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    Evinrude TESTRIDE 2012 Dates and Locations

    Ten unique locations have been locked in for the Evinrude-powered Ranger Boats TESTRIDE program for 2012. The first event is May 5th on Lake Minnetonka at Lord Fletcher’s in conjunction with the MN Bound Crappie Contest. TESTRIDE is a free event, open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the Evinrude logo’d registration tent upon arrival near the docks. A professional angler will take participants out for a ride on Lake Minnetonka, giving potential customers a chance to see for themselves all the benefits of an Evinrude-powered Ranger Boat.

    “We love showcasing both the bass boats as well as the multi-species big water boats from Ranger,” shared George Liddle, Midwest Ranger Boats manufacturer’s rep and host of the event. “Boat shows are nice because you can compare different models side by side, but on the water is the ultimate test. A variety of Ranger Boats models will be available with various outboards from Evinrude.”

    Electronics from Humminbird and Minn Kota trolling motors as well as Dobyns rods and Rapala lures round out the product demonstrations available. An online partner for all your guide-recommended outdoor gear is participating this year—KrugerFarms.com. There’s something for everyone. Even prizes and goodies, like Rapala lures and TESTRIDE t-shirts.

    “TESTRIDE events provide Evinrude the opportunity to expose our engines to boating and fishing consumers,” shared Krista Heidgerken of Evinrude Outboards. “Customers can experience the power of an E-TEC and learn about reliability and superior design from the pro anglers that depend on them. In many cases that wins them over.”

    “TESTRIDES are a great opportunity for us to get to know even more anglers interested in our products and welcome them to the Ranger family,” added Bart Schad, Ranger Vice President of Marketing.  “We’re committed to consistently delivering the ultimate ownership experience and these events help us show the real differences that make up so much of our legendary ride, handling and fishability features.”

    Located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa and Georgia, a complete TESTRIDE schedule is below and attached in a jpg. Find an event near you.

    May 5

    Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota with MN Bound Crappie Tournament at Lord Fletcher’s

    June 1 & 2

    Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, Minnesota with MWC/NTC tournament at Izaty’s Resort

    June 9

    Bemidji, Minnesota with Krause-Anderson Classic at Paul Bunyan and Babe city park

    June 16

    At “Fishing Klinic for Kids” during Buffalo Days in Buffalo, Minnesota at Sturges Park

    June 30

    Missouri River in Bismarck, North Dakota at Moritz Sport & Marine

    July 14

    Hodag Days at Rhinelander, Wisconsin on Boom Lake at City Park

    July 28

    During Waterama at Water’s Edge Restaurant on Lake Minnewaska in Starbuck, Minnesota

    August 10 & 11

    Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia with Forrest L. Wood Cup

    August 18

    Blake’s Marine at Spirit Lake Casino on Devils Lake in North Dakota

    October 27 & 28

    Centennial Park in Davenport, Iowa with National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship on Mississippi River

    See www.liddlemarketingcompany.com for a complete details.

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