RIP Steve Wright

It is with deep sadness we report the passing of competitor Steve Wright.

Steve, in his mid-50s, battled ill health for sometime and his passing leaves a void as he was liked by everyone who came in contact with him or knew him.

“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Wright family. I was deeply saddened when I learned of his passing,” promoter David Lander said.

“It is very difficult to find the words at a time like this and my thoughts are with his family and friends. He raced with us here and was a very popular identity and will be very sadly missed,” David added.

Steve Wright competed in both V8 Dirt Modifieds and Sprintcars in a career that spanned a number of seasons. He enjoyed considerable success in Modifieds with club championships and victory in the Mr Modified Series.

In a previous employment he was a truck salesman at Steve Robinson's Southside Agencies.

“Steve's attention to detail and customer care was outstanding,” Steve Robinson explained.

“He also always had the love of motor sport and during this time he got involved with V8 Dirt Modifieds. He then had a stint in Sprintcars. Right back he got hold of a chassis and Nev Pezzutti put an American V8 Dirt Modified style body on it.

“It is a very sad time for all of us in the Lismore speedway community and I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends,” Steve Robinson lamented.

After his time working for Southside Agencies Steve Wright got involved with the mining industry in the Northern Territory working with trucks and loaders as part of his daily job routine. With a later decline of mining in that NT area, Steve returned to Lismore and worked for truck and transport company SEDC.

One of his best mates was Stuart Herne. Both Steve Wright and Stuart Herne had a very strong bond of friendship over a long time. “Every time we raced we later rang each other and we spent a lot of time together. He was a great bloke and my best mate. I – and all of speedway – have lost a terrific bloke. My thoughts are with his family,” Stuart said.

It would have been approximately eight seasons Steve competed at both Lismore and Archerfield tracks.

Steve is survived by wife Marlene, son Harley and daughter Natasha.

One behalf of everyone involved with Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway we our extend profound sympathy to the Wright family at this very sad time.