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Ron Duggan, event organizer and ...
Ron Duggan, event organizer and owner of Captain Ron's Bar & Grill, says "If you really want to see fast boats, Sunday's races are the time to be here.
All the adjustments have been made from Saturday's race and they show up ready to run!
Race fans can experience all the action from televisions at Captain Ron's, from the decks of the cruise boat Celebration or by tying up along the course as part of the Shootout's flotilla of thousands of boats.
The Lake of the Ozarks area comes together to support the Shootout and, in turn, the charities it benefits.
Hundreds of local volunteers serve thousands of hours to ensure the success of this event.
Donations will be made to 23 area charities, including six local fire districts.
sights set on a $125,000 donation this year, that's ten grand more than last year!
From 5-10 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, ...
From 5-10 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, Captain Ron's will present the first annual Great Shootout Treasure Hunt.
"It's like an Easter Egg Hunt for adults, with little treasure chests buried throughout our beach and property," says Ron Duggan, owner of Captain Ron's.
He notes one of those chests will win for its "finder" an ATV from Surdyke Yamaha.
Another exciting new event will be the first annual Mini-Shootout Remote Controlled Boat Race, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25.
"These are not kids' toy boats," Duggan
Another Shootout first will be the Celebrity Sand Volleyball Tournament from 2-6 p.m. at Captain Ron's, featuring several Kansas City Chiefs players including Walter White.
From 6-8 p.m., the 2010 Shootout Charity Auction at Captain Ron's will offer thousands of dollars' worth of goods and services, from golf and lodging to home décor and improvement, jewelry, retail and restaurant gift certificates, auto supplies and much, much more; last year's auction brought in more than $10,500 for Lake-area rescue teams and charities.
The action will pick up again on Friday with the popular Shootout Poker Run, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Shady Gator's in Lake Ozark.
The Stereo Shootout, presented by Waves & Wheels
, will take place at 6 p.m. at Dog Days in Osage Beach.
And another Shootout first, the spectacular Fireworks at Dark display will start at 9 p.m. at Captain Ron's.
Saturday's finale will be a free concert by the alternative metal band Shaman's Harvest at 8 p.m. at Captain Ron's.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, the Racer Village and Vendor Village, featuring more than 60 vendors, will be open at Captain Ron's, where race fans also will enjoy free live entertainment nightly.
On Saturday and Sunday…it's time to race!
Opening ceremonies will start at 10 a.m. each day at Captain Ron's, followed by heart-stopping competitions in more than 25 boat classes based on length, hull design, and size and number of motors.
Each racer will have one mile to build up speed before being clocked by radar.
The times will be recorded and measured against other competitors; as a result, each boat will race against the clock, not other participants.
Final Top Gun Runs will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday and the awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Captain Ron's.
Shootout participants may register online at www.lakeoftheozarksshootout.org or in person Thursday through Sunday at Captain Ron's.
"Watch for just one hour or all 16 hours of racing," Duggan
"It's a great way to see the races if you can't be here in person."
Captain Ron's is easily accessible from Highway 5, and boat and car parking will be available, Duggan says.
Parking will be $10 per vehicle with free admission to the property and Vendor and Racer Villages.
Major Shootout sponsors include Diet Pepsi, Powerboat Magazine, Captain Ron's, Lockton, AT&T The Real Yellow Pages, LOProfile Magazine, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, Charter Media, KRMS AM 1150, Budweiser, 93.5 Rocks and Rough Water Dock.
"I've been living and racing here for many years and just love this Shootout event.
Captain Ron has done a great job not only taking it over, but growing the event," says Top Gun Scott.
"Having traveled to many fantastic cities in and outside the U.S. with my Offshore Superboat racing career, this event ranks right at the top."
Adds Captain Ron Duggan himself, "It's such a blast to see these amazing boats!
Come on out and enjoy the family atmosphere here at Captain Ron's and at the Shootout, and help support the local economy and worthy charities at the Lake.
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A volunteer stepped up and gave the $71 to make it an even $70K, according to organizer Ron Duggan.
was not expecting over $50,000 this year because the race had lost a couple of serious sponsors late in the game.
The proceeds from the golf tournament were up 50 percent and the PWC Dam Run brought in $3,000 more than last year.
New events added to the week, such as the Mini-Shootout remote control boat race and the Sharpest Shooter Contest, also helped raise the funding bar.
"People were very generous this year," Duggan
"It's like the Fourth of July weekend for Captain Ron's, we were full all the time.
It was our best weekend all year," Duggan
CJ's Mini Mart across from Captain Ron's said they saw a 50 percent increase in gasoline sales with racers coming in and purchasing sometimes $700 worth of high octane gasoline at a time for their boats.
"I want to thank Ron Duggan
staff and the many volunteers for insuring the continuance of this, the lakes largest, annual water event.
The TCLA is a financial sponsor of the Shootout.
"We can conservatively say there were approximately 75,000 people all together for the week's activities, most likely 80,000, with a record number of spectators on land this year," Duggan
"This is quite an honor," Duggan
"We are riding on the coattails of what the firefighters did for 19 years.
Local fire districts organized the Shootout before Duggan
stepped up three years ago and moved the venue to his
Captain Ron's restaurant.
"The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has been established as a 'must see' event by race enthusiast.
We are very proud," Duggan
"So many racers showed up and brought their boat and the public came out in droves," Duggan
Fans were able to meet and greet racers and get an up-close look at the race boats.
Organizers are in negotiations with the City of Lake Ozark to add more hours to the event.
The Shootout Golf Tournament raised $5,300.
According to Duggan
, the Treasure Hunt event was a hit with prizes such as televisions and four-wheelers.
"We were apprehensive at first about moving the race course, but once the racers went down it they loved it," Duggan
Last year the racers had a problem seeing docks so the organizers flipped the course.
said the course is safer and the docks were not an issue this year.
The event, held at Captain Ron's, may be moved to a different lake in the area to accommodate a larger crowd.
Possible lakes for the new venue are located off Highway 42 and Highway 7.
"We also want to make it a longer running event, possibly all day," said Duggan
Organizers will most likely change the events day due to a conflict with the Big Fireman Motorcycle Rally which draws 1,500 riders from all over the country.
"We're not making any major changes to the races.
We are looking at expanding the side events," said Duggan
"I will make a few minor changes to the Captain Ron's property, such as adding televisions and speakers so that more people can watch the races on land.
Most of the changes will be in the week-long festivities surrounding the race," said Duggan
Organizers are trying to figure out a way to place a digital readout on the bluffs so race fans can see the speeds.
"There are logistical problems because of the space on the bluff," said Duggan
"Everything went smoothly and the 400-plus volunteers did a fantastic job," said Duggan