LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — It's the ninth year of inductions into the Shootout Hall of Fame, which recognizes those people who have made monumental contributions to the biggest unsanctioned boat race in the nation.
The Shootout draws nearly 100 racers and tens of thousands of fans and revelers every year; the former rocket down a 3/4-mile "drag strip" style race course, one at a time, to see who can go the fastest, and the latter gather to celebrate the sights and sounds and enjoy another reason to get on Lake of the Ozarks on a hot Missouri August weekend.
As part of this year's Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Bob Morgan Memorial Hall of Fame class, Rob Morgan, the son of the Hall of Fame’s namesake who died in an offshore racing accident almost 10 years ago in Key West, Fla., is being inducted alongside five other notable members.
At a dinner ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Lighthouse in Sunrise Beach, Randy Kent of Marine Concepts Motorsports and Speed Racer boat fame joins the esteemed group with longtime participant and class winner, Ivan “Buck” Stracener of Southern California, Dennis Klautzer, the pioneer of the KRMS Radio broadcast, and Advantage Marine LOTO founders and dedicated volunteers, Connie and Dave Weyer.