Calendar of Events 2018


Lake Race Volunteer Event | May, 29 2018

Beavers at Dam | Volunteers and their respective team captains establish final assignments for race weekend. Complimentary appetizers will be served and volunteers will receive their Lake Race T-shirts.


Lake Race Festival of Speed | May, 31 2018 

Big Thunder Marine | Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more. Parking and race team staging will be located at the old Staples building, which is now under remodel construction for an additional Big Thunder showroom. All parking will be located at Staples, shuttles will operate between 4pm and 9pm to transport visitors who want to be up close and meet the racers who have arrived by Thursday. There will be food snacks and beverages at the Big Thunder showroom on Bagnell Dam Blvd. Also the new showroom will be on display for folks to visit and see all the new boat inventory.


Lake Race Street Party | June, 1 2018 

Historic Bagnell Dam Strip | Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race. Meet driver and get up close and personal with the race boats. Entertainment and Kid's Zone! Shuttle service will begin at 4pm and be available throughout the weekend. All Lake Race Parking will be in the campground below the dam. Please watch for signs and be courteous to our volunteers.


World Class Powerboat Racing at Lake of the Ozarks | June, 2 2018 | Race Day 

OPA Sanctioned Powerboat Racing 

Beavers at the Dam | Unlimited public viewing will be available at Host Facility Beavers at the Dam, on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. Spectator fleet will have designated areas.

Powerboat Racing at its best commences at Lake of the Ozarks! A full day of racing with formats and demonstrations unique to Lake Race will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 10:40am. Racing will begin promptly at 11:00am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5:00pm. Unlimited public viewing will be available at Host Facility Beavers at the Dam, on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. Spectators will have designated areas, please watch www.lakerace.com and Lake Locator for up to date information.

Please watch lakerace.com and lake locator for up to date information.

Race Broadcast will be shown in Lake Area, Springfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City, St. Louis and Northern Arkansas. Available for any station to pick up in US over satellite.

See lakerace.com for Where to Watch and Listen info.


Awards Ceremony | June, 2 2018 | Race Day

Camden on the Lake | When the races are over, head to Camden on the Lake to cheer on the drivers at the Awards Ceremony. Lake Race Steering Committee along with our Sponsors will award the richest race purses in US powerboat racing.


After Party | June, 2 2018 | Race Day

Beavers at the Dam | Entertainment will be available at various spots along the Strip. Fireworks at Dusk.


Lake Race Poker/Fun Run | Date to be Determined

Breakfast at Camden on the Lake.


Lake Race 5k on the Bagnell Dam Strip Walk or Run | June, 9 2018 | Morning

More information to come.


Sponsor & Committee Event aboard the Celebration | June, 9 2018 | Evening 

More information to come.


Paddle Battle | June, 12 2018

Franky & Louie's | We will run 3- person teams in a 3-lap format. As necessary, we will have heats and a championship. $25 per team entry fee. Costumes are welcome AND encouraged. All ages are welcome, as it will be a fun family event. Prizes for 1st place team, last place and best costume!


Lake Race 2018 Dates Established

June 1st to 3rd, 2018

Lake Race Week Events to be established in the future.

Lake Race Organization Contact

Mike Shepherd - Lake Race Chairman

Beaver's at the Dam - Host Location

Lake Race Contact Information

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