Racers Invitational


The 6th Annual Crown Royal Racers' Invitational Fishing Tournament presented by Everglades Boat took place on Monday November 19th at the Holiday Isle Resort and Marina located in the Florida Keys at Islamorada, Florida. NASCAR sponsors, drivers and crews came together to compete in both an Offshore Division and Backcountry Division in the final event to the Ford NASCAR Championship Week at the Homestead Miami Speedway.

Offshore Division

Left to right: Capt Merv Finch and mate Chris from the Red Fish accept Top Boat Award from Tournament Director - Robert Van Norman at the 2007 Crown Royal Racers Invitational Fishing Tournament presented by Everglades Boats in Islamorada, Florida.

Top Overall Offshore Boat - Red Fish, Capt Merv Finch
First Place Offshore - Team Broadcast Sports - fishing on the Red Fish
Second Place Offshore - Team Everglades - Steve Dougherty
Third Place Offshore - Team Xtree from NASCAR; Fishing on Sassy Lady, Capt Butch Green
Pole Sitter Award for the first Sailfish - Grayling Call of NASCAR from Napoleon, Ohio


Backcountry Division

Left to right: Mark Wilkinson accepts the second place award at the 2007 Crown Royal Racers Invitational presented by Everglades Boats Backcountry Division, Capt. Brian Permaza, winning Backcountry Guide, Tim Whelen, 1st Place winner of the Backcountry Division and Tournament Director - Robert Van Norman.

Top Backcountry Guide - Capt Brian Permaza, Islamorada, FL
First Place Backcountry Angler - Tim Whelen from Hendrick Motorsports fishing with Capt. Brian Permaza
Second Place Backcountry Angler - Mark Wilkinson from Hendrick Motorsports fishing with Capt. Brian Permaza
Third Place Backcountry Angler - Stacy Wright from Team NASCAR Truck Series fishing with Capt. Kerry Wingo

Tournament Directors, Robert Van Norman and Drew Patey, awarded the special commemorative trophies created by famed nautical artist Carey Chen to the anglers and event sponsors Holiday Isle Resort and Everglades Boats.

Special thanks to Bank of America and Checkers/Rally's for supporting the event. The Racers Invitational Fishing Tournament benefits the Islamorada Charterboat Association and the Upper Keys Backcountry Guides Association.

The event supports the Islamorada Charterboat Association's scholarship and member assistance programs.

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