Southern 100 'will miss special friend'

June Beardmore died last month

Organisers of the Southern 100 have paid tribute to a 'great, longstanding friend and supporter'.

Along with husband John, lifelong race fan June Beardmore donated thousands of pounds to charities linked to the races.

The couple attended the Southern 100 - affectionately known as the 'friendly races - no less than 36 times in 40 years.

June passed away on 17 December following a short illness.

John is currently in hospital.

Southern 100 Racing's Phil Edge applauded their generosity, and says the couple were real 'race anoraks'.

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