PKRA News and Announcements

*** The recent storm brought down light poles at the track and caused extensive damage to the lighting which is under repair ***

Minutes from the July 9 Open Board/Club Meeting have been posted.  Key items include:

  • Five candidates (Scott Cebulski, Rich McManis, Cindy Lacotta, Tom Rodie, Bernie Lacotta) are running for the four open board seats.  The election will be held electronically Jul 23 through Aug 6.
  • We will be raffling off a 5kW Briggs Generator ($850 retail value) and will be selling tickets on-line with race entry and at the track.
  • Kid Karts will use a standing start for the time being
  • Clarification that after an on-track incident (red flag) parents/guardians are not to go past the red line until all karts have stopped and the EMT has arrived and is stopped.  Only one parent/guardian should then proceed to the child.
  • All are reminded of our rules against foul and threatening language, especially toward race officials.  Parents and drivers are subject to ejection.
  • Junior 1 drivers will only be allowed to practice with Junior 2 LO206 or Mini/Micro, but never with any 100cc or faster karts, and never with adults.  Beyond that, the practice coordinators (e.g. Bernie, Jimmy, Rich) have full support of the board in having the final say in running practice, in particular in splitting groups due to the mix or experience level.
  • Reminder to all that during practice, vehicles without karts should not take up pit spots, and should either park behind vehicles with karts or on the back row.We expect to hear from the county in the next month regarding our proposal for continued use of the track.
  • We will send out a survey whether to race on Saturday during the winter season.  It was sent to members, where someone in the family have raced in the last year and a half.  The survey is open until midnight Friday July 20, with invitations sent via email.

Pre-Registration for Race #7 (Aug 18) will open Sunday, Aug 12 through Friday, Aug 17 at 9:00PM.  Direct any technical issues to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Summer Race Results and Points through the June 23 Race #5 have been posted.  Reports any issues to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Welcome to PKRA

Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) is a member owned and operated club and facility established in 1982.  Our multiple configuration asphalt track is 3/4th of a mile long and averages 25 feet in width.  With 12 turns of various radii and over 500 feet of straight away,  it’s a constant challenge for both the novice and expert driver.  PKRA is located in Glendale, Arizona inside the Adobe Dam Park and Recreation Area.  

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 - up to one certification cycle older than current
  • 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

Local Kart Vendors

AZ Kart Werx

Innovative Karting

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Super Moto

 Moto4 Moto3

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

Super Moto Drone Video from Scott Shepharard: