If you want to see some of the fastest pleasure boats in the world — including 100 mph pontoon boats — strutting their stuff, check out the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout the weekend of Aug. 22-24. What started as a local radar run has turned into an event that draws the cream of the crop from offshore racing and engine builders from around the country. Rumor has it that the Spirit of Qatar offshore racing team will bring its turbine-powered Mystic to run. If you prefer things a little more scenic, check out the Lake Powell Challenge on Sept. 12-14 at Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell in Arizona. The run benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
For more info, check out lakeoftheozarksshootout.org.