The “Shootout” is an individual competition of driver & boat against the radar gun for “Top Gun” bragging rights and the annual “Top Gun” name (with speed) permanently inscribed & displayed on the Shootout Trophy.
From a standing start, registered boats will attain maximum speed over a 1,000 foot by 100 foot, buoy-marked course and have their speed recorded by radar gun at the finish line. There will be a 300 foot “slow down zone” following the radar course. Drivers can pass by the finish line boat on their way back to shore to see their time immediately after their run.
For safety’s sake, the entire bay on Big Stone Lake where the event will occur has been declared a SLOW-NO-WAKE ZONE by the Town of Three Lakes for the day of June 25. The event will occur adjacent to the Three Lakes Airport and Sunset Grill Restaurant, both located on Big Stone Lake, just 3 miles east of Three Lakes on Hwy 32.
Safety is our primary concern. On-water enforcement of safety issues will be provided by the Three Lakes Police Marine Unit, Oneida County Marine Unit, Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR), as well as distinctly marked on-water, safety patrol wardens. In addition there will be a team of rescue divers with appropriate medical (EMT) staff & ambulance adjacent to the course during the entire event.
Shootout Radar Run
Anchor Marine and Sunset Grill
Rt 32, 2 miles east of Three Lakes on Big Stone Lake
Required Boat Driver Briefing @ 10:30 AM
- Free parking
- Free shuttle
- Bleacher seating
- Full food court
- On-water race viewing is best (lash boats side by side)
- 50/50 Raffles
- Ride With the Racer Raffle
- Beer Tent and other beverages
- Tee Shirt Sales
We have attempted to make free viewing a top priority for the public’s benefit. There will be free parking at the site with bleachers to make viewing easier. In addition, on-water viewing will be possible by boats arriving on the chain of lakes, lining up & lashing together, side-by-side along the “Shootout” course, subject to a buoy marked safety set-back zone. By lashing together, the spectator boats are more stable, enhance viewing, and create a great fun atmosphere for everyone. This also enhances safety since the boats running the “chute” will also have to navigate through the spectator boats on their way back to the starting line for subsequent runs.