It’s easy to forget how relatively new Jonny Goddard is to Club100. It seems like he’s been around for ages because he’s so well established in the Club100 fraternity now, but it was as recently as 2010 when this young, gangly youth rocked up at Buckmore Park sporting the biggest Afro since the formation of the Jackson 5.
Goddard already had a good pedigree prior to making his debut. Having won the 2005 Camberley kart club championship, the 2007/2008 Camberley kart club winter series championship and 2008 Hoddesdon kart club summer series championship, he was already highly rated.
An impressive debut season saw him take two wins and finish runner up in the lightweight sprint championship. For 2011 he moved to the newly created Lightweight Clubman series and proceeded to dominate, taking six wins and seven other podium finishes to wrap up the title. He switched to the premier series for the last two rounds and was immediately on the pace, starting from the front row in his first race meeting.
A move to the premier sprint championship the following year saw fewer results. Aside from a handful of podium finishes, Goddard only competed in selected races over the next two years. However, success would come in the endurance championship. Making his debut with the Sofa King Fast Clubman team with Francesco Volpe and Paul Darren Price in 2011, he switched to Galliard in the premier series for the final race after Sofa King Fast folded. Turning down an offer of a full time ride in 2012, Goddard opted to join the newly formed Pure Racing outfit instead, for an assault on the premier championship.
Joining Chris Bell and Jon Maycock, the trio performed exceptionally well and took four podium finishes in their debut season to finish fifth in the standings. Two wins the following season saw them finish best of the rest behind the dominant Just So team. Budget issues saw Goddard only compete in a handful of races in 2014 but he returned with a vengeance the following year and helped Pure Racing storm to the premier title. In 2016 they are defending their crown and look on course to win back to back titles.
As well as racing, Goddard has become a well liked figure in the Club100 paddock and often works with the mechanics as well as regular pusher kart duties in other Club100 events.
2010 Lightweight Sprint Championship 2nd
2011 Clubman Endurance Championship 10th
2011 Lightweight Clubman Sprint Championship 1st
2012 Premier Sprint Championship 11th
2012 Premier Endurance Championship 5th
2013 Premier Sprint Championship 18th
2013 Premier Endurance Championship 2nd
2014 Premier Endurance Championship 3rd
2015 Premier Endurance Championship 1st