AUGUST 16 - 18
FOURTH ANNUAL COORS LIGHT AND MILLER LIGHT MINI SHOOTOUT:
Held at Kelley's Landing, in Rainey Creek Cove at the 60 mile marker or off Hwy. 7 by land in Edwards, this mini-shootout features remote-controlled boats up to six feet long, traveling at speeds up to 100 mph.
SHOOTOUT BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT:
2013 is the fifth year for this tournament, played at Old Kinderhook Golf Resort, 20 Eagle Ridge Road, west of Camdenton. The tournament begins with registration and lunch at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Players can register at the Shootout website or by calling the Old Kinderhook Pro Shop at (573) 317-3573.
THE GREAT SHOOTOUT TREASURE HUNT:
Captain Ron's hosts a dinner and a hunt for treasure in the sand at Cannonball Beach from 5-8 p.m. Participants dig in the sand for treasure chests, one of which contains the grand prize. Captain Ron's is at 5-50 Lake Road in Sunrise Beach, or at the 34.5 mile marker by water. Tickets for the treasure hunt, hosted by LakeExpo.com, can be purchased for $25 each by calling Tricia Morris at the Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club - (573) 374-8400 - and all proceeds benefit the club's community projects.
SHOOTOUT PWC DAM RUN:
Personal watercraft enthusiasts start this poker run at 9 a.m. at Surdyke Yamaha, 5863 Old U.S. Hwy. 54 in Osage Beach (26 mile marker on the Osage Arm), ride to Truman Dam in Warsaw and then end at Shorty Pants, 1680 Autumn Road in Osage Beach (21.6 mile marker by water) for a post-run party. Participants can register on the Shootout website; entry fees begin at $150.
SHOOTOUT VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:
Captain Ron's hosts a volleyball tournament and features live entertainment with Davie Ray and Richard. Register for the tournament at Captain Ron's.
SHOOTOUT IN THE PARK:
Fans will have the opportunity to see the boats up close and meet the drivers at the Laurie Fairgrounds, 269 Fairgrounds Drive, where most of the race's drivers will show off their rigs from noon to 10 p.m. Attendees can vote for their favorites in the "Sharpest Shooter" contest.
"WISHING ON A RIDE" POWERBOAT RIDES:
At this special event, racers donate their time and their boats to provide the ride of a lifetime to children with disabilities or serious illnesses and their families. Rides depart from Captain Ron's. Families can register for the rides by contacting Tiffany Riemann at (573) 368-1177 or email@example.com.
SHOOTOUT HALL OF FAME DINNER:
This dinner will honor the history of the Shootout, which began in 1988 as The Lake Rescue Shootout, in which local boaters competed for bragging rights. Former race "Top Guns" will be recognized as well. The dinner will be held at Cannon Smoked Saloon. Reservations for the dinner can be made by contacting Captain Ron's at (573) 374-5852.
Bragging rights for the biggest and best stereos are on the line at the Stereo Shootout at Camden on the Lake, 2359 Bittersweet Road, Lake Ozark (7 mile marker by water) from 6-8:30 p.m. Check the Shootout website for more information about this event, presented by Waves and Wheels.
POLY-LIFT POKER RUN:
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., participants will try to get the best poker hand at locations around the Lake, beginning at Backwater Jack's, 4341 Beach Drive, Osage Beach (17 mile marker by water) and ending at Shady Gators, 132 Sweet William Road, Lake Ozark (7 mile marker by water). Registration will be held the day before the run at Captain Ron's or beginning at 8 a.m. at Backwater Jack's on the day of the run. Entry fees begin at $150 and registration forms can be found on the Shootout website.
Opening ceremonies and unveiling of the Bob Morgan Memorial Shootout Hall of Fame begin at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 24. Lake of the Ozarks businessman Bob Morgan was a fixture at the early Lake of the Ozarks Shootout races in his boat, "Bad Moon Risin.'" He and his driving partner, Jeff "JT" Tillman, were killed in an accident at the Super Boat World Championships in Key West, Fla., in 2011. The Shootout Hall of Fame, which will be constructed at Captain Ron's, honors Morgan's contribution to the race and the Lake of the Ozarks community.
Racing begins with personal watercraft races at 8:30 a.m. Power boat races begin at 10 a.m.
Power boat racing continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closing ceremonies are at 4 p.m., including the awards presentations for each class and crowning of the race's overall "Top Gun."
For more information about the Lake of the Ozark's many other activities and attractions, as well as lodging and dining options, contact the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253)
or visit www.FunLake.com
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