6th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion: July 23-25, 2015

6th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion at Avon Kart Speedway

Join us at the Avon Kart Speedway on July 23-25th for the 6th Annual Vintage Karting Reunion, hosted by Genesee Valley Kart Club and the Vintage Karting Association. The VKA seeks to recreate the look and feel of actual karting events of the ’50s through ’80s, including track demonstrations for the enjoyment of spectators and participants.

Open to karts manufactured between 1956 and 1985, the event will feature both a judged kart show and a scored Yamaha trophy class competition.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 23rd [Participants Only]

  • Early arrivals & limited practice

Friday, July 24th – [Participants & Spectators]

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration and practice by class
  • 5:00 pm: Picnic for preregistered attendees
  • 6:00 pm: Judged Mega Kart Show

Saturday, July 25th – [Participants & Spectators]

  • 8:30 – 11:30 am: Registration and practice by class
  • Noon: Scored trophy classes, 3 heats (6 laps each)
  • 1:00 pm: Non-scored events, followed by open track
  • 4:30 pm: Trophy awards and event closing

Spectators: grandstand admission is free, and concessions are available onsite. To walk through the pits to see the karts and chat with their owners, purchase a pit pass ($10 for GVKC members, and $15 for non-members).

And a note to all race fans and friends: during Vintage weekend, the oval racing that GVKC normally hosts on Saturdays will be combined with road course racing on Sunday, July 26th. Stop back on Sunday to enjoy a full day of racing!

Vintage karters: download a registration form and VKA guidelines.

Sharpen your tuning skills: July 11 training clinic

GVKC Training Clinic

Summer is here…and it’s the season for racing! Join us to sharpen your tuning skills at our third training clinic, happening this Saturday, July 11th at 1 pm.

Led by training coordinator Kevin Orlop, this clinic will be a hands-on session focusing on the HOW and WHY of kart setup, including a demonstration of scaling and alignment adjustments.

This clinic aims to give participants a more thorough understanding of what it takes to put a kart together for maximum performance, and how small adjustments affect what happens on the track. Drivers Nate Shelhart and Brenna Orlop will provide track demonstrations to offer real-time visual feedback of the principles being discussed.

The clinic is free to current GVKC members (standard practice / pit pass fees apply). While no advance registration is necessary, we encourage you to fill out our online form to let us know that you’re interested in attending. This allows GVKC to contact you directly with any updates to the schedule or curriculum, and to tailor offerings to fit your specific needs. See you soon!

Register for the July 11th training clinic.


Sunday, June 28th Race Status

It’s not raining currently in Avon and the track is drying.


May 31st race status update


Rain continues with predictions that we’re in for more of the same through the rest of the day. This is upstate NY and almost anything can happen, but with this forecast and temperature it becomes difficult to think it possible to have a dry track by 12:30. Today’s racing is cancelled.


Sunday May 31st race status

Hey Everyone,

Current track conditions are cold and wet. Forecasts indicate there is a strong possibility of this continuing over the next few hours. I’ll post an update around 10 am to report whether the conditions or forecasts have changed. Just a reminder that we will keep the possibility of competition open until we can be certain the track cannot be race ready by 12:30 pm.


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