Trust a dynamic, youth-focused organisation like KartSport New Zealand to shake things up on the sporting front. In a move which has been applauded by members young and old its new Patron is 24-year-old Supercars ace Scott McLaughlin. Traditionally the role of Patron – defined as ‘a person chosen, named or honoured as a special […]

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Palmerston North Boys High School claimed a record-extending sixth Secondary Schools’ title at the Supreme Kart Supplies KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championships in Blenheim on Saturday. Students from the school first claimed the premier Secondary title in 2005, then again in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and now 2017. It is a record unmatched by […]

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Carter’s helping karters? Or karters helping Carter’s? Whichever way you look at it KartSport New Zealand’s new partnership with nationwide tyre retail chain Carter’s Tyre Service is a deal made in marketing heaven. Carter’s Tyre Service is an independent, family-owned-and-run business with 36 branches across the North Island and Upper South Island, and affiliated with […]

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School-age karters from all over New Zealand will be in Blenheim on Saturday contesting the Supreme Kart Supplies 2017 KartSport New Zealand’s National Schools Championship meeting. The 15th annual event is being hosted by the KartSport Marlborough club and Marlborough Boys’ College and has attracted 68 entries across five different classes to the club’s track, […]

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Mastering a sodden mix of weather and track conditions at a rain-lashed Coffs Harbour kart track over the weekend Wellington teenager Ryan Wood is the latest Kiwi karter to claim a class win – and with it a State title – at a round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour. In March, female compatriots Madeline Stewart […]

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Winners are grinners and there were no bigger smiles than those on the faces of Juniors Riley Jack and Asten Addy at the annual Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Championships kart race meeting in Palmerston on Sunday. Local lad Jack stepped up to dominate the Junior Rotax class, winning three of the five heats – […]

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Pint-sized Pukekohe driver Emerson Vincent was the top Kiwi finisher with third place in the Cadet 9 class Final at the third round of this year’s Australian Kart Championship in South Australia over the weekend. The eight-year-old was the toast of the eight-strong continent of New Zealand karters competing at the meeting at Monarto south-east […]

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A versatile Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) have added victory in the new Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally over the weekend to the Orewa driver’s impressive two-day event tally. Last year Hopper won his fourth two-day Targa event in Rotorua, making his win in this weekend’s Hawke’s Bay event […]

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Motorsport enthusiasts who make the effort to catch some Targa Hawke’s Bay action this weekend are set for a special treat – demo runs by top New Zealand drifter Cam Vernon. Just before the competition cars are due to race through Stages 1 and 7 on Saturday and Stage 8 on Sunday Vernon will ‘drift’ […]

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An all-new two-day event, Targa Hawke’s Bay over the March 20-21 weekend, is next on New Zealand’s 2017 tarmac motor rally schedule. Hawke’s Bay has proved a popular staging post or end point for Targa New Zealand events for several years. So when Event Director Peter Martin (of Targa events’ owner and organiser the Ultimate […]

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