2019 NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship Race #2 in Port Neches, Texas

The NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship will be roaring into Southeast Texas May 3-5, 2019 for the thrill-inducing "Thunder on the Neches" powerboat races as the highlight of the five-day Port Neches "RiverFest".

2018 NGK F1PC Port Neches Winners

The grand celebration, held at Port Neches City Park, will feature something for every member of the family, including action-packed boat racing, live music, food, games, playground, shopping, a car and motorcycle show, and a spectacular fireworks display. Five days of fun will start on Wednesday, May 1 and run through Sunday, May 5, with “front and center” race track seating so fans will have the best views of the whole race course. Boat racing finals will be held on Sunday when the public can enter for free.

Fans will be entertained by all four of the super competitive classes within the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat series; the junior racers of J-Hydro, Tri-Hull, Formula Light and the blistering-fast Formula 1.

The 2018 NGK F1 tour saw a bonanza of new racer sign-ups, creating the largest fields of race boats in over 20 years. The 2019 season will have even larger boat counts, as nine new rookie drivers have recently joined the series.

The winner of last year’s “Thunder on the Neches” Formula 1 class, Tracy Hawkins #2 of Willis, TX, will return to defend his title in a brand new tunnel boat that he designed and built himself. Jeremiah Mayo #8, of Richmond, TX, made history in 2018 by taking the victory in both the Formula Light and Tri-Hull at Port Neches. This year, Mayo has opted for more speed, and will return to show off his skills behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race craft.

Follow the NGK F1 Powerboat series all season long.

2019 The NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship Schedule:

May 3-5: Port Neches, TX - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro http://pnriverfest.com
Jun 28-29: Toledo, OH - F1 https://www.facebook.com/events/1210955359029299
Jul 12-14: Bay City, MI - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro www.rockintheriver.com
Aug 2-4: Pittsburgh, PA - F1, F-Light http://yougottaregatta.org
Aug 9-11: Springfield, OH - F1, F-Light, J-Hydro http://www.springfieldf1grandprix.com
Aug 31-Sep 1: Windsor, CO - F1, F-Light, Tri Hull, J-Hydro www.roaroftherockies.com

2019 marks the third year of NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship’s highly acclaimed powerboat racing competition. The drivers and teams are eager to return to Port Neches to entertain their fans.

Greenlight TV will film the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship racing action all season long, producing a 30-minute show of each event to air on CBS Sports Network. “Thunder on the Neches” will air on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm ET. Fans can also watch the shows on Motor Trend On Demand for a minimal fee. To view the shows on-demand, visit https://www.motortrendondemand.com/show/us-f1-powerboats-championship-/73231972.

Live-Streamed racing action will again be produced by Greenlight TV to air “Live” during the race weekend on the NGK F1PC Series and NGK’s facebook pages. Visit the NGK F1 Powerboat Championship Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NGKF1PowerboatChampionship. Find additional information on the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship on the website, www.ngkf1.com.

The NGK Spark Plugs Formula 1 Powerboat Championship is grateful to have the strong support and commitment from their long-time title sponsor, the prestigious NGK Spark Plugs. Since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs has been the world leader in technology, innovation, and world-class quality in the design of spark plugs and oxygen sensors. Today, NGK manufactures NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensors for virtually every automotive manufacturer in the world.

NGK Spark Plugs has built a reputation for quality and reliability, and a commitment to excellence continues to be the driving force behind the company’s advanced research and development programs. In North America, NGK is headquartered in Wixom, MI and maintains manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities in Irvine, CA, Sissonville, WV, and Chicago, IL.

For more information about NGK Spark Plugs, (U.S.A.), Inc., please visit our website www.ngksparkplugs.com

Get more information on the exciting NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship by visiting www.ngkf1.com, or follow NGK F1 Powerboat Championship on Facebook.

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The NGK Spark Plugs Formula One Powerboat Championship is a 6-race 4- class Powerboat racing series contested across North America from May through September. Established in 2017,

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