Open Positions for 2016 Race Season

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Racing is right around the corner…and GVKC is sending out a last call for a few key positions. Interested in exploring the possibilities? We invite you to attend our annual membership meeting on Sunday, March 20th to talk with our board about these openings.

If you can’t make this event, you may also email with your contact info and a brief summary of your experience and general availability.

HEAD FLAGGER: Do you have racing and flagging experience? The Genesee Valley Kart Club is in search of head flaggers for Sunday sprint course racing, to be compensated at a per diem of $75 per day (hours: noon to 5 pm). Head flaggers are needed from mid-April through the end of October. Duties include:

  • Start/Finish flagging throughout race day (two heats/one final for each class); ensure fair starts
  • Support Race Director/Board with scoring and driver infraction rulings
  • See GVKC rulebook for full description of duties

RACE DIRECTOR: GVKC is interviewing experienced candidates for Race Director. Coverage is needed for Sunday sprint course racing, mid-April through early September, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Per diem pay based on experience; please contact the GVKC board for more info. Duties include:

  • Coordinate race days and ensure coverage for essential positions (scoring, flagging)
  • Interpret and enforce GVKC and World Karting Association rules to ensure fair & safe racing
  • Support pre-race safety tech inspections
  • Attend drivers’ meetings; educate members on racing rules
  • Oversee races and resolve conflicts
  • Call for/oversee post-race tech as needed; address all protests
  • See GVKC rulebook for full description of duties

SATURDAY EMT: Do you have experience as an EMT/paramedic, nurse or first responder? GVKC is in need of a qualified medical attendant to be onsite for Saturday practice days from 10 am to 4 pm, mid-April through the end of October. Attendant and accompanying driver would receive in-kind pit passes and practices; please contact the GVKC board to discuss further.

Get ready to race! Membership Meeting on March 20, 2016


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:

  • Save $10 on each membership. An annual membership is $100 at the meeting, or $110 after March 20th.
  • Drivers receive a free plaque to display weekly finishing positions (available for $20 after March 20th).
  • If you’ve pre-ordered a new X2 transponder, pick it up now and get your MyLaps account set up before opening weekend. (Want to reserve one? Submit your request ASAP – there are just 12 left. Learn more.)
  • Returning members: find out what’s new for 2016.
  • New members: ask questions and get info.

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
11 am
Avon VFW / American Legion
5480 East Avon Road
Avon, NY 14414

Pre-order a new transponder during our scoring system upgrade

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.

MyLaps X2 Transponder SystemThe 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 for $115.89 plus shipping, or through online kart outlets.


Save the Dates: 2016 Season Schedule

Alan-Decker-Memorial-Race-[Event-Image]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:

  • Sunday, March 20: GVKC’s annual membership meeting will take place at the Avon VFW at 11 am. Join us to learn what’s new and sign up for the coming season.
  • Saturday, April 16: Rookie School will be held at the track.
  • Saturday & Sunday April 23-24: Opening weekend!
  • Friday-Sunday, June 3-5: GVKC will host one of three inaugural AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour events. No club racing this weekend, but come out to see the action!
  • Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30: Join us for Vintage Weekend.

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!

Download GVKC’s 2016 race schedule.

2016 Board & Open Positions

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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:

  • President: Trevor Frederick
  • Vice President: Don Foley
  • Treasurer: Al Gutberlet
  • Co-Secretary: Darla Frederick
  • Co-Secretary: Shaylan Johnson
  • Race Director: Board Committee (TBD)
  • Assistant Race Director: Open
  • Safety Director: Steve Coon
  • Promotions: Fran Johnson*
  • Online/Points: Emily Coon
  • Groundskeeper: Open
  • 2-Cycle Reps: Kevin Orlop & Andy Salsbury
  • 4-Cycle Rep: Rich Gamrod
  • Oval Track Liaisons: John Kowalski / Dave Farnan
  • Head Flagger (Saturday ovals): Marilou Stange
  • Head Flagger (Sunday): Open
  • Vintage Liaisons: Scott Kneisel & Sam Polito

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

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 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.

PROMOTIONS: Member Fran Johnson joined the board in January 2016. Additional support in this area is always welcome; to learn more, please contact Trevor Frederick or email

To connect with a board member, visit our Contacts page.


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