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Competitions Department Appointments


KartSport New Zealand is delighted to announce the following key appointments:

Sue Sanders - Race Officials Training Co-ordinator

Sue lives in Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Sue and husband Wayne have been in NZ for 15 years sincesue-sanders-pic.jpg immigrating from South Africa.  Together they own a computer company, Wayne runs the technical department and Sue does all the administration.

The Sanders family started karting in 2008. Sue raced for two seasons in Yamaha and Clubsport 120. Wayne become a Race Official as their local club KartSport Eastern Bay of Plenty was short of Officials at the time. Sue joined him as an Official later and was one of the early Grade 4 Officials that did their training at a seminar Wellington and on the track with the help of a few great Officials who mentored Sue along the way. Most of Sue's training was done at Rotax Max Challenge/ ProKart series rounds.

Sue is passionate about karting and wants to see people enjoying the sport and therefore continues to volunteer her services so she can watch young drivers grow and prosper in the sport.

Sue takes up this key position immediately and joins the Competitions Working Group.

Sue's contact details:  
P O Box 765, Whakatane 3158   Phone: 07 308 6023
Email: sue@preprint.co.nz            Mobile: 027 471 2092


Graham Wildgoose - Permits Manager 

Graham has been involved in motorsport for many years, having had the privilege of working in a Ferrari restorationwildgoose-pic.jpg business including a Ferrari Challenge racing team in the UK and then going on to manage a Superbike Endurance racing team around Europe.  

Graham became involved in karting in the 90’s after attending a Have a Go session at the Hawkes Bay Club.  After a period living in the South Island, he returned to the Bay in 2013 and following a nostalgic visit to the track, soon became involved again as KartSport Hawkes Bay Race Secretary and also assisted with some development projects around the Club.

He has worked in the Electrical Trade in one form or another for 36 years but has recently pulled away and now works part time back in the motor trade.  

His youngest is now keen to be involved in motorsport and Graham is in the throes of getting him out on the track for practice days.  

Graham is very much looking forward to the Permits Manager's role within KartSport New Zealand and the new challenges it will bring. Graham is passionate about the sport and looks forward to supporting Clubs around the country.  

Graham's appointment is effective 28 August 2016. In the meantime Graham will be working alongside the current Permits Manager, John Lennox and will also attend the National Conference, in particular to be involved in the 2017 Events Calendar session.

Graham's contact details:
66 Avondale Road, Taradale, Napier 4112   Phone:  06 844 1704
Email: wild-goose@xtra.co.nz Mobile:  027 2013921 





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