PKRA News and Announcements

For Summer Race #2, we will be starting an hour earlier than for Race #1

  • 2:00 Gates Open
  • 3:00 Pre-Tech/Registration Opens
  • 4:00 Practice Begins
  • 4:30 Registration Closes

Pre-registration for the April 27 race is open through Friday April 26 at 9:00pm.  
If you have any issues, please contact
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well prior to the close of registration.  Note that every single person who contacted us through webmaster@pkra prior to registration closing were able to successfully register on time, but none of those who contacted us after registration closed were able to make the deadline.

Meeting Minutes for the April 8 Open Board Meeting have been published (Log In to View).  Highlights are as follows:

  • The board tentatively agreed on a price structure for camping and electrical hookups, and the final decision will be made at the May 13 meeting
    • RV Camping along North fence - $10
    • 30Amp hookups – (but can’t use for overnight camping) $25/day – includes overnight
    • Overnight trailer parking $10
    • All at owner’s risk -  PKRA will not have personnell onsite.
  • The board is considering raising rates, and would like input.  We have not raised rates in some time, and there will be significant capital expenditures required.  Please provide input to President@pkra or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There will be more discussion at the May 13 meeting.
  • IKF is changing the rule for transponder location to put it on the back of the seat.  PKRA will likely implement the change for the Winter season.  Remember that PKRA requires neck braces for all classes, despite the IKF change to make them optional for adult classes.
  • Summer Hours (early weekend / split Saturday practice sessions) will begin in May
  • We will have 2 or 3 board openings in August and are looking for members who are willng to help the club:
    • President:  Paul will be stepping down August 2019
    • Treasurer:  Looking for someone who has time to devote to this
    • Secretary/Web/Membership/Points:  Bill Scheets' term is up in August, 2019.  Bill will run again for one more term, but someone is needed prior to Aug 2021.
    • 'Richie Underwood’s term will expire August, 2019, and he will not be running for another term.
    • Casey Rogalski’s term will expire August, 2019, and he has not decided whether he will be running for another term.

Until further notice, we will be open for practice on Fridays, beginning at 5:00PM

Summer Race #1 Results and Summer Points through Race #1  have been posted.  Reports any issues to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
Thanks for bearing with us through the transponder problem - one set of transponders didn't charge due to a frayed cable.

Unfortunately, The native mobile interface is broken (one of the recent updates broke this), and is unlikely to be fixed in the near term.  It typically shows as a blank screen.  
The workaround is to select "Request Desktop Site":

  • iPhone:  Press and hold refresh button at the top to the right of the URL.  
  • Android:  Click on the settings menu in the upper right corner.

Welcome to PKRA

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

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

Track Overview

Race Surface Specs

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

Curbing and Asphalt

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

Safety

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

 

Paddock Area

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

Scenic Locations

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

Communications

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

 
PKRA Overhead Pic

Personal Safety Equipment Required for Karting

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

Highlighted Rules

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

Local Kart Vendors

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Super Moto

 Moto4 Moto3

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

Super Moto Drone Video from Scott Shepharard: