Currently contesting his second full season in Legend Cars, Dylan Goodger’s confidence continues to grow, with his career-best performance in the class during last Saturday night’s Australian Title at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway significantly bolstering him for future seasons.
Contesting last season’s Australian Title, also at Valvoline Raceway, as a rookie, Goodger did extremely well to qualify into the feature race. However, his night was brought to a crushing end just six laps into the race due to mechanical issues. This time around, the 25-year-old was determined to see the feature race through to its conclusion.
Driving his NSW # 14 Legend Car consistently throughout his heat races, recording two fifths and a third-place finish, Goodger once again managed to qualify directly into the Australian Title-deciding feature race, lining up in position 10. From there, he steadily worked his way forward towards top-five contention by the middle of the 25-lap distance, successfully pulling off a last-lap charge to take over fifth place.
Significantly improving on his previous best feature-race finish, which was 10th, Goodger was also the first driver in the Semi-Pro sub-class to greet the chequered flag.
“To not only achieve our best run in a Legend Cars feature race, but do it in the Australian Title, is a massive accomplishment for the whole team,” commented the Quakers Hill, NSW resident.
“The car was definitely the best it’s been throughout the event, which proves that we’re starting to get our heads around the setup, and the added seat time that I’ve had this season has really helped me as a driver. It’s a pretty exciting step forward for us, so we’re looking really forward to seeing what future seasons hold.”
With his Legend Car season having now come to an end, Goodger will now be stepping into his Speedway Kart, with his next outing being the All Powers Nationals, which will take place at Mildura’s Olympic Park Speedway on May 17 and 18. Throughout the event, Goodger will be running three different classes including Standards, Modifieds and Shifter.
Following the All Powers Nationals, he will then participate in the Australian Title at Darwin’s Northline Speedway on July 5 and 6, where he will compete in the 125cc Non Gearbox and 125cc Gearbox classes.
Goodger would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: RF & DR Transport, Tyrant 4×4 Accessories, and Killer Image. He would also like to give special thanks to his dad Ray, Glenn Mitchell for his setup advice, Karen Rooney, Legend Cars Australia, Valvoline Raceway, Tahmoor Rural Supplies, and all of his family and friends for their continued support.
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