Great Lakes Angler Blog

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/.


  Read Full Story



Recent Posts



Tags

Accon Marine B.A.S.S. NMEA Whistler Spoon Chronglobal Deep Sea Diver RedHead Pop-Up LED Bowlights Cabela's Louie Stout Global Spectrum Tournaments One-Handle-Does-It-All System tackle storage Plano Synergy SOG Clay Dyer Streams Bethel University GPS for Lightning Connector Green Bay, Wisconsin Smart Guide Publications HELLA Mazurek Bait Holder Brown trout Lakemaster Mag Light Safety Olcott, NY Ranger Boats Church Tackle Matt Serbenski Headgear ABT X-2 Countdown Moisture Muncher Airmar Tackle Bag Onyx USSA TRAC Soul5 Tackle Labs Wisconsin Traditions Innovative Outdoors KVD Speedbag Indiana DNR Rescue National Guard VMC BoatUS Sheldon's FLW Fishouflage Wind Power Jack Links Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Electronics Beckson Marine Deck Plate ONIX Line Recycle Bin ATV Humminbird Bait head Niagara Falls Frabill Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch WileyX Frigibar weather jeffstackleshop.com New Lures Macho Minnow Marcum Ice Fishing binoculars Angler LCWCC Shoremaster Grab Rail Fiberglass boat AmVets Army Corp of Engineers Catch & Cook JBL Wildlife Forever Gene Larew U.S.S.A. Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Launch ramp Extended Warranty Rushton Gregory RAT FINKEE Ryan Wilson Nautical Faria OHIO spreader light Simrad Gary Dollahon Boat maintenance Lake Superior Tommy Skarlis Marine Radio Shock Wave Mark Chmura Swedish FireKnife Lights Lowrance Matt Straw Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Orca Fin System Wedding Ring Michigan City, Indiana Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Crankbait Net F-Series Storm Gear Side Thruster Wounded Warriors Gary Giudice Bristol Bay Salmon Honda InvisaSnap Trout Unlimited Chaco BASSMASTER CLASSIC Plano Corey Schmidt Aqualuma Yamaha Fish Hawk XD4 Evolve METS Lip-Stix Flat Slider 75 Scott Glorvigen Mike Seymour PLB CLASSIC Ranger Mack's Lure Knives boat rental Custom Jigs & Spins Tools Earth Day Oculus EZ Dock cruzin Masters Walleye Circuit inReach Legend Extreme Seakeeper gyro GPS Speedometer River Fishing Lake Michigan CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Reef Runner Dollohan Ned Rig Berkley Gravity Fishing Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Tides Buff Lake trout Dave Mull Blog DSC Lake Assault Monel Metal 360 eZSplice redfish Mystery Tackle Box Boats Thermacell Aquatic AV Boat lifts Contaminants The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Brian Brosdahl Aqua Vu Patrick Hurst IGFA Okuma Lake of the Woods Bheestie Bag Slender Spoon Sunglasses Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Sunstream Boat Lifts blue marlin Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case iPilot Power Davis Instruments Salmon Marine NewsWire Boating safety Homeport Marine Marketing Titan Chain Evinrude Bug bite relief Bass Apps Lund Ditty bag Fishing Clubs Mark Zona theft Magnum Flow-Troll Barry Brown Marine Weather Buoy splice Kurt Mazurek Trade Shows Yamaha ATV Invasive species LineSnubber Andrew Dordek Gull Lake Marine Tim Popfinger Reese Quantum Boga Serious Shine Big Bear Products Alaskan jigs MATE USA Ditch Shoes Foul weather gear Cannon Blue Collar Outdoors Turning Point Props Michigan DNR Rovermax LR 100 fitness Bass lure Walleye tournament South Haven, Michigan Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Aqua-Vu Lake Erie Footwear Extreme Baitcast Reel Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Goby Uncle Norm's JVD Size limits tree stand injury Port of Indiana Technology Traxstech Multi-species Fort Wayne, Indiana Rough Weather Bad Elf Skamania Mania Ascend WFN Whale Accessories Skarlis Boat US Storage CMP Global Jonathon VanDam Radio Personal Flotation Device Larson Electronics Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Line Gill NA Lures Steve Wood Insurance BoatUS Angler Blue Heron Communications USO Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Boat names USCG Pharmaceuticals Fish America Foundation Promise Keeper University of Buffalo Tight Lines Jewelry mudsnail Cliff Pace Fiberglass tiller Princecraft Torpedo Divers Z-Man Multitools Green Bay Kill switch Rapala Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Ravenswood Media Forage Minnow Soft Jigwobbler Mercury Marine Conservation bimini top Coleman Shurhold spinning rod marlin Betsy Records Ryan Kleckner Triton Boats Brandon Newby La Mar Practical Sailor Todd Sokolow Ranger VS1780 Stabenow Silver Horde Scott Martin Brite Wash Hobie Pro Angler Northland Alabama Rig Mary Snyder Hunting Costa spoon Dunkirk, NY Endura iPad Alaska LOTSA SeaEra QC Sharpeners Air show trailer tongue Milennia MIL-iDock Dan Egan iPilot Link WeatherStation Costa Del Mar Manistee Chicago barrier Future Fisherman Foundation Martin-Flory Contest Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Mosquito repellent Ultimate Flannel Shirts DuraSafe USCGA Shipping Lock New York Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo Asian carp Slide Moor NAIFC Championship Delorme Minnesota Mr. Twister Rippin' Lips Chatterbait AKOYA Kayaks Swanson-Russell EZ BoatPort YUMphibian Team Aqua-Vu DuraSafe Electronics Lock Minn Kota Glacier Glove Coast Guard Kevin VanDam Side Imaging exotic invader Bristol Bay sunglass YUM Dinger Optima Great Lakes Troller 1675 Pro Guide Games BASSMASTER Lake Huron Hamlin Muscle Squared 65 STRATTEC Scholarship Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing 580P lenses iPhone Andrew Semprevivo Volvo Penta Boat Covers Spreads ShowSpan Catfish Owners tournament Grady-White High school bass fishing Boating Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Kayak Ice Features Tyee LineGrabber Angler 175T Wild River series Walleye Sportsman's rights PRADCO Swim bait Grunden's Lighting Holland Marsh Madness Glorvigen great lakes Wake Fishing TRAC Ecological thieves Full Throttle Aluminum Deep V Series On board Bob Schmidt Spencer Yachts Michigan Tournament SeaLife Cameras Bibs Dollahon Free Fishing Weekend KVD ODNR Rods News/Social Costa Sunglasses The Harry Lure BOLT Padlock Rig'N Tails Jerky Normark Bass Pro South Haven hardbaits Mustad Radial Tracker Marine Gear Legend Gold Interlux Tom Neustrom Soo Locks Lake Ontario Northwest Indiana Steelheaders www.bigweeniebrand.com Acme Venice, Louisiana MULL BLOG McMurdo Kindle book ASA Clam News Bro Brosdahl Brad's Keep Kool Ultracoat Safe boating Marine Speakers Jeff's Tackle Shop Jeff Wenzel Dogs thieves trailer tongue Beckson Marine ChartSelect Black Velvet Hobie Synergy Outdoors ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Jeff Gustafson Traditions Media Sphaera St. Croix Rods Muskie Lure Odd'ball Fin Spin Speakers Batteries John E. Phillips Autotether KVD Speedbag Wormfile EVOLVE FISHING CO Water Buddies Coleman cooler Prosepec Electronics Bass Pro Shops Fuel EZ Splice Fasteners Whale Pumps Lund Boats Rippin Lips FRIDAY FUNNIES Insect repellent Conservation Marathon YUM Pro Polish Video New Zealand Personal Flotation Devices Kevin Van Dam dock lines Rugged Shark Marine General Tip-Up Walleyes Dave Mull St. Croix Snow-Shoe Tip-Up radar exotic species Knife sharpening Gunnison, CO Chargers Balog Bait Rigs Marine Lighting Bug repellent Oshkosh Swim Whizz Ethanol Lead Black Earth Creek Shelter Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Oakley Sunglasses award Husky Jerk MWC LakeMaster Western States Version Izaak Walton League Youth Sport Shows Raritan treestand injury Rain suit PulseTech Deck Plate clubs MUSHING Hevi-Beads toilet Rubrail Bass fishing Dave Genz Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Mack's Lures PFDs Beckson Vick Rain gear Home Port Marine Marketing yachtpaint.com Topwater Plano Tackle Boxes Sun protection Downriggers Audio Camera mount ABT Iaconelli Strike King Navigation

Archive