Dylan and Ray Goodger claim top two positions in Australian Speedway Kart Titles

New champion: Dylan Goodger edged out two-time defending champion Phil Perrett in the 125cc gearbox class at the Australian Speedway Kart Titles. Picture: Supplied

New champion: Dylan Goodger edged out two-time defending champion Phil Perrett in the 125cc gearbox class at the Australian Speedway Kart Titles. Picture: Supplied

Dylan Goodger had an Australian Speedway Kart Titles to remember, winning two national championships.

Goodger, 23, successfully defended his 125cc non-gearbox title before backing up to win the 125cc gearbox category ahead of two-time defending champion Phil Perrett.

“I’ve been running the two divisions for nearly five years now and to finally get both of them, it was awesome,” the Quakers Hill resident said. 

It was a great meet for the Goodger family with Ray, Dylan’s father, finishing second in the non-gearbox race after starting the race in pole position.

The heats were tough for Goodger junior, finishing second to his father in the first two heats before winning heat three. 

Feeling he wasn’t getting as much power as he would have liked, he replaced his engine with one that blew up in the final heat.

In the 20-lap feature race, using his dad’s spare engine, Dylan took the lead in lap five and was never passed.

“It’s always good racing Dad, he’s always good competition,” Dylan said.

“He puts all the effort into keeping the karts going and to see him get a second place, it was really good.”

Next up will be the All Powers Nationals in Mildura on May 19-20, the last big race to allude Goodger so far.

Raced on a smaller speedway track and more strategic, he said he will have his work cut out with a huge field of 45 karts nominated for the race. 

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