As far as rapid rises go, they don’t come much more spectacular than Zane Goddard’s path to Supercars.
The Gold Coaster finished ninth in the 2015 Australian Formula 4 Championship before heading off to England to compete in the F4 British Championship in '16 for Kimi Raikkonen’s Double R Racing.
After a sluggish start, he found his feet to claim four wins, eight podiums and two poles on his way to eighth in the standings.
That laid the foundation for a 2017 move into the ultra-competitive Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Arden International.
While results evaded him and his father Bayden’s battle with cancer sparked a move back home, Goddard took plenty from a year spent as teammates with Formula One prodigy Dan Ticktum.
Linking with Brad Jones Racing, Goddard finished every race of the 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series season, gathering vital Supercars experience along the way.
He earnt the chance to join MW Motorsport for his second Super2 season and made an immediate impact aboard his Nissan Altima.
Goddard finished on the podium at the first four races of the year and took ARMOR ALL Pole Position for both Perth heats.
His second half results faded but that early burst helped put his name on the radar of Matt Stone Racing’s expansion plans.
Soon enough, talks eventuated to bring Goddard into the MSR fold for 2020 as part of their SuperLite program.
He shared the #34 Commodore with long-time peer Jake Kostecki, and will undertake a full campaign in the #35 entry in 2021.