club info

  • 2011 Election Results

    At the club meeting last night, Amy Carlson from MG Peterson read the results from the election. The results were read in the order starting with the most votes for new board members:

    1. Russ Anderson
    2. Bryan Casebolt
    3. Bill Wuestenhoefer
    4. Jon Bullock
    5. Pete Rodriguez

    Congratulations to the new board members.

    The new board comprised of new members and incumbent members held it's internal election and the results are:

    • President, Bill Meginnis
    • Vice President, Mike DePalma
    • Treasurer, Bill Wuestenhoefer
    • Secretary, Bill Spicknall
    • Marketing Director, Russ Anderson
    • Track Manager, Pete Rodriguez
    • Membership Director, Bryan Casebolt
    • Tech Director & Trophies, Jorge Ledesma
    • Member liaison & Marketing, Jon Bullock

    Bryan Casebolt,
    Membership Director, Phoenix Kart Racing Association

  • 2013 Election Results

    Election Trust closed the voting today 8/19/2013 at 12:00 noon and the results were delivered to MG Peterson Consulting.
    51% of the ballot PIN's issued were used for voting, that is up from 40.5% last year.
    Stephanie Engel from MG Peterson Consulting attended the club meeting and presented the results of the election.
    The six candidates who received the most votes are as follows (in no particular order):

    • Rob Ambrose
    • JJ Denham
    • Aaron LaRoque
    • Bryan Quattrocchi
    • Peter Rodriguez
    • Eric Vanderford

    The new board held it's first meeting and elected a the executive board:

    • Jim Wooldridge, President
    • Cliff Kujala, Vice President / Marketing
    • JJ Denham, Treasurer
    • Aaron LaRoque, Secretary / Points

    Additional board duties:

    • Bernie Lacotta, Tech Director
    • Peter Rodriguez, Track Manager
    • Rob Ambrose, Board Member
    • Bryan Quattrocchi, Board Member / Race Promotion
    • Eric Vanderford, Board Member

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    Bryan Casebolt
    Membership Director /
    PKRA Pit Spaces / PKRA Kart Number Registration

  • About PKRA

    Inside PKRA Configurations
    Four different road course configurations which can be ran in either direction and an asphalt oval give PKRA members a great variety to test their skills.

     

    Full Track CW

    Two Straights CW

    Short CW

    Vintage CW

    Full Track CCW

    Two Straights CCW

    Short Track CCW

    Vintage CCW

    Oval Track

     
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  • Changes to Club ByLaws

    A message from Pete Boyle, PKRA President:

    Members,

    At the last club meeting I made a motion to change the Bylaws of the club in regard to how the voting for the annual election is conducted. In an effort to include more members in the process and make voting for the board members more convenient to all, I have proposed to change the bylaws to allow a private company to conduct the elections for us. Having a third party conduct the elections is not only cost effective, but it also takes our own members out of the process from conducting the election and creates a completely objective and transparent process.

    The vote for this change will take place during the next club meeting. Please come to the meeting on April 19th at 7pm and help us move forward into the future.

    Pete Boyle, President
    Phoenix Kart Racing Association


    Below are the proposed changes to the bylaws of PKRA;

    7.03. Manner of Election.

    Members elected to a director position will serve a term of two years commencing upon the adjournment of the annual meeting, and until his or her successor is elected and qualified. The secretary of the corporation will cause the results of the election to be published to the membership. The terms of the directors shall be staggered.

    Annual voting for club directors shall be conducted through a third party voting system. Electronic or hybrid type (combination of electronic and conventional) voting can be used. Electronic voting will be done through a third party website using email notification and passwords, conventional voting when requested will be through the US mail system or similar with a ballot that is sent by and returned to the vendor. No voting will take place at the meeting nor will ballots be accepted at the meeting.

    The board shall appoint an elections secretary to carry out the election process and ensure the vendor selected to conduct the elections has the most current voting membership lists and contact information. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure his or her information is up to date with the membership director. New members (new during the open election period) wishing to vote must ensure the elections secretary has their information and has confirmed it with the membership director.

    The position of elections secretary will be appointed by the Board of directors, and must not be a candidate for election or re-election. "It is recommended that the position of Elections Secretary be held by the club Certified Public Accountant. If the CPA is not available the Elections Secretary can be appointed by the Board of Directors to any club member who is not a candidate for election."

    The election period will be open for 14 days prior to the close of the voting. The election period should be closed to all voting no later than noon (12pm) on the day of the Annual Meeting. The elections secretary will be responsible for bringing the official third party results to the annual meeting and reporting the results to the membership. The results as supplied from the election vendor will be considered official and final.

    7.04. Nominations

    Members wishing to seek election for the Board of Directors can be nominated at the monthly club meeting in June by voting members in good standing. If monthly club meetings have been discontinued a special meeting will be held for the purpose of nominations. Those seeking office or reelection are encouraged to submit a bio to the club secretary and to the elections secretary for posting and emailing to club members. Most 3rd party voting systems have accommodations for candidate bio’s. Also the club secretary will publish an email of all of the nominees.

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  • Forms

    Here you will find PDF copies of all Official PKRA Forms

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. I registered online, will I still have to wait in the regular line to pick up my race packet?
    2. If you are not a PKRA member, is the cost to register the same?
    3. How do I know my order was received and is being processed?
    4. What is the “Member Services” link for?
    5. Why are there “Checkout” buttons on the registration form?
    6. Can I pay by credit card online?
    7. Can I cancel my order?
    8. Do I need to order additional pit passes?
    9. If my child is already listed as a driver, do I still need to list their name in the “Names of Minors” section?
    10. I need to make a change to my order, how can I do that?
    11. What is your refund policy?
    12. What if I don't see my question here, can I contact you?

    I registered online, will I still have to wait in the regular line to pick up my race packet?

    No, we will have a special line for people who have registered online.

    If you are not a PKRA member, is the cost to register the same?

    No, an additional $25 fee is applied to the base price of the registration.

    How do I know my order was received and is being processed?

    The online registration is a three step process.

    1. Fill out the online form and click the enter button located on the bottom right of the screen
    2. The details of your order are shown on the next page. If you have not already logged in, you will be prompted to login at the top of the screen. Verify the contents of your order, and if you are happy with the selection, select “checkout” at the bottom of the screen. In the future, we will be adding other products and services that can be added to your order. This page will allow you to continue shopping, or update the contents of your “shopping cart”.
    3. The next page shows your billing address. In the future, we may be selling other products, such as, rule books and PKRA memorabilia. This page is necessary to make sure we have the proper shipping address, which may be different from your home address. After selecting your shipping address, select “checkout” to complete your order.
    4. You will receive a confirmation email after your order is properly placed. You can check the status of your order by clicking on the member services link located on the left hand side of the screen.

    What is the “Member Services” link for?

    The “Member Services” page allows you to edit, delete, or add additional mailing addresses. You can reset your password and check the status of your order on this page.

    Why are there “Checkout” buttons on the registration form?

    The PKRA Member Services web site is actually an online store. We have the capability of adding additional products and services that you will be able to purchase in the future.

    Can I pay by credit card online?

    Yes, we accept online payments with most major credit cards. Orders can be placed on the PKRA website 24/7 and the credit card transactions are handled through the Authorize.net payment gateway using highest available encryption method available. Authorize.net is a leading supplier of gateway payment services with over 230,000 business trusting them for secure and reliable online credit card transactions.

    Can I cancel my order?

    You can cancel your order at anytime. Simply send an email to or select the email link at the top of the member services website and let them know you wish to cancel.

    Do I need to order additional pit passes?

    Additional pit passes are for non drivers who wish to be inside the pit area. Pit passes are included for all registered drivers. Any additional persons who wish to be in the pit area require an additional pit pass.

    If my child is already listed as a driver, do I still need to list their name in the “Names of Minors” section?

     PKRA requires a signed waiver for all minors racing at PKRA. Anyone under the age of 18 must be listed in the “Names of Minors” section of the form.

    I need to make a change to my order, how can I do that?

    Send us an email at or select the email link at the top of the member services website. Include the changes you need made, and when the order is reprocessed, you will receive a new confirmation email.

    What is your refund policy?

    In most cases, you can receive a refund on merchandise or services purchased from PKRA. Please see ourterms of use page for more information.

    What if I don't see my question here, can I contact you?

    If you don't see your question here, please contact us at and we will respond to you quickly

  • Meeting Minutes - Board - 2014.02.17

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Date: 2014.02.17 
    Meeting Venue:
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Desert Ridge
    21001 N Tatum Blvd #40
    Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Board Members Present
    Cliff Kujala
    JJ Denham
    Bryan Quattrocchi
    Aaron LaRoque
    Bernie LaCotta
    Eric Vanderford

    Board Members Absent
    Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
    Pete Rodriquez




     
    • Cliff starts meeting at 7:00 PM
    • Cliff asked Chris England for input on CofA. Andy Seeseman is waiting on invoice for our split costs so he will pay us for half. Train people were upset that there were rocks on the tracks, possibly they thought from kids. It was discussed that it is highly unlikely that kids from track would be back there putting rocks on the tracks.
    • The board discussed the new starting procedure on the front stretch using the oval.
    • The contract for the 4-stroke race in October was presented to the board. In concept, the board is OK with it but there are many details that need to be ironed out. A vote was held to approve the contract in theory, not actually approve it so they can move forward with the planning of the event. The vote passed by everyone. An email will be sent out with questions for them to answer, dates approved are Oct. 31st through November 2nd.
    • Summer race scheduled discussed by board members. A vote was held to approve the 10 race schedule. Four votes were to approve the 10 race schedule, 3 votes were not to approve the schedule. Dates are as
    • follows: April 12th and 26th, May 10th and 24th, June 7th and 21st, July 12th, August 9th, September 6th and 20th.
    • Aligning the track with SKUSA was discussed by board. The board has come up with several questions to be answered by Tom with SKUSA. First, will we be using MG Whites only, or will yellows and reds be allowed? Second, will members have to purchase a SKUSA license? Third, will we get a regional or national level race at our track, or does this make it more likely? Four, will we be allowed to use the SKUSA points sheet system for calculating championships?
    • Cliff has a customer who wants to film a TV skit at our track by renting out the facility, and then also have some filming done during the race. He asked the board if there was any objection to this. There were none.
    • JJ gave the financial report, stated that the CofA race was very profitable for the club.
    • A discussion was had on the class schedule and conflicts it created with kids running two different classes. A motion was made to split out the L206 class from the Micromax class. The motion was passed with 6 yes votes and 1 no vote.
    • The club will be looking for a new member to do the points starting with the new season this summer. Bernie stated that his wife may be able to do the points for next season.
    • End of Meeting
      • Cliff Kujala adjourned the meeting at 08:40 PM
     
  • Meeting Minutes - Board - 2014.06.02

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Date: 2014.06.02 
    Meeting Venue:
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Desert Ridge
    21001 N Tatum Blvd #40
    Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Board Members Present
    Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
    Cliff Kujala
    JJ Denham
    Bryan Quattrocchi
    Rob Ambrose
    Aaron LaRoque

    Board Members Absent
    Eric Vanderford
    Pete Rodriquez




     
    1. Jim starts meeting at 7:00 PM
    2. Jim brought up the issue with the track layout for the next club race.  WF racers are going to run the vintage track along with kid karts, all others will race the full track CW.  The board voted on this subject last September and this is a club rule and needs to be documented as such. 
    3. Election is coming up and the club needs somebody to be the Election Secretary who manages the election process and handles everything with that process.  Rob Ambrose volunteered to do this job. 
    4. JJ informed board that she has looked into a company who will come to the track and get rid of all the weeds for $1000.  However, they will not come to the track and do that until the weeds have been sprayed, otherwise the weeds will just come back.  Jim suggested that the trailer out at the track with the tank be fixed and then used to spray the weeds. 
    5. Issue brought up that there is a lot of junk in the maintenance shed and lying in various parts around the track, to include an old golf kart.  It was decided that most of this junk needs to be removed from the track and cleaned up.  We will look into having somebody who wants scrap can come and get it all.  Cliff agreed to take the old golf kart.
    6. Job descriptions of the track workers needs to be documented and explained to workers what they are responsible for completing.  The track workers need to unlock facility, blow the track off, charge and maintain the working golf carts, and promote people to join the club to save money.
    7. Need a facility inspection and a report prepared to document all of the necessary repairs and maintenance items that need to be completed.
    8. Cliff has emailed all the website documentation and duties that need to be completed to everybody.  Jim has requested everybody pick 5 items from the list that they will be responsible for to maintain.  Also, all the board members need to visit google documents and learn how to use it, this is through Google Drive.
    9. The by-laws with the club were discussed.  The board has decided that there are many by-laws that need to be re-drafted to reflect many of the changes that have been made by the board votes.  Jim will send me a list of the by-laws that need to be changed.  There are several rule changes that have been made over the years and are saved someplace on the Google Drive. 
    10. An incentive program was discussed for the track workers.  When they get a new member to join the club or a member who has not renewed to do so, they get credit for that and we will pay them a commission.  The board decided this could be a positive way to get new members and maintain existing ones, and a plan will be drafted up to allow this.
    11. Cliff has performed a reconciliation of the members payment to the club for their membership.  Cliff requested to JJ that she find all payments made by check so that we can match payment to member.  Jim stated that he will be the membership director.
    12. Rob brought up the race day schedule and that it was difficult to find on the website.  Cliff showed how to find it, and if there is another way to have it on the website that is easier for people to find, he will make the change.
    13. Alex needs to create race day events on the calendar as time events so people can see start time of event on the website calendar.
    14.  Jim ended the meeting at 8:50 pm.
     

     

  • Meeting Minutes - Board - 2014.06.16

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Date: 2014.06.16 
    Meeting Venue:
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Desert Ridge
    21001 N Tatum Blvd #40
    Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Board Members Present
    Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
    Cliff Kujala
    JJ Denham
    Bryan Quattrocchi

    Board Members Absent
    Eric Vanderford
    Rob Ambrose
    Pete Rodriquez
    Aaron LaRoque

     
    • Call to Order
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. called the Meeting to order at 07:55 PM.
    • Roll Call
    • Meeting Canceled - Quorum not attained.
    • End of Meeting
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. adjourned the meeting at 08:00 PM
     

     

  • Meeting Minutes - Club - 2014.02.17

    Club Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Date: 2014.02.17 
    Meeting Venue:
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Desert Ridge
    21001 N Tatum Blvd #40
    Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Board Members Present
    Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
    Cliff Kujala
    Bernie LaCotta
    Bryan Quattrocchi
    Pete Rodriquez
    Eric Vanderford

    Board Members Absent
    Rob Ambrose
    Aaron LaRoque
    JJ Denham



     
    • Call to Order
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. called the Meeting to order at 07:03 PM.
    • Roll Call
    • Previous meeting minutes not available for approval
    • President’s Report by Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
      • Spoke about bringing back the “Random Pill Draw” for starting positions in Kid Kart.
      • Reported about the on track incident in MicroMax from the 02/17/14 event.
      • Discussed his intention to take on a more definitive role on PKRA race days as lead manager for the events.
    • Treasurer’s Report not available.
    • Vice President Report by Cliff Kujala
      • Reported on the start of discussions with Honda Performance Development regarding a potential collaboration with Honda to assist the membership convert from Comer C51 to the new Honda GX50 Kid Kart engines. More details to follow.
    • Secretary Report by not available.
    • Other reports of the board
      • Facilities Report by Pete Rodriquez
        • Discussed improvements to the PA system
        • Pete will contact AKA Speedway to confirm the use of their water truck during next weeks Rotax CoA event.
      • Tech Report by Bernie LaCotta
        • Discussed the enforcement of spectator boundaries during race events. Race directors to be notified that the “A” Grid personnel is responsible to enforce the limits, and spectators should not cross the defined limits.
        • Discussed a potential switch to “self-tech” pre-teching system as is used in other club and regional karting events. IKF supports this system, and further research will be done prior to a vote being held to change over to this system.
        • Lack of implementation of the random tech procedure discussed. Curtis Ruth commented that even in World Formula, the largest class of the day, the acting tech inspector only inspected fuel.
      • Trophy Report – Bryan Quattrocchi
        • Requested he be provided with the entry lists at the end of each event. He will visit the tower to collect the sheets at the end of PKRA events.
        • Requested he receive the official results faster, so the creation of trophies is not such a time crunch.
    • Previous Business – None to Discuss
    • Open to the Floor
      • Eric Vanderford asked about the switch to pre-tech taking place in the tech area instead of at the scales during the 02/16/14 event. This was a change implemented by acting tech inspector, and will be evaluated for efficiency moving forward.
      • Brian and Erica Odello discussed their disappointment in the starting procedure from the 02/16/14 event.
        • Cliff Kujala motioned to move the starts for club races back to their original location, on the front straight directly in front of the tower. Wooldridge seconded the nomination. Approved by unanimous vote of the board.
    • End of Meeting
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. adjourned the meeting at 07:53 PM

     

     
  • Meeting Minutes - Club - 2014.05.19

    Club Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Date: 2014.05.19 
    Meeting Venue:
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Desert Ridge
    21001 N Tatum Blvd #40
    Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Board Members Present
    Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
    Cliff Kujala
    Pete Rodriquez

    Board Members Absent
    Rob Ambrose
    JJ Denham
    Aaron LaRoque
    Bryan Quattrocci
    Eric Vanderford

     
    • Call to Order
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. called the Meeting to order at 07:08 PM.
    • Roll Call
      • Quorum of Board not attained.  Voting on issues discussed not possible.
    • Approval of previous minutes postponed until quorum reached.
    • President’s Report by Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
      • Thanks was made to Sean Kisselbach and Brian Odello for their contribution to registration at the May 10 race.
    • Vice President’s Report by Cliff Kujala
      • New website for PKRA.com was successfully launched May 11th, 2014
        • Online memberships and race entry are functional, as well as general info, race results, rules, bylaws, contacts, and calendar.
        • Some features still being developed are classified ads, championship points, meeting minutes, and some others.
        • Kujala requested that the membership try to use the new site as much as possible in the upcoming weeks, and submit any feedback or change requests to
        • Rich Bowen discussed the new class structure shown on the new website.  He requested that the board consider reversing a previously voted policy to enforce the decided class stucture, and dissallow non-conforming karts to compete.  It was discussed that a form be added to the website, where potential racers could submit a request to race a non-conforming kart (IE: Kid Kart Comer in the Kid Kart Honda category).  This is possible, and will be added to the website.
          • Further discussion regarding Kid Kart Honda.  Bowen addressed his concerns that potential new racers aren't coming out to race Kid Kart because they have Comer Kid Karts.  Kujala reminded Bowen that HPD is willing to work with the club to help transision racers from Comer to Honda, but a volunteer was needed to head the project for PKRA.  Bowen volunteered, and will contact HPD to discuss.
        • Bowen inquired about the possibility in the new system for people to join without using a credit card online, and the potential for people to just join for a month or two at a time during the months that they drive, then let the membership go unpaid during the time they are not driving.
          • Kujala stated the non-credit card option is not ready yet, but will be offered soon.  The non-credit card memberships will be limited to non-recurring annual memberships.
          • Recurring memberships can be suspended or canceled by the user.  Failed payments will automatically cancel a recurring subscription, and any failed transactions will be back charged to the customer once the payment method is corrected.
    • Treasurer's Report by Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
      • Jim read report for absent treasurer.  Reported about approx. 18,000 profits Y.T.D. 
    • Secretary Report not available 
    • Other reports of the board
      • Maintenance Report by Pete Rodriquez
        • Pete will revisit the idea of creating shade structures for the corner workers.
    • Previous Business
      • None
    • New Business
      • Alex Akers inquired about how to get PKRA listed on the Marque Sign near Wet and Wild on Pinnacle Peak.
        • Jim Wooldridge to contact Maricopa County to inquire about who manages the sign.
      • Alex Akers stated that a new flyer, as well as business card holder is needed so that he can direct new people to the local kart shops.  He would also like to know if PKRA can place flyers on the parked cars in the Wet and Wild parking lot.
        • Jim Wooldridge to contact Wet and Wild to ask for permission.  It was discussed that that form of advertising should be held off until late August, so that the new people we might draw are not overwhelmed with the idea of karting in the Summer heat, as well as underwhelmed by the light participation at PKRA during the Summer months.
      • Rich Bowen requested volunteers or workers contact him, as we are still in need of a gate keeper at the club races.  Someone to manage the paddock entry, and check for wristbands, etc.
      • A discussion was held regarding the track configuration for upcoming races.  Bowen was reminded of a previous Board vote that empowered the Board to make those decisions, not the race director.  The layouts for the remaining Summer seasons were discussed, and finalized.
        • The layout formerly known as Kid Kart will now be called Vintage moving forward, as this represents the original PKRA track design.
        • Cliff Kujala updated and corrected the website listing as the decisions were reached for upcoming races.
      • Summer practice schedule discussed.  Wednesday and Thursday nights are forecasted for reduced participation during June thru August.
        • Summer General Practice Hours June 1 thru August 31
          • Monday : Closed
          • Tuesday (beginner night) : 5-9:45pm
          • Wednesday : Closed
          • Thursday : Closed
          • Friday : 6-9:45pm
          • Saturday : 7:30am-1:00pm and 6-9:45pm
            • Closed for non-race practice on club race dates
          • Sunday : 7:30am-1:00pm
        • Track rental available still available during closed Summer Hours. Email  to inquire about renting the track.
    • End of Meeting
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. adjourned the meeting at 08:30 PM
     
  • Meeting Minutes - Club - 2014.06.16

    Club Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Date: 2014.06.16 
    Meeting Venue:
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Desert Ridge
    21001 N Tatum Blvd #40
    Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Board Members Present
    Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
    Cliff Kujala
    JJ Denham
    Bryan Quattrocchi


    Board Members Absent
    Eric Vanderford
    Rob Ambrose
    Pete Rodriquez
    Aaron LaRoque


     
    • Call to Order
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. called the Meeting to order at 07:03 PM.
    • Roll Call
      • Quorum of the members or board has not been attained.  No action requiring a vote can be taken without further polling of the membership or board.
    • Approval of previous minutes - Postponed until quorum attained.
    • President’s Report by Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
      • Spoke about planned facilities repairs.
      • Spoke about race day registration, and help needed from the members to build a more fluid system.  Former race day registrar Stacey DePalma will be asked to assist with direction in building, and documenting the process.
    • Vice President’s Report by Cliff Kujala
      • Provided an informal report on the success of the newly launched montly membership platform, noting that in the short period since inception, 1 new member per week has been added to the PKRA membership base, not including renewals.
      • Answered various website questions from members present.
    • Treasurer's Report by JJ Denham
      • YTD Pofitability +$27,318.29
      • YTD Comparison - 2013 - +$1,900.00
      • Race revenues are up from last year at this time, and despite the positive numbers, a good chunk Accounts Receivables exist for recently expired legacy memberships, so the club can anticipate another bump in revenues soon.
      • JJ has started the process of reconciling and matching cash/check payments for the current and recently expired members.  Once complete, invoices will be sent out to members to collect unsettled lapse periods.  Renewing Memberships paid late, will be brought into the new system with a maintained expire date based on the actual membership period.  JJ will work together with Cliff Kujala to implement these processes.
    • Secretary's Report Aaron LaRoque
      • Not Present to Report
    • Other reports of the board
      • Advertising/Signage by Eric Vanderford (Proxy report given by Jim Wooldridge, Jr.)
      • Election Secretary Report by Jim Wooldridge, Jr.
        • Revisited the upcoming election, and asked for the membership to start thinking about nominees.
        • Spoke about the commitment level, term.  IE:  the rather large document creation project the current board has started to help retain vital knowledge which is lost with each outbound director.
        • JW Opened the floor for nominations
          • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. nominated Bryan Quattrocchi. Bryan accepted.
          • Cliff Kujala nominated Jim Wooldgridge, Jr. Jim accepted.
          • JJ Denham nominated Cliff Kujala. Cliff accepted.
          • JJ Denham nominated Alex Akers. Alex declined.
          • Jim Savelsberg (Proxy for Brian Nelson) nominated Bernie Lacotta. Bernie accepted.
    • Previous Business
      • Wooldridge discussed Summer practice hours. Indicated that he has received feedback from several members that they are requesting another practice night added back to the schedule. After some discussion, Thursday night practice will be added back to the schedule based on membership feedback thru July. Quorum vote determined not to be needed. Opposing board members should object these minutes if disagreed.
      • Bernie LaCotta inquired about the reasoning behind the track configuration confusion (Vintage vs Full) at Summer2014.05. Kujala and Wooldridge explained the previous board vote to eliminate this configuration, and the communication failure between the board and previously responsible party regarding setting the track configurations for club races. Kujala further explained the desire to reach compromise between honoring that prior voted decision, and the feedback from primarily WF drivers. Wooldridge expanded on potential use of the Vintage config moving forward. Kujala also expanded on the potential for future split config races, and that it is easy to do on race day, but it also requires splitting the practice days leading up to the race, and the reduced practice time for the members must be taken into consideration.
    • New Business
      • Rich Bowen discussed timeline and actions leading up to the 4-cycle Super Showdown. Bowen requested permission to add something to the PKRA.com website. Kujala mentioned that he will link Bowen to the page which has already been built out of disire to colaborate on the event, and in anticipation of this request from the 4-cycle Super Showdown promoters.
      • Carl Spears is a new member, and asked for explanation on how to upgrade a Silver to Platinum. Kujala explained it is possible, but it must be done by the PKRA admin.
      • Alex Akers discussed the no scooter/no bicycle rule at PKRA. Mentioned that some children at PKRA are saying it is not enforced on race day, so people are also disobeying the rule and riding on practice days. Wooldridge stated it was not allowed, and should be enforced by track staff, and ALL board members.
      • Johnny Pregna mentioned that it was often a challenge in the scale like to fit all drivers in without causing problems.
      • Marc Traylor requested a more quiet place for the meetings. Wooldridge mentioned that he will check into it, and any change to the venue would follow the By-Laws proceedure.
    • End of Meeting
      • Jim Wooldridge, Jr. adjourned the meeting at 07:50 PM
     

     

  • Pit Map

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    Registration
  • PKRA Bylaws

    BYLAWS OF PHOENIX KART RACING ASSOCIATION, INC.  

    Revision 5/2010

    Table of Contents

    ARTICLE 1 Name 

    ARTICLE 2 Offices 

    • 2.01 Known Place of Business
    • 2.02 Changes in Known Place of Business

    ARTICLE 3 Purpose and Powers 

    ARTICLE 4 Membership 

    • 4.01 Classes
    • 4.02 Eligibility
    • 4.03 Application and Dues
    • 4.04 Obligations
    • 4.05 Privileges

    ARTICLE 5 Termination or Suspension of Membership 

    • 5.01 Voluntary
    • 5.02 Involuntary
    • 5.03 Refunds

    ARTICLE 6 Meetings of Membership 

    • 6.01 Annual Meeting
    • 6.02 Special Meetings
    • 6.03 Place of Meeting
    • 6.04 Notice of Meetings
    • 6.05 Informal Action by Members
    • 6.06 Quorum
    • 6.07 Proxies

    ARTICLE 7 Board of Directors 

    • 7.01 Duties
    • 7.02 Size of Board and Qualifications
    • 7.03 Manner of Election
    • 7.04 Nominations 
    • 7.05 Annual Meetings
    • 7.06 Special Meetings
    • 7.07 Notices
    • 7.08 Quorum
    • 7.09 Voting
    • 7.10 Committees
    • 7.11 Presumption of Assent
    • 7.12 Action by Directors Without a Meeting
    • 7.13 Meetings by Conference Telephone
    • 7.14 Reserves
    • 7.15 No Action by Board of Directors

    ARTICLE 8 

    • 8.01 Elections and Appointments
    • 8.02 Additional Appointments
    • 8.03 Removal; Delegation of Duties
    • 8.04 President and Vice President
    • 8.05 Secretary
    • 8.06 Treasurer
    • 8.07 Other
    • 8.08 No Action by Officers

    ARTICLE 9 Resignations and Vacancies 

    • 9.01 Resignations
    • 9.02 Vacancies of Officers or Committee Members
    • 9.03 Vacancies of Directors
    • 9.04 Removal of Directors

    ARTICLE 10 Contracts, Checks, Deposits and Funds 

    • 10.01 Contracts
    • 10.02 Checks, Drafts, etc.
    • 10.03 Deposits 
    • 10.04 Gifts

    ARTICLE 11 Amendments 

    ARTICLE 12 Miscellaneous 

    • 12.01 Notices
    • 12.02 Fiscal Year
    • 12.03 Indemnification

    ARTICLE 1 Name 

    This corporation shall be known as the PHOENIX KART RACING ASSOCIATION, INC. 

    ARTICLE 2 Offices 

    2.01. Known Place of Business. 

    The corporations known place of business in the state of Arizona shall be the address of its statutory agent, or such other address as may be set forth in a statement filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission in accordance with Arizona law. 

    2.02. Changes in Known Place of Business. 

    The corporation shall have and continuously maintain in the state of Arizona a known place of business which may be changed from time to time upon the approval of the board of directors of the corporation provided, however, that any such change be promptly reported to the Arizona Corporation Commission. 

    ARTICLE 3 Purpose and Powers 

    This corporation shall operate to accomplish only the purpose or purposes set forth in its articles of incorporation, as amended from time to time, and shall have all powers necessary or convenient to effect such purpose or purposes. Without limiting the general purposes and powers set forth in the corporations articles of incorporation, the objectives of the corporation shall include the furtherance and the promotion of the following: 

    1. the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the race track; 
    2. the enjoyment and sharing of goodwill and fellowship engendered by owning a motorized vehicle, such as a kart, motorcycle, racing bike, or other motorized vehicle as specified by the Board of Directors (the “Board”); 
    3. the maintenance of the highest standards of operation and performance of karts through the sharing of technical and mechanical information; 
    4. the interchange of ideas and suggestions with other kart clubs throughout the world and in such other cooperative efforts as may further the purposes of the corporation; and 
    5. the establishment of such mutually beneficial relationships with other Kart clubs and organizations as may further the purpose of the Corporation. 

    ARTICLE 4 Membership 

    4.01. Classes. 

    The membership of the corporation shall be divided into two classes: 

    1. Basic Members and
    2. Family Members

    Membership in the corporation, irrespective of class, shall not be transferable or assignable. 

    4.02. Eligibility. 

    The membership in the corporation shall be restricted to individuals who own or drive karts, or who are interested in the accomplishment of the corporation’s purposes as set forth in its articles of incorporation and these bylaws. In addition to the foregoing eligibility requirements applicable to all members, membership of the specific classes shall be restricted as follows: 

    A Family Member must be a parent, spouse or child of an individual who is a Basic Member in good standing. 

    4.03. Application and Dues. 

    Application and Dues. Any person eligible for membership shall become a member upon 

    1. the acceptance and approval by the Board of Directors of such person’s written membership application after the same has been submitted in the form required by the Board of Directors, and 
    2. payment of dues for the membership year in the amount and on such date as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time with respect to the class of membership applied for. The Board of Directors shall prescribe the date on which a membership year shall commence, and a membership year shall be 365 days, unless such membership year encompasses a leap year, in which case it shall be 366 days. 
    4.04. Obligations. 

    In addition to the of payment of dues prescribed by the board of directors, the members of the corporation shall at all times observe and obey the rules and regulations adopted from time to time by the board of directors regarding the use of the corporation’s facilities and the personal conduct of persons attending events sponsored by the corporation. 

    4.05. Privileges. 

    All members of the corporation, regardless of class, shall be entitled, on an equal basis with all other members, to enjoy the rights and privileges of membership subject to the rules, fees and conditions prescribed by the board of directors from time to time with respect thereto, except as follows: 

    Family members shall not have the right to vote with respect to any matter which is referred to or determined by a vote of the membership. 

    ARTICLE 5 Termination or Suspension of Membership 

    5.01. Voluntary. 

    A member may withdraw from membership in the corporation by requesting the secretary to delete his or her name from the membership rolls. The secretary may comply with the request without further authority than this provision of these bylaws. 

    5.02. Involuntary. 
    1. A member shall be suspended if such member fails to pay the required dues when the dues for his or her membership for the current membership year are due, as prescribed by the Board of Directors, or 
    2. A member may be suspended by a vote of two-thirds vote of the Board of the Directors if such member engages in conduct or engages in conducts which violates the rules and regulations prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors, or which is otherwise detrimental to the best interests of the Corporation. 

    Upon written notice of such suspension, the suspended member shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, in person or through a representative of his or her choosing, by the Board of Directors or a committee appointed by the Board of Directors for this purpose, concerning the alleged misconduct which is the basis for such suspension. After such hearing, the Board of Directors, by a two-thirds vote, may continue the suspension for a definite period of time, or terminate the suspension or expel the member. The Board of Directors decision shall be final. Upon the suspension or expulsion of a Basic Member, the Board of Directors may, at its discretion, suspend or expel any Family Member whose eligibility for membership depends upon the good standing of the suspended or expelled Basic Member. 

    5.03. Refunds. 

    There shall be no refunds of dues upon withdrawal, termination or suspension of membership. 


    ARTICLE 6 Meetings of Membership 

    6.01. Annual Meeting. 

    The annual meeting of the members shall be held no earlier than the first Monday in the month of August in each year, at the hour of 7:00 o’clock, p.m., and no later than the last Monday in the month of August of each year, at the hour of 7:00 o’clock, p.m., for the purpose of electing directors in the manner provided by these Bylaws and transacting such other business as may come before the meeting. If the last Monday in the month of August shall be a federal or State of Arizona holiday, such meeting shall be held on the next succeeding Monday. If the election of the Board of Directors shall not be held on the day designated herein for any annual meeting, or at any adjournment thereof, the Board of Directors shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the members as soon thereafter as may be practical. 6.02. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the membership may be called by the President, by a vote of not less than three (3) members of the Board of Directors, or not less than the greater of one-fourth (1/4) of the members having voting rights, or twenty-five (25) members having voting rights. 

    6.02. Special Meetings. 

    Special meetings of the membership may be called by the President, by a vote of not less than three (3) members of the Board of Directors, or not less than the greater of one-fourth (1/4) of the members having voting rights, or twenty-five (25) members having voting rights. 

    6.03. Place of Meeting. 

    The board of directors may designate any place, either within or without the state of Arizona, as the place of meeting for any annual meeting of the membership or for any special meeting called by the board of directors. If no designation is made or if a special meeting be otherwise called, the place of meeting shall be the known place of business of the corporation in the State of Arizona; but if all of the members shall meet at any time and place, either within or without the state of Arizona, and consent to the holding of a meeting, such meeting shall be valid without call or notice. 

    6.04. Notice of Meetings. 

    Written or printed notice stating the place, day and hour of any meeting of members shall be delivered, either personally or by mail, to each member entitled to vote at such meeting, not less than ten nor more than fifty days before the date of such meeting, by or at the discretion of the president, or the secretary, or the officers or persons calling the meeting. In case of a special meeting or when required by statute or by these bylaws, the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called shall be stated in the notice. If mailed, the notice of the meeting shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail, addressed to the member at his address as it appears on the records of the corporation, with postage thereon prepaid. Any annual or special meeting of the membership may be adjourned to another time or place, and notice need not be given of the adjourned meeting if the time and place thereof are announced at the meeting at which the adjournment is taken, and if the adjournment is for thirty days or less. 

    6.05. Informal Action by Members. 

    Any action required by law to be taken at a meeting of the members, or any action which may be taken at a meeting of the members, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by all of the members entitled to vote with respect to the subject matter thereof. 

    6.06. Quorum. 

    The members holding the greater of thirty (30) of the votes, or fifteen percent (15%) of the votes which may be cast at any meeting shall constitute a quorum at such meeting. If a quorum is not present at any meeting of the members, a majority of the members present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice, subject to the provisions of Section 6.04 hereof. At any meeting of the members, a member entitled to vote may vote by proxy executed in writing by the member, or its duly authorized attorney-in-fact. The Secretary of the Corporation shall send a Board approved proxy with the notification for the meeting where such proxy shall be used. The proxy shall provide, among other provisions: (a) for which meeting it shall be valid, (b) an option to vote for the relevant choices available for any matters to be discussed at such meeting, or (c) an option to assign their rights to vote in such meeting to a designated individual who shall be required to possess the original signed proxy when exercising the voting rights pursuant to the proxy. 

    6.07. Proxies. 

    At any meeting of members, a member entitled to vote may vote by proxy executed in writing by the member or by his duly authorized attorney-in-fact. No proxy shall be valid after twenty five months from the date of its execution. 


    ARTICLE 7 Board of Directors 

    7.01. Duties. 

    The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by the board of directors, which shall be responsible for determining all matters of policy and the proper performance by the corporation’s officers of their respective duties. 

    7.02. Size of Board and Qualifications. 

    The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than five (5) and no more than nine (9) individuals. Each director shall be resident of the State of Arizona and a member in good standing of the Corporation as a condition to holding such office. The size of the Board of Directors may be increased or decreased, within the foregoing limits, by a majority vote of the members present and entitled to vote thereon at any annual membership meeting. In the event the size of the Board of Directors is changed at any annual meeting, the election of the Board of Directors shall be postponed for not less than thirty (30), and not more than sixty (60) days from the date of such annual meeting. At such subsequent meeting for the election of the vacant Board of Director positions, the members of the Board of Directors shall be elected in accordance with the provisions of this Article 7, and shall retain the staggered terms of directors. 

    7.03. Manner of Election. 

    Members elected to a director position will serve a term of two years commencing upon the adjournment of the annual meeting and until his or her successor is elected and qualified. The secretary of the corporation will cause the results of the election to be published to the membership. The terms of the directors shall be staggered. 

    Annual voting for club directors shall be conducted through a third party voting system. Electronic or hybrid type (combination of electronic and conventional) voting can be used. Electronic voting will be done through a third party website using email notification and passwords, conventional voting when requested will be through the US mail system or similar with a ballot that is sent by and returned to the vendor. No voting will take place at the meeting nor will ballots be accepted at the meeting. 

    The board shall appoint an elections secretary to carry out the election process and ensure the vendor selected to conduct the elections has the most current voting membership lists and contact information. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure his or her information is up to date with the membership director. New members (new during the open election period) wishing to vote must ensure the elections secretary has their information and has confirmed it with the membership director. 

    The position of elections secretary will be appointed by the Board of directors, and must not be a candidate for election or re-election. "It is recommended that the position of Elections Secretary be held by the club Certified Public Accountant. If the CPA is not available the Elections Secretary can be appointed by the Board of Directors to any club member who is not a candidate for election." 

    The election period will be open for 14 days prior to the close of the voting. The election period should be closed to all voting no later than noon (12pm) on the day of the Annual Meeting. The elections secretary will be responsible for bringing the official third party results to the annual meeting and reporting the results to the membership. The results as supplied from the election vendor will be considered official and final. 

    7.04. Nominations 

    Members wishing to seek election for the Board of Directors can be nominated at the monthly club meeting in June by voting members in good standing. If monthly club meetings have been discontinued a special meeting will be held for the purpose of nominations. Those seeking office or reelection are encouraged to submit a bio to the club secretary and to the elections secretary for posting and emailing to club members. Most 3rd party voting systems have accommodations for candidate bio’s. Also the club secretary will publish an email of all of the nominees. 

    7.05. Annual Meetings. 

    Each annual meeting of the board of directors is to be held immediately following the holding of each annual meeting of the membership. At the annual meeting, the directors shall elect officers and transact such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting. If any annual meeting of directors is for any reason not held on the date determined as aforesaid, a deferred annual meeting of directors may thereafter be called and held in lieu thereof, at which the same proceedings may be conducted. Any officer elected at any annual meeting or deferred annual meeting of directors will hold office for a term of one year, commencing on the first day of the next succeeding fiscal year of the corporation, and until his or her successor is elected and qualified. 

    7.06. Special Meetings. 

    Special meetings of the directors may be held whenever and wherever called for by the president or by the written demand of not less than four of the directors. Any written demand by directors shall state the purpose or purposes of the proposed meeting, and business to be transacted at any such meeting shall be confined to the purposes stated in the notice thereof, and to such additional matters as the chairman of the meeting may rule to be germane to such purposes. 

    7.07. Notices. 

    Notice of regular and special meetings of the directors shall be given to each director, orally or in writing, at least twenty four hours before the time fixed for the meeting, and such notice shall advise each director as to the time, place and general purpose of the meeting, and shall be delivered personally, or by telephone, fax or telegram, or mailed, postage prepaid, to each director at his last post office address as it appears on the books of the corporation. Any director may waive call or notice of any annual, deferred annual or special meeting (and any adjourned thereof) at any time before, during which or after it is held. Attendance of a director at any such meeting in person will automatically evidence his waiver of call and notice of such meeting ( and any adjournment thereof) unless he is attending the meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of business because the meeting has not been called or noticed. 

    7.08. Quorum. 

    A quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting or adjourned meeting of the Board of Directors will consist of a majority of those then in office. Once a quorum has been formed, if directors leave the meeting so that the remaining directors are insufficient to form a quorum, the remaining Board of Directors shall no longer have the authority to conduct business which would require a quorum to be present. 

    7.09. Voting. 

    Any matter submitted to a meeting of the board of directors will be resolved by a majority of the votes cast thereon. 

    7.10. Committees. 

    The board of directors, from time to time, by resolution adopted by a majority of the full board, may appoint standing or temporary committees from its membership and vest such committees with such powers as the board may include in its resolution. The board of directors shall select the members and chairman of such committees, and may remove and replace the same at anytime at its discretion. 

    7.11. Presumption of Assent. 

    A director of the corporation who is present at a meeting of the board of directors or of any committee at which action is taken on any matter will be presumed to have assented to the action taken unless his dissent is entered in the minutes of the meeting or unless he files his written dissent to such action with the person acting as secretary of the meeting before the adjournment thereof or forwards such dissent by registered or certified mail to the secretary of the corporation within two business days after the adjournment of the meeting. A right to dissent will not be available to a director who voted in favor of the action. 

    7.12. Action by Directors Without a Meeting. 

    Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of the board of directors, or of any committee thereof, may be taken without a meeting if all directors, or committee members, as the case may be, consent thereto in writing. Such consent shall have the same effect as a unanimous vote of the directors or committee members of the corporation at a meeting duly called and noticed. 

    7.13. Meetings by Conference Telephone. 

    Any member of the board of directors, or of a committee thereof, may participate in any meeting of the board or such committee by means of a conference telephone or similar communication equipment whereby all members participating in such meeting can hear one another. Such participation shall constitute attendance in person. 

    7.14. Reserves. 

    The board of directors may establish sinking funds or other reserves, from time to time, by resolution, for any proper obligation of the corporation, provided, however, that any funds which are deposited or otherwise committed to the funding of any such reserve shall be used to defray only those obligations authorized in the boards resolution in effect at the time of such funding, unless other uses are expressly authorized and approved by two-thirds of all the members of the corporation (not merely those members present) at an annual or special membership meeting. 

    7.15 No Action by Board of Directors. 

    The Board of Directors shall take no action and engage in no agreement which would cause the Corporation to violate any of its agreements within a state, county or local government, and the Board of Directors shall be prohibited from taking any action which is prohibited by law, or from failing to take any action which is required by law. 


    ARTICLE 8 Elections and Appointments

    8.01. Elections and Appointments. 

    The board of directors will elect or appoint a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary and a treasurer. The regular election or appointment of officers will take place at each annual meeting of the board of directors, but elections of officers may be held at any other meeting of the board. No person shall hold more than one office at the same time. Each officer shall be required to be a member in good standing of the corporation. 

    8.02. Additional Appointments. 

    In addition to the officers contemplated in Section 8.01 above, the board of directors may elect or appoint other corporate or divisional officers or agents with such authority to perform such duties as may be prescribed, from time to time, by the board of directors or by the president. 

    8.03. Removal; Delegation of Duties. 

    The board of directors may, whenever in its judgment the best interests of the corporation will be served thereby, remove any officer or agent of the corporation or temporarily delegate his powers and duties to any other officer or to any director. 

    8.04. President and Vice President. 

    Unless otherwise specified by resolution of the board of directors, the president will be the chief executive officer of the corporation, and shall act as chairman of all meetings of the membership and of the board of directors. The president will supervise the business and affairs of the corporation and the performance by all of its other officers of their respective duties, subject to the control of the board of directors. One or more vice presidents shall be elected by the board of directors to perform such duties as may be designated by the board or be assigned or delegated to them by the chief executive officer. Any one of the vice presidents as authorized by the board will be vested with all of the powers and charged with all of the duties of the president in the event of his or her absence or inability to act. Except as may otherwise be specifically provided in a resolution of the board of directors, the president and any vice president are the proper officers who must sign on behalf of the corporation, any deed ,bill of sale, assignment, option, mortgage, pledge, note, bond, evidence of indebtedness, application, indenture or other instrument of any significant importance to the corporation. 

    8.05. Secretary. 

    The secretary will keep the minutes of the meetings of the membership, the board of directors and any committee, and all unanimous written consents of the board of directors and any committee of the corporation, and will see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws or as required by law. The secretary will be the custodian of the corporate records, and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office. 

    8.06. Treasurer. 

    The treasurer will keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the corporation, and will cause all money and valuable effects belonging to the corporation to be deposited in the name and to the credit of the corporation in such federally- insured depositaries, subject to withdrawal in such manner as may be designated by the board of directors, provided, however, that the treasurer and at least one other officer shall be required signatories on all checks and withdrawals on the corporation’s accounts. He or she will render to the president and the directors at each meeting of the board of directors, an account of all his or her transactions as treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation. The treasurer shall be responsible for preparing and filing such financial reports, financial statements and returns as may be required by law. The treasurer shall insure strict compliance with the provisions of this section, 8.06, in all matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the corporation, and any failure or neglect to perform his duties shall be grounds for his immediate expulsion as a member of the corporation by the board of directors under section 5.02 hereof. 

    8.07. Other. 

    The board of directors may engage the services of such other officers or employees, including but not limited to an executive secretary, as may from time to time be deemed necessary or advisable for the objectives or purposes of the corporation. 

    8.08 No Action by Officers. 

    The officers shall take no action and engage in no agreement which would cause the Corporation to violate any of its agreements within a state, county or local government, and the officers shall be prohibited from taking any action which is prohibited by law, or from failing to take any action which is required by law. 


    ARTICLE 9 Resignations and Vacancies 

    9.01. Resignations. 

    Any director, committee member or officer may resign from his or her office at any time by written notice delivered or addressed to the corporation at its known place of business. Any such resignation will be effective upon its receipt by the corporation, unless some later time is therein fixed, and then from that time the acceptance of the resignation will not be required to make it effective. 

    9.02. Vacancies of Officers or Committee Members. 

    If the office of a committee member or officer becomes vacant by reason of his death, resignation, disqualification, removal or otherwise, the Board of Directors may choose a successor to hold office for the unexpired term. 

    9.03. Vacancies of Directors. 

    If the office of any director becomes vacant by reason of his death, resignation, disqualification, removal or otherwise, a special meeting shall be held within sixty (60) days of such vacancy, and shall be conducted in compliance with the terms and conditions contained in Article 7 relating to the election of directors. 

    9.04. Removal of Directors. 

    Upon a vote of not less than two thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors, or upon a written request of not less than the greater of thirty (30) members, or twenty-five percent (25%) of the members entitled to vote, a special meeting shall be held. A special meeting shall be held within thirty (30) days of such vote or written notification. The Secretary of the Corporation shall provide notice of such special meetings in accordance with Article 6.04, and such notice shall specifically include notification of a vote to remove a Board member. The Secretary of the Corporation shall also send with such notice a proxy which shall include an option to remove the director, for which the Board of Directors or the membership requested such special meeting. 


    ARTICLE 10 Contracts, Checks, Deposits and Funds 

    10.01. Contracts. 

    The board of directors may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents of the corporation, in addition to the officers so authorized by these bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any such instrument in the name of and on behalf of the corporation, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances. No officer or any other person shall be authorized to incur on behalf of the corporation any obligation or indebtedness, in excess of fifty dollars, without the prior approval of the board of directors, except for: 

    1. The costs of printing, postage, and stenographic expenses of the corporation’s official publications, and 
    2. Ordinary and necessary stationary and administrative supplies. 

    No personal liability whatever shall be incurred by any such officer or agent by reason of any act taken on behalf of the corporation if such act is properly authorized by the board of directors or these bylaws. Any officer or person who incurs any unauthorized obligation on behalf of the corporation shall personally indemnify the corporation against all liabilities and costs arising there from. 

    10.02. Checks, Drafts, etc. 

    All checks, drafts or orders for the payment of money, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the corporation, shall be signed by the treasurer and one other officer of the corporation, and by such other person or persons (if any) as shall from time to time be designated by resolution of the board of directors. 

    10.03. Deposits. 

    All funds of the corporation shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the corporation in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as the board of directors may select, provided that such deposit is insured by an instrumentality of the United States government. 

    10.04. Gifts. 

    The board of directors may accept on behalf of the corporation any contribution, gift bequest or devise for the general purposes or for any special purpose of the corporation. 


    ARTICLE 11 Amendments 

    The membership shall have power to make, amend and repeal the bylaws of the corporation by vote of the majority of members present at any regular or special membership meeting at which a quorum is present, provided that written notice of the proposed amendments are given with the notice of the meeting, and provided that Section 7.14 shall be amended only upon the approval of at least two-thirds of all members. Voting on any such amendment shall be by secret ballot. Any member may propose an amendment to these bylaws by submitting the same in writing to the secretary, who shall cause a copy of the proposed amendment, together with the name or names of the members who submitted the same, to be included in the notice of the next annual or special membership meeting. 

    ARTICLE 12 Miscellaneous 

    12.01. Notices. 

    Official notices and communications to the membership or the directors may be contained in a newsletter or in such other mailings as the board of directors may authorize. 

    12.02. Fiscal Year. 

    The corporation’s fiscal year shall be the calendar year. 

    12.03. Indemnification. 

    To the extent permitted by Arizona law, the corporation shall indemnify its officers and directors against any and all liability and costs arising from any act done in good faith on behalf of the corporation or in the course of performing their duties. 


    ChangeLog

    May 10, 2014

    Change Summary

    • Conversion of Bylaws to new online format

    Bylaws Changed

    • None
  • PKRA Club Rules

    Introduction

    This Rules, Policies, and Procedures manual provides the foundation for equal and fair competition for everyone competing at PKRA. We hope you have a fun and rewarding experience at PKRA. 

    PKRA is an IKF sanctioned track and the club follows IKF rules entirely. A separate local deviations list will be published that details any deviations from the IKF rulebook that PKRA uses as a “local option”. This manual lists the most current local options and will be updated periodically. Any changes made in the club’s rules will be subject to a 30 day cooling off period and can’t take effect until 30 days after notification. 

    PKRA is a member owned and operated club and the hard work and dedication of its members are still needed in order to keep our club strong and grow this sport. We will continue to recognize our hard working volunteers who make PKRA the finest kart racing club and track in the country. 

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the races. 

    Sincerely, 

    The Board of Directors 

    Phoenix Kart Racing Association 

  • Privacy Policy

    PKRA.com User Agreement

    The following describes the terms on which PKRA.com offers you access to our services.

    Introduction

    Welcome to PKRA.com. By using the services on the PKRA.com websites (PKRA.com.com and other related websites where this agreement appears) (the “Sites”), you are agreeing to the following terms, including those available by hyperlink, (the “Agreement” or “User Agreement”) with PKRA.com Inc. and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries. If you have any questions, please refer to the Help section on the Sites.

    Before you may become a registered user of PKRA.com, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions in, and linked to, this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy. The agreement that applies on any of our domains and subdomains is always the agreement that appears in the footer of each website.

    This Agreement is effective on December 1st, 2006, for current users, and upon acceptance for new users.

    Using PKRA.com

    While using the Sites, you will not:

    • post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on the Sites
    • violate any laws, or third party rights. As a registered PKRA.com user, you are ultimately responsible for making sure that buying or selling an item is legal in the eyes of the law.
    • use the Sites if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from our Sites;
    • circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to PKRA.com;
    • post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
    • distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
    • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm PKRA.com, or the interests or property of PKRA.com users;
    • copy, modify, or distribute content from the Sites and PKRA.com’s copyrights and trademarks; or
    • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.

    Abusing PKRA.com

    PKRA.com strives to keep its Sites working properly. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us.

    Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts.

    Fees and Services

    Joining PKRA.com is free. We do charge fees for using other services, such as listing items. When you list an item or use a service that has a fee you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged based on our Fees schedule, which we may change from time to time. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the Sites.

    Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with the Sites in a timely manner with a valid payment method. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms.

    Content License

    When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. (We need these rights to host and display your content.)

    Liability

    You will not hold PKRA.com responsible for other users’ actions or inactions, including things they post. The Sites are a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy Karting related items. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.

    We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer, and nothing in this agreement shall modify the governing provisions of Arizona State law which legal ownership of an item is transferred upon physical delivery of the item to the buyer by the seller. Further, we cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and operation of the Sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of our Sites. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

    Regardless of the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and (b) $100.

    Release

    If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

    Access and Interference

    The Sites contains robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on the Sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to PKRA.com by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Sites for any purpose without our express written permission.

    Additionally, you agree that you will not:

    • take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
    • copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from the Sites without the prior expressed written permission of PKRA.com and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
    • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or any activities conducted on the Sites; or
    • bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites.

    Privacy

    We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We use your information only as described in the PKRA.com Privacy Policy. We view protection of users’ privacy as a very important community principle. We store and process your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications by signing-in to your account. We use third parties to verify and certify our privacy principles. For a complete description of how we use and protect your personal information, see the PKRA.com Privacy Policy. If you object to your Information being transferred or used in this way please do not use our services.

    Indemnity

    You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

    No Agency

    No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

    Notices

    Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on PKRA.com’s national registered agent (in the case of PKRA.com) or to the email address you provide to PKRA.com during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.

    Resolution of Disputes

    If a dispute arises between you and PKRA.com, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and PKRA.com agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a “Claim”) in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.

    • Law and Forum for Disputes – This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Arizona as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Arizona between Arizona residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against PKRA.com must be resolved by a court located in Arizona, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Santa Clara County, Arizona for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.

    Refunds and Return Policy

    You may return undamaged items purchased at PKRA within 30 days of the original delivery. We will pay the return shipping costs if the product is defective or the return is a result of our error. If the item is returned for any other reason, you are responsible for the return shipping amount. No returns will be accepted after 30 days. We will credit you in the same manner as your original payment within 7 days of receiving the returned item.
    The following items may not be refunded:

    • PKRA memberships are non refundable.
    • Refunds for race events must be requested prior to the start of the event.

    Mail authorized returns to the following address:

    Phoenix Kart Racing Associaion, Inc.
    20118 N. 67th Ave., #300-179
    Glendale, AZ 85308

    For questions regarding our return policy please contact us at .

    General

    PKRA.com, is located at 20118 N. 67 th Ave, #300-179. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement.

    We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Sites. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on the Sites. Additionally, we will notify you through the Sites. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and us. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The following Sections survive any termination of this Agreement: Fees and Services (with respect to fees owed for our services), Release, Content License, Liability, Indemnity and Resolution of Disputes.

    You may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Arizona Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at

    2910 N. 44th Street, Suite 310
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    or by telephone at (800) 544-0708.
  • Terms of Service

    PKRA.com User Agreement

    The following describes the terms on which PKRA.com offers you access to our services.

    Introduction

    Welcome to PKRA.com. By using the services on the PKRA.com websites (PKRA.com.com and other related websites where this agreement appears) (the “Sites”), you are agreeing to the following terms, including those available by hyperlink, (the “Agreement” or “User Agreement”) with PKRA.com Inc. and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries. If you have any questions, please refer to the Help section on the Sites.

    Before you may become a registered user of PKRA.com, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions in, and linked to, this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy. The agreement that applies on any of our domains and subdomains is always the agreement that appears in the footer of each website.

    This Agreement is effective on December 1st, 2006, for current users, and upon acceptance for new users.

    Using PKRA.com

    While using the Sites, you will not:

    • post content or items in an inappropriate category or areas on the Sites
    • violate any laws, or third party rights. As a registered PKRA.com user, you are ultimately responsible for making sure that buying or selling an item is legal in the eyes of the law.
    • use the Sites if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from our Sites;
    • circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to PKRA.com;
    • post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
    • distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
    • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm PKRA.com, or the interests or property of PKRA.com users;
    • copy, modify, or distribute content from the Sites and PKRA.com’s copyrights and trademarks; or
    • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.

    Abusing PKRA.com

    PKRA.com strives to keep its Sites working properly. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us.

    Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts.

    Fees and Services

    Joining PKRA.com is free. We do charge fees for using other services, such as listing items. When you list an item or use a service that has a fee you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged based on our Fees schedule, which we may change from time to time. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the Sites.

    Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with the Sites in a timely manner with a valid payment method. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms.

    Content License

    When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. (We need these rights to host and display your content.)

    Liability

    You will not hold PKRA.com responsible for other users’ actions or inactions, including things they post. The Sites are a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy Karting related items. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.

    We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer, and nothing in this agreement shall modify the governing provisions of Arizona State law which legal ownership of an item is transferred upon physical delivery of the item to the buyer by the seller. Further, we cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and operation of the Sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of our Sites. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

    Regardless of the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and (b) $100.

    Release

    If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

    Access and Interference

    The Sites contains robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on the Sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to PKRA.com by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Sites for any purpose without our express written permission.

    Additionally, you agree that you will not:

    • take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
    • copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from the Sites without the prior expressed written permission of PKRA.com and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
    • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or any activities conducted on the Sites; or
    • bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites.

    Privacy

    We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We use your information only as described in the PKRA.com Privacy Policy. We view protection of users’ privacy as a very important community principle. We store and process your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications by signing-in to your account. We use third parties to verify and certify our privacy principles. For a complete description of how we use and protect your personal information, see the PKRA.com Privacy Policy. If you object to your Information being transferred or used in this way please do not use our services.

    Indemnity

    You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

    No Agency

    No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

    Notices

    Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on PKRA.com’s national registered agent (in the case of PKRA.com) or to the email address you provide to PKRA.com during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.

    Resolution of Disputes

    If a dispute arises between you and PKRA.com, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and PKRA.com agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a “Claim”) in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.

    • Law and Forum for Disputes – This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Arizona as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Arizona between Arizona residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against PKRA.com must be resolved by a court located in Arizona, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Santa Clara County, Arizona for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.

    Refunds and Return Policy

    You may return undamaged items purchased at PKRA within 30 days of the original delivery. We will pay the return shipping costs if the product is defective or the return is a result of our error. If the item is returned for any other reason, you are responsible for the return shipping amount. No returns will be accepted after 30 days. We will credit you in the same manner as your original payment within 7 days of receiving the returned item.
    The following items may not be refunded:

    • PKRA memberships are non refundable.
    • Refunds for race events must be requested prior to the start of the event.

    Mail authorized returns to the following address:

    Phoenix Kart Racing Associaion, Inc.
    20118 N. 67th Ave., #300-179
    Glendale, AZ 85308

    For questions regarding our return policy please contact us at .

    General

    PKRA.com, is located at 20118 N. 67 th Ave, #300-179. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement.

    We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Sites. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on the Sites. Additionally, we will notify you through the Sites. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and us. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The following Sections survive any termination of this Agreement: Fees and Services (with respect to fees owed for our services), Release, Content License, Liability, Indemnity and Resolution of Disputes.

    You may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Arizona Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at

    2910 N. 44th Street, Suite 310
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    or by telephone at (800) 544-0708.
  • The Beginner's Guide to Karting

    The Beginners Guide To Karting In Arizona

    If you’re thinking about getting into the sport of karting, welcome!
    With a little preparation, it can be an enjoyable and thrilling experience.
    We hope this guide will help get you started.

    There are some things you should know prior to diving in so that you can make choices that will allow you to enjoy karting and remain in the sport for years to come.

    When starting in karting, one of the most important things to decide on is, do you seek the competition of side by side racing, or the speed and excitement of solo practicing. Don’t worry; you can always change your mind later.

    There are a few practical things to take in to account before moving forward.

    Where is the local kart track or tracks?

    What are the local clubs / organizations near you?

    What type of racing do they offer?

    When do they run racing events and practice days?

    What are the regulations that they follow on practice and race days?

    What are the costs for Membership, Practice Sessions, and Race Entries?

    What is your estimated yearly budget?

    How will you transport it to the track and back home?

    What days will you be able to go to the track?

    What are your storage options?

    Once you have figured out these items you’re ready for part two.

    Go to the local racetrack or tracks on a RACE DAY to see the karts in action, the classes run, and the participation in the classes to see what gets your juices flowing.

    Get a pit pass, walk the pits and talk to the drivers, spectators, kart shop representatives, and other participants. They will be glad to talk and welcome you to the sport.

    The used market is pretty healthy with modern clean equipment that can be had at great introductory prices but can come with unknown reliability or maintenance issues.
    Do not seek or expect to find the best deals on Craigslist. Usually this equipment is out of date and not compliant to the rules run currently in your local market. Unless you know what you’re looking at, Buyer Beware!

    Visit the local kart shops (Plural)

    Try to arrange a test drive in a kart.

    The PKRA.COM Discussion forum can be a great resource for information, scheduling, and even used equipment. There are other forums out there that speak to karting at other levels.

    It’s usually best to keep within a 5 year window of production. Older karts can be harder to find replacement parts and support.

    It’s much easier to buy a brand of chassis that has local parts availability.

    Buy a brand of engine that has local parts availability.

    It is not recommended you get a shifter kart as your first kart. While thrilling to drive, the experience can be overwhelming. The performance of a Shifter can place demands on your body and wallet you may not be ready for. It is not uncommon to find Shifter setups for sale after only a few sessions.

    Get out and enjoy karting!!!!!

  • The Heartbleed Bug

    The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).