In the Bassmaster Elite Series, the final two events of the regular season have new names: the Skeeter Boats Diamond Drive and Yamaha Dixie Duel.
The Skeeter Boats Diamond Drive is set for the Arkansas River out of Little Rock, Ark., June 9-12. As the seventh of eight tournaments that award points to Elite Series pros, the tournament will be pivotal. Points count toward the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year crown, coveted postseason entries and berths in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
Yamaha gained title sponsorship to the 2011 season finale. The Yamaha Dixie Duel, hosted by Decatur, Ala., will be played on Wheeler Lake for four days beginning June 16. At tournament’s end on June 19, the 2011 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year will be crowned, and postseason and Classic berths will be announced.
Skeeter Boats and Yamaha also are official Premier sponsors of the Bassmaster Classic, the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens and Federation Nation events presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats.