COLUMBIA — The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) said Saturday a man who they arrested on Wednesday has died. JEFFERSON CITY - You could be paying more in taxes than your neighbor and not even know it. AUDRAIN COUNTY - A weak tornado touched down in rural Audrain County near Laddonia and Farber Tuesday evening. LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Power racing boats returned to the lake over the past weekend to hold what was an annual race that brought in thousands.
The poor economy made it difficult for companies to sponsor the annual Lake of the Ozarks boat race the past three years, and the race was canceled as a result. But Carroll thinks the local economy of the area is improving and events like the boat race are a huge benefit for the town. Carroll also said thousands of people attended the opening night of the event and estimates it generated millions in local revenue. CAMDENTON (AP) - An annual boat race at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks has set a new fundraising high for area charities.
The Lake Sun Leader in Camdenton reports the August event raised $125,000, about $10,000 more than the record set last year.
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Powerboat going 200 mph flips out of control as it approaches finish line in Missouri race (VIDEO) Joel Begin, 47, and Michael Fiore, 44, were both thrown from the boat and hospitalized after the jaw-dropping crash.
A powerboat cruising along at 200 mph in Missouri flipped out of control in front of 75,000 terrified spectators over the weekend. Heart-stopping footage shows the brand new catamaran being tossed 60-feet into the air at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout on Saturday morning.
The 46-foot long SC Outerlimits vessel spins 360 degrees, twice, before violently smashing into the water.
Driver Joel Begin, 47, and throttle man Michael Fiore, 44, were both thrown from the craft during the accident. Fiore, a father of two from Rhode Island, was airlifted to University Hospital where he is said to remain in serious but stable condition. KSDK reports that the event, which attracts 100 boats that compete at speeds as fast as 208 mph, is billed as America's largest unsanctioned boat race. Guests watch in awe and take photos as some of the larger, faster PX class boats are lowered into the Lake of the Ozarks by a crane before taking to the OSS-sanctioned event’s on-water course Saturday.
For the first time, hundreds of spectators at the inaugural Lake Race 2013 were able to view the Offshore Super Series (OSS)-sanctioned national powerboat race while standing on a closed Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark Saturday.


After opening ceremonies just before noon on Saturday, spectators were able to see the first Pontoon Boat Exhibition Race, sponsored by Playcraft Pontoon. In February, the Lake Race 2013 received momentous support from two title sponsors — Mountain Dew and Formula Boats. Lake Race 2013 sets the stage for one the most accessible, entertaining and exciting avenues to view top powerboat racing teams from around the globe traverse an on-water course and vie for the top title.
For those wanting to attend Lake Race 2013 today on the Bagnell Dam Strip area and watching the race live, it is best to know where to go, how to get there and all of the free public viewing areas, parking and activity availability for spectators to enjoy. There are also public viewing areas at event host site Beaver’s at the Dam on Bagnell Dam Strip, Iguana Watersports on Bagnell Dam Strip, off Deepwater Drive in Lake Ozark and at additional Bagnell Dam Strip sidewalk areas and participating restaurants such as Lucky’s Bar & Grill. For those watching the race by boat, the OSS staff will buoy off a perimeter of the actual racecourse, which spans from the 1 to about 4 mile markers.
Six to eight shuttles will be available for spectators and Lake Race 2013 visitors to travel to viewing areas, the Vendor and Race Villages, and other points of interest for the event.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. TEAM CRC won the OSS Cat 850 Class at the Offshore Super Series National Championships in 2009 at Lake of the Ozarks.
D&M MOTORSPORTS took second place in the OSS Cat 850 Class in the 2009 Offshore Super Series National Championships at Lake of the Ozarks. World Champion Dave Scott's Nauti Marine CAT, formerly Miss Bud Light, is lowered into the pits at 7-Mile Cove during the Offshore Super Series World Championships in 2008.
Ameren Missouri has already cleared the way for landlubbers to watch the races from Bagnell Dam, which will close to traffic during the event. The OSS races of the past drew more than 25,000 spectators over the race weekend with an estimated economic impact of $4.5 million. The winning drivers in 2009 wasted no time giving props to Lake of the Ozarks and the powerboating enthusiasts lining the course. Miss Geico and driver Marc Granet was crowned the Offshore Super Series National Champion in 2008 at Lake of the Ozarks.
Since 2003, the OSS Super Series has featured legends and fan favorites of the Lake of the Ozarks: Dave Scott, John Tomlinson, Bob Teague, Dr.
The race committee is now working diligently to line up sponsors, donations and volunteers to meet the event’s financial commitments. This year, a number of sponsors, including Mountain Dew, made it possible for the race to return. Racer Mike Fiore, of Rhode Island, died from injuries he suffered when his boat flipped several times while traveling over 140 mph. Then, three separate boat divisions followed, including the Performance PX class boats that reach up to 150 miles per hour. The tremendous support from the community also helped bring an OSS-sanctioned event to heightened new levels since its initial run from 2007-2009.


At the same time, it’s an event that we can put on, tweak a bit and grow it larger and larger each year,” he added. According to the Lake Race 2013 committee, Bagnell Dam will be closed to vehicle traffic through Monday morning. Boats can anchor off near coves and the area will be patrol to ensure both the boating spectator and racer safety. The first is at Christ the King Lutheran Church, which is located on Bagnell Dam Strip next to McDonald’s. Scott has been selected the honorary chairman of the Lake of the Ozarks Invitational Offshore Super Series Race coming Friday-Sunday, June 7-9, 2013. Mike Jansen, Bob Bull, and the late Bob Morgan and Jeff “JT” Tillman, to name only a short list of winners.
Remaining funds will be donated to local charities and beautification projects on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. Co-chair of the race, Jeff Carroll, grew up in the Lake of the Ozarks and said he has watched the area change over the years.
All the boats traversed the same rectangular-shaped, OSS-approved on-water race course, which spans from the 0 to 4 mile marker of the main channel.
Barricades may be moved down from station road towards the dam for late evening hours but this area will be closed to through traffic for the entire weekend. The second is Lake Ozark Christian Church, which is at the corner of Bagnell Dam Boulevard and Flynn Road, also on Bagnell Dam Strip.
Carroll said the lake area, like any tourism-centered destination, had to deal with the slow business that comes from an uncertain economy. The awards ceremony will be held at Beavers at the Dam Bar and Grill following the races approximately at 5 p.m. Foot traffic during the dam closure will not be allowed on the Lakeland side of the dam and will be strictly enforced. For pick up and drop off to the Deepwater Drive public viewing area shuttle service, spectators should meet at the corner of Bagnell Dam Boulevard and Ballenger Drive on the Strip.
The boat race that mesmerized fans from 2007-09 at the 7-mile marker will now roar past flotillas from Bagnell Dam to the 4MM. The three-day Lake of the Ozarks Invitational Offshore Super Series Race will hit the Strip Friday-Sunday, June 7-9, 2013. Drivers can take Valley Road off Bagnell Dam Boulevard where it meets with Legion Road and ends at The Dam Bait Shop to access the third parking area.



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