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NGKF1 Roar into 2018

Chris Davies on 10th February 2018

The NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship roars into 2018 by solidifying a two-year commitment from title sponsor, NGK Spark Plugs, NGK’s commitment comes after witnessing the outstanding racing and successful season during the series inaugural year in 2017.

Along with the renewal of the title sponsorship, six action-packed weekends of racing and a significantly expanded reach in both television and live streaming, the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship is starting 2018 with a bang.

Mike Schwab, Sr. Vice President of Aftermarket NGK Spark Plugs said

We are excited to commit to sponsoring this racing series that highlights some of the most competitive drivers racing under the NGK banner. NGK is committed to continuing with the F1 Powerboat Championship racing series and we are really excited for the great season ahead.

Tim Seebold, NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship Series Manager said

Race teams and sponsors are extremely excited about 2018 and the broad exposure this new contract will provide for their racing programs. We are extremely excited to announce that our partnership with Greenlight TV and CBS Sports Network will run concurrent with our NGK contract for the next two years with an optional third year.

The Series is always thrilled to return to the shores belonging to our most loyal race fans, who await the excitement they know they’ll experience from our highly competitive, adrenaline-charged racing.

Adding live streaming to the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship Series will capture countless new fans who will now be able to follow the series events live action, even though the locations may be far from their homes.

Seebold added

We are doubling our television footprint with additional cameras and expanding the series to six episodes. Each of our six race rounds will be featured on their own half-hour show, highlighting the weekend’s intense F1 action. Additionally, we will be bringing the adrenaline-filled F1 excitement to our fans via live-streaming, through our partner Greenlight.

2018 Schedule.


May 4-6               Port Neches, TX.              F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro                         confirmed

June 1-3              Gulfport, FL.                   F1, F-Light, Tri Hull                                           confirmed

June 15-17          Nashville, TN.                   F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro                         confirmed

Aug. 3-5               Pittsburgh, Pa                   F1, F-Light                                                   confirmed

Aug. 10-12          Springfield, OH.               F1, F-Light                                                     confirmed

Sept. 14-16         Orange, TX.                       F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro                          confirmed

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