Rookie Driving School

Training

Are you new to karting? Each year, the club hosts a Rookie Driving School to help new drivers of all ages get their season off to a successful start. Mark your calendars for Rookie School 2016!

GVKC Rookie Driving School
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9 AM until complete
2123 Lakeville Road
Avon, NY 14414

This event gives new drivers the basics of driver safety, track rules and kart maintenance. Learn what to expect on race day, with a review of safety gear, flags and rules for overtaking other drivers. Weather allowing, drivers will finish the day by walking the track, and heading out with your karts for a few rounds of practice.

The “classroom” portion of the event will take place rain or shine. 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 check or cash at event 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.

Advance registration: Sign-in takes place at the track. Please let us know you plan to attend through our online pre-registration form. This will ensure that we can contact you with any updates regarding Rookie Driving School. Payment by check or cash is due at sign-in.

Schedule:

  1. Sign in begins at 9 am
  2. Registration, Practice & Race Day Schedules
  3. Track/Pit Safety
  4. Safety Gear
  5. Basic Kart Maintenance & Set Up
  6. Flagging t
  7. Driver Etiquette/Sportsmanship
  8. Demonstration of Race Start
  9. Walk the Track / Question Session
  10. 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 & 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 more information on required safety gear, please view the GVKC rulebook.

For questions, contact Kevin Orlop by phone at (585) 363-3795 or by email at tkokevin@yahoo.com.

Pre-register for Rookie School 2016.