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NGK Spark Plugs announces 2018 race events schedule

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 07:00
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NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. has announced its event sponsorship schedule for 2018. The schedule features a continuation of the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship Series, as well as NGK’s sponsorship of the Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMAX Dragway. New this year are the title sponsorship of the NGK Spark Plugs 4 Wide Nationals and the sponsorship of multiple World of Outlaws races.

At the NHRA Gatornationals in March, NGK Spark Plugs and zMAX Dragway announced a new two-year title sponsorship of the NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals.

“NGK’s expanded partnership with Charlotte Motor Speedway and the zMAX Dragway is part of our dedication to power and performance, especially within the drag racing community,” said General Manager of Marketing Danielle Orlando, “2018 is going to be a big year for us. What better way to kick off the season than with the NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals and a new sponsorship with World of Outlaws.”

On April 12th, World of Outlaws announced a new partnership with NGK Spark Plugs for the next two years. NGK’s iconic rig will travel across the country to World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track in North Carolina, the Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania, the Eldora Speedway in Ohio and the Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin.

“Bringing our rig and engaging with our customers at races is important toNGK sponsored racer, #65 Jordan Goldesberry competing at World of Outlaws us. Extending this presence to World of Outlaws is invaluable,” added Orlando.

Also new this year, is that the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship Series will have an expanded presence for viewers and fans on the CBS Sports Network. The 2018 schedule features races in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Ohio, with the finals being held in Orange, Texas on September 16th.

For air times and more information about the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Series, please visit For more information about NGK sponsored events, 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 provides 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.

For more information about NGK Spark Plugs, (U.S.A), Inc., please visit our website

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"We improve life through the environmentally responsible manufacture and precise application of advanced ceramic technologies for all of North America.  Focused on innovation and teamwork, we contribute to local and global economic growth by matching our products to our customers' visions each day, exceeding their expectations in quality, value, service and performance."

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