THE 2000 GALLETTA’S 5HP BOX STOCK GAS GO-KARTING LEAGUE SEASON

Snapshots from the 2000 Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic:

2000 Galletta's Klassic (Look at how narrow the track was back then!) 2000 Galletta's Klassic - the race was starting to get bigger and better every year!The 2000 year was one that saw Chris, Matt, and Wes Stevens run a staggering 33 feature event races between the 4th of July and November 8th. Back then we just wanted to race, unspoiled by 8, 10, 15 karts of competitors like the future would make us. It just went one kart at a time, and this year our go-kart count again grew by two, with two more home-made karts; the Galletta’s #6 (originally red and black #3b, later repainted brown and gold #6) and the Galletta’s #5 were the newest Galletta-style Chassis built. This enabled us to invite a few more friends and family (such as our cousins Brian and Kevin Galletta) to join us in our highly competitive racing club.  Chris “Crusher” Stevens was the dominant factor, winning 15 & 1/2 features (including 7 straight) en route to winning his 2nd of 3 straight Klassics in his brand new Ogre Chassis Galletta’s #5 (after winning the ’99 one in the #2). Matt failed to live up to his usually dominant track record in his brand new Ogre Chassis Galletta’s (originally 32 but then re-numbered) #6, which was originally set to replace his Galletta’s #3, but he never could quite get in-tune with it like his #3. In our 80-Lap Klassic, held on September 30th, 2000, we were joined by one of our cousins: Brian Galletta (whom we nicknamed “Bowser” after the Super Mario Kart character due to his look in the kart), and Larry Dishaw, an uncle of ours who only raced one time in the track’s history, our ’00 Klassic – managing a 3rd. MORE…

NOTE: We do believe we have videos from this season on VHS, and if we find them stored in mountains of tapes, we’ll transfer them!

2000 FINAL Point Standings for the Galletta’s Karting Season

Box stock 5hp gas go-kart championship of Oswego, NY

Rank

Name ( & Main Kart Piloted)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

* = Classic Win

1

Chris “Chrusher” Stevens (Galletta’s #5, 2)

2054.50

62.3

33

15.5*

1*

2

“Mighty” Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3, 6)

1901.00

57.6

33

9.5

0

3

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4, 2)

1717.50

52.0

33

8

0

4

Brian Galletta (Galletta’s #1)

176.00

35.2

5

0

0

5

Larry Dishaw (Galletta’s #2)

94.00

94.0

1

0

0

6

Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s #1)

47.00

47.0

1

0

0

7

Ray “RaYzor” Castaldo (Galletta’s #1)

18.50

18.5

1

0

0

8

Tom Puffer (Galletta’s #1)

16.00

16.0

1

0

0