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TO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA KART RACING ASSOCIATION

  • Season Opener
    Season Opener
    Sat, Mar 16
    Buttonwillow Raceway Park
    Mar 16, 2024, 7:00 AM – Mar 17, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Buttonwillow Raceway Park, 24551 W Lerdo Hwy, Buttonwillow, CA 93206, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 7:00 AM – Mar 17, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Buttonwillow Raceway Park, 24551 W Lerdo Hwy, Buttonwillow, CA 93206, USA
    Please note that we are switching to a 2 day race format. View/download the Event Schedule on the "Forms" tab of our website
  • Spring Showdown
    Spring Showdown
    Sat, Apr 20
    Santa Maria
    Apr 20, 2024, 7:00 AM – Apr 21, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Santa Maria, 32 S Blosser Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 7:00 AM – Apr 21, 2024, 3:30 PM
    Santa Maria, 32 S Blosser Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
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Racer on Circuit

"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart"

Robert Green Ingersoll

OUR HISTORY

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. 

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