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Top KZ2 trio head Kiwi entry at Race of Stars

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:43 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Top KZ2 class drivers Matthew Payne, Mathew Kinsman and Ryan Wood head an eight-strong Kiwi contingent contesting the seventh annual Race of Stars international kart event at Pimpama on Queensland’s Gold Coast this week and weekend. The meeting is part ... More >>

Win for Douglas, podium place for Sharp at ROK Cup

Monday, 14 October 2019, 8:08 am | KartSport New Zealand

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas has claimed a breakthrough Junior ROK class win and fellow Cantabrian Louis Sharp has finished on the podium in the Mini ROK class at this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal event in Italy. Douglas, 14, and Sharp, 12, were ... More >>

Kiwi ROK Cup Superfinal squad set for Lonato hit-out

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:10 am | KartSport New Zealand

The 8-strong Kiwi squad which has assembled in Italy this week to prepare for this year’s ROK Superfinal meeting in 10 days time is set to get a valuable hit-out at the South Garda track at Lonato this weekend at the annual Trofeo D’Autunno ... More >>

Numbers tell the story of Top Gear Top Half Series' success

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 4:07 pm | KartSport New Zealand

With entries for this weekend’s Top Gear Top Half Series at Tokoroa set to again meet the 130 target, coordinator Roger Smith is looking forward to another round of close and exciting racing across all classes. “This is the largest number of ... More >>

Four karters do the Garden City Double this year

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 4:04 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Four karters - William Exton from Blenheim, Jason and Kayden Richards from Nelson and Izaak Fletcher from Christchurch – successfully completed rare winning doubles at this year’s KNXTRA Garden City Championships kart race meeting in Christchurch ... More >>

Douglas quick and fights his way back to 9th in FIA

Monday, 23 September 2019, 4:14 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas can hold his head high this week after confirming his status as one of the top Junior drivers in the world at the final round of this year’s 2019 FIA Karting Academy Trophy Series in Italy over the weekend. The 14-year-old ... More >>

Final Pro Tour trip for Tasman-hopping Kiwi karters

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:49 am | KartSport New Zealand

It’s the final trip across the Tasman this weekend for the resident Kiwis who have been contesting Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour this year, with recent Australian Karting Championship final round class winner Jackson Rooney from Palmerston North spear-heading ... More >>

Kiwi karters 1st, 3rd & 4th at AKC final in Melbourne

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:02 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Teenaged Palmerston North karter Jackson Rooney claimed his maiden S P Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) series win in the TaG 125 class in dramatic fashion at the final round of the 2019 series in Melbourne over the weekend. ... More >>

Renewed deal offers best of both worlds

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 5:28 pm | KartSport New Zealand

First came an all new Briggs & Stratton kart engine to help KartSport New Zealand clubs around the country attract newcomers to the sport. Then came the demand from those who had enthusiastically embraced the new category to run at tracks other than ... More >>

Kiwi Josh Bethune earns Rotax Grand Final ticket

Saturday, 10 August 2019, 3:39 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Kiwi karter Josh Bethune has earned a place on the United States team at this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final in Italy in October after a dominant Rotax DD2 class win at the big Stars & Stripes Open meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, last weekend. ... More >>

Wood & Kirwan podium Melbourne Titles kart meeting

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 3:21 pm | KartSport New Zealand

With third place finishes in their respective classes, Ryan Wood from Wellington and Maxim Kirwan from Auckland ended up the best of what turned out to be a seven-strong squad of young Kiwi karters who contested the 35th annual City of Melbourne Titles ... More >>

Payne quick but Kinsman gets key KZ2 points break at Tokoroa

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 5:02 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Auckland-based kart international Matthew Payne claimed pole and won all four Aarque Group KZ2 heats at the penultimate round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks at the KartSport Tokoroa club’s Stihl Shop Tokoroa ... More >>

Payne bolsters Kiwi kart squad at Aussie Champs round

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:37 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Reigning New Zealand KZ2 class champion Matthew Payne has joined series regulars Ryan Wood and Liam Sceats at Emerald in Queensland’s Central Highlands this week to contest the fourth round of this year’s S P Tools Australian Kart Championship ... More >>

Payne qualifies for exclusive Kiwi kart 'club' in Italy

Monday, 17 June 2019, 3:13 pm | KartSport New Zealand

By qualifying for and completing the class Final at the second round of this year’s FIA Karting European Championship – KZ2 at Sarno in Italy on Sunday, young Auckland karter Matthew Payne joined a very special Kiwi karting ‘club.’ After a best ... More >>

Douglas takes positives from second FIA Academy Trophy round

Monday, 17 June 2019, 1:15 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas is taking positives from the second round of the 2019 FIA Karting Academy Trophy Series in Italy over the weekend despite missing out on a top ten spot in the Final. More >>

McLaughlin rewards fans/earns #2 plate on kart champs return

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:43 am | KartSport New Zealand

Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin was kept busy signing autographs and engaging with the thousands of motorsport fans who descended on KartSport Hamilton’s Porter Group Raceway to watch the 25-year-old return to his racing roots at the Porter Group ... More >>

Wood the best of the Kiwi Karters at Newcastle

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 10:09 am | KartSport New Zealand

Wellington’s Ryan Wood ended up best of the Tasman-hopping Kiwi karters with a 10th place finish in the Iame X30 class Final at the second round of this year’s SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC).at Newcastle’s ... More >>

Kirwan and Wood the top Kiwi karters at opening AKC round

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 5:01 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Young Auckland karter Maxim Kirwan got his first major off-shore campaign off to a great start with a 4th place finish in the Cadet 9 class at the opening round of the 2019 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) at ... More >>

Expanded ProKart series to celebrate 20th in style

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:52 am | KartSport New Zealand

An expanded ProKart Series, with three 125cc Rotax classes joining the three existing 6-speed-gearbox/125cc KZ2-based categories, kicks off at the KartSport Manawatu club’s Manawatu Toyota Raceway at Palmerston North this weekend with a star-studded lineup ... More >>

O’Meara-Hunt, Hutton & Richmond Claim Rok Cup NZ Travel

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 4:54 pm | KartSport New Zealand

* Rnd 1 2019 ROK Cup New Zealand kart race series Porter Group 2019 CIK Trophy of New Zealand KartSport meeting Porter Group Park kart track Airport Rd Hamilton Sat-Sun Jan 19-20 2019 REVIEW More >>

 

 

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