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AKRA Northern Tour Opener Schedule & Info

  GVKC is honored to host the first stop of the American Kart Racing Association’s inaugural Northern Tour on June 3-5, 2016. Schedule: Thursday (pit parking only): Parking open from 8 am to 5 pm. Friday (practice): Parking open from 8 am to 5 pm. Practice runs from 11 am to 5:30 and will be split into four classes, run in 10-minute sessions. Saturday (race day): Parking open from 8 am to 5 pm. Practice begins at 10 am sharp, followed by a qualifier, heat and feature. Sunday (race day): Practice begins at 10 am sharp, followed by a qualifier, heat and feature. Top-five plaques will be awarded for each day of competition. View the full schedule here. Parking & Lodging: Entrants, please note that parking fees are payable by CASH OR CHECK ONLY upon arrival. Pit spots have been reserved on a first-come basis, and based on trailer size. For more info on parking, call Kevin Orlop at (585) 363-3795. Free parking will be available for spectators. For a list of hotels near the track, please see the listing at the end of our Vintage Weekend flyer. Class Specs: Tire/wheel rules apply for this event. Please see class specs for more info. Vega tires (both slicks and rains) will be available for sale at the track. 4-cycle classes: Spec gas is 87 octane and must be purchased from Pump #1 at Quicklee’s at 1665 Lakeville Road (East Avon-Lima Road), Avon, NY 14414. (Look for the pump with a GVKC sticker on it.) View the supplemental rules for the event here. For more information on this event, contact Keith Shampine at (704) 662-5350 or...
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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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