In the debut weekend of its re-entry into National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) racing, Denso lent a competitive edge to Greg Anderson, Dan Fletcher and Steve Williams, each winning his class at the 56th annual Circle K Winternationals over Presidents’ Day weekend.
Equipped with Denso spark plugs, four-time world champion Greg Anderson ran a 6.617 second ET with a 207.85 mph top speed to take the win in Pro Stock. In the final round, Anderson edged out his Summit Racing teammate, Jason Line, also running Denso spark plugs. Anderson’s win was of special note since it marked the first Pro Stock drag race in the new electronic fuel injection (EFI) era.
Also at Pomona, Dan Fletcher took home his 95th career win with a 10.474 second 128.36 mph run in Stock Eliminator. In Super Comp, Steve Williams’ dragster won class honors running 8.895 seconds at 186.25 mph. The engines in both of these class winners were sparked by Denso plugs.