- Created: Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:23
- Written by Jason Johnson
Even with the change in course length from one mile to three quarters of a mile, Don Onken’s 51-foot Mystic Powerboats catamaran American Ethanol is likely the clear-cut favorite to be the fastest boat at any top-speed shootout event it competes in this season. That’s a pretty fair assumption when you consider the boat’s accomplishments last year: The quad-engine Mystic ran 206 mph at the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees (GLOC) Performance Boat Challenge Shootout in Grove, Okla., and backed up its 208-mph Top Gun-winning effort at the 2015 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout with the fastest speed ever recorded at the event in a non-turbine-powered boat, 217 mph.
And all of that was with the “smaller” 1,700-hp engines.
Heading into the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri, the American Ethanol team is looking to become the second team to win three straight Shootout Top Gun titles. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix