YPSILANTI, Mich. --
Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 12:52 PM
NGK Joins Kalitta Motorsports as Official Spark Plug
Courtesy of NHRA Communications
Elon Werner, Tony Fay Public Relations
Brian Norko, Doug Kalitta, J.R. Todd, Shawn Langdon and Chad
at NGK Kalitta Motorsports sponsorship announcement during SEMA
Kalitta Motorsports, the seven-time NHRA world championship winning team, and NGK Spark Plugs
announced an exclusive multi-year partnership today at SEMA that pairs the world's leading spark
plug brand to one of the most legendary teams in motorsports. The marketing partnership, which will
officially begin in 2020, will see every race car in the Kalitta Motorsports stable use NGK Spark
Plugs in all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
"We are thrilled to announce this partnership with NGK Spark Plugs," said Chad Head, Kalitta
Motorsports General Manager. "The Kalitta team, led by Connie Kalitta, has been one of the most
innovative and creative motorsports organizations for 60 years. We feel the partnership with NGK
Spark Plugs will continue this tradition of performance excellence and championship results."
With over 80 years of automotive expertise, NGK Spark Plugs has been driven by extreme dedication
to performance and quality. From OEM to aftermarket, their team pushes the boundaries of innovation
to bring the latest technologies to market under the NGK and NTK brands.
Over one year in the making; product, engineering and testing teams from NGK Spark Plugs and
Kalitta Motorsports have worked together to develop designs to maximize the performance and
durability of a spark plug that can withstand the conditions of a nitro-fueled engine.
"This partnership represents the teaming of two iconic brands in the world of high-performance drag
racing," stated Mark Boyle - NGK General Manager, Product. "Our expertise in design, material
engineering and proprietary ceramic technology have all been integrated to deliver a racing plug to
match the championship caliber of the Kalitta Motorsports team. We look forward to sharing mutual
The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will begin with the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA
Winternationals, February 6-9, and will be broadcast on FS1.
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