2009 Season Index

Our History at Oswego Kartway

14th Season – 2009: Our ’09 season was the 1st in 3 years without Oswego Speedway’s dirt track as our second “away” track escape, as our karting class were barred from the Oswego Kartway in the off-season due to differences with the track operator, further punctuated by several members from the track mocking our family business, names, careers, and even threatening us with physical violence. But that does not mean that we didn’t have a fun and action-packed season at our “home” track (as we did for 10 years before Kartway existed anyway). These numbers speak for themselves: A startling 48 drivers raced in 22 feature events, with 12 of them winning features (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Russ Hockey, Melissa Stevens, Buddy Cottom, Gary Miller Sr., Larry Phillips, Fred Collins, Jason Mills, Nick Dann, Brian Galletta, and Dick Dann). This is a single class, not a dozen classes of 3-10 drivers with only a one or two people dominating it. This large number in different winners shows how equal our racing division is, which some naysayers complained that the brothers rigged it for themselves (patently false… if you are a good driver, you can win and compete for championships in our class, period. Chris Stevens finally broke his brother Matt’s Points Title domination, winning his 1st Track Championship in nearly a decade, but Matt Stevens again showed that he is the toughest man to beat in a go-kart in Oswego, NY, as he took the Galletta’s 200-Lap Klassic once again. Full race videos (via YouTube), race results, points and driver profiles are all available here…

Complete 2009 Race Season on YouTube

Our weekly highlight reels have been up since 2008, including the ever popular 200 Lap Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic highlight video, but they were unfortunately lo-resolution (poor quality) due to lousy internet speeds and poor computer processing power at the time. Years later, we were able to process our entire race DVDs and also put them online in much higher quality (the DVDs themselves are higher quality, but these ain’t bad). Instead of keeping them all to ourselves, why not let anybody in the world with an internet connection enjoy them? Well? Enjoy!

GALLETTA’S BACKYARD GO-KART SPEEDWAY 2009 SCHEDULE:

Card is subject to change. Dates and times are tentative, and based on (1) Weather, (2) Club Member/Regular Driver schedules. Dates can be removed or added based on regular driver work schedules and free time. Changes will be added/corrected as they come. Discuss here.

RAIN DATES: May be any day before or after each scheduled race. Will often be the following Monday or Tuesday. Call 315-343-0879, 315-343-4281 or check here for updates.

EACH PICTURE LINKS TO EACH RACE’S PAGE AND HAS A COMPLETE RACE VIDEO (FOLLOWED BY A 2-10 MINUTE YOUTUBE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO)!

Race
Date
(Subject to change)
Estimated
Time (STC)
Event Name/Type
(Card is subject to change – dates may move and/or lap totals/heat qualifiers may change – usually based on member votes. Practice is free for rookie-newbies, but call for appointment.)
Heats/
Qualifiers
Feature (Subject to change)
0
1/2009 Offseason News
-:–

For the 1st time in our history, we had some noteable offseason news. The track that we help start–track operator built it after racing on ours, we were the largest class for most of the tracks 1st three seasons (we were at the 2005 Labor Day trial run and raced full seasons in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons), and we single handedly brought 8-15 paying drivers and karts there a week (before anybody even knew the place existed and other classes were 1-5 karts a week–barred our gas 1-WD racing division from competition. While many excuses were given, we believe that the track operator did not like us, wanted to have clones, and most of the other classes had finally built up enough support to make us expendable. While we were planning on only racing a partial season there anyways, the track’s decision made it easier for us to just race at our home track. The part that we were NOT okay with was the hostility, mockery, and even threats of violence that people who worked at and raced at the track showed towards us. It did get to the point of police investigation — the threats of violence were duly noted by law enforcement and we were notified that they had discovered the culprits.

1
7:00pm
10-lap
45-Lap
2
7:00pm
Oswego Pro 1WD Flathead Gas Kart Races from 6/14/2009!Summer Series #2:Twin-30s Interview Night
10-lap
for
Rookies
Twin-30s
3
Sunday, June 21st, 2009’s Rain-Date:
Monday, June 22nd, 2009
6:30pm
10-lap
45-lap
Friday, June 26th, 2009
10:00pm
Matt’s Time-Trial Session #1
(Matt takes all of the karts out and times them. The goal is to get all the karts as-close-as-possible to the same speed, and the slowest karts get some TLC to get them up to par. When you see how close our racing is, this means he is doing a great job.
4
Sunday, June 28th, 2009 and
Monday, June 29th, 2009
6:30pm
Regular Summer Series
Both days RAINED OUT
10-lap
Twin-30s
5
6:00pm
10-lapsFor Rookies & Refreshers
Twin-30s
6
6:00pm
N/A
50-Lap
7
6:00pm
10-lap
45-lap
8
Sunday, July 26th, 2009 rain date:
Monday, July 27th, 2009
6:00pm
10-lap
Twin-30s
9
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 rain date:
Monday, August 3rd, 2009
6:00pm
N/A
60-lap
10
5:30pm
N/A
50-Lap
11
5:30pm
10-lap
45-lap
12
5:30pm
10-lap
30/45 Vets
13
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 rain date:
Monday, August 31st, 2009
5:30pm
13-karts - 8/31/2009 - TWIN 35s!Regular Summer Series #13: Twin 30s Night
10-lap
Twin 30s
14
5:00pm
10-lap
45-Lap
15
6:00pm
10-lap
45-lap
16
4:00pm
N/A
25-Lap
17
*Friday, September 26th, 2009
*Saturday, September 26th, 2009
*Sunday, September 27th, 2009
N/A
OPEN DATE/ NO SCHEDULED RACES:
Friday evening was another tune-up/time-trial session for Matt to get all the karts fast for Klassic. Success: All are VERY close in speed! Also, Matt’s two Karts were NOT the fastest, either.
N/A
N/A
18
THE 13TH ANNUAL GALLETTA'S KART KLASSIC 200!
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
KLASSIC IS HERE!
2:00pm
Time Trials/
Rookie B-Main
200-LAP!
19
*Sunday, October 11th, 2009
7:00pm
N/A
25-Lap
20
*Sunday, November 8th, 2009
7:00pm
N/A
40-Lap
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
N/A
TBA
TBA

Now… what was the result of all of these splendid races? Now, see that result! Here are the fancy points and wins from those races!

2009 Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings: 

After 18 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/8/2009 -thru-11/8/2009.
Our complete Points Standings from the prior eight seasons are found on this webpage.

Pos.
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
~ Colored Border Pics have Profiles ~
Years Pro at Galletta’s
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Event
Events
Features
Heat Wins
Feature Wins
Win|
Klassic
Feature Win %
1
Chris StevensChris Stevens
(Galletta’s #4, 8, 5, 2)
14th
2,983.5
165.85
18
22
0
3
0|1
17%
2
Matt StevensMatt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 1, 7)
14th
2,939.5
163.31
18
22
2
8
1|1
36%
3
Rapid Russ HockeyRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00, Galletta’s #9)
3rd
2,571.0
171.40
15
18
4
2
0|1
11%
4
Melissa Gabel-StevensMelissa Stevens
(Stevens #19, 80)
3rd
2,421.0
142.41
17
21
2
1
0|1
5%
5
Buddy CottomBuddy Cottom
(Galletta’s #5, 6, 4, 1, 2)
3rd
1,934.0
138.14
14
18
2
1
0|0
6%
6
Gary MillerGary Miller Sr.
(Miller #24, Galletta’s #0)
5th
1,816.5
121.10
15
19
1
1
0|0
5%
7
Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips
(L&K Small Engine #04)
2nd
1,290.0
117.27
11
14
0
1
0|0
7%
8
Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(Galletta’s #7, 9, 2)
1st
1,186.0
169.43
7
8
1
0
0|1
0%
9
Fred Collins (Galletta's #9)Fred Collins
(Galletta’s #9)
5th
1,117.0
139.63
8
11
1
2
0|0
11%
10
George Russell in Galletta's #2George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
1st
821.0
273.67
3
4
1
0
0|1
0%
11
Jesse Vivlemore (Galletta's #5)Jesse Vivlemore
(Galletta’s #0, 5)
3rd
773.0
193.25
4
4
1
0
0|1
0%
12
Shadoe Russell in Galletta's #1Shadoe Russell (Russell #26, Galletta’s #1)
1st
624.0
208.00
3
4
0
0
0|1
0%
13
Jason Mills' profileJason Mills
(Galletta’s #2)
9th
482.5
160.83
3
5
1
1
0|0
20%
14
Tricky Nicky Dann's profileNick Dann
(Galletta’s #7, 4, 0, 1)
4th
460.5
115.13
4
6
0
1
0|0
17%
15
Mike MC Howell profile (Owes)Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #2, Russell #26, Hockey #00)
3rd
443.0
221.50
2
2
0
0
0|0
0%
16
JD Davis in Gary Miller's #24JD Davis
(Miller #24)
®
390.0
390.00
1
1
0
0
0|1
0%
17
Kevin Galletta (Galletta's #0)Kevin Galletta
(Galletta’s #9, 0)
1st
370.0
123.33
3
3
0
0
0|0
0%
18
CM Bigfoot (Speedmonkey's Enemy)“CM Bigfoot”
(Galletta’s N/A)
N/A
360.0
360.00
1
1
0
0
0|1
0%
19
"Machine Gun" Kelly Miller (In Galletta's #4 Kart)Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7, 4)
3rd
320.5
106.83
3
5
1
0
0|0
0%
21
Brian Galletta (Galletta's #5)Brian Galletta
(Galletta’s #5, 4)
4th
309.0
103.00
3
4
0
1
0|0
33%
20
Dick Dann's profileDick Dann
(Dann #68)1 = Methanol
4th
277.5
138.75
2
2
1
1
0|0
50%
22
Kenny Lindsley III (in Galletta's #2)Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta’s #2, 1)
2nd
240.5
120.25
2
2
0
0
0|0
0%
23
Tony Gonyeau
(Galletta’s #1, 7, 0)
®
226.0
113.00
2
3
0
0
0|0
0%
24
Mr. RaYzor (Last Name Witheld via request) with Galletta's #2RaYzor _______
(Last name withheld via paranoia)
(Galletta’s #7, 2)
1st
147.0
73.50
2
2
0
0
0|0
0%
25
Soliman Barakat (Galletta's #1)Soliman Barakat
(Galletta’s #4, 1)
®
144.0
144.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
26
Bobby Galletta (in Galletta's #4)Bob Galletta
(Galletta’s #4)
®
139.0
139.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
27
Asaad Al-Hananini (Galletta's #7)Asaad Al-Hanini (Galletta’s #2, 7, 1)
®
137.0
137.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
28
Todd SharpTodd Sharp
(Galletta’s #9)
®
135.0
135.00
1
2
1
0
0|0
0%
29
Jeff Tetro with Galletta's #6Jeff Tetro
(Galletta’s #6)
1st
132.0
132.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
30
Justin Bonacquisti
(Galletta’s #5)
®
130.0
130.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
31
Josh Chetney
(Galletta’s #1)
®
124.0
124.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
32
Justin Galletta (in Galletta's #1)Justin Galletta
(Galletta’s #1)
®
123.0
123.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
33
Austin Hicks (in Galletta's/Miller #24)Austin Hicks
(Galletta’s #24)
®
118.0
118.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
34
Dan WoodardDan Woodard
(Woodard #w5)
* = Stock 6.5hp
1st
118.0
118.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
35
Gary Galletta (in Galletta's #6 kart)Gary Galletta
(Galletta’s #6)
®
115.0
115.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
36
Andrew Miller in Galletta's #0Andrew Miller
(Galletta’s #0)
®
108.0
108.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
37
Nazeha Al-Hanini (Galletta's #7)Nazeha Al-Hanini (Galletta’s #7)
®
108.0
108.00
1
2
1
0
0|0
0%
38
Terry Miller in the Galletta's #5 (7/2009)Terry Miller
(Galletta’s #5)
®
106.0
106.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
39
Jesse Newcombe (Galletta’s #4)
®
106.0
106.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
40
Neaiamh Al-HaniniNeaiamh Al-Hanini (Galletta’s #1)
®
104.0
104.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
41
Ron Rowe
(Galletta’s #2)
®
101.0
101.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
42
Josh H. in Galletta's #0Josh Herscha (Galletta’s #0)
1st
100.0
100.00
1
2
0
0
0|0
0%
43
Zack Sawyer (Galletta's #1)Zack Sawyer
(Galletta’s #1)
®
95.0
95.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
44
Ed Scruton (Galletta's #6)Eddie Scruton
(Galletta’s #6)
1st
93.0
93.00
1
1
1
0
0|0
0%
45
Brian Paul (in Galletta's #1)Brian Paul
(Galletta’s #1, 7, 2)
®
87.0
87.00
1
1
1
0
0|0
0%
46
Ken Pierce (in Galletta's #7)Ken Pierce
(Galletta’s #7)
®
86.0
86.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
47
Brandon Matott
(Galletta’s #0)
®
84.0
84.00
1
1
0
0
0|0
0%
48
The Mysterious Dr. Speedmonkey makes a monkey out of the local karting competition. A banana is all he needs to win.“Professor Speedmonkey”
(Galletta’s #1)
N/A
73.0
73.00
1
1
0
1
0|0
100%

For the All-Time Points Series — added up after the FINAL Fall race each season, is here.