From North Prince George, Virginia, Powroznik started his career fishing in the Bass Fishing League and eventually moved his way up through the Bassmaster Elite Series, but before making it there, Powroznik competed in the Fishing League Worldwide, also known as the FLW. He spent 10 years as an FLW Tour Pro, had 8 cup appearances, 35 top 10 finishes, 2 tournament wins, and $918,853 in FLW career earnings. Since Powroznik made his way to the Elite series, hes earned $578,978 in Elite career earnings, 10 top 10 finishes, 4 1st place finishes and completed in 3 Bassmaster Classic events.
“Every day we fish out here on the Elites, we push our gear to the absolute maximum,” said Powroznik, a four-time B.A.S.S. event winner and third-year QCrew member. “Fuel economy, the performance of our motors, protection against wear-and-tear – every bit contributes to us doing our jobs, and I can’t imagine running a full, 11-event season without Quicksilver products in my boat and motor.”
From Benton, Arkansas, Blaylock is fishing his second year as a Bassmaster Elite. He competed in the Fishing League Worldwide since 2009, where he was the Youngest-ever winner of a FLW Tour event. Blaylock earned $897,455 in FLW career earnings, had 5 tournament wins, 32 top 10 finishes, and 11 cup appearances. Since Blaylock started fishing the Elite series, he has earned $123,684, fished a total of 30 tournaments, and has had 5 top 10 finishes.
“Your engine is one of the most important parts of your success on the water, and having reliable oil, parts and accessories is crucial to keeping your engine performing at its best,” said the Arkansas native.
27-year-old, Dustin Connell, from Clanton, Alabama, fished on the college team at the University of Alabama and competed in the 2012 Carhartt College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket against Jordan and Matt Lee. “After graduating college I started guiding on the Coosa River. I am now very blessed to be competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series and living my dream every tournament and every cast I make” said Connell. Dustin started his Elite career in 2017 and was named the Elite Series Champion his rookie year. Connell has earned $257,831 in career earnings, finished twice in the top 10 and is currently ranked 39th world wide.
“Quicksilver products give me the confidence I need in running my motor at its top performance,” Connell said. “They offer every product to keep my outboard running smooth and reliably.”
From Fairfield, California, Mark Daniels Jr (MDJ) started fishing as a child. On the weekends, MDJ would spend time on the shores of the Bay with his father fishing for Ocean perch. At the age of 12 Mark’s family relocated to Suisun City where he began to hone in on his passion for bass fishing. At the age of 14 Mark fished his first tournament with mentor and family friend Doug Rodgers. His passion grew for the sport as he has dedicated his life to becoming a professional angler. Since he has become a professional, MDJ has competed in the Fishing League Worldwide from 2013-’16 and has been competing as an Elite since ’17. Since he has been an Elite, he has had 2 top 10 finishes and has earned $159,454.
“Maintenance is one of the most important elements in professional bass fishing, and Quicksilver makes the best lubricants on the market,” Daniels said. “From my fishing reels to my truck and outboard engine, they have me covered.”
A former flat-track racer and West Coast Supermoto champ, Bobby Fong made an easy transition to road racing in 2006 when he won a pair of AFM championships. Fong has been a front-runner since he debuted as a pro in 2007. His breakthrough victory came at Virginia International Raceway in the Daytone SportBike class in 2010.
Fong started with the QCREW in 2016 when he raced for George Latus, Owner of Latus Motors Racing. Fong opened and closed the 2016 season with back to back first-place finished at Circuit of the Americas and at New Jersey Motorsports Park, ending the season with a grand total 34career national road-race podiums.
Fong continued to race for Latus and the QCREW in 2017 and captured 6 first place season finished and 11 total podiums including another back to back double win weekends at COTA and Virginia.
2018 was the start of something new for everyone. New relationships formed as George Latus wasn’t going to field a team for the 2018 season. Fong will be competing in the SuperBike class riding a Yamaha YZF-R1 for Hudson Motorcycles this 2018 season.
“It is important for us to share this ride with like-minded individuals who share the same passion for success, so we are truly excited for our partnership with Quicksilver,” they said. “Quicksilver has been a part of the MotoAmerica Race Series for three years now and we are hopeful that this is only the beginning of a long-lasting and successful collaboration.”