Back to the Roots – Racing @ Daytona Kart Week in Ignite Senior

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I am excited to announce that I will be competing at Daytona International Speedway this December 28th-30th during WKA’s (World Karting Association) “Kart Week”, racing in the highly competitive Ignite Senior class.

This is something that I was grateful to be able to put together and once again race wheel to wheel with some big-name drivers in both pro racing and pro karting – including those like Ricky and Jordan Taylor.

Having not raced with drivers of Ricky’s caliber since I clinched the IMSA Prototype Lites championship back in 2008, it’s a great opportunity to throw myself back in the deep end see if I still “got it” in the karting world after so many years off.

In 2015 my family and I threw a “Hail Mary” financially in an attempt to win the SCCA Spec Miata National Championship at Daytona – and it turned out to be a slam dunk. 7 years after being crowned the SM champion, and this time in a kart, I finally get the chance to race at Daytona again.

As a full time Driver Coach and Driver Performance Analyst, it will be refreshing to get back in the action myself after teaching so many others the art & science of high performance driving & racing over the years.

Competing under Tim Hannen’s Oakland Valley Race Park is a special honor as OVRP is where my entire racing career began.

Thanks to Tim, Margay Racing and the WKA for the opportunity to compete at such a prestigious event.

Jonathan Goring



From 2006 Skip Barber National Champion to 2015 Spec Miata SCCA Runoffs Champion, and with the 2008 IMSA Lites title in between, I’ve been in the racing scene for quite some time. I’ve been fortunate to race against (and beat sometimes) the best drivers in the world currently racing in various top level motorsports.

I’m very passionate about the art/science of performance driving and want to share that passion with you.