Alan ‘Bud’ Jackson, one of the most prolific starters and finishers in Snaefell Mountain Course history, died following an incident at Creg-ny-baa during qualifying for the Senior Classictt. The 62-year-old publican from Kendal in Cumbria crashed during thethursday evening session of August 23 and died from injuries sustained the following day in Noble’s Hospital. He was riding a 500cc Manx Norton at the time of the incident. An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned in Douglas. Bud made his debut in the Manx Grand Prix in 1979 and recorded three top-six results before winning the 1986 Junior on a 350cc Fowleryamaha. He made his fulltt debut the following year and had a long association with the event, clocking up no fewer than eight top-12 results. His best finish was fifth in the 1990 UltraLightweight (125) won by Robert Dunlop. He also won three Classic MGPS in 1991, 1995 and 1998. Bud rode a total of 90 TT races, completing 74 of them, but also rode 42 MGPS (mostly classics) and a further 15 Classictts. His total number of starts on the course is estimated to be 147, from which he finished 109. He is the fifth most prolific performer of all-time on the course. His funeral service took place in Kendal on September 19.