• Race Boat Static Display's Photo

    Race Boat Static Display

    Friday Night 5pm-8pm
    Bonnie's Lakeside Restaurant
    Rt. 32, 2 miles East of Three Lakes
    • Free meal for boats registered at Bonnie's
    • Radar-Run Registration Table (pick up your kits & driver's shirt)
    • Raffles
    • Music
    • Food
  • Classic Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • V4 / in-line 6 cylinders
    • No interior requirements
  • Vintage V6 Lake Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • OMC 2.4 / 2.6 or Mercury 2.0 / 2.4
    • Minimum 3 seats
    • Fully upholstered interior
  • Vintage V6 Pro-Mod Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • OMC 2.4 / 2.6 or Mercury 2.0 / 2.4
    • No seating requirement
    • No upholstery requirement
  • Lake Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • Minimum 2 seats
    • Fully upholstered interior
  • Airport Fly-In's Photo

    Airport Fly-In

    Saturday, 10am-8pm
    Adjacent to Boat Racing
    Three Lakes Airport (40D)
    Rt. 32, 3 miles east of Three Lakes
    • The "Best grass strip in Wisconsin"!
    • Vintage, light sport & "War Bird" air planes
    • Only 500' from Big Stone Lake and the Shootout
    • Free meal for any pilot arriving by plane
    • AvGas 30¢ per gallon discount at KEGV (10 miles north)
    • Tie Downs / Rnwy 3-21 3,400' X 120'
    • CTAF 122.7 / Left Traffic / 054º radial 17 mi from RHI
    • WX AWOS (KEGV) 118.32 & 715-479-1465
  • Shootout Radar Run's Photo

    Shootout Radar Run

    Saturday, 11:00am - 4:30pm
    Anchor Marine, Sunset Grill & Harbor Campground
    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)
    • Raffles
    • Family entertainment
    • Beer tent and music
    Learn More
  • Jet Boat Racer

    • Any water jet propulsion
    • Does not include PWC's
  • Pro Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • No seating requirement
    • No upholstery requirement
  • Chain of Lakes Tour's Photo

    Chain of Lakes Tour

    Friday, 11:30-2:00pm | Lunch
    Burgers plus other food & drink for sale at Sunset Grill
    on Big Stone Lake from 11:30 AM until departure
    on the tour from Big Stone Lake no later than 2 PM

    Friday, 2:00pm | Tour of the Lakes
    Depart from Tiki Bar / Campground beach and docks.
    • 9 lakes
    • 90 minutes of leisurely lake cruisin' while showing off the boats
      to all those pier-side spectators with cameras.
  • Event Description

    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 at the Three Lakes Fire Department.

    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 23rd. 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.

  • Enviro "Green" Mod Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • E-Tec / Opti-Max / V-Max
    • No seating requirement
    • No upholstery requirement
  • Boat Requirements

    Every "Shootout" boat MUST:

    • Be inspected for Invasive Species plant material & receive a sticker before going in the water
    • Be Safety Inspected at launch (Receive a sticker)
      • Working “kill switch” with lanyard must be demonstrated (Except woodies)
      • On-board fire extinguisher
    • Be the only person in the boat during the radar run
  • Multi-Engine Racer

    • Multiple outboard engines
    • No seating requirement
    • No upholstery requirement
  • Shootout Radar Run's Photo

    Shootout Radar Run

    Saturday, 11:00am - 4:30pm
    Anchor Marine, Sunset Grill & Harbor Campground
    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)
    • Raffles
    • Family entertainment
    • Beer tent and music
    Learn More
  • Event Viewing

    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.

  • Driver Requirements

    • After registering every “Shootout” driver MUST do the following:
    • Must attest to be at least 18 years of age
      • (Except PWC's, where young drivers only need to show their license)
    • Must pay the $25 pre-registration donation fee (through Friday, June 22nd) or $35 on Saturday, June 23rd day of the event
    • Must attend Mandatory Driver Briefingheld Saturday June 23rd
      • Anchor Marine adjacent to Sunset Grill at 10:30 AM
      • Must bring your Registration Kit since it contains your numbered wristband
      • Must sign & date the Medical Questionnaire & Liability Release Form
      • Must decide on number of runs to be purchased
        • $10 for a single pass
        • $20 for three passes
    • Wear a DOT approved helmet (everyone except Woodie drivers)
    • Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket
  • 2013 Shootout Results Posted

    6/25/2013
    The 2013 Three Lakes Shootout results are now available on the Shootout Results page under Boat Racing. Congratulations to all!
    Learn More
  • Event Registration

    If you wish to participate in the "Shootout" Radar Run there are several requirements for driver and boat alike. Please review the requirements carefully as they will be strictly enforced. Anyone not adhering to the requirements will not be allowed to participate. Out of the area registered boaters can have free, overnight indoor boat storage if arranged in advance. Call Anchor Marine (715-546-8333) to reserve your spot as space is limited.

    Registration
  • Driver Registration

    Every “Shootout” driver MUST register.

    Onsite Registration opens Friday, June 22nd at Pine Isle Restaurant at noon, and will continue at Bonnie's Lakeside at 5:00pm. On Saturday, June 23rd, the Registration booth moves to Anchor Marine, site of the on-water event, adjacent to Sunset Grill and the Three Lakes Airport between the hours of 8 and 10:30am.

  • Chain of Lakes Tour Update

    The Chain of Lakes Boat Tour will depart from The Harbor Campground Mai Tiki Bar & Grill docks and beach this year. Burgers and brats will be available between noon and 2:00, and the tour will begin at 2:00.
  • Unlimited Racer

    • Anything goes (power enhanced)
      • Nitrous
      • Blower
      • Turbo
  • Post Shootout fun, music, drinks, bragging & tall tales!'s Photo

    Post Shootout fun, music, drinks, bragging & tall tales!

    Saturday, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Harbor Campground
    Rt 32, 3 miles east of Three Lakes
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  • New Website for 2013

    There's no question the Three Lakes Shootout & Fly-in has become Northern Wisconsin's can't miss summer event. For 2013, the event gets a new face on the Internet. threelakesshootout.com was revised in May and will be updated regularly with event information and multimedia. Check in often!
  • Fun Class

    • No kill switch or helmet req'd.
      • Covers PWC's, Woodies, ski boats, bass boats, vintage boats (over 25 years old), anything that doesn't fit in another class
  • Registration Form (example)

    Please review this registration form prior to the event. You will be required to complete and sign it when you register at the event.
    2013-registration-form.pdf
  • Registration Form (example)

    Please review this registration form prior to the event. You will be required to complete and sign it when you register at the event.
    2013-registration-form.pdf
  • Airport Fly-In's Photo

    Airport Fly-In

    Saturday, 10am-8pm
    Adjacent to Boat Racing
    Three Lakes Airport (40D)
    Rt. 32, 3 miles east of Three Lakes
    • The "Best grass strip in Wisconsin"!
    • Vintage, light sport & "War Bird" air planes
    • Only 500' from Big Stone Lake and the Shootout
    • Free meal for any pilot arriving by plane
    • AvGas 30¢ per gallon discount at KEGV (10 miles north)
    • Tie Downs / Rnwy 3-21 3,400' X 120'
    • CTAF 122.7 / Left Traffic / 054º radial 17 mi from RHI
    • WX AWOS (KEGV) 118.32 & 715-479-1465
    flyover.jpg
  • Enviro "Green" Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • E-Tec / Opti-Max / V-Max
    • Minimum 4 seats
    • Fully upholstered interior
  • Additional Sponsors of Products, Assistance & Support

    • Aqua Devils Ski Club
    • Baker Foods
    • Chain 'O Lakes Septic Service
    • Mark Kirby, announcer
    • Harbor Campground & Restaurant
    • Mercury Racing
    • Northernaire Resort
    • Swendson Motorsports
    • Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce
    • Three Lakes Fire and Rescue
    • Three Lakes Police Department
    • Waterworks Specialists (Recovery boats)
  • Super Sport Racer

    • Single outboard engine
    • Minimum 4 seats
    • Upholstered interior