to us from Fort Myers. When that arrived we went to town on it and made it happen. MJR would hit the race track 2nd round with what we called it a “6813” Camaro!”

MJR_Driver“This by far was one of the best experiences of my life”, said Janis Sr. “I have never seen so much support from not only our friends, but the fans. Those fans stuck around into the late hours of the night and all pitched in on this heroic effort. It was enough to bring tears to your eyes. We value the relationships with our partners as top priority on our list. Whatever it took to get that K100 Fuel Treatment / Mike Janis Superchargers Chevy Camaro back out there for the 2nd round was not going to stop up us. At MJR we do not believe in quitting or letting our partners down. This situation showed just that. We ended up losing 2nd round in a very close race after a faulty ignition wire was cutting in and out. We may have not won the race, but I can tell you for sure we won the war. There were 50,000 plus in the grandstands giving our team a standing ovation on Sunday as they headed down the return road. Never give up, follow your dreams, and when you think something may not be possible, think again. We proved it this weekend at the Gatornationals, and it will forever change the imprint MJR has in this sport. We left the race sitting 8th in the NHRA Pro Mod Championship points and will continue to work for the 2013 NHRA Pro Mod Championship. Thank you again to all of our partners, friends and the fans who believe in us. I am just at a loss for words”, said Janis Sr.

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Mike Janis Racing would also like to personally thank each and every member on the NHRA Safety Safari for their heroic efforts in saving the teams car. The Safety Safari was spraying the car down before it had even come to a stop. These men and women risk their lives at every event for us and we could not be more thankful. Thank you to everyone involved.

Next up on the list for Mike Janis Racing is the Buffalo Motorama Car Show, March 22nd-24th at the Buffalo Convention Center. Make sure to stop out and see the K100 Fuel Treatment / Mike Janis Superchargers 2013 Chevy Camaro.

About Kinetic Fuel Technology, Inc.

Kinetic Fuel Technology, Inc. is the manufacturer of the K100 family of fuel treatments, since 1966. K100 is a bio based fuel additive developed to eliminate water contamination in fuels, with additional ingredients designed to improve its cleaning effects as well as cold temperature operation, increase lubricity and shelf life, and to modify the fuel to increase atomization and improve the fuel to energy conversion process. K100 bonds itself to water and renders it completely burnable as fuel. Getting rid of free water in fuel eliminates corrosion and the conditions necessary for microbe growth, reduces paraffin formation in diesel duels, and prevents phase separation in E10 gasoline. For more information, go to www.k-100.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

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
K100 Fuel Treatment www.k-100.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
SourceONE Sales and Marketing www.redefiningsales.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com



Mike Janis Racing to debut 2013 Camaro

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

Buffalo, New York (December 7, 2012) In the racing industry racers are always looking for the extra “edge” up on the competition side. Today, it has been announced that Mike Janis Racing, Inc. and Race Car Specialties of Warren, Michigan have come together in an effort to do just that. Race Car Specialties has been named the “Official Race Car and Chassis Supplier” of Mike Janis Racing, Inc for 2013 and beyond.

chassis_1“This is a very exciting day at Race Car Specialties” said Joe Peters, Owner of RCS. “We have over 25 years of combined race car knowledge between myself and General Manager, Scott Amesse. I have been a fan of MJR for over ten plus years. To be able to build a brand new 2013 Chevy Camaro for one of the greatest names and racers in the history of Pro Modified is mind blowing. We have great respect for Mike Janis and MJR. He is a great businessman, and a world champion racer. We have some new and exciting technology which we have been working on at RCS that will be incorporated into this new ride for MJR. At RCS we strive for excellence and take great pride in our work. To be involved with a championship team like MJR will help take RCS to the next level. We value every customer and car that comes through the doors here, and this is just another day we will remember for quite some time at RCS,” said Peters.

“At MJR we value each and every partner” said Mike Janis JR., GM/Crew Chief at MJR. “With Race Car Specialties coming on board for 2013 and beyond, this really shows the type of value we add for every partner involved with MJR. We could not be happier to be involved with Joe and his great team of guys at RCS. This new 2013 Chevy Camaro will be a top contender and we will fly the RCS brand high and with great pride” said Janis Jr.

“You could not have asked for a better way to kick off the 2013 racing season here at MJR” said Mike Janis, Owner/Driver at MJR. “I have been really good friends with Joe for years, and his quality of workmanship is second to none. We are very excited at MJR to partner up with such a first class group of guys at Race Car Specialties. Their tag line is “Taking Drag Racing To The Next Level,” and they do just that. These guys build a top notch quality hot rod, and I can’t wait to hit the track in 2013 with this new ride” said Janis.

About Race Car Specialties

Race Car Specialties is located in Warren, Michigan and works out of an 8000 square foot state of the art facility. Owner Joe Peters, along with General Manager Scott Amesse have over 25 years of experience in a very broad range of drag racing. RCS builds state of the art drag race cars and also provides parts and resources to help with your own custom projects. RCS also houses Solid Core Composites LLC, a complete in-house carbon fiber solutions shop for your racing needs. www.rcsracecars.com

About Kinetic Fuel Technology, Inc.

Kinetic Fuel Technology, Inc. is the manufacturer of the K100 family of fuel treatments, since 1966. K100 is a bio based fuel additive developed to eliminate water contamination in fuels, with additional ingredients designed to improve its cleaning effects as well as cold temperature operation, increase lubricity and shelf life, and to modify the fuel to increase atomization and improve the fuel to energy conversion process. K100 bonds itself to water and renders it completely burnable as fuel. Getting rid of free water in fuel eliminates corrosion and the conditions necessary for microbe growth, reduces paraffin formation in diesel duels, and prevents phase separation in E10 gasoline. For more information, go to www.k-100.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

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
K100 Fuel Treatment www.k-100.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
SourceONE Sales and Marketing www.redefiningsales.com
Total Seal Piston Rings www.totalseal.com
VP Racing Fuels www.vpracingfuels.com