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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....

DOUGLAS GETS TEAM CALL-UP FOR WSK SERIES IN ITALY

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The top Kiwi finisher at last weekend’s ROK Cup International event in Italy, young Christchurch karter Jacob Douglas, will stay on in Italy to contest the three round WSK Final Cup series, after getting the call up from the team he has run with for the past two weekends, Lennox Racing....

DOUGLAS LEADS KIWI ROK CUP TEAM TO BEST EVER FINISH IN ITALY

Monday, 15 October 2018

Young Christchurch karter Jacob Douglas has led a four-strong New Zealand squad to its best ever finish at the big ROK Cup International Final meeting in Italy....

KINSMAN BOUNCES BACK, WOOD IMPRESSES AT RACE OF STARS ON THE GOLD COAST

Monday, 15 October 2018

New Zealand KZ2 class Sprint champion Mathew Kinsman bounced back for a top 10 finish in his Final while young gun Ryan Wood made a big impression on his Senior debut in the Rotax DD2 class at the sixth annual Race of Stars international kart event at Pimpama on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Saturday....

KIWI KZ2 TITLE HOLDERS TAKE ON THE WORLD ON THE GOLD COAST

Friday, 12 October 2018

Reigning New Zealand KZ2 class Sprint champion Mathew Kinsman from Auckland and 2017 title holder, Palmerston North-born but now Sydney-based Dylan Drysdale, are set to take on some of the world’s best karters at Australia's annual Race of Stars international invitational kart meeting on Queensland’s Gold Coast today and tomorrow....

KIWI KARTERS ENJOY STRONG BUILD-UP TO ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL FINALS IN ITALY THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Kiwi ROK category karters Josh Parkinson, Kaden Probst, Tom Bewley and Jacob Douglas have enjoyed a strong build-up to this year’s ROK Cup International Final meeting being held at the South Garda Karting track near Brescia this week and weekend....

COX COMPLETES CLASSY WINNING DOUBLE IN CHRISTCHURCH

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Rangiora karter Chris Cox completed a winning class double at the final round of the 2018 Mainland Series in Christchurch on Sunday....

GRANT’S TURN TO CLAIM TOP HALF KART SERIES’ CASH AT WHANGAREI

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

It was Ashton Grant’s turn to pocket the $500 ‘Dash for Cash’ prize at the third round of this year’s Hampton Downs Top Half Series’ round at Whangarei’s WRB Karting Supplies Raceway on Sunday....

TOP HALF SERIES TO BRING BIG NUMBERS TO WHANGAREI THIS WEEKEND

Friday, 28 September 2018

With over 100 confirmed entries the annual Hampton Downs Top Half Series’ round at Whangarei’s WRB Karting Supplies Raceway this weekend will be one of the biggest on the KartSport Whangarei club’s calendar....

CLOSELY-FOUGHT DOUBLE HEADER DECIDES KIWI ROTAX SQUAD

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The New Zealand squad to head to Brazil in November for this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final event has been named after an intense double-header final round of this year’s Giltrap Group-backed New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge series in Hamilton over the weekend....

KINSMAN COMPLETES KZ2 CLASS TRIFECTA WITH 2018 PROKART SERIES WIN

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Auckland karter Mat Kinsman completed a rare Lascom Motorsport KZ2 class title trifecta by winning both the round and 2018 title at the final of the 2018 Molecule ProKart Series in Hamilton on Sunday. ...

BIG GUNS HEAD BUMPER PROKART ENTRY FOR HAMILTON FINAL

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The ‘Big Guns’ of New Zealand’s KZ2 category, including International KZ2 Super Cup runner-up Daniel Bray, head the largest entry this year at the final round of the 2018 Molecule ProKart Series in Hamilton this weekend. ...

PRESSURE IS ON ROTAX KARTERS AT HAMILTON THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The pressure in on New Zealand’s Rotax Max category karters this weekend at the final ‘double-header’ round of the 2018 Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge in Hamilton this weekend....

KIWI ROTAX KARTERS SAVE BEST UNTIL LAST AT TAILEM BEND

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The Kiwis karters contesting this year’s Rotax Pro Tour across the Tasman definitely saved their best for last, with both Michael McCulloch (Rotax 125 Light) and Sebastian Manson (Mini Max) claiming breakthrough class round wins....

KIWI KARTERS TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA? IT COULD HAPPEN THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Could there be at least one – and possibly as many as three - Kiwis representing Australia at the Rotax Max Challenge’s annual Grand Final in Brazil later this year?...

SPARROW CLAIMS TOP HALF SERIES CASH AT R2

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Tuakau teenager Mitchell Sparrow is $500 better off after storming through the reverse grid Supreme Kart Supplies Vortex Mini ROK field to claim the feature Giltrap Group/Robert Cunningham Construction/Duffett Doors backed Dash-For-Cash race at the second round of this year’s Hampton Downs Top Half Series at Auckland on Sunday....

MITCHELL IS WORTHY JASON RICHARDS GP WINNER

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Christchurch karter Jacob Mitchell was a worthy winner of the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy after a dominant two days competing in the Rotax Max 125cc Light class at this year’s Mike Greer Homes-sponsored Jason Richards GP kart race meeting in Nelson over the weekend....

 
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