Crabtree Leads Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Standings Heading to Toledo Speedway

Salem, IN (September 15, 2020) – ARCA/CRA Super Series rookie competitor Jaren Crabtree is leading the 2020 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger standings after six ARCA/CRA Super Series point events so far this season. Crabtree has now gained a total of 28 positions so far this season. Crabtree gained his most positions at the July 13th Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway, where he came from his 22nd starting position to finish 13th, gaining nine positions. Crabtree earned the Progressive Racing Engines Hardcharger Award for that series event.  

Fellow series rookie Sammy Smith is in second with 24 gained positions. 2016 series Champion Cody Coughlin is in third place with 12 gained positions. Dalton Armstrong is in fourth place with eight gained positions. Series rookie Mason Keller is in fifth place with six gained positions. The series next event will be the Central Transport Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway Saturday night, race two of the Chase for the Championship.

Cometic Gasket, the Official Gasket of the ARCA/CRA Super Series, will award an $800 bonus to the season leader in the Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Standings. A driver must be in the top 15 in series points to be eligible for this award. 

Cometic Gasket, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries.  

All Cometic products are made in the United States with materials manufactured on American soil. 

Launched by four partners including current Founder and CEO Bob Gorman in 1989, Cometic was originally dedicated exclusively to the powersports industry. Operating from a tiny 1,500 square foot manufacturing facility, the company produced a mere 900 SKUs in its first year. 

Fast-forward to Cometic’s 25th Anniversary in 2014. The company is now wholly owned by the Gorman family – and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. 

Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets.

Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe. 

Cometic is dedicated to customer satisfaction and provides quality products, delivered on time at a competitive price, designed for each customer’s specific application. Cometic is an industry leader in manufacturing processes and committed to pairing the highest possible quality materials with knowledgeable personnel. Cometic is also dedicated to continually improving all areas of its operations through employee development and involvement, as well as continual and comprehensive reviews of customer feedback.

To ensure superior performance across a wide variety of engine types and sizes, Cometic manufactures gaskets from a comprehensive range of materials. Whether the situation calls for the latest in advanced technology like the MLS (Multi-Layer Steel) Gasket, or a synthetic blend such as Aramid Fiber, Cometic finds a solution. Cometic stays on the forefront of gasket design technology by utilizing in-house dynamometers and engine assembly rooms to bring its distributors, retailers and ultimately the end-user, the most reliable gaskets available today.  

Cometic combines advanced materials with the most current manufacturing processes to provide custom-tailored solutions to meet the needs of each individual customer. Engineers analyze the environment in which the gasket will perform, select the proper material, and apply the appropriate technology to offer the best-performing gaskets available in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Cometic gaskets are the industry standard for championship-winning teams across multiple disciplines of both professional and amateur motorsports. 

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