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Pit Spots and Tents – Planning and Reservations for this year’s SKUSA SpringNationals at PKRA

Reserving Your Pit Spot

As always, the toughest part for the SKUSA staff in organizing large events each year is laying out and fitting everyone into the pits!

This year is no different, as our 3-day SpringNationals event at Phoenix Kart Racing Association circuit in Glendale, AZ will likely see the largest participation yet for a Pro Tour weekend! ALL RACERS or TEAM OWNERS can do their part now by reserving the space they will need (as well as encouraging all drivers to get pre-registered for the event – before their classes cap out at 40)!

If you know EXACTLY how much space you will need for your pit spot, please fax – or email – a complete drawing to the SKUSA office ASAP. The fax number is 951-491-0809 and email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . What to include on your pit request is described below. It’s a good idea to call after you send a fax, to make sure your request was received and is complete. Our phone number is 951-491-0808. Emailed pit requests will be replied to with a confirmation upon receipt.

The price of all pit spots will be $.30/SF for the first 3 rows, and $.20/SF for the 4th row. The paddock area will be rows of pit spots 12’W x 40’D, so your drawing should reflect multiples of these areas. Please also specify your top 3 choices for the pit spots you prefer (i.e., 23-27, 133-136, etc), based on the pit map posted HERE.

NOTE: The event sponsors will receive priority pit spot placement, so be sure to note on your pit request if you are a sponsor, or if send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you’d like information on becoming one.

Here are the items to include on your pit request drawing:
  • Full layout – with dimensions in feet – of your total pit area. PLEASE BE EXACT, AND DO NOT REQUEST MORE SPACE THAN YOU TRULY NEED. You will likely NOT be able to add space when you arrive.
  • Include exactly where tents will go, trailers, E-Z ups, VIP area, etc. NOTE: Toy Haulers are allowed, but NO RV’s will be parked on site, and there is no overnight camping in the pits. See more info below.
  • Be sure to include space for trailer tongue and doors. Fire lanes must be kept clear.
  • Include a team name and a list of the drivers that will be pitting in the spot. NOTE: All drivers MUST be registered for the race before SKUSA will confirm your pit spot. In the event that there are multiple teams in one pit area, a designated team manager/ representative must be named as the person responsible for tent and trailer placement. We will NOT pit teams unless and until ALL trailers are present.
  • Teams that want to be pitted next to our near each other MUST submit their pit requests at the same time – preferably on the same drawing.
  • Include your contact name and best daytime contact info (phone and email).
  • Tell us whether or not you’ll be renting a tent, bringing your own, or both. See below for vendor info.
  • NO passenger vehicles will be allowed in the pits, so please do not include them in your pit layout.
We will be in touch within 24-48 hours to confirm that each pit spot reservation submitted has been received. Then we will secure payment with you when we have you placed on the pit map.


The EXCLUSIVE rental tent vendor for this event will be ARIZONA RENTALS. You can reach them at 602-944-5561 to get tent options, pricing and to make arrangements. Their estimated tent price is approx. $.85/SF for tent canopies, and approx. $1/LF for walls. They also offer other rental items such as tables, chairs, food service items, and heating/cooling equipment. An add’l fee for set-up and/or permits may be required by the tent company, so talk directly to them about your tent needs. NOTE: You will want to confirm your pit space with the SKUSA office prior to finalizing your tent rental, although it’s a good idea to check tent availability and pricing right away in order to submit the most accurate pit layout.

Additional PKRA Pit Rules
There is no staking of tents into asphalt allowed, and no draining of kart fluids, including fuel, onto the asphalt. 

No On-Site Camping

Unfortunately, due to flood zone restrictions in the area, there will be no RVs in the pits and NO overnight camping allowed for this event. Contact the SKUSA office at 951-491-0808 if you want information about parking an RV inside the gates during the day, and then camping off-site at night. Otherwise, SKUSA has arranged a great price at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix/Happy Valley as the event’s HOST HOTEL. Click HERE for pricing and room reservation information. Toy Haulers will be allowed in the pits, but only for working out of during daytime hours. NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING IN THE PITS.

Strict Fire Codes

SKUSA has strict rules regarding fire extinguishers and fuel for this event. See SKUSA Rulebook section regarding fire extinguishers, and note that NO fuel is allowed to be brought into this event (except by SKUSA, and no more than 5 gallons of generator fuel per trailer). All fuel will need to be pre-ordered or pre-purchased from SKUSA by Sunday, April 26th to guarantee sufficient supplies on site. All trailers will be inspected prior to pit placement to assure compliance.


Pit move-in will begin on Thursday, 4/30 at 7:00am and must be completed by the end of the day, as practice starts Friday morning 5/1 at approx. 8:30am. Some teams may arrange to park earlier, if in town for testing or racing the weekend prior. Please add a note to your pit request if you would like more information and/or to make arrangements to pit prior to 4/30.
Move out will begin Sunday night 5/3, after the final podium presentation (approx. 6pm). All trailers will need to be out of the pits by end of day Monday, 5/4. Tent install begins Wed, 4/29 (except for tents set-up earlier for the previous weekend’s event). Tent tear-down: Monday, 5/4.

Trailer Storage

If you have a trailer that will be used for transporting karts and equipment only, and does not need to be parked inside of the pit area, there will be a $25 fee to store it in a secured outer lot of this facility. Please add that note to your pit spot request to give SKUSA advanced notice.

See you in Phoenix!

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 14:45