Shootout Damage, Things have got to change.  I will come out and say it.  In a nut shell 29 years ago the shootout was held at the 21 mile marker and from there organically grew.  Geographically the location worked great, in that the traffic for the most part went both ways when entering and exiting heading up and down channel.  Rewind 10 years and it’s in a new location and boats haven gotten nearly twice as fast and the crowds nearly five times as big, in a location that nearly most of the traffic heads to the lower Mile Markers.  This years grand idea to move the no wake zone down the lake nearly 10 miles from the race course nearly had no effect going to the shootout, with boats traveling above idea to get there.  However the mass exist out left residence down stream the wakes to deal with.

Posted by Dana Christiansen on Tuesday, August 29, 2017