Wondering how to catch this weekend's powerboat racing action on Lake of the Ozarks?
Offshore At The Ozarks is bringing boat racers for high-speed excitement on Friday and Saturday. There are plenty of ways to watch and listen. Keep reading for more info.
No matter where you go to watch the race, though, you’ll want to bring a light jacket: the high temperature will be only about 64 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Fall weather is here!
Full Race Schedule
Friday, October 2nd
12:30-1pm SuperStock Race 1 (8 Laps)
1:30-2pm SuperCat Race 1 (8 Laps)
2:30-3pm SuperStock Race 2 (8 Laps)
3:30-4pm SuperCat Race 2 (8 Laps)
Saturday, October 3rd
3:15pm-4:15am SuperStock Final Race (15 Laps)
4:30-5:30pm SuperCat Final Race (15 Laps)
HOW TO WATCH
The live video broadcast of the race will be streamable at KRMSRadio.com, on the KRMS Facebook Page and YouTube channel, though the video will not be heavily produced, with the main focus on the radio broadcast. This kind of thing was meant to be experienced in person anyways! The sound of boats roaring past and the sight of racers pressing for the inside angle around a turn gets the adrenaline pumping and you'll find yourself cheering, even if you never knew you loved boat racing.
Here's how to watch the race, by water and by land.
Watching By Water
This is the best way to get close to the racing action. Bring your boat or hop on a friend’s.
Remember the No-Wake Zone will be in effect before the race begins and for 30 minutes after it ends. Boating traffic will be restricted to idle speed from the 5 Mile Marker to the 9 Mile Marker, as well as up to the 0.5 Mile Marker of the Gravois Arm.
The Water Patrol says every attempt will be made to minimize inconvenience to boaters navigating near the race, but all boaters should expect congestion in the area. There will be an approximately 100-foot buffer zone maintained between the course perimeter buoy markers and the spectator boats. Spectator boats will be allowed to anchor in locations which do not restrict the normal flow of traffic around the event. Generally, anchoring near the mouth of coves will be encouraged, if congestion does not hinder other boats from getting in and out of the coves.
Troopers, as well as event volunteers, will be located around the course to help boaters locate the spectator anchoring areas. If you want to drop anchor, plan for enough line to manage water depths ranging from 60 to 100 feet.
Watching By Land
If you’re lucky enough to have a Lake house (or a friend with a Lake house) along the race course, well, then you’ve probably already got plans to spend the weekend there. But for the rest of us, here are a couple spots to see the action. (Tip: if you really want a great view, bring some binoculars.)
Camden On The Lake
You’ll be able to catch some action from the docks at Camden on the Lake or the patio at the Horny Toad
MUSIC: Kricket Alley will be playing Friday and Saturday night, in free concerts starting at 8 p.m.
Shady & Lazy Gators
Lazy Gators—at the end of Gators’ Point—offers a great view of the race. You can rent a cabana for the day—with your own cabana hostess—or reserve a table, sit at the bar, or grab a lounge chair and enjoy watching the action. There’s no cover charge to come watch. Gators staff said there’ll be some outdoor games set up for folks to enjoy as well.
MUSIC: The Well Hungarians are playing Friday and Saturday night, in free concerts
HOW TO LISTEN
News/Talk KRMS will be providing the race broadcast coverage. Brendan Matthews and racer Brad Harrington will do the play-by-play on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tune in to listen, on 1150 AM, or 97.5/103.3 FM.
John Rogger will also provide hourly updates on 93.5 ROCKS, 98.7 The Cove and Classic Country 104.9.