Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Cometic Gasket Sign Multi-Year Partnership with Jared Mees

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.
About Klotz Synthetic Lubricants
For over sixty years, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants has consistently met the needs of racers, performance enthusiasts and traditional end-users who won’t settle for anything less than the best available lubrication products on the market today. Mastering the science of synthetic lubrication is our first and highest priority. Klotz engineers utilize leading edge materials and components, develop original formulas, and employ the most precise integration processes available.


Klotz is the Official Lubricant of American Flat Track (AFT) and an Official Contingency Partner of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). Racers and performance enthusiasts around the world rely on Klotz to get them to the checkered flag. Klotz proudly specializes in serving the high-performance needs of the automotive, kart, marine, powersports, RC scale model, snowmobile, and V-Twin markets. Providing the highest quality and most reliable products to enhance your good times on the track, on the road, on the trails and in the water is our commitment to you. For more information about Klotz, please log on to


About Cometic Gasket, Inc
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Marine, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries.  Housed in a state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is an industry leader. Founded in 1989, Cometic has expanded its offerings to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, 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 committed to customer satisfaction and provides quality products, delivered on time at a competitive price, designed for each customer’s specific application. 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


About Progressive American Flat Track
Progressive American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on Progressive American Flat Track, please visit us on the web, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram and catch all the Progressive American Flat Track racing action on FOX Sports.