PKRA News and Announcements

Awards Banquet tickets (Feb 2, 7:00-10:00) are for sale online at $20 for adults (13+) and $10 for children (3-12) through January 28.  Tickets will be $5 more at the door, so purchase early to help the organizers get an acurate count and save money for yourself.  The banquet will again be at Dave & Busters in the Platinum Lounge room,  21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ.

The minutes of the Jan 14 meeting have been posted (log in first).  The highlights are as follows:

  • We will stick with the current Qualifying/Heat 1/Main format for the rest of the Winter season.
  • Tag 100 Junior weight officially changed to 320.
  • The board confirmed that per the tire contract, karts without Evinco tires will not be allowed to compete (not just DQ)
  • Check your helmet for proper certification - if you have any question contact Bernie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • We will be open for practice Jan 21 from 9-5, as well as Fridays before winter races Noon - 10:00pm
  • We will have work days one Saturday a month from 7:00am -10:00am.  The first will be Sat Jan 19 (then Feb 16, Mar 16).
  • Negotiations with the county are going well, but it doesn't appear the county will be able to complete and approve an agreement before the current one expires March 4.  We will likely have one or more monthly extensions. 
  • Melissa Ruth will take over doing the trophies from Casey Rogalski, and is looking at alternative vendors.
  • We will provide 5 race day trophies for LO206 Jr 1.
  • We will discuss how to proceed with the tire contract (beginning April 2020) at the Feb 11 meeting.

Pre-Registration for Race #6 (Jan 27, Vintage 2 Straights CW) will open Sunday Jan 20 through noon on Sat Jan 26.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any online registration issues.

Winter Race Results and Points through the Jan 13  Race #5 have been posted.  Reports any issues to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

Welcome to PKRA

Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) is a member owned and operated club and facility established in 1982.  Our multiple configuration asphalt track is 3/4th of a mile long and averages 25 feet in width.  With 12 turns of various radii and over 500 feet of straight away,  it’s a constant challenge for both the novice and expert driver.  PKRA is located in Glendale, Arizona inside the Adobe Dam Park and Recreation Area.  The track is primarily for those who own their own karts, though a separate entity provides an arrive and drive kart rental service (please contact them directly - see below).

For a more complete overview and how to get started, visit the How to Start page.

Track Overview

Race Surface Specs

0.7 mile paved road course with 12 turns, 12 possible configurations, and lights for nighttime racing.

Curbing and Asphalt

The curbs at PKRA are built to current CIK specs, and the asphalt is a special racing blend.

Safety

Always a priority at PKRA, the safety of our membership is our first priority.

 

Paddock Area

Paved walkways and 177 pit spaces provide a premiere paddock area capable of holding National events.

Scenic Locations

Located inside a park, you will feel safe and comfortable with your family at PKRA.

Communications

The facility features a PA system, as well as live timing during race events to keep fans informed.

 
PKRA Overhead Pic

Personal Safety Equipment Required for Karting

  • Full-Face Racing Helmet with proper certification - up to one cycle older than current per rules
  • Neck Collar
  • Abrasion Resistant Gloves
  • Abrasion Resistant Clothing - Karting Suit or Jacket and Jeans
  • High Top Shoes with Socks
  • Under 12 - SFI Approved Chest Protector

Highlighted Rules

General:
  • There are no glass bottles allowed at PKRA at any time, due to park restrictions
  • No drinking of alcohol is allowed by anyone until all racing/sessions have been completed.
  • All two cycles karts must have air boxes (silencers) for practice and races.
Race Day: 
  • Everyone in the Pit area (beyond the spectator area by bathrooms) must purchase a pit pass for insurance purposes.
  • No one is allowed past the pit out red line without grid boss permission.
  • No one is allowed past the red line at the scales besides the driver (kid kart excepted).
  • There is no driving from B Grid to A Grid.  Karts are unloaded in B Grid and Pushed to A Grid.
  • Front row pit spots are premium spots and require either an annual or one time fee.
  • New drivers must have an "X" on their rear number and start from the back for 3 races.
  • There is no passing under yellow/caution.  This includes the outlap and after the checker.

Local Kart Vendors

AZ Kart Werx

Innovative Karting

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Super Moto

 Moto4 Moto3

Southwest Supermoto regularly holds events at PKRA under a separate Special Use Permit  The schedule can be found on the PKRA Calendar.  More information can be found at the Southwest Supermoto web page http://www.southwestsupermoto.com or the Southwest Supermoto Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Southwest-Supermoto-219711791390401/.  Specific questions can be directed to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Super Moto Drone Video from Scott Shepharard: