Posted by Board Secretary on Mar 28, 2015

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

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