“This is how we Dew the Lake!” That’s the theme of the new Lake Race 2013 on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. It was announced last week during a press conference to recognize the event’s title sponsors, Mountain Dew and Formula Boats of Missouri. World champion offshore racer David Scott, who calls the lake his home away from home, was on hand at the Formula Boats dealer to show his support for the first Lake of the Ozarks invitational powerboat race, which takes place June 6-9 on the northeast portion of the lake near Bagnell Dam and the Lake Ozark Strip.
Scott, who has been selected honorary chairperson of Lake Race 2013, was grateful to be asked to participate in the first-year event.
“This race is shaping up to be the most spectator-friendly event I’ve ever been a part of—you’re going to be able to see the boats nonstop,” said Scott, referring to the 4.5-mile course that makes two turns in front of Bagnell Dam, which will be closed to traffic. “It should be a competitive course, too. It will be fast but challenging at the same time. I’m really excited about the race. I think it’s going to be fantastic for the lake and outstanding for everyone involved.”