AUGUST 24th - 25th 2019



The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events according to Powerboat Magazine, the Shootout will take place for the ninth year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach (Lake Road 5-50, mile marker 34.5). The event raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations; last year, $300,000.00 to 32 different Charities and 8 Fire Departments. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is alive and well and looking forward to the 31st year in August of 2019.

Keeping the shootout safe

To all spectators coming to the shootout by water: please note that our normal no-wake zone runs from the 31-mile marker to the 36-mile marker from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 24th, and 25th.  This year on Saturday, August 24th, the no-wake zone will be extended to the 21-mile marker from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please observe the established no-wake zone, but on Saturday, also the extended no-wake zone. The Lake of the Ozark Shootout’s goal has always been to continue to have one of the safest events on the water and to protect not only the participants and spectators but also the local residents. Please help us in accomplishing this goal.

2017 Lake of the Ozarks Top Gun Winner

TOP GUN 2017

“American Ethanol makes it a 3-peat with a stunning 204 mph on the new ¾ mile Captain Ron’s course”

Top Gun 2018

Shootout 2018 Top Gun Winners

Lake Expo News

  • PHOTOS: Shootout Social At The Fish & Co
    on June 21, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    The Fish and Co. hosted a Shootout social with a record turn out on Thursday, June 20: more than 100 people purchased the $10 wristband, raising funds for Shootout charities. The Idiots Club came out in full force to support […]

  • PHOTOS: Cigarette Rendezvous 2019
    by on June 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Dozens of boats cruised the Lake of the Ozarks for the 2019 Cigarette Rendezvous, Friday, June 14. The event was hosted by Performance Boat Center. […]

  • Person Of Interest
    on June 14, 2019 at 8:18 pm


  • PHOTOS: Shootout Big Thunder Family Fun Run!
    on June 14, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Family Fun Run, presented by Big Thunder, brought boaters of all ages for a fun day on the water, Saturday, June 8, 2019. The event took boaters to locations around the Lake, ending at […]

  • Lake Race Photos! Powerboats Rocket Around The Course [GALLERY I]
    on June 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    More than 50 race boats came to battle in 14 race classes, and fans on the water and land got quite a show! Here's a closer look... (photos by Lake Shots Photography -- all photos copyright protected; to purchase high-res […]