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.