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Janis Hoping NHRA Houston Semi-Final Finish Translates into Win at Maple Grove

Courtesy of: Mike Janis Racing
Photo by: Roger Richards

Elma, NY – After their semi-final finish at the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston last week; Mike Janis and his Jan-Cen team stayed extra day to test their ADRL Pro Extreme Duster, built by And McCoy Race Cars, along with AJPE’s Alan Johnson and Terry Morrow.

 The 5300 motor from AJPE is in what some might call refinement right now. The Jan-Cen team of Mike Janis is assisting the crew at AJPE in “On Track Data retrieval”.

 “Alan, Terry, and the guys at AJPE have put a ton of work into this combination and we are lucky enough to work with them in putting her through her paces on the track,” said Mike Janis of Jan-Cen Racing Engines. “Being able to test here with my crew and the team from AJPE being present , including Alan, is beneficial to both the development of this engine and my getting into the ADRL winner’s circle,” added Janis.

Car Chief, Kevin Peters was pleased with testing and excited about working with Alan Johnson.

“I think we learned a lot from having Alan and Terry with us and I think we may have enlightened them on a few things as well but the most impressive thing about the experience of being at the track with a guy like Alan is how cool he was. I mean he’s done so much in this sport and he just comes across as a real person. I’m not sure what I expected but I’m glad to have had the experience,” said Peters.

The 2011 season is the first season that the Janis team is running with torque converter. With a converter in both their NHRA quarter mile Mustang and his ADRL eighth mile Duster the team gains knowledge on every run. While the engine combinations are drastically different between the two cars, all runs made by the team do have some cross over.

“The more runs we make with a converter car the more we learn. The Mustang is showing promise now and we can take what we learned this past weekend and apply that to the Duster, said Crew Chief Mike Janis Jr.

Qualifying for the Inaugural Penske Truck Leasing North East Drags will begin Friday May 6th at 11 AM. Each team will be afforded three shots at making the field on Friday, with the last session to kick of just after 6 PM.

Saturday at 11 AM each team will have one last shot at making it into the show. Final eliminations will begin later Saturday at 3 PM.

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