The 3rd annual 2017 GLOC Shootout, set for July 13th through 16th 2017, is all systems go for what is sure to be the biggest and best performance boat shootout ever held at Grand Lake.
Once again participants are coming to Oklahoma from as far away as Huntington Beach, California and South Florida to run the guns at GLOC and take in all that Grand Lake has to offer.
You can find details on everything related to the GLOC Shootout, including the full schedule, registration forms, racer info, spectator info and more on the all new website at http://glocshootout.com.
Here is a rundown of all the events that are a part of this great Grand Lake event, including the return of the Street Party to the Grove Civic Center on Thursday evening and the addition of the Veterans Charity Troop Tour on Friday.
GLOC Shootout Street Party
Actually, even BEFORE the Street Party, you will have a chance to check out an awesome parade of up to 8 DCB performance boats through downtown Grove.
That will take place approximately 3 or 4 pm as these boats will be gathering at Lakeside Marina at Sailboat Bridge before making their way to the Civic Center parking lot.
But, these boats and the rigs needed to tow them are so large that it’s necessary for a police escort to help them navigate the intersection in Downtown Grove at 3rd and Main.
This will be a full-on police escort type of deal and really cool to see.
But back to the Street Party itself.
This is absolutely your best chance to get up close and personal with the awesome performance boats that will be running throughout the weekend on Grand Lake – and their owners and team members.
The Civic Center parking lot will be FULL of boats, so plan accordingly.
Parking for the public will be available across the street from the Civic Center in the parking lot next to Charlie’s Chicken.
American Grill will be on hand with cold drinks and their will also be a handful of vendors on site.
Be here early so you can check out the Street Party and get your GLOC Shootout weekend started the right way!
Veterans Charity Troops Tour
This event is open to EVERYONE…you do not need to be a GLOC Shootout participant or even have a performance boat.
The entry fee is $100.00 for Shootout participants (per boat) and $195 per boat for non-Shootout participants. And great prizes will be given away after the tour!
This is a charity event to support our troops and all funds after expenses that are raised by this event will go directly to the Combat Vets Association at http://www.cvmagroveok.org Oklahoma Chapter 10-5.
This chapter is a locally based 501-C3 organization of combat veterans that serves all veterans in need within a 75 mile radius of Grove, Oklahoma.
All participants will run as a group on a tour of Grand Lake, leaving from Lakeside Marina to the Pensacola Dam where they will do an off-plane parade pass along the dam and then back will get back on place towards Lakeside Marina.
If you would like to drop off on the way back and eat lunch at a particular participating waterfront restaurant do so at this time.
As the lead boat approaches the desired location we have designated a “Tour” boat that will break off as the group approaches the course to a particular restaurant and you are welcome to follow this boat that will take you directly to the restaurant you have chosen.
All others will proceed back to Lakeside where they then can continue to enjoy the lake and the 3rd Annual GLOC Shootout.
Featured Troops Tour restaurants include
- Morrow’s Bar and Grill
- Ugly’s Grill and Bar
- Eddy’s Lakeside Bar at Shangri-La
- Quarterdeck Waterfront Cafe at Tera Miranda
- The Parrot in Grove on Honey Creek.
Riggs Tree Service of Grove, OK is also a proud sponsor of the Troops Tour.
Participants that register for the tour will be entered into a drawing that will award great prizes for tickets drawn.
These will be awarded shortly after the Tour ends. Participants do not have to be present to win but will be contacted by phone and can pick their prize up at the “Information Center” at Lakeside Marina in Grove anytime during the GLOC Shootout event.
You can register for the Troops Tour now by visiting this link: http://www.glocshootout.com/gloc-troops-charity-tour
Cruising the Docks Party
The “Cruising the Docks Party” returns to Lakeside Marina at 5 pm on Friday the 14th and includes a wild and loud “Fire Up the Dock” – at 6:30 pm.
There will be live entertainment, food trucks, cold drinks, vendors and a whole bunch of people that love boats, boating and Grand Lake.
This was a very popular event last year as it gives you, the spectators, a chance to get on the docks and see these boats in the water…where they belong!
And remember, during actual racing hours on Saturday and Sunday, the dock at Lakeside Marina becomes a Hot Pit area where we are required by insurance to limit access to those over the age of 18 who have signed waivers. There is also a $20 per person charge for access to the docks during the actual racing.
BUT, Friday night during the Docks Party is the perfect opportunity for you to get out on the dock and see these amazing boats in the water with their drivers and owners and teams right there eager to visit with you.
Also, limited parking will be available at Lakeside Marina, but there is also parking just to the South (follow the signs) and a FREE SHUTTLE will be provided to get you to and from your car and the action at Lakeside.
So don’t miss the “Cruising the Docks Party” on Friday night!
GLOC Shootout Racing Excitement
Saturday, July 15th from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, July 16th from 10 am to 4 pm it’s time for Shootout Racing excitement!
The course is in the same place, just West of Sailboat Bridge. You can see maps of the location on the GLOC Shootout website HERE.
If you can’t be out in a boat, Sailboat Bridge is a great place to watch the excitement. And there will be all sorts of fun to be had at Lakeside Marina where you can also get a great view of the Shootout action.
In fact, new this year will be bleachers provided by the City of Grove that will provide an excellent view of the shootout racing.
And back this year will be more food trucks, cold drinks available inside Lakeside Marina and on the Cherokee Queen and vendors will be on hand as well…including displays from several Shootout participants.
Limited parking will be available at Lakeside Marina during the race days at $10 per car. But, FREE PARKING is available appx ½ mile South of Lakeside Marina and a completely free shuttle will be running throughout the event to get out to the racing excitement and then back to your car. Again…that is free.
Confirmed registrants for this year include the return of the amazing American Ethanol boat that topped the guns at 206 mph hour last year, plus the popular 2nd Amendment Racing team from Florida.
In fact we have many returning participants and are excited to bring this national event to Grove.
And don’t forget you can tune in to KGVE 99.3 FM starting an hour before racing each day and get all the info on participants, sponsors and up to the minute results with top speeds for all the Shootout runs.
Dealers and Manufacturers Showcase
The Showcase will feature a dealer or manufacturer’s ‘Showcase’ boat running down the GLOC Shootout ¾ mile course while announcers Mr. Bob May and Mr. Brad Harrington announce the highlights and details about that dealer or manufacturer and the boat they are showcasing.
As with all boats running the GLOC Shootout course, the showcase boats will make use of the GLOC FasTrac Course and make a 2nd trip up the course, highlighting that boat in different conditions based on wind direction and speed.
This is a great opportunity for dealers and manufacturers to be spotlighted on the shootout stage in front of thousands of boating enthusiasts.
This year’s Showcase at the GLOC Shootout is already scheduled to include:
- DCB Boats with Carlton Bass, Bo Gregory, Chase Chappell, JP O’Donoghue, Shawn Gibson and Mark Schouten all making showcase runs.
- Indian Hills Marina – This Grand Lake marina will be highlighting a brand new Playcraft Xtreme.
So there you have it….WOW – It’s going to be a full weekend of big fun, fast boats and great people!
And if you are in Grove or are planning on being in town for the Shootout and want to help, the GLOC Shootout is always looking for volunteers. To learn more how you can help, go here: http://www.glocshootout.com/volunteer-info
Make your plans now to be on hand for the excitement of performance boat shootout racing when it returns to Grand Lake for the 2017 GLOC Shootout July 13th through the 16th.
A special thanks goes out to major GLOC Shootout event sponsors, including Performance Boat Center, DCB Boats/Cat’sAss Racing, Grand River Dam Authority, Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Grand Lake Association/TravelOk.com, Floating Mats, the Seneca-Cayuga Nation, Teague Custom Marine, Grand Lake Casino, 99.3 KGVE, The Grove Sun, The Grand Laker/Vinita Daily Journal, Tera Miranda Resort, Shangri-La Resort and GrandLakeLiving.com.