Hope you’re over at the Laurie Fair Grounds (269 Fairgrounds Drive, Laurie) for a ‘shootout in the Park!’ This isn’t the bad kind of shootout that’s erupted here in Missouri the last few days, but a chance for racing fans to see all the offshore powerboats competing this week end for Top Gun honors ~ up close and personal ~ at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout! The Boys and their expensive toys will be on display until 10PM tonight, August 20th. Hurry on over so you can vote for your favorite machine in the “sharpest shooter” contest.
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. Duggan has his sights set on a $125,000 donation this year, that’s ten grand more than last year!
Our guests enjoyed the roar of the big boys out on the main channel this afternoon and saw a couple of boats at H. Toads, while they were having lunch. If you’ve got a boat, come on down to the Inn and we’ll park it by the Big Red Barn until you’re ready to watch the trials on Saturday or the race on Sunday. Come by car to be our guest and it’s just a short drive thru Camdenton to Laurie and Captain Ron’s….Great summertime fun here at Fun Lake, Lake of the Ozarks. The Inn at Harbour Ridge Bed and Breakfast would like to be your Shootout lodging choice. (We many not have Top Gun honors, but we do have five straight 5 Star Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor reviewers so we’ll do our best to float your boat.) Come see us!
Sue & Ron
Inn at Harbour Ridge
6334 Red Barn Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Proud Member of Select Registry ~ Distinguished Inns of North America