Date: April 18, 2007
Eaton Renews Mike Janis IHRA Pro Modified Sponsorship, Sets Sights On Third World Championship
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it will be returning as the title sponsor of two-time International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Pro Modified World Champion Mike Janis for the 2007 season. Janis will unveil his car and new paint scheme at Eaton’s display at the 55th Annual Murray’s Autorama held in Detroit, March 9-11 at Cobo Hall.
“Competitive drag racing is a great venue to highlight our performance-related product portfolio,” said Tom Nellenbach, marketing manager for Eaton Performance Products. “Eaton’s Aeroquip® hoses, connectors, fittings, Detroit Locker® differentials and racing engine valves and lifters have been helping champions like Mike Janis find the winner’s circle for decades. Mike is a great ambassador for our company and products.”
Eaton has been a sponsor of Mike Janis racing for four years and shared in the joy of winning the IHRA World Championship in 2004. Janis will be attempting to qualify for a limited number National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) races this season as well as the complete IHRA schedule of events.
“Great sponsors are key to winning championships and we’ve been fortunate enough to have the support from Eaton that allows us to go out there and give it our all,” said Mike Janis. “It’s also nice to see Eaton embracing its role in racing. We’ve been using Aeroquip hoses and Eaton manufactured engine valves for as long as I can remember and I think it’s important for the corporation to build on that equity.”
For nearly a century, Eaton has strived to understand the needs of all types of drivers in order to design and manufacture products that provide the best possible performance, fuel economy, emissions, safety and security. In addition to serving global vehicle manufactures, Eaton is also a leading manufacturer of performance products available in the automotive aftermarket through a network of qualified distributors and retailers. For more information, visit www.eatonperformance.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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