Patron Scott On The Move - Island Sprint Champs Crowned - 2021 Series Announced - Prize Pools of $10,000+ - Driver Training Discounts & More

2020 Island Sprint Champions Crowned 

Congratulations to our new champions and all the 169 competitors who contested the events, including 24 Briggs LO206 karts running in two support classes at the South Islands.  

Big thanks to all the volunteers at KartSport Hawkes Bay and KartSport Marlborough, event and class sponsors and all the KartSport officials who made the events happen.

2020 North Island Sprint Champions:

  • KZ2 – Ryan Grant (Auckland)
  • Vortex ROK DVS – Rianna O’Meara-Hunt (Wellington)
  • 125cc Rotax Max Light - Michael McCulloch (Kapiti Coast)
  • 125cc Rotax Max Heavy - Campbell Joyes (Hamilton)
  • 125cc Rotax Max Junior - Thomas Bewley (Havelock North)
  • Vortex Mini ROK - Judd Christiansen (Palmerston North)
  • Cadet ROK - Grayson Stowe (Hastings)

2020 South Island Sprint Champions:

  • 125cc Rotax Max Light – William Exton (Blenheim)
  • 125cc Rotax Max Heavy – Matthew Butchart (Richmond)
  • 125cc Rotax Max Junior – Chris White (Christchurch)
  • Vortex Mini ROK – Zach Tucker (Christchurch)
  • Cadet ROK – Jackson Culver (Rangiora)
  • Non-championship support classes:
  • ClubSport Briggs LO206 Light – Tony Dyer (Nelson)
  • ClubSport Briggs LO206 Heavy – Anton Rasmussen (Nelson)

Report HERE.

2020/21 WPKA Goldstar To Set More Records

Entries are now open for the 2020/21 WPKA Goldstar Series. The last series set a record of 136 average round entries. A fabulous series that provides a great stepping stone up from Club Day competition and an opportunity to help secure your Tier 1 Competition Licence rating in time for the 2021 NZ Sprint Championships.

Free Entry for DVS Junior + Seniors Discount

PLUS the WPKA in conjunction with Supreme Kart Supplies is offering free Series/Champs entry (value $500) to Vortex ROK DVS Junior competitors and a $200 Series/Champs entry fee discount to Vortex ROK DVS Senior competitors.

  • Round 1                             28/29 November 2020, KartSport Taranaki
  • Round 2                             6/7 March 2021, KartSport Wellington
  • Round 3                             1/2 May  2021, KartSport Hawkes Bay
  • WPKA Championships       5/6 June 2021, KartSport Manawatu

Entry details CLICK HERE.

Last Call National Endurance Championships 

Entries close 13th November for the second running of this unique four-hour Briggs & Stratton NZ supported KartSport New Zealand Championship. 

Following the first very successful event in 2019, KartSport Wellington is again hosting the event. Last year Team Lexus Landscaping, made up of Wellington clubbies (Stirling Hughes, Tim Hobbs and Augustin Gonzalez), took home the title with a very well planned and executed drive.

Who will get their names on the impressive new “Stuart Park Memorial Trophy this year?

Loads of fun, loads of laps and loads of laughs at the prizegiving. Get a couple of mates to join you, One Day Licence holders permitted.

For more information and entry details CLICK HERE.

2021 ROK Cup NZL Series

Dates and venues have now been confirmed for the 2021 ROK Cup NZL Series. Prizemoney, seats at the 2021 ROK Cup Superfinal, OMP race suits and international travel money up for grabs for Mini ROK, ROK DVS Junior and ROK DVS Senior class winners and a new Mini ROK engine for the Cadet ROK winner.

Look out for the Entry Form and Supplementary Rules which will be published shortly.

  • Round 1    6/7 March, WPKA Goldstar Round 2, KartSport Wellington
  • Round 2    2/4 April, NZ Sprint Championship, KartSport Canterbury
  • Round 3a  5/6 June, WPKA Championships, KartSport Manawatu
  • Round 3b 5/6 June, Sunbelt Series, KartSport Nelson/Marlborough
  • Round 4  17 July, NZ Schools Champs, Kartsport Tokoroa


Dates and venues have now been confirmed for the 2021 Mainland Series. Prize Pool value over $10,000!

  • Round 1     27 February, Southern Series, KartSport Southland
  • Round 2     28 February, Southern Series, KartSport Dunedin
  • Round 3     5 June, Sunbelt Series, KartSport Marlborough
  • Round 4     6 June, Sunbelt Series, KartSport Nelson
  • Round 5     25 September, Garden City Champs, KartSport Canterbury
  • Round 6     26 September, Garden City Champs, KartSport Canterbury

For the latest series newsletter CLICK HERE.


Downforce Driver Training Discount 

Downforce Driver Training & Events are pleased to offer KartSport New Zealand members, family and friends a 10% discount on the upcoming Driver Training program at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park  

Click HERE for video, entry details and terms & conditions. The discount will goes live from Monday 9 November

Congratulations to our Patron, Scott McLaughlin on his move to Indycars!

“Rookie Test Complete - I went the fastest I’ve ever been in my entire life... 1 step closer to the Indy 500.” CLICK for video.

Nelson's Alison Hill - 2020 Volunteer of the Year

Normally awarded on Awards Night at the KartSport National Conference, (cancelled this year), the opportunity was taken at this year's South Island Championships prizegiving to present KartSport Nelson's Alison Hill with the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award. The Award was presented on behalf of KartSport New Zealand by Vice President Brent Melhop.

Alison performs the vital role of Race Controller at KartSport Nelson, a role she has undertaken for the last 7 years.

Congratulations to Alison and all our amazing volunteers who give up so much for us all to race virtually every weekend of the year! More details HERE

Event Calendar

The 2021 Event Calendar has now been locked down. CLICK HERE to download.

KartSport Executive, Competitions and Support Team.

Eyes Forward - Stay Safe - Race On.