Holiday Schedule: Club Racing & Open Practice

Looking for a way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend? Join us for an open practice session on Saturday, May 28th. Registration opens at 9 am and practice runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

Please note, there will be NO club racing on Memorial Day weekend. The track will be closed on Sunday, May 29th (a change to the original 2016 schedule).

There will also be no club racing or open practice on the following weekend, June 4-5, as GVKC hosts the AKRA’s Northern Tour opener. We invite you to join us to watch the action – grandstand admission is free and concessions are available onsite.

Club racing will resume on the weekend of June 11-12. Wishing you a happy holiday weekend with family and friends!

AKRA Northern Tour Opener Schedule & Info


AKRA Northern Tour Round 1 - Hosted by GVKC, Avon NY • June 3-5, 2016

GVKC is honored to host the first stop of the American Kart Racing Association’s inaugural Northern Tour on June 3-5, 2016.


Thursday (pit parking only):

  • Parking open from 8 am to 5 pm.

Friday (practice):

  • Parking open from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Practice runs from 11 am to 5:30 and will be split into four classes, run in 10-minute sessions.

Saturday (race day):

  • Parking open from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Practice begins at 10 am sharp, followed by a qualifier, heat and feature.

Sunday (race day):

  • Practice begins at 10 am sharp, followed by a qualifier, heat and feature.

Top-five plaques will be awarded for each day of competition. View the full schedule here.

Parking & Lodging:

  • Entrants, please note that parking fees are payable by CASH OR CHECK ONLY upon arrival. Pit spots have been reserved on a first-come basis, and based on trailer size. For more info on parking, call Kevin Orlop at (585) 363-3795.
  • Free parking will be available for spectators.
  • For a list of hotels near the track, please see the listing at the end of our Vintage Weekend flyer.

Class Specs:

  • Tire/wheel rules apply for this event. Please see class specs for more info. Vega tires (both slicks and rains) will be available for sale at the track.
  • 4-cycle classes: Spec gas is 87 octane and must be purchased from Pump #1 at Quicklee’s at 1665 Lakeville Road (East Avon-Lima Road), Avon, NY 14414. (Look for the pump with a GVKC sticker on it.)
  • View the supplemental rules for the event here.

For more information on this event, contact Keith Shampine at (704) 662-5350 or

Sponsors: be featured in our 2016 program


Become a program sponsor

Business owners, we invite you to support your business, your favorite driver and the Genesee Valley Kart Club by purchasing ad space in GVKC’s 2016 race program. The programs will be freely available to spectators throughout the season. Ad pricing:

  • Business card ad (3.5 x 2.5″): $50
  • Quarter-page ad (5.5 x 4.3″): $75
  • Half-page ad (8.5 x 5.5″): $100
  • Full-page ad (8.5 x 11″): $150

Please provide your business card or electronic ad layout to

Deadline for ad submissions (first print run): Monday, May 16th.

For info on billboard placement for 2016, visit our Sponsorship page or contact:

Fran Johnson: (585) 703-0786

Calling all drivers: submit your info for our 2016 program

Drivers: we need your info for our 2016 program! If you have not yet submitted your bio information, please use the form below.

We also invite you to share a photo. Email your driver’s headshot to Promotions Chair Fran Johnson at (Note: if you were a member in 2015, a photo from last season may be used unless you choose to submit a preferred photo.)

Deadline for driver’s bios (first print run): Monday, May 16th.

For more info, contact Fran Johnson at (585) 703-0786.

Rainout: May 1, 2016

Based on current wet conditions and forecast, the track will not be dry by 12:30 pm. Racing is canceled for today.

Remember to sign up through GVKC’s RainedOut account to get text or email alerts on days when rain clouds may be on the horizon.

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