CKI CHANGES EVENT LOCATION FROM RENO TO PHOENIX FOR ROUND 2
“Same weekend, different venue for North American karters”
Tempe, AZ – April 6, 2010 – Looking out for the best interest of the Karter, CKI has made the decision to move the Grand Prix of Reno South to the PKRA facility near Phoenix, Arizona for Round 2 of its WSK North American Series. The newly named Grand Prix of Phoenix will still take place on May 14th – 16th at the newly repaved Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) track, one of the finest karting facilities that North America has to offer.
“We are happy that track officials and the board of directors at the PKRA facility have opened their arms and welcomed us to the Phoenix facility,” stated CKI Director of Operations Kevin Williams. “The harsh winter weather was not kind to some of the parking lots that were going to make up part of the race track at the Grand Sierra Resort and with only five weeks of preparation time before the event, we feel it was in our best interest to switch locations.”
“The Grand Sierra Resort has been nothing but a pleasure to deal with and are willing to make the necessary fixes to the parking lots,” stated CKI’s Randy Kugler. “The Reno track looked to be a fantastic layout that would have provided us with some great racing but with the instability of new asphalt, we felt it was better to change locations to an already proved facility.”
The PKRA track was repaved earlier this season and has been the host of multiple events already in 2010. The PKRA facility is twelve corner member owned track that is nearly ¾ of a mile long with the longest straightaway nearing five hundred feet. PKRA is located in the Adobe Dam Park and Recreation area and is open year round. More information on PKRA can be found online at www.PKRA.com
“PKRA welcomes CKI to Phoenix.” Stated PKRA President, Pete Boyle, “To have an event at the high level that CKI consistently promotes is an honor for PKRA to host, and creates much excitement in the Karting community.”
Also specific to the Phoenix Event, CKI will be offering a Local Option Class, KPV1 for Sportsman Age Drivers. A Class which is synonymous with the region, offering KPV1 continues CKI’s commitment to Regional Racing.
Williams added, “PKRA has provided some great racing drivers and some great racing action. With plenty of passing zones and a mix of high, medium and low speed corners, the racing action will be phenomenal, and CKI is thrilled to bring its program to Phoenix.”
The WSK North American Series by CKI begins its six event 2010 National Schedule offering Categories such as Comer Cadet, Mini Max, Leopard Junior, TaG Senior, KF3 and KF2. For entry forms and more information, visit http://www.ChampionshipKartRacing.com.