Qualified coaching will be more accessible to all Kiwi karters under a revamped Coaching Academy launched this month by the governing body of the sport in this country, KartSport New Zealand. Key to the revamp is a move to a certified ‘one-on-one’ coaching model. While some group coaching will still be operated by coaches where […]

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There is a mix of youth and experience in the seven-strong Kiwi squad set to travel to Portugal later this year for the 18th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting at Portimao. The final pieces of the annual Grand Final line-up fell into place at the double points/double header round of the 2017 Giltrap […]

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Dylan Drysdale, Tim Loughran and Garry Cullum were the big winners after an all-action final round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series at the KartSport Hamilton club’s Agrisea Raceway over the weekend. All three took away series’ class titles – Cullum for a record fourth time – but it was a close-run thing in both […]

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A dynamic Dylan Drysdale has taken the series’ points lead in the premier Wifiplus KZ2 class after a dominant performance at the penultimate round of this year’s Molecule ProKart Series in Auckland over the weekend. Heading into the round at the new Auckland Cup meeting at KartSport Auckland’s Giltrap Group Raceway, reigning class NZ Sprint […]

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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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