The below excerpt was taken from an article released by Speedonthewater.com, recapping day 1 of the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.
The first day of the 2018 happening also provided some milestone events. Randy Scism of MTI was joined in one on his 340X sport catamarans powered by Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboards engines by his 22-year-old daughter, Taylor. The father-daughter team ran four passes and reached 114 mph twice.
“This was my first time racing and to do it with my dad and follow in his footsteps was really cool,” Taylor Scism said. “Since he was the original Shootout champion (Scism won the 1989 event with a top speed of 101 mph) 30 years ago, it was amazing to be able to go out there with him and run in the event this year.
“I was a little nervous the first time we ran down the course in front of the spectators, but I kept focused on the finish line and tried not to think about how many people were watching us,” she continued. “We’re going to run again tomorrow. We’d like to see 115 even though our goal was to run 110 mph.”
The father daughter team surpassed their initial goal on day 1, set a new goal for Sunday, and ended the weekend with a top speed of 116 MPH! Congratulations to Randy and Taylor for a great run in the attention grabbing, red MTI 340X.