This morning, word started to spread through the Canadian racing community that Craig Hill has passed away at his home in West Lorne, Ontario. Craig was an accomplished racer who later went on to be the face of motorsports for Castrol Canada. It’s an understatement to say that he did an incredible amount for Canadian racers and motorsports. A colourful character, Hill will be missed. Inside Track mourns the loss of our good friend Craig Hill and we offer our condolences to his friends and family.
Craig Hill was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1996. Here is his bio:
In a driving career that spanned almost 40 years, Craig Hill raced and won in almost every type of racing car, from midgets and super-modified stock cars to sports cars and sophisticated open-wheel formula cars. He was Canadian Formula B champion in 1969 and ’70, driving a Formula Ford he modified to formula B spec. He co-drove with Ludwig Heimrath to win the Sundown Grand Prix in 1973 and 1974.
As advertising and promotions manager of Castrol Canada, he was instrumental in that company’s wide involvement in all forms of motorsport.
UPDATE: Wheels Editor Norris McDonald wrote something about the news here.