As promised I am letting everyone in on the latest information about our paving project. Even though there is not a lot that has changed, we have been in close communication almost daily with our contractor and he is as frustrated as we are with Mother Nature. However he has told us that he will need 2 good weather days back to back to hopefully finish the paving between the Monza and the hairpin turns. That will put us in pretty good shape with only some smaller clean up and topsoil items that he will to do per contract after the paving is done as mentioned above.
We have lost most of last week and all of this week due to rain which no one can control. All I can ask the membership for is to continue to be patient and have faith that this will get done and in the end I am confident that all will enjoy the improvements to the track.
As for work on Saturdays, almost all of which remains to be done is outside and of course is weather dependent. I will continue to keep everyone up to date with any note worthy information as soon as possible. Stay Tuned!
Thanks for your patience,
In recent days various board members have visited the track to observe progress and communicate with our contractor. The report that we received last night at our board meeting from the most recent visit, which was yesterday, was that due to rain earlier this week coupled with cool night time and day time temperatures the progress has slowed. The prep work as I mentioned in an earlier post is complete, however, we need sunshine and warmer temperatures to apply blacktop materials.
Therefore, we are postponing our rookie/open practice weekend and our opening weekend as well. The new dates are to be determined based on mother nature and her weather forecast. I will keep all of you up to date and informed as soon as possible.
The board has also discussed several options in which to make up any and all lost races. We currently have not determined which will be the best option for the club and it’s members but we will act as always in the best interest of both and let all of you know through an email and posting on our website.
Going into this major facelift of our racing surface, all of us have known and said that early spring paving progress will largely be dependent on mother nature and her weather forecast and that some racing schedule adjustments may have to be done. On a much brighter side of this is the fact that in the end I am confident that all of you will have to agree that the wait is well worth the results.
We still have some maintenance projects to complete and are going to continue to chip away at them every Saturday and possibly a Sunday or two in the next few weeks. I would like some feedback on the thought of Sundays to come out and help. Is that a better day for some of you? Painting of the fences is really the only significant maintenance issue right now. Please let me know your thoughts so we can plan to accommodate the majority of the membership.
Thanks for your patience and I will keep all of you up to date. Please stay tuned.
The Genesee Valley Kart Club offers a rookie driving school at the Track for new drivers of all ages. A parent or a guardian must accompany minor drivers. Rookie Driving School is being offered to 2014 GVKC Members only. If you have not registered already, forms will be available that day. 2014 Membership is $100.
Rookie School has been scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00am. In the event of rain, the classroom portion of the training will be held as scheduled, but track time will be rescheduled. Dress warmly as it can still be cold when we are out all day.
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What to bring:
I returned home about 2 hours ago from the track after fixing a few things and walking the track. The paving contractor has done a remarkable job in just 2 days. The milling areas are complete, some sod has been removed and compacted crushed stone is in its place. It looks to me that he is very close to being ready for some binder. It also appears that the work is being done neatly and with quality in the compaction areas where there is crushed stone. Just to let all of you know, this contractor is the only one of the three that we interviewed that will guarantee his workmanship and materials for THREE years. I will continue to keep you posted on progress of our paving project.
We have made great strides in the track maintenance/repair list but there is still plenty to do before opening day. We would welcome any and all who can assist us this Saturday April 19, 2014. We will start about 9:00 am and work until about 4:00pm. There is some fence repairs and painting that needs to be completed as well as a test of our PA system. There is a small roofing project on top of the booth that Alan Decker gave us last year which is planned to be the new scoring tower for the oval and also will used when we run our sprint course in reverse. Please come out and help us prepare for our opening day, your help is much needed and appreciated.
Another VERY important update is that our paving project is underway and should start April 18, 2014. Mobilization of equipment and preparation work should start no later than Friday. We are still hoping to keep our schedule as printed barring any weather problems. I will keep all of you updated with any changes as soon as possible.