Don Godden

Nationality: England.

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

Class: 500cc Solos.

Family Connection: Mitch Godden (Son), Cameron Godden (Grandson).

 

Major Honours

World Longtrack Championship
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 Grasstrack Championship
Third 1978,
Best Other Result: Semi-final First 1978.
British Masters Championship
Appearances: 1982.

British Championship
500cc First 1965, 1967, 1972, Second 1962, Third 1964.
350cc Second 1960, 1962, 1965, Third 1963, 1966.
250cc First 1966.

 

Other Majors

Inter Centre Championship: Winner: Overall: 1958, 19611962, 19631964, 1965500cc: 195819611962, 1964, 1965, 350cc: 195819631964, 1965.
South-Eastern Centre Championship: Unlimited: First 1959, 1974, Third 1958, 1962, 1965, 500cc: First 1959, 1965, 1974, Second 1962, 350cc: First 1959, 1962, 1965, 200cc Second 1962.
SE Speed Shield: Winner 500cc 1959, 1963.

Bewdley Bonanza: Third 1974.
Kent Kracker: Unlimited Third 1978.
Lydden International: First 1968 x2.
Wimborne Whoppa: First 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, Second 1972.
Western Winner: Experts Second 1976, Unlimited Third 1977.

 

Continental Successes

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

 

Ice Speedway

World Championship: Semi-finalist 1966.

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