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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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Start Your Season! Register for 2015 Rookie School

Join us for Rookie Driving School: Saturday, April 18th 2015 For new drivers of all ages, the Genesee Valley Kart Club’s 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 also engage in a hands-on practice. 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. GVKC Rookie Driving School Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 9 AM until complete 2123 Lakeville Road Avon, NY 14414 Student Driver Fees: $35 for current GVKC members, or $50 for non-members. 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.) Advance registration: Sign-in will take place at the track. Please reserve your seat in advance by emailing Kevin Orlop at This will ensure that we can contact you with any updates regarding Rookie Driving School. Schedule: Sign in begins at 9 am Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules – Kevin Orlop Track/Pit Safety – Tim Shelhart Safety Gear – Steve Coon Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up* – Kevin Orlop Flagging – Tim Shelhart Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship – Kevin Orlop & Trevor Frederick Demonstration of Race Start  – Brenna Orlop, Nate Shelhart & Trentin Frederick Walk the Track / Question Session – Breakout groups Practice *This topic will be covered in more depth at a training clinic on Saturday, April 25th. What to bring:     Notebook & pen Race-ready kart & motor Driver’s suit / abrasion-resistant jacket & jeans Full finger gloves Full face helmet complying with NKA standards (4.8 Protective Clothing) Neck brace High top sneakers, boots, or racing boots Fuel, oil, & chain...
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