The NGK Spark Plugs Formula One Powerboat Championship Series is bringing its world class powerboat racing action to the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks, MO for the first time in history. Building off the momentum of its first two events in Port Neches, TX, the NGK F1 Series comes to Lake of the Ozarks for the 3rd round of the 2021 season. The adrenaline pumping “Formula 1 Lake Race” running as a companion event to the Offshore Powerboat Association’s “Lake Race” at Bagnell Dam on June 3-5, 2021. Lake of the Ozarks, celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2021
Race fans will be transfixed with three days full of fun. Starting Thursday, June 3rd, the public is invited to meet the racers at the Racer’s Reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Camden on the Lake Boardwalk. At noon on Friday June 4th, the race pits will start their set-up followed by a Lake Race Street Party open to the public at Bagnell Dam Strip from 4pm to 10pm. The big Saturday race day action, which includes the different boat racing disciplines; Formula 1, Tri Hull and Offshore, will start with testing at 9:00am and the full-throttle, deck to deck racing action from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Utilizing its revolutionary Live Timing system, which allows fans to watch the rapid-paced race positioning in real time while watching the Live Stream. Additional racing action viewing can be found on the American Broadcast Affiliates airing the show on live national television, where an estimated 40+ million viewers will have the chance to watch the event on broadcast and cable television.
Where to watch by Land: The Formula 1 Lake Race will be held on Lake of the Ozarks Missouri at the Bagnell Dam ( at the Bagnell Dam Strip). Viewing areas on the Dam in the NGK Fan Zone and adjacent areas along the dam as it will be closed to public vehicle traffic. Areas along the street from the dam at the Celebration Cruise boat to the Neon Taco, extending west. Additional viewing on both the west and north sides of the lake within the course location.
Where to watch by Water: The lake will be no wake from the dam extending to the 4 mile marker, boat viewing will be available down both sides of the course outside the safety zone outer perimeters. This will include all of the coves stretching to the dam from the 4 mile marker. Please follow the patrol boats instructions for everyone’s safety.
How to watch via Live Streaming: Live-Streamed racing action will be produced by Live Race Media to air “Live” during race day on the NGK Series Facebook page, /NGKF1PowerboatChampionship , series website, www.ngkf1.com , and the NGK corporate Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NGKSparkplugs.
Tentative Lake Race Schedule
12:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 10:00 Pit Set Up/ Registration/ Boat Inspections
Drivers Meeting Street Party on the Bagnell Dam Strip
7:30-8:00 Drivers Meeting
9:00 – 9:30 Testing F1
9:30 – 9:45 Testing Tri Hull
9:45-10:30 Testing Offshore
10:45-11:00 Opening Ceremonies
11:00-11:20 F1- Group A Heats 1 4 min. + 1 lap
F1- Group B Heats 1 4 min. + 1 lap
11:20-11:50 Offshore- Bracket Racing
11:50-12:00 Tri Hull Heats 1 7 laps each
12:00- 12:30 Offshore- Bracket Racing
12:30-1:00 F1- Group A Heat 2 4 min. + 1 lap each
F1- Group B Heat 2 4 min. + 1 lap each
1:00-1:30 Offshore- Super Stock- Heat 1
1:30-1:45 Tri Hull Heats 2 & 3 7 laps each
1:45-2:15 Offshore- Super Stock- Heat 2
2:15-3:00 F1- Final 17 min. + 1 lap
3:00-3:45 Offshore- Supercat
3:45-4:15 Tri Hull- Final 20 laps
4:15-5:00 Offshore- Open Class
Read the Full Press Release Here:
Visit the NGK F1 Facebook page at:
NGKF1PowerboatChampionship. Find additional information on
the NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship on the website, www.ngkf1.com.
Additional information source for Lodging, RV Camping, Dining, and Local Activities.
Additional Offshore OPA Information
Margaritaville- 1.800.826.8272 reservations line directly to book.
Lodge of the Four Seasons- 888-265-5500 call Monday – Friday 8am-4pm
Shady Gators Vacation Rentals- www.shadygators.com, Jeremy Gorham 660-441-0574
How to watch via Television: Television coverage provided by Viper Communications Inc. through various providers including the American Broadcast Affiliates. Here is a list of centrally located affiliates.
WLPD – 30.1 Plano IL
WCIA Quincy IL
KZOU Columbia MO
KLOR Springfield MO
KGCS – 22.1 Joplin-Pittsburg MO
KLKT – 41.1 Liberal KS
KGPT – 26.10 Wichita KS
KCTU – 5.2 Wichita KS
KOMI – 24.1 Oklahoma City OK
WYBE – 44.1 Stillwater OK
For a full list of broadcasting affiliates providing the Formula 1 Lake Race and Lake Race coverage click here to view and download the pdf: