Extended: one more weekend of open practice

Closing weekend is here! GVKC’s last scheduled race day of the 2016 season is Sunday, October 23rd.

But if you’re not ready to put your kart away for the winter, there’s good news: our practice schedule has been extended one more weekend. Join us for open practice on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30th, from 10 am to 4 pm.


Nominate members for 2016 special awards

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Calling all members: it’s time to select winners for the special awards that will be presented at GVKC’s annual banquet. Each current club member is eligible to submit one paper or electronic ballot. Categories include:

  • Most Improved Driver: Junior and Senior
  • Safest Driver: Junior and Senior
  • Best Appearing Kart & Driver: Junior and Senior
  • Most Helpful Mechanic: Oval and Road Course
  • Family of the Year: Oval and Road Course
  • The Dick Castor Sportsmanship Award: Junior & Senior

Please note, award recipients must be active members for the 2016 race season. For your convenience a list of eligible members is provided in our online submission form, and with your hard copy ballot.

Watch for paper ballots to be mailed along with your banquet invite; or use the link below to submit your vote online. ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 8 PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd.

Submit your ballot for 2016 special awards.

Join us for our 2016 awards banquet


Save the date for the Genesee Valley Kart Club’s annual awards banquet! Please join us to celebrate another season of racing.

Saturday, November 12th
5:00 pm
River’s Edge Party House
31 Paul Road
Rochester, NY 14624

RSVP by: Friday, October 28th

A social hour with a cash bar begins at 5 pm; dinner will begin around 6 pm. An award presentation will follow, with door prizes given away throughout the evening.

All friends, family and guests are welcome to attend. Admission is $25 per person, to be prepaid by check. Checks will be accepted through Sunday, November 6th. Please mail your check to: Darla Frederick, 560 Middle Road, Caledonia, NY 14423.

For questions, email info@gvkc.org.


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.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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