When first-time Lake of the Ozarks Shootout competitors—and longtime Shootout spectators—Ricky and Nikki Amos strap on their helmets and close the canopy in the Reindl Powerboats One Design V24 on Saturday, Aug. 29, they’ll be dedicating their run along the one-mile course in the 24-foot “bat boat” to cancer victims and survivors everywhere.
Even closer to their hearts, the runs—they’ll do at least two so they can both throttle—will be in memory of Ricky’s mother, Amy, who lost her battle to bone marrow cancer in 1999, and Nikki’s sister-in law, Kelly Lee, who lost her battle to cervical cancer last year. The husband-and-wife team from St. Charles, Mo., can’t wait to be more involved with the Shootout than ever this year with help from Chris Reindl.
With a mission to educate people on the early detection methods for breast, lung, colon and all forms of cancer, the Early Detection Racing boat is one of several V24s rigged by Reindl of Reindl Powerboats and One Design Racing that is powered by an Ilmor Marine MV8 570 engine.
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