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Jack Wood

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 29, John Joseph Wood (better known as 'Jackie') is a native of Douglas, Isle of Man, and was a recruit to the 1956 TT by way of the Manx Grand Prix; Jackie has, in fact, gained six replicas from past MGPs, his best placing being third in the 1955 Junior race.

He has ridden in local trials and scrambles, but is best known for his road racing activities; in 1955 he was winner of the Junior class of the North West 200 and of both 250 cc and 350 cc classes of the Leinster 200.

In 1956 he rode a 350 Velocette in both Junior and Senior TT races. He retired on the sixth lap of the Junior, but finished 24th in the Senior at 86.76 mph and won a Silver Replica. Last year he was unlucky, for he started in three TT races - Junior, Lightweight and Senior - and retired in all of them. Jackie is entered by Ater Bros. Ltd for both races.

(TT Special, Friday, June 06, 1958, p26)

Nationality: Manx

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
1985 Junior Classic MGPRAermacchi
1958 Senior TT222:55:50.0090.12Matchless
1958 Junior TT233:02:20.4086.92AJS
1958 Junior Snaefell MGP231:57:49.0076.88BSA
1957 Senior TTRNorton
1957 Lightweight TTRNSU
1957 Junior TTRNorton
1956 Senior TT243:02:39.8086.76Velocette
1956 Junior TTRVelocette
1955 Senior MGPRBSA
1955 Junior MGP32:38:15.0085.84Norton
1954 Senior MGPRNorton
1954 Junior MGPRBSA
1953 Senior MGP42:37:09.0086.44Norton
1953 Junior MGP92:47:46.0080.97Norton
1952 Senior MGP92:38:46.0085.56Norton
1952 Junior MGP142:51:51.0079.05Norton
1951 Senior MGP72:45:40.0081.99Norton
1951 Clubman Senior TT61:56:53.0077.53Norton
1950 Junior MGP263:05:39.0073.18Norton

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