Image of the Week: Welcome to Toon Town

Like the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, the Offshore Powerboat Association-sanctioned Lake Race on the Central Missouri waterway is something of an all-inclusive event. There’s a class for powerboats of pretty much all shapes and sizes in the annual OPA contest, which ran earlier this month.

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Always a crowd pleaser at the Lake Race, the Pontoon class delivered close action (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Jeff Helmkamp/Helmkamp Photos.

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Image of the Week: Lake Winnebago Beat Down

Unike Lake Michigan a mere 73 miles east, Wisconsin’s Lake Winnebago isn’t particularly notorious for rough conditions. That said, like any body of water with enough wind applied it can get nasty as participants in last weekend’s Four Horsemen Poker Run quickly discovered.

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Beak alert—this Fountain sportboat displaced major water during the Four Horsemen Poker Run (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Anthony Scioli/Elite Poker Runs LLC.

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Slideshow of the Week: Mauff Celebrates 60th, Enjoys First Lake Race

For many reasons, the five-boat Supercat class stood out at last weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association-sanctioned Lake Race on Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. For one, joining the locally based Performance Boat Center/Jimmy John’s team—the defending Super Boat International national and world champions in the Superboat class—were two teams loaded with veteran racers—the WHM Motorsports team of Billy Mauff and Jay Muller, and the Cleveland Construction team of Ed Smith and Bob Teague. Add in the competitive local father-and-son team H.P. Mafia, plus the newest team to the class, M CON, which is the former WHM Skater campaigned by rookie racers and cousins Tyler Miller and Brett Miller, and the class was one of the most fun to watch.

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Billy Mauff and Jay Muller won the Supercat class in their first trip to the Lake Race in Missouri. All photos by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

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Image of the Week: Speed On The Water Wear Worn to Perfection

On scene for this weekend’s Offshore Powerboat Association Lake Race on the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden set up a shoot to showcase the latest Speed On The Water wear created by Dean Loucks of The Art Of Design. Diligent and determined, Boden never misses an opportunity to promote the brand—in fact, he creates them.

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They wear it so well—Nikki Sorenson, Christy Wright, Sally McClelland and Stacy Hagar struck a pose for our ace shooter in their new Speed On The Water gear (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Video Of Week: Verado-Powered Outerlimits SL 41

Working with local videographer/photographer Halsey Fulton, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats of Bristol, R.I., captured video of Dave Burgess’ SL 41 sportboat powered by triple Verado 400R outboard engines this week. As previously reported on speedonthewater.com, the 41-footer will spend the summer plying the waters near the owner’s home in St. Clair, Mich.

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Click the image above to watch the video.

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