Race formats

There are different types of race formats used depending on the type of racing (sprint or SuperKart) and details of all formats can be found in the KartSport New Zealand rule book which can be downloaded from the Downloads page.

For sprint racing there are two main points systems used, the KartSport New Zealand predetermined grid system and the CIK system.

The KartSport New Zealand predetermined system has four heats plus a final.   The grids for the first four heats are predetermined and drawn from a hat.   Points are awarded 1 for first, 2 for second, 3 for third etc.  At the end of the first four heats the points are totalled and the grids for the final are decided by lowest points to the front.  After the final race points are awarded, the total points for all five races are added together and then the worst race points are dropped to provide the final points for the meeting.  The winner is the competitor with the lowest points.

The CIK system uses time trials to determine grids for up to three preliminary races.  Points are awarded for the preliminary races and these points are used to determine grids for a pre final.  The finishing position in the pre final determines the grids for the final and the winner of the final is the winner of the meeting.

For SuperKart racing there are three heats and a final.   The grid for the first heat is determined from time trials.  The grid for heat two is determined by the finishing position in race one and the grid for heat three from the finishing position in race two.  Points are awarded 1 for first, 2 for second, 3 for third etc.  At the end of the first three heats the points are totalled and the grids for the final are decided by lowest points to the front.  After the final race points are awarded, the total points for all four races is added together and then the worst race points are dropped to provide the final points for the meeting.  The winner is the competitor with the lowest points.

There are other types of race formats used however these are the main ones.

Affiliated New Zealand Clubs

KartSport Hamilton

Agrisea New Zealand Raceway, Airport Road, Opposite the Hamilton Airport...

KartSport Dunedin

Silverstream Raceway,
Milners Rd,
North Taieri...

KartSport Auckland

Giltrap Group Raceway, 124 Patiki Rd, Avondale ...

KartSport Mt Wellington

Mansons Raceway, 29b Tainui Rd, Mt Wellington...

KartSport Canterbury

Carrs Road Raceway, Halswell...

KartSport Hawkes Bay

CHEMZ Raceway, Highway 50, Fernhill, Hastings...

KartSport Nelson

The Hits Chocolate Velvet Raceway, Redwoods Valley, Upper Moutere Hwy...

KartSport Whangarei

Business Coaching New Zealand Raceway, 162 Austin Road, Maunu, Whangarei...

KartSport Bay of Plenty

Te Puke Auto Electric Raceway, 154 Alley Rd, Te Puke...

KartSport Rotorua

Rotorua International Raceway, Amoore Road, Mamaku, Rotorua...

KartSport Wellington

George Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Raceway, Rimutaka Incline Rd,
Kaitoke, Upper Hutt...

Vintage Karting NZ

12A Heathcote Street, Taupo 3330 ...

KartSport Eastern Bay of Plenty

KartZone Raceway, College Road, Edgecumbe...

KartSport Manawatu

Manawatu Toyota Raceway, Shirriffs Rd, Palmerston North...

KartSport Westland

Coal Creek Raceway, Taylorville Rd, Greymouth...

KartSport Marlborough

Cresswell Electrical Raceway, Wither Rd Extension, Blenheim...

KartSport Tokoroa

Holsters Trade Zone Raceway, Moffat Rd, Amisfield, Tokoroa...

KartSport SuperKart Drivers

16 St Andrews Parkway, Waiwakaiho, New Plymouth.

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KartSport Southland

Invercargill Oil Shop Kart Raceway, 81 Pit Road, Sandy Point Domain...

KartSport Taranaki

Todd Energy Raceway,
Joll Street,
Waitara...

 
KartSport New Zealand