LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – 224 MPH in one mile. Bill Tomlinson’s My Way smoked the all-time Lake of the Ozarks Shootout record on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, with runs of 215 mph and 224 mph to set a new standard of speed on the water.
Tomlinson during his last run Saturday tied the previous all-time record of 209 mph set in 2006 by Dave Callan and John Cosker.
In My Way’s first trip to the Shootout in 2011, Tomlinson won his first Top Gun Trophy tying the new course record of 208 mph set by Dave Scott in 2010. Tomlinson vowed to return in 2012 to eclipse that run, but crashed into a large cruiser wake during the 1,000 Islands Poker Run rendering My Way incapable of racing only weeks before the Shootout.
One year later, after hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs, Tomlinson made good on his word with a world-class run of 224 mph before thousands of screaming powerboat enthusiasts at the 25th Anniversary of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.
The new record is now in the books, another boat racer immortalized. The only question: who’s next?
TOP GUNS 1989-2013
1989: Randy Scism 101 mph
1990: Dan Campbell 112 mph
1991: Bob Morgan tied with David Raber 102.7
1992: David Hollenberg tied with David Brown
1993: Edward Tshiggfrie/Rodney 115.1 mph
1994: Edward Tshiggfrie/Rodney
1995: Bob and Rob Morgan 107.9 mph
1996: Greg Dusselier 114.5 mph
1997: David Scott 141 mph
1998: David Scott 142 mph
1999: David Scott 153 mph
2000: David Scott 160 mph
2001: David Scott 165 mph
2002: Dave Villwock 192 mph
2003: Dave Callan 203 mph
2004: Dave Villwock 198 mph
2005: Dave Callan 201 mph
2006: Dave Callan 208 mph
2007: Dave Callan and John Cosker 209 mph
2008: David Scott and John Tomlinson 178 mph
2009: David Scott and John Tomlinson 196 mph
2010: David Scott and John Tomlinson 208 mph
2011: Bill Tomlinson and Ken Kehoe 208 mph
2012: Greg Olsen 192 mph
2013: Bill Tomlinson and Ken Kehoe 224