2015 Rulebook Now Available

Download GVKC's 2015 Rulebook.

Download GVKC’s 2015 Rulebook.

GVKC’s 2015 rulebook is now available! The board would like to thank everyone for your patience with the editing process.

Changes in this updated version include:

• The addition of GVKC’s 2015 mission statement
• Refinements to class structure / specs
• More detail for helmet requirements
• More detail for weather cancellation and rainout policies
• A scale house weight check procedure
• More detail on how points are calculated

Please make sure to download a copy and review the rules before your first practice or race day. We’ll see you soon!

Download GVKC’s 2015 rulebook.

Register for a 2015 Training Clinic

coyote_racing_logoDriver development is an important part of your experience with GVKC. This season, we’re excited to be partnering with Coyote Motorsports to launch a new training clinic series to help develop your technical skills and knowledge.

These clinics will be free to GVKC members. Non-members are also welcome to attend for a fee of $50. Scheduled clinic dates are:

  • Saturday, April 25 (With Coyote – weather allowing)
  • Saturday, May 30 (With Coyote Motorsports)
  • Saturday, July 11 (Coyote rain date)
  • Saturday, August 8
  • Saturday, September 19

If you’re interested in attending one or more of the clinics, please register in advance through our online form so that we can contact you directly with updates to the schedule and curriculum. We also invite you to submit a question or topic to be considered for future training.

Learn more and register.


Thank You!

I just wanted to say Thank You to those you took a few hours out of your weekend to come and help us out at the track.  We managed to get alot accomplished and things are coming together!  See you all soon on Opening Day April 26th!


Calling All Hands: GVKC Work Day

We’re looking for club members to help get the track ready for racing. Please stop by and lend a hand — just a few hours of your time can make a big difference!

Club members will be at the track starting at 9 am on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. Tasks to be completed include:

  • Turning on water system
  • Placement of blue bags
  • Placement of safety barriers
  • Clean and prepare bathrooms
  • Fixing/painting rumble strips as needed
  • Inspect/fix bleachers
  • Repainting of the grid
  • Clean up grounds (sticks, rubber, rocks, etc)
  • Mowing/weedwacking
  • Pressure wash garbage barrels and put bags in them
  • Test PA system and possibly extend farther down spectator/pit areas
  • Prep concession area

For questions, please contact GVKC Groundskeeper Trevor Frederick at (585) 519-1926 or 2tkarting@gmail.com.

Start Your Season! Register for 2015 Rookie School


Join us for Rookie Driving School: Saturday, April 18th 2015

For new drivers of all ages, the Genesee Valley Kart Club’s rookie driving school is a great way to get your season off to a smooth start! Join us to learn the basics of driver safety, track rules and kart maintenance. You’ll also engage in a hands-on practice. In the event of rain, the “classroom” portion of the course will take place, while track time will be rescheduled. Please dress warmly, as it can still be cold at this time of year.

GVKC Rookie Driving School
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 9 AM until complete
2123 Lakeville Road
Avon, NY 14414

Student Driver Fees: $35 for current GVKC members, or $50 for non-members. All minor drivers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and each person attending the event must purchase a pit pass. Membership forms will be available at the track for attendees who have not yet registered by mail.)

Advance registration: Sign-in will take place at the track. Please reserve your seat in advance by emailing Kevin Orlop at tkokevin@yahoo.com. This will ensure that we can contact you with any updates regarding Rookie Driving School.


  1. Sign in begins at 9 am
  2. Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules – Kevin Orlop
  3. Track/Pit Safety – Tim Shelhart
  4. Safety Gear – Steve Coon
  5. Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up* – Kevin Orlop
  6. Flagging – Tim Shelhart
  7. Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship – Kevin Orlop & Trevor Frederick
  8. Demonstration of Race Start  – Brenna Orlop, Nate Shelhart & Trentin Frederick
  9. Walk the Track / Question Session – Breakout groups
  10. Practice

*This topic will be covered in more depth at a training clinic on Saturday, April 25th.

What to bring:    

  • Notebook & pen
  • Race-ready kart & motor
  • Driver’s suit / abrasion-resistant jacket & jeans
  • Full finger gloves
  • Full face helmet complying with NKA standards (4.8 Protective Clothing)
  • Neck brace
  • High top sneakers, boots, or racing boots
  • Fuel, oil, & chain oil
  • Air tank & air gauge
  • 2-cycle or 4-cycle starter, if needed
  • Catch can for dumping 4-cycle oil
  • Basic tools – ratchet, sockets (7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8), spark plug, pliers, screw drivers, allen wrenches, hammer, combination wrenches
For questions, contact Kevin Orlop by phone at (585) 730-1989 or by email at tkokevin@yahoo.com.

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