Purolator, a primary brand of ArvinMeritor, Inc., awarded a custom 21-foot Triton boat and 2005 Toyota Tundra double cab 4×4 tow vehicle, used on the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Tournament trail, to a lucky contest winner at his home near Chicago, IL, on Oct. 7. Purolator is a premier sponsor of BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing.
The boat and truck were the grand prizes in a national sweepstakes and were awarded to the lucky winner, Chris Reining of West Dundee, IL. The Triton boat and Toyota truck are valued at $59,000 and are being delivered to the winner’s home.
"We’ve been extremely proud to be a premier sponsor of the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament trail this year, at which we have met so many of our loyal customers," said Dan Daniel, ArvinMeritor’s senior vice president and president of its Light Vehicle Aftermarket organization. "This tournament sponsorship has been a venue that has allowed us to reach out and strengthen our relationship, while having some good times and enjoying some competitive bass fishing, a growing sport here in the United States."
The company announced the contest in June (June 28 – Aug. 8) for the boat and truck and had tremendous participation from sportsmen following the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament trail. The boat and truck are being awarded this year in addition to Purolator’s Big Bass Fan Award, which was presented at the CITGO Bassmaster Classic in Pittsburgh, PA. to a lucky fan on the final day of competition. The winner, Nicole Mullins, from Bridgeport, WV, was awarded $5,000 from Purolator.