DRIVER PROFILE FOR WILDMAN FLIPPIN’ FRED COLLINS (2006-09; 2012)

7/27/2009,Fred Collins,Winner,Galletta's #9

Fred Collins after his historic first feature win on 7/27/2009, after he came back from a wild flip in the first 30-lap feature of the night, shook it off, and then led the majority of the second 30-lapper in the Galletta’s #9! Five years of winless racing, wild accidents, and close calls with victory lane falling short finally paid off for Fred!

Name:
Fred Collins

Name:
Fearlessly Fast Flippin’ Freddie, Wild-man of the Woods Wrecks, Wild Werewolf, Bionic Hip Hipster.

STOLEN! (But… why?!)

Karts:
Galletta’s Go-Karts #9, #2, #7 or #1. Bought Howard Seabrook’s Spongebob Squarepants machine in 2007, but oddly never raced it once anywhere, and had it stolen from him. Also bought one of Ed Maynes old karts, but, again, never raced it anywhere and apparently a neighbor burned it and his ex-girlfriend took it from him and tried to sell it to us (which she asked too high of a price for). Poor Fred always has bad luck! Well, at least he won some races in 2009!

Years Racing Go-karts at Galletta’s:
2004-current (sporadic because he can’t afford parts and gas money). Fred retired after the 2009 season due to lack of funds. He would race more if he had more money, sponsors, and rides to the track.

Career highlights:

Aug 31, 2009
Jul 27, 2009

Won in 2009. Led a large portion of the 2005 Klassic. Finished well in 2005 and 2006 Klassics. Excellent attendance until he broke his hip in an off-season snowmobile accident. Always finishes well in the Point Standings. All-Time Career leader in flips. 

2009


Russ Hockey and Fred Collins took the Twin 30s on 8/31/2009 at Galletta's!

70 green-flag laps, 13 karts, and two feature winners were in store for Monday, August 31st, 2009 – a Twin-30s Night! Rapid Rollin’ Russell Hockey took the first feature of the night, followed by Furiously Fast Fred Collins taking the second.

Compressed highlight reels are cool, but view the higher quality and COMPLETE race video by clicking here.

7/27/2009,Fred Collins,Winner,Galletta's #9Fred’s career highlight to date was on 7/27/2009 as seen in this YouTube video, where he flipped in the first 30-lap feature, yet came back and won the second 30-lap feature – his career first after five long years of racing!

 

7/27/2009,Nick Dann,Winner,Galletta's #0

July 27th, 2009, Oswego, N.Y. — This has been the closest season of racing so far in Galletta’s Backyard Speedway history. We have 9 different winners in 10 features so far this season at Galletta’s, with the racing bumper-to-bumper throughout, and the points race is closer than ever before this far into a season. And with 15-kart event in store, the first 30-lap feature saw Nick Dann emerge as the winner of the first 30-lapper in the Galletta’s #0. It also saw Fred Collins flip. The 2nd 30-lap feature saw Fred come back from his flip and shake it off to take his first ever feature win in the Galletta’s #9! Five years of winless racing, wild accidents, and close calls of getting into victory lane falling short finally paid off for Fred!

Compressed highlight reels are cool, but view the higher quality and COMPLETE race video by clicking here.

2008


Notes:  Fred’s wife’ passed away in the winter of 2008. Visit this message board thread to view well-wishes and prayers.

2007


Did you know?:
That Fred broke his hip in a snowmobile accident before the 2007 season and has raced with a slow-healing broken hip. Has flipped and/or flown off of his kart countless times. Here’s one from 7/8/2007, where yours truly had to pull him off of the ground after he fell off of his kart .:

Then Fred had possibly the scariest accident ever in Galletta’s raceway history. Matt Stevens, Wes Stevens, and Kyle Reuter caught tires, and going 35-45 mph, Matt and Kyle, out of control, drove directly into Fred Collins, who parked in the middle of the track at the start of the race. Even though the wreck was horrific, video-watching dolts on YouTube constantly give it poor ratings because they mistake it for the Worst Wreck on YouTube. It isn’t. It was the worst wreck on Galletta’s Backyard Speedway caught on tape. Nice that I get wrath because of all the low IQ-ed people out there in YouTube land. Observe:

 

Visually, the worst wreck at Galletta’s. More here–>.
THE... CRASH FROM HELL! - Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

2006


Fred Collins & The Galletta's #2 Go-Kart before the 2006 Klassic 150!
2006/09/23 before the 150-lap 2006 Klassic – Photo by Gene Galletta, Prepared by Chris Stevens.

Still seeking his first win. Galletta’s All-Time Leader of most career races without a single win of any kind, heat or feature (before 2009).

2005


Fred joined Galletta’s Karting late in 2005. A first, we thought he was a Werewolf, as he came to race with shaggy hair and howling at the sky during his races (and wrecks).

FRED’S COMPLETE TAGGED RACE LISTINGS:


Aug 19, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
Jun 08, 2008
Nov 28, 2007
Aug 26, 2007
Jul 08, 2007
Jun 17, 2007
Jun 10, 2007
Jun 03, 2007
Dec 31, 2006
Dec 31, 2006
Nov 26, 2006
Sep 23, 2006
Sep 16, 2006
Aug 27, 2006
Aug 20, 2006
Aug 13, 2006
Aug 06, 2006
Jul 30, 2006
Jul 23, 2006
Jul 16, 2006
Jul 09, 2006
Jul 02, 2006
Jun 25, 2006
Jun 18, 2006
Jun 11, 2006
Nov 28, 2005
Sep 24, 2005
Sep 18, 2005
Sep 11, 2005
Sep 05, 2005
Aug 28, 2005
Aug 21, 2005
Aug 14, 2005
Aug 03, 2005
Jul 31, 2005
Jul 24, 2005
Jul 17, 2005
Jul 10, 2005
Jul 05, 2005
Jun 26, 2005
Jun 12, 2005
Jun 05, 2005

Jun 05, 2005Fred Collins joins after the 2004 Season & 9th Annual

Jun 05, 2005Fred Collins joins after