Join us for Rookie School 2016!

Are you new to karting? For new drivers of all ages, our 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 find out what to expect on race day, and learn about required safety gear and flags to watch for. Weather permitting, you’ll also engage in a hands-on practice! Save the date on your calendar: GVKC Rookie Driving School Saturday, April 16, 2016 9 AM until complete 2123 Lakeville Road Avon, NY 14414 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. Student Driver Fees: $35 for current GVKC members, or $50 for non-members, payable by cash or check at sign-in. 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 or at the annual membership meeting. Pre-registration: Sign-in will take place at the track. Please let us know you plan to attend through our online pre-registration form. This will help us to tailor our curriculum and ensure that we can contact you with any updates regarding Rookie Driving School. Payment by cash or check will be due at sign-in. Schedule: Sign in begins at 9 am Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules Track/Pit Safety Safety Gear Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up Flagging Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship Demonstration of Race Start Walk the Track / Question Session Practice* *Club rules require new drivers to complete three practices before competing. Rookie drivers who wish to participate in opening weekend on April 22-23 should plan to attend practice on Sunday, April 17th. What to bring:     Notebook & pen Race-ready kart &...
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Save the Dates: 2016 Season Schedule

Save the dates! The Genesee Valley Kart Club’s 2016 race schedule is now viewable on our Schedule page. Look for these key events coming up soon: Sunday, March 20: GVKC’s annual membership meeting will take place at the Avon VFW at 11 am. Join us to learn what’s new and sign up for the coming season. Saturday, April 16: Rookie School will be held at the track. Saturday & Sunday April 23-24: Opening weekend! Friday-Sunday, June 3-5: GVKC will host one of three inaugural AKRA Sprint Cup Northern Tour events. No club racing this weekend, but come out to see the action! Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30: Join us for Vintage Weekend. Dates are subject to change; stay tuned for more information on how to register for these upcoming events. If you’d like this delivered to your inbox, make sure to sign up for our mailing list. Start getting your gear ready…we’ll see you soon! Download GVKC’s 2016 race...
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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 tkokevin@yahoo.com. This will ensure that we can contact you with any updates regarding Rookie Driving School. Schedule: Sign in begins at 9 am Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules – Kevin Orlop Track/Pit Safety – Tim Shelhart Safety Gear – Steve Coon Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up* – Kevin Orlop Flagging – Tim Shelhart Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship – Kevin Orlop & Trevor Frederick Demonstration of Race Start  – Brenna Orlop, Nate Shelhart & Trentin Frederick Walk the Track / Question Session – Breakout groups 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...
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Rookie school a cold success.

The turn out at GVKC was not too bad considering the harsh cold weather we had. We had several new kid karts, road course karts and oval karts on hand to see what GVKC karting is all about. The new racers were able to learn about the safety of karting and the meaning of each race flag from Mike Fauci and Rich Gamrod. Afterwards, everyone took walk around the track to learn the race lines and discuss how to manage each individual turn with their karts. The new club President Doug Anne and most of the GVKC Board of directors were present to answer any questions and there were plenty of volunteer’s helping out as well. Thank you to everyone who volunteered! Thanks to Bob Secules for this info and...
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Club news

Its getting close to the first race of the season, can you feel it? Thank you to all who helped out at the track this last weekend, things are starting to come together. Some of the work completed: Re-roofed over the concession stand Grounds maintenance – mowing, raking, cleanup Repaving portions of the track (see pics below) Put up new barriers in the hairpin We have two more work days, April 21st and April 24th.  The more people that attend on these days will ensure we can start racing without issues in May. Thanks! The track paving is complete. Check out these pics for the areas reworked (thanks Bob): In oval news… Regarding clone flywheels “In the interest of keeping the cost of racing the Clone engine low, GVKC will only be allowing the stock flywheel or the billet steel flywheel on the Box Stock Clone engines for 2012. This will be enforced.” Rookie School I’ve had many questions about this so just to clarify: Rookie school will take place Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00 A.M. Please disregard the 9:00 A.M. time as stated on the registration form. Having said that, you probably want to be at the track early so we can promptly start at 10. Although the forecast looks good for Sunday, the Rookie school will take place rain or shine. Parents, please bring your kart and equipment. Part of the class is a safety check. Cost per rookie is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Parents must have a pit pass for insurance ($10 for members, $15 for nonmembers). There is no need to pre-register, you may bring the form and show up with your equipment on Sunday. Topics covered in class: How to sign in Pits and safety Kart check and safety Chassis set-up and common maintenance Walk the track/driving “the line” Flags At 1:00...
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