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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 tkokevin@yahoo.com. 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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Get ready to race: membership meeting on March 15

GVKC’s annual membership meeting will take place on Sunday, March 15th at 11 am at the Avon VFW / American Legion. Join us to learn what’s new for 2015, and save $10 on your membership fee by registering at the meeting. To save time, you may download our 2015 forms and bring the completed forms to the meeting.* We hope to see you there! GVKC Annual Membership Meeting Sunday, March 15 – 11 am Avon VFW / American Legion 5480 East Avon Road Avon, NY 14414 *New this year: annual memberships are NOT required for children under the age of 5. Pit passes will be offered for $5 for children under the age of 5 who are attending with a parent or...
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Alan Decker Memorial Money Race – This Sunday!

Last year we lost a dedicated member of our club. For those who did not know Alan Decker, he could be found just about every Sunday at the track. He started racing at the age of 5, and was a member of the Genesee Valley Kart Club for over 30 years. He raced at tracks all over the region, and in more recent years was focused on developing the driving skills of his sons, Leo and Justin. On non-race days, he spent much of his spare time at our track too, mowing, doing club maintenance, or just lending a hand. Alan also held the position of 2-Cycle Representative on our Board of Directors. I have to say its somewhat eerie writing this post, as last year it was Alan who would contact me about other club events and what information I should post on our website. ***Please show your support this weekend and wear some red and white.*** This Sunday, September 21st, The Genesee Valley Kart Club will be hosting two separate money races. We will run a combined class of Yamaha Pipe and Senior Yamaha Can, and one class of Tag karts. We will be running in regular club format. Racers will draw for starting position of the first heat, the second heat will be run in inverted race order. First and Second heats will be 10 laps. Points from the first 2 heats will designate starting position for the feature, which will be a 14 lap heat. In the event of a tie in the first two heats, order will be decided by the original draw number. Winner of the feature event wins the race. Entry fee is $50 60% of the pot to be paid out in prize money. WKA manufacturers cup weights/engine specs. WKA tires and club tires allowed – 5″ Dunlop SL4, Bridgestone YLC, Vega...
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Rookie School 2014

It wont be long until racing begins….Can you feel it? The Genesee Valley Kart Club offers a rookie driving school at the Track for new drivers of all ages. A parent or a guardian must accompany minor drivers. Rookie Driving School is being offered to 2014 GVKC Members only. If you have not registered already, forms will be available that day. 2014 Membership is $100. Rookie School has been scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00am. In the event of rain, the classroom portion of the training will be held as scheduled, but track time will be rescheduled. Dress warmly as it can still be cold when we are out all day. Topics will include: Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules – Sarah Stevens Driver Equipment – Shawn Callahan Kart Maintenance/Repair & Chassis Set Up – Jeff Stark/Rich Gamrod Flagging – Shawn Callahan Track/Pit Safety – Tim Shelhart Emergency/First Aid – Linda DiJames Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship – Jeff Stark/Shawn Callahan What to bring:     Notebook & pen; High top sneakers, boots, or racing boots; Race-ready kart & motor; Leather jacket & jeans OR driver’s suit; Full finger gloves; Snell 2005 (or more recent) helmet; Neck brace; Fuel, oil, & chain oil; Air tank & air gauge; 2-cycle or 4-cycle starter; Catch can for dumping 4-cycle oil: Basic tools – ratchet, sockets (7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8), spark plug, pliers, screw drivers, allen wrenches, hammer, combination...
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