When the green flag drops for tomorrow’s first race of the Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla., the Superboat Stock-class field will include Killer Bee, its newest team. New York-based team owner/throttleman Jim Denooyer will be joined in the cockpit of his new 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran by his daughter, Lindsey, for the Friday and Sunday races, but her college schedule will keep her out of the boat tomorrow. So driver Ricky Taylor of Port Orange, Fla., will join Denooyer in the cockpit.
Jim Denooyer and Ricky Taylor will run the new Killer Bee 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran, which was rigged and set up by Grant’s Signature Racing in Bradenton, Fla., tomorrow in the first race of the 2018 SBI Offshore World Championships in Key West. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Taylor comes to the team with Stock-class competition experience. In the 2016 SBI National Championships in Clearwater, Fla., he competed with mostly retired Stock-class veteran Scott . He also drove for DoubleEdge Motorsports team owner Ryan Beckley in his 30-foot Skater at multiple races this season.
Taylor said he’s grateful for the opportunity to compete on the Killer Bee team in Key West and is looking forward to tomorrow’s contest.
“Jim asked Scott Porta who would be good to take Lindsey’s place for the first race,” he said. “And Scott put us together.”