MX Sports Press Release
Morgantown, W. Va. (March 8, 2012) – MX Sports is pleased to announce Cometic Gasket, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of shelf stock, custom and short-run gaskets for the performance aftermarket, original equipment, motor sports and power sports industries, as a supporter of the 3rd Annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona, taking place Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 in Daytona, Fla. This two-day amateur racing event follows Saturday night’s Daytona Supercross By Honda, where the fastest pro racers in the country will compete on the hollowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway.
Located 30 miles east of Cleveland in Concord, Ohio, Cometic produces and ships more than 5,000 types of gaskets to customers worldwide. As a continued supporter of Ricky Carmichael’s racing efforts, Cometic is engaging in the amateur racing market more and more each year.
“When we first started talking to Ricky about a partnership, the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross stood out as an event that Cometic needed to be part of,” said Bob Gorman, Chief Executive Officer of Cometic Gasket, Inc. “Cometic is serious about supporting and educating amateur riders and their families. Having a presence and being engaged at the amateur level is a critical part of Cometic’s success in the Motocross and Supercross space. As a supporter of Ricky in his amateur days, and an active partner in his programs today, we feel it’s important to participate in his signature events, especially events that are tied directly to amateurs.”
Registration for this year’s event is still open, so secure your place in racing history today. Online registration can be found HERE.
Move-in for amateur racers begins at 5 p.m. Friday and takes place throughout the day Saturday. On Sunday, Amateur practice begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by Rider’s Meeting and heat races. If time permits, last chance qualifying sessions (LCQ) will begin on Sunday afternoon. Monday morning kicks off with the remainder of LCQ’s and Main Events will follow.
About Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship
The Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross at Daytona, produced by MX Sports and held in conjunction with the Daytona AMA Supercross, offers an opportunity for amateurs to compete on some of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world – Daytona International Speedway. The 2010 inaugural event sold out, filling every position on the gate, making this amateur supercoss event a once in a lifetime experience for participants all ages. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About Ricky Carmichael
Ricky Carmichael won 102 American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Fla., resident won 10 AMA Motocross Championships and five AMA Supercross crowns, giving him a record 15 major titles in his career. After retiring from professional motocross racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was named the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver. Currently, Carmichael can be found in the TV booth providing color commentary on CBS and Speed’s Supercross coverage. As for motocross, he will forever be known as “the Goat,” which stands for greatest of all-time.
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 and motorsports 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.
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 proudly made in the USA with materials manufactured on American soil.