Currently Browsing: Announcements

Pre-order a new transponder during our scoring system upgrade

GVKC is excited to announce that our scoring system is getting an upgrade! For the 2016 season, the club will install a new decoder and MyLaps software to offer members a better user experience and access to the latest technology. The new software supports the latest MyLaps X2 Kart transponders, which come bundled with a subscription to a personal MyLaps account where drivers’ data is stored. The new transponders offer pit crews the capability of viewing lap times on a connected device in real time. X2 Kart transponders charge via USB, and are available at a significantly more affordable price point than previous transponders. The new scoring software will continue to support older MyLaps transponders. To help cover the cost of the upgrade, GVKC is adopting the model used by most karting facilities of offering transponders for rent. For the 2016 season, the club’s existing TX160 transponders will be available at a rental fee of $5 per day. Currently, X2 Kart transponders are designed as personal devices. We encourage all members who are interested in using this new technology to purchase a transponder before the race season starts to give yourself time to set up your new MyLaps account, register your transponder and activate your subscription. The new transponders are available directly from MyLaps.com for $115.89 plus shipping, or through online kart outlets....
Read More of Pre-order a new transponder during our scoring system upgrade

Save the Dates: 2016 Season Schedule

Save the dates! The Genesee Valley Kart Club’s 2016 race schedule is now viewable on our Schedule page. Look for these key events coming up soon: Sunday, March 20: 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 16: Rookie School will be held at the track. Saturday & Sunday April 23-24: Opening weekend! Friday-Sunday, June 3-5: GVKC will host one of three inaugural AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour events. No club racing this weekend, but come out to see the action! Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30: Join us for Vintage Weekend. Dates are subject to change; stay tuned for more information on how to register for these upcoming events. If you’d like this delivered to your inbox, make sure to sign up for our mailing list. Start getting your gear ready…we’ll see you soon! Download GVKC’s 2016 race...
Read More of Save the Dates: 2016 Season Schedule

2016 Board & Open Positions

There may be snow on the ground…but it’s not too soon to start thinking about spring racing! Our 2016 board, selected through uncontested nominations, is now working on a schedule for the coming season. If you weren’t able to meet the board at our annual awards banquet, we’re pleased to introduce them here: President: Trevor Frederick Vice President: Don Foley Treasurer: Al Gutberlet Co-Secretary: Darla Frederick Co-Secretary: Shaylan Johnson Race Director: Board Committee (TBD) Assistant Race Director: Open Safety Director: Steve Coon Promotions: Fran Johnson* Online/Points: Emily Coon Groundskeeper: Open 2-Cycle Reps: Kevin Orlop & Andy Salsbury 4-Cycle Rep: Rich Gamrod Oval Track Liaisons: John Kowalski / Dave Farnan Head Flagger (Saturday ovals): Marilou Stange Head Flagger (Sunday): Open Vintage Liaisons: Scott Kneisel & Sam Polito Several positions remain open, and more info on those can be found below. GVKC welcomes candidates for open positions throughout the year, as well as inquiries from friends and members who can offer intermittent volunteer support. Thank you for making our operations possible! RACE DIRECTOR: For several years, this has been a difficult position to fill with a qualified and available candidate. The board is currently discussed a strategy for sharing the duties of Race Director among a committee of experienced board members to proactively address this need. To share feedback or suggestions, please contact Trevor Frederick or email info@gvkc.org. HEAD FLAGGER: Candidates who are interested in supporting Sunday race flagging at a per diem of $75 per day (hours: noon to 5 pm) should email info@gvkc.org with a brief summary of qualifications and general availability, for board review. Head flaggers will be need from mid-April through the end of October. PROMOTIONS: Member Fran Johnson joined the board in January 2016. Additional support in this area is always welcome; to learn more, please contact Trevor Frederick or email info@gvkc.org. To connect with a board member, visit our Contacts page....
Read More of 2016 Board & Open Positions

Nominate a candidate to the 2016 GVKC Board

Who would you like to see represent the Genesee Valley Kart Club as a 2016 board member? We’re looking for nominations! This year, candidates can be nominated either by paper form or via an online submission form. Hard copy nomination forms will be mailed to current members within the next few days; you may also use the link at the bottom of this post to nominate one or more candidates. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, October 12th.  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 2015 GVKC rulebook. Q: Can I nominate myself? A: Yes, please do! Volunteer support is essential to keep the club running smoothly. 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. Submit a candidate through the 2016 GVKC Board Nomination...
Read More of Nominate a candidate to the 2016 GVKC Board

Saturday Open Practice Schedule

Open practice on Saturday is a great way to get some extra seat time and dial in your setup. If you’re joining us for the first time, here are the specifics of our schedule: 9 AM: Registration opens 10 to 11 AM: Oval kart practice ONLY 11 am to 4 PM: Oval racing / open practice* 4:30 PM: Motors must be shut off 5 PM: Track closes for the day *Oval racing generally begins around 11:15 AM, and consists of two heats and a feature. Drivers who wish to use the road course for open practice can utilize the track between each oval race. Oval racing normally wraps up by 1 pm, leaving the track freely available for open practice. Please visit our Fees page for more information on practice fees for member / non-member drivers and guests. More information on practice day rules, fees and schedules is also available in our 2015 Rulebook. We hope to see you...
Read More of Saturday Open Practice Schedule

« Previous Entries Next Entries »