RFA & NCGA Co-Title Sponsorship of 2019 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail Begins This Week

(Posted Mon. Jan 28th, 2019)

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The 2019 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail begins later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) signed on as co-title sponsors for the third consecutive year. The first of 16 tournaments begins Friday, Feb. 1 in Deland, Fla., between Daytona and Orlando, at St. Johns River.   “Crappie Masters is pleased to again have the Renewable Fuels Association as a 2019 co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail,” said Crappie Masters President Mike Vallentine. “We have done significant education outreach to the boating community on the benefits of 10 percent ethanol blends (E10), and have helped push back on misinformation on higher blends like E15. Every Crappie Masters tournament winning team for the past four years has safely used E10 fuel with no reported engine issues. We plan to continue to help dispel the myths propagated by ethanol’s opponents, and support homegrown,...

Crappie Masters National Championship Winners: 'Never Hesitate' When Filling Up with Ethanol

(Posted Tue. Oct 2nd, 2018)

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The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week with the National Championship at Truman Lake in Clinton, Mo. Two, 21-year-old Missouri natives were the winners of the final tournament, which was held Sept. 26 – 29.   For the second consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) sponsored the national fishing tournament, which highlights the use of 10 percent ethanol (E10) in our nation’s waterways. Regular gasoline, which is blended with E10, produces less greenhouse gas emissions, keeps the air, and water cleaner.   The team, Matthew Rogers and Baylor Mead, won the 2018 championship with 21.19 pounds using E10 in their boat.   “We never hesitate when filling up our boat with E10,” Rogers said. “There are many benefits of using ethanol. We want to keep our waterways clean and the fish population healthy.”   “Our boat runs great on E10,” said Mead. “I am very pleased with the performance and mileage we...