Crabtree Wins 2020 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger AwardZach Hiser
Salem, IN (October 19, 2020) – 2020 ARCA/CRA Super Series Rookie of the Year Jaren Crabtree has won the 2020 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award after nine ARCA/CRA Super Series point events during the 2020 race season. Crabtree gained a total of 28 positions in the series point events he participated in during the 2020 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.
Fellow series rookie Mason Keller would finish in second place in the 2020 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger standings with 20 gained positions. Keller picked up 14 of those gained positions in the Winchester 400 were he came from his 19th place starting position to finish in fifth earning the events Progressive Racing Engines Hardcharger Award, as well as a Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award.
Former series full-time competitor Dalton Armstrong would finish in third place with seven gained positions during the 2020 season. Carson Hocevar was fourth with six gained positions.
Cometic Gasket, the Official Gasket of the ARCA/CRA Super Series, will award an $800 cash bonus to 2020 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award winner Crabtree. A driver must be in the top 15 in series points and run the Cometic Gasket sticker on his car for the entire season 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.
Photo – Scott McIlwain