OSS: Lake of the Ozarks preview

LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOWCASES NATIONAL OFFSHORE SUPER SERIES RACES The Horny Toad Offshore Super Series National Championship will offer a weekend of speed and excitement for race teams and fans alike. OSS president Ron Polli states " The final...

LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOWCASES NATIONAL OFFSHORE SUPER SERIES RACES

The Horny Toad Offshore Super Series National Championship will offer a weekend of speed and excitement for race teams and fans alike. OSS president Ron Polli states " The final event of our racing season is a double points race, so it's a competitor's chance to make a big jump in the point standings."

Lake of the Ozarks (LOTO) producers, sponsors and volunteers are gearing up for their second annual race with an enhanced Horny Toad complex and more areas for spectators to view the action. Producer Merlyn Vandervort is thrilled to host the championships just weeks after the annual Shootout, and invites everyone to the "Meet The Racers" party on Friday night at his Horny Toad Tiki Bar with a concert following in the Amphitheatre.

Racers will be running up to sixteen laps depending on their boat class as they compete for the race which will determine the season's champions. The parking area adjacent to the Horny Toad will hold the 2007 National Champion teams; all other competitors are to be staged at the large Racer's Village lot at 1050 Bittersweet Road. Fans can personally meet the drivers, throttlemen and crews starting on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at both areas.

The OSS Pro-Am Series will be launched at the Nationals sponsored in part by locally based RPM offshore racing magazine owners, Robert Richards and Amanda Hall. Ms. Susie Sandstrom, North American president of the OSS official sports glasses Sziols, will be making the final presentation to LOTO winners at the awards' ceremony Sunday night at the Horny Toad Complex.

Testing on Saturday commences at 11:00 a.m. with races starting at approximately 1:30 p.m.. Sunday's races are to start at 12:00 p.m. Both days will be broadcast live via radio and Charter TV.

"The area is thrilled to host this prestigious national event," says Jim Divincen, executive director of the Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA). " Last year's OSS race was one of our top two on-water events, generating approximately four million dollars of economic impact in the Lake community. The TCLA board of directors is very pleased to be a substantial financial partner for this annual event. "

-credit: www.offshoresuperseries.com

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