MATTHEW HAMILTON - ACCREDITED COACH
Mobile: 021 338167 Email: email@example.com
I have been racing for 26 years and in that time have had the pleasure of helping many karters, both young and old, to reach their potential, both here in New Zealand, and on a world stage. I enjoy sharing my passion with other keen racers and although I still race competitively here, and in America, my main focus now is supporting our WKS Kartstore competitors in every way I can.
I particularly enjoy the kart preparation and maintenance aspect of karting, and am lucky enough to have a kart shop with my father (17 times New Zealand Sprint Champion) that services the local karting community. My partner Tiffany and I spend most weekends at our local track helping out, and we are also keen KartSport Canterbury committee members.
I believe as a team, Tiff and I are especially good at relating to our younger drivers. Karting is such a challenging sport, and it can quite often be frustrating for the competitor and their crew, but with 49 years of karting between us, we are able to draw on our own experiences, both good and bad, to help them overcome any hurdle.
Karting has taken me literally all over the world, and I truly believe it is an amazing sport, not just the 'stepping stone' to cars that it is perceived to be by so many.
I have also raced many forms of cars including TRS, V8 development series in Australia, and Indy Lights in the USA to name a few. In my opinion, Karting is, and has always been, the most enjoyable form of racing.
Career highlights include:•Winning 13 New Zealand Sprint Championships•Las Vegas Supernationals winner S4•All Japan Yamaha Champion•3rd at the Rotax Grand Finals 2009 & 2010•NZ Mini Challenge Champion•Winner of the prestigious Lady Wigram Trophy in TRS•7 x TRS race winner•Graduate of the Motorsport New Zealand Elite Acadamy
Telephone: 09 570 1392