The Pickens Plan will not underwrite an FLW Tour team wrap deal next year, leaving longtime pro Randy Blaukat without a main sponsor for the second time in the last 4 years.
Blaukat told BassFan today that he was informed of the decision last week, adding that The Pickens Plan will stay on as an FLW sponsor. He had worn The Pickens Plan jersey the last 2 seasons in FLW Tour competition.
“I’ve got nothing but good things to say about them,” he said. “I loved working with them and they’re going to continue to support FLW. They just opted out of the team deal. It’s a great set of initiatives and I was fortunate to have worked with them.”
As of right now, he’s without a title sponsor for 2013 and if he’s unable to secure a deal in the very near future, he may sit out next season. He sat out 2010 after losing Megabass as his main sponsor.
“At this point, I don’t know what’s going to be going down,” he said. “I’ve been working hard to get some things lined up, but obviously this is a very difficult time in the industry to do that. Time is running out as far as deposits and plans for next year. I’m not real sure what 2013 looks like at this point."