Shootout: Largest Unsanctioned Boat Racing In The Us

August 23, 2023

Shady Gators Welcomes You to an Unbeatable Shootout Weekend!

The wait is finally over, and we're gearing up to rock Shootout Weekend like never before! As the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout takes the stage, we're here to ensure you have an unforgettable experience right at the heart of the action. And yes, we proudly boast the best lakefront view in town – a front-row seat to the most thrilling boat race in the country.

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is not just any boat race; it's the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, and possibly the world. It's a spectacle that has earned its spot as one of the nation's "must-see" boating events, as recognized by Powerboat Magazine.

Heating Up

As the races heat up, Shady Gators' ice-cold drinks are here to keep you cool. With every sip, you'll feel the energy of the racecourse right at your fingertips. Our infinity pool is where you want to be – imagine cooling off while keeping your eyes on the action-packed races, a unique view you won't find anywhere else! When it's time to refuel, dive into our insane pizza menu that's designed to fulfill every craving. Hungry for more? Our menu with our world-famous Surf & Sizzles, Smashmouth subs and seafood boils are just as delicious, and worth the trip to the 7MM.

Cards for a Cause

We're not just here for the spectacle; we're here for the community. Shootout Weekend is more than a race; it's a chance to give back. With over 40 charities supported, each cheer you raise echoes as support for those in need. This remarkable event goes beyond the exhilaration of racing. It's about coming together as a community to raise funds for a range of local charitable organizations. The impact is tangible: last year, an astounding $625,000 was donated to 32 different charities and 8 fire departments, touching countless lives in the process.

which brings us to one of our favorite events of the summer: The Poker Run – a chance to win big while cruising around the Lake to all of your favorite bars! Starting at Captain Ron's, hundreds of boaters will set off around the Lake to collect the best poker hand. With Shady Gators being the final destination, we're going to be PACKED with lucky winners ready for a cold beer- don't miss out on the best part of the weekend!

Unbeatable Performances

But that's not all; the excitement at Shady Gators continues with the legendary Well Hungarians delivering an electrifying performance that will keep the energy pumping long after the races are over. The Well Hungarians are one of the nations hottest acts delivering a "high octane" sound coupled with an unforgettable dynamic live performance, having performed for well over 2,500,000 fans since 1993! Their American rock and country covers will have you dancing all night long!

Off to the Races

Tentative Race Schedule:

Saturday, August 26th -

8:30am - Opening Ceremonies to include a flyover
8:40am - Electric Class Sponsored by Vision Marine
8:40-4:00pm - Racing
4:00pm - Air Show

Sunday, August 28th-

8:30- Opening Ceremonies
8:40 - PWC Racing
9:15 - Boat Racing
1:30 - Air Show
2:00-4:30 Kilo Runs

So join us, as Shady Gators becomes the ultimate destination for Shootout Weekend.  Grab your table, cabana and boat slip reservation quick before they sell out!

Contact 573-693-8275 for more reservation information.  

Let's make this weekend legendary, right here at Shady Gators!