Are you planning to race with GVKC this season? Mark your calendar for our annual membership meeting on Sunday, March 20th at 11 am at the Avon VFW / American Legion. Here are a few great reasons to attend:
To save time, we encourage you to fill out your membership forms in advance and bring them to the meeting. (Please note that each junior driver must also have a sponsoring adult who is enrolled as a member.) If you have not received hard copy forms via mail, stop by our Forms page to download this info. Hope to see you soon!
GVKC Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, March 16, 2016
Avon VFW / American Legion
5480 East Avon Road
Avon, NY 14414
GVKC is excited to announce that our scoring system is getting an upgrade! For the 2016 season, the club will install a new decoder and MyLaps software to offer members a better user experience and access to the latest technology.
The new software supports the latest MyLaps X2 Kart transponders, which come bundled with a subscription to a personal MyLaps account where drivers’ data is stored. The new transponders offer pit crews the capability of viewing lap times on a connected device in real time. X2 Kart transponders charge via USB, and are available at a significantly more affordable price point than previous transponders.
The new scoring software will continue to support older MyLaps transponders. To help cover the cost of the upgrade, GVKC is adopting the model used by most karting facilities of offering transponders for rent. For the 2016 season, the club’s existing TX160 transponders will be available at a rental fee of $5 per day.
Currently, X2 Kart transponders are designed as personal devices. We encourage all members who are interested in using this new technology to purchase a transponder before the race season starts to give yourself time to set up your new MyLaps account, register your transponder and activate your subscription. The new transponders are available directly from MyLaps.com for $115.89 plus shipping, or through online kart outlets.
Save the dates! The Genesee Valley Kart Club’s 2016 race schedule is now viewable on our Schedule page.
Look for these key events coming up soon:
Dates are subject to change; stay tuned for more information on how to register for these upcoming events. If you’d like this delivered to your inbox, make sure to sign up for our mailing list.
Start getting your gear ready…we’ll see you soon!
There may be snow on the ground…but it’s not too soon to start thinking about spring racing! Our 2016 board, selected through uncontested nominations, is now working on a schedule for the coming season. If you weren’t able to meet the board at our annual awards banquet, we’re pleased to introduce them here:
Several positions remain open, and more info on those can be found below. GVKC welcomes candidates for open positions throughout the year, as well as inquiries from friends and members who can offer intermittent volunteer support. Thank you for making our operations possible!
RACE DIRECTOR: For several years, this has been a difficult position to fill with a qualified and available candidate. The board is currently discussed a strategy for sharing the duties of Race Director among a committee of experienced board members to proactively address this need. To share feedback or suggestions, please contact Trevor Frederick or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAD FLAGGER: Candidates who are interested in supporting Sunday race flagging at a per diem of $75 per day (hours: noon to 5 pm) should email email@example.com with a brief summary of qualifications and general availability, for board review. Head flaggers will be need from mid-April through the end of October.
Save the date for GVKC’s annual awards banquet! Please join us to celebrate another season as a race family.
Saturday, November 14th
River’s Edge Party House
31 Paul Road
Rochester, NY 14624
A social hour with a cash bar begins at 5 pm; dinner will begin around 6 pm. An award presentation will follow, with door prizes given away throughout the evening.
All friends, family and guests are welcome to join us. Admission is $2o per person, to be prepaid by check. Checks will be accepted through Sunday, November 8th. Please mail your check to: Darla Frederick, 560 Middle Road, Caledonia, NY 14423.