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Chicago Angler Wins Tracker Marine Grand Prize

Friday, October 18, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, MO – When Steven Reay, an angler from Chicago, opened up the first envelope announcing he had won a 2013 NITRO Z-7 boat with 150hp OptiMax motor and trailer, he was skeptical. However, he sent in the requested information, and when he received a letter confirming he was being awarded the grand prize, he went from disbelief to delight. Reay’s lucky day was the result of a random drawing as part of the Tracker Marine Group’s NITRO “Ride With The Pro” Sweepstakes.














Kevin VanDam, the all-time money winner on the Bassmaster Tournament trail (left), poses with Steven Reay, a Chicago angler, who won a 2013 NITRO Z-7 boat with 150-hp OptiMax motor. This grand prize package was the result of a random drawing as part of the Tracker Marine Group’s NITRO “Ride With The Pro” Sweepstakes.

“I submitted a photo to the Facebook page back in February and then forgot about it. So, when I got the confirmation letter, I was totally amazed, just blown away,” Reay said. “It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever won.”

In addition to the NITRO Z-7 boat, OptiMax motor and trailer package, Reay also received a grand prize package, retailing at more than $30,000, which included:

• KVD Signature Series HYDROWAVE
• KVD Strike King Lure Kit
• MOTORGUIDE Tour Edition trolling motor
• Humminbird Model 597 GPS Fish Finder
• Pair of Oakley KVD Signature Series eyewear
• QUANTUM rod/reel combo
• $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card

In addition, Reay was invited to Missouri so he could receive his prize at Bass Pro Shops’ flagship superstore in Springfield. During a visit to Table Rock Lake, just south of Springfield, Reay also got to meet Kevin VanDam, the all-time money winner on the Bassmaster Tournament trail.

“It was awesome to meet KVD, it was one of the best parts of the trip,” Reay said. “He even signed my new boat.”

Reay said he plans to do even more fishing now and is excited to take his grandson.

NITRO Boats hosted the Ride With The Pro contest on its Facebook page from Feb. 22, 2013, to Aug. 26, 2013. To enter, participants were required to ‘like’ the NITRO Facebook page and complete and submit requested information via an online entry form. Participants were invited to submit a photo of themselves and complete a simple online entry form. All photos submitted as part of the contest may be included in a photo mosaic that will appear on Kevin VanDam’s tournament boat wrap at a future BassMaster Elite Series event. In addition, the boat wrap will be unveiled on the following Facebook pages:

More than 8,500 people entered the Ride With The Pro sweepstakes. Participants were encouraged to enter each month for an increased chance to win the grand prize, as well as having a chance to win monthly prizes including:

• Two KVD Signature Series HYDROWAVE fish finders equipped with special features just like Kevin VanDam’s
• Two Bass Pro Shops Gift Cards
• MOTORGUIDE Freshwater Edition trolling motor
• Three pairs of polarized Oakley KVD Flak Jacket eyewear
• Humminbird 597 GPS fish finder system, equipped with features such as a color LED display and dual beam PLUS SONAR
• Set of QUANTUM Bass Pro baitcast reels with medium-heavy KVD casting and cranking rods
• Plano Tackle bag and Strike King Lure Kevin VanDam Kit

For more information on this event and other Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Marine Group events, please visit http://www.basspro.com/ or http://www.trackermarine.com/.


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