Angie Goodin wore a broad smile following her feature win Saturday at Anderson Speedway in Indy FastKarts competition, but it was she had to work for.
Goodin made a gutsy move by going inside two slower Indy FastKarts while in a heated battle for the lead with Jason Reynolds.
The veteran driver quickly moved up from her fourth place starting positon to take the lead at the start with her son, Hunter, Reynolds and Johnny Hargraves in close contact.
The caution flag waved on the second lap when Kenny Ramey and Brett Ashley spun separately on the front straight.
On the Ivy Tech restart Goodin and Reynolds formed a two kart draft and pulled away from the rest of the field. Reynolds took the top spot on lap eight with an inside pass entering turn one and a lap later Goodin made the identical move to regain the lead.
With ten laps remaining the two leaders approached slower karts and Goodin made the decision to dive low through the corner. Reynolds lost lots of ground by having to take the high line through turn three.
“I wasn’t going to lose momentum,” Goodin said of the pass. “I just made the decision to go low. I wasn’t going to give up the lead.”
RC Rigdon, the fast qualifier, claimed the third spot with an inside pass of Johnny Hargraves with two laps remaining and Hunter Goodin rounded out the top five.
For Goodin it was her first feature win at Anderson Speedway.
In a preview of what the feature race would be like in the first heat, Goodin passed her son for the lead on lap two exiting turn two with an outside pass.
The running order remained the same until Reynolds passed Hunter Goodin on lap eight and closed on Angie Goodin but came up three-tenths of a second short. Third place went to Hunter Goodin.
In the second heat race two drivers that have competed at Anderson Speedway in Outlaw Figure-8 cars put on a show.
Manny Aguilar led the first six laps before being passed by Hargraves with an inside pass on the front straight. The two ran side by side for another lap before Hargraves took control winning by .197-seconds. Ashley finished third.