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  • The Shootout Race Course: Where it is, how to get there

  • The Lake Shootout competition is only a few days away, and many of us are wondering how the course will be set up, how to get there by land and water, and where the best place to view is.
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  • The Lake Shootout competition is only a few days away, and many of us are wondering how the course will be set up, how to get there by land and water, and where the best place to view is.
     
    About the Course:
    The course runs from near Cedar Cove at the 32.5-mile marker and ends just shy of the Hurricane Deck Bridge to the northwest. The staging area is near Cedar Cove/Standing Rock Hollow.
    There will be ample buoys marking the racecourse and a lengthy no-wake zone. Boaters are urged to respect the no-wake zones, the racecourse and other boaters.
    The Venue:
    Captain Ron’s is located by water at the 34.5-mile marker of the Main Channel, or off Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach.
     
    Best Place to View the Competition:
    The best place to watch the event will be by boat. A no-wake zone will be established at the mouth of the Captain Ron’s Cove across the Osage Arm, giving boaters a good view of the competition.
    The event area will be just outside the cove.
    Some viewing will be possible from Captain Ron’s property.
     
    To get there:
    By Land: Lake Rd. 5-50 in Sunrise Beach, one-half mile north of the Hurricane Deck Bridge.
    By Water: The 34.5-mile marker on the Osage Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, the first cove south of the Hurricane Deck Bridge.
    The two-mile bluff-shaded stretch of the Lake that makes up the Shootout course will be designated with a racing channel, a buffer zone and a viewing area, with a local traffic channel along the shore. But none of these areas is very wide.
    If you’re really interested in the racing, watch how they start.
    Also, get out and look at the boats up close. The boats will be parked at Captain Ron’s and most of the drivers relish showing off their high-powered watercraft and talking with spectators.
    Pay attention to the fact that the Shootout course is actually very narrow given that racers will be running in the vicinity of 200 miles per hour.
     

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