Meet the Good-Win Racing Team
Our primary goal is to help owners like you dial up the FUN. We seek to accomplish that goal by offering a wide range of quality parts and good advice with which you can add some extra fun to your Mazda/Fiat/BRZ.
We race what we sell as a means of constant testing to the limits so we can better help even the guy just driving these cars to work with a decision about what will last and what works for daily driving vs track weekends, etc. We live in sunny San Diego, and while we spend lots of our free time out on the track, you might also find us designing new products, driving local fun roads with the top down, on road trips in one of our project cars. We've been in business since the late 90's so we can answer many of your questions about these fun cars.
Meet the core team:
Brian Goodwin, Founder/CEO
When folks ask me what I do, I usually tell them that I am a toy maker....because I make toys for big boys and girls. When I run through the gears on any of our project cars to hear the motor sing, the exhaust burble, and feel the way the car stays flat in the corners, it makes me laugh out loud with joy and I want to help customers find the same joy with the right mix of mods for their toys, whether they hit the race track often, or just the local canyons.
Good-Win Racing is the hobby that became my life. My favorite bedtime story as a small child was "Go, Dog. Go!" by P.D.Eastman... I just loved the dogs racing cars. I raced everything I could as a kid from skateboards and BMX bikes to Go-Karts and Snowboards. Then came motorcycles and cars and my first roadster...a 1978 Fiat 124 that I purchase for just $50...and it actually ran! I rebuilt that first Fiat 124 from junkyard finds and spent Sundays driving it through the mountains for the pure joy of winding up the motor to full song and sliding it around on little 14x5.5 wheels. Later my first Mazda Miata arrived as a newer version of that roadster experience which gave me much of the same back roads joy plus something I reliably autocross and track race. I started the company when I could not find the parts I wanted to go faster and make it more uniquely my Miata.
My first 1994 Mazda Miata racked up well over 100,000 miles of combined use on and off the race track and in autocross. The race log on my 99 Miata had over 25,000 miles of just track time, and that was about half the mileage on the car when I sold it to start playing with a 2003 Miata Club Sport. Then came another 94 Miata, and then a 97 for STS class autocross, and then a 2001 Miata, and then a 2004 RX8 for STU class, several 2006 and 2007 MX5 Miatas, 2016, 2017....and then a 2017 Fiat 124 completes the full circle.
Odd fact about Brian: Brian LOVES milk.in particular chocolate milk. You will always find chocolate milk in our fridge and with us when we race. It serves as a great recovery drink by providing quick carbs and protein to replenish muscles and rehydrate.
Check out Brian's latest project car.
Andi Goodwin, CFO & Marketing
When I married Brian I was fascinated with his cool cars and the fun he had autocrossing and on the track, but never considered it as something I could do. Once I became part of the Good-Win Racing team I just had to try it, and boy am I hooked! Talk about an adrenaline rush! I discovered a passion for racing, car control and general FUN driving.
My first Miata really changed my entire view on cars and why we have them. Before my Miata I thought driving was just to get from A to B... but now I love to put the top down and go for a drive just for the thrill of shifting gears and charging the corners.
When I am not out driving you can find me with a group of friends enjoying a good meal and fine wine...or out surfing with Brian and enjoying the California sunshine.
Odd fact about Andi: I have super small narrow feet; Brian says I stole them from a 6 year old! However, they happen to be perfect for driving race cars, who knows maybe I was born to race all along.
Check out Andi's street project car.
Ryan Passey, Customer Service, Design, Welding, Parts Prototyping, and more.
When I bought my first Miata I had no idea the road I was starting down. A decade later, I'm still having the time of my life with these fantastic cars and with the entire family of miata owners and racers that I've met as a result.
Passing the knowledge that I've gained on to other enthusiasts and designing new parts to cater to our community is my way of 'paying it forward' for all those who were influential and helped me along the way.
I have a background in fabrication and racing, and I still have my first Miata which is now a bit of a Frankenstein after all these years, but I still drive a (mostly) stock miata on a daily basis.
Odd fact about Ryan:
I love running outdoors. To me there are few things as refreshing, and it\x92s how I get away from the business of life, find my focus, and recharge.
Sean Thomson, Customer Service, Video, Social Media, Ecu Tuning, and More!
Growing up I was always enamored with cars and motorcycles. Over a decade ago I got my first experience with autocross when I rode along with my older brother at a SCCA event. After catching the autocross bug, I started autocrossing in 2007 with a BMW Z3 Roadster. After a few seasons of autocross, I realized the answer to participating more often was a dedicated vehicle. Having fond memories of my father's old Miata and watching them perform consistently at events I bought my own 1992 Miata 5 years ago.
Currently, my 1992 Miata is configured for Time Trials such as Miata Challenge and Global Time Attack. I also regularly instruct at the local San Diego BMWCCA autocrosses held at Qualcomm Stadium. This year is going to be a big year for the car as it will finally receive a much needed upgrade to it's power output for the 2015 Global Time Attack: Super Lap Battle.
Outside of Good-Win-Racing I am an avid motorcycle enthusiast and foodie.
CJ Ford, Shipping
CJ comes to us from a background that included work for Carquest Auto Parts and working on the install side of the shop here. CJ owns a first generation Miata that he is slowly rebuilding into an autocross car.