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Former Southern 100 solo champ dies

Chris Conn had short but successful career at Billown

1963 Southern 100 solo champion Chris Conn has passed away.

The club is passing on sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Chris Conn had a short but successful career at the Billown Course between 1961 and 1963.

He only rode four races all on Norton machines.

Chris finished 23rd on his debut in the 500cc race in 1961 with a 6th place in the same class the following year.

His final appearance at the meeting was in 1963 when he achieved 2nd in the 350cc event and victory in the premier race.

This was held over 18 laps at a speed of 83.630mph.

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