Known throughout the powerboating community and a loyal offshore racing family, we are excited for Randy and Taylor Scism who recently set a brand new course record in the Dam to Dam Challenge in the Lake of the Ozarks. Continue reading to learn more.
And just like that, there is a new Dam Challenge record-holding team at the Lake of the Ozarks. Piloting her 450R Factory Stock-class MTI 390X raceboat, driver Taylor Scism and her father, Randy, who throttled the Mercury Racing 450R outboard engine-powered 39-footer, completed the 189-mile run in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 5 seconds.
(From left) The new Dam Challenge record-holding MTI team of Shaun Peters, Taylor Scism, Randy Scism and Cherell Scism (who stayed ashore his morning) would not be denied.
“We did it,” Taylor Scism, MTI’s client relations manager and this year’s honorary chairperson for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, via telephone this morning. “I am super excited.
“That was some of the best boating I’ve ever done at the Lake of the Ozarks,” she added, then laughed. “The water was glass the entire time.”
Such is the benefit of getting out early on the popular Central Missouri waterway, but the Scisms weren’t just there to cut the morning glass. Frustrated by mechanical issues that knocked them out of what was supposed to be a three-boat record attempt yesterday, the father-and-daughter MTI duo came back this morning and gave it another effort.
“We said, ‘We know we can do this,’” Taylor explained. “Let’s get out there and try it again.”