Lake of the Ozarks Poker Run and Shootout

Fast boats and live entertainment on tap at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake of the Ozarks Poker Run and Shootout
Lake of the Ozarks Poker Run and ShootoutAmerican Ethanol

The 2016 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the culmination of a week of events at the popular performance-boating hot spot, including the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Poker Run on Friday, August 26. Participants can register at Performance Boat Center ( on Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m.

On Friday morning, registration will still be open and the poker run, which is sponsored by Poly Lift boatlifts, will take place. The awards will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by live entertainment at Captain Ron's. For more information, go to

The main event, the shootout, starts Saturday. It's a single-boat format with a boat entering the course and running as fast as possible for 1 mile. This year's entry list includes some of the fastest boats on the water, including Don Onken's 50-foot Mystic, American Ethanol, which won last year's event. The fastest boats will be running Saturday morning, and their passes can be seen on the livestream at the event website.