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Inside BASS: Rookie goes from race cars to fishing's fast lane

Updated: March 31, 2005, 4:03 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | March 22, 2005

The CITGO Bassmaster Tour pros come from all walks of life. Chances are, though, that Chris Bielert comes from a faster lane than most.

The 32-year-old Tour rookie from Connecticut comes to professional fishing from the world of racing. More specifically, he was in the specialized world of engine building.

For 10 years Bielert worked in an engine shop in Bristol where he built the power for Busch Grand National and NASCAR Modified cars. When the other guys in the company moved to Charlotte ...

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