TO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA KART RACING ASSOCIATION
- Sat, Mar 16Buttonwillow Raceway ParkMar 16, 2024, 7:00 AM – Mar 17, 2024, 4:00 PMButtonwillow Raceway Park, 24551 W Lerdo Hwy, Buttonwillow, CA 93206, USA
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart"
Robert Green Ingersoll
Creating World Class Competitors
Formerly known as Kerman Kart Club, CCKRA has been an organization in the Central Valley of California for 20+ years. Without a home track, CCKRA decided to support other local tracks in Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Maria, and Buttonwillow. This series offers racing events for Shifters, 4-Stroke, and 2-Cycle classes from ages 5 – (until you can’t turn the wheel) The Kerman Kart Club began as a group of kart enthusiasts and an open space in Kerman California. Three karters who had been racing at the past Riverview Kart Track needed their own course. The three held a meeting, inviting business men and fellow karters. Out of it came the Kerman Kart Club with 15 members. Each member donated $50 to build the club’s first track. Borrowed farm equipment, donated labor and the donated money made the track a reality in a few months. The club held kart races almost every month since at the named 'Kerman Kartways'. Drivers would come from all over the world to compete on the 3/10th mile road course that was equal to any European course at the time. In 2005, the City needed the land to make way for future development and expansion of the City’s economy. The Kerman Kart Club has been looking for another venue since. Many famous drivers began their careers at the 'Kerman Kartways'. Scott Pruett, Kevin Harvick, AJ Almedinger, Jason Meyers, and Matt Crafton are just a few of the names. With the help of very dedicated club members, who have been willing to stick with the club even without a track, they have assembled some of the largest and most successful races in the country. The Kerman Kart Club has played host to the International Kart Federation’s (IKF) Region 7 Series over 5 times.