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  • New Shootout Hall of Fame class revealed

  • The inductees for the 2014 Shootout Hall of Fame reads like a Who's Who of the history of the event.
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  • The inductees for the 2014 Shootout Hall of Fame reads like a Who's Who of the history of the event.
    From its inception the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has brought together folks from the lake and beyond to support racing and local charities. Back in 1988 when the Shootout began, it was about who got the bragging rights for having the fastest boat on the lake. More than two decades alter it's still about fast boats but it is also about supporting organizations in the area and hosting an event that draws thousands to the lake.
    Among the seven inductees for 2015 are several folks who were key figures in the first event and others who have joined the Shootout family in the years since.
    •Bill Seebold, of the Seebold Racing family/Seebold Sports, is responsible for recruiting Anheuser-Busch to come onboard as a sponsor and helping promote the event over the years.
    •Bill Swineburg, former captain of the Missouri Water Patrol who was involved with developing the course, rules and hanlded the permitting process to assure the event would take place.
    •Ed Hancock of the Gravois Mills Fire Protection District who has been a familiar and respected contributor to the Shootout for many years.
    •Leo Case, the original announcer for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout back in the days when it was held at Shooter's at the 21-marker.
    •Diana Dorhauer who has been a volunteer for 24 years after being recruited to help before the event moved to the westside.
    •Scott Poest who is referred to by Shootout committee members and volunteers as the "brains behind the Shootout."
    •Brad Smith, a well-known boat racer and promoter of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, who died in a Poker Run in Kentucky last September.
    A dinner to honor the inductees will be held during the Shootout festivities. The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, August 21st at the Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon. Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchase at Captain Ron’s, Cannon Smoked Saloon or by calling 573-374-8400.
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