Media Releases

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 FROM THE FRONT!

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....

DRYSDALE HEADS GOLD COAST-BOUND KIWI KARTERS

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Reigning New Zealand KZ2 class Sprint champion Dylan Drysdale heads an eight-strong Kiwi contingent which will compete at Australia's annual Race of Stars meeting on the Gold Coast this weekend....

TOUGH INITIATION FOR KIWI ROK TRIO IN ITALY

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

There was a tough initiation for the three young Kiwi karters, Jacob Douglas, Logan Manson and Kaden Probst, who contested the final round of this year's Trofeo D'Autunno (Autumn Trophy) series at the South Garda kart track near Lonato in the country's north-east over the weekend....

KIWI ROK TRIO COMPETING IN ITALY THIS WEEKEND

Friday, 6 October 2017

Three young Kiwi karters Jacob Douglas, Logan Manson and Kaden Probst, are set to get their first taste of racing in the home of the sport, Italy, this weekend ...

BARKER & WORKMAN SPEARHEAD LATE NELSON CHARGE

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Kevin Barker and Ollie Workman spearheaded a late Nelson charge as the KartSport Canterbury club's Garden City Communications-sponsored Garden City Championship meeting hosted the final round of this year's Mainland Series in Christchurch over the September 30/October 01 weekend....

WINTRY BLAST FAILS TO DAMPEN KARTERS' SPIRITS

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The wind blew and rain showers swept across the track for most of the day but 140+ karters contesting the third round of this year's Hampton Down-sponsored Top Half Series at Hamilton took it in their stride....

HAMILTON THIRD AT BIG US KART EVENT

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Having now won the S1 stock moto class at the big Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix kart street race meeting in California for the past two years, the question heading into the 2017 meeting this weekend is, can Kiwi Matt Hamilton make it three in a row? ...

MAINLAND TITLES GO DOWN TO THE WIRE

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Class placings are again going down to the wire in this year's Mainland Series as karters from across the South Island head to Christchurch today for the KartSport Canterbury club's two-day Garden City Communications-sponsored Garden City Championships meeting at Christchurch's Carrs Road Raceway....

CAN MATT HAMILTON MAKE IT THREE OUT OF THREE?

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Having now won the S1 stock moto class at the big Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix kart street race meeting in California for the past two years, the question heading into the 2017 meeting this weekend is, can Kiwi Matt Hamilton make it three in a row? ...

HAMILTON TOP HALF ROUND SET TO BE BIGGEST YET

Thursday, 28 September 2017

This weekend's round of the 2017 Hampton Downs Top Half Series at Hamilton is set to be the biggest yet with the entry list likely to top the 140 mark....

HOW TO GROW CLUB MEMBERSHIP BY 32%

Monday, 25 September 2017

We have 48 Kartsport New Zealand licence holders, just 4 short of our record in 1998 and have gone from the 4th largest Club in the South Island last year, to the 2nd largest this year behind Canterbury. ...

URBAN EYES NEXT SUPERKART CHALLENGE

Monday, 25 September 2017

New Zealand's new SuperKart 'King,' Ryan Urban is now eyeing his next challenge after a second New Zealand championship, Grand Prix and Pommie Trophy clean-sweep at Hampton Downs on Sunday....

GRAHAM HUGHES AGAIN!

Friday, 22 September 2017

Graham Hughes won the Supreme Award for the second time at the KartSport Photographer of the Year presentations....

CAN ANYONE BEAT SUPERKART KING RYAN URBAN ON SUNDAY?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Can anyone beat the new 'King' of Superkart racing in this country, Ryan Urban?...

IMPRESSIVE SENIOR DEBUT FOR O'MEARA-HUNT IN OZ

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Teenage Wellington karter Rianna O'Meara-Hunt confirmed her potential as one of Australasia's best up-and-coming talents with an impressive debut in the Senior ranks at the final round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour series at Wodonga in Victoria over the weekend....

SHARP CONTINUES ON WINNING TOP HALF RUN

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Young gun Louis Sharp made the trip north from Christchurch worthwhile with another near perfect performance in the Cadet ROK class at the second round of the 2017 Hampton Downs-backed Top Half (kart) Series at Rotorua over the weekend....

BUMPER ENTRY FOR ROTORUA TOP HALF ROUND

Friday, 15 September 2017

The re-positioning of the upper North Island's annual Top Half kart series has been greeted enthusiastically by karters from all over New Zealand....

BIG STEP FOR O'MEARA-HUNT IN AUSTRALIA THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Top female karter Rianna O'Meara-Hunt takes one of the biggest steps in her fast-rising career this weekend, making her Senior debut in Australia at the final round of this year's Rotax Pro Tour series....

BRAY 11th IN CIK-FIA KZ2 SUPER CUP FINAL

Monday, 11 September 2017

Auckland international Daniel Bray has finished 11th at this year's CIK-FIA KZ2 Super Cup event in Germany overnight....

BRAY AND DRYSDALE SUIT UP FOR CIK-FIA KZ2 SUPER CUP

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Kiwi karters Daniel Bray and Dylan Drysdale are back at the Wackersdorf kart track in Germany this week preparing for this weekend's CIK-FIA KZ2 Super Cup meeting over the weekend....

ROONEY ALL CLASS AT 49TH BLOSSOM

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Young Palmerston North karter Jackson Rooney made it two-from-two at this year's Lightning Racegear Blossom meeting in the Hawke's Bay over the weekend, winning both the Junior Yamaha and Junior Rotax classes....

DRYSDALE IS TOP KIWI AFTER AUSSIE CHAMPS FINAL

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Nine Kiwi karters have crossed the Tasman this week to prepare for the final round of this year's Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol Edge (AKC) at the Todd Rd kart complex in Melbourne over the weekend....

BLOSSOM KART MEETING TO BE LIVESTREAMED

Friday, 1 September 2017

Kart fans from around the country - indeed around the world - can enjoy the action from this weekend's Blossom Sprint kart meeting in Hawke's Bay thanks to a decision to Livestream the event via Facebook with the assistance of Kiwi Motorsport Media and MTF Vehicle Finance Napier....

NINE KIWIS TO CONTEST AUSSIE TITLES FINAL

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Nine Kiwi karters have crossed the Tasman this week to prepare for the final round of this year's Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol Edge (AKC) at the Todd Rd kart complex in Melbourne over the weekend....

POWER OF FACEBOOK HELPS FORGE NEW DIRECTION

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

In what is believed to be a world first for a national sporting body, KartSport New Zealand harnessed the power of Facebook - and in particular the social media platform's Live broadcasting function - at its annual Conference of Clubs in Auckland last weekend. Over 14,000 views of the live broadcast have been recorded to date....

NEW LOOK KARTSPORT ACADEMY

Friday, 18 August 2017

KartSport New Zealand is delighted to announce the launch of its revamped Coaching Academy. ...

SCEATS ON PODIUM AT CITY OF MELBOURNE

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Young Auckland karter Liam Sceats claimed 'top Kiwi' status at the 33rd City of Melbourne Titles meeting in Australia on Sunday, with a podium spot (third) in the hotly contested Cadet 12 class....

MIX OF YOUTH & EXPERIENCE IN KIWI ROTAX GF SQUAD

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

There is a mix of youth and experience in the seven-strong Kiwi squad set to travel to Portugal later this year for the 18th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting at Portimao....

DRYSDALE, LOUGHRAN AND CULLUM SECURE PROKART TITLES

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dylan Drysdale, Tim Loughran and Garry Cullum were the big winners after an all-action final round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series at the KartSport Hamilton club's Agrisea Raceway over the weekend....

RETURNING DRIVERS BOOST PROKART ENTRY

Friday, 11 August 2017

The return of a number of drivers led by the likes of internationals Josh Hart and Madeline Stewart has seen a record entry for the final round of this year's Molecule ProKart Series in Hamilton this weekend....

GOLDSTAR ROK WINNERS IN MELBOURNE

Friday, 11 August 2017

Young Kiwi karters Liam Sceats and Louis Sharp will be in Melbourne this weekend contesting the 33rd City of Melbourne Titles meeting at the Kart Club of Victoria's Todd Road kart track. ...

AUSTRALIAN KARTERS RETURN FAVOUR

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Kiwi karters are now a familiar sight on the grid at rounds on Australia's Rotax Pro Tour. This weekend two top Australian drivers, Marc Tulloch and Jac Preston, are returning the favour at the final double-points/double-header round of the 2017 Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge in Hamilton....

CONTRASTING FORTUNES FOR STEWART SISTERS

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

There were contrasting fortunes for Kiwi karting sisters Ashleigh and Madeline Stewart at the penultimate round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour at Puckapunyal in rural Victoria over the weekend....

ROONEY BACK TO ROTAX PRO TOUR THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Talented young Palmerston North karter Jackson Rooney returns to Australia's Rotax Pro Tour at Puckapunyal in rural Victoria this weekend as part of a seven-strong Kiwi squad....

DYNAMIC DRYSDALE DOMINANT AT AUCKLAND

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A dynamic Dylan Drysdale has taken the series' points lead in the premier Wifiplus KZ2 class after a dominant performance at the penultimate round of this year's Molecule ProKart Series in Auckland over the weekend....

KARTSPORT'S 'BIG GUNS' HEADING TO AUCKLAND

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The 'big guns' of the KartSport world, the purpose-built 6-speed/125 KZ2 class karts and their talented drivers, are on their way to Auckland this week to contest the penultimate round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series at the KartSport Auckland club's Giltrap Group Raceway on Saturday and Sunday....

 
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