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In Memory: Gary R. Wagenhals

On Friday, October 28th the karting community lost a loyal racer, passionate karting father and all-around enthusiast of the sport: Gary Wagenhals of Rochester, NY. Gary began racing karts in 1983 at GVKC and was involved with the club for many years, along with his family. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, 12 South Avenue, Webster. A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday, November 4th at the United Church of Christ, 570 Klem Road, Webster, NY 14642. In lieu of flowers,please make a donation in Gary’s name to Strong Memorial Neuromedical ICU, 8-1200, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642, or United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. Condolence cards may be sent to Coyote Motorsports at 7 Turner Drive, Spencerport, NY 14559. Read more: Coyote Motorsports Remembers Gary...
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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....
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Nominate members for 2016 special awards

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...
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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...
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RESCHEDULED: 1st Annual GVKC Memorial Money 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...
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