Posted by Board Secretary on Mar 20, 2016

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.


  1. Sign in begins at 9 am
  2. Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules
  3. Track/Pit Safety
  4. Safety Gear
  5. Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up
  6. Flagging
  7. Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship
  8. Demonstration of Race Start
  9. Walk the Track / Question Session
  10. 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 & motor
  • Driver’s suit / abrasion-resistant jacket & jeans**
  • Full finger gloves**
  • Full face helmet complying with NKA standards**
  • Neck brace**
  • High top sneakers, boots, or racing boots**
  • Fuel, oil, & chain oil
  • Air tank & air gauge
  • 2-cycle or 4-cycle starter, if needed
  • 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 wrenches

**For more information on required safety gear, please view the GVKC rulebook.

For questions about what to bring or what to expect, contact training coordinator Kevin Orlop by phone at (585) 363-3795 or by email at

Pre-register for Rookie School 2016.

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