Proud MTI driver, Richard Prince, recently spoke with Lake Expo about his plans with MTI’s own Randy Scism for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, coming up later this month, as well as his experience with race wins and history at LOTO.
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The Lake’s biggest boat race will be celebrating its 25th birthday this month.
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout has brought racers from around the world to display the limits of speed in vessels ranging from PWCs to catamarans sporting horsepower in the thousands.
Lake Expo focuses its Shootout Spotlights on men and women who have distinguished themselves in recent Shootouts, and who offer the promise of exciting runs this year.
The Shootout is scheduled for Aug. 16–25.
Name: Richard Prince
Co-racer’s Name: Randy Scism
Boat Name: Mac Daddy
Port of Call: Kenner, La.
Boat make/model: MTI 44 ft. G5 Catamaran
Shootout Race Classification: PC5P2 – Professional, Catamaran 43ft. and over, Twin Mercury Turbo 1,350 engines
Horsepower: 2700 HP
Modifications: All factory
Fastest Speed: 180 mph
Notable Races/Wins: 2002 New Orleans Super Boat International P-1 Win in 36’ Eliminator; 2008 Lake Havasu Offshore Super Series 850 Class win; 2008 Sunny Isles, Fla. Offshore Super Series, horrible crash in turn 1; 2012 Shootout Top Gun PC5P2 154 mph
Business: Self-employed with a trucking company
Family: Wife Melissa and children Paris and Braden. I couldn’t do it without the support of my great family.
Describe the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in one word: Awesome!
What do you like about the LOZ Shootout?
It is a very well organized event and that makes it a lot of fun.
Source: www.lakeexpo.com; Janet Dabbs; August 5, 2013.