Sharing The KartSport Story

KartSport has embarked on a project to tell more people how great the sport of karting is, direct from the mouths of karters themselves. Here's the first part, with more to come in future as part of a nationwide campaign designed to enable more people to unveil the best-kept secret in motorsport - KartSport!
So far the video has been seen by over 8,000 people and has been played more than 12,000 times!  
Video link here:

Competition Licence Membership Highest for      9 Years!

The growth in Competition Licences, which was evident in early 2020 prior to COVID-19, has accelerated as we have moved into 2021. While the 3 month free Licence extension has depressed reported numbers over the last 6 months, the latest May 2021 statistics are beginning to tell the real story.

Competition Licences are up 11% on the same month in 2018 to 922, to be the highest since November 2012 (935). In addition current Vintage (108) and Practice Licences (164) remain strong.

A big shout out to all the Clubs that have been building their membership through Have A Go days, adding new class options and running great events. Outstanding (over 20%) three year growth in total Licenced Members is demonstrated as follows:

KartSport Marlborough up 140%

KartSport Auckland up 95%

KartSport Hamilton up 85%

KartSport Manawatu up 53%

Vintage Karting NZ up 43%

KartSport Wellington up 35%

KartSport SuperKart Drivers up 26%

McFall Fuel National Schools Champs

Early entries for the McFall Fuel 2021 National Schools Championships hosted by KartSport Tokoroa, in conjunction with Cambridge High School, close 5pm Friday 18th June. Make sure you get your entries in to ensure your class runs.

2021 ROK Cup Superfinal seats, travel funds and custom race suits are up for grabs in the Vortex Mini ROK and Vortex ROK DVS Junior classes.

For Supplementary Rules and Entry Information CLICK HERE.

Queen's Birthday Weekend Karting Strong on Both Islands

The steady growth in participation at the annual Sunbelt Championships and WPKA Championships continued this year. Last year COVID lockdowns saw the Sunbelts unfortunately cancelled and the delayed WPKA Championships boosted by post lock down freedom, however the upward trend in participation for both events over the last 5 years is very positive. 

Plus a further 56 competitors enjoyed the Tri-Club Challenge at KartSport Whangarei over the weekend. 

Big thanks to all the Club volunteers, KartSport Officials and Series organisers for giving up your long weekend for the sport! (photo credit Victoria Jack Photography/WPKA)

2021 National Sprint Champs Post Event Survey

Big thanks to the 135 people who completed the post event survey. This feedback helps KartSport New Zealand and the host Clubs to assess performance, address issues and provide Clubs hosting future events with helpful information.

The Summary Data can be viewed HERE.

Rule Changes 2021-3

The KartSport New Zealand Executive has recently released Rule Changes 2021-3. Included in this issue are:

  • The FIA have added the Snell K2020 Helmet Standard to their approved Helmet Standards List.
  • A New Briggs & Stratton LO206 Engine Crankcase Seal.

CLICK HERE to view.


Please remember to sign your new Licence as soon as you get it and to complete the Next of Kin and Doctor sections.

Event Calendar Click HERE