WHATLake of the Ozarks Shootout Powerboat Races

WHENSaturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 & 27, 2023

WHERECaptain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach, MO

The 35th annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, the largest and longest-running unsanctioned powerboat race in the country, returns to Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023.

Named one of the “must-see boating events in the country” by Boating Magazine, the high-speed, action-packed Lake of the Ozarks Shootout takes place at Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill in Sunrise Beach. Race weekend sees over 100 powerboats competing in different race categories with boats racing individually to see who can log the fastest speed to be crowned the overall “Top Gun” for 2023.

Last year’s run of 207 miles per hour earned team American Ethanol the coveted Top Gun award. American Ethanol has won the Top Gun title for the last eight years.

All proceeds raised from the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and its corresponding events are donated to eight Lake-area fire and rescue departments and numerous charitable organizations around the Lake of the Ozarks. In 2022, the Shootout raised $625,000 for 40 different local charities.

For more information on the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and a complete schedule of events, visit www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.com.

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Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks to watch the Shootout will find accommodations to fit every style and budget. There are full-service large-scale resorts and smaller family-owned and operated resorts as well as charming bed and breakfasts or comfortable cabins and cottages. 

There is no shortage of fully furnished vacation rental homes and condominiums to choose from. There also is a selection of familiar hotels and motels at the Lake. For those who prefer sleeping under the stars, there are spacious campgrounds and RV parks interspersed throughout the area. For a complete list of accommodations available at the Lake, visit the “Lodging” tab at www.FunLake.com.

Visitors also can learn more about all the fun events, attractions and activities, as well as lodging and dining options available year around at the “Best Recreational Lake” and “Best Lake for Water Sports” in the Nation at www.FunLake.com or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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