Phoenix Kart Racing Association

Phoenix Kart Racing Association

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Hello karters! I am considering getting into karting and I have been advised to start with a LO206 or TAG kart. It seems that the TAG has more maintenance that I want to deal with at the early stages so Iโ€™m leaning towards a LO206. I wanted to get some feedback about going for the VLR emerald chassis or the Birel ART? Any opinions? Thank you!!!
The Track is awesome. The Girls all had a blast today..
I don't have a kart currently. I am looking to come to a couple practice sessions or races just to check out the track and the environment. Are certain practice days busier or better than others to stop by and check out the action?
Thank you everyone for the messages checking in on Riley. We are heading home from PCH, they have cleared her, and we just need to monitor at home. As scary as this was, she is eager to get back on the track. We are thankful to God, and to everyone for the thoughts, and prayers.
Super happy to announce the inaugural PKRA Endurance Race!

This will be Memorial Day weekend May 29th.
Hosted by Phoenix Kart Racing Association running the Clockwise Short configuration.
Teams of 1-4.

This will be a fun event and really looking forward to seeing it happen.

Rulebook is attached, if you have any questions just comment or send me a message.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQdSgZrNSh75RQphqzJ3KK10tJOhpaWzDGaF8NPsqgnCywqo6L9Wtg4N1sx6F5FzQBgblVmM35wNXGF/pub?fbclid=IwAR1Lb4XmAKbuwI0G3nA4_Lq30OrMIJdAlbPW-xcVWCwygKZKbEMgAGETOPQ
PKRA Race 10, October 17th. The 2020 Surfers Classic is ON !!
Meet your new 2020 Mini Swift #1 National Champion!!! So freaking happy for this dude, he killed all 6 rounds of SKUSA PRO TOUR!! Bring home the #1 plate/title!! Many more pics to follow and special thank you to Super Ps sponsors at Aero Marketing and Ruthless Karting, Jason Altzman, Allison McKeever Altzman, Ryan Ruth Jenson Altzman, the entire Aero Marketing and Ruthless Karting family!! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†
Calendar says track practice tonight from 5-10. Is this confirmed? If so, see ya tonight! (Along with my brother too)
Thanks!
Here is some footage from the LO206 Jr 1 Heat race summer series #6

Is the track open this week for regularly weekly/nightly practice!? Thank you
Nice new red curbs
All the curbs on the entire track in red have been repainted. Nice and bright again. Iโ€™ll knock out the blue and white two more days

Club Mission Statement: To enrich the lives of its members by providing a unique practice and racing experience and by fostering friendship and fellowship within the community and member base.

Operating as usual

Racing Schedule 09/20/2021

Racing Schedule

Get ready for the Winter Race Season at PKRA. We are working on some sponsors for some great programs for the Championship classes. Look forward to some announcements coming soon.

2021/2022 Winter Series Championship Dates:

Winter 1 November 7, 2021
Winter 2 November 21, 2021
Winter 3 December 5, 2021
Winter 4 December 19, 2021
Winter 5 January 2, 2021
Winter 6 January 16, 2021
Winter 7 February 6, 2021
Winter 8 February 20, 2021
Winter 9 March 6, 2021
Winter 10 March 20, 2021
*Rain Date April 3, 2021

https://www.pkra.com/racing-schedule/

Racing Schedule 2021 Winter Race Schedule - PKRA Is Going Old School! Some will remember that PKRA started out by running races on the first and third weekend of the month. After many attempts to work the track schedule around other race events, and the holiday season, the PKRA board has determined that we owe it t...

What's new at PKRA...There are Signs Everywhere. 09/18/2021

What's new at PKRA...There are Signs Everywhere.

Check out the signs of Progress at PKRA...

What's new at PKRA...There are Signs Everywhere. This was just a fun video to show off some of the progress at the track such as resurfacing the track and all new lines painted some new lighting (it not don...

[09/10/21]   PRACTICE STARTS AT 3PM TOMORROW FOR RACE #8
3PM.
WE MOVED IT BACK TO ACCOMMODATE ANY HICCUPS INCURRED AND TO MAXIMIZE TRACK TIME.

Photos from Phoenix Kart Racing Association's post 08/23/2021

A big shout out to Brad Jacks ,David Hillburn and Lyn Grant for digging the holes and for helping with the final preparation / install of our new sign board๏ฟผโ€ฆ

08/22/2021

Heads Up !! The track will be closed this week; August 23/24/25 for track surface maintenance. There will be no practice on Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th. Expect to be open for practice on Thursday. Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates if required.

Heads Up !! The track will be closed this week; August 23/24/25 for track surface maintenance. There will be no practice on Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th. Expect to be open for practice on Thursday. Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates if required.

07/08/2021

Lighting project should be complete later today. Track will be open tonight as well as tomorrow morning additional hours.

Thursday. 6:30pm to 10PM
Friday 7:30AM to Noon
Friday 6:30PM to 10PM

Lighting project should be complete later today. Track will be open tonight as well as tomorrow morning additional hours.

Thursday. 6:30pm to 10PM
Friday 7:30AM to Noon
Friday 6:30PM to 10PM

Summer Series Round #1 this weekend 04/20/2021

Summer Series Round #1 this weekend

Summer Series Round #1 this weekend Summer Series Round #1 Summer Series kicks off this weekend Make sure to put these dates on your calendar for the Summer series. We are going to see some great racing once again fostering Fast, Fun, &

04/02/2021

Get ready Racers!!!

Pill draw for odd races and Qualifying for even races .

Get ready Racers!!!

Pill draw for odd races and Qualifying for even races .

Arizona MotorSports Park....Shifter on the Gas 3/28/2021 03/31/2021

Arizona MotorSports Park....Shifter on the Gas 3/28/2021

https://youtu.be/UqEvgOQPmvM
Some Shifter Action from AMP 3/28/2021

Arizona MotorSports Park....Shifter on the Gas 3/28/2021 This episode of RaceBumTV was brought to you by: KartBitch.com Makers of anything that your local Kart Super Store does not carry... Arizona Motorsports Pa...

1992, my second year in Karting at Phoenix PKRA, Michael McDowell's home track. 03/18/2021

1992, my second year in Karting at Phoenix PKRA, Michael McDowell's home track.

A little #throwbackthursday. Action out at PKRA back in 1992.

1992, my second year in Karting at Phoenix PKRA, Michael McDowell's home track. Practice with sticky tires on, The race I had to run YBN's a hared compound tire for Stock class, the competition didn't show up, so I had to race with a shi...

03/15/2021

Michael McDowell tearing it up at PKRA

Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell returns to his Valley roots 03/13/2021

Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell returns to his Valley roots

https://www.abc15.com/sports/daytona-500-winner-michael-mcdowell-returns-to-his-valley-roots

Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell returns to his Valley roots NASCAR's best return to the Valley this weekend, and for Michael McDowell, it's given him the opportunity to return to his roots amid his newfound fame. For him, life has come full circle.

Someone will be watching You... Whats new at PKRA. 03/12/2021

Someone will be watching You... Whats new at PKRA.

https://youtu.be/ojfgQ3KOlIs
We're Watching You...

Someone will be watching You... Whats new at PKRA. After several month of hard work we are proud to get a sneak peek of the new observations platform at PKRA..It took a lot of time and a bunch of hoops to jum...

Photos from Phoenix Kart Racing Association's post 03/12/2021

2021 Daytona 500 champion and Glendale native Michael McDowell is in the house! Sharing his story and driving laps with our junior karters tonight. Michael grew up karting here and itโ€™s great to see him back where his story all started.

(Photo credit: Phoenix Raceway)

03/08/2021

Anyone lose their bifocals at the track yesterday? If so, Bernie has them

Anyone lose their bifocals at the track yesterday? If so, Bernie has them

Winter Series Round #8 this weekend 03/04/2021

Winter Series Round #8 this weekend

Winter Series Round #8 this weekend Winter Series Round 8 Winter Series Round 8 this weekend Make sure to put these dates on your calendar for the upcoming Winter series. We are going to see some great racing once again fostering Fast,

ProAutoSports / Bondurant Track...Shifter Kart Racing at its Best 03/03/2021

ProAutoSports / Bondurant Track...Shifter Kart Racing at its Best

https://youtu.be/OJmgEqaHmF4
If you have a need for speed this is the track for YOU.

ProAutoSports / Bondurant Track...Shifter Kart Racing at its Best ProAutoSports was at wild Horse Pass for what I call the season opener because this was the first race of the 2021 season for shifters... We were able to rac...

The Coolidge Chronicles 1987 - Part One 03/01/2021

The Coolidge Chronicles 1987 - Part One

Vintage PKRA.

The Coolidge Chronicles 1987 - Part One Pre-Race testing at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association track.

02/20/2021

Race day #7 tomorrow.

Dont forget to preregister

Race day #7 tomorrow.

Dont forget to preregister

Photos from Phoenix Kart Racing Association's post 02/19/2021

A few of our local LO206 Jr2 drivers headed down to Musselman Honda Circuit for a fun Jam Session at a track that was new to all of them. Good times had by all. Now it is time to get ready for Race #7 this weekend at home.

ShowDown Racing 2020 Phoenix Kart Racing Association. 02/03/2021

ShowDown Racing 2020 Phoenix Kart Racing Association.

2020 ShowDown Racing LLC.

ShowDown Racing 2020 Phoenix Kart Racing Association. This was the Best Showdown Racing event so far to date with well over 100 Racers taking to the track in a two day race with six heats and just about 100 laps...

01/21/2021

PKRA welcomes competitors to a busy weekend at the track this week wishing them all good luck at our facility.

Challenge of the Americas gets underway this weekend as ROKKERS head to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for the opening two rounds of the 2021 championship program. Read up on who is set to battle in the 10 categories in Glendale, Arizona.

https://ekartingnews.com/2021/01/21/ekn-trackside-2021-challenge-of-the-americas-pkra/

#EKNatCOTA #COTA2021 #PKRA #LetsROK #ROKCupUSA #karting ROYCE & BAXTER gfckarting Rolison Performance Group Forward Direction Motorsports Compkart Acceleration Kart Racing RLV Tuned Exhaust Courtney Concepts Franklinkart Odenthal Racing Products Ron White Racing Ruthless Karting, LLC SwedeTech Italkart

12/23/2020

Updated 2021 Winter Schedule with track configuration changes.

Updated 2021 Winter Schedule with track configuration changes.

11/16/2020

Showdown Racing

Track and paddock photos from Sunday at the 4-Cycle Super Showdown at PKRA in Glendale, AZ.

11/14/2020

Super Showdown practice in the books.

[10/23/20]   The Winter Season is coming soon. Get ready.

Updates:

Jr 1. Green restrictor slide & #245 weight (#10 added)

Tag100 Jr / Tag100 Sr
Switch to Hoosier R70 tire compound for increased durability and cost savings.

09/25/2020

Are You Ready For A Great Day at PKRA

Who's Been out Practicing ?

08/26/2020

These were the class winners from Race #6. We look forward to Race #7 on September 12th.

08/25/2020

2019 Super SHOWDOWN LLC.... Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA)

Some highlight from the 2019 Super Show down at PKRA and this Years 2020 Showdown will be even Better.

The 2019 4 Cycle.. Super Showdown is now in the books..This is a very unique Kart race.. It is a two day event with 6 great races in total... Most classes ar...

08/20/2020

Finish Line Blogs

My photo gallery from the latest PKRA race held last Saturday.
http://pkra-summer-race-6.finishlineblogs.com/
https://www.finishlineblogs.com/
https://www.pkra.com/
https://www.pkra.com/official-race-results/

08/16/2020

Some LO206 Junior 1 Action From Race #6 at PKRA ...RaceBumTV

08/13/2020

REVISED RACEDAY TIMETABLE THIS WEEKEND DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FOR RACE 6!!!!!

3:00 Gates open

5:00 practice (Instead of 4pm)

6:00-6:30 Driver's Meeting and worker dinner

6:30 Qualification

10 minute worker break after Qualifying

Heat race (probably starting around 7:30-7:45)

10 minute worker break

Mains (hopefully starting no later than 8:45)

myemail.constantcontact.com 08/12/2020

PKRA Summer Series Race #6

Newsletter update for this weekend.

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08/06/2020

How to Get it Done... By Hey Curtis

The Kart Racing School of Go Fast & How to Pass....Persented by Innovative Karting/RaceBumTV

myemail.constantcontact.com 07/27/2020

PKRA Summer Series Race #5

Get ready to race this weekend. Don't forget to pre enter.

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Our Story

Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) is a non-profit member operated club established in 1982 for those interested in Go Karting. The club leases property from the Maricopa Park District on which the club maintains an outdoor asphalt track inside the Adobe Dam Park and Recreation Area. The track allows for multiple configurations of up to 3/4th of a mile in length and averages 25 feet in width. With 12 turns of various radii and over 500 feet of straight away, itโ€™s a constant challenge for both the novice and expert driver.

The track is primarily for those who own their own karts, though a separate vendor provides an arrive and drive kart rental service (please contact them directly prior to coming to the track to schedule time). The track is open to the public during regularly scheduled times, but members enjoy reduced rates and voting rights. PKRA operates under IKF Sprint Kart rules. See below for required safety equipment and local karting vendors.

Some are satisfied with the fun of driving during practice sessions. Others want the thrill of racing, and PKRA organizes club races about every other week, with two seasons of typically 10 races each, with Winter races on Sunday days and Summer races on Saturday nights. Unlike some indoor karting tracks where every session is a "race" and measurement is by time, these are formal races, with racing officials and results determined by finishing order. Competitive racing requires more comittment it terms of acheiving proficiency and kart maintenance. We would like new drivers to acheive lap times sufficient for them not to be lapped in a 10-15 lap race under normal conditions before entering races.

Many maintain their own karts, but local kart shops provide services that range from selling parts to fully maintaining karts, and even to storing and transporting your kart to the track.

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Are You Ready For A Great Day at PKRA
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2017 Summer Series Race #9
2017 Summer Series Race #9 Interviews
2017 Summer Series Race #8

Location

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22500 N 43rd Ave
Glendale, AZ
85310

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For more information, please visit our website www.pkra.com.
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