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Evinrude Renews Partnership With National Walleye Tour
Agreement includes contingency at all events
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (February 2, 216) – Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), makers of Evinrude E-TEC outboards, has re-joined the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour as an official sponsor for the 2016 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick off April 21 on Lake Erie.
The partnership will continue to feature a popular contingency program for NWT anglers running Evinrude E-TEC outboards. A winning Evinrude angler at any one of the three regular season events will receive an engine upgrade from the standard 150 hp option to a 250 hp model. In addition, second through 15th place receive a $1,000 cash bonus and 16th through 31st place receive a $500 payout. Co-anglers who finish on top of the leaderboard receive an extra $1,500, while second through 10th receive $500 and 11th through 31st receive $250.
“Evinrude has an exceptional product line and a rich history of supporting walleye anglers,” said Anthony Wright, tournament director. “They’ve been an integral part of NWT events from the beginning and we’re proud to partner with them again for 2016.”
BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft.
BRP’s Evinrude engine line-up from 3.5 to 300 horsepower offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. The Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard delivers unrivaled performance with best-in-class torque and fuel efficiency and lowest total emissions.
“NWT events provide a great platform to promote the best-in-class performance of Evinrude E-TEC outboards,” said Evinrude Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning Chris Berg. “The all-new Evinrude E-TEC G2 is the perfect choice for walleye anglers looking for the next generation of power, performance, reliability and value with up to 20 percent more torque, 15 percent better fuel efficiency and 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions than leading four-stroke competitors.”
The Cabela’s NWT will begin the 2016 season April 21 on Lake Erie and will include a total of three qualifying events, plus a year end championship. Official registration for all events is currently underway, both online and by phone. The NWT website offers numerous details on the circuit, including official rules, tournament structure, payout and incentives.
All NWT events will deliver 100 percent payback. A fully rigged Ranger Boat, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event - a minimum total value of $57,000. Multiple contingency programs are available for an even higher payout. Anglers that fish all three regular-season events, in addition to the top points leaders, will qualify for the three-day, entry-fee championship.
The Cabela’s National Walleye Tour also includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports Net North, Comcast Chicago and the World Fishing Network.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or visit the website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com.
2016 NWT scheduled events:
April 21-22 – Lake Erie (Sandusky, OH)
May 26-27 – Lake Winnebago (Osh Kosh, WI)
June 23-24 – Green Bay (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
Championship – August 3-5 – Lake Oahe (Mobridge, SD)
About Cabela’s National Walleye Tour
National Walleye Tour events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Lucas Oil, Evinrude, RAM, Mercury, Motor Guide, Jimmy John’s, Minn Kota, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Stratos Boats, Lowrance, Protect the Harvest, BoatU.S., General Tire, SuperClean, Raymarine, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group.