10 Mar 2016 0 dcadmin1

Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced today its role as presenting sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at St. John’s River in Palatka, Fla. on March 16.


“Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels is synonymous with sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S. “We’re proud to have the company as the presenting sponsor for this first event, as well as a supporting sponsor.”

“As the original adventure tire brand, Dick Cepek is proud to expand its relationship with B.A.S.S. as the presenting sponsor of the Elite Series tournament at St. Johns River,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek. “This is one of the most incredible stops on the tournament trail, and it’s great for us to have a special role in supporting the event and the anglers.” 


This will be the fourth time that the Elite Series has visited the St. Johns River, a favorite among the pros for its big-fish potential. The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens or the B.A.S.S. Nation, and current Elite Series anglers must re-qualify each year. The pro anglers compete all season to earn Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points for the chance to earn the Angler of the Year award, and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic. Only 111 anglers will compete in the 2016 season consisting of nine tournaments plus a Classic Bracket event.


Dick Cepek-sponsored Elite Anglers for the season include Clifford Pirch

David Walker, J. Todd Tucker and Justin Lucas.


Along with displaying its products and providing promotional material at B.A.S.S. events, the company will offer the Dick Cepek Rolling Forward Award to Elite Series anglers, and will award $1,000 to the angler who makes the largest gain in Angler of the Year standings from tournament to tournament. For more information on the Elite tournament schedule, visit


About Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels

Known as the company that developed the “original adventure tire”, the Dick Cepek brand has always taken great pride in providing quality tire and wheel products for truck, SUV and 4×4 owners. From its humble beginnings in 1958, to its high-tech tire manufacturing facilities around the country today, Dick Cepek’s legacy lives on in the quality products that bear his name. For more information, visit

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About B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website, television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing. The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, B.A.S.S. Nation, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Costa Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro. For more information, visit Media Contact: Helen White, 205-313-0944, or Dave Precht, 205-313-0931,

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