In 2022, the Goodwood Revival will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Settington Cup, one of his favorite races. To celebrate the special race of the paddle-car race that sees four- to 11-year-olds competing against each other, the Duke of Richmond looks to get into his own car arena at the event.
Naturally, he doesn’t fully meet the age limit or size limitations for the competition or the Austin J40 paddle car, so he must find a champion to compete instead. Fortunately, your child may actually get a chance to become Duke’s champion.
Goodwood Duke invites children between the ages of four and 11 to enter the “Race Flag Competition” to find someone carrying the wheels and pedals of a race car.
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To enter, your child must download the template and entry form available at goodwood.com and draw their own racing flag to join the red, yellow, and checkered flag ranks at Goodwood Revival.
The competition opens on May 11 and closes on June 5, and the organizers promise that a winner will be selected shortly after the competition ends. Selected entrants will be given the wheel of the Duke of Austin J40 in Richmond for the 10th race of the Setrington Cup on the weekend of September 17-18.
But wait, there’s more! Like any good racer, the winner will be given the opportunity to hone their skills and tune their car at the Classic Car Sunday Breakfast Club at Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday, July 24th.
In the first race in 2012, the Setrington Cup began with a Le Mans start, where racers had to run to their paddle car, jump, and then paddle directly from the pit lane to the finish line. Austin races all competitors on the J40s, so this is a special series, meaning the winner of the race flag competition will only have time to practice in July.