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1950 Clubman Junior TT

Course name: Mountain (post 1914)

Course length: 150.92 miles (4 laps)

Description: Race report from the IOM Weekly Times 10 Jun 1950 (p. 8) below which is a full list of competitors:

Many Spills in Fast Race

Great Tussle Before Jackson Wins

From the first lap the Junior resolved itself into a tussle between the fastest of the B.S.A. riders. K.R.V.James took the lead on the first lap and held it on the second when he was closely challenged by B.A. Jackson who had been lying third, but jumped into second place and carried on to win.
There were 93 starters, including one Manxman, J.W.Moore (B.S.A.), and another competitor who could almost claimed as Manx, M.R. McGeagh (B.S.A), who is a nephew of Dr McGeagh, of Ramsey. The men waited for the signal to start in lines of four, and similarly to their Senior colleagues they were dispatched in fours at 20 second intervals. As a matter of fact during the first circuit there were about 10 retirements all told. Sulby reported two crashes on this circuit. H.L.Stephen (B.S.A.) came off and was subsequently taken to Ramsey Cottage Hospital for stitches to be put in one of his hands. J.F.Bean (B.S.A) also had the misfortune to come off, but he made some adjustments and carried on with the race. He came off again at Windy Corner and this time retired.
J.R. Clark (Douglas) came past the Start, the first man to finish the lap, but when the times were evidently painted up it was seen that K.R.V.James (B.S.A) was in the leading place. The first three men were the only competitors to finish the lap in the 30- minute class.
Fourth man was R.Jones (B.S.A), fifth Clark, sixth a tie between R.H. King (B.S.A) and W.F. Barker (B.S.A), both with a time of 31 mins. 53 secs. for the lap.


First retirement on this circuit happened to A.Klinge (B.S.A), who called it a day because of engine trouble at Union Mills. The faster men are still doing extremely well. All three called in for refreshments, and when the times were painted up it was seen that James still led the way by 16 seconds from B.A. Jackson (B.S.A), Ramsey reported that H. Vinall (B.S.A) had come off there, but had remounted and proceeded. On his second circuit Jackson had an individual lap time of 30 minutes 5 seconds, which seemed to be the fastest lap of the day so far. The Gooseneck telephoned in with the information that J. Cattrall (B.S.A) had come off there, but eventually resumed the race. While Cantrill was picking himself up, A.E. Heath (Norton) came along and had to be flagged down to give him warning that there was momentary trouble around the corner.
The fourth man was R. Jones (B.S.A) with J.R. Clark ( Douglas) in fifth place and J. Difazio (Norton) sixth.
J.A. Ure (B.S.A) who had great difficulty in starting came into the pits at the end of this lap to make adjustments. He seemed to be having some difficulty, and was showing quite a lot of "lingerie" as the result of being off at the Governor's Bridge.
Spectators at the Start held their breath when J. Wade (B.S.A) just avoided a collision with A.G. Mollan (B.S.A), Wade was pulling away from the pits and Mollan was passing through at the end of the lap.


The leaders were all on their way to complete the third circuit when news came that A. Mcivor (Norton) had been off at the Nook, but was OK. There were bound to be changes on the leader board because Gooseneck had provided trouble for R. Jones, who came off at that point. He was fortunately unhurt, but the ominous "R" denoting retirement was painted up over his number on the score board. Subsequently it was learnt that the handlebar of his machine had broken into two pieces.
It was obvious also that Jackson "put his skates on". He made up his16 seconds time lag on James on this lap, and when the times were painted up it was seen that he had actually taken first place.
At the end of the lap McGuffie was still in third place, with Clark fourth, A.D .Brown (Norton) fifth, and P. Simister (Norton) sixth.


Jackson went away at the Start of this last lap, with 13 seconds advantage over James. The progress of these two men was reported from different points of the course. As they started out, Jackson had given the thumbs-up signal to his pit attendant and James the thumb down signal, and so it was a forgone conclusion that Jackson was going to win. W.S.V. Leech (B.S.A) retired with a broken oil pipe on the Mountain, after having been dogged by bad luck throughout the whole race.
Jackson finished the course at five minutes past four, the winner of the Junior Clubman's T.T. He was also the first man to finish the race, which was a very great achievement considering he was not among the first men to be dispatched. Hard luck befell James, who had to pack up somewhere between Glen Helen and Handley's Corner with mechanical trouble.
R.J. Dear (B.S.A) bought " a packet of trouble " at the Bungalow on this circuit. He came off, and had cut his face. It was also announced that McGeagh had completed 3 1/2 laps of the course with only one gear. J.W. Moore (B.S.A) was still on the course at 4.15pm.


1Jackson, Brian2:01:58.2074.25BSA
2McGuffie, Ian2:03:54.8073.07BSA
3Brown, Arthur D. (Buster)2:05:15.0072.42Norton
4Clark, John2:05:54.0071.97Douglas
5Robinson, Charles2:06:22.4071.7Douglas
6Simister, Philip2:06:33.0071.59Norton
7Brown, Harry2:06:44.4071.47BSA
8Willis, Ken2:06:44.8071.47BSA
9Wenman, John2:07:15.0071.18Norton
10Macartney, Carleton2:07:16.8071.17BSA
11Difazio, Jack2:07:34.6070.98Norton
12Cox, John2:07:46.0070.9BSA
13Seston, Sam2:08:01.0070.75Norton
14King, Robert2:08:30.0070.46BSA
15Corley, W.S.2:08:44.6070.36Norton
16Griffiths, Cyril2:08:57.6070.21Douglas
17Houseley, Eric2:09:43.0069.82BSA
18Cookson, Tommy2:10:11.0069.57Norton
19Barker, Walter2:10:40.0069.32BSA
20Rees, Elwyn2:11:17.0069AJS
21Price, Leo2:11:45.0068.75BSA
21=Raynor, Alan2:11:45.0068.75Norton
23Cantrill, Jack2:11:51.0068.71BSA
24Price, C.J.2:11:51.6068.69BSA
25Brassington, Arthur2:11:52.0068.69Norton
26Ellison, George2:11:59.0068.68Norton
27Bates, Arthur2:12:18.0068.46Douglas
28Turk, Allen2:12:24.0068.4AJS
29Watling, Ken2:12:38.0068.29BSA
30Ure, John2:12:50.0068.19BSA
30=Cooper, Stan2:12:50.0068.19Douglas
32Davie, James2:14:01.0067.6BSA
33Baker, Eric2:14:19.0067.43BSA
34Hutt, Wilfred2:15:03.0067.06Douglas
35Burton, Adrian2:15:26.0066.88Douglas
36Brown, Gerald R.2:15:28.0066.86BSA
37Smith, B.J.2:15:55.0066.42Norton
38Thomson, James2:16:23.0066.4AJS
39Thomson, Ronald2:16:29.0066.36BSA
40Bagshaw, Peter2:16:37.0066.3AJS
41Kendall, John2:16:59.0066.11BSA
42Choules, Ronald2:17:04.0066.08BSA
43Beaney, Peter2:19:49.0064.78Norton
44Davis, P.B.2:20:11.0064.61Douglas
45Boulter, Jon2:20:33.0064.45Douglas
46Havercroft, Jack2:20:40.0064.39AJS
47Nowell, Bert2:21:20.0064.09Norton
48Heath, A.E.2:21:26.0064.05Norton
49Hilditch, Fred2:22:14.0063.69Douglas
50Zoellner, Werner2:22:39.0063.5BSA
51Milne, Sid2:23:38.0063.06EMC
52Broughton, Lennox2:24:59.0062.47Douglas
53Carter, Leo2:25:12.0062.38Douglas
54Mollan, Tony2:25:35.0062.22BSA
55Sheene, Frank2:27:22.0061.47Douglas
56Davis, Dave2:31:07.0060.93BSA
RDunham, LaurenceAJS
RBasinger, J.F.BSA
RBassett, A.D.BSA
RClegg, TomBSA
RCollins, Augustus C.R.BSA
RJames, KenBSA
RLeech, William V.S.BSA
RSilk, TomBSA
RSilva, CollinBSA
RStephen, HarryBSA
RStevenson, LeslieBSA
RVinall, HarryBSA
RWilliams, TrevorBSA
RCamfield, G.N.Douglas
RCowling, JohnDouglas
RFrench, LionelDouglas
RHedley, JamesDouglas
RHockin, J.Douglas
RMilner, GeorgeDouglas
RMorrow, AndrewDouglas
RNorwood, BernardDouglas
RReed, WalterDouglas
RKlinge, ArthurNorton
RMcIvor, A.Norton
RBruce, CharlieRoyal Enfield
RWilshere, WillieTriumph
RArnold, C.Velocette
RCooper, J.H.Velocette
REllerby, CliffVelocette
RHart, A.J.Velocette
RBean, JohnBSA
RChefneux, MauriceDouglas
RWade, JohnBSA
RMoore, JohnBSA
RJones, R.BSA


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