faq

  • 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

  • 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

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