Sponsors provide critical support for FPT Classic Qualifiers

KELSEYVILLE, Ca - While earning a Future Pro Tour Classic championship title is a task that must be done solely on the tenacity of team effort, it is always a great comfort for anglers to know that peripheral support – for unseen circumstances, is just a “stone’s throw” away.

To this end, several Future Pro Tour sponsors are pleased to announce their concerted plans to provide critical support services to the sixty-six qualifying teams participating in this weekend's Future Pro Tour championship to be held at Clear Lake.

Presenting Future Pro Tour sponsor West Marine Products, the nation's leading supplier of quality boating supplies, will dispatch FLW/National Guard pro Charley Almassey to provide on-the-water "Angler Support Services" for those that may need a hand with minor repairs, or have need of towing services. This is certainly not a first, as West Marine has graciously provided this service for Future Pro Tour anglers in regular season events for the past three years, and many anglers take solace in the fact that West Marine's logo-wrapped Ranger Z520, will be just an emergency phone call away.

Additional support will be provided by three of west's premier Ranger dealerships:

Capitol City Marine/Citrus Heights - who will provide their pro-staff members Chris Raza and Dean McDaniel, both top FLW/National Guard touring pros, to act as official weigh masters for the event. Mike Van Wagner, co-owner of Capitol City Marine, will also be on hand - the entire weekend, to offer assistance to those qualifiers that may experience equipment problems during the event.

Marine Unlimited/Santa Rosa - will be on hand with pro-staffer Roger Saraiba, to provide assistance to anglers and help ensure a smooth check-in/weigh-in process.

C&C Marine/Modesto - Pro-staffer Jeff Huth will complete the triage of angler support services, handing registration duties, and making available to any that desire, demo rides in the new Ranger Z520 - the flagship rig in Ranger's premium line of boats.

So there it is Classic qualifiers....you go out and concentrate on bringing your best ten fish to the scales, and let us worry about the small stuff.. as one thing is for sure…these sponsors have got your back!

See you at the Classic!

Vince Harris
President/Director, Future Pro Tour Tournament Trails