With just one run on Saturday, Greg Olson secured his place in Lake of the Ozarks Shootout history. After recording a 192-mph top speed in his Eliminator Boats 33 Daytona powered by twin 1,800-hp engines from GT Performance, Olson was awarded the Top Gun trophy at the 24th annual event and will forever have his name engraved on the trophy with the likes of David Scott, Randy Scism and many Shootout legends before him.
Needless to say, both Olson and engine builder Gary Teague were ecstatic after the impressive run held up throughout Sunday—although Bob Bull put up a bit of a fight, posting a 186-mph top speed in his 48-foot Marine Technology Inc. catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines.
Other notable speeds included Buck Stracener’s 148-mph run in his single-engine 28-foot catamaran from Nordic Boats (also powered by GT Performance) as well as a 138-mph run posted by a new Outerlimits Powerboats 52 SV with twin Mercury 1350 engines and a jaw-dropping 112-mph run by Brad Rowland in his South Bay pontoon boat powered by triple 300-hp outboard engines.
Below is a quick look at some of the sights surrounding this weekend’s Shootout. Be sure to check back this week for a few more in-depth stories from the weekend’s big event.
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