In Memory: Richard S. Maas

Longtime GVKC friend Richard S. Maas, of Webster, passed away on September 1st at age 71. Richard spent much time at the Avon track helping members to get started in karting, and supporting drivers in their racing development.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, September 9th at the Falvo Funeral Home at 1295 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road (Route 250) in Webster. A funeral mass and burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veteran’s Outreach, 791 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Read more and share condolences.

Karting for a Cause: August 26, 2017

Karting for a Cause - August 26, 2017

Karting For a Cause

1st annual benefit for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
9 am to 5 pm
2123 Lakeville Road
Avon, NY 14414

Entry: $5 per person
Free for ages 5 & under

Join us for a day of fun to support a great cause! Come see what karting is all about and enjoy activities for both kids and adults. Kart and supermoto bike demonstrations, live music, vendors, great food, 50-50 raffle, clowns, a bounce house and more. Plus: donate $25 or more, and sign up for a chance to take a competition kart for a run around our paved asphalt track!*

All proceeds raised through the event go to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, serving children and families in the Greater Rochester Area.

For questions, email

*Try a kart: Donate $25 or more, and sign up to take a kart out on our paved asphalt track. Laps will be available on a first-come basis, on a dry track. Drivers must sign waivers and wear appropriate safety gear. Some helmets, jackets and driving suits in limited sizes will be available at the track; visitors are invited to bring their own helmet, jeans and jacket.

Visitors who wish to enter the hot pit area may purchase a $10 pit pass.

With thanks to sponsor FM Promotions.

Alan Decker Memorial Money Race: August 6, 2017

Help us celebrate the life of longtime GVKC member Alan Decker with a special day of racing. **Please note the new date: August 6, 2017.**


  • Commemorate Alan by wearing his race colors of red and white.
  • Participate in two parade laps in memory of Alan to kick off the race day. Suggested donation of $5.
  • Launch a sky lantern at the end of the race day in memory of a loved one. Suggested donation of $10.
  • Purchase a 50-50 raffle ticket to benefit the Alan Decker Fund. $5 for a strip of tickets, or $1 for two tickets.  

Proceeds from these activities and all drink and snack sales will benefit the Alan Decker Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting club race fees for drivers with financial need. Donations to the fund can also be made directly, at the concession booth.


Entry fee of $65, payable at registration. The larger the turnout, the larger the payout! For any entrant who attends practice on Saturday, August 5th and preregisters at that time, entry fee will also include practice time. Two separate money races will be held for:

  • Sr. LO206
  • TaG

Other senior classes interested in participating in a money race, please contact us.

Anticipated format will be a time trial to qualify for grid position in a 10-lap heat, followed by a 15-lap feature. Heats may be split based on turnout. Registration opens at 9 am; racing generally begins at 11:45 am.

**Spectators, please note: GVKC’s standard sprint kart race schedule will also take place on this date. Grandstand admission is free.**


Lo206 Race Series: Next Race on August 27, 2017


AKRA Northern Tour Round 2 Avon NY

Vintage Weekend at Avon: July 27-29, 2017

Vintage Karting at Avon Kart Speedway

Join us July 27th-29th for the 8th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion, hosted by the Genesee Valley Kart Club and the Vintage Karting Association. This will be the second stop in the 4-event Northeast Vintage Kart Promoter’s Cup Series.

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. The event will feature both a judged kart show and scored trophy class.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 27th
• Early arrivals
• Test and tune day – Noon to 5 pm

Friday, July 28th [For Partcipants & Spectators]
• 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Registration and practice by class
• 5:00 pm: Picnic for preregistered attendees
• 6:00 pm: Judged Kart Show with Awards

Saturday, July 29th [For Participants & Spectators]
• 8:00 am to Noon: Registration and practice by class
• 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Flagged events including scored trophy classes
• 4:00 pm: Track open for practice
• 5:00 pm: Award ceremony


Preregister by mail by July 20 to save on entry fees! Class info and registration form available at:


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 passes ($10 for GVKC members, $15 for non-members).

During Vintage Weekend, the oval kart racing that GVKC normally hosts on Saturdays will be combined with road course racing on Sunday, July 30th. Stop back on Sunday to enjoy a full day of racing!

Download a registration form for Vintage Weekend 2017.

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