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Shootout, Meet the Sheikh

As a contributor for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout program the last couple of years, I’ve gotten to know the editors of LakeExpo.com, a news website serving the community surrounding Missouri’s popular lake. And since LakeExpo.com and speedonthewater.com occasionally share news and images, it was no surprise when one of them asked for an image of Al Adaa’am 96, the Qatar Team’s turbine-powered Mystic Powerboats catamaran.

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Al Adaa’am 96, the Qatar Team’s turbine-powered Mystic, should command much attention at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.

I instantly wondered if the Qatar Team was coming to the 26th annual Shootout, which takes place August 23-24 with a variety of events all week leading up to the weekend’s speed runs. So I asked Nathan Bechtold and he said he confirmed the news with a team spokesperson and would be posting a story (read it here).

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