Roush Yates Engines has agreed to a five-year extension with long-time partner Cometic Gasket Inc. Family owned and operated for 30 years, Cometic Gasket operates a state-of-the-art, 70,000-square-foot R&D and manufacturing facility in Concord, Ohio.
“It’s no secret to compete at the highest level of motorsports you need the best team and reliable products, and that’s exactly what Cometic Gasket delivers to Roush Yates Engines,” said Todd English, vice president of strategic partnerships and marketing for Roush Yates Engines. “In the highly competitive sport of racing, where failure is not an option and your product is tested on any given weekend, we rely on valued partners to deliver world-class-quality products. Cometic has been a valued partner from Day One as they collaborated with our engineering team on product design and material selections, bringing together the collective expertise and experience of both companies, making it a true win-win partnership.”
Cometic Gasket is the exclusive engine gasket of the Ford FR9 EFI Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Ford FR9 Carb NASCAR Xfinity Series engines that power cars at 73 events during the 2019 NASCAR season.
“When we needed to design and develop a new head gasket system for the RY45 engine, Cometic really delivered. They sent people down to evaluate the surface areas of the block, cylinder head and deck areas,” said Dan Keenan, design and analysis manager for Roush Yates Engines. “In a very short time period, they brought back the perfect solution. They continue to deliver today.”