Media Releases

WESTLAKE BOYS CLAIMS MAIDEN WIN AT SCHOOLS' CHAMPS

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Auckland’s Westlake Boys High School claimed its maiden Secondary Schools’ title at this year’s KartSport New Zealand Furnware National Schools' Championships meeting at Hastings on Saturday. ...

BRAY 12TH IN ITALY, 10TH IN EURO KZ2 TITLE FIGHT

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Kiwi kart international Daniel Bray enjoyed another strong weekend at the second (and final) round of this year’s CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship meeting in Italy over the weekend, finishing 12th in the Final at the South Garda Karting circuit and 10th equal in the overall 2018 championship points standings....

YOUNG GUN PAYNE JOINS BRAY AT SECOND EURO KZ2 CHAMPS EVENT IN ITALY

Friday, 13 July 2018

Young gun, Matt Payne from Auckland steps up to the big time this weekend, joining established Kiwi kart international Daniel Bray at the second (and final) round of this year’s CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship at the South Garda Karting circuit in Italy....

KARTERS HEAD TO HASTINGS FOR NZ SCHOOLS' CHAMPS

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

School-age karters from all over New Zealand are heading to Hawke’s Bay this week to prepare for this year’s KartSport New Zealand Furnware National Schools’ Championships 2018 meeting being held in Hastings on Saturday....

BRIGGS’ KARTERS TICK RACING AT INDIANAPOLIS OFF BUCKET LIST

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

There were seven very happy Kiwi Briggs LO206 category karters amongst the 350 drivers celebrating at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday evening after a very successful second USAC-sanctioned Battle at the Brickyard kart race meeting over the July 07-08 weekend....

ICONIC CIK TROPHY EVENT BACK IN 2019

Friday, 29 June 2018

Long a favourite with the country’s top level karters, the CIK Trophy of New Zealand meeting is back on the competition calendar in 2019, set to be hosted at one of its former homes, the KartSport Hamilton club’s Speedworks Raceway facility opposite the city’s airport over the January 19-20 weekend. ...

URBAN QUICK BUT UNLUCKY AT PHILLIP ISLAND

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Kiwi kart ace Ryan Urban was quick but unlucky at the opening round of this year’s Superkarts Australia National Series at Phillip Island over the June 23-24 weekend. ...

BETHUNE IS LATEST TO PODIUM AT PROTOUR ROUND

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Young gun Josh Bethune is the latest Kiwi karter to make a big impression at a round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour series, the 15-year-old battling for the lead and finishing a close second in the Rotax DD2 class Final at the fourth round in Sydney over the weekend....

KIWI SUPERKARTERS COULD LAP PHILLIP ISLAND QUICKER THAN A SUPERCAR

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Superkart racers Ryan Urban and Teddy Bassick could well return home from the opening round of this year’s Superkarts Australia National Series at Phillip Island this weekend having earned membership to a very special Kiwi club. ...

MORE KIWI KARTERS SEEKING AUSSIE ROTAX SUCCESS

Thursday, 21 June 2018

This weekend’s round of Australia’s 2018 Rotax Pro Tour series in Sydney will see 11 Kiwi karters competing, one of the largest groups ever to cross the Tasman to compete at either a Pro Tour (RPT) or Australian Kart Championship (AKC) round....

KIWI BRIGGS’ CLASS KARTERS OFF TO INDIANAPOLIS

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Few Kiwis get the chance to compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ...

A B'UTE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GILTRAP GROUP

Thursday, 14 June 2018

One of the most active supporters of New Zealand’s top-level motorsport athletes, the Giltrap Group, has now turned its attention to fostering driver excellence where the best drivers get their start: KartSport. ...

DOUGLAS CONFIRMED AS 2018 NEW ZEALAND VORTEX MINI ROK CLASS CHAMPION

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

KartSport New Zealand announced this week that Christchurch driver Jacob Douglas has been confirmed as the winner of the 2018 New Zealand Vortex Mini ROK class title...

COX ON THE PODIUM TWICE AT SUNBELTS

Friday, 8 June 2018

Rangiora karter Chris Cox was back to his best at this year’s Insite-sponsored Sunbelts Sprint Championships meeting over Queen’s Birthday weekend, winning the Rotax Max Light class outright and finishing second to Blenheim ace Daniel Bugler in Open....

CRANSTON SIGNS OFF WITH ANOTHER CLEAN SWEEP AT WPKA CHAMPS

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Each year, karters who have been contesting the annual Wellington Provincial Karting Association (WPKA) Goldstar Series gather for one last linked but standalone ‘Championships’ meeting....

BIG SUNBELTS ENTRY BODES WELL FOR MAINLAND SERIES

Friday, 1 June 2018

A bumper entry from karters from all over the South Island (as well as some from the North) for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend’s two-day/two-track Sunbelts Sprint Championships meeting at Blenheim and Nelson bodes well for this year’s Mainland Series....

ROK CUP TO ADD SPICE TO WPKA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Each year, karters who have been contesting the annual Wellington Provincial Karting Association (WPKA) Goldstar Series gather for one last linked but standalone ‘Championships’ meeting....

FIGHTBACK DRIVE SEES DRYSDALE FOURTH AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Dylan Drysdale was again the top Kiwi finisher at the latest (third) round of this year’s Australian Kart Championships at Newcastle over the weekend, the 19-year-old claiming his third consecutive fourth place with one of the drives of the meeting in the premier KZ2 class final....

WINNING RETURN FOR SINCLAIR AT ROTORUA

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rain or shine, wet track or dry, it didn’t seem to matter to series returnee CJ Sinclair at the latest double-header round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge, at the KartSport Rotorua club’s long, flowing Century Batteries International Raceway over the May 19-20 weekend....

WILD WEATHER TESTS KARTERS’S SKILL & RESOLVE

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Torrential rain and a streaming wet track on Saturday and a dry track but cool temperatures on Sunday tested both the skill and resolve of karters contesting the third round of this year’s Molecule-backed ProKart Series at Rotorua over the weekend....

BRAY JETS BACK IN FOR LATEST PROKART ROUND

Friday, 18 May 2018

Fresh from finishing eighth at the first round of this year’s CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship in France a fortnight ago Auckland kart international Daniel Bray heads the entry list for the Lascom Motorsport KZ2 class at the third round of the 2018 Molecule ProKart Series at Rotorua this weekend....

ROTORUA THE NEXT STOP FOR ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Rotorua is the next stop for this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge, with the country’s top Rotax category karters set to battle out the second ‘double-header’ meeting of the 2018 season at the KartSport Rotorua club’s long, flowing Century Batteries International Raceway over the (May 19-20) weekend....

ANOTHER FRESH BATCH OF GOLDSTAR WINNERS CROWNED

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Another fresh batch of class winners has been crowned after an intensely competitive third and final points round of the 2017/18 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series at Chemz Raceway near Hastings on Sunday....

KIWI ROTAX KARTERS ON TOP IN AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Kiwi karters Josh Hart and Ryan Wood claimed class wins and compatriots Jackson Rooney and Sebastian Manson backed them up with podium finishes at the third round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich in Queensland on Sunday. ...

BRAY EIGHTH AT EURO KZ2 CHAMPS OPENER IN FRANCE

Monday, 7 May 2018

Kiwi kart international Daniel Bray finished an impressive eighth overall in the KZ2 class Final at the opening round of this year’s CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship at the Circuit International de Salbris south of Paris over the weekend....

GOLDSTAR SERIES GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE

Friday, 4 May 2018

Points-wise it is still too close to call in most of the classes as the KartSport Hawke’s Bay club hosts the third and final round of the 2017/18 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar KartSport Series at Chemz Raceway near Hastings this weekend....

HART ON TOP AS KIWI ROTAX KARTERS COMPETE IN QUEEENSLAND

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Palmerston North karter Josh Hart leads the points standings in the Rotax Light class heading into the third round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend....

BRAY BACK ON EURO KZ2 TRAIL IN FRANCE

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Kiwi kart international Daniel Bray is in France this week, preparing for the opening round of this year’s CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship at the Circuit International de Salbris south of Paris this weekend....

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....

 
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