Dave Denham, driver for the Pirate Offshore Racing Super Vee Lite team, was named the 2014 recipient of the Randy Linebach Lighthouse Award on Sunday evening at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel during the awards ceremony for the Smokin’ the Sound offshore race.
The award is presented annually by the Biloxi Race Producers in honor of Randy Linebach, Team Airborne #24 who lost his life on Friday, April 23, 2004 during a test run for the inaugural Smokin’ the Sound. Randy began his racing career in 1994 when he built and raced the boat “Aftershock”. He made his national offshore debut in June, 1999 in Corpus Christi, Texas with the “Cat Can Do” team. He then raced his own boat, “Airborne Big Thunder” on national and divisional circuits from 2000 to 2003. Randy was a designer and builder of 50’ and 53’ luxury high performance catamarans. Randy was one of the founding members of the Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing Association and was part of creating the vision of the then new organization.