Reality TV: NH grad featured in Fox series
Chevy Goodson, a 2008 North Harrison High School graduate, is set to make his television debut in a reality series based on his passion: auto racing.
Goodson attends the University of Northwestern Ohio and is one of six main characters representing the UNOH High Performance Motorsports race team in a reality series. The series, a national reality television show called ‘Motorsports U’ will begin airing Sunday on the Fox Sports Network.
The series will have 13 episodes, running each Sunday at 11 a.m. with re-runs on Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
The show features UNOH High Performance Motorsports students who compete on the University’s race teams. UNOH is the only university that offers athletic scholarships to its co-ed motorsports race teams and currently has two stock cars and two modified race teams on its athletic roster.
‘Motorsports U’ will follow UNOH students around the Lima, Ohio, area, at Limaland Motorsports Park, in Daytona Beach and Volusia, Fla., at Bristol Motorsports Speedway, Tenn., and other racing venues as well as throughout the university from their hands-on training to student activities and campus life. The reality TV series will offer a unique perspective for viewers who have a passion for motorsports all across the country.
In the series, Goodson drives the No. 01 Thunderstock for the team in four races at Limaland Motorsports Park. All four races will be featured.
‘I was introduced to circle track racing when I was 4 years old,’ Goodson said. ‘My dad (Tim Goodson) was racing mini-stocks at the old Louisville Motor Speedway in Louisville. I have been around racing and hooked on it ever since.’
He bought his first race car when he was 15 and has been racing ever since. His family has begun a team, Goodson Racing, which consists of his car and his dad’s car. They also have a back-up car which is always race-ready if something happens to their car.
The team currently races at Brownstown Speedway and Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem. Goodson has also competed at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Kentucky Motor Speedway in Whitesville and Limaland Motorsports Park.
Goodson is the current points leader at Brownstown Speedway and has won each race (seven) in his class this season with the exception of one. That event was won by his dad. Also this year, Goodson has won one feature at Thunder Valley Raceway.
Other career highlights include: three feature wins in 2005 in the Rookie Class at Thunder Valley Raceway; five feature wins in 2006 in the Rookies Class at Thunder Valley Raceway; two feature wins in 2007 in the Mini-Stock Class at Thunder Valley Raceway; qualified second out of 30 cars at Thunder Valley Raceway 2007 Steve Smith Memorial $300 to win (finished second); seventh in Championship Points at Thunder Valley Raceway in 2007; and two feature wins in 2008 at Brownstown Speedway.
UNOH offers the only North Central Association accredited degree program in High Performance/Motorsports and was the first university to offer a High Performance/Motorsports program in the world. UNOH is also the only university that owns and operates its own race track facility, Limaland Motorsports Park, a true reality classroom.