Featured PKRA Classes
- Kid Kart
- Briggs LO206
- World Formula
- 2-Cycle TAG
Kid Kart Honda
The new Honda GX50 engine has taken the USA Kid Kart category by storm. The engine has a low entry price, and a predicted 100+ hours of reliable operation. The engine is sealed direct from Honda, with no internal modifications allowed, providing a fair playing field so racers can focus on driving improvement instead of buying more horsepower.
The Briggs LO206 engine currently represents the greatest number of race entries at PKRA, in Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior, and Masters classes, and is very popular in national race series. It is popular for it's low cost of ownership. The sealed block achieves parity without costly blueprinting. The engine has proved to be very reliable, and even short block replacement at end of life is very affordable. Tire life is also very good. Yet at this low price point, the racing is always close, with lots of passing.
Briggs and Stratton World Formula is alive and well at PKRA. We run a limited class using the Blue Coil which allows for more aggressive gearing and which also appears to have made this engine significantly more reliable. With 30% more power than the LO206, it's a good choice for those who want a little more without breaking the bank.
TaG takes it's name from the "Touch and Go" electric starter, but the fun comes from the greater horsepower of these high revving 2-cycles. The only thing faster are the shifters. There are several popular engine brands being used in national series, with classes from age 8 on. Racing has been sporadic as of late at PKRA, with many opting for less costly 4-cycles. There appears to be interest in the air colled 100cc motors; however, which reduce cost over their higher horsepower 125cc cousins.
PKRA has fostered some of the Nations Top Shifter Kart Pilots. Shifter Karts are exciting, and action packed. If you are familiar with motocross bikes, you will be right at home working with the Stock Honda CR125 engines utilized in this category today. CR125 Engines provide an economical engine for this category, and class growth is back on the rise.