As Racers return to Biloxi for Smokin’ the Sound, not only will they will be working on their setup to take the checkered flag, they will be thinking about who to nominate for this special sportsmanship trophy.
The Randy Linebach Lighthouse Award is presented annually by the Biloxi Race Producers in honor of Randy Linebach, Team Airborne, #24, an OSS founding member who lost his life during a test run in Biloxi in 2004.
The perpetual trophy recipient is selected by vote, from the racers, for the racer in any category demonstrating exceptional teamwork, sportsmanship and camaraderie. The original Randy Linebach Lighthouse Award was displayed at Biloxi City Hall. In 2006, Hurricane Katrina claimed it along with all but the spirit of Biloxi. Race Producers Woody Bailey, Rusty David, Asher Travis and Gene Oswalt re-created the inspirational award, then boldly if not defiantly, placed it on the crane at water’s edge for the 2007 “Smokin’ the Sound” race. This year’s winner will be announced Sunday night at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel during an observance at the awards ceremony.