The Grass Kart Challenge aims to promote interest in engineering/technical subjects and careers.

  • Build a Kart from scratch.
  • Race that Kart against other students.
  • Gain credits.

The South Island Grass Kart Challenge has been running for eleven years having been hosted at the following locations:

2007 Forbury Park Raceway Otago
2008 James Hargest College Southland
2009 Taieri High School Otago
2010 Aurora College Southland
2011 Darfield High School Canterbury
2012 Twizel Area School Otago
2013 Hokonui Tertiary High School Southland
2014 Mountainview High School Canterbury
2015 Kings High School Otago
2016 Hokonui Tertiary High School Southland
2017 Hokonui Tertiary High School Southland

The Overall Winners were (First, Second, Third):

 2007 Central Southland College
Fiordland College
Southland Boys High School

2008 Southland Boys High School
Bayfield High School
Aurora College

2009 Northern Southland College
Rangiora High School
Southland Boys High School

2010 Rangiora High School
Twizel Area School
Northern Southland College

2011 Northern Southland College
Twizel Area School
Christ's College

2012 Aurora College
Twizel Area School
Northern Southland College

2013 Northern Southland College
Mountainview High School
Twizel Area School

2014 Northern Southland College
Darfield High School
Mountainview High School

2015 Mountainview High School
Northern Southland College
Mountainview High School

2016 Northern Southland College
 Northern Southland College
Hokonui A

2017 Northern Southland College
Otago Polytechnic Backyard Boys
James Hargest College