Former Champ Wins CRA Super Series Hardcharger Award

Salem, IN — 2017 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Logan Runyon has won the 2019 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award after 12 ARCA/CRA Super Series point events during the 2019 race season. Runyon gained a total of 35 positions in the 10 series point events he participated in. Runyon gained his most positions at the August 7th event at Kalamazoo Speedway, were he had problems during his qualifying run that resulted in a 20th place starting position. Runyon was able to drive through the field that day and get a fifth-place finish, gaining 15 positions and earning that event’s Progressive Racing Engines Hardcharger Award, as well as a Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award.

2019 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Greg Van Alst finished in second in the 2019 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger standings with 19 gained positions. Van Alst gained 13 of those positions in the series last two events of the season. He gained nine positions in the Glass City 200 event at Toledo Speedway on September 21st and then gained four positions in the series Season Championship Winchester 400 event on October 13th.

Kyle Crump finished in third with seven gained positions. Eddie Van Meter was fourth with six gained position. 2018 series Champion Josh Brock was fifth with four gained positions.

Cometic Gasket, the Official Gasket of the ARCA/CRA Super Series, will award an $800 cash bonus to 2019 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award winner Runyon at the 2019 Champion Racing Association Awards Banquet. 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.

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Former Champ Wins CRA Super Series Hardcharger Award