The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will be held August 29 & 30 at Captain Ron’s at the 34.5-mile marker in Sunrise Beach. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the U.S. will bring racers from all over to compete for the Top Gun trophy.

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will be held August 29 & 30 at Captain Ron’s at the 34.5-mile marker in Sunrise Beach. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the U.S. will bring racers from all over to compete for the Top Gun trophy.
Boaters are encouraged to line up along the race course to see the boats reach speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.
Besides the boat races over the weekend, several additional Shootout events are held this month.
The popular events Wishing on a Ride and the Treasure Hunt have moved to May 2021.
For all the details, to register for events or for more information, go to www.akeoftheozarksshootout.com.


Events not to miss:
• Run what You Bring Poker Run
August 21 starting from Captain Ron’s with stops at Larry’s on the Lake, Paradise, Redhead Lakeside Grill, Franky & Louie’s and Dog Days. Draw cards at the final stop and be in line by 6 p.m.
• 11th annual Mini Shootout
August 21-23 at the Spring at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
• Hall of Fame Dinner
August 25 at The Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon. Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and program at 8:30 p.m Tickets are $35/person.
• Meet and Greet
August 26 on the Bagnell Dam Strip. Boats will be set up by 5 p.m.
• Poker Run
August 28 at 8 a.m. Starts at Captain Ron’s with stops at Big Dick’s, Larry’s on the Lake, Nauti Fish, Waves N Wheels Boardwalk, Paradise, Redhead Lakeside Grill and Shady Gators. Awards and presentations will be held at 6 p.m. at the final stop.

No-Wake Zone
Navigational restrictions will be in effect during the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout regatta. The no wake restriction for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event includes the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark and will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Due to the number of spectator vessels expected at the event, additional navigational restrictions will be put into place on Saturday, August 29, only. An extended idle speed area will be in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will include the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark downstream to approximately the 21-mile mark. The extended idle speed area is in addition to the no wake restriction implemented for the event itself. The majority of the boating traffic exits the event in a downstream direction. Thus, the extended navigational restrictions will assist in maintaining a safe boating environment and preventing property damage. The Patrol will conduct enforcement operations throughout the restricted areas during the affected times.
The race event takes place on August 29 and 30, 2020, with a significantly larger crowd expected on the first day. Boaters are encouraged to observe social distancing guidelines during the Shootout event.
Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!