Last year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Top Guns Bill Tomlinson and Ken Kehoe crashed their My Way, 50-foot Mystic, on the St. Lawrence River Saturday, in the 1,000 Island Poker Run. The boat will not be able to be repaired in time to race in this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. My Way was favored to beat their 2011 top speed and take the Top Gun trophy again this year.
The Mystic is powered by 6,000 horse twin-turbines and is capable of reaching 221+ m.p.h. in one mile. My Way hit a wake at 160 mph on Saturday and it sent the bow straight up into the air. No one was hurt in the accident but the boat sustained about $250,000 in damages, putting a six-foot hole in the port side, next to a turbine.
This year’s Shootout races will be held August 25th-26th at Captain Ron’s at the 34.5MM of Lake of the Ozarks.