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Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels Announces Title Sponsorship Of The Bassmaster Elite Series Season Opener

(Feb. 14, 2014 - STOW, OH)

A leader in truck and off-road tire and wheel products since 1963, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced today a title sponsorship of the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series season opener. The series begins March 13-16 at the 37,500-acre Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga.

"Dick Cepek was a true outdoorsman," said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels. "He was an adventurer, and he developed tire and wheel products that could conquer any terrain he and his friends encountered. The Bassmaster Elite Series shares that same spirit, and we're looking forward to being a part of it."?

The Bassmaster Elite Series includes eight regular season events, and a newly formed Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship competition, and with this year's expanded field of 108 of the best anglers in the world, it proves to be an exciting season. Attendance continues to grow with a noteworthy 25% increase in 2013 alone. At stake is a $100,000 first place prize at each event, and qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic World Championship on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C. In addition, pros will also earn points in the race for the coveted 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.

"We welcome Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels as title sponsor as we roll out our ninth consecutive Elite Series season," said Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S. "We're proud to introduce the Dick Cepek brand to this great series and to our B.A.S.S. members."

The title sponsorship agreement also gives Dick Cepek a presence at the fourth event of the Elite season May 1-4 at Toledo Bend Reservoir in Many, La., where the company will exhibit at the Bassmaster Elite Series Expo. For more information, visit

About Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels
Founded in 1963 by off-road enthusiast Dick Cepek, the Dick Cepek brand has always taken great pride in providing quality on and off-road products for truck, SUV and 4x4 owners. From its humble beginnings to its high-tech tire manufacturing facilities around the country today, the Dick Cepek legend lives on in the quality products that bear his name. For more information, visit the dickcepekwebsite.

About B.A.S.S.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing for more than 45 years. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles. The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications, Bassmaster?Magazine and?B.A.S.S. Times, comprehensive Bassmaster website, and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster?provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle. The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series,?B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic. B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.