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August 9th: Alan Decker Memorial Race & BBQ

Help us to celebrate the life of longtime GVKC member Alan Decker with a special day of racing, food and friendship. MONEY RACES FOR TAG & YAMAHA Entry fee of $60, payable at registration; the larger the turnout, the larger the payout. Three money races will be held for: Sr. Yamaha Can Sr. Yamaha Pipe TaG Anticipated format will be a time trial to qualify for grid position in a 10-lap heat, followed by a 15-lap feature. Heats may be split based on turnout. Registration opens at 9 am; racing generally begins at 11:45 am. **Spectators, please note: GVKC’s standard sprint kart race schedule will also take place on this date. Grandstand admission is free.** MEMORIAL CELEBRATION Drivers are invited to make a donation to the Alan Decker Foundation, and take a few laps on the track in his honor. All guests are encouraged to commemorate Alan by wearing his race colors of red and white. CHICKEN BBQ Drivers, members and spectators…please join us for a summer picnic! (A limited menu of other concession stand items will be available on this date due to the special event.) Menu: • BBQ chicken • Mac salad • Baked beans • Corn on the cob • Watermelon Price: $10 – Adult (12 and over) $7 – Ages 5 – 11 Free for children under 5 Drinks – 75 cents extra To reserve your meal(s), email wwmom7@yahoo.com with the anticipated number of guests. Payment will be accepted at the concession stand on the day of the event. PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 31ST TO ENSURE AVAILABILITY. If you have not reserved a meal in advance, food will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We’ll see you...
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6th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion: July 23-25, 2015

Join us at the Avon Kart Speedway on July 23-25th for the 6th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion, hosted by 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 between 1956 and 1985, the event will feature both a judged kart show and a scored Yamaha trophy class competition. Schedule of Events: Thursday, July 23rd [Participants Only] Early arrivals & limited practice Friday, July 24th – [Participants & Spectators] 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration and practice by class 5:00 pm: Picnic for preregistered attendees 6:00 pm: Judged Mega Kart Show Saturday, July 25th – [Participants & Spectators] 8:30 – 11:30 am: Registration and practice by class Noon: Scored trophy classes, 3 heats (6 laps each) 1:00 pm: Non-scored events, followed by open track 4:30 pm: Trophy awards and event closing Spectators: 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, and $15 for non-members). And a note to all race fans and friends: during Vintage weekend, the oval racing that GVKC normally hosts on Saturdays will be combined with road course racing on Sunday, July 26th. Stop back on Sunday to enjoy a full day of racing! Vintage karters: download a registration form and VKA...
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Sharpen your tuning skills: July 11 training clinic

Summer is here…and it’s the season for racing! Join us to sharpen your tuning skills at our third training clinic, happening this Saturday, July 11th at 1 pm. Led by training coordinator Kevin Orlop, this clinic will be a hands-on session focusing on the HOW and WHY of kart setup, including a demonstration of scaling and alignment adjustments. This clinic aims to give participants a more thorough understanding of what it takes to put a kart together for maximum performance, and how small adjustments affect what happens on the track. Drivers Nate Shelhart and Brenna Orlop will provide track demonstrations to offer real-time visual feedback of the principles being discussed. The clinic is free to current GVKC members (standard practice / pit pass fees apply). While no advance registration is necessary, we encourage you to fill out our online form to let us know that you’re interested in attending. This allows GVKC to contact you directly with any updates to the schedule or curriculum, and to tailor offerings to fit your specific needs. See you soon! Register for the July 11th training clinic....
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Register for a 2015 Training Clinic

Driver development is an important part of your experience with GVKC. This season, we’re excited to be partnering with Coyote Motorsports to launch a new training clinic series to help develop your technical skills and knowledge. These clinics will be free to GVKC members. Non-members are also welcome to attend for a fee of $50. Scheduled clinic dates are: Saturday, April 25 (With Coyote – weather allowing) Saturday, May 30 (With Coyote Motorsports) Saturday, July 11 (Coyote rain date) Saturday, August 8 Saturday, September 19 If you’re interested in attending one or more of the clinics, please register in advance through our online form so that we can contact you directly with updates to the schedule and curriculum. We also invite you to submit a question or topic to be considered for future training. Learn more and...
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Calling All Hands: GVKC Work Day

We’re looking for club members to help get the track ready for racing. Please stop by and lend a hand — just a few hours of your time can make a big difference! Club members will be at the track starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. Tasks to be completed include: Turning on water system Placement of blue bags Placement of safety barriers Clean and prepare bathrooms Fixing/painting rumble strips as needed Inspect/fix bleachers Repainting of the 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 concession area MAKE SURE TRACK IS READY FOR ROOKIE SCHOOL NEXT WEEKEND For questions, please contact GVKC Groundskeeper Trevor Frederick at (585) 519-1926 or...
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