PKRA News and Announcements

Pre-entry for Race #4 (May 25) will be open from May 19 through May 24 at 6:00pm.  If you encounter any issues, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well before registration closing.  Remember to change your sprocket for the Vintage Two Straights configuration (except for Shifters who will run the non-Vintage configuration).  We request you attach your transponder during practice so proper operation can be verified.

Minutes from the May 13 Open Board Meeting will be published shortly.  Key decisions are:

  • The board agreed to providing restrictions on practice nights to reduce the need for beginner groups and improve seat time for members:
    • Fridays will be “Racers” night, for experienced drivers. No beginners and definitely no first timers. By eliminating the beginner group, this will allow for at most 4 groups and give drivers more seat time. 
    • Wednesday will be a rental night, with a focus on beginners/ first timers. Anyone who has driven at PKRA before will need to pay $40 (even members). This is in consideration for eliminating beginner rentals from Friday nights.
    • This arrangement is agreed to for the summer, and will be re-evaluated prior to the beginning of the winter season.
  • The board agreed to move to MotorsportReg for Race Entry and Memberships.  Idiosyncracies result in the foillowing changes:
    • We will no longer be able to offer a multi-driver discount for multiple drivers within the same family
    • Members will need to plan ahead and allow 5 business days for Membership purchases to be processed.
    • Profiles must be created for each driver, and will be managed by the Primary Member.
    • We will no longer be able to offer Classified Ad capability from the PKRA web site.
    • We will enable the use of Amex for an additional 1% cost to PKRA.
    • We will enable kart number reservations by person and class (shared within a family).
    • We plan to turn this on for Memberships June 1 and for Race Entry July 1.
    • See the meeting minutes and our MotorsportReg page for more specifics.
  • We will charge $10 for RV camping along the north fence, $10 for overnight trailer parking, and $25 for race day use of 30/50 amp hookups.  Payment can be made at practice or race day as applicable.  PKRA is not providing security for equipment left overnight and is therefore not assuming any risk.
  • Discussion of price increases deferred due to lack of time.

Summer Race #3 Results and Summer Points through Race #3  have been posted.  Reports any issues to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We continue to solicit volunteers to help out at the track.  The next organized work day is scheduled for Sat June 15 from 6:00am-8:30am, but you can come at other times if that is more convenient for you.  Please contact Cindy Lacotta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

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.

 
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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
  • Long Hair must be adequately restained (tucking into race suit insuffiecient)

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.

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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: