Nominate candidates for our 2017 GVKC Board

Tim & Nate

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.

Download a hard copy form.

Nominate candidates online.

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.

7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion

7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion FBevent

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.

Schedule of Events:

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, visit

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!

Save the Date for Upcoming Special Events

Hope that everyone in our extended karting family is enjoying a great summer! Save the date for these special events:

  • 1st Annual Ricky Hoyt Memorial Auto Show (July 24, 2016): BMW/import show at Hickory Park in Bergen, NY in memory of WNYKC member Ricky Hoyt. $5 entry fee with proceeds benefitting Donate Life. First 100 cars into the show get a free Memorial Decal; 50-50 drawings.
  • 7th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion (July 28-30, 2016): Come and see the roots of modern karting in action! Vintage karts manufactured between 1956 and 1985 are invited to join us for a kart show, vintage workshops, track time and demonstration races and a catered picnic.
  • 1st Annual GVKC Memorial Money Race (August 21, 2016): Race in honor of a family member or someone special. Bring a friend and join us for a special day to remember club members and loved ones who are no longer with us.
  • GVKC Fall Money Race (September 18, 2016): Fall is a great time for racing! Join us for a full day of club racing, with money races for Senior TaG and Yamaha class.

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

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