JACK GODDEN RACING
2021 750MC BMW116i Trophy Competitor
2019 Karting in TKM Extreme class.
jTKM 2nd HKRC Championship 2018
Tyrokart champion 2017
Jack took up karting in March 2016 with a taster weekend in the Tyro karting series and, because of the unique way it operates, was able to compete in an MSA organised race at Little Rissington the same weekend. He finished third overall and was awarded a Novice trophy. It's all followed on from there.
He had 5 wins by the end of the season and just missed out on the Championship.
In 2017 he won 11 finals of the 18 entered, winning the Tyro Summer Cup, the East of England Cup at Fulbeck, the Shenington kart series for Tyro class, The Rissington Kart Club championship for Tyro and the Tyro 8-9-10 Championship.
In 2018 he switched to Junior TKM having done a couple of races in that class in 2017. Running the sole Gillard chassis in the class he made good progress and in September and October 2018 won the finals at Kimbolton and finished second in their club championship, 2019 saw him move to the TKM extreme class competing in the Motorsport UK national championship. It was a difficult year with little success, a lack of straight line performance traced to poorly converted engines.
Jack is about to start a degree course in motorsport engineering. It's been a quiet year for JGR but the decision was made to move in to cars for 2021, with Jack and his father Chris running and sharing a car in the BMW116i Trophy series. They bought the Club's 2020 publicity car as seen in Autosport magazine and raced by Martin Donnelly. It retains its spectacular 1970's inspired livery. Their first season saw a number of top ten finishes in a competitive series, the highlight being 4th place in the last round at Snetterton.
The series is a budget series in motor-racing terms with very limited modifications and is a decent, fun learning experience for both and will help with Jack's studies.
Jack Godden Racing is more than just us running and preparing karts and now cars. The team also comprises my Nan and Grandad Keith and Pauline who look after our dog Marley when we're racing as does my Auntie Anita, Victoria and Maddie, Mark and George. Marley has many friends. Thanks must also go to Steve and Gary Chapman of Protrain, Nathan Ward the Tyro mechanic and mentor and especially to Alan and Rachel Swain of RCS racing for their valuable assistance and equipment and their indirect responsibility for us moving to the BMW series.
I'm pleased to say that we were approached by British chassis manufacturer Gillard half way through 2017 to help them develop a chassis to run in the TKM class. We did a couple of races with it at the end of 2017 and fed back our findings to Gillard. We raced it regularly in 2018 in Junior TKM and were soon on the pace with the front runners in that class with two final wins at Kimbolton late in the year, one in the wet and one dry.
The development of the chassis gives a route for Tyro drivers to move up a class, all Tyro chassis are by Gillard so the connection already exists and they'll be working with people they already know, a natural progression. It also adds a bit of colour to the competitive TKM series. If you're interested in running a Gillard chassis in any class give Tim Gillard a call 01279 816106 or email@example.com
The GAZ Shocks 116 Trophy is a unique one make budget endurance racing series, using the popular and ultra-affordable 'Mk1' (E87).BMW 1 Series. Modifications allowed are very limited, an ECU "flash" replacement exhaust system, larger throttle body and a coilover suspension kit is about it. Races are held over 90 minutes with two compulsory 90 second pit stops. see www.750mc.co.uk or www.116trophy.com for more information.