Cometic Gasket to Sponsor Toledo Speedway Spring Opener

Cometic Gasket to Sponsor Toledo Speedway Spring Opener

“Good Weather Guarantee” for Fans With Advanced Ticket Purchase…

TOLEDO, Ohio (March 20, 2018) -- Officials from Toledo Speedway and Cometic Gasket, Inc. announced today that the high-performance OE and aftermarket automotive manufacturer will be the title sponsor of the season-opening event for the 59th consecutive year of racing at Toledo Speedway.

The Cometic Gasket 200 presented by PNC Bank will kick off the 2018 season at the high-banked, half-mile Toledo paved oval Saturday afternoon, April 14. The Toledo opener will include a pair of 100-lap feature race events featuring the ARCA CRA Super Series template late models, and the ARCA Gold Cup outlaw late models.

“As a longtime partner of the ARCA/CRA Super Series and a proud Ohio company, Cometic Gasket is delighted to support the season opener at Toledo Speedway,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket, Inc.

"Toledo Speedway is steeped in tradition and puts on some of the best wheel-to-wheel, side-by-side racing of any of the short tracks in the Midwest. As a performance driven company rooted in motorsports, we’re proud to see our products making a difference under the hoods and inside the engines of short track racers across the country, but especially in Ohio. We’re thrilled to jump start the 2018 short track season with the Cometic Gasket 200.”

The weekend begins with an open practice session for both divisions Friday afternoon, April 13 at 4 p.m.

Spectator gates will open at 10 a.m. Saturday April 14, with final practice for both divisions. Qualifying is scheduled for 1 p.m., followed by an on-track autograph session with all drivers from both ARCA CRA and ARCA Gold Cup Series. The first of two 100-lap features is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Advanced sale tickets are just $20 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13. Tickets are available by calling Toledo Speedway at (419) 727-1100.

Sunny Media will once again sponsor the Good Weather Guarantee for race day, assuring that the temperature will be at least 55 degrees with no rain at the track at 3 p.m. April 14. If it is raining at the advertised race time start (3 p.m.) or the temperature is less than 55 degrees, those who have purchased advanced tickets will receive a free ticket to the next event at Toledo Speedway, the USAC Silver Crown race May 4.

Fans waiting until race day to purchase tickets will see prices as follows:

  • Adults $25
  • Children 6-12 $3
  • Under 6 Free

Race day ticket purchasers will not be eligible to participate in the Good Weather Guarantee.