Griffith Jr. Wins Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Season Award for Second Straight SeasonScott Menlen
Salem, IN (October 18, 2016) – 2015 Cometic Gasket Season Hardcharger Award winner Wes Griffith Jr. has won the 2016 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award after 11 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS point events this season. Griffith Jr. went into the Winchester 400, the last series event of the season, with 30 gained positions, five ahead of second place Steve Dorer. Griffith Jr. did not have a good event at Winchester, dropping out with handling issues early in the event to finish 24th after starting 20th , but with Dorer not racing in the event, Griffith Jr. ended up one position ahead of Dorer to claim the award for the second straight season.
Dorer, a part-time competitor with the series from Lakeland, Florida, finished in second with 25 gained positions. 2015 series Champion Grant Quinlan finished in third with 18 gained positions. 2016 series Champion Cody Coughlin finished in fourth with 17 gained positions. Thomas Woodin finished in fifth with 15 gained positions.
Cometic Gasket, the Official Gasket of the ARCA/CRA Super Series, will award a $600 bonus to 2016 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award winner Wes Griffith Jr. at the 2016 Champion Racing Association Awards Banquet on Friday, January 6th, 2017. A driver had to 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.
For more information about Cometic, visit www.cometic.com.
Additional information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS is available at www.cra-racing.com.
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