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School-age Karters Prove Their Mettle As Storm Lashes Titles Venue

Monday, 19 July 2021, 1:25 pm | KartSport

The county’s top school-age karters proved their mettle as torrential rain showers lashed the Tokoroa venue hosting this year’s KartSport New Zealand McFall Fuel National Schools’ Championship meeting on Saturday. Braving what one long term ... More >>

All Action At 52nd Blossom Kartsport Meeting In Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 11:27 am | KartSport

The heavy rain showers that swept across Hawke’s Bay on Sunday morning played their part. But this year’s big Blossom Festival and Grand Prix kart race meeting will be remembered as much for the 100+ entry and quality of competition across both ... More >>

Big Boost For Kartsport NZ’s ‘Virtual Club Day’ Sim Series

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 10:00 am | KartSport

The online Sim racing program started by KartSport New Zealand and key commercial partners Giltrap Group and Carter’s Tyre Service to give members something to do under the COVID-19 lockdown has proved so popular that the team behind it has upgraded ... More >>

Leitch & Frazer Share Race Wins At Latest Kartsport NZ ‘Virtual Club Day’

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:07 am | KartSport

Successful KartSport New Zealand graduates Brendon Leitch from Invercargill and Billy Frazer from Auckland won a race apiece at the latest round of the Giltrap Group/Carter’s Tyre Service-backed, iRacing platform-based ‘Virtual Club Race’ series held on More >>

Wood Comes Good As Kiwi Karters Dominate Latest ‘Virtual Club Day’

Monday, 27 April 2020, 11:46 am | KartSport

After a race-long battle with Auckland-based kart-turned-car racer Taylor Cockerton, it was Wellington karter Ryan Wood who won KartSport New Zealand’s latest Giltrap Group & Carter’s Tyre Service-backed ‘Virtual Club Day’ on the iRacing ... More >>

City of Sails Meeting Attracts Karters From All Over NZ

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 10:31 am | KartSport

Karters from all over New Zealand will join their hosts in celebrating Auckland’s Anniversary at the annual 2-day Strata Networks City of Sails Challenge race meeting at the KartSport Auckland club’s track on the Rosebank Domain in the city’s inner ... More >>

Plenty to race for at Top Gear Top Half kart series' final

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 5:44 pm | KartSport

By Emilee Wright The karters contesting the Top Gear Top Half Series this year still have plenty to race for at the final round at the KartSport Bay of Plenty’s Visi Line Raceway near Te Puke on Sunday. “Definitely,” says series president Roger ... More >>

Excitement Builds Ahead of First Kartsport Endurance Title

Friday, 1 November 2019, 2:14 pm | KartSport

Teams-based Endurance racing plays a major part in KartSport competition elsewhere in the world. So excitement is building for the first such event here, the 2019 KartSport New Zealand Briggs National Endurance Championships meeting in Wellington on Saturday ... More >>

Junior karters turn up the heat at Top Gear Top Half

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 3:37 pm | KartSport

Cold winds and wet weather challenged drivers and crew members alike at the latest Top Gear Top Half kart series round at Tokoroa’s Stihl Shop Tokoroa Raceway over the weekend, More >>

Dunlop and KartSport put local Karters on Pukekohe Grid

Friday, 13 September 2019, 12:02 pm | KartSport

Eight lucky young local karters have been selected by KartSport New Zealand to take part in the inaugural Dunlop Grid Kids program this weekend at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. More >>

New generation rises to take on established stars

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:44 pm | KartSport

Established Kiwi kart star Mat Kinsman wrapped up another Aarque Group KZ2 class title with a second win in as many meetings at the final round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks at Hamilton on Sunday. Though ... More >>

Perfect scores for Zaloum and Logan Dowdall at Blossom

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 3:10 pm | KartSport

Top local Senior class ace Zach Zaloum and fast-rising Palmerston North youngster Logan Dowdall enjoyed perfect nine-wins-from-nine-starts runs at the 51st two-day Blossom Festival Grand Prix sprint kart meeting in Hawke’s Bay over the weekend. ... More >>

Kirwan undefeated at first Top Gear Top Half kart round

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:09 am | KartSport

By Emilee Wright KartSport Hamilton put on a fantastic show for round one of the 2019 Top Gear Top Half Series. Cold conditions early Sunday morning made sure drivers and teams had their karts set up correctly with all heats being critical for a round ... More >>

Bumper Kiwi Squad Set for Rok Cup Superfinal in Italy

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:54 pm | KartSport

New Zealand looks set to send one of its biggest squads to date to this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal event in Italy in October after an all-action final round of the local ROK Cup New Zealand series in Wellington on Saturday July 13. More >>

Brothers keep KartSport NZ Schools' titles in the family

Monday, 15 July 2019, 10:44 am | KartSport

Two sets of brothers, Fynn and Clay Osborne from Hamilton, and Sebastian and Marco Manson from Auckland, kept the major titles in the family at this year’s KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championships meeting in Wellington on Saturday. ... More >>

Wellington hosts KartSport NZ Schools' Championships

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 4:44 pm | KartSport

For school-age karters from all over the country, KartSport New Zealand’s annual National Schools’ Championships meeting offers the ultimate opportunity to claim bragging rights for themselves and their schools alike. This year the 17th annual ... More >>

Great start for Douglas at big Kart meeting in Italy

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 3:05 pm | KartSport

Fast-rising young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas has had a great start to his second 2019 FIA Karting Academy Trophy Series round in Italy, setting the second quickest lap time in qualifying early this (Sat) morning (NZ time). His best time – of 1:01.620 ... More >>

KZ2 field boost for ProKart Series' Auckland return

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:13 pm | KartSport

With 25 confirmed entries the Aarque Group KZ2 field at the fourth round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks this weekend will be one of the biggest and best to race at the KartSport Auckland club’s Giltrap ... More >>

Kiwi KZ2 kart champ gets chance to shine in Italy

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 10:40 am | KartSport

Recently crowned NZ KZ2 class kart champion Matthew Payne from Auckland gets his chance to shine at the second (and final) round of this year’s FIA Karting European KZ2 Championship at Sarno in Italy this weekend. At the first round of the 2019 European ... More >>

Bugler top scores at Sunbelts kart event

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:58 am | KartSport

Daniel Bugler made every post a winning one at this year’s HighRev Central New Zealand Sunbelts Sprint Championships kart race event in Nelson and Blenheim over Queen’s Birthday, leading home all nine heat races to take the Open class title ... More >>