PKRA Racing Classes

The following is a list of the current classes being raced at PKRA.

 
ClassAge Champ
Points?
EngineFuelSpec OilWeight
(lbs)
Spec TireRule Base
Kid Kart GX50 5-7     Honda GX50 
Comer C-51
VP110 N/A 160 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6 Per HPD Rules
Gear: F16:R89
LO206 Junior 1 8-11  YES Briggs LO206 VP110 N/A 235 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6 Per IKF Rules. 
Blue slide required.
LO206 Junior 2 12-15  YES Briggs LO206 VP110 N/A 315* Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/6.0 Per IKF Rules.
(Based on Briggs Rules)
LO206 Senior 16+  YES Briggs LO206 VP110 N/A 360 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/6.0 Per IKF Rules.
(Based on Briggs Rules)
LO206 Masters 40+ Briggs LO206 VP110 N/A 380 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/6.0 Per IKF Rules, Except weight
(Based on Briggs Rules)
TAG 100 Junior 2 * 13-15 Air Cooled 100cc 2-Cycle, Restricted
Air Box Required
VP110 Motul Kart GP 2T  330 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF and Engine Mfg Rules
Restricted Exhaust
    KA100 Jr 2 13-15     IAME KA100, Restricted VP110 Motul Kart GP 2T 330 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF & SKUSA KA100 Rules.
22mm Exhaust
    VLR 100cc Jr 2 13-15     Vortex ROK VLR 100cc, Restricted VP110 Motul Kart GP 2T 330 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF & Vortex Rules.
Restricted Exhaust
TAG 100 Senior * 16+ Air Cooled 100cc 2-Cycle
Air Box Required
VP110 Motul Kart GP 2T 360 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF and Engine Mfg Rules

    KA100 Sr 16+     IAME KA100 VP110 Motul Kart GP 2T 360 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF & SKUSA KA100 Rules.
 
    VLR 100cc 16+     Vortex ROK VLR 100cc VP110 Motul Kart GP 2T 360 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF & Vortex Rules.


CLASSES WITH LIMITED RACE PARTICIPATION   
         
World Formula Jr. II
"Limited" **
12-15 Briggs World Formula Jr. VP110 N/A 325* Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/6.0 Per IKF Rules Except Blue Ignition and Optional Clutch **
World Formula Senior
"Limited" **
16+ Through Summer 2018 Briggs World Formula VP110 N/A 365 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/6.0 Per IKF Rules, Except Blue Ignition and Optional Clutch **
World Formula Masters
"Limited" **
40+ Briggs World Formula VP110 N/A 400 Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6/6.0 Per IKF RulesExcept Blue Ignition and Optional Clutch **
TAG CADET MICRO 7-10 Mixed engines;  Air Box Required flexible Evinco Blue 'H' 4.6 Per IKF TAG Cadet Rules
    SKUSA Micro Swift   7-10      IAME Mini Swift with Micro Header Motul Kart GP 2T 225
    Rotax Micro Max   7-10    Rotax Micro
TAG CADET MINI 9-13 Mixed engines;  Air Box Required           
    SKUSA Mini Swift   9-13    IAME Mini Swift Motol Kart GP 2T 245
    Vortex Mini ROK   9-13    Vortex Mini ROK 245
    Rotax Mini Max   9-12    Rotax Mini Rotax XPS Oil 235    
TAG 125 Junior 12-15 Mixed engines;  Air Box Required flexible 320 Evinco Red 'M' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF TAG Junior Rules
    SKUSA X30 Junior  12-15    X30 + 29mm factory exhaust restr. Motul Kart GP 2T 320
    Vortex ROK TT Jr.  12-15 320
TAG 125 Senior 16+ Mixed Engines;  Air Box Required VP110 Motul Kart
GP 2T
370 Evinco Red 'M' or Blue 'H' 4.6/7.1 Per IKF TAG Senior Rules.
Shifter 125
    S2 15+ Honda CR125 - Air Box Required VP C-12 Motul Kart
GP 2T
385 Evinco Red 'M' 4.6/7.1 Per SKUSA S2 Rules.
    S4 30+ Honda CR125 - Air Box Required VP C-12 Motul Kart
GP 2T
405 Evinco Red 'M' 4.6/7.1 Per SKUSA S4 Rules.
    S5 12-15 Honda CR125 - Air Box Required VP C-12 Motul Kart
GP 2T
340 Evinco Red 'M' 4.6/7.1 Per SKUSA S5 Rules.
 

* The Air Cooled 100cc 2-cycle classes are new at PKRA.  Details may be adjusted as we get experience

** World Formula "Limited" PKRA local classes allow running a Blue Ignition and allow any Drum/Can clutch (as with LO206 rules).  All other IKF World Formula rules are followed.

Minor Age Rules:  

  • Drivers that become 8, 12, or 16 during the calendar year (aka competition age), have the option to move to the next higher class at any time during that calendar year (aka option year).  
  • Once a driver moves up to the next higher age class in any event cannot move back down to any other lower age class.
  • Parents may pettition to get a waiver to move up early.  IKF must approve the pettition, but the process starts by making a request to the board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Kid Karts must not be on the track with any other classes.  Junior 1's may be on the track with Junior 2's, but no other classes.

Please direct any questions to our Technical director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  • Kid Kart
  • Briggs LO206
  • World Formula
  • 100cc TAG
  • TAG
  • Shifter
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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.

 
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LO206

Briggs LO206

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.  This entry level 4-cycle 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.  

 
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WF C

World Formula

Briggs and Stratton World Formula 4-cycle is a step up from LO206.  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.

 
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100cc TaG

100cc TaG is the smaller Air Cooled cousin of the 125cc TAG. This isn't your Dad's KT100 - these newer engines are designed for reliability and low maintenance.  Their more modest power (22Hp) vs 125cc TaG (30 something Hp) makes them a good choice for the less experienced driver, but are a step up from the 4-cycle engines.  Another factor in the affordability of this class is the use of the same tire compound as the 4-cycle class, which wears less than the softer tires in the 125cc TAG class. This class is new to PKRA, but it is gaining popularity elsewhere, and is expected to become  a sizable class here in the near future.

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TaG

TaG takes it's name from the "Touch and Go" electric starter, but the fun comes from the greater horsepower of these 125cc high revving 2-cycles, matched with the grip of the softer compuound tires.  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 cooled 100cc motors;  however, which reduce cost over these higher horsepower 125cc cousins.

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Shifter

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.  While there are quite a few local owners of shifters, racing has been sporadic .

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Personal Safety Equipment Required for Karting

  • Full-Face Racing Helmet - up to one certification cycle older than current
  • 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.