The Lake of the Ozark's Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the United Sates and has been voted as the number one boat race/shootout in the country by the Powerboat Magazine Readers for the last two years. It has also been listed by Powerboat Magazine as one of the 8 "must see" boating events. Official speeds at the Captain Ron's course have hit as high as a 224 mph. New radar guns in 2012 proved to be extremely accurate for the racers.
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. Captain Ron's has been the venue for the Shootout for the past 6 years. It's located at the 34.5 MM and by land on HWY 5 in Sunrise Beach.
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