Media Releases

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....

BRAY SECOND IN KZ2 SUPER CUP FINAL

Monday, 10 September 2018

Aucklander Daniel Bray (GP Karts/Alu Group/TM Racing/Le Cont) is the toast of New Zealand’s KartSport fraternity this morning after finished second to Italian Matteo Vigano (Tony Kart/Vortex/Le Cont) in the Final at this year’s CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup title meeting at Genk in Belgium on Sunday....

AUCKLAND NEXT STOP ON TOP HALF KART SERIES’ CALENDAR

Friday, 7 September 2018

Over 100 keen kart racers from all over the upper North Island will descend on Auckland this weekend for the second round of this year’s Hampton Downs Top Half Series....

MEMORIAL JASON RICHARDS GP KART MEETING NOW IN FOURTH YEAR

Friday, 7 September 2018

This year’s Mike Greer Homes-sponsored Jason Richards GP kart race meeting this weekend will be the fourth such event the KartSport Nelson club has run in memory of former club member Jason Richards, the V8 Supercar driver who died of a rare form of cancer in 2011....

BRAY AND PAYNE IN BELGIUM THIS WEEKEND FOR KZ2 SUPER CUP

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Auckland karters Daniel Bray and Matthew Payne are at Genk in Belgium this weekend, contested the premier event on the CIK-FIA world karting calendar for the KZ2 class, the 2018 International KZ2 Super Cup....

GRAND PRIX CHARITY EVENT ‘MY WAY OF SAYING THANKS’ – SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

An all-new motor racing-based charity event planned for later in the year, the Scott McLaughlin Grand Prix, is the Kiwi Supercars ace’s way of giving something back to where it all started for him – KartSport....

SMYTH COMPLETES KZ2 CLASS RETURN WITH BIG BLOSSOM WINS

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Auckland KZ2 class driver Graeme Smyth completed his return to the country’s kart tracks in style over the weekend with class and Open GP race wins at the Carter’s Tyre Service 50th Blossom Festival Grand Prix meeting in Hawke’s Bay. ...

DRYSDALE SECOND AT AUSSIE KART CHAMPS FINAL

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Dylan Drysdale was again the top-performng Kiwi at the final round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge at Melbourne’s Todd Rd track over the weekend, working his way forward from a P7 start to cross the finish line in the premier KZ2 class in second place. ...

KIWIS SET TO SHAKE UP AUSSIE FINAL THIS WEEKEND?

Friday, 31 August 2018

A six-strong squad of Kiwi karters led by now-Sydney-based former NZ champion Dylan Drysdale could well shake up their trans-Tasman counterparts at the final round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge meeting at Melbourne’s Todd Rd track this weekend....

KARTERS HEAD TO ‘BAY TO CELEBRATE BLOSSOM

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Karters from all over New Zealand are heading to Hawke’s Bay this week to help the local KartSport club celebrate a significant milestone, the 50th anniversary of their annual two-day ‘Blossom’ sprint meeting....

BLACK THE BIG MOVER IN THE DEEP SOUTH

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Dunedin karter Arron Black was the big mover at the annual two-day/two-track Southern Series in Invercargill and Dunedin over the weekend....

BIG NAMES/NUMBERS FOR DOUBLE-HEADER IN THE DEEP SOUTH

Friday, 17 August 2018

Nationally-ranked South Island karters Chris Cox, William Exton and Louis Sharp spearhead an impressive 70+ entry for the second, double-header, round of this year’s Properly Plastered-backed Mainland Series at Invercargill and Dunedin this weekend....

MORE PODIUMS FOR KIWI ROTAX KARTERS IN AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Three resident Kiwi karters – Josh Hart and Jackson Rooney from Palmerston North, and Sebastian Manson from Auckland – claimed podium class finishes at the fifth round of this year’s Australian Rotax Pro Tour at Wodonga on the Victoria/New South Wales border on Sunday....

MORRIS IMPRESSES WITH DASH-FOR-CASH RACE WIN

Monday, 13 August 2018

Auckland teenager Breanna Morris put in one of the drives of Sunday’s opening Hampton Downs Top Half kart series rounds in Hamilton with an impressive win in the reverse grid Spartan Auto Dismantlers Junior Rotax class Dash for Cash race....

‘STEPPING STONE’ TOP HALF SERIES PROVES ITS WORTH

Friday, 10 August 2018

It’s Hampton Downs Top Half time again with over 130 keen karters from all over the North Island heading to Hamilton this weekend for the opening round of this year’s club-based series on Sunday....

KIWI ROTAX KARTERS HOPING FOR ANYTHING BUT RAIN IN AUSTRALIA

Thursday, 9 August 2018

The Kiwi karters contesting this year’s Australian Rotax Pro Tour are hoping for anything but rain at the fifth (and penultimate) round at Wodonga on the Victoria/New South Wales border this weekend....

BEWLEY BEST OF THE GOLDSTAR PRIZE WINNERS

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Young Hawke’s Bay karter Tom Bewley ended up the best of the three WPKA Goldstar series prize winners with a hard-fought 10th place finish in the Cadet 12 class at the Go Kart Club of Victoria’s 34th annual City of Melbourne title meeting in Australia last weekend....

RAIN-MASTER CONNOR DAVISON’S WINNING ROTAX SERIES RETURN

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Skipping the last double-header round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart race series at Rotorua could just have been the best decision young Hamilton karter Connor Davison ever made....

TOP PROKARTERS MAKE LIGHT OF ‘RELENTLESS’ RAIN

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The country’s top KZ2 category karters made light of the heavy rain that washed over the Bay of Plenty over the weekend, with Jacob Cranston, Rhys Tinney and Aaron Wooley leading the charge at the fourth round of this years’ Molecule ProKart Series....

TOP AUSSIE JOINS ROTAX KARTERS AT TE PUKE THIS WEEKEND

Friday, 3 August 2018

Top Australian karter Jaiden Pope has flown in from Sydney this week to prepare for the sixth round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart race series at Te Puke....

PROKARTERS ITCHING TO GET BACK ON TRACK AT TE PUKE

Thursday, 2 August 2018

The 2018 Molecule-backed ProKart series roars back into life at Te Puke this weekend with promotor Steve Brown one of the many drivers ‘itching’ to get back on track after a two-month ‘mid-winter’ break since the third round at Rotorua in May....

GOLDSTAR PRIZE WINNERS HEAD MELBOURNE ENTRY

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

WPKA Goldstar series prize winners Tom Bewley, Hayden Bakkerus and Blake Dowdall head a five-strong squad of Kiwi karters contesting the Kart Club of Victoria’s 34th annual City of Melbourne title meeting in Australia this weekend....

SUN SHINES ON DRYSDALE IN NORTHERN QUEENSLAND

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The sun shone on top Kiwi karter Dylan Drysdale at the penultimate round of this year’s Australian Kart Championships at Emerald in northern Queensland’s Central Highlands district over the weekend....

ROK CUP WRAPS UP A BIG YEAR, 2019 WILL BE BIGGER!

Friday, 27 July 2018

Four young Kiwi ROK class karters – Tom Bewley from the Hawke’s Bay, Jacob Douglas from Christchurch, JacksonVortexROKCupwinnersltorTBewleyJDouglasJRooneyandRyanWood-1 (002).jpg Rooney from Palmerston North, and Ryan Wood from Wellington – have earned the right to travel to Italy in October this year to compete at the 2018 ROK Cup International meeting....

LONG TRIP TO NORTHERN QUEENSLAND FOR KIWI KARTERS

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Top-ranked Kiwi karters Dylan Drysdale and Rianna O-Meara-Hunt are hoping that the long trip to Emerald in northern Queensland’s Central Highlands district for the penultimate round of this year’s Australian Kart Championships this weekend will pay dividends....

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. ...

 
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