Thursday, August 16, 2018

30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

One of the most anticipated events of the season is upon us! The 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will take place August 18-26 at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach. The races can also be observed from the water around the 34 1/2 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn more about this annual family-fun event and all the festivities leading up to the races!

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About the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators! According to Powerboat Magazine, it's one of the nation's eight "must-see" boating events. The event will bring the top racers and offshore racing powerboats up to 244 MPH. The "Top Gun" in 2017 went to team American Ethanol with a stunning 204 mph on the new 3/4 mile Captain Ron's course! All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations in the Lake area. Last year $200,000 was given to 28 different charities and 8 fire departments.

Pre-Shootout Festivities

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is about more than just watching the races! It's an entire week of family-fun! Check out these shootout events leading up to the big races: 

Ha Ha Tonka State Park Mini Shootout
Date: Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19 
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Ha Ha Tonka State Park 

Treasure Hunt for All Ages
Date: Monday, August 20  
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Captain Ron's Bar & Grill

Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction 
Date: Tuesday, August 21 
Time: 6:00 PM 
Place: The Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon

Volleyball Tournament 
Date: Tuesday, August 21 
Time: 12:00 PM 
Place: Captain Ron's

Shootout on the Strip 
Date: Wednesday, August 22 
Time: 5:00 PM 
Place: The Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark

Make-A-Wish Powerboat Rides
Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: Noon 
Place: Dock 3 at Captain Ron's 

Poker Run 
Date: Friday, August 24 
Time: 7:30 AM 
Place: Starts at Big Thunder Marine

Shootout Vendor & Racer Villages
Date: Friday, August 24, Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26 
Time: 9:00 AM 
Place: Buccaneer Bay & Captain Ron's 

Shootout Boat Races 
Date: Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
Time: 9:45 AM Opening Ceremony 
Place: Captain Ron's at the 34 1/2 Mile Marker

For more information on the races or the events leading up to them, please visit:

While you're out enjoying one of the biggest boating events of the season, be sure to remember Summerset Boat Lifts for all your boat lift needs! From boat lift maintenance to boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got you covered -and if you're in need of a new lift, we can hook you up with that as well! Just give us a call at 573-348-5073 for all your boat lift needs!

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