CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 2, 2014) – Cometic Gasket, Inc. announced today it is expanding its partnership with SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS and will become the primary sponsor of the Cometic Stadium Super Truck driven by Justin Lofton at X Games Austin this week.
Cometic was a founding partner of the Series in 2013, and continues its relationship with the series as its Official Gasket.
In addition to its associate sponsorship position throughout the nine-weekend Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS season, Cometic will take full advantage of the live ABC and ESPN network telecast of X Games Austin June 6-8 with veteran off-road and NASCAR driver Lofton behind the wheel.
“I am very excited and thankful to Cometic Gasket for making this childhood dream of mine a reality,” Lofton said. “Being able to race a Stadium Super Truck for an X Games gold medal is absolutely awesome and I know all the fans and viewers on ABC and ESPN are going to enjoy the show we put on. Big props to Robby Gordon and all his staff for making this happen and I can’t wait to get to Austin.”
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of shelf-stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the automotive performance, powersports, original equipment and remanufactured 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 Township, Ohio. Today Cometic produces and ships more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide.
“Formula Off-Road is a great way for Cometic to market our gaskets and custom engine-sealing solutions to the off-road racing community,” said Bob Gorman, Chief Executive Officer of Cometic Gasket, Inc. “Justin Lofton is a young and very talented, multi-dimensional racer who we’ve had a relationship with dating back to 2008. Justin is very capable of racing up front and we have no doubt that when the checkers wave, he’ll be on the podium. At the same time, Robby Gordon has done a great job of honoring Mickey Thompson’s iconic legacy by bringing back stadium truck racing and reenergizing a proud tradition in American motorsports. The series features a great mix of off-road talent and horsepower and Cometic is proud to showcase our brand not only at X Games Austin, but at all the events.”
The Stadium Super Trucks that race in the Formula Off-Road by TRAXXAS series hit man-made ramps at more than 100 mph at multiple locations throughout the race courses hurling drivers more than 100 feet down course and as high as 15 feet off the ground. The series features identically prepared trucks which are made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts. Like their TRAXXAS namesake, the trucks are designed to take flight, however, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour.
In addition to X Games Austin’s televised race, all Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races are broadcast on NBCSN. A complete schedule is available at www.stadiumsupertrucks.com. Most races are also streamed live on the web site.
About SPEED® Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where driver’s such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created Stadium SUPER Trucks to capitalize on the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and SUVs as well as the fact that the majority of automotive aftermarket parts are marketed for trucks.
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