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Lake Race Secures Another Broadcast Partner

With Lake Race 2016 only six weeks away, organizers of the fourth annual event on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks announced that they have added another partner to the broadcast coverage for the race on Saturday, June 4.

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Offshore Powerboat Association teams hope to put on a great show for racing fans in early June. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

The Kansas City television station—38 The Spot—joins CW11 KPLR in St. Louis, The Ozarks CW-Springfield, part of the KY3 family of stations, and My Network, part of the KMIZ Columbia/Jefferson City family of stations. Co-Mo Connect will again be offering the race coverage to its customers around the lake and into the St. Joseph market. For those outside of the area, or not at home, U-Stream also will be available for mobile viewing.

“Television viewing for boat racing has really grown in the past two years,” said Dennis Klautzer, owner and general manager of KRMS, 935 Rocks and Viper Television productions. “Fans are really getting turned on as evidence of the OPA race coverage our team provided for last year’s national championships at Englewood, Fla., in November posting huge ratings and beating out NFL football on the Tampa/Sarasota/St. Petersburg ABC Television. The increased number of viewers across Missouri is another reason for the addition of 38 The Spot in Kansas City.”

The KRMS radio broadcast team will consist of Sports Director Brendan Mathews and Boat Racing Expert/Captain Shane Sherman. Sportscasters from KY3, KMIZ, KPLR and 38 The Spot are going to be joining in as well.

Once again 935 Rocks the Lake is going to provide updated reports during the races that are being prefaced by the two-day Festival of Speed on Osage Beach Parkway west of Grand Glaize Bridge, which is set to include fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more, along with music, food and fair from local vendors.

The day after the racing that takes place from the Bagnell Dam up to Mile Marker 4 and back features the Lake Race Poker Run and Lake Race 5K Run/Walk.

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