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TOP JUNIOR TRIO SEAL GOLDSTAR KART SERIES/GP DOUBLES AT FINAL ROUND

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Top New Zealand Junior karters Louis Sharp, Isaak Fletcher and William Exton sealed rare class/GP doubles at the final round of the 2018/19 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series round in Wellington last weekend....

IMPRESSIVE PACE BUT MIXED RESULTS FOR KIWI KZ2 TRIO IN GERMANY

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

While each showed impressive pace at times over the weekend Kiwi KZ2 class karters Daniel Bray, Matthew Payne and Dylan Drysdale had little to show for it on Sunday evening after three intense days’ competition at the opening round of this year’s FIA Karting European Championship – KZ2 at Wackersdorf in Germany....

DOUGLAS QUICK BUT UNLUCKY IN FIRST FIA KARTING ACADEMY OUTING IN GERMANY

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The first young New Zealand karter to earn a spot on the grid of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy Series, Jacob Douglas from Christchurch, was quick but ultimately unlucky at the opening round of the 2019 series at Wackersdorf in Germany over the weekend....

KIWI KARTERS CLAIM HEAT RACE WINS/ROUND PODIUMS UNDER LIGHTS AT IPSWICH

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Kiwi karters Sebastian Manson and Clay Osborne claimed heat race wins and round podiums at the third round of this year’s Sparco (Australian) Rotax Pro Tour series at Ipswich in Queensland on Saturday....

URWIN IS 19TH KIWI KARTER COMPETING OVERSEAS THIS WEEKEND

Friday, 3 May 2019

When young Tauranga karter Jay Urwin lines up on the grid today at the big SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SpringNationals meeting in Utah in the United States he will be the 19th Kiwi karter competing somewhere overseas this weekend....

GOLDSTAR EXCITEMENT HEADS TO WELLINGTON

Friday, 3 May 2019

After lap records tumbled at the second round of the 2018/19 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series in Hawke’s Bay in March the smart money is on a similar thing happening at the third round in Wellington this weekend....

KIWI KARTERS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT IN QUEEENSLAND THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 2 May 2019

One of the largest groups of New Zealand karters ever to cross the Tasman for a single meeting will join their Australian counterparts racing under lights for the first time at the third round of this year’s Sparco Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich in inland Queensland this weekend....

KIWI KARTERS IN GERMANY FOR OPENING EURO CHAMPS/ACADEMY TROPHY ROUND

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Four Kiwi karters led by recently crowned NZ KZ2 class champion Matthew Payne are in Germany this week, preparing for the opening round of the 2019 FIA Karting European Championship – KZ2, and FIA Karting Academy Trophy series....

ROB WAKELIN APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER

Monday, 29 April 2019

KartSport New Zealand warmly welcomes Rob to his new role and looks forward to his contribution and leadership....

MCLAUGHLIN REWARDS FANS & EARNS NZ#2 PLATE ON KIWI KART CHAMPS RETURN

Monday, 22 April 2019

Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin was kept busy signing autographs and engaging with the thousands of motorsport fans who descended on KartSport Hamilton’s Porter Group Raceway to watch the 25-year-old return to his racing roots at the Porter Group KartSport NZ National Sprint Championship meeting over the Easter weekend....

RICHMOND QUICKEST IN TWO CLASSES, MCLAUGHLIN JUST PIPPED FOR POLE ON KARTING RETURN

Friday, 19 April 2019

Young Auckland karter Josh Richmond was the star performer on the first day of competition at this year’s Porter Group KartSport NZ National Sprint Championship meeting at Hamilton today, qualifying quickest in both classes he has entered. 125cc Rotax Max Junior and Vortex ROK DVS Junior....

SUPERCARS STAR JOINS KARTERS HEADING TO HAMILTON

Monday, 15 April 2019

Karters from all over New Zealand - plus special guest driver Scott McLaughlin who is flying in from Australia - are making their way to Hamilton this week for KartSport New Zealand’s Porter Group-backed 2019 National Sprint Championship titles meeting over the Easter weekend....

MATT BROUGHAN APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE

Thursday, 11 April 2019

KartSport New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Broughan as South Island Executive Member, effective immediately, for the period up until the 2019 National Conference....

WOOD THE BEST OF THE KIWI KARTERS AT NEWCASTLE

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Wellington’s Ryan Wood ended up best of the Tasman-hopping Kiwi karters with a 10th place finish in the Iame X30 class Final at the second round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC).at Newcastle’s Mt Sugarloaf kart track on Sunday. ...

NEWCASTLE THE LATEST DESTINATION FOR KIWI KARTERS

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Newcastle, and the city’s Mt Sugarloaf kart track due west of the riverside city two hours drive north of Sydney, is the destination this weekend for the four young Kiwi karters contesting this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC)....

SUPERCARS CHAMP MCLAUGHLIN SUITS UP FOR NZ KART CHAMPS RETURN AT EASTER

Monday, 25 March 2019

Want to see reigning Virgin Australia Supercars champion, Kiwi Scott McLaughlin, in action this year but don’t want to cross the Tasman, or wait for the annual New Zealand round of the popular Australian touring car series in September?...

TOP FOUR SHARE KZ2 CLASS KUDOS AT ROTORUA

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Not one, not two, not three but four different drivers shared Aarque Group KZ2 class kudos at the second round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks kart race series over the weekend....

DOUGLAS FIRST KIWI TO GET FIA KARTING ACADEMY SERIES CALL-UP

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Young Christchurch driver Jacob Douglas will get to make a little bit of Kiwi karting history when he lines up at the first round of this year’s FIA Karting Academy Trophy Series in Germany in early May....

BOOM IN NUMBERS SEES PROKART SERIES GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Friday, 15 March 2019

With over 90 entries confirmed for the second round at Rotorua this weekend, this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks goes from strength to strength....

CLAY OSBORNE IS TOP KIWI KARTER AT SECOND ROTAX ROUND IN SYDNEY

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Hamilton karter Clay Osborne was the top-finishing Kiwi at the second round of this year’s Sparco (Australian) Rotax Pro Tour series in Sydney on Sunday, working his way forward from 8th to 2nd in an all-action Junior Max class Final....

KIWI KARTERS IN SYDNEY THIS WEEKEND FOR SECOND ROTAX ROUND

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Spearheaded by Aucklanders Bond Roby and Marco Manson, the 11-strong contingent of Kiwi karters contesting Australia’s Sparco Rotax Pro Tour series this year are in Sydney preparing for the second round at the Sydney Motorsport Kart Club’s kart track at Eastern Creek this weekend....

VINTAGE KART FANS HEAD TO CHRISTCHURCH FOR BIG DEMO EVENT

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Vintage Kart enthusiasts from all over New Zealand will be in Christchurch this weekend, celebrating the early days of the sport in this country at one of the biggest demonstration events so far held here....

LAP RECORDS TUMBLE AT LATEST GOLDSTAR SERIES ROUND IN HAWKE’S BAY

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The lap records tumbled at the latest round of the 2018/19 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series in Hawke’s Bay at the weekend with top local driver Zach Zaloum leading the way....

BUMPER ENTRY AS GOLDSTAR SERIES ROARS BACK TO LIFE IN HAWKE’S BAY

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A 100+ entry bodes well for the 2018/19 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series as it roars back to life in Hawke’s Bay this weekend after a cracking start in Taranaki late last year....

KIRWAN AND WOOD THE TOP KIWI KARTERS AT OPENING AKC ROUND

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Young Auckland karter Maxim Kirwan got his first major off-shore campaign off to a great start with a 4th place finish in the Cadet 9 class at the opening round of the 2019 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) at Ipswich in Queensland over the weekend. ...

HALL TOPS THE WINNERS’ LIST AT PROKART SERIES OPENER

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Defending Aarque Group KZ4 class title holder Regan Hall topped the winner’s list at the opening round of this year’s Toyota Racing Pro Kart Series in conjunction with Speedworks at Palmerston North over the weekend, earning six wins from six starts....

AUSSIE KART CHAMPS AGAIN DRAWS KIWIS ACROSS THE TASMAN

Thursday, 14 February 2019

This year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) has again attracted a number of top Kiwi karters, with four set to contest the opening round at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend....

EXPANDED PROKART SERIES SET TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

An expanded ProKart Series, with three direct drive 125cc Rotax classes joining the three existing 6-speed-gearbox/125cc KZ2-based categories, kicks off at the KartSport Manawatu club’s Manawatu Toyota Raceway at Palmerston North this weekend with a star-studded lineup of the country’s top karters set to do battle....

QUARTET STAMP AUTHORITY ON CITY OF SAILS

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

It’s hard enough winning just the one class race at a major kart race meeting like the KartSport Auckland club’s annual Butch Pet Foods-sponsored City of Sails 2-Day Challenge at Giltrap Group Raceway on Avondale’s Rosebank Domain on Saturday and Sunday. ...

KIWI KARTERS SHOW STRENGTH IN NUMBERS IN MELBOURNE

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Auckland karters Bond Roby and Marco Manson spearheaded a strong showing from the large contingent of Kiwi karters who contested the opening round of Australia’s Sparco-backed 2019 Rotax Pro Tour series at Melbourne’s Todd Rd kart track over the Jan 26-27 Australia Day weekend. ...

ENTRY BOOST FOR ANNUAL CITY OF SAILS KART RACE MEETING

Friday, 25 January 2019

With a number of out-of-towners making the trip north for some early season competition this year’s Butch Pet Foods-sponsored City of Sails 2-Day Challenge kart race meeting at Giltrap Group Raceway ...

O’MEARA-HUNT, HUTTON & RICHMOND CLAIM FIRST ROK CUP NZ TRAVEL PRIZES FOR 2019

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Rianna O’Meara-Hunt, Arie Hutton and Josh Richmond will be winging their way to Italy later this year to represent New Zealand at the annual ROK Cup International meeting....

KIWI KARTERS BACK IN ACTION ACROSS TASMAN THIS WEEKEND

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Another bumper crop of ambitious young Kiwis - 11 in all this time – is crossing the Tasman this week to prepare for the opening round of Australia’s Sparco-backed 2019 Rotax Pro Tour series at Melbourne’s Todd Rd kart track this weekend....

KINSMAN, O’MEARA-HUNT & RICHMOND EARN CIK TROPHIES AT HAMILTON

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Mat Kinsman, Rianna O’Meara-Hunt and Josh Richmond were the big winners at the revived Porter Group CIK Trophy of New Zealand kart race meeting at the KartSport Hamilton club’s Porter Group Park track on Sunday....

BUMPER ENTRY FOR REVIVED CIK TROPHY THIS WEEKEND

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Talk about starting off the year the way you mean to go on! Over 90 of the country’s top karters are making their way to the KartSport Hamilton club’s freshly re-named Porter Group Park kart track this week for the new-look Porter Group-backed CIK Trophy of New Zealand meeting incorporating the opening round of the 2019 ROK Cup New Zealand series....

TOP KIWI STATUS FOR HART AND HAMILTON AT ROTAX GRAND FINALS

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Palmertson North’s Fraser Hart and Christchurch’s Matthew Hamilton were the top finishing Kiwi karters at this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals event in Brazil, the pair finishing the Rotax DD2 Masters Final third and fourth respectively....

NZ SUPERKART TITLES RUN AND WON – DESPITE HAMPTON DOWNPOUR!

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

With defending and now multi-time champion Ryan Urban leading the way KartSport New Zealand’s 2018 Superkart titles were run and won on Sunday – despite sometimes torrential rain which meant all but one of the races were run on a wet track....

KIWI KARTERS READY TO TAKE ON FELLOW ROTAX RACERS IN BRAZIL

Friday, 23 November 2018

One of the biggest groups of Kiwi karters ever to travel to an annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals event has gathered in Brazil this week to prepare for the week-long 19th annual event which gets underway on Saturday (Nov 24)....

NZ SUPERKART TITLES ON THE LINE THIS WEEKEND

Friday, 23 November 2018

KartSport New Zealand’s 2018 Superkart titles are on the line at Hampton Downs this weekend with one of the largest and most competitive International class fields in recent years set to lead the way....

MAINLANDERS BRING WINNING PACE & RACECRAFT TO GOLDSTAR R1

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Current class South Island title holders Louis Sharp, William Exton and Arthur Broughan brought their winning pace and racecraft to the first round of the 2018/19 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series in Taranaki on Sunday. ...

PACE AND PODIUM EARNS MATT HAMILTON TOP KIWI STATUS IN LAS VEGAS

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Matthew Hamilton was the top Kiwi finisher at the 22nd annual SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals meeting in Las Vegas over the weekend, the Christchurch-based international finishing third overall in the premier US domestic Pro Shifter class....

YOUNG GUN MAKES TOP HALF KART SERIES’ HISTORY AT TOKOROA

Friday, 16 November 2018

Young gun Maxim Kirwan made a little bit of Hampton Downs Top Half Series’ history at the final 2018 round in Tokoroa last weekend – at just seven years of age he is the youngest drivee to claim series honours in the International Kart Supplies-sponsored Cadet ROK class....

KIWI KARTERS RETURN TO LAS VEGAS FOR ‘WORLD’S BIGGEST’ MEETING

Thursday, 15 November 2018

With well over 500 entries the annual SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals meeting in Las Vegas this week and weekend is widely regarded as the biggest sprint kart meeting on the global calendar. ...

GOOD NEWS ABOUT GOLDSTAR KART SERIES TRAVELS FAST

Thursday, 15 November 2018

With keen karters travelling from all over New Zealand to Taranaki this week for the first 2018/19 season round, the good news about the Wellington Provincial Karting Association’s (WPKA) annual Goldstar Series has obviously travelled fast....

FIRST SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN KARTSPORT EVENT ‘AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS’

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Supercar ace Scott McLaughlin’s charity Grand Prix event in aid of KartSport New Zealand’s Driver Development Academy could well become a fixture on the country’s motorsport calendar after the inaugural event, held last week, was declared ‘an unqualified success’ by the organisation’s President Graeme Moore....

PLENTY STILL TO PLAY FOR AT TOP HALF FINAL IN TOKOROA ON SUNDAY

Thursday, 8 November 2018

There’s still plenty to play for at the final round of this year’s Hampton Downs Top Half Series at Tokoroa on Sunday....

MCLAUGHLIN TO SHARE LOVE OF KARTS AND KARTING AT NEW ‘GRAND PRIX’ CHARITY EVENT

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

These days, most professional racing drivers get their start in a kart. In fact, more and more keep one ‘in the garage’ so they can take it out to stay ‘race fit’ between events....

TOUGH WSK SERIES BAPTISM FOR KIWI KARTERS IN ITALY

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Young Kiwi karters Jacob Douglas from Christchurch and Kaden Probst from Auckland have endured a tough start to their WSK Final Cup series’ Mini 60 class campaigns in Italy over the weekend....

COX AND ZALOUM BACK TO THEIR WINNING WAYS AT ISLAND CHAMPS

Monday, 22 October 2018

Chris Cox from Rangiora and Zach Zaloum from Hastings were back to their winning ways at KartSport New Zealand’s annual Island sprint kart meetings at Invercargill (Cox) and Palmerston North (Smyth) over Labour Weekend. ...

KARTERS CHASE NTH & STH ISLAND SPRINT TITLES THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 18 October 2018

It's KartSport New Zealand North and South Island Sprint Kart Championships title time again with events in Palmerston North and Invercargill over Labour Weekend....

 
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