PKRA News and Announcements

For Summer Race #2, we will be starting an hour earlier than for Race #1

  • 2:00 Gates Open
  • 3:00 Pre-Tech/Registration Opens
  • 4:00 Practice Begins
  • 4:30 Registration Closes

Pre-registration for the April 27 race is open through Friday April 26 at 9:00pm.  
If you have any issues, please contact
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well prior to the close of registration.  Note that every single person who contacted us through webmaster@pkra prior to registration closing were able to successfully register on time, but none of those who contacted us after registration closed were able to make the deadline.

Meeting Minutes for the April 8 Open Board Meeting have been published (Log In to View).  Highlights are as follows:

  • The board tentatively agreed on a price structure for camping and electrical hookups, and the final decision will be made at the May 13 meeting
    • RV Camping along North fence - $10
    • 30Amp hookups – (but can’t use for overnight camping) $25/day – includes overnight
    • Overnight trailer parking $10
    • All at owner’s risk -  PKRA will not have personnell onsite.
  • The board is considering raising rates, and would like input.  We have not raised rates in some time, and there will be significant capital expenditures required.  Please provide input to President@pkra or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There will be more discussion at the May 13 meeting.
  • IKF is changing the rule for transponder location to put it on the back of the seat.  PKRA will likely implement the change for the Winter season.  Remember that PKRA requires neck braces for all classes, despite the IKF change to make them optional for adult classes.
  • Summer Hours (early weekend / split Saturday practice sessions) will begin in May
  • We will have 2 or 3 board openings in August and are looking for members who are willng to help the club:
    • President:  Paul will be stepping down August 2019
    • Treasurer:  Looking for someone who has time to devote to this
    • Secretary/Web/Membership/Points:  Bill Scheets' term is up in August, 2019.  Bill will run again for one more term, but someone is needed prior to Aug 2021.
    • 'Richie Underwood’s term will expire August, 2019, and he will not be running for another term.
    • Casey Rogalski’s term will expire August, 2019, and he has not decided whether he will be running for another term.

Until further notice, we will be open for practice on Fridays, beginning at 5:00PM

Summer Race #1 Results and Summer Points through Race #1  have been posted.  Reports any issues to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
Thanks for bearing with us through the transponder problem - one set of transponders didn't charge due to a frayed cable.

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.
PKRA Racing
A Modern Sprint Karting Club with Multiple Layout Options

PKRA is inside a park that closes at 10 PM and prohibits overnight camping. Overnight camping is available next to the park at Victory Lane for $25 per night.

  • Multiple Layout Options
  • Multiple Age Categories
  • Experienced Race Directors
  • Food Concessions Available
  • Free Spectator Entry

To join our club, and start enjoying the benefits of membership, please visit the following link.

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Racing Flags

Safety is always important, and all PKRA drivers should be well versed on the racing flags. Please review this document prior to competing at PKRA. This will help both you as a competitor, and the PKRA Race Staff run a smooth event.

 

 

 

 

Live Timing

 

Live Timing is functioning and available for future PKRA Club Races.  The addition of Live Timing adds to the entertainment value and excitement of the event.  It is also extremely beneficial for use during the new 8 minute open qualifying sessions.  To view the Live Timing, you will need a smartphone or laptop with an internet connection, and either the Race-Monitor Application or Race Hero.  

Race-Monitor is available at www.race-monitor.com.  Race-Monitor runs on Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac Computers, and Windows Computers.  You will find PKRA races listed in the directory.

RaceHero is also available as an Apple iOS or Androd app, or through the web at racehero.io/orgs/PKRA

 

Race Pricing Table

 Pre-Registration:
   Pre-Registration opens the Sunday before the race.
   Winter Sunday Day Races:  Pre-Registration closes Saturday noon
   Summer Saturday Night Races:  Pre-Registration closes Friday 9:00PM

 

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Discount
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Class



Race Pre-Entry

$90.00 $55.00 $55.00 ($25) ($25)     

Race On-Site Entry

$105.00 $70.00 $70.00 ($20) ($25)  

Adult Pit Pass

$10.00 $10.00 $10.00      

Child Pit Pass
(2-10yrs - Under 2 Free)

$5.00 $5.00 $5.00      

Front Row Spot
(Per Race)

$20.00 $20.00 $20.00      

Front Row Spot
(Purchased w/Membership)

N/A $0.00 $0.00      

Racing Schedule
Enhance Your Karting with wheel to wheel Competition
The Summer 2019 Championship is a 10 race series with 2 drops.

For the summer season, we are continuing with a Qualifying format, with one Heat and a Main.  Qualifying is an open qualifying session (about 7 minutes).

Race #Race DateTrack Layout
Summer 1 Apr 13, 2019 Two Straights CW - Surfer's Classic
Summer 2 Apr 27, 2019 Full Track CW
Summer 3 May 11, 2019 Short Track CW
Summer 4 May 25, 2019 Vintage Two Straights CW *
Summer 5 Jun 8, 2019 Full Track CCW
Summer 6 Jun 22, 2019 Two Straights CCW
Summer 7 Jul 13, 2019 Vintage CCW *
Summer 8 Aug 17, 2019 Vintage CW *
Summer 9 Sep 14, 2019 Short Track CCW
Summer 10 Sep 28, 2019 Full Track CW
Rain Date Oct 5, 2019 Configuration of canceled race

* Shifters will always race the extended, non-Vintage configuration.  Shifters can come to practice in that configuration, particularly Saturday and Sunday mornings.

 

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Saturday Schedule

Saturday Race Schedule
Time Session
 2:00PM Gates Open
 3:00PM Registration Opens
Pre-Tech Opens
 4:00PM Practice Starts
 4:30PM Registration Closes
5 min after
practice 
Drivers Meeting - Required 
  Qualifying, starting with Kid Karts
  Heat, starting with Kid Karts
  Dinner Break
  Mains, starting with Kid Karts
   
Schedule Depends on number of classes/group.  Delays are possible

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.

Transponders Required for Racing

MyLaps transponders are required for all karts participating in races.  You can use your own, or rent one from PKRA.  

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The old AMB TransX 160 transponders work well, but are no longer manufactured.  
These are the type the club rents, and you'll need a bracket like this installed on your kart:

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  The new X2 transponders require a subscription (1, 2 or 5 years) and use a different bracket.

 

Per 2018 IKF rules, the leading edge of the transponder must be mounted back from the top of the kingpin at least 12 inches.  IKF is changing the rule for transponder location to put it on the back of the seat, with the bottom 25cm from the ground, +/- 5cm.  PKRA will likely implement this change for the Winter season. 
During Qualifying sessions, if a rented transponder fails, you'll be allowed to re-qualify, but not if your own transponder fails or you forgot to put one on.