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Round 6 - Aug 12-13, 2011 – Shootout – Buttonwillow

Race Entry

Race pre-entries may be submitted at a new “packaged-price” discount through the ProKart Challenge ONLINE store. Our web-challenged friends may use our DOWNLOADABLE entry form.  If you have any questions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or call 951-491-0808 for assistance.  NOTE: If this is your first transaction through the online store, you have the option of clicking on the “Create New Account” link when prompted and complete the forms presented.  Then, for subsequent transactions, just enter the login ID and password you created to retrieve your stored entry profile.  SPECIAL NOTE: Login ID and password cannot contain blank spaces.

Pre-Entry – Enter Before the Cut-Off and Save!
The definition of a “PRE-ENTRY” is an entry received, with payment, at the ProKart Challenge office before midnight on the Wednesday prior to the event, and will qualify for the pre-entry pricing.  Entries after this cut-off will have to be submitted at the event (starting Friday morning) at walk-up pricing.  See pricing below.  All race pre-entries will be confirmed via email within 1 business day of receipt at the PKC/SKUSA home office.  If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, please call 951-491-0808 to confirm that your entry has been received and is in process.

Pre-Entry closes at Midnight on Wed, August 10th.  Anyone wanting to register for the race or Friday's practice after that time will have to sign-up at the track on Friday starting at 7:00am or Saturday starting at 6:30am.

Capped Entries - Enter Early - Don’t Miss Out!
All classes will have a maximum amount of 40 entries per race.  Entries received after a particular class is filled will be placed on a waiting list and held pending cancellation openings.  Entrants will be notified directly of any change in status or availability and offered entry on a first paid, first served basis

Entry Fees
(NOTE: see Online store for new $295 pricing for entry+tires combo.)

ALL CLASSES (active SKUSA membership required for race days):

  • $60 Practice Day - although those pre-registered drivers who are new to PKC/SKUSA or have not raced in 2 years with us will get FREE Friday practice for this event
  • $115 Pre-Entry Race Fees for 1st Class - $75 for 2nd Class
  • $150 Post-Entry / At Track Race Fees for 1st Class - $75 for 2nd Class
  • $20 Transponder Rental ( If you don't have your own )
  • $212+tax per set MG-SK practice or race tires (for all classes except TaG Cadet). These tires may be re-used from event to event. TaG Cadet practice or race tires (MG-HZ) are $203+tax. All tires can be picked up at the track or shipped ahead of time for $10 Shipping & Handling (flat fee per set - within continental US).
    Note: Race Tires MUST have the special PKC stamp to pass tech.
  • $60+tax  for 5gal can of VP MS98
  • $15+tax for 1L Oil Motul 2T Grand Prix
  • $75 SKUSA Annual Membership (must be current member)
  • $30 Reserved Pit Space
  • $50 Overnight Camping

Driver Age
If the driver is less than 18 years old, you must fax a copy of his/her birth certificate to (951) 491-0809 with the first entry of the season.  Be sure to check the Classes section of this site or sections 15.3 and 20.1.2 of the 2010-2011 SKUSA Rulebook for minimum age requirements of each class.

Venue Information

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 Lerdo Highway
Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Map And Directions ( Google Maps )

Overnight Parking and Camping
PKC has arranged for overnight parking of trailers, as well as overnight camping on site, starting Thursday afternoon, August 11th. Each reserved pit spot is $30; if you are camping overnight the spot is $50 as a flat fee for up to 3 total nights.  If you wish to reserve a pit spot for your trailer and/or an RV pit spot and camping for your RV/toy hauler, purchase them thru the online shopping kart, listing your top 3 choices for each spot (according to the pitmap). We will contact you to confirm your reservations and add you to the map.

Pit Vehicles
Although PKC prefers to disallow the use of motorized vehicles in order to avoid unnecessary accidents in the pits, this facility does allow motorized vehicles on their premises. However, PKC reserves the right to confiscate any vehicles, motorized or otherwise, that are being unsafely used anywhere on the kart track premises.
Pets On Premises
Dogs are allowed on the kart track premises, but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Air Boxes and Silencers
For all motos, the silencer is open spec and air boxes are not required at this event.

Reserved and Unreserved Pit Spaces
An unreserved pit space is included at no charge with your race entry.  However, the location of unreserved spaces is determined on a first arrive, first serve basis with no ability to choose a location or pit neighbor.  As a result, you could arrive at “dark-30″ on Friday morning and still be a football field from the pre-grid or worse yet, you can’t get to the event until Saturday.  Therefore, we have provided the ability to pre-reserve a pit space(s).  In this manner, you choose the space you want now and that space will be available whenever you arrive.  There is labor required to administrate pit space reservations, so a cost is involved.  However, you will hopefully view the nominal $30/space charge as well worth it.
Reservation Instructions
Team Managers with block requests or those that need an irregular sized pit space, should call (951) 491-0808.
Reserve your Pit Space now in the Online Store.

Spectator Tickets
1 and 2 day spectator passes are available through the online store and at the track throughout each event. These passes include pit access, thus enriching the spectator experience through up close contact with the drivers and crew. Prices are $15 for a 1-day pass and $20 for a 2-day pass. Kids 5 and under are FREE, but everyone must sign an insurance waiver.

NOTE: The Buttonwillow facility charges ALL attendees (drivers, crew, team owners, and spectators) a $10 GATE FEE at the front entrance to the property. This is in addition to the Pit Pass charges that PKC requires for their insurance at the kart track. Please inform your guests that they will have to pay a total of $25 for entrance to this event if arriving on Saturday, or a total of $30 if they arrive earlier.

Course Map For This Event - Layout #1 (CCW with the kink)

Tentative Event Schedule

Friday, August 12

7:00am Gates Open and Registration
7:30am-3:00pm Tire and Fuel Desks Open
9:00am-5:00pm Open Practice
Note: When warranted, PKC will split the Friday practice sessions into TaG, Shifter and Junior/Cadet groupings.

Saturday, August 13

6:30am -- Gates Open and Registration
7:00am –12:00 noon -- Tire and Fuel Desks Open

Practice -- 7 minute sessions 
7:30am TaG Junior
7:40am S1 & S2
7:50am TaG Master
8:00am S3 & G1
8:10am S4
8:20am TaG Senior
8:30am TaG Cadet
8:40am TaG Junior
8:50am S1 & S2
9:00am TaG Master
9:10am S3 & G1
9:20am S4
9:30am TaG Senior
9:40am TaG Cadet
9:55am -- Drivers’ Meeting
Qualify -- 7 minute sessions 
10:15am TaG Junior
10:25am S1 & S2
10:35am TaG Master
10:45am S3 & G1
10:55am S4
11:05am TaG Senior
11:15am TaG Cadet
Heat1 -- 10 Laps
11:30am TaG Junior
11:45am S1 & S2
12:00pm TaG Master
12:15pm S3 & G1
12:30pm S4
12:45pm TaG Senior
1:00pm TaG Cadet
Heat2 -- 10 Laps 
1:20pm TaG Junior
1:35pm S1 & S2
1:50pm TaG Master
2:05pm S3 & G1
2:20pm S4
2:35pm TaG Senior
2:50pm TaG Cadet

Main -- 20 Laps 
3:10pm TaG Junior
3:30pm S1 & S2
3:50pm TaG Master
4:10pm S3 & G1
4:30pm S4
4:50pm TaG Senior
5:10pm TaG Cadet (15 laps)
Podium Presentations and Raffle to Follow Tech Inspection

Hotel & Accommodations

ProKart Challenge has arranged special pricing at the following local motels for this event.
Be sure to say you are racing at BUTTONWILLOW RACEWAY to receive these discounted rates:
Motel 6 Central (formerly Red Roof Inn)
20645 Tracy Ave
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
661-764-5121 phone
661-764-5891 fax
Recently updated rooms are just $45.99 + tax for a single or double. They offer trailer parking, in-room fridge, microwave, coffee, free internet, pets allowed at N/C.
Super 8 Buttonwillow
20681 Tracy Ave
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
661-764-5117 phone
Rooms are just $50 + tax for a single or double, and include continental breakfast starting at 5:30am each morning. They also have in room fridge, micro, coffee and hair dryers.


Cancellation and Refund Policies
  • Event Fees - PKC will provide a full refund (less a 8% processing fee)  of paid event fees (entry, practice, pit passes, transponder rental, pit space reservation) for cancellations received on or before the applicable event day.  Rollovers allowed if used on the very next event only.
  • Undelivered Product - PKC will provide a full refund (less a 8% processing fee) of the purchase price of undelivered hard goods (race or practice tires, race or practice fuel)for cancelled orders received on or before the applicable event day.  Rollovers allowed if used on the very next event only.
  • Delivered Product - PKC will provide a full refund, less shipping (if applicable) and a 10% restocking fee, for delivered hard goods (practice tires) received back by PKC (in NEW condition) that are returned within a week of the cancelled event date. The customer is responsible for return shipping or delivery charges.
  • No Refunds Available - on SKUSA membership fees.
Pit Space Rules
  • Space reservations are on a first paid, first served basis
  • Unreserved spaces are on a first arrive, first served basis
  • All equipment must fit within your designated pit space. This includes: trailer; tents, karts, generators, pit carts, etc.
  • All vehicles (tow and otherwise) must be stored/parked in the participant parking area North of the pit area.
  • Motorhomes are prohibited in the main paddock and must be parked in the designated RV area. The only exception is trailers or vehicles used to store and transport karts (i.e., toy boxes, fun movers, etc.)
    NOTE: If you are camping on-site overnight, you will need to pay a $50 camping fee, either thru the online shopping kart, or at the track on Friday night.
  • Pit space move-in starts on the Thursday afternoon prior to an event.
  • PLAN YOUR SPACE CAREFULLY — You are able to reserve a specific location(s) based on current availability.  If your space requirements subsequently change, you will be moved to the first available area that meets the new specification - which may not be anywhere near the original location. Pit space reservation priority is based on the receipt date of the location request AND payment (no payment, no reservation).