Welcome to KartSport Taranaki


Our next club day is SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBERGates Open at 8.30 am.


We'll be racing in the ANTI-CLOCKWISE direction.  Our Convenor is Mike Jury, and our Club Day will be sponsored by YUASA BATTERIES.

If you haven't renewed your membership yet, Karen Jury will be at the track with membership forms for you, so you can do this on the day if you need to.   



There's a strong contingent of Taranaki Drivers entering the NI Champs, most of whom will be at our Club Day this Sunday to get in some last minute practice.  Competing drivers are Thomas Boniface, Dylan Frere, Brendon and Ryan Jury, Aaron Marr, Cornelis van Zyl, Alex Geary and Aaron de Ridder.  Good luck to you all.



As you may be aware, our Race format will be changing next year. We had outlined some options at our AGM and called for feedback from Club members.  Thanks to all who provided us with feed-back, there were some excellent ideas.  A summary of new format is :


Summer Series - February, March, April and May

Enduro Day - June

Winter Series - August, September, October and December

Club Champs - November

no meeting in July


Penalty points for anybody who misses a Club Day have been reduced, and will now be calculated by the sum of last place points plus five.  


We're hoping this will be a refreshing change, and we're looking forward to racing under the new format.  





The next working bee to be held at the track is scheduled for Tuesday 4 November from 5.00 pm.  Please make it if you can. Thanks to all those who keep on turning up for the working bees. Any questions, telephone Maurice Frost on 7588891 or Robert Boniface (027) 592 4210.







For those of you who may not know, Wendy is one of our Race Secretaries who runs the timing lap-top in the Chook House on Club Days.  Without Wendy's help, it would be a struggle for us to keep our Club Days running.  It can be a challenging job, coping with all the technological issues that crop up with the timing system, sorting out grid draws and allocating points.  Wendy volunteers her own time to help us out.


Wendy has just been appointed as a member of the Motorsport NZ Youth Commission, which was formed three years ago to promote and support Youth in all forms of motorsport.  The Taranaki Daily News has run an article on Wendy - can you read it here:




Wendy is aiming to complete a year long course next year with Sabre Motorsport, and if accepted, she will need to raise $15,000.00 to attend.  We wish you all the very best Wendy, we're very fortunate to have you and we'll support you all the way.





Series Entries for the 2014-15 Goldstar Series are still open.  This is a great series raced at top-class tracks.  Support it if you can.  There is a huge prize pool up for grabs this year including an opportunity to race in Australia for some of the younger classes and HOT LAPS (in the Smeg Racing Holden with Simon Evans, and in a BMW M4 with Mike Eady) for Senior Series Winners.


Round dates are:


Round 1 - KartSport Wellington - 9 November 2014
Round 2 - KartSport Manawatu - 7 December 2014
Round 3 - KartSport Taranaki - 8 March 2015
Round 4 - KartSport Hawkes Bay- 3 May 2015

WPKA Championships Wellington - 31 May 2015 (Queens Birthday Weekend)


Entry forms available to download from the Kartsport New Zealand website www.kartsport.org.nz







It's time to renew your membership to our AWESOME club.  If you haven't recieved your renewal form by email, you can download the forms to complete here.  These can be taken to Supreme Kart Supplies on Hursltone Drive or brought to club day on 28 September to be renewed.  Send me an email if you have any problems, otherwise....see you at club day!


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Sunday morning August 24 at the clubrooms prior to club day racing. A number of positions were filled as follows:

Position Name
Patron Maurice Frost
Robert Boniface
Vice President
Mitch Day
Maurice Frost
Karen Jury
Club Captain
Peter Cottam
Senior Steward
Steve Boyde
Promotional Officer
Robert Boniface
Donna Boniface
Race Secretary
Chrissy de Ridder/Wendy Burroughs
Website Maintenance Chrissy de Ridder
Committee Mike Jury

Tony Chambers

  Aaron de Ridder
  Charles Frere
  Cornelis van Zyl
Machine Examiners Robert Boniface
  Steve Boyde
  Malcolm Bruce
  Greg Dietschin
  Maurice Frost
  Warren Riddick
  Rob Webber

The 2014 KartSport Taranaki Club Champions were found on 23 March.  The weather was great and there were 41 entries, so a big pat-on-the-back to all those who made the effort.  There were winners and losers and some excellent racing by all, so well done to everybody for coming along.  The following are our 2014 Club Champions:


Cadet: Thomas Boniface

Junior Restricted: Dylan Frere

Junior 100cc Yamaha: Brendon Jury

Club Class: Keith Robertson

ClubSport 120: Gary Soper

Senior Yamaha Light: Scott Williams

Senior Yamaha Heavy: Aaron de Ridder

Rotax Max Light: Scott Williams

Rotax Max Heavy: Aaron de Ridder

Open: Luke Vickers


The 2014 Champ of Champs winner was Luke Vickers and the winner of the Sutton Speed Trophy was Mike Jury with a flying lap time of 27.776s.

New photos.....

Check out the photos on our gallery page. If you have any photos you would like listed on the website, please email them to Robert (htbauto@xtra.co.nz)