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NGK Spark Plugs to sponsor F1 Powerboat Championship

Chris Davies on 10th February 2017

NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. has announced the launch and primary sponsorship of the newly announced NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship. This six race partnership series is based on the past success and core foundation of the partnership of NGK Spark Plugs and Team Seebold Sports. Through this partnership, a new series was born and is the first primary series sponsorship for NGK Spark Plugs in the sport of Formula 1 Powerboat Racing. This series runs from April through to September and will include F1, F-Lights, Tri-Hull, and J Hydro powerboats.


April 29-30          Gulfport, FL        confirmed

May 6-7               Port Neches, TX confirmed

June 16-18          Nashville, TN      confirmed

July 14-16            Trenton, MI        confirmed

Aug. 26-27         Springfield, OH confirmed

Sept. 16-17         Orange, TX          confirmed

NGK Spark Plugs Inc., Vice President of Marketing, David Boer said

We’re excited to be involved as the primary sponsor of the NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship alongside Team Seebold Sports.  This partnership offers an opportunity for both brands to further engage with an audience who are interested in not only in Formula One boat racing, but also the highest-quality spark plug and oxygen sensor technology on the market – NGK and NTK products.

Our mission has always been to improve life through the environmentally responsible manufacture and precise application of advanced ceramic technologies for all 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.

Tim Seebold of Seebold Sports said

Team Seebold Sports uses the highest-quality products and NGK certainly knows what they are doing when they make the best plugs money can buy. Through this new series, the two brands coming together and connecting with fans that enjoy the same passion.

We’re excited to announce that three thirty-minute shows covering the series will be broadcast in national primetime slots and then available On Demand via the leading automotive content portal:

Highlights from every round will also be featured in the weekly show Planet Speed offering potential coverage of the series to more than seven hundred million homes worldwide.

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