PRO MOD VETERAN MAKES HIS FIRST TRIP TO COLORADO A MEMORABLE ONE
Championship driver Mike Janis has done many things in his career, but this weekend he accomplished a first.
Janis made his first trip to Colorado from Buffalo, N.Y. – with a purpose – to compete in the World Series of Pro Mod at Bandimere Speedway in his Camaro.
“The big pay day for sure,” said Janis why he made the trek to Bandimere. “It’s like a once in a lifetime chance to race for this much money. And it’s all in fairness the way they structured it with the turbo and the blower cars, it’s a pretty even playing field. I’ve never been in Colorado. It’s beautiful out here. I don’t think Pro Stock or anyone has ever had a pay day like this. This is huge. I think one time we raced back in the IHRA days, we raced for $25,000 but this is just huge. We’ve never raced for this much money before. This would be the kingpin if I won.”
On Saturday, Janis started things off with huge upset over Stevie “Fast” Jackson in the first round.
“That was titanic,” Janis said. “That was the race for me for the entire year, and it was pretty emotional that I beat him. I’m glad it happened, and whatever happens from here doesn’t matter.”
Janis run for $100,000 was stopped by Steve Matusek in round two.