BUFFALO, N.Y. — V1 Fiber Communications, A North Carolina based fiber engineering and construction company has teamed with Andy Jankowiak and the Dak’s Racing Team for the General tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The V1 Fiber number 73 will feature a special patriotic paint scheme that will honor Army Specialist Alan N. Dikcis for the Memorial Day weekend event. The team’s car will also feature a special hashtag in memory of the victims of the shooting that took place in the team’s hometown of Buffalo, NY two weeks ago.
V1 Fiber Communications was founded in 1994 and today is a full-service national provider of telecommunications construction, installation and maintenance services for power and communication clients. With steady growth and reinvestment in the company since its inception, V1 Fiber has become a leader in the telecom fiber construction industry.
The company is currently based in Mooresville, NC. with numerous projects spread across the southeast. V1 Fiber has built thousands of miles of coaxial and fiber optic plants throughout the U.S. and plans to continue to grow with a commitment to excellence within the fiber
Much like Andy’s dedicated pit crew on the number 73 AJ Racing Team car on the ARCA Menards Series, V1Fiber is always able provide a crew on standby to take care of any of your emergency needs for your fiber network. V1 Fiber also offers a maintenance agreement, ensuring V1 Fiber will be the first responders for priority clients 24/7.
Andy Jankowiak, the owner and driver of the Dak’s Racing Team number 73 car in the ARCA Menards Series is in his second year on the ARCA Menards Series and looking to break into the top five after some strong sixth place run in the season opener at Daytona.
“We have a lot of time into our Charlotte car, and I feel good about our chances this weekend,” Stated Jankowiak, 34 of Tonawanda, NY. “We have a great group of guys working on this car and awesome sponsors behind our effort, so we have everything we need to go compete”.
Results on the track depend on a team that operates quickly and efficiently to help get the driver into first place. Like racing, V1 Fiber relies on a well-oiled team to seamlessly deliver quality fiber networks effectively and quickly.
“Andy’s incredible story resonated with the V1 Fiber team and the importance of family. Andy built his career with the support of his family and love of auto racing that was passed down to him by his father and uncle. The V1 Fiber team is also a close-knit group of individuals with family ties to telecommunications and with over 90 years combined experience at the Executive level, a confidence that comes with our craft. The fiber business is a lot like racing: it requires precision, expert planning, and above all else… it’s fast!” Stated Walter Rhinehart Vice President – Sales & Business Development at V1 Fiber.
Speed and efficiency are the goals shared by both V1 Fiber and The Dak’s Racing Team. “It’s great to have V1 Fiber back on board again this year and I am excited to see how we stack up with weekend,” stated Jankowiak. “It’s nice to have a sponsor that prides itself on speed, it’s a perfect match for us.”
To learn more please visit www.v1fiber.com
Featured on the quarter panel and for the second time this season will be Whelen Engineering Company. Whelen Engineering Company designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation (Whelen Aerospace Technologies – WAT), and Mass Notification industries worldwide.
Whelen is also the official warning light supplier of NASCAR and a steadfast supporter of motorsports at many different levels including title sponsorship of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and sponsorship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. ” We are so proud to carry the Whelen Name and all that it represents in motorsport,” stated Jankowiak.
Pinnacle Travel staffing, located in Grand Island, NY will be returning on board with the Jankowiak Team. Pinnacle Travel Staffing is a national provider of traveling nursing professionals.
Family run with a great reputation, Pinnacle Travel Staffing takes great pride in being a leader in the nation in providing psychiatric and correctional nursing to regions of the country in need. Pinnacle Travel Staffing’s family values in business as evidenced by their motto: Why be treated like a number when you can be treated like family? To learn more about Marty and his team of travelling nursing staff please visit www.Pinnacletravelstaffing.com
Planterbox Direct is a Western, NY based company that can be seen on all of Andy’s Racecars. Planterbox Direct is your one stop online shop for custom made metal planter boxes, tools, and accessories. You can design your own planter box or collaborate with their helpful staff by visiting their website www.planterboxdirect.com
The Dak’s Racing Team will also be highlighting a pair of season long partners for the Charlotte event. Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, NY and Florida Safety Systems will be featured on the Trunk and TV panel as always.
Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, NY has been in business since 1959 and is family owned and operated. Bill and his trusted staff specialize in new and used cars sold at wholesale prices. If you are looking to buy or sell, be sure to call Bill at Automotive Consultants or visit www.Automotiveithaca.com to get the very best deal. Tell him Andy sent you!
Florida Safety Systems is a Florida based company that specializes in Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Security and system monitoring. Florida Safety Systems is a nationwide supplier through their website www.floridasafetysystems.com so be sure to look them up for all of your safety and security needs.
Yukon Creek Sportsman Club is a charitable organization that will be featured. Yukon Creek offer the opportunity for wounded or disable people to be able to enjoy a hunting experience with the aid of a trained staff to assist. You can learn more about this organization by visiting www.yukoncreek.com
RC Custom Coolers will be featured. RC Custom Coolers are remote control driving coolers that are handy when trying to relax and a great party conversation starter. You can order online by visiting www.RCCutomCoolers.com
In keeping with the traditions of Memorial Day the team’s car will feature the name of Army Specialist Alan N. Dikcis, 21, who died March 5, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Dikcis was born in Niagara Falls, NY and adored his 3-year-old daughter, Sophia. “Everything Alan did, he did to make Sophia proud,” said his stepmother, Gricela Dikcis. He enjoyed going to the beach, working on cars, four-wheeling and riding his motorcycle with friends.
“It is impossible to state how much it means for all of us on our team to carry Alan’s name on our car, it’s an honor and we are grateful to his family for allowing us to pay this tribute to a true hero,” said Jankowiak about the tribute.
In memory of the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Buffalo, NY two weeks ago the team’s car will adorn the hashtag #BuffaloStrong above the front grill this weekend. “This is our first race since this senseless tragedy took place. News like this never comes easy and our hearts go out to the families of the victims,” Said Jankowiak. “Our cars are prepared in Buffalo and as a team we all felt it was important to show support for the victims and for our city, we are Buffalo Strong.”
“Our car is almost a complete rebuild and our team has put a lot of effort into it. I want to thank our Crew Chief Mike Dayton and Andy Seuss for helping us get this done along with my dedicated team back home in Buffalo who have a lot of long nights into this effort,” Said Jankowiak. “I want to thank Kevin Lapierre and all of our team partners at Dak’s Markets for being with us every step of the way as we try to build our ARCA program. It takes partnerships to make all of this work and we are very lucky to have such an awesome team of people involved.”
The General Tire 150 at Charotte Motor Speedway will take place on Friday May 27th at 6 pm. ET and will broadcast live nationally on FS1. You can also keep up with Jankowiak by following him at www.facebook.com/andyjracing or follow us on twitter @andyjankowiak
To learn more about our team please visit our website www.andyjracing.com