Meet Morgan Hixon – Ms. August
Car Chix proudly welcomes Morgan Hixon as an official member of Car Chix. Morgan Hixon placed in the top 12 of the 2016 Women of Motorsports Contest; earning her sport in the calendar as Ms. August in the Byron Dragway sponsored month of the 2017 Car Chix Calendar (Read: 2016 Women of Motorsports Contest Review).
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Morgan Hixon
Morgan races a 1992 Pontiac Firebird in the NMCA True Street and Sportsman Classes at her home track, Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. No expense was spared in Morgan’s ’92 Pontiac Firebird. It’s a Strip/Street Show Car with a 406 small block with an estimated 500 HP. Recently, Morgan Hixon graduated from Providence Catholic High School and move down to Florida to take part in the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Since birth, Morgan has been involved in the racing industry. Morgan’s Dad is a racer and her Mother began bringing her to race tracks to cheer on her Father as a Baby. As Morgan grew older her interests and responsibilities grew for her Father’s racing program. Morgan became her Father’s Crew Chief until her Father surprised her with her very own race car – the 1992 Pontiac Firebird.
“My best memory had to be when my dad won open comp at NMCA in 2010,” Morgan explained, “He was racing in memory of a close family friend who had passed away that very week.”
One of Morgan’s goals is to finish in the top 10 in Sportsman. She would also like to get some seat time in her Father’s race car. In 2015, Morgan placed 3rd in the High School Class at Route 66 Raceway. Last year, she won the 13 second class in NMCA’s True Street Division at Route 66 Raceway.
The moment Morgan sits in her car and the helmet goes on, the adrenaline rush hits her. She loves every minute of it. Morgan wishes for more women to get involved in motorsports and ignore the nay-sayers.
“Sure it’s a male dominated sport, but once you prove yourself they gain respect for you,” Morgan Hixon says,”the biggest challenges would have to be letting other people’s opinions go and focusing on myself.”
We wish Morgan Hixon all the best at her first year of College! We look forward to seeing her pursue her dreams and passions. Morgan — we’ll catch ya at the race track!