The Southern 100 Race organisers were saddened to receive news
that long-time Billown competitor, Alan ‘Bud’ Jackson had succumbed
to injuries received during Thursday Evening’s Qualifying for the
Bud as he was known to everyone, first raced at the Southern 100 in
1975 finishing 17th in the 250cc Lightweight race and returned annually
through to 1983, before taking a sabbatical until making a ‘come-back’
in 1991 which continued up to and included the events 50th
anniversary year 2005.
Bud also joined the Classic ranks in 1992 again in the 250cc class
finishing third and raced every year including 2018.
Twelve months earlier, the Kendal rider also entered in the first of the
Steam Packet Road Races, which are now known as the Post TT
Road Races and again entered every year through to 2008.
Always cheerful, the likeable publican had become very much a part of the ‘Southern 100 Racing Family’,
as had other members of the Jackson family, bob, Tom and Andy.
Southern 100 Racing wishes to extend its condolences to wife Elaine, son Paul, daughter Emma and
other family and friends.
Bud certainly was a good friend to all involved with the Southern 100, the Pre-& Post TT Road Races for
43 years and will be much missed, but his friendship and racing ability will live on and be much revered.