PKRA News and Announcements

Winter Race Results and Points through the Feb 10  Race #7 have been posted.  Reports any issues to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Feb 11 Open Board Meeting Minutes have been published (you'll need to log in first).  Highlights include:

  •  Discussions tabled until Mar 11 Meeting:
    • Looking for input on the question of Running IAME Kid Kart with the Honda.  Parents should provide input to the board if they can't attend.
    • Rationalization of age rules and moving back to a lower age class
    • Discuss summer season dates and configurations, as well as time schedule and qualifying format.
  • The rule was changed for determining whether a class is a championship class was changed to be dynamic, based soley on the average number of entrants for that class in that particular season.  If a class averages 5 or more for a particular season, then it will be a championship class for that particular season, otherwise not.
  • We have eliminated the race day drawing for free races as an inducement to pre-register.
  • Any time we are running a Vintage configuration, we will have the Shifters run the extended, non-Vintage configuration race day.  Saturday and Sunday morning practices prior to the race will also run shifters in the extended configuration.
  • The track will be open for practice Presidents Day (Feb 18)

The next club work day is Sat Feb 16 from 7-10am, and  3:00-6:00pm (to paint).  Please contact Cindy Lacotta to let her know when you plan to come and for what work at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Pre-registration for Race #8 (Feb 24, CCW Vintage Two Straights) will be open from Feb 17 to Feb 23 at noon.  If you have any problems during online registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Welcome to PKRA

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

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

Track Overview

Race Surface Specs

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

Curbing and Asphalt

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

Safety

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

 

Paddock Area

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

Scenic Locations

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

Communications

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

 
PKRA Overhead Pic

Personal Safety Equipment Required for Karting

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

Highlighted Rules

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

Local Kart Vendors

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Super Moto

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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: