Eric before the 21st Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200, held on September 24th, 2016. His helmet-cam footage can be seen on the race page.

Eric Woolworth

Woolworth Racing #78
(formerly the Sereno #WTF? and Tumor #78)
Woolworth Racing #87/88b
(formerly the Dann #02/68, Nason Racin’ #35, Truax #02, Ruggio #02, now STOLEN from a buyer who raced ZERO times. *sigh*)
Woolworth racing #88
(formerly the Ruggio #02b, Lindsley Racing #14, originally the L&K Small Engine #04, Good Guys Barber Shop #88, now Lee Gleason Racing #29)
Galletta’s Greenhouse #1
Galletta’s Greenhouse #2

Race Notes / Career Highlights / Fun Facts:
2012: Eric was unable to secure a heat or feature win in his rookie season of 2012. He raced various Galletta’s Team karts during the entire regular season of his rookie 2012 campaign (the #2 and #1 primarily). But by Klassic, he had finished his own Woolworth Racing #78, a kart that was simply an old yard kart chassis donated by Gary Miller (but oddly he still sold it to Bill Ruggio despite that he already donated it to the club). Built by a combined effort of Matt and Wes Stevens, and Randy Platt, the kart debuted in the Klassic (seen above). Eric also bought the former Larry Phillips #04 from Bill Ruggio, who himself purchased the kart from its second owner, Kenny Lindsley III. It is a former Thunder Island kart that was transformed to a hybrid Galletta-class racing kart purchased the original owner/builder. He purchased or sold several karts a few times over, but if he races, he just rents now (one of his old karts, the #78, is now a Team Galletta’s Greenhouse Arrive-and-drive kart). Eric has a unique ability of looking to be the fastest guy on the track one lap, then the slowest the next. If he could master consistency, he’d be a tough kart to beat.

Retired or… not?:
Eric is in a state of retirement due to stomach pain and back issues. However, he still also raced (and still rides) dirt bikes almost religiously. Some question if dirt bikes are just as hard (if not harder) than dirt bikes and if he can do that, he can do both, but that’s a question only he can answer. 😉

All-Time Points Standings:
Click here to see his place in the Galletta’s All-Time Points & Wins Standings
All-Time Points Standings

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Career Highlights:


6/19/2015 – Twin-35’s swept by R&C Sushi Bar Crew – Eric Woolworth & Chris Stevens!

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FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2015, OSWEGO, NY – After the Sunday, June 14th, 2015 race was rained out (due to a track that didn’t dry all week and a few showers showing up before all the drivers arrived), and Sunday, June 21st, 2015 looking to have more rain, we had an emergency pre-emptive strike race. And due to missing last weekend, it was scheduled to be a twin-feature event. And some excellent racing on a nice track was in store! The 1st race had Keith Raymond leading strong in his Good Guys Barbershop #88… until disappointingly a motor let loose. Eric Woolworth then took the lead and held off Matt Stevens, Adam Lytle and Chris Stevens for the win. Then, in the 2nd feature, Keith again led this time in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #6 and looked again like he was going to take the checker. But the 1st win for Keith is proving extremely elusive, as he got sideways fending off Matt and Chris Stevens, and then opened up the track for Chris Stevens to take off and hide in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0 for the win. This means that 2/3rds of the Oswego, NY Price Chopper R&C Sushi Bar Chef crew swept the features! (If only Rungnapha ‘Aou’ Stevens raced too! 😉 ) Updated points, pictures and YOUTUBE VIDEO are up!


6/14/2014 – Eric Woolworth takes the 1st two features of 2014 in the Raven Tavern #88!

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SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2014, OSWEGO, NY – Another tremendous race with a lot of passing, wheel-to-wheel racing and a few surprises! One of which was 3rd year vet Eric Woolworth starting handicapped in the rear to pass the entire field – including winningest area karter Matt Stevens, defending track Champ Chris Stevens, and defending Klassic champ Kelly Miller – and surviving a few accidents around him in the process to win his 2nd straight feature win, the very 1st two of 2014. To say Eric has been impressive this young season would be an understatement, blistering the track all the first two weekends thus far with one powerful motor. And a kart that he bought for $110. Stories like that don’t happen at Kiddie Kartways, folks, sorry. More details are for your viewing pleasure here.

6/7/2014 – 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Season Opener won by Eric Woolworth in the #88!

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SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2014, OSWEGO, NY – The original, longest-running, and most experienced karting class in Oswego, NY began their 19th point season, and it was another tremendous, highly-skilled battle from front to back and start to finish. Melissa Stevens, Adam Lytle, Eric Woolworth and Brian Galletta all took turns leading. Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens battled back and forth all night behind them. But after then-leader Brian Galletta’s brand-new #42 plowed into the 1st turn wall (when his left front hub imploded) taking out 3rd place Matt Stevens as well, Eric Woolworth held off defending track champ Chris Stevens for the rest of the way for a triumphant win. A kart that he sold to a newbie in 2013, bought it back (for a measly $110?! The motor alone was worth more than that!), and was a rocket-ship with a replaced drive tire with an experienced driver at the helm.


10/12/2013 – 18th Annual 200-Lap Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic:
Eric Woolworth starts 10th in the #88!

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Eric Woolworth with his #88 before the 18th Annual Galletta’s Karting Championship 200 on 10/12/2013.

8/18/2013 – Eric Woolworth wins his 2nd career Feature in the Raven Tavern #88!

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  Eric Woolworth swept the night’s heat and feature in his Raven Tavern #88 by passing Dave Spanfelner in the early stages,  running away and hiding enough on late-charging Matt and Chris Stevens to collect his 2nd career win, both this season. 10 karts were used, and c’mon… we have so many open karts people. I guess it is true… people really do fear us as the best karters in Oswego and puss out on race day. Period. Word. Pass it. Do you think don’t want more people to beat? Bring it, son.  More details are on the race page hereAll drivers raced hard. 

6/9/2013: Eric Woolworth picks up 1st career win in Raven Tavern #88!

6/9/2013 race winner: Eric Woolworth!

6/9/2013 raceSUNDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2013 – Eric Woolworth had flirted with victory lane a handful of times in his rookie season last year, but always had a freak luck break or lose control of his kart at the worst time. Not today. Eric led all 45-laps  from his pole starting position, and — although Brian Galletta pulled alongside of him, and Matt and Chris Stevens kept him within sight — none of the nine other competitors could get him. More details are found HERE!


…as a rookie posing before the 17th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 on 10/6/2012.
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