Goodwin’s Team Effort
AS the saying goes, there is no ‘I’ in team, and for Bailey Goodwin the support of his team has been one of the keys to his pleasing run so far in the 2022-23 season campaign in the Wingless Sprint ranks.
Currently in his fifth season in Wingless Sprints, Goodwin, aged 22, is enjoying his most competitive season, which currently sees him leading the NSW Club Championship point standings and also sitting second in the Eastern Creek Speedway Track Championship point standings behind Jason Bates.
Despite showing plenty of speed in previous seasons in Wingless Sprints, Goodwin has improved his consistency this season and has picked up two minor podium finishes – both at Eastern Creek Speedway – and numerous top-five finishes and by virtue of this it has seen him go to another level and be able to contend for championship honours.
Aside from his improved consistency out on the track, which has been attributed to gaining more experience as a driver and the team developing the car’s setup through their suspension package, Goodwin is well supported by the team around him.
“My team has been behind me since I stepped into Wingless Sprints, and everyone plays their part, and I simply wouldn’t be able to do it without them,” explained Goodwin, who resides in the western Sydney, NSW suburb of St Clair.
“Everyone from my parents through to one of my long-time supporters in Trevor Hawkins and the experienced Tim Evans (ex-Speedcar and Sprintcar racer) support me 100 percent and being able to run at the front of the field on a consistent basis is the best possible way to thank them.”
Goodwin continued on by saying the plans for the rest of the season are to try and consolidate his current championship positions, but to also contest other major events, such as this Saturday night’s NSW Title at Lismore Speedway and the Australian Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland later in the season.
“The team and I are committed to the entire NSW Championship schedule and doing the best we can every time we hit the track and hopefully the championship points will take care of themselves,” enthused Goodwin, who finished fifth in last season’s NSW Club Championship point standings.
“Apart from the NSW Championship schedule, I’m looking forward to contesting the major events like the Australian Championship and seeing how we stack up against the country’s best.”
The next race meeting on the season schedule for Goodwin and the team is going to be up at Archerfield Speedway tomorrow night (January 11), as they attempt to get some laps at the track in the lead up to the Australian Championship. After that, they will contest this Saturday night’s NSW Title at Lismore Speedway.
Goodwin would like to thank his 2022-23 season sponsors:
KRGS Roller Grilles and Shutters
Darcy’s Truck Repairs
Megacash – Penrith and Windsor
SRT Race Tunes
24/7 Hoses & Fittings
Special Thanks: Jo and Jason (Mum and dad), Trevor Hawkins, Tim Evans, Garry (Uncle), Justin (Uncle), Spud, and Kaila (Fiancée).
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