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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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Greg Morse Memorial Money Race: September 27, 2015

Join the Genesee Valley Kart Club for a day of money racing in memory of club member Greg Morse. MONEY RACES FOR TAG & YAMAHA Entry fee of $60, payable at registration. The larger the turnout, the larger the payout. For drivers who pre-register on Saturday, practice day fees are included in your entry fee. Registration opens at 9 am and practice begins at 10. Eligible classes:  Sr. Yamaha Can Sr. Yamaha Pipe TaG Anticipated format will be a time trial, 10-lap heat, and 15-lap feature. Heats may be split based on class turnout. WKA engine rules and class specs apply. Karts that do not meet minimum weight requirements will be disqualified from competition. Please see page 10 of the 2015 GVKC handbook for info on club tire specs. Tires will be marked in the scale house following time trials, and must be kept on the kart throughout the day. SPECTATOR INFORMATION GVKC’s standard sprint kart race schedule will also take place on this date. Racing generally begins at 11:30 am. As always, grandstand admission is free for spectators, and concessions are available onsite. Questions? Email...
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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 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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