Building off the instant success of last fall’s ’10 Hours of Goodwood’, Goodwood Kartways and CanadianKartingNews.com have announced another endurance karting event to start off the 2019 Canadian karting season. The ‘Goodwood 500’ will put racers, both pro and amateur, on track for 500-minutes of intense racing; rain, snow or sunshine.
The event will once again utilize the Intrepid Race Line karts, putting racers on equal equipment and providing a full arrive and drive opportunity. Teams of 4 to 8 drivers will compete for 500 minutes on the full Goodwood Kartways circuit, featuring multiple pit stops, wheel-to-wheel racing and cash prizes.
As witnessed during the 10-Hours, putting together the right team of drivers will pay dividends. Given the unpredictable conditions that the month of April will present, keeping all four wheels of the kart on track will make all the difference. The race lead changed often during the first half of the 10-hours as the pressure built up. In addition, a change of driver wasn’t always seamless when the new driver entered onto a track completely different from their previous session.
“Even with the wintery conditions last year, the race was a hit. Up and down the pit lane, teams were faced with a challenge and executed their best efforts. The amateur teams really took it to the pro teams and that added an extra element of competition that we weren’t quite expecting. I know that drivers are always excited to get back on track as soon as the snow melts and this race is the perfect way for all racers to shake off their winter blues and get a great start of their 2019 season without having to take their own karts of the garage.”Cody Schindel, CanadianKartingNews.com
The event will be completed on, Saturday, April 13 with all action taking place at Goodwood Kartways. The day will kick off with a drivers briefing, kart raffle, official weigh-in and ballasting and pit spot allocation.