Kalitta Motorsports announces partnership with NGK Spark Plugs

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kalitta Motorsports announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with NGK Spark Plugs. The announcement was made on Tuesday at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This new deal will partner the world’s leading spark plug company with a legendary drag racing team. The partnership will begin with the 2020 NHRA season.

NGK Vice President of Aftermarket Brian Norko, Kalitta Motorsports GM Chad Head, and team Doug Kalitta, J.R. Todd, Shawn Langdon at NGK Spark Plugs,,Kalitta Motorsports sponsorship announcement during SEMA
Brian Norko, Doug Kalitta, J.R. Todd, Shawn Langdon and Chad Head at NGK, Kalitta Motorsports sponsorship announcement during SEMA (Photo by Kalitta Motorsports)

Every one of the Kalitta Motorsports teams will use NGK Spark Plugs next season.

“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.”

This partnership, according to the press release, was more than one year in the making. The two companies worked together to maximize the Kalitta Motorsports teams performance on the track.

NGK Spark Plugs has more than 80-years in the business.

“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 success.”

The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season begins on February 6-9. The 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals will kick off the season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, California.

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