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Mike Janis Racing Teams With BDR Torque Converters for 2011

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Elma, NY – Mike Janis Racing is happy to announce its partnership with BDR Torque Converters.

“We will be using BDR converters in both our ADRL and NHRA cars,” said Driver/Team Owner, Mike Janis. “With the recent progress made in torque convertor technology we felt it was time to make the switch. We have performed some preliminary testing and with what we learned we were able to approach Brian Doan of BDR Torque Converters.

Brian was able to use our data to put together a program that we feel shows promise. Brian is a very intelligent man and with his help we feel we can straighten out the learning curve”.

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Janis to Run VP Race Fuels Exclusively in 2011

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Elma, NY – Things have been moving at a fast pace as of late for the Elma, NY based Mike Janis Racing Team. Now they’ll get a bit faster with the help of VP Racing Fuels.

Mike Janis and his Mike Janis Racing teams have agreed to run VP race Fuels in both team cars this season. Team owner/driver Mike Janis is an engine builder by trade and understands the benefits of quality fuel. “We’ve tested other fuels on our Dyno at Jan-Cen Motorsports and have seen that overall, VP fuels burn cleaner and cooler and offer significant performance gains. It’s a no brainer as to what I want in my race cars,” said Janis.

VP’s Eastern Regional Manager, Jim Kelly spearheaded the effort of bringing Janis into the fold at VP. “Mike Janis has been huge in drag racing in North American for as long as I can remember. We appreciate the fact that he’s chosen to run VP products again in 2011. I always knew he was a smart man,” said a happy Kelly.

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Mike Janis’ New ADRL Ride Coming out of Andy McCoy Race Cars

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Mooresville, NC – Mike Janis, who competed on the ADRL tour in 2009, taking two wins, will return to ADRL Competition in 2011 at the wheel of an Andy McCoy Race Cars 1970 Plymouth Duster. The AMRC Duster will be propelled by the newly designed Alan Johnson Performance Engineering 5300 Hemi.

“Our association with AJPE has afforded us the opportunity to partner with several new people and companies. One such example is Andy McCoy of Andy McCoy Race Cars. Andy’s progressive ideas about chassis design will help us with this new venture. We will campaign the AMRC 70 Duster for the 2011 ADRL season utilizing many of Andy’s latest technologies,” said Crew Chief Mike Janis Jr.

Andy McCoy, owner of AMRC stated “We are very excited to work with such a talented group of guys. Mike Jr., with his tuning talents, and Big Mike’s resume as a driver make them a force to be reckoned with”. “This is a real honor for me to team up with Mike and his team. This opportunity will help others to see what we at AMRC can do. Myself and my guys are committed to help make this association a success.

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AJPE partners with Mike Janis & Jancen Racing for 2011 ADRL PX

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Elma, NY – Alan Johnson, owner of AJPE has recently forged an alliance with Mike Janis & Jancen Racing to develop our new 5300 Hemi Outlaw Pro Mod Engine.

An extensive test program is scheduled to begin soon with the first phase to be completed on the Jancen Racing dyno.

Next it will be onto the race track and into the fire, where Mike Janis & the entireJancen Racing Team will once again be “Battling for the Belts” in the always tough and challenging ADRL Pro Extreme class for 2011.

Please stay tuned for the latest 5300 Hemi updates from Mike Janis Racing & AJPE!


Janis Hoping for Strong Finish to 2010 Season

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Elma, NY– Mike Janis and his Elma, NY based team have learned a lot in their first full season of NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge competition. One of their biggest lessons learned was about their competition.

“This year has been different for us. We’ve had some good runs, qualifying number one and made it to the finals, but consistency has been a problem and when your racing against the guys we do, you need to be able to make back to back runs,” said team owner/driver Mike Janis. “The competition out here is getting close to what you see in Pro Stock; cars are so close in performance that you need to really find every advantage in order to run with this group,” added Janis.

 Janis, who has a reputation for building horsepower at his shop, Jan-Cen Motorsports, found that no matter how much power you have, if you can’t get it to the track it’s useless.

 “Our business is to make power and every off season we run through a very extensive R&D program looking for that extra horse power. This past off season we knew the GSA series would be tight so, we worked long and hard to make as much power as we could; and we succeeded. The problem is that we don’t get much on track testing prior to the season so our complete set up has been a work in progress all season long. By no means do we have everything perfected heading into Vegas but it’s the best we’ve had all year and I think we can finish the year strong,” said Janis.

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Jan-Cen Power Takes Janis to Semi-Final Finish in Charlotte

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Elma, NY– Mike Janis took his 2010 Ford Mustang to a semi-final finish at the O’Reilly Auto NHRA Nationals at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC this past weekend.

Janis’ run to the winner’s circle was halted by a faulty pneumatic valve; causing incorrect timing early in his semi-final run.

“We’ve had a problem this year with little things getting us,” said Crew Chief, Mike Janis Jr. “We’re confident we have the power to run with anyone here. OK, the turbo car is in a class of his own right now but, if we can string a few runs together I like our chance against anyone.”

Janis started eliminations from the number six position after running a best of 5.95 at just under 244 miles per hour in qualifying. In round one Janis took on Californian Danny Rowe at the wheel of his Sterling Bridge ’68 Camaro. The race was over at the tree when Rowe fouled out turning on the red light. The win over Rowe set up a second round pairing of Janis versus Burgess. Roger Burgess, a self made millionaire from Duluth, Georgia, made his way to the second round by defeating his teammate Ray Commisso in round one.

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Todd Robertson’s Takes Third Victory at Norwalk’s Door Wars

Courtesy of: Pro Power Motorsports Photo by: Michael Davis of Motolenz Photos

Norwalk, OH– Friday, September 10th was the last event of the 2010 Friday Night Chaos series at Norwalk, Ohio’s Summit Motorsports Park and Todd Robertson closed his “BREAK OUT” season with another trip to the Winner’s Circle; the third this season.

Summit Motorsports Park’s Friday Night Chaos Series Door Wars was completely dominated in 2010 by Pro Power Motorsports’ Todd Robertson. In five races Robertson took home three wins, one runner-up, three number one qualifiers, ran the first three second pass Door Wars history, and firmly cemented his name into the famed Norwalk race track’s history.

After qualifying his supercharged Chevy Cobalt second with a 4.109 elapsed time Robertson turned up the heat during eliminations and set both low elapsed time (4.010) and top speed (187.55) of the meet on route to his fourth final round appearance of 2010.

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