It was with much sadness the Southern 100 Racing learnt of the passing of one of its long serving committee members, Willie Clucas on Saturday 13th June 2015.
It was even more poignant that the news came through just as the club had finished racing on Willie’s beloved Billown Course at the Post TT Road Races.
Willie Clucas appears to have been around Billown ‘for ever’ involved with
the races, but surprisingly it was 1997 when he took up his first official appointment as Deputy Club Marshal. A position he held for three years. He joined the Committee in 2000, taking over as Chief Club Marshal where he remained until the end of the 2009 racing season when he stepped down.
Willie was then elected the first President of the Southern 100 Marshals Association.
Willie was still very much involved with the racing around the Billown Course and its organisation and was always around to offer advice and lend a willing helping hand, both of which will be sorely missed as the club rapidly approaches its Diamond Jubilee Southern 100 International Road Races in early July.
Away from the Southside Circuit, he was also involved with the TT Races in the position of Chief Technical Officer.
All involved with Southern 100 Racing convey our sincere condolences to his wife Lily, his children, family and friends at this very sad time.
Willie will be much missed at our regular meetings but his presence will remain as will his friendship and advice freely given over the years.