Jacob Goede from Carver (MN) has been named the 2014 Minnesota Asphalt Driver of the Year by Speed Talk on 1360 Radio.Goede returned to his Minnesota racing roots in 2014 after spending much of the last decade racing in regional Late Model touring series. Goede won the highly contested Elko Speedway Super Late Model division, scoring seven wins along the way including the prestigious Dwain Behrens memorial race.
For the first time in his career, this homecoming made it possible to race side by side the entire season with his brother Matt. The younger Goede also had a successful year, winning two times and finishing fourth in points at Elko Speedway. Jacob and his wife Erica had a new addition to their family with another baby girl born just after the race season concluded.
2015 has started out the right way for both the Goede brothers, they have been busy winning snowmobile races. Jacob and Matt raced in seven different divisions of vintage snowmobiles at the recent Eagle River (WI) classic vintage weekend. The duo took home five titles including the Vintage World Championship where speeds reached 90 mph on a banked 3/8 mile oval track.
For Jacob it's about time to put the sleds back in storage and start concentrating on the Super Late Model, it took him nearly a decade to win his first Championship. He is determined not to wait that long for the second one.
2014 Jacob Goede