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 info@gvkc.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 info@gvkc.org 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 info@gvkc.org.

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


Join us for our 2015 awards banquet


Save the date for GVKC’s annual awards banquet! Please join us to celebrate another season as a race family.

Saturday, November 14th
5:00 pm
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.

For questions, email info@gvkc.org.

2015 Special Awards Ballot

GVKCmoneyracersCalling all members: it’s time to select winners for the special awards that will be presented at GVKC’s annual banquet. Each current club member is eligible to submit one paper or electronic ballot. Categories include:

  • Most Improved Driver: Junior and Senior
  • Safest Driver: Junior and Senior
  • Best Appearing Kart & Driver: Junior and Senior
  • Most Helpful Mechanic: Oval and Road Course
  • Family of the Year: Oval and Road Course
  • The Dick Castor Sportsmanship Award: Junior & Senior

Click here to view members eligible for special awards.

Please note that award recipients must be active members for the 2015 race season. To view a list of eligible members, click on the document to the right.

Look for paper ballots to be mailed out shortly, or use the link below to submit your vote online. ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 3 PM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th.

Submit your ballot for 2015 special awards.

Nominate a candidate to the 2016 GVKC Board

Who would you like to see represent the Genesee Valley Kart Club as a 2016 board member? We’re looking for nominations!

This year, candidates can be nominated either by paper form or via an online submission form. Hard copy nomination forms will be mailed to current members within the next few days; you may also use the link at the bottom of this post to nominate one or more candidates. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, October 12th. 


Q: What are the responsibilities of each position?
A: For more information, talk with a current board member or check out Page 6 of the 2015 GVKC rulebook.

Q: Can I nominate myself?
A: Yes, please do! Volunteer support is essential to keep the club running smoothly.

Q: What happens after nominations are submitted?
A: Nominees will be contacted to confirm their acceptance. If two people are nominated to a single position, club members will vote by paper ballot to select a candidate.

Submit a candidate through the 2016 GVKC Board Nomination Form.

Greg Morse Memorial Money Race: September 27, 2015

Greg Morse Memorial Race

Join the Genesee Valley Kart Club for a day of money racing in memory of club member Greg Morse.


Entry fee of $60, payable at registration. The larger the turnout, the larger the payout. For drivers who pre-register on Saturday, practice day fees are included in your entry fee. Registration opens at 9 am and practice begins at 10.

Eligible classes:

  •  Sr. Yamaha Can
  • Sr. Yamaha Pipe
  • TaG

Anticipated format will be a time trial, 10-lap heat, and 15-lap feature. Heats may be split based on class turnout.

WKA engine rules and class specs apply. Karts that do not meet minimum weight requirements will be disqualified from competition. Please see page 10 of the 2015 GVKC handbook for info on club tire specs. Tires will be marked in the scale house following time trials, and must be kept on the kart throughout the day.


GVKC’s standard sprint kart race schedule will also take place on this date. Racing generally begins at 11:30 am. As always, grandstand admission is free for spectators, and concessions are available onsite.

Questions? Email info@gvkc.org. 

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