FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 1, 2023) – Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, the Official Lubricant of Progressive American Flat Track (AFT) and Cometic Gasket, the sport’s Official Gasket, have reached multi-year agreements to sponsor eight-time Champion Jared Mees.
Beginning with the March 9-10 Daytona Short Track doubleheader, Mees will join an exclusive fraternity of legendary riders, including Scott Parker, Ricky Graham, and Randy Goss to carry the Klotz livery in Progressive AFT competition.
“Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, an iconic American brand, is thrilled to partner with a multi-time champion and iconic Progressive American Flat Track rider in Jared Mees,” said Brad Kruckenberg, president of Klotz Synthetic Lubricants. “Klotz is proud to be the Official Lubricant of Progressive American Flat Track and further expand our presence in the sport by partnering with a rider of Jared’s pedigree.”
Founded by Chairman Emeritus John C. Klotz Jr., in 1959, Klotz developed the original “Special Formula” synthetic lubricant. Over six decades later, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants continues to prove its superiority on the dyno and the race track.
In that same spirit, Klotz has spent the last 60-plus years formulating lubricants, fuels, fuel stabilizers, octane boosters, aerosols, and cleaners to service the needs of racers, performance enthusiasts and end-users who demand superior products for their cars, boats, motorcycles, karts, and RC machines.
Klotz separates itself from the pack with in-house chemical engineers and formulators who integrate only the most advanced additive packages, ensuring quality is never compromised for the bottom line.
Mees, along with crew chief Kenny Tolbert were instrumental in helping Klotz develop and validate its latest V-Twin engine lubricant.
Klotz was acquired by the principals of Cometic Gasket, Inc., in January 2021. Mees previously carried the Cometic colors for several seasons in Progressive AFT competition.
“I’m extremely excited to reunite with the Gorman family through both the Klotz and Cometic brands,” said Mees. “Klotz has been around for a long time and had a big presence in the sport during the amazing era of Scotty Parker and Ricky Graham. Klotz is proud American company with a high-performance lubricant that mixes perfectly with the American muscle of the Indian FTR750. Cometic has been my go-to gasket for years. I can’t wait to get the season started and hopefully kick start the relationship with a win at the Daytona Short Track.”.
Progressive American Flat Track Racing kick starts the 2023 season at the Daytona Short Track doubleheader Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.