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Sponsors: be featured in our 2016 program

Become a program sponsor Business owners, we invite you to support your business, your favorite driver and the Genesee Valley Kart Club by purchasing ad space in GVKC’s 2016 race program. The programs will be freely available to spectators throughout the season. Ad pricing: Business card ad (3.5 x 2.5″): $50 Quarter-page ad (5.5 x 4.3″): $75 Half-page ad (8.5 x 5.5″): $100 Full-page ad (8.5 x 11″): $150 Please provide your business card or electronic ad layout to Deadline for ad submissions (first print run): Monday, May 16th. For info on billboard placement for 2016, visit our Sponsorship page or contact: Fran Johnson: (585)...
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Calling all drivers: submit your info for our 2016 program

Drivers: we need your info for our 2016 program! If you have not yet submitted your bio information, please use the form below. Loading… We also invite you to share a photo. Email your driver’s headshot to Promotions Chair Fran Johnson at (Note: if you were a member in 2015, a photo from last season may be used unless you choose to submit a preferred photo.) Deadline for driver’s bios (first print run): Monday, May 16th. For more info, contact Fran Johnson at (585)...
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Pre-season work days: help us get ready for racing

Members, friends and fans: we need your help to get the track ready for Rookie School and to host the first stop of the inaugural AKRA Sprint Cup Series Northern Tour. Please stop by and lend a hand at one or more of these scheduled work days. Just a few hours of your time can make a big difference! Saturday, April 2nd: 11 am – ’til Saturday, April 9th: 11 am – ’til Sunday, April 10th: 11 am – ’til Please note: with cold weather due in, the scheduled work day on April 9th is canceled.  Wear work clothes and bring your own beverages. (We’ll be ordering pizza for all volunteers.) Tasks to be completed include: Turning on water system Placement of blue bags Placement of safety barriers Clean and prepare bathrooms Fixing rumble strips as needed Inspect/fix bleachers and install weed mat Repaint grid Clean up grounds (sticks, rubber, rocks, etc) Mowing/weedwacking Pressure wash garbage barrels and put bags in them Test PA system and possibly extend farther down spectator/pit areas Prep scale house Repair/place signs Replace counter at registration booth For questions, please call (585) 519-1926. Thank you for being part of this effort…we couldn’t do it without...
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Join us for Rookie School 2016!

Are you new to karting? For new drivers of all ages, our rookie driving school is a great way to get your season off to a smooth start. Join us to learn the basics of driver safety, track rules and kart maintenance. You’ll find out what to expect on race day, and learn about required safety gear and flags to watch for. Weather permitting, you’ll also engage in a hands-on practice! Save the date on your calendar: GVKC Rookie Driving School Saturday, April 16, 2016 9 AM until complete 2123 Lakeville Road Avon, NY 14414 In the event of rain, the “classroom” portion of the course will take place, while track time will be rescheduled. Please dress warmly, as it can still be cold at this time of year. Student Driver Fees: $35 for current GVKC members, or $50 for non-members, payable by cash or check at sign-in. All minor drivers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and each person attending the event must purchase a pit pass. Membership forms will be available at the track for attendees who have not yet registered by mail or at the annual membership meeting. Pre-registration: Sign-in will take place at the track. Please let us know you plan to attend through our online pre-registration form. This will help us to tailor our curriculum and ensure that we can contact you with any updates regarding Rookie Driving School. Payment by cash or check will be due at sign-in. Schedule: Sign in begins at 9 am Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules Track/Pit Safety Safety Gear Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up Flagging Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship Demonstration of Race Start Walk the Track / Question Session Practice* *Club rules require new drivers to complete three practices before competing. Rookie drivers who wish to participate in opening weekend on April 22-23 should plan to attend practice on Sunday, April 17th. What to bring:     Notebook & pen Race-ready kart &...
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Open Positions for 2016 Race Season

Racing is right around the corner…and GVKC is sending out a last call for a few key positions. Interested in exploring the possibilities? We invite you to attend our annual membership meeting on Sunday, March 20th to talk with our board about these openings. If you can’t make this event, you may also email with your contact info and a brief summary of your experience and general availability. HEAD FLAGGER: Do you have racing and flagging experience? The Genesee Valley Kart Club is in search of head flaggers for Sunday sprint course racing, to be compensated at a per diem of $75 per day (hours: noon to 5 pm). Head flaggers are needed from mid-April through the end of October. Duties include: Start/Finish flagging throughout race day (two heats/one final for each class); ensure fair starts Support Race Director/Board with scoring and driver infraction rulings See GVKC rulebook for full description of duties RACE DIRECTOR: GVKC is interviewing experienced candidates for Race Director. Coverage is needed for Sunday sprint course racing, mid-April through early September, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Per diem pay based on experience; please contact the GVKC board for more info. Duties include: Coordinate race days and ensure coverage for essential positions (scoring, flagging) Interpret and enforce GVKC and World Karting Association rules to ensure fair & safe racing Support pre-race safety tech inspections Attend drivers’ meetings; educate members on racing rules Oversee races and resolve conflicts Call for/oversee post-race tech as needed; address all protests See GVKC rulebook for full description of duties SATURDAY EMT: Do you have experience as an EMT/paramedic, nurse or first responder? GVKC is in need of a qualified medical attendant to be onsite for Saturday practice days from 10 am to 4 pm, mid-April through the end of October. Attendant and accompanying driver would receive in-kind pit passes and practices; please contact the GVKC board to discuss...
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