Calling all members: it’s time to select winners for the special awards that will be presented at GVKC’s annual banquet. Each current club member is eligible to submit one paper or electronic ballot. Categories include:
Please note, award recipients must be active members for the 2016 race season. For your convenience a list of eligible members is provided in our online submission form, and with your hard copy ballot.
Watch for paper ballots to be mailed along with your banquet invite; or use the link below to submit your vote online. ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 8 PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd.
Registration for road course practice will open at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 16th. There will be no oval racing on this date. For weather updates throughout our fall series, please subscribe to our RainedOut text service. Enjoy your weekend!
**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!