Open Practice Schedule Change – Saturday, September 17, 2016

Registration for road course practice will open at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 16th. There will be no oval racing on this date. For weather updates throughout our fall series, please subscribe to our RainedOut text service. Enjoy your weekend!

RESCHEDULED: 1st Annual GVKC Memorial Money Race

1st Annual GVKC Memorial Race

**RESCHEDULED: Due to rain, our Memorial Race events from August 21st are rescheduled to take place during our next money race, taking place on September 18th. See you there!**

Join us for a special day of racing, including a money race for senior two-cycle drivers, to honor club members and loved ones who are no longer with us. Come out and dedicate your race day to the memory of a family member or friend…all drivers and spectators are welcome, and there’s something for everyone!

Donations and drink/snack purchases throughout the day will benefit the Alan Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting individuals with financial need and a passion for karting. By covering race entry fees and other essential expenses, the fund helps mini-grant recipients to continue doing what they love, while benefitting our club and the larger sport of karting.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, September 18, 2016

MAKE A MEMORIAL PARADE LAP
Dedicate a parade lap to a loved one to help us kick off our heats. Tell us who you are racing for, and their name will be announced as you enter the track. Suggested donation of $5.

LAUNCH A SKY LANTERN
Join us on the track at intermission to send up a sky lantern as an expression of love and remembrance. Bring a family member or friend to help you launch the lantern (pit passes are not needed for this portion of the event). Suggested donation of $20.

MONEY RACE FOR SENIOR TWO-CYCLE CLASSES
Eligible classes are:

  • Sr Yamaha Can – Weight, 325 lbs
  • Sr Yamaha Pipe – Weight, 380 lbs
  • Sr TaG – Weight, 375 lbs for X30 / 365 lbs for Leopard

The larger the turnout, the larger the payout! Anticipated format will be a time trial, 10-lap heat and 15-lap feature. Heats may be split based on class turnout. WKA engine rules apply; see the GVKC handbook for info on tire and class specs. Tires will be marked following qualifying and must be kept on the kart throughout the day.  For more info, contact 2-cycle rep Kevin Orlop at tkokevin@yahoo.com.

Entry fee of $65. For any entrant who attends practice on September 17th and pre-registers at that time, entry fee will also include practice time.


For more information, email info@gvkc.org or visit our Contacts page to connect with a board member.

Nominate candidates for our 2017 GVKC Board

Tim & Nate

It’s that time again! Please tell us who you would like to see represent the Genesee Valley Kart Club as a 2017 board member.

Candidates can be nominated anonymously, either by paper form or online. Hard copy forms are available at the track; they can also be printed and mailed to the address on the form.

Download a hard copy form.

Nominate candidates online.

We are requesting that all nominations be submitted by Monday, September 12th.  Remember, your participation is key to ensure that a 2017 race season is possible. Thank you for your support!


FAQs:

Q: What are the responsibilities of each position?
A: For more information, talk with a current board member or check out Page 6 of the 2016 GVKC rulebook.

Q: Can I nominate myself?
A: Yes, please do!

Q: What happens after nominations are submitted?
A: Nominees will be contacted to confirm their acceptance. If two people are nominated to a single position, club members will vote by paper ballot to select a candidate.

7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion

7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion FBevent

Join us on July 28th-30th for the 7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion, hosted by the Genesee Valley Kart Club and the Vintage Karting Association. The VKA seeks to recreate the look and feel of actual karting events of the ’50s through ’80s, including track demonstrations for the enjoyment of spectators and participants.

Open to karts manufactured in the years 1956 through 1985, the event will feature both a judged kart show and scored trophy classes.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 28th [For Participants Only]
• Early arrivals & optional practice

Friday, July 29th [For Participants & Spectators]
• 8:00 am: Registration opens
• 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Practice by class
• 5:00 pm: Picnic for drivers & crew
• 6:00 pm: Kart show & awards, followed by vintage workshops

Saturday, July 30th [For Participants & Spectators]
• 8:00 am: Registration opens
• 10:00 am – Noon: Practice by class
• 12:30 – 5 pm: Flagged events
• 5:00 pm: Trophy presentation & closing celebration

Spectator info: Grandstand admission is free, and concessions are available onsite. To walk through the pits to see the karts and chat with their owners, purchase a pit pass ($10 for GVKC members, $15 for non-members).

Vintage kart owners: to download an event registration form, visithttp://bit.ly/2a1wjMh
**PREREGISTER BY MAIL BEFORE JULY 20, 2016 TO SAVE ON ENTRY FEES.**

And a note to all race fans and friends: during Vintage Weekend, the oval kart racing that GVKC normally hosts on Saturdays will be combined with road course racing on Sunday, July 31st. Stop back on Sunday to enjoy a full day of racing!

Save the Date for Upcoming Special Events

Hope that everyone in our extended karting family is enjoying a great summer! Save the date for these special events:

  • 1st Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Auto Show (July 24, 2016): BMW/import show at Hickory Park in Bergen, NY in memory of WNYKC member Ricky Hoyt. $5 entry fee with proceeds benefitting Donate Life. First 100 cars into the show get a free Memorial Decal; 50-50 drawings.
  • 7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion (July 28-30, 2016): Come and see the roots of modern karting in action! Vintage karts manufactured between 1956 and 1985 are invited to join us for a kart show, vintage workshops, track time and demonstration races and a catered picnic.
  • 1st Annual GVKC Memorial Money Race (August 21, 2016): Race in honor of a family member or someone special. Bring a friend and join us for a special day to remember club members and loved ones who are no longer with us.
  • GVKC Fall Money Race (September 18, 2016): Fall is a great time for racing! Join us for a full day of club racing, with money races for Senior TaG and Yamaha class.

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