OSAGE BEACH, MO - 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 showcases 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, says “race teams and sponsors are very 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.”
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. Series Manager, 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.
- May 4-6 Port Neches, TX - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro - pnriverfest.com
- June 1-3 Gulfport, FL - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull - gulfportgrandprix.com
- June 15-17 Nashville, TN - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro - thunderonthecumberland.com
- Aug. 3-5 Pittsburgh, PA - F1, F-Light - yougottaregatta.org
- Aug. 10-12 Springfield, OH - F1, F-Light - springfieldf1grandprix.com
- Sept. 14-16 Orange, TX - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro - orangetexas.org
As the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship looks ahead to the fast approaching 2018 season, the drivers and teams are growing restless to hit the water for another fantastic season of high-energy competition. According to Series Manager, Tim Seebold, "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."