Media Releases

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....

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....

DRYSDALE IS TOP SCORING KIWI IN QUEENSLAND

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Auckland-based karter Dylan Drysdale was the top-scoring Kiwi at the latest round of this year's Australian Kart Championship series at Emerald in Northern Queensland over the weekend, crossing the finish line in second place in the X30 class Final and finishing the day fourth in class....

LONG HAUL TO NORTHERN QUEENSLAND FOR KIWIS

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Six Kiwi karters - Seniors Madeline Stewart and Dylan Drysdale, and Juniors Connor Davison, Liam Sceats, Luke Thompson and Kaden Probst - will contest the penultimate round of this year's Australian Kart Championship at Emerald in Northern Queensland this weekend....

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN IS KARTSPORT'S NEW PATRON

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Trust a dynamic, youth-focused organisation like KartSport New Zealand to shake things up on the sporting front. In a move which has been applauded by members young and old its new Patron is 24-year-old Supercar ace Scott McLaughlin....

6TH NZ SCHOOLS' CHAMPS WIN FOR PALMERSTON NORTH BOYS HIGH

Monday, 17 July 2017

Palmerston North Boys High School claimed a record-extending sixth Secondary Schools' title at the Supreme Kart Supplies KartSport New Zealand National Schools' Championships in Blenheim on Saturday....

KARTERS PARTNER WITH CARTER'S

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Carter's helping karters? Or karters helping Carter's? Whichever way you look at it KartSport New Zealand's new partnership with nationwide tyre retail chain Carter's Tyre Service is a deal made in marketing heaven....

KARTERS HEAD TO BLENHEIM FOR NZ SCHOOLS' CHAMPS

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

School-age karters from all over New Zealand will be in Blenheim on Saturday contesting the Supreme Kart Supplies 2017 KartSport New Zealand's National Schools Championship meeting....

BRAY & DRYSDALE TAKE POSITIVES FROM GERMANY

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Kiwi karters Daniel Bray and Dylan Drysdale are taking positives from their weekend competing at the third round of this year's German Kart Championship (Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft)....

BRAY AND DRYSDALE COMPETING IN GERMANY

Thursday, 6 July 2017

After a relatively quiet start to the year as far as Kiwi karters competing in Europe is concerned, Auckland-based pair Daniel Bray and Dylan Drysdale are doing their bit to redress the situation....

SOUTHERNERS LOCK OUT CADET ROK PODIUM AT TOP HALF R1

Monday, 26 June 2017

Young Christchurch karter Louis Sharp led home a South Island lock-out of the podium in the Cadet ROK class at the opening round of this year's Hampton Downs-backed Top Half Series at Te Puke on Sunday....

FUTURE STARS USE TOP HALF SERIES TO STEP UP

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

This weekend sees the KartSport Bay of Plenty club host the opening round of this year's now Hampton Downs-backed 2017 Top Half Series at the Te Puke Auto Electrical Raceway tucked into the coastal foothills north-west of the Bay of Plenty town....

RYAN WOOD IS LATEST KIWI PROTOUR WINNER

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mastering a sodden mix of weather and track conditions at a rain-lashed Coffs Harbour kart track over the weekend Wellington teenager Ryan Wood is the latest Kiwi karter to claim a class win - and with it a State title - at a round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour....

AUSSIES RATE KIWI KARTERS

Friday, 16 June 2017

Top Kiwi karters Madeline Stewart and Josh Drysdale are amongst the favourites heading into the fourth round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour series at Coffs Harbour on the central New South Wales coast this weekend....

2017 PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Who will have their name on the KartSport Photographer of the Year trophy for 2017?...

HILL STEPS UP AT SUNBELTS

Friday, 9 June 2017

Nelson’s Bo Hill was one of the stand-out performers last weekend at the GK Karts Sunbelt Sprint Championships. ...

JACK AND ADDY STEP UP AT WPKA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Winners are grinners and there were no bigger smiles than those on the faces of Juniors Riley Jack and Asten Addy at the annual Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Championships kart race meeting in Palmerston on Sunday....

KARTERS SET TO CELEBRATE GOLDSTAR SUCCESS

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Karters from throughout the country will be in Palmerston North this weekend celebrating the success of the recently completed Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series at the linked, but standalone 'Championship' meeting....

MAINLAND SERIES KICKS OFF AT SUNBELTS

Thursday, 1 June 2017

For over 30 years now karters in the South Island - plus some from the North - have travelled to Nelson and Blenheim at Queen's Birthday for the annual Sunbelts meeting. ...

AUSSIES RATE KIWI KARTERS

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Top Kiwi karters Madeline Stewart and Josh Drysdale are amongst the favourites heading into the fourth round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour series at Coffs Harbour on the central New South Wales coast this weekend....

KIWI KARTERS IN GOOD COMPANY IN AUSTRALIA

Friday, 26 May 2017

The eight Kiwi karters competing at the third round of this year's Australian Kart Championship at Monarto in South Australia this weekend will be in very good company....

TESTING CONDITIONS PRODUCE MIXED NZRMC RESULTS IN ROTORUA

Friday, 26 May 2017

The 'Polar Blast' that swept the country over the weekend meant drivers contesting the latest double header (5 & 6) round of this year's Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at Rotorua experienced some very wet and cold conditions, particularly on Saturday....

DRYSDALE STARS IN THE WET AND DRY AT ROTORUA

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wet or dry, it didn’t seem to matter to Wifiplus KZ2 class star Dylan Drysdale at the third round of this year's Molecule ProKart Series at Rotorua over the weekend....

LAP RECORD UNDER THREAT AT ROTORUA

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Ryan Grant's ultimate track lap record - a sizzling 50.279 seconds - is under threat as the Molecule-backed ProKart Series returns to the KartSport Rotorua club's The Rock FM Raceway this weekend....

NEXT STOP ROTORUA FOR GILTRAP GROUP NZRMC

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The KartSport Rotorua club's The Rock FM Raceway high in the Mamaku Ranges west of the city hosts the next double-header round of this year's Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge this weekend....

KARTERS OFF TO AUS THANKS TO GOLDSTAR

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Kiwi karters Liam Sceats and Louis Sharp are off to Melbourne again later this year after sealing ROK class wins at the final round of the 2016/17 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series in the Hawke's Bay over the weekend. ...

PODIUM FOR HART AT AUSSIE ROTAX ROUND

Monday, 8 May 2017

Palmerston North driver Josh Hart ended up best of the Tasman-hopping Kiwis at the latest round of this year's Australian Rotax Pro Tour over the weekend, finishing third in the Rotax Light class....

NORTH v SOUTH FLAVOUR FOR GOLDSTAR FINAL

Thursday, 4 May 2017

There's a distinct North Island versus South Island flavour in key classes heading into the final round of the 2016/17 Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar Series in the Hawke's Bay this weekend. ...

CAN KIWI PAIR WIN AGAIN IN AUSTRALIA?

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

It’s the question on the lips of KartSport enthusiasts on both sides of the Tasman this week; can New Zealand's top female karters, Madeline Stewart and Rianna O'Meara-Hunt continue on their winning way at the third round of Australia's Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich in Queensland this weekend?...

HEDGE & KINSMAN DO THE DOUBLE AT NZ KART CHAMPS

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Karters Daniel Kinsman and Callum Hedge came away with two class titles apiece at this year's Sievwright Blasting Panel Paint KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships meeting in Invercargill over the weekend....

CONDITIONS TEST TITLE-SEEKING KARTERS IN INVERCARGILL

Friday, 14 April 2017

Changeable weather and track conditions produced some surprise results on qualifying day at the Sievwright Blasting Panel Paint KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships meeting in Invercargill today....

FORMER CHAMP LOOKS FORWARD TO NATIONALS

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

One man looking forward to the event is Southland’s most recent KartSport national sprint champion, Regan Carter of Invercargill. ...

KARTERS HEAD SOUTH FOR NATIONAL SPRINT CHAMPS

Monday, 10 April 2017

Karters from all over New Zealand are on their way south for this year's Sievwright - Blasting Panel Paint-backed KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships meeting to be contested at the Invercargill Oil Shop Raceway at Invercargill's Sandy Point over the Easter weekend. ...

GILTRAP GROUP ROAD TO THE NATIONALS COMPETITION

Monday, 10 April 2017

Tell the Giltrap Group your Nationals story using social media and be in to win an Amarok V6 for a weekend....

DRYSDALE IS BEST OF KIWI KARTERS AT GEELONG

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Dylan Drysdale emerged as the best of the eight Kiwi karters who contested the second round of the 2017 Australian Kart Championship in Geelong, south-west of Melbourne, over the weekend....

STEWART SISTERS BOOST KIWI ENTRY AT AUSSIE CHAMPS R2

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

With the confirmation of entries from Wellington's Stewart sisters, Ashleigh and Madeline, there will be nine Kiwi karters contesting the second round of this year's Australian Kart Championship in Geelong, south-west of Melbourne, this weekend....

KARTERS GET FAMILIAR WITH TRACK BEFORE NATIONALS

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Karters from all over New Zealand made the most of the KartSport Southland club's annual Spirit Of A Nation meeting at the Invercargill Oil Shop Raceway at Pit Road, Sandy Point, Invercargill at the weekend....

PROKART KZ2 FIELDS DELIVER ON PROMISE AT BOP

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

ProKart's KZ2 classes delivered on their promise of close, exciting racing at the second round of this year's Molecule-backed series at Te Puke over the weekend....

LATEST GILTRAP GROUP ROTAX ROUNDS WERE GAME CHANGERS

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The latest rounds of the Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at Te Puke were real game changers....

BIG KZ2 FIELDS PROMISE CLOSE RACING AT TE PUKE

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

With 24 entries in the Wifiplus KZ2 class and 17 in the combined Aarque Group KZ2 Masters and KZ2 Restricted class the action is guaranteed to be fast and furious at the second round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series at Te Puke this weekend....

WHO WILL STAND UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge returns to the Bay of Plenty for the double header third and fourth rounds of the 2017 series on the 17th - 19th of March....

KIWI KARTERS MAKE HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA

Monday, 13 March 2017

Top New Zealand karters Madeline Stewart and Rianna O'Meara-Hunt made history across the Tasman over the weekend, the pair - from Wellington ...

 
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