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7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion

Join us on July 28th-30th for the 7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion, hosted by the Genesee Valley Kart Club and the Vintage Karting Association. The VKA seeks to recreate the look and feel of actual karting events of the ’50s through ’80s, including track demonstrations for the enjoyment of spectators and participants. Open to karts manufactured in the years 1956 through 1985, the event will feature both a judged kart show and scored trophy classes. Schedule of Events: Thursday, July 28th [For Participants Only] • Early arrivals & optional practice Friday, July 29th [For Participants & Spectators] • 8:00 am: Registration opens • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Practice by class • 5:00 pm: Picnic for drivers & crew • 6:00 pm: Kart show & awards, followed by vintage workshops Saturday, July 30th [For Participants & Spectators] • 8:00 am: Registration opens • 10:00 am – Noon: Practice by class • 12:30 – 5 pm: Flagged events • 5:00 pm: Trophy presentation & closing celebration Spectator info: Grandstand admission is free, and concessions are available onsite. To walk through the pits to see the karts and chat with their owners, purchase a pit pass ($10 for GVKC members, $15 for non-members). Vintage kart owners: to download an event registration form, visithttp://bit.ly/2a1wjMh **PREREGISTER BY MAIL BEFORE JULY 20, 2016 TO SAVE ON ENTRY FEES.** And a note to all race fans and friends: during Vintage Weekend, the oval kart racing that GVKC normally hosts on Saturdays will be combined with road course racing on Sunday, July 31st. Stop back on Sunday to enjoy a full day of...
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Save the Date for Upcoming Special Events

Hope that everyone in our extended karting family is enjoying a great summer! Save the date for these special events: 1st Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Auto Show (July 24, 2016): BMW/import show at Hickory Park in Bergen, NY in memory of WNYKC member Ricky Hoyt. $5 entry fee with proceeds benefitting Donate Life. First 100 cars into the show get a free Memorial Decal; 50-50 drawings. 7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion (July 28-30, 2016): Come and see the roots of modern karting in action! Vintage karts manufactured between 1956 and 1985 are invited to join us for a kart show, vintage workshops, track time and demonstration races and a catered picnic. 1st Annual GVKC Memorial Money Race (August 21, 2016): Race in honor of a family member or someone special. Bring a friend and join us for a special day to remember club members and loved ones who are no longer with us. GVKC Fall Money Race (September 18, 2016): Fall is a great time for racing! Join us for a full day of club racing, with money races for Senior TaG and Yamaha...
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Holiday Schedule: Club Racing & Open Practice

Looking for a way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend? Join us for an open practice session on Saturday, May 28th. Registration opens at 9 am and practice runs from 10 am to 4 pm. Please note, there will be NO club racing on Memorial Day weekend. The track will be closed on Sunday, May 29th (a change to the original 2016 schedule). There will also be no club racing or open practice on the following weekend, June 4-5, as GVKC hosts the AKRA’s Northern Tour opener. We invite you to join us to watch the action – grandstand admission is free and concessions are available onsite. Club racing will resume on the weekend of June 11-12. Wishing you a happy holiday weekend with family and...
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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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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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