**RESCHEDULED: Due to rain, our Memorial Race events from August 21st are rescheduled to take place during our next money race, taking place on September 18th. See you there!**
Join us for a special day of racing, including a money race for senior two-cycle drivers, to honor club members and loved ones who are no longer with us. Come out and dedicate your race day to the memory of a family member or friend…all drivers and spectators are welcome, and there’s something for everyone!
Donations and drink/snack purchases throughout the day will benefit the Alan Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting individuals with financial need and a passion for karting. By covering race entry fees and other essential expenses, the fund helps mini-grant recipients to continue doing what they love, while benefitting our club and the larger sport of karting.
MAKE A MEMORIAL PARADE LAP
Dedicate a parade lap to a loved one to help us kick off our heats. Tell us who you are racing for, and their name will be announced as you enter the track. Suggested donation of $5.
LAUNCH A SKY LANTERN
Join us on the track at intermission to send up a sky lantern as an expression of love and remembrance. Bring a family member or friend to help you launch the lantern (pit passes are not needed for this portion of the event). Suggested donation of $20.
MONEY RACE FOR SENIOR TWO-CYCLE CLASSES
Eligible classes are:
The larger the turnout, the larger the payout! 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 apply; see the GVKC handbook for info on tire and class specs. Tires will be marked following qualifying and must be kept on the kart throughout the day. For more info, contact 2-cycle rep Kevin Orlop at email@example.com.
Entry fee of $65. For any entrant who attends practice on September 17th and pre-registers at that time, entry fee will also include practice time.
It’s that time again! Please tell us who you would like to see represent the Genesee Valley Kart Club as a 2017 board member.
Candidates can be nominated anonymously, either by paper form or online. Hard copy forms are available at the track; they can also be printed and mailed to the address on the form.
We are requesting that all nominations be submitted by Monday, September 12th. Remember, your participation is key to ensure that a 2017 race season is possible. Thank you for your support!
Q: What are the responsibilities of each position?
A: For more information, talk with a current board member or check out Page 6 of the 2016 GVKC rulebook.
Q: Can I nominate myself?
A: Yes, please do!
Q: What happens after nominations are submitted?
A: Nominees will be contacted to confirm their acceptance. If two people are nominated to a single position, club members will vote by paper ballot to select a candidate.
Join us on July 28th-30th for the 7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion, hosted by the 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 in the years 1956 through 1985, the event will feature both a judged kart show and scored trophy classes.
Thursday, July 28th [For Participants Only]
• Early arrivals & optional practice
Friday, July 29th [For Participants & Spectators]
• 8:00 am: Registration opens
• 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Practice by class
• 5:00 pm: Picnic for drivers & crew
• 6:00 pm: Kart show & awards, followed by vintage workshops
Saturday, July 30th [For Participants & Spectators]
• 8:00 am: Registration opens
• 10:00 am – Noon: Practice by class
• 12:30 – 5 pm: Flagged events
• 5:00 pm: Trophy presentation & closing celebration
Spectator info: 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, $15 for non-members).
Vintage kart owners: to download an event registration form, visithttp://bit.ly/2a1wjMh
**PREREGISTER BY MAIL BEFORE JULY 20, 2016 TO SAVE ON ENTRY FEES.**
And a note to all race fans and friends: during Vintage Weekend, the oval kart racing that GVKC normally hosts on Saturdays will be combined with road course racing on Sunday, July 31st. Stop back on Sunday to enjoy a full day of racing!
Hope that everyone in our extended karting family is enjoying a great summer! Save the date for these special events:
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!