** TRACK CLOSED for maintenance 20 to 29th July **


So you’ve decided to go Karting!

There is lots of electronic paperwork to get through, but once you have all your  memberships and licenses, you only have to renew yearly.

Step 1 – Kart and Club Membership

There are a number of places to find new karts and Facebook has a group 'Go Karts And Parts For Sale or Wanted New Zealand' as a good place to find second hand karts. When you are sorted for a kart, you will need to belong to a Kartsport New Zealand Club.

When you have completed your form, to retrieve your membership card, please download the Sporty App from the Apple or Google store.  Open that app, and select Kart Sport Manawatu as your club.  Further down, select PhotoCard, and enter the information requested.  Once you membership has been confirmed, your digital membership card will appear.

Step 2 – License

Kartsport New Zealand License

To hold a Kartsport New Zealand License, you must be a member of a Kartsport New Zealand affiliated club.  

Competition License – If you are intending to race on club days then get this license

Practise License – For those getting started, and those that don’t intend to do club days.

Step 3 – Track Access

Track Access allows you to use the track during opening hours, when there are no events on.

You must be a member of Kartsport Manawatu or an affiliated Kartsport New Zealand club and hold a Kartsport New Zealand Competition, Practice, or Vintage License to use the track

Step 4 – Practice

There is alot to learn when it comes to kart set up and KSNZ rules, and the best way to learn it all is to head down to the track in the weekends and go round and round. 

At the track, be sure to follow track practice rules, respect other karters, if you have any questions ask around, most members are happy to help out.


Step 5 – Come to Club Day

First Club Days can be a bit daunting, but once the first one is done, they become alot easier. 

  • Ensure your kart is up to all Kartsport New Zealand requirements. (If you are unsure, contact the club and we can organise someone to meet you at the track, and have a look at your kart)
  • Enter Online
  • Turn up with time to have your kart scrutineered and gear checked
  • Once you have set your site up, Confirm your entry, tell the girls it’s your first club day and they will direct you where you need to go.
  • Have fun, and enjoy your day.