Are you interested in KartSport? Then organise a time and get behind the wheel of one of our race spec Karts!

Who:  All ages between 6 - 66 Years​​​​​​​

Contact:  Kartstore, Mainland Karting or Gary Wilson (All Contact Details Below)

Canterbury Kart Shops

Address: 359 Brougham St,Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

Phone: 03 377 2487

Email: [email protected]


Contact: John Hamilton

Address: By appointment only

Phone: 021474035

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Jeremy Cox

Address:Unit 4, Hayton Drive, Wigram

Phone: 021 543 787

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Gary Wilson



Safety Requirements

Helmet: Must be a full face helmet with visor and less than 10 years old.

Race Suit: All drivers are to wear a race suit at all times and have their first and last name stitched or screened on the exterior of their racing overalls, on the outside left or right breast area, or on the outside of the overalls belt.

The following options are permitted:

Option 1: One piece fabric race suits homologated by the CIK-FIA to CIK Standard N2001-1 with an efficiency level of either Level 1 or Level 2. The CIK-FIA homologation label is on the back of the collar.

Option 2: One piece fabric race suits produced using an outer fabric which meets CIK-FIA Homologation Regulation Article 8.11. Such race suits must have a KSNZ Approval Code - Label on the back of the collar.

Option 3: One or two piece leather race suits complying with the standards defined by the FIA. (1.2mm thickness)

Gloves: These must be of substantial material, eg. leather or vinyl etc, give complete hand and finger protection, be firm fitting and worn during practice and competition.

Footwear: Suitable footwear of enclosed type giving full foot protection. Laced type with ankle protection recommended.



The decision to buy the right kart should not be taken lightly. There are a great deal of things to consider. The first thing that is needed, before buying the kart is working out which class your going to race. There are Kartsport Classes to suit everyone from 6 years to 66 years old. So we have to find the right class to match your age and / or weight. Each class has a MAW (Minimum Allowed Weight) requirement which is weighed kart + driver. Ideally you want to come under the (MAW) and then get your kart back up to weight using lead blocks.

Below are the classes available for both Juniors and Seniors.



Canterbury Membership

Full Racing Membership: $235

All under 18 year old members receive a free guardian social membership (voting right). This must be on form and can not change once submitted. If you turn 18 during the membership year this gaurdian membership will drop off. 

Social Membership: $75


Family: $350 (must live at the same address)

Gate Key: $25

​​​​​​​*For Drivers under the age of 18 years it is required that one member of the family is a Non-Racing Member as each driver needs to have a guardian present and accept responsibility for the driver.  For parents and supporters we encourage consideration be being given to a non-racing membership which carry's club privileges other than just racing.

Our membership runs from 1 July to 30 June each year.   To join simply complete this registration form, pay your membership fee and then download the Sporty App (Google Play or iOS) on your phone.  Once downloaded search for Kartsport Canterbury and enter your details in the photo card  page. If your membership has been approved and you have paid, your Digital ID card will be waiting for you on the Sporty App that you have downloaded.

Licence Fees

Kartsport NZ Practice Licence - $50

KartSport NZ Licence - $231

Transponder Deposit + 1 Years Rental - $197

Transponder Lease - $74

*All KSNZ Licence holders are required to have a transponder. You can buy these outright but most Kartsport drivers lease these off KSNZ. Your deposit is refunded once the transponder is returned back to KSNZ.

**Your transponder lease is charged per year along with KSNZ race licence.

One Day Licence

(For One Off Drivers Without A KSNZ Race Licence)

One Day Licence With A KSC Membership*          

Race Day Fee + $50

One Day Licence Without A KSC Membership*     

Race Day Fee + $50

Click below to download a KSNZ race license application form.