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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 >>

Big grids for NZ Superkart title meeting at Manfeild

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:47 pm | KartSport New Zealand

The biggest grids in over 10 years will add real impact as Superkart drivers from all over the country contest KartSport New Zealand’s 2019 National Superkart titles as part of the opening round of the Manawatu Car Club’s Mitre 10 Mega Summer (motor ... More >>

Local clubbies claim 1st KartSport NZ Endurance title crown

Monday, 2 December 2019, 5:20 pm | KartSport New Zealand

If ever there was a ‘proof of concept’ result it was this one; where three KartSport Wellington club members, Tim Hobbs, Stirling Hughes (since 1993 no less!) and Augustin Gonzalez, took on the might of a number of more highly-rated teams, and won KartSport ... More >>

Weather plays a role at final Top Gear Top Half Series round

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:35 am | KartSport New Zealand

Wet conditions added an extra challenge to the final round of the Top Gear Top Half kart racing series at the Kartsport Bay of Plenty club’s Visi-Line Raceway at Te Puke on Sunday. Competitors and crew members alike had to ensure that they had their ... More >>

Stars shine but surprises as well at KartSport Island titles

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 8:24 am | KartSport New Zealand

Established stars like multi-time NZ champion Ryan Grant and fellow Aucklander Jason Lee, and Arron Black from Dunedin and William Exton from Blenheim, added to their respective title tallies at KartSport New Zealand’s annual Island Sprint Championships ... More >>

Top Kiwi female karter back to her best in Italy

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:01 pm | KartSport New Zealand

Top Kiwi female karter Rianna O’Meara-Hunt has returned home to Wellington on a high after a breakthrough performance at this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal meeting in Italy a fortnight ago. Since moving to the Senior ranks, the recently turned 18-year-old ... More >>

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 >>