LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nearly half the victors competing in all classes raced across the finish line on DENSO sparks plugs at the recent NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. The April 22-24 event drew a capacity crowd to the zMAX Dragway for the fifth weekend of adrenaline-pumping action in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
DENSO spark plugs continued to work their magic for Jason Line, who blazed to glory in 6.565 seconds at 211.33 mph to win the Pro Stock final and maintain his No. 1 ranking with 583 points. The finish marks his third weekend win of the 2016 season and 40th career win overall.
Other winners powered by DENSO spark plugs were Jim Perry with a 9.907-second finish at 169.25 mph in the Super Gas; Bryan Worner with a 10.223-second finish at 127.93 mph in the Super Stock; David Rampy with a 7.283-second finish at 159.29 mph in the Competition Eliminator; and Andrew Hines with a 6.844-second finish at 195.42 mph in the Pro Stock Motorcycle.
“Skill, power and innovation … the track is where it all comes together and winners are decided in the blink of an eye,” said Fran Labun, vice president of sales for DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. “DENSO is proud to be part of this winning combination for a growing number of drivers, at the races throughout this year’s NHRA Mello Yello series and wherever the rubber meets the road.”
The weekend in Charlotte followed the 17th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, held April 1-3 in Las Vegas, where DENSO served as the title sponsor. DENSO is a supporting sponsor of the entire 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Series of 24 weekend races across the country from February to November.
To celebrate the season, DENSO invites fans to enter the DENSO2Win NHRA Sweepstakes for the chance to win an exclusive trip for two to the NHRA Finals, Nov. 10-13, Pomona, Calif. The prize includes round-trip airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S., a three-day, four-night hotel stay, tickets to the 2016 NHRA Finals, and VIP access to the NHRA drivers.
At every race, fans are invited to visit the DENSO display on the midway to learn more about and purchase DENSO’s premium Iridium TT, Iridium Power and Iridium Racing spark plugs. DENSO is also posting its own race and product updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube throughout the series.
For nearly half a century, DENSO, a leading global automotive supplier, has sponsored world-class motor sports, including NHRA, NASCAR, Formula One, World Rally Championship and Super GT races. DENSO spark plugs, alternators, radiators andengine management systems are among the precision original equipment and replacement auto parts widely used by professional racing teams on every circuit around the globe.
More information on DENSO spark plugs, as well as DENSO’s comprehensive lines of auto parts, is available at retail stores, wholesale distributors and www.densoautoparts.com. The DENSO website is also designed for easy mobile access by smartphone and tablet.