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NGK roars on the river at Trenton Races

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 07:00
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On July 14 through 17th NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. brought the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Series to the 67th Annual Roar on the River, at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan. The partnership is years in the making, as Team Seebold and NGK have attended the Trenton on The River Roar races for the past 20 years.
“This series embodies everything we hold dear – the sheer power in each race, a passion for performance in every lap and that strong sense of community in the drivers and fans that makes us feel a part of something special,” said General Manager of Marketing Danielle Orlando, “NGK is honored to sponsor the F1 Powerboat Championship Series.”

In addition to the championship series, NGK Spark Plugs brought its custom rig to Elizabeth Park. There NGK staff had giveaways and games for show-goers, as well as chances to win premium prizes.
“Teaming up with NGKpushed our event to a whole new level.  TheNGK Spark Plugs Rig Display number of boats competing in the F1 and F-Light class doubled, creating a beyond expectation performance for all in attendance,” said Roar on the River organizer Paul Jocks.

The 67th anniversary was especially important to event-goers and boat racers as it celebrated the life and memory of Fred Miller, who had been the driving force behind Roar on the River for the last 50 years.
“Fred will be missed by all of us in the boat racing community. He was instrumental toFrom left to right: F1 2nd place winner Rusty Wyatt, 1st place winner Terry Rinker, and 3rd place winner Chris Fairchild making the F1-Light class grow and flourish over the years,” said US F1 Powerboat Tour champion, Tim Seebold. “Bringing the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Championship to the Trenton Roar on the River has been an honor. Our relationship started in 1984, when I first participated in the event as a driver, and this weekend was for both racers and fans alike.”
For more information about the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Series and race standings, please visit For information about Roar on the River, please visit
NGK Spark Plugs – The World Leader in Spark Plug and Oxygen Sensor Technology

Since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs has been the world leader in technology, innovation, and world-class quality in the design of spark plugs and oxygen sensors. Today, NGK manufactures NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensors for virtually every automotive manufacturer in the world.

NGK has built a reputation for quality and reliability, and a commitment to excellence continues to be the driving force behind the company’s advanced research and development programs. With state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities, NGK is dedicated to providing customers with world-class products and services.

In addition to serving OE automotive and aftermarket customers, NGK also produces spark plugs for motorcycle, power sports, marine and small engine manufacturers. NGK also offers complementary product lines including resistor caps, spark plug wires, and high performance cables.

In North America, NGK is headquartered in Wixom, MI and maintains manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities in Irvine, CA, Sissonville, WV, and Chicago, IL.
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