Runyon Wins 2017 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award

Salem, IN (October 17, 2017) – Logan Runyon had a big day at the Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 8th, he won the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS 2017 Championship by being the highest finisher of the four Championship Chase finalist, he clinched the 2017 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year Award and claimed the 2017 Cometic Gasket Season Hardcharger Award, a truly remarkable season for the Ohio native.


Runyon came into the 400 trailing 2016 Cometic Gasket Season Hardcharger Award winner Wes Griffith Jr. by 15 gained positions. Griffth Jr.’s day ended on lap 158 after an on track incident, giving Griffith Jr. an 18th place finish, one better then he started, giving him 31 gained positions for the season.


Runyon was still on the track and gaining positions, even when he lost a couple of laps in the pits trying to fix an engine problem. Runyon ended the day with a sixth place finish, three laps down to winner Noah Gragson. Runyon had started 24th in the field, giving him 18 gained positions, which earned him a Hoosier Racing Tires Performance Award and the Hamner Racing Engines Hardcharger Award for the event. Runyon’s 18 gained positions for the 400 gave him a total of 33 for the season, two better then Griffith Jr., earning him the 2017 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award.


Griffith Jr. finished in second in the standings with 31 gained positions. Tyler Ankrum and Stephen Nasse were tied for third with 11 gained positions a piece. Stephen Wallace finished in fifth place with nine gained positions.


Cometic Gasket, the Official Gasket of the ARCA/CRA Super Series, will award a $600 bonus to Logan Runyon, the 2017 Cometic Gasket Hardcharger Award winner, at the 2017 Champion Racing Association Awards Banquet. A driver has 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.