Media Releases

BREAKTHROUGH WIN FOR STICHBURY AT TOKOROA

Friday, 27 April 2018

Fast-rising second-generation karter Zac Stichbury claimed a breakthrough Final race and class round win in the Rotax Max Light class at the third round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at Tokoroa on Sunday....

YOUNG GUN MATT PAYNE STEPS UP AT TOKOROA

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Former Junior class talent Matt Payne from Auckland stepped out of the shadow of the country’s top KZ2 class drivers at Tokoroa on Sunday, to claim two heat wins, a dominant pole-to-flag victory in the Lascom Motorsport KZ2 class Final and a debut series’ class round win at the second round of the 2018 Molecule ProKart Series....

TOP TEN SHOOTOUT TO ADD SPICE TO PROKART SERIES AT TOKOROA

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Taking a leaf from the Virgin Australian Supercars Championship, the organisers of this year’s Molecule ProKart Series have added a Top Ten Shootout to the qualifying format for the first time....

SINGLE ROUND FORMAT FOR ROTAX CHALLENGE THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 19 April 2018

After several years now of double-header race meetings the Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge reverts to a single-round format for the third round of the 2018 series at Tokoroa this weekend....

DRYSDALE SPEARHEADS STRONG KIWI SHOWING AT AUSSIE CHAMPS R2

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Dylan Drysdale spearheaded a strong Kiwi showing at the second round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge at Wodonga in rural Victoria over the (April 14-15) weekend....

KARTSPORT COMPLETES CLASSES REVAMP

Monday, 16 April 2018

Announcement of Updated Cadet and Vortex Mini ROK Chassis Specifications....

DRYSDALE IN BOX SEAT AT SECOND AUSSIE KART CHAMPS ROUND

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Top Kiwi karter Dylan Drysdale is in the box seat in the KZ2 class heading into the second round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge at Wodonga in rural Victoria this weekend....

MANUFACTURERS CUP FOR TONY KART

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Tony Kart came out on top at the Giltrap Group 2018 National Sprint Championships....

WIN AND SECOND FOR DOUGLAS IN THAILAND

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas claimed a win and second place on debut at this year’s Kart Championship of Thailand/ROK Cup Thailand meeting at the Bira Kart Circuit at Pattaya (south-west of Bangkok) over the April 07/08 weekend....

DOUGLAS HEADS TO THAILAND FOR ROK CUP EVENT

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas heads to Thailand this week to contest the opening round of the ROK Cup Thailand series being run in conjunction with the second round of this year’s Kart Championship of Thailand meeting at the Bira Kart Circuit at Pattaya (south-west of Bangkok) this weekend....

KINSMAN BROTHERS STAR AT NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPS

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Auckland’s Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, came through to claim three of the seven class title on offer at the Giltrap Group backed 2018 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship title event at Rotorua over the Easter weekend....

TOP AUSSIES FLY IN FOR NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPS

Friday, 30 March 2018

For years now New Zealand’s top karters have been crossing the Tasman seeking greater competition. This Easter weekend five of Australia’s best - Lane Moore, Cody Gillis, Harrison Hoey, Jaiden Pope and Peter Bouzinelos - are returning the favour at the Giltrap Group backed 2018 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship title event at Rotorua....

KARTSPORT ESTABLISHES PERMANENT JUDICIAL PANEL

Monday, 26 March 2018

KartSport New Zealand is pleased to announce the establishment of a permanent Judicial Panel to hear, and adjudicate on, all KartSport New Zealand Appeals and Inquiries. ...

UPGRADES & JUDICIAL CAMERAS AT ROTORUA

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Already one of the premier venues in the country, designed to international CIK-FIA standard, the KartSport Rotorua club’s Century Batteries International Raceway has just received some major upgrades....

COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN FOR NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPS

Monday, 19 March 2018

The countdown has begun for the Giltrap Group backed 2018 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship title event, the KartSport Rotorua club hosting the annual three-day meeting at its Century Batteries International Raceway high in the Mamaku ranges west of the city over the Easter weekend....

JOSHUA HART WINS ON MIXED DAY FOR KIWIS

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Palmerston North karter Josh Hart’s calculated charge from P4 on the grid to win the Rotax 125 Light class Final was the highlight on a mixed weekend for the Kiwi contingent at the second round of this year’s Australian Rotax Pro Tour at Dubbo in rural New South Wales over the weekend....

KIWIS WELL PLACED AHEAD OF ROTAX PROTOUR R2

Friday, 9 March 2018

New Zealand’s Tasman-hopping Australian Rotax Pro Tour karters are well placed ahead of the second round of the 2018 series at Dubbo in rural New South Wales this weekend....

EVERYDAY IS WOMEN'S DAY IN KARTSPORT

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Every weekend KartSport celebrates gender, celebrates diversity, and celebrates age on podiums around the nation as it has for 50 plus years. ...

WELLINGTON GOLDSTAR DELIVERS ON PROMISE

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The second round of the 2017/18 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series at the KartSport Wellington club’s George Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Raceway at Kaitoke north-east of the Capital over the weekend delivered on its promise of close, exciting racing across all classes....

JEANETTE SMYTH APPPOINTED PERMITS MANAGER

Friday, 2 March 2018

Jeanette Smyth has been appointed Permits Manager effective immediately....

GOLDSTAR SERIES ROARS BACK INTO LIFE IN WELLINGTON THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 1 March 2018

The 2017/18 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series roars back into life in Wellington this weekend after a cracking start in Taranaki late last year....

DEE WORKMAN APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Dee Workman, from Nelson, has been appointed to the KartSport New Zealand Executive effective immediately....

DRYSDALE IS BEST OF KIWIS AT AUSSIE CHAMPS R1

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

With a fighting fourth place in an all-action KZ2 class Final, reigning NZ class sprint champion Dylan Drysdale ended up best finishing Kiwi at the opening round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge at Monarto in South Australia over the weekend....

KIWI KARTERS HEAD TO ADELAIDE FOR AUSSIE CHAMPS OPENER

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Five top Kiwi karters are at Monarto near Adelaide this week preparing for the opening round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge....

BRAY LEADS FROM THE FRONT AT PROKART

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Kiwi karting international Daniel Bray got his 2018 Molecule ProKart Series campaign off to the best possible start at the opening round at the annual TRC Toyota Levin Trans-Tasman kart race meeting in Palmerston North over the weekend....

BUXEDA & ROONEY IMPRESS AT OPENING NZRMC ROUNDS

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Jonathan Buxeda and Jackson Rooney impressed with their speed and adaptability at the opening (double header) rounds of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart series at Palmerston North over the weekend....

FRESH GROUP OF ROTAX RACERS TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE

Thursday, 15 February 2018

A fresh group of Rotax category kart racers is set to take up the Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at the double-header opening round of the annual multi-round kart racing series in Palmerston North this weekend....

HIGH OCTANE PROKART SERIES KICKS OFF

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

New Zealand’s annual Molecule-sponsored, KZ2 class-based ProKart series bursts back into life in Palmerston North this weekend for another season of high-octane kart action....

KARTERS GO FOR GOLD

Friday, 9 February 2018

Karters from all over the South Island were rewarded with medals as well as race wins and podium placings at New Zealand’s biennial Master Games in Dunedin at the beginning of the month....

AGE NO BARRIER AT MASTERS’ GAMES

Friday, 2 February 2018

A two-day KartSport event hosted and run by local club Kartsport Dunedin at its Silverstream Raceway facility in North Taieri helps kickstart New Zealand’s biennial Master Games in Dunedin this weekend....

BAKKERUS & BURT GRAB EARLY ROK CUP ADVANTAGE

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Auckland’s Hayden Bakkerus and Palmerston North’s Kiahn Burt have grabbed an early advantage by claiming class wins at the opening round of the 2018 ROK Cup NZ at The Lascom Motorsport City of Sails 2-Day Challenge meeting at KartSport Auckland’s Giltrap Raceway, Rosebank Domain, over the weekend. ...

RYAN WOOD WINS IN AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Young Wellington driver Ryan Wood enjoyed a winning start to his 2018 Rotax Pro Tour campaign in Australia over the weekend, claiming top honours in the Junior Rotax class in Melbourne....

ROSEBANK DOMAIN READY TO ROK

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Auckland Anniversary weekend (Jan 27-29) will see Kartsport Auckland's annual event, The Lascom Motorsport City of Sails 2-Day Challenge, kick off the club's karting calendar for 2018 on Saturday and Sunday....

KIWI KARTERS BACK IN ROTAX PROTOUR ACTION ACROSS TASMAN

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Another bumper crop of Kiwi karters - nine in all - has crossed the Tasman this week to prepare for the opening round of Australia's 2018 Rotax Pro Tour series at Melbourne's Todd Rd kart track this weekend....

VORTEX DVS COMPLETES KARTSPORT'S REVAMPED ENGINE LINE UP

Thursday, 21 December 2017

KartSport New Zealand is pleased to announce an exciting new engine ratification for Junior and Senior Age Groups. ...

KARTSPORT ANNOUNCES COMPETITIONS MANAGER

Friday, 8 December 2017

KartSport New Zealand is pleased to announce that Mr Warrick Parkes has been appointed Competitions Manager effective February 2018....

URBAN LEADS SUPERKARTS RESURGENCE

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Reigning national champion Ryan Urban is leading a resurgence of interest in SuperKart racing – from the front!...

HAMILTON HEADS KIWI CONTINGENT IN LAS VEGAS

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Matthew Hamilton was the top Kiwi finisher at the 21st SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals meeting in Las Vegas over the weekend, the Christchurch-based international claiming fourth overall in the premier US domestic S1 class....

LAP RECORDS TUMBLE AT GOLDSTAR ROUND 1

Monday, 20 November 2017

Lap records tumbled as the latest Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series got off to a cracking start in Taranaki over the weekend....

KIWI KARTERS READY FOR BIG WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS

Friday, 17 November 2017

An eight-strong contingent of Kiwi karters is in Las Vegas preparing for the 21st annual SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals meeting this week and weekend....

GOLDSTAR SERIES GROWS ON ‘GETTING THE MIX RIGHT’

Thursday, 16 November 2017

With entries looking like topping the 100 mark for the first time since 2012, the lower North Island's Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series continues to play a key role in the development of the country's karters....

WOOD, CHITTENDEN & CRANSTON THE TOP KIWIS AT ROTAX GRAND FINALS

Monday, 13 November 2017

Ryan Wood, Tiffany Chittenden and Jacob Cranston were the top finishing Kiwi karters at this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting at Portimao in Portugal.
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SCEATS SIGNS OFF WITH SECOND SERIES’ CLASS WIN

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Auckland karter Liam Sceats signed off on a successful sojourn in the Vortex Mini ROK class on Sunday with a rare second series’ title win in the same year at the final round of the 2017 Hampton Downs Top Half Series at Edgecumbe....

ROTAX MEETING KICKS OFF BIG FORTNIGHT OVERSEAS FOR KIWIS

Sunday, 5 November 2017

The 18th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting at Portimao in Portugal which begins on Saturday (Nov 04) this kicks off a big fortnight overseas for 15 Kiwi karters.
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NEXT GENERATION OF STARS KARTING AT EDGECUMBE

Friday, 3 November 2017

This Sunday Kiwi Supercars stars Scott McLaughlin, Shane Van Gisbergen and Fabian Coulthard will be battling wheel-to-wheel at Pukekohe. ...

LATEST BATCH OF KARTSPORT ISLAND TITLES

Monday, 23 October 2017

KartSport New Zealand's annual North and South Island Sprint Kart Championships title meetings usually produces a fresh crop of class title winners....

ISLAND SPRINT TITLES UP FOR GRABS THIS WEEKEND

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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

TOP SIX SPOT FOR DRYSDALE AT RAIN-HIT RACE OF STARS

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

New Zealand KZ2 class Sprint champion Dylan Drysdale ended up sixth in the premier KZ2 class at Australia's annual Race of Stars international invitational kart meeting in Queensland over the weekend - without even contesting the Final....

MANSON IS TOP KIWI AT ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL FINALS

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Levin's Logan Manson ended up top Kiwi at this year's ROK Cup International final meeting in Italy over the weekend, finishing eighth overall in the Mini ROK class' Vortex Trophy (B Main) Final....

KIWI ROK TRIO BACK FOR MORE IN ITALY

Thursday, 12 October 2017

After contesting the final round of the Trofeo D'Atunno (Autumn Trophy) meeting at Lonato last weekend as a warm-up, Kiwi kart trio Jacob Douglas, Logan Manson and Kaden Probst are back at the South Garda kart track for the next three days to contest this year's ROK Cup International meeting....

 
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