GVKC Mission Statement

The GVKC board would like to send out a big “thank you” to all members who took the time to offer feedback on a draft version of our mission statement for 2015. With your input and wordsmithing, we feel the final document will serve as a strong touchstone for what we’re striving to achieve.

2015 Mission Statement

The actions and decisions of the Genesee Valley Kart Club board are informed by these central goals:

  1. To provide a safe setting for drivers, course workers and spectators.
  2. To give the membership an experience they enjoy and look forward to each week.
  3. To ensure drivers compete fairly.
  4. To provide more driver and team development opportunities.
  5. To improve membership communications.
  6. To promote the club to ensure sustainability.

View the full document.

2015 Race Schedule Now Available

TAG Racing - GVKCSave the dates! GVKC’s 2015 race schedule is now viewable on our Schedule page.

Look for these key dates, coming up soon:

  • Sunday, March 15 – GVKC’s annual membership meeting will take place at the Avon VFW at 11 am. Join us to learn what’s new and sign up for the coming season.
  • Saturday, April 18 – Rookie School will be held at the track.
  • Saturday, April 25 - GVKC’s training committee will host a training clinic designed to help new drivers and karting families set the stage for a successful season. This kicks off a series of training clinics that will help both new and current members learn the basics, and beyond. Look for 2015 clinic dates among the special events marked in red on the schedule.
  • Sunday, April 26 – Racing begins!

Information on how to register for these upcoming events will be published soon. If you’d like this delivered to your inbox, make sure to sign up for our mailing list.

Time to start getting your gear ready…we’ll see you soon!

Download GVKC’s 2015 race schedule.

2015 Greater Rochester International Auto Show

GVKC will be participating in this year’s show from Thursday, February 26th through Sunday, March 1st at the Riverside Convention Center. Throughout the entire event, club representatives will be present to showcase our activities and answer your questions. We’ll also have examples of karts raced at our track on display. If you want to know more about the exciting world of competition karting that can be found just minutes from Rochester, please join us during the show.

Club members are also encouraged to stop by to show your support. If you’re interested in show details or participation, just contact us through info@gvkc.org and we’ll get back to you.

Hope to see you there,
Tim Shelhart

2015 season preparations

To all GVKC members,

Preparations continue for the 2015 season which may seem a long ways away when you’re shoveling snow, but it won’t be long before we’re filling gas tanks and setting tire pressures. We’re hoping to complete our schedule by the middle of this month and will be publishing that as soon as possible. Work continues in several other areas with updates to be shared throughout the off season.

I’d like to ask for help filling the remaining vacant board position of Head Flagger. We have a commitment for Race Director, but feel it is still very important to fill the flagging position to insure our Race Director can focus totally on their responsibilities. Please take a few minutes to think about whether you’d like to volunteer or you have someone in mind to nominate. Feel free to contact anyone on the board (http://gvkc.org/contacts/) if you’re interested.

We appreciate your patience as we sort through what needs to be done, but please drop us a note if you have any concerns, questions, or suggestions toward making 2015 a great season.

Thank you,

Share your thoughts for 2015


To all fellow GVKC members,

Happy New Year! As you look forward to 2015, I wanted to let everyone know that preparations are underway for the coming season. This year, several new faces have joined the board to work alongside other members who have a wealth of experience. Together, we hope to make 2015 a great year for GVKC.

To guide our efforts in the coming season, we are asking for your help to define our club’s core purpose, core values and goals. As a board, our job is to guide the club in becoming what all our members want it to be. But to be successful, we need to know what’s most important to you.

As a first step, the board has put together a draft version of a mission statement and key goals for 2015. We’re asking you to take a few minutes to review our work, and share a comment on whether we’ve captured what’s most important to you and your family. Think of this as your chance to voice your opinion, and to let us know what you want to get out of your racing experience. Through your feedback, comments and suggestions, we hope to craft a final document that becomes a reflection of the entire club — not just its board, or any single member.

Read GVKC’s 2015 Draft Mission Statement.

To submit your feedback, you can either click on the “Share a comment” link at the end of the document or use the link below. Your comments can be shared anonymously if you wish.

Share your comments.

We have much to accomplish over the winter — stay tuned for our December meeting minutes, as we continue to work on our proposed goal of improving communications. In the meantime, please enjoy a safe and happy holiday with your loved ones!


Thank you,

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