LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The Lake's biggest boat race will be celebrating its 25th birthday this month.

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has brought racers from around the world to display the limits of speed in vessels ranging from PWCs to catamarans sporting horsepower in the thousands.

Lake Expo focuses its Shootout Spotlights on men and women who have distinguished themselves in recent Shootouts, and who offer the promise of exciting runs this year.

The Shootout is scheduled for Aug. 16–25.

For more information, visit www.lakeoftheozarksshootout.org

RACER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Jaide Rose

Co-racer’s name: N/A

Boat Name: “Black Betty”

Port of Call: Lake of Ozarks

Boat make/model: 2011 Yamaha Waverunner VXS

Shootout Race Classification: PWC 4

Horsepower: 280 HP

Modifications: Computer, air intake, propulsion modifications

Fastest Speed: 76 mph

Notable Races/Wins: 2012 LOZ Shootout Top Gun in the PWC 4 class

Sponsor(s): Jet Draft Dan, Lake Ozark

Business: Just graduated from Missouri Valley College

Family: Dad, Rick, is the 2012 LOZ Shootout PWC 5 Top Gun, mom Kim and sister Addy

Describe the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in one word: Exhilarating

What do you like about the LOZ Shootout? Everything

Talk about your last year’s record? It was awesome to win.  

What is your racing strategy for the 2013 LOZ Shootout? Win

When, where, what and why did you first start racing?

I started riding wave runners at the age of six and my dad Rick is into performance watercraft and it became a family sport. I love speed and I love competition.

What separates boating at Lake of the Ozarks from other destinations?

The atmosphere, when you hit the Lake you feel great.

How does the LOZ Shootout event compare to other races? n/a

Best racing memory? 2012 LOZ Shootout

Worst racing memory? None

What do you do when you're not racing boats? I play baseball, give baseball lessons and I like to hunt.  

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