Girl Racer – Jade Redfern-Goodwin
From: Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Started karting: March, 2012
When was your first race? My first race was in 2013 at Hooton Park Indikart in which I came 2nd. When I was testing there Bob the track owner suggested I do the Indikart race, so me and my Dad went for it. To this day, it is still the wettest race I have ever had in my life! I knew this is something I needed to do more of…
What series you currently race in? The series I currently race in is Junior X-30, I have only recently gained my MSA licence and I have been doing some club races to gain more experience for next season.
Have you won any races? Yes, several Indikart wins; many podiums and I have also won the MBKC Junior X-30 Autumn Cup 2014.
How did you get into it? From a young age there has always been motorsport on our TV. I didn’t really have any intentions of motorsport, until my Dad and older brother took me to watch British Touring cars at Oulton Park. I honestly feel I had an epiphany that day, I wanted to be Like Andrew Jordan and Rob Austin. My dad decided to take me indoor karting, and I absolutely loved it. I don’t think I could have got into the sport any other way than I did. My Dad and I work so well as a team and I honestly cannot thank him enough – karting has brought us closer than ever.
What are you plans for 2015? My plans for 2015 are to compete in some club Races/Championships and to hopefully get some good results, I am still on novice plates so there isn’t as much pressure on my first few races and I would also love to do Kartmasters later in the year.
Where do you hope to see yourself in karting world in 5 years time? I honestly have no idea where I’ll be in 5 years, hopefully as the first female Kart Bandit and/or Stig; but still taking it to the boys.