CONCORD, Ohio (July 1, 2013) – Cometic Gasket, Inc., – a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment, motorsports and powersports industries will assume a leading role in sponsoring the sold out July 3 Ricky Carmichael University (RCU) at Red Bud MX in Buchanan, Mich.
RCU began in 2010 as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for riders of all ages and skill levels to learn from The-Greatest-of-All-Time, Ricky Carmichael. Carmichael will be flanked by an all-star lineup of instructors including four-time champion Jeff Emig, six-time AMA Motocross and Supercross Champion Jeff Stanton, four-time AMA and US Open Champion Grant Langston and three-time 125cc titlest Ivan Tedesco.
“Ricky Carmichael University is a great place for Cometic to begin educating and interacting with amateur riders, their mechanics and parents about our products and the importance of making sure their engines and all of its components are properly sealed,” said Bob Gorman, Chief Executive Officer, Cometic Gasket, Inc. “The great majority of the athletes at the RCU hope to be factory riders one day and, as a company, we pride ourselves on supporting events that will help amateurs reach the next rung on the ladder of their career paths. Much like with Ricky, Cometic supported him during his early years and we still enjoy a tremendous relationship today.”
Students will spend the day trackside and in classroom settings, affording them the opportunity to ask questions and bench race with the faculty. With a grand total of 32 championships at the blackboard, students are bound to walk away with priceless information and a timeless experience.
Cometic will provide scholarships to two young Midwest riders. Twelve-year-old Metamora, Mich., native Joey Crown, will fly the Cometic colors aboard a Honda CRF 150R while Seth Hill, a fourth-grader from Huntsburg, Ohio, will pilot a King Cobra 50cc.
“Cometic has become a staple at all of our amateur events and really, in just about everything we do,” explained Carmichael. “We’re excited to host this year’s RCU at Red Bud, which is only a few hours away from Cometic’s headquarters. Joey Crown and Seth Hill are going to be great additions to our student body and I have no doubt that both kids are going to leave the RCU with honed and refined skill sets that will make them better riders.”
About Cometic Gasket, Inc. … Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf-stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment, motorsports and powersports industries. What originally began in 1989, in an 800 square-foot office with limited production facilities and capabilities, has evolved into a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing center. Cometic Gasket is located 30 miles east of Cleveland in Concord, Ohio. Today Cometic produces and ships more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide.
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’s in-house tooling centers and rubber division ensure that we are in total control and on the leading edge of the manufacturing process. Cometic stays on the forefront of gasket design technology by utilizing in-house dynamometers and engine assembly rooms to bring our distributors, retailers and ultimately the customer, the most reliable gaskets available in the marketplace today.
Cometic Gaskets are the industry standard for championship-winning teams across multiple disciplines of both professional and amateur motorsports.
Since its inception, Cometic has been committed to producing superior quality gaskets for the high-performance market. We believe close relationships and attention to detail are the catalysts of customer satisfaction. These values remain Cometic’s guiding principles to this day. Cometic Gaskets are always made in the USA with materials manufactured on American soil.
About Ricky Carmichael University … Ricky Carmichael University began in 2010 as a once in a lifetime opportunity for riders of all ages and skill levels to learn from The-Greatest-of-All-Time, Ricky Carmichael, in conjunction with the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona International Speedway. Due to the expansion of racing in 2012, Daytona was no longer able to facilitate RCU, thus expanding this exclusive riding school to Lake Elsinore in California and for the first time ever, Fat Cat Moto Parc in Doncaster, UK. RCU is supported by Ricky’s sponsors Monster Energy, Fox Racing, Oakley, Cometic Gasket, Suzuki and our supporters Mechanix Wear, Hookit and Contour.
The knowledgeable and experienced panel of instructors will teach students everything from proper body positioning, to utilizing organized drills focusing on flat turns, rhythm sections and improved braking techniques.