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Reg opens on site Friday at 3PM

Round 2 - Buttonwillow (Reverse) April 20-21, 2024
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 Lerdo Highway
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
(661) 764-5333
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Please contact the facility for Kart Track hours.  No Friday practice.

California ProKart Challenge

Second Stop for California ProKart Challenge On Docket
Friday, 12 April 2024 09:03

A last to first performance for Ethan Lampe in KA100 Senior at the season opener (Photo: Spencer Russell – photosbysmr1)

The 20th season of the California ProKart Challenge will continue on the April 20-21 weekend with a return to the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The Superkarts! USA flagship regional series kicked off the 2024 season in March with its first visit to the Buttonwillow, California facility and will make another trip for the second round of the championship. This time, competitors will contest the 11-turn, 7/10-mile circuit in the clockwise direction.

Over 30 drivers battled in the KA100 Senior by P1 Engines division as 2023 series champion Ethan Lampe was able to go from last to first in an amazing performance to grab the victory. Despite the run, he sits seventh in the points after the opening round – with Jackson Menchu leading the standings ahead of 2023 Junior champion Keagan Kaminski and Alexander Gonzalez. Payton Westcott enjoyed her first series victory in the KA100 Junior by SuperSpeed Bearings class. She leads the standings ahead of Dean Pedersen and Matthew Cagle after 23 drivers contested the opening round.
California ProKart Challenge Opens 2024 Championship Chase
Thursday, 28 March 2024 15:03

(Photo: Spencer Russell – photosbysmr1)

The 2024 California ProKart Challenge hosted the first event of the season on March 23-24 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in central California. Weather was a key factor on the weekend in Buttonwillow with rain threatening the opening round action of the 2024 championship program. The staff, teams and competitors worked together to push through the event schedule to avoid heavy rain toward the end of the main events, nearly getting every race in before the precipitation began falling heavily.
Season 20 for the California ProKart Challenge
Saturday, 16 March 2024 14:44
The California ProKart Challenge was established with a gathering of karters in 2005 led by kart shop owners and enthusiastic racers in the Southern California region. The program was led by Tom Kutscher, who would later become owner of Superkarts! USA in 2006. The California PKC became the flagship regional program for the organization and is now set to celebrate its 20th season.

“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Patti and I started this journey,” shared a contemplative owner and principal Tom Kutscher. “This business has had its share of highs and lows for sure, but I’m really hoping we will see a positive turnaround in Southern California karting with the opening of K1 Circuit later in the season. I can’t wait!”

The 2024 PKC racing program begins on March 23-24 with a trip to the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California. The opening round is slated for the national circuit in the counter-clockwise direction, including the popular ‘Spa’ and ‘Le Mans’ section of the track affectionately known as ‘the kink’, which produces some exciting finishes.
California ProKart Challenge Concludes 2023 Season at Adams Motorsports Park
Wednesday, 04 October 2023 13:08

(Photo: Spencer Russell – photosbysmr1)

The 2023 California ProKart Challenge came to a close on the September 22-24 weekend with the final two rounds contested at the Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA. This was a revised series finale for the 19th championship season when Hurricane Hilary forced Round Five in August to be combined with Round Six. The new three-day weekend avoided weather issues, with perfect racing conditions for the drivers wrapping up the 2023 championship program.
California ProKart Challenge to Close Out 2023 Season at Adams Motorsports Park
Monday, 18 September 2023 14:49

Keagan Kaminski is among the championship contenders hoping to lock in titles at the California ProKart Challenge series finale at Adams Motorsports Park (Photo: Spencer Russell – photosbysmr1)

The second half of the 2023 California ProKart Challenge was revised due to the arrival of Hurricane Hilary. The fourth stop of the Superkarts! USA regional series in August was scheduled to be a double-round weekend, hosting Rounds Four and Five. Due to the weather issues, Round Five was moved to the upcoming series finale weekend on September 22-24 at the Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, California.

The change for the California ProKart Challenge finale weekend at the Adams Motorsports Park will feature three days of action. Five rounds of practice will be offered on Friday, September 22. Saturday will host Round Five of racing, including warm-up, qualifying, Pre-Final and Final. Sunday is a duplicate format to contest the sixth and final round of the California ProKart Challenge, including the race-day podium presentation – and new for the series – the 2023 championship podiums.

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