Steve Hix, a 38-year-old road racer from Holbeach, Lincolnshire has died from injuries sustained in an accident at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough on July 22.
Steve started racing in 1999 after several years as a mechanic for Barry Rudd. He had considerable success at many circuits, in particular his home circuit of Cadwell Park. This season he was contesting the ACU Clubmans’ Championship, run in conjunction with the Derby Phoenix club’s 751-1300cc series.
After the first three rounds he was leading the competition, but had to miss the Cadwell Park event on June 30 because he was honeymoon with Michelle, who he married on June 16. Steve slipped to second in the standings as a result.
A cheerful larger than life and popular character he will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife, Michelle and a son Bradley and daughter Sashia.
The Auto 66 Club extends its sincere condolences to families, relative and friends of Mr Hix at this very sad time.
The organisers are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances of the accident.