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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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