AKRA Makes Debut at Genesee Valley Kart Club This Weekend

The first-ever AKRA / Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour” event will take place this weekend – June 3-5 – at the historic Genesee Valley Kart Club in Avon, NY, a beautiful area of the country in western New York, just west of the Finger Lakes. The event is sponsored by Boon & Sons of Rochester, NY.

The peaceful, rural setting of Avon, NY will come to life Friday at 11am when practice begins for a full weekend of regional-level sprint kart racing with a national flare!

Classes on tap include 2-cycle and 4-cycle for all age groups, including Kid Karts, Cadets, Juniors, Seniors and Masters (over age 35). Whether you’re a Yamaha, Briggs or TaG racer, there’s a division for nearly everyone at this weekend’s event.

The track will be open Thursday from 8am to 5pm for parking only. GVKC officials will be onsite all day Thursday and will accept cash or check for parking, which is $50.00 for a 12×40’ spot.

Wristband sales, pre-tech and registration will begin at 7:30am Friday. Event passes are $30.00 for a three-day band; $25.00 for a two-day and $15.00 for a one-day pass.

Friday practice will run from 11am to 5:30pm and officials expect at least five full rounds of practice and a lunch break during the day. Practices will be 10-minute open-pit sessions all day.

Saturday and Sunday’s schedules will be identical. Engines are not allowed to be fired until 10am each day. Two rounds of practice will begin at 10:15am. Sessions will be five minutes each.

Five-minute qualifying sessions for each class group will open competition each morning, likely to begin around 11:30am. A heat race and main event for each class group will close each day of competition!

This weekend’s marks the opening of the four-race Northern Tour, which will feature a best 6-of-8 points series with awards for racers who attend at least three of the four Northern Tour events, which comprises Avon; MRP of South Bend, IN July 1-3; Thompson (OH) Kart Raceway July 29-31; and Nicholson (MD) Speedway August 26-28.


2-cycle and 4-cycle sprint kart racers and families.


The AKRA / Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour” Round 1 presented by Boon & Sons


Thursday: Parking 8am to 5pm

Friday: Practice 11am to 5:30pm

Saturday: Practice, Qualifying and Racing 10am to approx. 5pm

Sunday: Practice, Qualifying and Racing 10am to approx. 5pm

Note: Separate race programs for Saturday and Sunday. You may compete only one day!


Genesee Valley Kart Club: 2123 Lakeville Rd.; Avon, NY 14414.


At-track fees: $100 per class per day. $75 per driver for Friday practice. $50 competitor parking spot. $30 three-day event pass. $25 two-day event pass. $15 one-day event pass.


GVKC’s official website (includes directions to track) at gvkc.org/.

AKRA’s American Sprint Cup Series official website at akrasprint.com/.

Or contact Keith Shampine at 704-662-5350 or keithshampine@gmail.com.

Tire Rule:

Vega FH (blues) for all classes except TaG Junior, Senior and Masters.

TaG Junior, Senior and Masters Tire Rule: Vega XM, Vega FH, Bridgestone YLC, Bridgestone YLM, MG Yellow, Hoosier R60A, Mojo D2.

Vega FH slicks and W5 rain tires will be available at track for purchase.

Fuel Rule:

4-cycle classes: Spec gas for the Round 1 of Northern Tour at Genesee Valley Kart Club is 87 octane and must be purchased from Pump #1 at Quicklee’s at 1665 Lakeville Road (East Avon-Lima Road), Avon, NY 14414. Look for the pump with a GVKC sticker on it.

2-cycle competitors: Please bring your own fuel.

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