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
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.