Karters gearing up for 2016 Masters Games

Older karters are now preparing for the 2016 New Zealand Masters Games, which will be held in Dunedin over Waitangimastersgames1.jpg weekend. The two day event for drivers aged over 30 will see the tables turned on many karting family relationships – kids crewing for their parents. Daniel Harvey, President of Kartsport Dunedin said “It’s great to see younger drivers supporting their dads with advice on driving skills and kart set-up”.

While the event, which has been run every second year since the early 1990’s, is one of the more relaxed meetings on KartSport Dunedin’s calendar, the racing itself is taken seriously with drivers competing for medals in KT100, Rotax, KZ2, Open, and DD2 classes. Drivers in Yamaha Masters and Rotax Lights & Heavies will compete in four age groups (30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & 60+), with the other classes each being contested in a single 30+age group.

There is a healthy number of older drivers in their 40s and 50s who regularly compete at KartSport Dunedin. “We used to have a strong KT100 Masters field at every club day, but changes over the last few years has seen a growth in the Rotax Heavy field at the expense of the KT Masters” says Harvey.  “The New Zealand Masters Games will draw some former racers out of retirement and we’ve had to reinstate the 60+ age group this year” he said.  A current competition licence is not required, as one-day licences are available for the weekend.mastersgames3.jpg

This year there will be a Vintage demonstration. The New Zealand Masters Games organisers believe Vintage karts will fit well with the ideal of Masters Games, and has agreed to allow Vintage karts to be run without the drivers having to register as NZMG competitors. Drivers interested in the Vintage Demonstration should contact the Convenor or Race Secretary directly, but all other competitors must enter via the New Zealand Masters Games web site: www.nzmg.com
Discounted Early Bird entries close on 30 November, after which normal entry fees apply until 12 January. Late entries may  be accepted after that. 

Supplementary Rules and further information will be posted on KartSport Dunedin’s web site (www.dnkart.org.nz) as they come available.

For further information contact: Neil Shearer, Race Convenor shearern@xtra.co.nz

CAPTIONS: Photos from the last Masters Games held at KartSport Dunedin.


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