Courtesy of Janis Racing
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.
Courtesy of IHRA
JUPITER, Fl – Just about the farthest point you can get from the sunny beaches of West Palm Beach, Fla. in the continental United States is the great state of Washington on the Pacific coast.
Approaching nearly 4,000 miles from the southern tip of Florida to the capitol city of Seattle, the differences between the two locations are great and the distance even greater. Still, despite the vast amount of land separating the two locations, it was a Seattle man that found himself in victory lane Friday night in Florida as Mark Sanders drove his race rig all the way across the country to lay claim to the first victory of the 2011 season at Palm Beach International Raceway Friday night.
Sanders, spending the past seven days on the road just to reach PBIR, defeated another newcomer, east coast native Paul Romine, in the Prostalgia Nitro Funny Car championship at the Palm Beach Nitro Jam on opening night. Other winners from Friday included Bobby Lagana (Top Fuel), Bill Evans (Pro Fuel), Steve Dorn (Nitro Harley) and Chris Bennett (Fuel Altered).
Courtesy of ADRL
O’FALLON, MO – While he did not race a year ago, J.R. Todd spent plenty of time at American Drag Racing League (ADRL) events in 2010.
One of his usual stops was the pit of Pro Extreme driver Alex Hossler, where the duo talked, hung out and quickly became good friends.
That friendship turned into a partnership as they now form a two-car Pro Extreme team headed by Rob Flynn, Mike Guger and Al-Anabi Racing.
As teammates, the relationship has been just as fruitful and each has made quite an impact in the Arabian Drag Racing League, winning a combined three races. Todd, a former Top Fuel standout in the NHRA, has proven to be quick-learner in his stunning ’57 Chevy, winning two races, while Hossler won the latest race at Qatar Racing Club (QRC).
Courtesy of RPM
RPM Magazine is proud to announce the addition of Brian Hansen to the RPM Team as Sales & Marketing Manager.
“I am always very vocal about the quality and professionalism of the RPM team and to have Brian coming on-board in this very challenging capacity, well we are just excited beyond words!”, exclaims RPM Editor in Chief, Chris Biro.
Brian brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the performance and racing industry as well as the world of media, not to mention his enthusiasm and ability to turn a wrench! Many of you will recognize Brian from both his 10″ Wide Racing Video production company, and also more recently as being the head honcho for the 10″ Wide Racing Street Car Cruise, featured in RPM last year.
The bottom line… Brian is a hardcore car guy! “This opportunity is amazing!” explained Brian. “Fast cars have been a part of me all of my life and I’m very excited to join the RPM Magazine Team as the Sales & Marketing Manager. I look forward to utilizing both my street machine and drag racing experience in this new position, and invite all businesses to contact me regarding exciting new advertising and marketing opportunities that I have been working on with RPM.”
Courtesy of NMCA
Santa Ana, CA – One of the largest Nostalgia Super Stock races in the country will be calling Beech Bend Raceway and the NMCA home in 2011.
For the past five years the Monster Mopar event at Gateway International Raceway (Madison, Ill.) hosted the Dave Duell Classic, but with the abrupt closing of the St. Louis-area drag strip at the conclusion of the 2010 racing season, event founder Doug Duell, needed to find a new venue to host the event, which is named after his late father, Dave.
After considering many options, Duell has announced that the Dave Duell Classic will be held August 5-7, 2011 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in conjunction with the NMCA-Flowmaster event at the famed Bowling Green, Ky. track “Bowling Green has a great Super Stock tradition,” Duell said.
Gilliam, La – Special thanks to Skidabrader for working us into their busy schedule to re-surface the race track at TRRP this winter. I must say, Their machine had me speechless when it was making its passes down the track. They truely have a one of a kind machine. Skidabrader will also be advertising on one of the finish line score boards so they are really stepping it up for the track. Check out the video of their work.
Courtesy of ADRL
O’FALLON, MO – American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Executive Vice President Jeff Fortune and Pro Extreme standout Mike Janis will the be featured guests on the ADRL’s weekly online show, “ADRL Drag Racing Live,” presented by Summit Racing Equipment.
The entertaining 60-minute show airs live every Thursday at 9 p.m. EST on the ADRL website, www.ADRL.us and also on www.blogtalkradio.com/adrldragracinglive. Every archived show is available on-demand on the ADRL website as well.
“ADRL Drag Racing Live” is hosted by ADRL Television personality Bret Kepner and ADRL Director of Media and Communications Josh Hachat. They break down the latest news and happenings in the ADRL and the Arabian Drag Racing League, and it is the only weekly show that is 100 percent devoted to the ADRL and Arabian Series.