Those who plan on hitting the water for this year’s Shootout in August are being given fair warning to give themselves extra time if they need to head downstream after the event. Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the highway patrol, says the no-wake zone for this year’s Shootout will be extended from the 31.5-mile mark down to about the 21 mile mark. The idle speed enforcement will be in effect for that Saturday only from 12pm-8pm. The patrol says the extended idle-speed zone is in the best interest of safety and preventing property damage since most of the boating traffic leaves the event in a downstream direction. The Shootout racing is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26. A map of the designated no-wake areas can be found on the highway patrol’s water Patrol Division website.