Hot Start

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Whether you wish to progress a career in motorsport or enjoy the great family atmosphere at 250 plus club events each year, KartSport offers exciting and affordable motorsport for everyone to enjoy. There are KartSport classes to suit everyone from 6 years to 66 years.

The decision to buy a kart should not be taken lightly. There are a great deal of things to consider and we will try and outline some of them here. The first consideration is finding the right class for your age and/or weight.  For details of the various classes available go to the Classes page of this site.

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Get Started

Buy a Kart

3Once the appropriate class has been established the next step is to set about purchasing the correct kart. The kart must conform to all of the required specifications and rules. If buying new, the kart will not come with an engine.....

Hire a Kart & One Day Licence

4Generally all karts used in competition in New Zealand are owned by the competitors. Some Clubs have a hire kart which can be used for a test drive but not for competition. ...

Join a Club

5Before you can race or in many cases practice on an affiliated Club track you must be a financial member of the Club. Most Clubs offer various classes of membership such as single racing, family, junior and social. ...

Get a Competition Licence

6A competitor must hold a KartSport New Zealand Competition Licence before taking part in any competition. ...

Practice

Hot Start - Practice...

Race formats

Hot Start - Race formats...

First race day

2This can be a little daunting so we will try to outline some of the more important points here....

 
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