I have noticed recently that there are some errors in our posted schedule on our web site. I would like to set the record straight. This weekend we will host the Vintage weekend. Next correction is we will have oval and sprint racing both on Sunday with the sprint racing running in reverse. The last correction is there is NOT a WKA divisional race this weekend. Our next WKA divisional race is scheduled for August 3rd.
We did not have enough entries this past weekend for the Greg Morse Memorial Race and I want to apologize to his family that came to our track to see this event. On the brighter side of this I am happy to announce that we will try again to host this race in his memory on August 3rd, 2014. All tag racers please hold this date and come to GVKC to honor Greg and his family.
The Genesee Valley Kart Club will be hosting two separate money races this Sunday. We will run a combined class of Yamaha Pipe and Senior Yamaha Can, and one class of Tag karts.
Any questions should be directed to Don Foley. Our next money race, the “Alan Decker Memorial Race” will take place on September 21st.
I wanted to share with all of you a few upcoming points. In recent weeks I along with some board members have been a little frustrated with the uncompleted work with regards to our paving project. I want to give you the latest information on this and that is as follows:
I have been told that between today and tomorrow the dirt piles will be distributed around the edges of the track.
I have been told that early next week (June 30/ July 1) that milling and repaving of the two bumpy areas will be completed. These are in the oval straight start/finish line and between oval corners 1 & 2.
With the milling/repaving mentioned above we will not be able to have any karts on the track until the weekend after July 4th break. This includes no track rental as well during this period. Racing will resume with oval/open practice on July 12 and sprint July 13. Lets keep our fingers crossed that this work gets completed.
June 28 (Saturday) open practice will be in reverse in preparation for Sunday’s competition to also be run in reverse.
We are still looking for members to help with Saturday running oval/open practice with the incentive mentioned in the previous posting.
Looking ahead to the Vintage weekend. We will have people coming to our track from all over the country and Canada and it would be really nice if our facility was looking as good as it can to impress these people. We would like to have the grounds trimmed and fences painted before that weekend. More information about the planning of this will be coming soon.
It has been sometime since my last post but I wanted to share a few items that were discussed at our most recent Board meeting. The first thing is we are needing your help on Saturdays with running the open practice/oval racing. We would like offer an incentive to attract the membership to help us out. What we have come up with is if a member and a member racer wish to help run the show on Saturday, they will be able to get both pit passes and practice fees waived for the day. We are looking for only one member and one member racer per Saturday to assist the Board member who has already signed up to be there. Essentially your are able to gain access to the pits and practice for free in exchange for helping out.
We are looking for your help as soon as possible for Saturdays. You can sign up at registration or contact me and let me know when you’re available. 585-329-6178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I understand that some kid kart families were asking if they can run 8 laps for each of their heats/feature instead the current 6,6,8. We discussed it and have changed it as requested. The kid karts will now run 8 laps for all their heats/feature races.
As for running in reverse starting June 29, 2014 and every 4th week as scheduled, it will take place.
One final update, for those interested in running the WKA divisional, our 2nd event is this weekend on June 22, 2014.
Good Morning Everyone,
I thought we had a fairly good opening day but as always there is room for improvement. I think that all the racers had a good time and for the most part all was good.
The main reason for this post is to discuss running the track in reverse. As many of you may know, part of the reason for the track paving improvements was to “Dice It Up” for the racers who typically by mid season become a little board with same ole thing. In my walking around the pits yesterday I listened to some of our membership raising concerns about doing this. I think that some of the comments were very good constructive criticism and one suggestion that really peaked my interest went like this. In the best interest of safety and primarily the rookie class it was suggested to not run in reverse next week because they are still getting acclimated and adjusted to karting in general and it might be too much too soon to throw a curve ball into the mix. This person does like the idea of running in reverse but not until the next scheduled time, 4 weeks from now.
I have given this a considerable amount batting back and forth in my head and am making the change. We will NOT run in reverse this next weekend 5/31 – 6/1 2014. This will allow some time for the membership to become engaged for input, ideas, suggestions, and express concerns both for and against running in reverse. I encourage everyone to speak up and let your voice be heard after all it is your club and your children who are out there racing. I also wanted to get this post out as soon as possible so that any of you that may not be big fans of this can still come out and race next weekend.
In conclusion of this post, we will run the track in the normal direction next weekend and will continue that format until June 29, 2014. On each of the scheduled reverse Sundays, the practice Saturday before will also be in reverse.
I welcome all comments,