Media Releases

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 FIRST PROKART ROUND

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....

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....

 
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