PKRA News

PKRA Rules School

June 14th, 2021|

Hello PKRA Racers,

At the last driver’s meeting, I noted how much our club has been growing and how many more entries we’ve been having at every race.  And, while that is very exciting and we love it– there are also additional challenges it presents.

I have several instances at every race where it is clear that our racers (and their parents) do not know or fully understand the rules and raceday procedures.

To help ameliorate this, I am hosting two “Rule School” zoom meeting next week, before Race #4.  They will be on Wednesday and Thursday at 6-8pm meeting links are below).  They will be identical sessions– just pick the day which works best for you.  These sessions will go over some of the more common “not-understood” rules and procedures, and will also explain what the officiating staff is looking for and ruling on during the races.  I highly recommend this for all of our Junior 1 Novice racers and any of our newer Junior 2 racers, as well as anyone in any of our classes that is new to racing at PKRA.

These sessions do not take the place of reading the rulebook, but I hope this will help anyone new(ish) to […]

Awards Banquet

March 10th, 2021|

Sat Apr 3, 2021

Tickets Available Online through Apr 2

  • Adults (Age 14+)     $20  ($25 at the door – Cash Only)
  • Children (Age 5-13) $10 ($15 at the door – Cash Only)
  • 10:00 AM Admission available at the Zoo
  • 1:00 PM.  Buffet meal provided, cash bar.
  • Trophies will be distributed for Championship Classes
  • Frequent Kid Kart Participants that plan to attend the banquet will recive trophies
  • Drawings for Age specific (Adult / Child) prizes for all attendees, including sponsor donated kart parts, gift certificates, toys.
  • Drawings for Silver Membership, Bronze Membership and Front Row Pit Spot

You’ll be placed on the list;  you won’t receive physical tickets.

Phoenix Zoo
C. W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center
455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Feb 2021 Board meeting

February 11th, 2021|

The Feb 8, 2021 Open Board Meeting Minutes have been published.

Highlights include 
  1. Race Day Operations 
  2. Practice  
  3. Finance 
  4. Insurance
  5. Track Lighting Project
  6. Banquet (on agenda but not covered during meeting)
  7. Summer Season 2021 Dates
    • In addition, we are proposing to hold a double header race on Memorial Day Weekend.
    • The MMD weekend race would not be part of the summer series

Jan 2021 Board meeting

February 2nd, 2021|

The Jan 11, 2021 Open Board Meeting Minutes have been published.

Highlights include 
    1. Race Day Operations
      ● JR1 Changes
      ● COVID-19 Updates
    2. Finance (as of 12/09/2020)
      ● Checking $132,000
    3. Project Status Review
      1. Observation towers- Waiting for City Permits.
      2. Lighting- All submitted proposals were reviewed by an independent consultant, and we received his recommendation
      3. County/Lease, Kid Start Lights, New Results Board
    4. Banquet

Dec 2020 Board meeting

January 11th, 2021|

The Dec 14, 2020 Open Board Meeting Minutes have been published.

Highlights include 
    • Race Day Operations
      ● Covid Concerns:
      ● Start procedure
    • Finance (as of 12/09/2020)
      ● Checking $115,000
    • Project Status Review
      1. Observation towers- finalizing permits for concrete pad pour
      2. Lighting- Four designs have been submitted for review
      3. County/Lease
      ● New lease approved at the December 9 County Meeting, effective
      January 1
    • COTA Race in January
    • Showdown Racing

Announcements: Changes to Winter Racing Season, Winter Practice

October 28th, 2020|

Winter Practice Hours

We will switch to winter weekend practice hours on November 1:  9-5 on Saturday & Sunday except for Sundays that Super Moto runs (or that we have races).  See the calendar for specific days to avoid disappointment.

Winter Racing Season Changes

A number of changes have been made for the 2021 Winter Racing Season:

  • Tag100 will run the longer wearing R70 compound.
  • LO206 Jr 1 minimum weight will be raised to 245 lbs
  • LO206 Jr 1 must use the more restrictive green slide
  • The winter schedule has been posted

Sept 2020 Board meeting

September 21st, 2020|

The Sept 14 Open Board Meeting Minutes have been published.

7 proposals were made for changes to the upcoming Winter season. 

    • Senior Age
    • Defining age groups across categories
    • Age Waiver procedures
    • Time Penalties
    • Junior 1 206 weights and slides
    • Format of racing for Winter Season
    • Racing Season Schedule
    • Tire compound for Tag classes

Board Election Results

August 4th, 2020|

PKRA Board of Directors Election Results

The election is complete, with 58% of the membership voting.  The top 4 will take 2 year terms, while the 5th will take a 1 year term.  They will officially take office at the Aug 10 annual club meeting.  The board will elect the officers (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary) at that Aug 10 meeting.

  1. Bernie Lacotta – Re-elected to a 2 year term
  2. Micah Hendricks – Elected to a 2 year term
  3. Curtis Ruth– Elected to a 2 year term
  4. Cindy Lacotta – Re-elected to a 2 year term
  5. Jon Lassak – Elected to a 1 year term