Alan Decker Memorial Money Race: July 23, 2017

Help us celebrate the life of longtime GVKC member Alan Decker with a special day of racing.


  • Commemorate Alan by wearing his race colors of red and white.
  • Participate in two parade laps in memory of Alan to kick off the race day. Suggested donation of $5.
  • Launch a sky lantern at the end of the race day in memory of a loved one. Suggested donation of $10.
  • Purchase a 50-50 raffle ticket to benefit the Alan Decker Fund. $5 for a strip of tickets, or $1 for two tickets.  

Proceeds from these activities and all drink and snack sales will benefit the Alan Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting club race fees for drivers with financial need. Donations to the fund can also be made directly, at the concession booth.


Entry fee of $65, payable at registration. The larger the turnout, the larger the payout! For any entrant who attends practice on Saturday, July 22nd and preregisters at that time, entry fee will also include practice time. Two separate money races will be held for:

  • Sr. LO206
  • TaG

Other senior classes interested in participating in a money race, please contact us.

Anticipated format will be a time trial to qualify for grid position in a 10-lap heat, followed by a 15-lap feature. Heats may be split based on turnout. Registration opens at 9 am; racing generally begins at 11:45 am.

**Spectators, please note: GVKC’s standard sprint kart race schedule will also take place on this date. Grandstand admission is free.**


Calling all drivers! Discounted $50 local option entry and open tires

Calling all local drivers! For Sunday, June 11th the AKRA has opened up entry to a local option class with open tire specs. Not running Vegas tires? You can still be in the running for daily awards (no series points).

Even better: entry is discounted to just $50 for these local option entries. So come and have some fun…it’s not too late!


See eligible classes. 

For more information, contact Keith Shampine at (704) 662-5350.

AKRA Northern Tour Round 2 coming to Avon: June 9-11, 2017

AKRA Northern Tour Round 2 Avon NY

The Genesee Valley Kart Club is excited to once again welcome the American Kart Racing Association / Vega USA America Sprint Cup Series to Avon for a weekend of competitive racing! Pre-register at discounted prices for Round 2 of the AKRA’s Northern Tour in Avon on June 9-11, 207, presented by Boon & Sons. Online pre-registration closes at 5 pm on Tuesday, June 5th.

Get info on classes, tire specs, practice and parking.

Pre-register for Northern Tour Round 2.

For more information on this event, contact Keith Shampine at (704) 662-5350 or

2017 Pre-Season News

MyLaps X2 Transponder SystemTransponders

GVKC is now able to support the latest MyLaps X2 Kart transponders! Bundled with a subscription to a personal MyLaps account where drivers can access their data, these transponders offer pit crews the capability of viewing lap times on a connected device. If you’d like to upgrade, we encourage you to get a transponder before the season starts and get your account set up before opening weekend. The club will be putting and order in for the X2 transponders for $115 each. Please let Shaylan Johnson know if you would like us to order one for you.

For drivers who do not wish to upgrade at this time, the club’s existing TX160 transponders will be available again this 2017 season for a rental fee of $5 per day. If you choose to rent you will be required to purchase a transponder holder. The holders will be available at the registration building for $8.



Please check out the 2017 Rulebook as there are a few changes that have been made since the Membership Meeting regarding Classes and Safety Equipment.




Welcome to the Board

The GVKC Board would like to welcome Brenna Orlop, Dylan Weber and Anthony DiMaggio as our Teen Representatives! We also would like to welcome Ted Moreau as our Safety Director!


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