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I have been involved in karting since the age of 8, my parents were looking for a family sport to get into and had to make the choice between sailing (my mother’s sport when she was young) or karting. My father Marty being a petrol head made a wise decision and karting it was.

It snowballed from there with my younger sister Melissa starting not long after me at age 6.

27 years later and working full time in the industry for over 9 years and I wouldn’t change a thing. The experiences, friends I’ve made and comradely had along the way cannot be replaced. I have spent the past 9 years actively involved in Karting, building and developing engines, working with a variety of different chassis, providing trackside support and training drivers. Karting has taken me all over the world to compete and the experience and knowledge I have gained is priceless.

After many successful years behind the wheel, it is time now to step back and invest time into our future karting stars and ensure New Zealand remains on the map as a motorsport icon. I have been lucky enough to already be working with some very talented drivers and look forward to helping in the development of others.

Highlights of racing achievements:

  • 2015 DD2 Masters Champion, Rotax Grand Finals,  Portimao, Portugal
  • Rotax Max Challenge of New Zealand winner 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • 5x Representative for New Zealand at the Rotax Grand Finals
  • 2006 World SuperKart Challenge Champion at the Superstars of SuperKarts, Laguna Seca, California, USA
  • 10x New Zealand Sprint Champion
  • 7x New Zealand SuperKart Champion
  • 9x North Island Sprint Champion
  • 6x North Island SuperKart Champion

Outline of Skills

  • Engine Building and development
  • First-hand kart setup experience
  • Data analysis
  • Dyno tuning
  • Effective communication with drivers of all ages and skill levels.

Coaching Experience
Being a successful driver myself I am able to provide up to date advice and fine tune each individual drivers skill set.
 Currently working with Multiple New Zealand and North Island Champions.
 20+ Years Coaching drivers of various abilities.