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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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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