Toyota to host Bonus Bucks tournament

TORRANCE, Calif. — Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will host a no-entry-fee team event Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, on Lake Norman near Charlotte, N.C. The one-day tournament was created in an effort to show appreciation for the hundreds of bass anglers who have purchased a Toyota truck and registered for the Toyota Trucks Bonus Bucks program.

“The support we’ve received from anglers who have purchased our trucks has both humbled and excited us. This ‘no entry fee’ event is designed to offer our sincere appreciation for the hundreds of anglers that have supported our brand and signed up for Bonus Bucks. We’re hoping to see several of them at Lake Norman,” said Jim Baudino, Engagement Marketing Manager for Toyota.

All registered Bonus Bucks participants are invited, and only one of the team members must be registered in the Bonus Bucks program to be eligible to compete in the tournament which will be held at Queen’s Landing on fish-filled Lake Norman, N.C. Tournament officials from B.A.S.S. will be onsite to help orchestrate the tournament portion of the event.

The top 30 teams are guaranteed a paycheck. The first 100 teams to sign up for the tournament will receive a gift pack including a custom-made “Tundra Fishing Team” rod from Quantum, as well as a tackle pack, and clothing from Carhartt.

Participating anglers are required to pre-register by Saturday, October 6.  B.A.S.S. tournament staff will be onsite Saturday afternoon October 13 at Queen’s Landing for angler check-in, followed by a series of brief but intimate “Tundra tailgate seminars” conducted by Elite Series anglers Kevin VanDam, Terry Scroggins, Mike Iaconelli, Gerald Swindle, Britt Myers, Marty Robinson and Casey Ashley. The first 50 teams to sign up will enjoy a free dinner cruise with these Elite anglers Saturday evening; however, the Elite Series anglers will not be eligible to fish the tournament.

All participating teams will be treated to a complimentary barbecue at Queen’s Landing immediately following the weigh-in on Sunday. 

Participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible for this fellowship-filled, prize-rich event, as limited space is available. To register, please visit or call 918-742-6424.

Signing up for Bonus Bucks is simple. Own or lease a 2008 or newer Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser or Tacoma, register online at or by calling Kendell at 918-742-6424. Then be the highest finishing eligible participant in your FLW or B.A.S.S. affiliated tournament – and you win the Bonus Bucks. 

About Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. is the marketing, sales, distribution and customer service arm of Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Established in 1957, TMS markets products and services through a network of nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealers which sold more than 1.64 million vehicles in 2011. Toyota directly employs over 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion.

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