JACK GODDEN RACING
Kart racer in TKM Extreme class.
jTKM 2nd HKRC Championship 2018
Tyrokart champion 2017
I took up karting in March 2016 I had 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. I finished third overall and was awarded a Novice trophy. It's all followed on from there.
I had my first win in a final on Father's day the same year chalking up 5 wins by the end of the season and just missing out on the Championship to Rob Sims, who's become a good friend.
In 2017 I continued in the Tyro series and won 11 finals of the 18 entered. That season I won 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 I competed in Junior TKM having done a couple of races in that class in 2017. It's a very competitive class and, working with Gillard Racing Karts, we're developing their TG16 chassis to be competitive as I develop as a driver. We've made good progress and in September and October 2018 I won the finals at Kimbolton and finished second in the club championship, not bad given I started the season on novice plates. 2019 will see me move to the TKM extreme class as I'm now too old for junior classes. We've also signed up for the Motorsport UK national championship for TKM Extreme.
I'm currently at 6th form college to study A level Maths, Physics and Design Technology with an intention to go in to engineering, ideally linked to motorsport.
Jack Godden Racing is more than just me, the driver. My karts are run and maintained by my dad Chris. 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 and neighbours Maddie, Mark and George. Marley has many friends. In Tyro karting all the other drivers and parents help out so they're all part of the larger Tyrokarting team too. Thanks must also go to Steve and Gary Chapman of Protrain, Nathan Ward the Tyro mechanic and mentor and Tim Gillard of Gillard Karts for providing a chassis for our TKM exploits.
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've been racing it regularly in 2018 in Junior TKM and believe that now we're on the pace with the front runners in the class with two final wins at Kimbolton late in the year, one in the wet and one dry. We'll see how we go with the move to TKM Extreme in 2019.
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
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