The Mini Shootout opens with a meet and greet event before two days of racing excitement. Spectators can come by water or by land. Regardless of how you get there, the Mini Shootout is a highlight of the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout events.

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout isn't just about big boats that run fast. In fact, for a growing list of racers, it's about building smaller versions of the big crafts and pitting their "Mini" remote controlled watercraft against other racers....mini versions that can reach over 100 mph.

The Shootout begins around the lake area on Aug. 21 with the 2020 11th Annual Mini Shootout. The Mini Shootout opens with a meet and greet event before two days of racing excitement. Spectators can come by water or by land. Regardless of how you get there, the Mini Shootout is a highlight of the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout events. It is a family-friendly event.

Over the course of two days, Aug. 22-Aug. 23, hundreds of spectators will turn out to watch the races by at the Springs in Ha Ha Tonka State Park or anchoring along the race course at the 14.5-mile marker on the Big Niangua Arm of the lake.

Racers and their boats will be meeting on Fri, Aug. 21 at Bridal Cave for the meet and greet. Spectators can get an up close look at the mini watercraft powered with everything from gas, nitro, turbine engines and batteries. The meet and greet party runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The races are open to all age groups with various classes. Those get underway on Sat., Aug. 22 at 9:00 am with the opening ceremony prior to the first races. On Sun., Aug. 23, races begin at 9:00 am with awards at 4:00 pm.