Don Godden

Nationality: England.

Born: 13 November 1936; Died: 28 May 2011.

Class: 500cc Solos.

Family Connection: Mitch Godden (Son).

 

Major Honours

World Longtrack: First 1969, Second 1967, 1968, 1970, Finalists 1966, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, On Day Finals: Second 1973; Semi-finalist 1979, Qualifying Round 1980; Best Other Finishes: Semi-final: First 1968, 1969, Qualifying Round: First 1968, Second 1974, Third 1975.

European ChampionshipThird 1978, Best Other Result: Semi-final First 1978.

British Championship500cc First 1965, 1967, 1972, Second 1962, Third 1964; 350cc Second 1960, 1962, 1965, Third 1963, 1966250cc First 1966.

Other Majors

British Championship Qualifying Rounds (Not Complete): First 1962 Minety Vale (500), 1963 SERA (350), 1964 Blackmore Vale (350 & 500), 1966 SERA (350 & 500), Pickering (350 & 500), Castle (350 & 500), 1968 Evesham (500), Braintree (500), Castle (500cc), Second 1963 Retford (350 & 500) 1963 SERA (500cc), 1966 Blackmore Vale (500), Third 1962 Minety Vale (350), 1966 Blackmore Vale (350); Inter Centre Championship: Winner: Overall: 1958, 19611962, 19631964, 1965500cc: 195819611962, 1964, 1965, 350cc: 195819631964, 1965South-Eastern Centre Championship: Unlimited: First 1960, 1961, 1975, 500cc: First 1959, 1965, 1974, 350cc: First 1959, 1962, 1965; Bewdley Bonanza: Third 1974; Kent Kracker: Unlimited Third 1978; Lydden International: (International Solos) First 1968 x2; Wimborne Whoppa: First 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, Second 1972.

Continental Successes

German Longtrack Silver Helmet Winner: 1971, 1973Teterow Bergring Cup Winner: 1962, 1964.

Ice Speedway

World Championship: Semi-finalist 1966.