By now all of the news from the 2016 Lake of the Ozarks shootout has pretty much been run out. American Ethanol was able to keep their 217 MPH run to be crowned the winner. Garth Tagge and Jim Melley ran their 36 SKATER to an incredible 194 MPH, CIGARETTE RACING’S Cigarette-AMG 41′ SD GT3 Center Console ran 104 and SUNSATIONS 32 CCX ran 88 mph both boats setting records. The DCB lineup once again brought in some really impressive runs with happy customers running their own boats in the shootout.
The weekend also brought us great tragedy with the loss of Richie Prince and Brad Dunphy from a boating accident Friday Afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers remain with their family and friends.
With all the highs and lows of 2016, LOTO overall remains a spectacular powerboating destination and event. I don’t believe you can find any other place in the world that offers so much for powerboaters. Easy access to boat ramps, parking, waterfront bars and restaurants, world class service facilities, hotels and waterfront accommodations all over the lake. The Lake of the Ozarks is truly remarkable and every year it seems to continue to get bigger and better.
Powerboat Nation extends a gracious thank you to our hosts at Performance Boat Center for providing incredible support and to John Woodruff and Jim Lee for the preferred on the water conveyances!
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