Happy New Year.  Some very important info in this update…

2020 Notice of Race

Due to Covid-19 our current plan is to reschedule the event for 18th to 26th October 2021. It is expected that dates will be 100% confirmed and NOR reissued by end of November 2020.

For a number of reasons the whole event has been pushed back by one day from the dates that were originally planned. We realise this may not be ideal for some who have already gone ahead and made their bookings but should still allow plenty of time to make some changes. On the positive side this means we get 3 full days racing on Ohakea (not 2.5) and ensures that entry costs can be kept to a minimum.

2020 Event Schedule

2020 Manawatu Open
Registration & scrutineeringMonday19 October 2020
Race Day 1 – SansonTuesday20 October 2020
Race Day 2 – SansonWednesday21 October 2020
2020 World Championships
Registration & scrutineeringThursday22 October 2020
Manawatu Open Awards Dinner & Blokart Worlds WelcomeThursday22 October 2020
Race Day 1 – SansonFriday23 October 2020
Race Day 2 – OhakeaSaturday24 October 2020
Race Day 3 – OhakeaSunday25 October 2020
Race Day 4 – OhakeaMonday26 October 2020
Race Day 5 – SansonTuesday27 October 2020
Blokart Worlds Awards DinnerTuesday27 October 2020


Entries will be live on www.blokartworlds.com by 1 March 2020. Keep an eye out for these.

Once live, any entry completed before 31 Aug will go into the draw for a new POD.

Chassis Rentals

We have 2 options here for you.

  1. Renting

There will be a limited number of chassis available for rent through the blokart clubs in New Zealand.  These rentals can be handled directly through the club and negotiated what will be needed in terms of rolling chassis only or including POD, sails, masts etc.

  1. Purchase with free shipping internationally

If you are coming from overseas and have been considering a New Kart,  you can place the order and purchase through your local dealer.  We will deliver your kart to the worlds for you to use. After the event we will work with your local dealer to have it delivered back to your home at no cost.  Please contact your local dealer if you want to do this.


Motor Homes

If you are considering booking a motor home, we have a promo code for Britz or Maui Campervans.

To check availability & book online, go to either Britz or maui and enter the Promo Code “BLOKART20” to have the discount applied.

This offer applies for travel from 15 October 2020 to 5 November 2020. The Camper must be picked up and dropped off in Auckland and booking must be made by 31 July.

There will be ample parking for motor homes on site so they make a great option for the duration of the event as the parking area is between  the The Sanson Hall where post-race socialising each day will and the Manawatu blokart club track.

Opportunity For International Group

If there is an International group of up to 16 people we have awesome opportunity for a great venue at a very reasonable cost.  Please email me on  for more details on this.

Motels and lodges

We have an extensive list of motels and lodges within 30 minutes drive of the track.  Please email us if you want to be sent this list. 

Air BnB

There are still plenty of good options in the region search ‘Sanson, New Zealand’ on www.airbnb.co.nz

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Matt Beckett General Manager Blokart International Limited