|DAAAMN that hurts!|
"Through many years of competition I have faced very formidable opponents, but this one quickly and concisely slashed its way to the top of the list," said Goldberg. "It might be Chainsaw 1 -- Goldberg 0, but mark my words--I'll be back!"
The former WCW and WWE World Champion was set to participate in the 2016 Goodwood event as part of a three-truck team fielded by 1995 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Mike Skinner and partner Andrew Franzone, who bring Toyota Tundras to compete on thee 1.16-mile hill climb course. This year, Skinner will join Franzone and a driver to be named, behind the wheel of the team's three vehicles.
"We were looking forward to having Bill Goldberg as our celebrity driver this year,” said Skinner. “But it was more than just inviting a celebrity guest for us. It was about inviting our friend, and his health definitely comes first.
"We're disappointed that he won't be able to join us, but if we're back here next year, he'll be invited to come along again. However, I think he may have a few more stipulations in his driver agreement, (including) no using chainsaws in the weeks leading up to the event. We wish him a speedy recovery and we're looking forward to racing with him in 2017."
Hosted by Lord March at the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England, the Goodwood Festival of Speed features every type of car imaginable from the 1800s through the modern era, while also attracting some of the most accomplished drivers in motorsports. This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place on June 23-26.