The New Zealand squad to head to Brazil in November for this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final event has been named after an intense double-header final round of this year’s Giltrap Group-backed New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge series in Hamilton over the weekend. The squad consists of 7 drivers; Jono Buxeda (Tuakau) Rotax DD2 […]

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Auckland karter Mat Kinsman completed a rare Lascom Motorsport KZ2 class title trifecta by winning both the round and 2018 title at the final of the 2018 Molecule ProKart Series in Hamilton on Sunday. At Labour Weekend last year the 27-year-old kart importer and distributor won the KZ2 class title at the North Island Sprint […]

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An all-new motor racing-based charity event planned for later in the year, the Scott McLaughlin Grand Prix, is the Kiwi Supercars ace’s way of giving something back to where it all started for him – KartSport. “It’s my way, if you like, of saying thanks,” the 25-year-old said from his adopted home across the Tasman […]

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Auckland KZ2 class driver Graeme Smyth completed his return to the country’s kart tracks in style over the weekend with class and Open GP race wins at the Carter’s Tyre Service 50th Blossom Festival Grand Prix meeting in Hawke’s Bay. The 27-year-old has been drifting and racing GT3 cars of late and has only been […]

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Karters from all over New Zealand are heading to Hawke’s Bay this week to help the local KartSport club celebrate a significant milestone, the 50th anniversary of their ‘Blossom’ sprint meeting. The annual two-day meeting at the KartSport Hawke’s Bay club’s Carter’s Tyres Raceway at Roys Hill on the outskirts of Hastings has been a […]

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Skipping the last double-header round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge kart race series at Rotorua could just have been the best decision young Hamilton karter Connor Davison ever made. The reason was a date clash with a round of a car series. In theory cars are Connor’s next step. But […]

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Auckland’s Westlake Boys High School claimed its maiden Secondary Schools’ title at this year’s KartSport New Zealand Furnware National Schools’ Championships meeting at Hastings on Saturday. In doing so the North Shore school became the fourth from the greater Auckland area to earn the top prize at a KartSport NZ Schools’ Championship meeting, joining inaugural […]

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One of the most active supporters of New Zealand’s top-level motorsport athletes, the Giltrap Group, has now turned its attention to fostering driver excellence where the best drivers get their start: KartSport. Karting was that crucial first step for Brendan Hartley, Scott Dixon, Mitch Evans and Hayden Paddon. Today these drivers are on the world stage, and […]

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Top local driver Jacob Cranston signed off what has to be his most successful Wellington Provincial Karting Association (WPKA) Goldstar Series season yet with another clean sweep of the Open class races at the annual ‘Championships’ meeting at Palmerston North on Sunday. As he has all season Cranston dominated the Open class, winning all five […]

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Fast-rising second-generation karter Zac Stichbury claimed a breakthrough Final race and class round win in the Rotax Max Light class at the third round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at Tokoroa on Sunday. Now driving for former Rotax class race winner and NZ rep Daniel Connor’s DCR team, Stichbury, the […]

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