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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Karters Daniel Kinsman and Callum Hedge came away with two class titles apiece at this year’s Sievwright Blasting Panel Paint KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championships meeting in Invercargill over the weekend. The Auckland pair were dominant in their respective classes at the biggest meeting on the New Zealand KartSport calendar, held over three days […]

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With the confirmation of entries from Wellington’s Stewart sisters, Ashleigh and Madeline, there will be eight Kiwi karters contesting the second round of this year’s Australian Kart Championship in Geelong, south-west of Melbourne, this weekend. The sisters missed the opening round of the 2017 Australian title series in Newcastle in February but made headlines (not […]

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The fourth round of the Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at Te Puke on Sunday was a real game-changer. In the Rotax Junior class Ryan Wood from Wellington took pole position with a time of 35.306 from on-form Auckland pair Callum Hedge and Ashton Grant, and emerging second-generation racer Zac Stichbury from the […]

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ProKart’s KZ2 classes delivered on their promise of close, exciting racing at the second round of this year’s Molecule-backed series at Te Puke over the weekend. “One of our guys who has been away for a bit and come back said it was just like the Nationals out there,” said series promotor Steve Brown. “The […]

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New Zealand’s fast-growing vintage kart movement will contribute at least 80 drivers and over 100 karts to help the KartSport Hawke’s Bay club celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. The Vintage Karting New Zealand group is running its second New Zealand Vintage Kart Prix meeting at the club’s track, CHEMZ Raceway, at Roys Hill near […]

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With 24 entries in the Wifiplus KZ2 class and 17 in the combined Aarque Group KZ2 Masters and KZ2 Restricted class the action is guaranteed to be fast and furious at the second round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series at Te Puke this weekend. ‘It’s a great little track,” says series promotor Steve Brown […]

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