Round1, Manfeild 2nd March 2014

For what is likely to be the first of many, the KartSport Superkart Drivers Club held it's first meeting with the NZ Racing Drivers League (NZRDL). I can not speak highly enough of the way NZRDL organised and ran the meeting. Everything went to time table like wanyne sproston pits manfieldr1.jpgclockwork, without undue stress or fuss. Even though we were the last class to race, the day was over and done by 3.30pm, allowing extra time for those traveling long distances to get home.

With brilliant fine weather, the day was only marred by the low turn out of drivers, which did not reflect well on the time and effort club personnel had put into the weekend.


International Class was dominated by Andrew Hall and Tony Gestro, both swapping places several times during each race. Wayne Sproston gave his new Anderson /DEA a run after an inital hiccup during practice on Saturday.

International Placings

1. Andrew Hall

2. Tony Gestro

3. Wayne Sprostonandrewhallpusher.jpg


Dion Hubers struggled all weekend with fuel supply problems. However his never say die attitude enabled him to start every race.

International D2 Placings

1. Dion Hubers


Richard Simmonds, a regular road racer and always quick and consistant, made a clean sweep of every race winning 4 out of 4 in National class. The other national class drivers will need a serious amount of good luck or better management if they are to pull back Richards lead over the series.

National Placings

1. Richard Simmonds

2. Tim Wakefield

3. Robert Howard

Charlotte Oram certainly showed the boys the fastest way around the track, winning all 4 races. Charlotte and Brad Alexander were the only 2 rotax maxs that managed one, 7lap race, without being lapped by the superkarts.Nothing seperated Rocket Ron and Julian Osbourne, both finishing with equal points and tied for the day.

Rotax Max Light Placings 

1. Charlotte Oram

2. Julian Osbourne

2. Ron Alexander


The biggest class, with 10 drivers, was Rotax Max Heavy. Brad Alexander put the jandel up it in all 4 races, earning himself a perfectbradalexandermanfieldr1.jpg points score. Hot on his heels was Ryan Hellier with two 2nd's and two 3rd's.

Greg Robinson, the lone KT100 had a day to forget, starting only 2 races. Greg has said he will do the entire series so please KT drivers get your karts to Taupo and give Greg a race.

Rotax Max Heavy Placings

1. Brad Alexander

2. Ryan Hellier

3. Peter Cottam

CAPTIONS: Wayne Sproston (#6) returned with a new kart. Andrew Hall (#88) had the best dressed pit crew. Bradley Alexander (#19) won Rotax Heavy. Photo Credit: Tony Gestro.



Round Results CLICK HERE


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