Lake Race organizers have announced that their race site remains on schedule for May 28-30 at Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake Race organizers have announced that their race site remains on schedule for May 28-30 at Lake of the Ozarks.
“We remain optimistic that by the time the Lake Race is scheduled to take place the pandemic will be on the decline and CDC restrictions lifted,” the Lake Race Board of Directors stated. “Now more than ever, cities around the world will need events like the Lake Race to re-engage commerce, social events, and a return to normalcy that only events of this caliber can create.”
At this time, Lake Race will kick off with the Festival of Speed on Thursday, May 28 from 4-10 p.m. on the Bagnell Dam Strip. The public will be able to meet drivers, teams and see the race boats parked along the Strip. On Friday, May 29, Camden on the Lake and Shady Gators will be sponsoring events all day with closed course testing from 2-4 p.m. On Saturday, May 30, opening ceremonies will be at 10:45 a.m. with the first race happening at 11 a.m. continuing until about 5 p.m.
The Coronavirus pandemic has already forced Thunder On Cocoa Beach, the first race of the APBA Offshore National Championship six race series, to be postponed from May 14-17 to August 27-30. All race site promoters, as well as Offshore Powerboat Association and Powerboat P1, continue to monitor daily guideline updates issued by The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in an effort to make schedule changes if necessary.
Both Powerboat PE CEO Azam Rangoonwala, and OPA president Roland “Smitty” Smith continued to express their full understanding for the challenges all race site promoters are facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Like so many other major motorsport events around the world, we will get through this pandemic together. The biggest challenge is knowing when that time will come,” they said in a joint statement.
For more updates on Lake race, go to www.lakerace.com.