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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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Get ready to race! Membership Meeting on March 20, 2016

Are you planning to race with GVKC this season? Mark your calendar for our annual membership meeting on Sunday, March 20th at 11 am at the Avon VFW / American Legion. Here are a few great reasons to attend: Save $10 on each membership. An annual membership is $100 at the meeting, or $110 after March 20th. Drivers receive a free plaque to display weekly finishing positions (available for $20 after March 20th). If you’ve pre-ordered a new X2 transponder, pick it up now and get your MyLaps account set up before opening weekend. (Want to reserve one? Submit your request ASAP – there are just 12 left. Learn more.) Returning members: find out what’s new for 2016. New members: ask questions and get info. To save time, we encourage you to fill out your membership forms in advance and bring them to the meeting. (Please note that each junior driver must also have a sponsoring adult who is enrolled as a member.) If you have not received hard copy forms via mail, stop by our Forms page to download this info. Hope to see you soon! GVKC Annual Membership Meeting Sunday, March 16, 2016 11 am Avon VFW / American Legion 5480 East Avon Road Avon, NY...
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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...
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