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

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 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

Submit Your 2015 Membership Forms

A big “thank you” to everyone who attended our annual meeting on March 15th to register as a member, and to learn what’s new for the coming season. We’re excited to race with you…and there’s just one more month until the action begins!

If you’d like to join GVKC but haven’t yet submitted your 2015 membership forms, we encourage you to download the forms from our site and mail the completed documents with your membership fee to:

Darla Frederick, GVKC Co-Secretary
560 Middle Road
Caledonia, NY 14423


GVKC 2015 Driver Roster – 3/15/15

By submitting your forms by April 15th, GVKC can ensure that our points tracking system properly reflects your name, and that board members are sharing up-to-date information on class enrollment with prospective members. (Looking for information on competitive classes? Check out our current 2015 roster, as of the March membership meeting.)

As always, membership forms are also available at the track throughout the year, and can be filled out onsite. For any additional questions regarding membership, we invite you to email

All current members will be receiving our 2015 rulebook by email as the document is finalized, so stay tuned for more information!



Get ready to race: membership meeting on March 15

GVKC Junior Drivers

GVKC’s annual membership meeting will take place on Sunday, March 15th at 11 am at the Avon VFW / American Legion. Join us to learn what’s new for 2015, and save $10 on your membership fee by registering at the meeting. To save time, you may download our 2015 forms and bring the completed forms to the meeting.* We hope to see you there!

GVKC Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, March 15 – 11 am
Avon VFW / American Legion
5480 East Avon Road
Avon, NY 14414

*New this year: annual memberships are NOT required for children under the age of 5. Pit passes will be offered for $5 for children under the age of 5 who are attending with a parent or guardian.

GVKC Mission Statement

The GVKC board would like to send out a big “thank you” to all members who took the time to offer feedback on a draft version of our mission statement for 2015. With your input and wordsmithing, we feel the final document will serve as a strong touchstone for what we’re striving to achieve.

2015 Mission Statement

The actions and decisions of the Genesee Valley Kart Club board are informed by these central goals:

  1. To provide a safe setting for drivers, course workers and spectators.
  2. To give the membership an experience they enjoy and look forward to each week.
  3. To ensure drivers compete fairly.
  4. To provide more driver and team development opportunities.
  5. To improve membership communications.
  6. To promote the club to ensure sustainability.

View the full document.

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