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Cream Rises To The Top As Goldstar Karters Turn It On In Taranaki

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:57 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Class and class GP winners in Taranaki on Sunday included Riley Jack (Open class and the Senior GP) | Photo credit: Fast Company/Vicky Jack The cream definitely rose to the top at the opening round of the 2020/21 Manawatu & TRC Toyota-backed ... More >>

Growth In Senior Numbers Sign That Annual Goldstar Kart Series Is Doing Its Job

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 5:57 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Drivers to watch in Taranaki this Sunday include Chris can der Drift from Hamilton (#71 Vortex ROK DVS Senior) and Rianna O’Meara-Hunt (#6)Vortex ROK DVS Senior) With 127 entries (up from 118 in 2019) for the first round of the latest (61st annual!) ... More >>

Robert Hutton Awarded Life Membership Of Kartsport New Zealand

Monday, 23 November 2020, 7:30 am | KartSport New Zealand

KartSport New Zealand’s latest Life Member, Robert Hutton, with the special kart steering wheel award created to mark the occasion. Photo credit: KartSport Wellington/Wayne Keats Close to 30 years of active involvement in virtually every part of the sport ... More >>

Second Kartsport NZ Briggs Endurance Title Meeting Set To Build On Success Of First

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 5:02 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Winners are grinners, the podium finishers from last year’s inaugural Briggs National Endurance Championship event. (Photo credit: Graeme Moore) This time last year the KartSport Wellington club hosted the inaugural KartSport New Zealand Briggs National ... More >>

Karters Revel In Return Of Islands Title Racing Over Long Weekend

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 5:54 am | KartSport New Zealand

Kiwi karters revelled in the return of National-level Sprint Championship competition at this year’s North & South Islands meetings at Hastings and Napier over Labour Weekend. Both meetings saw spirited racing across all classes, with defending ... More >>

Podium For Hutton, Heartbreak For Douglas At ROK Cup Superfinal Meeting In Italy

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 2:13 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Kiwi karters Arie Hutton and Jacob Douglas played key roles in their respective Finals as this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal meeting in Italy on Saturday, though the outcomes could hardly have been more different. Hutton, 25, from Palmerston North, ... More >>

Kiwi Karters In Box Seat After More Heat Wins At Big Rok Cup Event In Italy

Saturday, 17 October 2020, 2:28 pm | KartSport New Zealand

2020 ROK Cup Superfinal meeting | Franciacorta Karting Track | Bargnana | Lombardy | Italy | Wed-Sat | Oct 14-17 | 2020 EVENT REPORT # 2 Kiwi karters Arie Hutton and Jacob Douglas are in the box seat after both claimed heat wins in their respective ... More >>

Kiwi ROK Cup Karters Get First Hit-Out In Italy This Weekend

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 5:22 pm | KartSport New Zealand

The two Kiwi karters who have travelled to Italy to contest this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal meeting at Lonato in 10 days’ time get their first hit-out at the South Garda Karting facility at the new ROK Cup Trophy meeting on Sunday. Vortex ROK DVS ... More >>

Kiwi ROK Cup Kartsport Series Run And Won – Despite Covid-19 Interruption

Monday, 24 August 2020, 4:10 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Class winners in the 2020 ROK Cup New Zealand series included Rianna O’Meara-Hunt (Wellington, #6 Vortex ROK DVS), Jacob Douglas (Christchurch, #69 Vortex ROK DVS Junior) and Zach Tucker (Christchurch, #33 Cadet ROK) * 2020 ROK Cup New Zealand ... More >>

Local Karters Leverage Track Advantage To Win Big In The Manawatu At The Weekend

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 11:59 am | KartSport New Zealand

More than 140 karters from all over New Zealand gathered at the KartSport Manawatu club’s Manawatu Toyota Raceway over the weekend for the annual ‘Championships’ round of the Manawatu & TRC Toyota-backed 60th anniversary WPKA Goldstar ... More >>

Entries Remain High As Karters Celebrate A WPKA Milestone In The Manawatu This Weekend

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:42 am | KartSport New Zealand

With 145 entries received for the Manawatu & TRC Toyota-backed 60th anniversary WPKA Championships meeting, incorporating ROK Cup NZL round 3, in Palmerston North this weekend, karters from all over New Zealand are obviously still celebrating the ... More >>

Livestreaming Gives Kiwi Kartsport Racing A Global Reach

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 12:42 pm | KartSport New Zealand

The decision to livestream the first major regional KartSport meeting to be held here in New Zealand since the Covid-19 Lockdown was lifted was more than vindicated by the interest shown in the racing at the third round of the 2019/20 WPKA Manawatu ... More >>

Cockerton & Hills Share Wins At Latest Kiwi Kartsport Sim Series Round

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:28 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Auckland driver Taylor Cockerton won the first race at the opening round of the new Tasman Karts-sponsored SIMSpeedTV-hosted KartSport New Zealand iKartSport Racing ‘Virtual Club Day’ at a virtual Philip Island in Australia on Tuesday evening ... More >>

Blincoe Comes Good To Claim Kiwi KartSport Sim Series’ Double

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 4:11 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Auckland karter Zach Blincoe won both races at the final round of the Liquidaction-sponsored SIMSpeedTV-hosted KartSport New Zealand iKartSport Racing ‘Virtual Club Day’ at a virtual Laguna Seca and Belle Isle circuits on Tuesday evening Teenage Auckland ... More >>

Lockdown's Silver Lining Set To Benefit Kart Clubs Once Restrictions Are Lifted

Friday, 24 April 2020, 5:46 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Five weeks of Level 4 COVID-19 Lockdown has provided KartSport New Zealand with a valuable opportunity to train and/or upskill a whole range of club officials on-line – effectively ‘future-proofing’ the sport when drivers are allowed back on ... More >>

Armstrong Motor Group Kartsport Nz 2020 National Sprint Championships Meeting Postponed

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 7:50 am | KartSport New Zealand

“The KartSport New Zealand Executive and Management regret to inform you that the Armstrong Motor Group 2020 National Sprint Championships meeting planned to be held at KartSport Canterbury’s Carrs Rd Raceway, Halswell, Christchurch over the ... More >>

Van Den Berk & Tucker Get ROKCup NZL Campaigns Off To GP-winning Start In Wellington

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 4:08 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Karters Jamie van den Berk from the Hawke’s Bay, and Zach Tucker from Christchurch, got their 2020 ROK Cup NZL series campaigns off to the best possible start at the opening round of this year’s series in Wellington on Sunday. Not only did each ... More >>

NZ has a new Superkart champion - and it's an Aussie!

Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:17 am | KartSport New Zealand

Australian Jordan (Jordie) Ford is New Zealand’s new Superkart champion, the world-ranked racer from Melbourne claiming the crown at a rain-lashed 2019 NZ Superkarts titles meeting run in conjunction with the Manawatu Car Club’s Mitre 10 Mega Summer Series ... More >>

ROK Cup NZL set to expand in 2020

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:44 pm | KartSport New Zealand

The Vortex engine-based ROK Cup New Zealand kart racing series is set to expand in 2020 with the Vortex ROK DVS Senior class joining the Vortex Mini ROK and Cadet ROK classes, on which the popular national series – which has been going now for ... More >>

Wins give talented Kiwi karter chance to compete in Italy

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 11:03 am | KartSport New Zealand

Little did top Auckland karter Josh Richmond’s parents Nigel and Shelley realise what they were getting themselves into when – while on a family holiday on Australia’s Gold Coast – their then 11-year-old son had a go in a rental kart. “It was my ... More >>