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Welcome to the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club & Backyard Speedway’s website! Founded in the early 1990s, Galletta’s Karting Club & Backyard Speedway was created to race go-karts as competitively as we can for as purposefully affordable as we can (via rules), using […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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Welcome to the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club & Backyard Speedway’s website!

OCTOBER 2014 - TWENTY-THREE KARTS, ALL TIMING WITHIN 0.66 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 19TH RUNNING OF THE KLASSIC 200. MOST ARE UNFILLED. WHY DON'T YOU BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KARTING CLUB DRIVER AND TRY TO BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KLASSIC CHAMPION?

Over 23 arrive-and-drive Karts are available. All time trialed less than 1 second apart on a large track. Drivers needed to fill them in 45-60 lap point races every weekend between June through all Summer, culminating with our season finale in late-September – the 200-Lap Galletta’s Karting Klassic!

gallettaskarting2013logo200pxFounded in the early 1990s, Galletta’s Karting Club & Backyard Speedway was created to race go-karts as competitively as we can for as purposefully affordable as we can (via rules), using karts that are hybrid – something between a prefabricated racing kart and a yard kart that can race fast and safe on both pay tracks and backyard tracks alike, all the while having drivers that are highly talented and experienced racers. You may think you are good on pay tracks, but in reality, you didn’t prove much unless you raced and competed for wins at Galletta’s! The original, longest-running, and largest karting class in the area, we are also the easiest to join – we often have several unused, fast, feature-winning, arrive-and-drive karts to join into the races immediately, and if you like it, build or buy your own for a few hundred dollars to join and compete instead of a few thousand like most classes take to join and compete. And, the experience and talent levels of the more experienced drivers at Galletta’s equal or better than can be found on any pay track – they’ve been racing more than a decade before ANY of the local pay tracks were built and have hundreds of more races under their belts. Read on to see our twenty year history of weekly points racing (with videos and complete rundowns of each season since 1995 – and race from 2005) every June through October in Oswego, NY! Enjoy!


Fundraiser for Galletta’s Karting Club fan – Kelly Miller’s grandson, Leiland!


THE 22ND ANNUAL GALLETTA’S GO-KART 200-LAP KLASSIC! 

The COMPLETE HISTORY of the Annual Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic Championship 200!

  1. Saturday, September 23rd, 2017: 22nd Annual Klassic 200 Race Postponed Due to Lack of Driver Availability.
  2. Saturday, September 30th, 2017: 22nd Annual Klassic 200 Race Postponed Due to Lack of Driver Availability.
  3. Saturday, October 7th, 2017: 22nd Annual KLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP 200-LAPPER Race Postponed Due to Lack of Driver Availability.
  4. Friday, October 13th, 2017: 22nd Annual KLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP 200-LAPPER  . . . . .

WE DID IT! WE GOT ENOUGH DRIVERS! IT FINALLY HAPPENED!!!

10/13/2017 – The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200!

Friday, October 13th, 2017 – Our 22nd Annual Galletta’s Go-Karts 200-Lap Klassic Championship FINALLY went down after a near month of delays due to lousy driver attendence, occasional bad weather, colds, and other strange anomolies. We actually had to schedule it on an unusual Friday evening due to all the delays, otherwise risk weather not cooperating and losing more drivers than we already had a difficult time mustering. And it wound up being one of the best and most climatic races in Klassic history, which is what we hope for all of them. Race page is currently under construction done, so enjoy this unedited video playlist, updating points and victory lane photo!

The top 3 in points this year were the top 3 in the Klassic as well! And with half of the club quitting for about half the season (and even DURING the races AND not paying Matt?), 4th place wasn’t even close in the points standings. But, impressively, a 1st timer rookie scored 4th on track in his 1st race ever, finishing all 200 laps. Due to work and a general disappointment of a lack of drivers outside of a handful of events, the final 2017 points, 2017 Klassic 200 video and All-Time points are yet to be finalized and updated. But keep checking in. I’ll get to it, I swear! Not that it seems anybody even cares. [UPDATE: Done!]

2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship FINAL Point Standings

After the 6/17/2017 through 10/13/2017 Races, concluding with the 200 Lap Klassic:

Position
Prior Race
Driver (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie; *=Makeup Feature Used;
T =Timeout used; k=Kart Change
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/
Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
Last Race
Entered
1st 1st Chris Stevens
– 2017 Points & Klassic Champion
(Galletta’s #4, 8, 43) ttt
2295.5
135.03
17
4
24%
0/1
22nd
84
13-Oct
2nd 2nd Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 33, 74, 9, 6, 1) ttt
2202.0
129.53
17
4
24%
0/1
22nd
137
13-Oct
3rd 3rd Josh Arnold 
2017 Visitors Champion

(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5, 2, 29) tttkk
2038.0
119.88
17
3
18%
0/1
3rd
4
13-Oct
4th 4th Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
1390.0
81.76
17
0
0%
0/1
10th
8
13-Oct
5th 7th Lee Gleason 
(Gleason #29)
1011.0
144.43
7
0
0%
1/2
1st
0
13-Oct
6th 5th Kevin Galletta
(Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
7th 11th ® Rob Vanderhaden
– 2017 Rookie of the Year
– DID NOT PAY KLASSIC + 
(Galletta’s #78, 43, #2, #1, #29) t ®
753.5
150.70
5
0
0%
0/2
®
0
13-Oct
8th 6th Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
9th 12th ® Robert Swan
– DID NOT PAY KLASSIC 
(Galletta’s #6, #1, #0)
688.5
229.50
3
0
0%
1/3
®
0
13-Oct
10th 18th Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #9, #7) m
657.0
219.00
3
0
0%
1/1
10th
7
13-Oct
11th 8th ® Nicholas Cassano 
(Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
12th 19th ® Stephen Perez
(Galletta’s #7, #9) m
508.0
169.33
3
0
0%
0/1
®
0
13-Oct
13th 9th Keith Raymond 
(Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
14th 10th Tim Galletta
(Galletta’s #9, 7) tm
444.5
74.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
8
12-Aug
15th N/A ® Pastor Mulcahey
(Galletta’s #5)
425.5
425.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
13-Sep
16th 13th ® Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #5) m
215.5
53.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
12-Aug
17th 14th ® Jared Halstead
(Galletta’s #43) m
205.5
51.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
12-Aug
18th 15th ® Marty Halstead
(Galletta’s #7) m
197.0
49.25
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12-Aug
19th 16th Randy Platt 
(Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
20th 17th ® Mike Patak
(Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
21st 20th ® Anthony Losurdo
(Gallettas’s #43)
117.5
117.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
22nd 21st ® Thomas Montgomery
(Galletta’s #5)
116.5
116.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
23rd 22nd ® Griffin Miller
(Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
24th 23rd ® Zach Miller 
(Galletta’s #7)
111.0
111.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
25th 24th ® Mike West 
(Galletta’s #1)
108.0
108.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
26th 25th ® Dave Hartpence Sr. 
(Galletta’s #5)
107.0
107.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
27th 26th ® Steve Sixberry 
(Galletta’s #9)
99.0
99.00
1
0
0%
1/1
®
0
27-Aug
28th 27th ® Justin Thurston 
(Galletta’s #43, #7, #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
29th 28th ® Casey Cowen 
(Galletta’s #78)
89.0
89.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
30th 29th ® Dave Hartpence Jr. 
(Galletta’s #78)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
31st 30th ® Andy Rayder
(Galletta’s #5, #2)
82.5
82.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
32nd 31st ® Jason Sixberry
(Galletta’s #1)
82.0
82.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
33rd 32nd Dick Dann 
(Galletta’s #43, 33c)
73.0
73.00
1
0
0%
0/1
4th
4
27-Aug
34th 33rd Nick Dann 
(Galletta’s #7)
71.0
71.00
1
0
0%
0/1
3rd
2
27-Aug

Key: 
® = Newbie / Rookie to our races (less than a season of races on our track)
* = Makeup Feature Used (heat race for bonus points to earn towards a feature missed earlier in the season)
T = Mid-Race Timeout Used (One allowed per newbie, three allowed per regular driver per season, additional ones earned via 100% attendence and/or regular feature wins)
k = Mid-Race Kart Change Used (includes a point penalty per change)

Fun (or sad?) facts about 2017 Season:
– Only 5 of 34 drivers attended at least HALF of the season’s races (a 14 year low).
– Only 4 of 34 drivers raced in every event (a 14 year low).
– 21 of 34 drivers were rookies (Either 1st time drivers or drivers with less than one season of races [on the Galletta’s track], another a 14 year record).
– Half of the regular season events were cancelled due to not enough drivers in attendence on race day (A 22 year high).
– Klassic was postponed three weeks due to not enough drivers committing (a 15 year record).
– A handful of drivers did not pay, but a few of them negotiated deals with Matt. Paying entry/kart rental doesn’t always mean money for gas + part-wear. Sometimes it includes chipping in with track/kart work, donating karts or kart parts and/or gas for the karts or track work, and/or bringing paying drivers to race and fill seats when we are low on drivers. The track and karts run on nominal BARE BONES donations and if drivers don’t pay their fair share, Matt will try and cover it, but property owner Mary Stevens covers it if he cannot (which happens every year because the donations NEVER cover costs, especially when nobody shows and/or some show and don’t pay). Maybe some people think it’s fun and games to break karts and burn gas and Matt doesn’t deserve the money, and if you fell that way then try running a track and 15-20 karts for friends/family on your own dime and get back to us, thanks.


9/23, 9/30, 10/7/2017 – Races Cancelled Due to Lack of Driver Availability for 3 Weeks in a row (and 9th week of the 18 week season?!)

Seriously? Perfect weather, over 20 karts and no drivers for half the race season? What gives, people?

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 –  Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – Matt had originally loosely scheduled the Klassic 200 for Saturday, September 23rd, then firmly for 30th, then sternly for October 7th and then….. WELL, WELL, WELL… FOR THE 9TH TIME IN 18 WEEKENDS SINCE OUR JUNE OPENER… WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH DRIVERS YET AGAIN! WOW! SURPRISE. HALF OF THE RACE SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED?! Why? Not weather! Nope. Not karts! No, plenty of those. Nope,… NO DRIVERS! And people got mad when I said everybody quit? Sure looks like it. Well, here we go, we gonna’ try again and see! The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Klassic 200 is now scheduled for Friday, October 13th, 2017 and if people no-show for that, then we’ll try again on Saturday, October 7th, 2017! If people no-show for that, then eventually it will just be Matt, Chris and Josh for 200 laps in a rainstorm or snowstorm and that’s it, as they have been the only 3 showing any skill and determination at racing at all every single race all season... (and no, starting on the pole and in short races and holding on for the win in a short feature once or twice a year and then not doing anything else except dropping out of races and running home and having a ton of excuses for quitting [although not really quitting, sorry]) isn’t showing much skill, other guys.).



 


9/16/2017 – Chris Stevens Survives Exciting Rookie-filled 10-kart/45-Lapper [+YouTube]

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Click for the race page.

SATURDAY, September 16th, 2017 – We finally had enough drivers on board to get a show in (THANKFULLY!!), and again it was thanks to a small group of new guys joining the action and doing a very impressive job with only little experience in our karts and track! And it wound up being a very good and entertaining race! (Now if only we could get some more veteran drivers back from self-imposed and excuse-filled hiatuses, to make the racing be even greater!) Chris Stevens emerged victorious in his GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4 after inheriting both 2nd place from Josh Arnold (who trapped Chris in traffic to take 2nd before he broke down) and taking the lead from Lee Gleason (after he got extremely loose in turn 1). But rookie Robert Swan challenged Chris on the last lap (somewhat surprising him), showing great progress in limited track time! More…

NOTES: Of 33 drivers, only 3 raced in every race (and a 4th took around 1 lap and exited and still got 4th in points), and all but 8 raced more than once or twice. Sadly, Matt spends many hour weekly keeps 20+ karts prepared and Chris does a complete website dating back 22 years with 12 years of complete race videos (both to ZERO pay for their efforts)… and nobody can come up to have fun racing?


9/2 – 9/9/2017 – Two Weekends of Races Cancelled Due to Lack of Driver Availability

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – Due to lack of available drivers (only 4-5, far short of our 7 driver minimum field), our races are again cancelled for the week. Once again, we are only open to Friday or Saturday races from Labor Day on, so if you want to race, contact us. (Due to work, family, school, and football, we will not be able to race any more Sundays.). However, if more racers don’t start coming soon, we will be forced to schedule our 200-Lapper with only a few drivers and be done with the season.

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – Due to lack of available drivers (only 5-6, and just short of our 7 driver minimum field), Labor Day week festivities, two races last weekend, Oswego Speedway’s Classic 200 delayed due to rain and work (we’ve raced after the 200 many times), our annual Labor Day Saturday to be held on September 2nd, 2017’s race was postponed. Go figure… as last weekend we had SEVENTEEN DRIVERS racing on TWO NIGHTS thanks to two batches of newbie drivers last Saturday and Sunday… and this weekend, we could only get a hold of 5 or 6. Next weekend, we project a bigger driver count, as long as some of last weekend’s new drivers come back. (Reading this guys? Let’s make another big field! Out track and club history is littered with dozens of examples where hundreds of drivers quit just as it’s getting good. If they didn’t quit when they did, we would be having 23 kart fields instead of 5-10 kart fields. Simply because 4-5 drivers quit as soon as another 4-5 other drivers joined). See you next weekend!


8/26 – 8/27/2017 – WILD crash during 17-Kart Doubleheader: Saturday Night 40-Lapper AND Sunday Night 35-Lapper for a Double Show Weekend; Josh Arnold and Matt Stevens Victorious!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2017 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2017: Several drivers (a few that raced with us before a couple of years ago) enabled us to get a show in and it wound up a good one. There was also a nasty wreck late in the feature with bodies flying. Then, the next day, several MORE drivers (this time a handful of rookie 1st time racers at Galletta’s and a surprising return of Team Dann) joined us for a surprise Sunday evening showdown. As you can see from the video, the racing was actually extremely good both Saturday AND Sunday considering the amount of new drivers in both! Read more & view YouTube video here!

Wacky Driver Attendance Note: Now while we have 30 different drivers who have raced this season from June through August, NINETEEN have only raced in ***ONE*** event, ONLY NINE have raced more than twice, and ONLY FOUR have raced in every race this season, and one of those four just races one lap for points and pull off. Seriously? Nobody wants to race anymore? What is going on? Are people that dirt poor or that empty-sacked?! C’mon people. Let’s race!


8/20/2017 – Cancelled due to insufficient Driver Attendance

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2017: A Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway Points race requires at least seven drivers to count for points, and due to only four veteran drivers available, it is not enough and the races for this weekend have been cancelled. R&C Sushi Bar LLC’s surprise 50/50 prize for the winner & points fund has also been cancelled due to low driver turnout and the fact that everyone who shows up apparently is too poor to enter a 50/50 contest.


8/12/2017 – 3rd Annual Faith Birthday 50’s Twin-25s won by Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens [+YouTube Race Videos]

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Click for race page, points, video, and larger version of the victory picture.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – Tim Galletta and Chris Stevens pretty much controlled almost the entire evening, each getting 1-2 and vice versa respectively. Tim shook off the rust accumulated due to a move down south and then held off everyone for his 1st feature win in a handful of years during the 1st feature. Then Chris Stevens evaded an accident that took out the top three to coast to the win in the 2nd. Plus, during the 1st feature, Tim’s bro-in-law (and past feature winner) Jared Halstead took a nasty spill after coming together with Josh Arnold, flipped, and then got run over by Matt Stevens. Thankfully, he was fine and continued in the 2nd feature. Good racing all around, but there’s an attendance problem when we have to depend on people who live in North Carolina to have enough people to race. Um… what the heck is going on with karters around Oswego? Hello?? If the kart don’t cost a few grand, you ain’t racin’? Wow. Complete YouTube race video and points are done so read on for more…


8/5/2017 – Twin-30s won by Kevin Galletta & Matt Stevens!

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Full-sized Victory Photo

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Tim Galletta’s Return!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – In Tim Galletta’s 2-weekend return for the 1st time in 4 years, Kevin Galletta led every lap of the 1st 30-Lapper to take his 2nd feature win of 2017. Matt Stevens then led zero laps and just stole Lee Gleason’s 1st victory away from him by sneaking the front bumper past the stripe on the final lap of the night. The funny thing was Lee’s kart has had terrible motor sputtering issues and lack of power for a while now, and Matt put around a week of work testing and fixing the motor until it got up to par. And if not for Matt’s craftiness on the final lap, Lee would have put the #29 (the former Thunder Island/Larry Phillips/Kenny Lindsley III/Eric Woolworth/Billy Ruggio/Eric Woolworth/Keith Raymond/David Hall/Lee Gleason ride) in victory lane for the 1st time in a long time. Full race YouTube Video, results and points are here.


7/30/2017 – 22nd Annual Harborfest Championship… Cancelled due to insufficient Drivers.

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 – Due to a lack of available drivers, we were forced to cancel our 22nd Annual Harborfest weekend race. Every week we request more drivers — old veteran racers, newbie rookies, and everything between. Around 20 arrive-and-drive karts with most of them sitting idle without drivers and only $25 to race them for 50-70 laps a week. Come on up!


7/23/2017 – Matt Stevens & Josh Arnold Repeat as Winners of Twin 33’s! [+YouTube]

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – Deja-vu to opening night ’17, as Matt Stevens win a feature in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74, and Josh Arnold in his Arnie Racing #93 won the other! Lots of cautions and kart breakdowns this evening, but nonetheless — as the video shows —  the racing was entertaining!

Full Points, Pics & Video Race Page | YouTube Video |  Higher-resolution picture 


7/16/2017 – Keith Raymond wins 1st Feature, 2nd Rains out [+YouTube]

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Keith Raymond became the 1st 2-feature winner this season as he passed a loose-but-fast rookie Nicholas Cassano and held off a few other competitors for his 2nd win in 3 features this season (last week he was delayed and showed up after the races were done and everyone had gone home! Yikes!). Good, clean racing on a nice track, as the track workhorse “OgreMobile” is back in action and the track can be graded and rolled for the 1st time since the opener! The racing has been VERY close this year — very few passes along with very few walk-away wins and with 6 winners in 7 features this season thus far. Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here.


7/8/2017 – Adam “AJ” Lytle & Chris Stevens make it 6-Winners-for-6-Races this season! [+YouTube]

 Adam Lytle and Chris Stevens prove best karters in Oswego, NY on 7/8/2017!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – Although we usually run Summer Sundays at Galletta’s, this season Saturday has been working better for a majority of our drivers. And a rather competitive trend has been happening this season: The 1st SIX feature races have had SIX different winners! In the 1st 30-lapper, Adam Lytle FINALLY broke his streak of breaking down to win DOMINATE the 1st one, pulling away from Chris Stevens and the rest of the pack to lead all 30 laps without even a challenge. In the 2nd 30-lapper, Chris Stevens also led all 30 laps, but was challenged by Kevin Galletta, Lytle, Matt Stevens and Josh Arnold. And Josh has been fast all year, scoring excellent finishes on top of his feature win earlier this season! Chris got a big choking hug from his daughter Faith for the win (and some victory laps on daddy’s lap). More details and FULL race video (including BOTH Tower camera AND Matt helmet camera in full HD) below:

Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here | Higher Resolution Victory Lane picture here.


7/3/2017 – Independence Day Makeup Points Race!
 photo 2017-07-03 race at Galletta's (Oswego's finest karters, bar none, try if you disagree)

Monday, July 3rd, 2017 – Due to regular drivers missing out on both Sunday (postponed) and Monday evening races, and Kelly Miller bringing two drivers (son Stephen and nephew Griffin), while a 1st timer rookie racer also joined, we had a makeup points race. A 35 lap “retcon points” makeup race! You can read more about it and watch the YouTube video here.


6/24/2017 – Kevin Galletta & Keith Raymond make it 4-Winners-for-4-Races this season! [+YouTube]

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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – We took another preemptive Saturday race (to avoid forecasted rain on Sunday) and held another twin-feature night to get caught up for missing the 1st two weekends of our usual season (1st weekend in June through at least September). And lo-and-behold, the polar opposite of last year’s start has occurred–where Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens hogged all the wins in the 1st EIGHT features–we have four features and FOUR different winners! Kevin Galletta outlasted early leader Adam Lytle (who broke down while leading) to win the 1st one, and Keith Raymond outlasted Chris Stevens and Matt Stevens (each of whom ALSO broke down while leading) for the win, although Josh Arnold gave him a great run. (And Kevin had to take his kids home before the start of the 2nd feature, so he is represented here by his Force Ghost.) More details and FULL race video (including BOTH Tower camera AND Matt helmet camera in full HD) below:

Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here | Higher Resolution Victory Lane picture here.


6/17/2017 – FINALLY… The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Points Season Opener Has Come Back… To OSWEGO! 70 Laps via Twin 35s! Josh Arnold & Matt Stevens win! [+YouTube]

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – Due to several setbacks (including no track vehicle), we missed the first two weekends of our usual race season. However, thanks to Brian Galletta and his Jeep, we can FINALLY get the season started. Saturday evening was the goal instead of our usual Sunday (for Father’s Day & avoiding possible showers), and TWO features were in store to make up for the two week delay. The Arnie #93 driven by owner Josh Arnold passed Mike Patak (who later went on for a WILD flip) to win the 1st Feature, while in the 2nd feature, Matt Stevens stormed into the front and never looked back in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com Frankenfreak #74! Video is up:
Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here | Higher Resolution Victory Lane picture here.


COMPLETE SEASON APPENDIX:

Enjoy each of over two decades worth of our competitive point-racing seasons with these over 200 race pages by clicking on the picture to each season. Each season will have its own list of pictured race descriptions, point standings, driver profiles and complete races on embedded YouTube videos to each race (as early as the 2002 Klassic and complete season videos dating back to mid-2005):


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2016 Season Index

21st Season – 2016: From from Sunday, June 12th, 2016 through Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 30 drivers racing in 14 feature events won by 7 competitors (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Kelly Miller, Josh Arnold, Keith Raymond, Kevin Galletta and Adam Lytle) for our 21st Points Season at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway. And for the 1st time in history, a driver challenged Chris and Matt Stevens’ vice-grip stranglehold on 1st and 2nd the point standings! Kelly Miller was lap for lap, pass for pass, point for point, win for win dead even with the brothers all season long, and the three leap-frogged each other every week leading up to our 21st Klassic to decide it all. Would Kelly become the 1st visiting driver to ever sweep the Points and Klassic titles? Or would the class-founding brothers retain 1st and 2nd for the 21st straight year? Well, why not see what went with our 200-Lap Klassic! Here are all the season pages, complete with all of our uploaded YouTube videos!


SEPTEMBER 2015 - TWENTIETH ANNUAL POINTS SEASON AND 200-LAP CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP OF ALL ***OVERALL*** OSWEGO DIRT KARTING!

2015 Season Index

20th Season – 2015: Our 20th Season was a relief from 2014’s barren finish. Due to a few groups of rookies joining, we had 42 different drivers racing in 20 feature events won by 8 different feature winners (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Adam Lytle, Keith Raymond, Melissa Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Eric Woolworth and Tony Cimilluca). The season was extremely competitive from start to finish, and it came down to a tremendous battle in the Klassic 200 between Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens and Kyle Reuter — arguably the best three lifetime karters in Oswego (anybody who has a beef with this? Show us what you got. Show up, put up, or shut up, thanks!). Chris and Kyle were the only two leaders in this year’s event, with them trading the lead due to lapped traffic and empty fuel tanks. But late in the race, when Reuter passed the fuel-starved Chris Stevens, and Matt Stevens broke in a crash, Chris refueled and shocked all with a slingshot pass past Reuter on the final green-white-checker for the the most climatic win in the Galletta’s Klassic history, and clinched his clean sweep of both the 2015 200-Lap Klassic and the 2015 Points Championship! One of our most exciting seasons in our history, capped by a fantastic Klassic finish, and probably the most exciting in our history! All of our complete race videos are available for viewing on our complete season index found here.


OCTOBER 2014 - TWENTY-THREE KARTS, ALL TIMING WITHIN 0.66 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 19TH RUNNING OF THE KLASSIC 200. MOST ARE UNFILLED. WHY DON'T YOU BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KARTING CLUB DRIVER AND TRY TO BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KLASSIC CHAMPION?

2014 Season Index

19th Season – 2014:  Our 19th Season had 26 drivers compete in 15 feature events won by a staggering 8 different competitors (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Adam Lytle, Kevin Galletta, Brian Galletta, Kelly Miller, Eric Woolworth, Kyle Reuter), but it did not end well. The season was tragically cut shorter than others due to low driver attendance by midsummer, a problem that caused self-inflicted wounds by making even gung-ho veteran drivers quit. Matt Stevens swept the driver-starved Klassic 200 (where he and Chris battled for over 80 straight green flag laps) and sadly short Season Points Championship, but it was perhaps our least-fulfilling season in well over a decade due to inconsistent and sparsely populated driver competition, despite the empirical fact that we had 20 karts on site all with near identical time trial speeds. The fact that it was the least-populated Klassic in THIRTEEN years, founders Matt and Chris Stevens worried all winter that without a new crop of drivers in 2015, we were left seriously doubting the future of the Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Club . More on the complete YouTube Videos & Race Index.


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2013 Season Index

18th Season – 2013: The 2013 season was eventful, as 38 competitors raced in 24 features won by a staggering 12 different drivers (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Eric Woolworth, Brian Galletta, Adam Lytle, Brandon “Tumor” Matott, Dave Spanfelner, Kevin Galletta, Joe Sereno, Ryan Palmer and Justin Galletta!)! And the most shocking surprise was the Klassic 200, where Kelly Miller became only the 2nd visiting driver (Kyle Reuter being the 1st) and 5th overall (counting Matt, Chris and Wes Stevens) to win a Galletta’s Klassic 200, having a duel for the ages with the ’13 track champion Chris Stevens and Oswego’s All-time winner/points earner Matt Stevens, where lapped traffic and kart wear took it’s toll and changed the outcome and made the finale an extremely exciting one. In fact, possibly the best 3-kart Klassic duel to date. The complete season is on YouTube video playlist and race pages, so go here for more.


http://gallettasgreenhouse.com/gokarts/20120729.html = 7/29/2012 - 11-Kart/45-Lapper

2012 Season Index

17th Season – 2012: Had 39 drivers racing in 27 feature events that were won by 9 different savvy competitors (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, David Spanfelner, Brian Galletta, Melissa Stevens, Joe Sereno, Randy Platt, Tim Galletta and Justin Galletta). Matt Stevens was the performer of the year as he took the 2013 Points Title, but the Klassic would have a controversial finale. The founding brothers of Matt and Chris Stevens battled back and forth in the late stages of the Klassic, passing each other via lapped traffic. The controversy came when Chris got passed by Matt when a lapped kart got in his way, Chris backed off rather than hit the traffic and Matt passed them both. Chris dogged his bro down until the same lapped driver came up, and Matt bumped the lapped traffic out of the way, knocking him into Chris which then brought out the caution and prevented Chris from getting his brother back. Chris was furious, and Matt, exhausted, put himself in the back, leaving Chris was able to pull away for the uncontested win. Several people protested that Chris won, and Chris himself vacated the win, which their “uncle” (and Galletta’s Mascot) Ogie Stevens took credit for it all. The complete race videos, race results and points info are found here.


16th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 Start

2011 Season Index

16th Season – 2011: 25 competitors entered 21 feature events that were won by 8 different drivers (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Tim Galletta, Melissa Stevens, Justin Galletta, Joe Sereno, Randy Platt and Jeff Tetro). Now while Matt Stevens won the track title and garnered the most wins (6), it was his big brother Chris Stevens that broke a decade-long dry spell to win his 1st Galletta’s Klassic since 2001 (and the 1st since it became 200 laps). And what more, he proved what many thought was impossible! Chris managed to run all 200 laps on one tank of gas while holding off his brother Matt (who had to refuel late after leading a fast-paced race battling with 2010 winner Kyle Reuter early on). It was one of the most strategic gambles in Klassic history to date, as if there were a few more laps, Chris would’ve been down to fumes with Matt ready to pounce on the lead. This is one of many reasons why the racers at Galletta’s feel you get more PURE RACING experience in our karts than any pay track’s 5-10 minute/20-50 lap races. 200 laps on a single 5hp Briggs stock gas tank… and WIN. Try that in any other karting division and get back to us, son. Complete YouTube Race Videos, results, driver profiles, points and pictures of every race found here…


2010 Season Index

15th Season: 2010: So it finally happened! Actually, TWO things! First, while we had a usual great season consisting of 29 drivers in 21 feature races, they were won won by a SHOCKING 15 different drivers (Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens, Melissa Stevens, Tim Galletta, George Russell, Shadoe Russell, Randy Platt, Arnold “AJ” Nason, Jeff Tetro, Mike “MC” Howell, Russ Bartlett, Gary Miller Sr., Kyle Reuter, Kelly Miller and Jared Halstead), with Chris Stevens surviving it all to achieve his 2nd track championship in a row. That shows parity amongst the karts! But the Klassic was the story of the season, as secondly, a visiting driver won a Galletta’s 200-Lap Klassic! Kyle Reuter became both the 1st non-founding/visiting driver to win a Galletta’s Klassic, and the 1st to win a one after climbing into a backup kart (The Galletta’s #0) after his starter kart the (Galletta’s #1) broke down around mid-race. While Kyle has countless Quarter-Midget and methanol flat-kart wins and championships under his belt, he said this was, “the most fun I’ve ever had in a go-kart.” We agree, which is why we do this instead of dropping a few grand for stressful, expensive pay track racing. Kyle and the 14 other winners this season also proved an important point — Matt does not rig the karts for his (or his brother’s) advantage. In fact, if anything, he gives anybody the chance to race in a kart with equal or better power than his own. You just have to be a good enough driver to win it. This season, Kyle and the many other winners proved it can be done, and shut the critics up in more ways than one. More, including points, profiles, and complete race videos via YouTube here…

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…


2008 Season Index

13th Season at Galletta’s – 2008: Between Galletta’s and Oswego Kartway, we race a combined 27 drivers racing in a combined 27 events won by 10 different drivers (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Russ Hockey, Melissa Gabel, Buddy Cottom, Dick Dann, Nick Dann, and Gary Miller Jr.), but it agai was Matt Stevens winning the Track Championships on both, and technically, he won both Oswego Classic 50 and Galletta’s Klassic 200, but there was a mystifying controversy to the Oswego one at least.

3rd Season at Oswego Kartway – 2008: 
 For the 3rd straight full season, the Galletta’s Greenhouse 1-WD Gas Flathead Racing Club raced two tracks. We started in May at Kartway where Matt Stevens again proved he is capable of taking a kart with less horsepower and beat larger karts that used stock Animal engines (forced in our group by decree of the track operator), and he won the Mixed Motor Gas Stocker Point standings at Kartway (which they erased from their website, so you’ll only see it and full race videos to every division here).

Galletta's @ Oswego Kartway on 5/30/2008

2008 Oswego Kartway Index

Chris, Wes, and Matt Stevens sweep top 3 spots 2 years in a row at Oswego Kartway Classic!

Oswego Kartway Classic Champs

While we had 14 feature events won by 7 drivers (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Wes Stevens, Dick Dann, Joe Hayden, Dave Melfi, and Nick Dann), after many arguments, late in the season we split the two gas kart motors into separate divisions, which ended the conflict for the drivers but yet seemed to increased it for the track operator. Matt Stevens dominated the ’08 Kartway Classic (Gas Flathead 1-WDs), but last lap controversy had Wes Stevens take it (under a presumed yellow) and Chris Stevens take 3rd to sweep the pedestal spots for the 2nd year in a row. The track operator then saw that it to be the last race at the track that we were a part of since (even before) it started. Season rundown, final points TONS of FULL race videos from ALL karting divisions at the Kartway AND Galletta’s, and the confusing ending to the ’08 Classic video found here…


Oswego Speedway Classic Kart Track Champs!

2007 Season Index

2nd Season at Oswego Speedway Kartway: 2007 & 12th Season at Galletta’s: 2007: Was by far one of our busiest, most competitive and talent-stacked. Between the Oswego Kartway (back then simply known as the Oswego Speedway Dirt Track) and our Galletta’s track, 57 different drivers ran a combined 28 features, but the dominant factor all season on both tracks was Matt Stevens, as he won 14 of the 28 Mixed Motor gas stocker features on the two tracks while 8 other drivers (Chris Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Dick Dann, Melissa Gabel, Ryan Coleman, Eric Raponi, Gary Miller Sr., and Joe Hayden) divided up the rest of the HARD fought victories. Again there was controversy between OHV and FH motors racing in the same class, and while Matt was the man to beat in a flathead, the OHVs were proving to be too powerful for anyone else to touch. That was until the Kartway’s 1st Classic, a 15-kart/50-Lap event for the mixed-motor 1-WD ‘Gas Stocker’ class, where a few drivers battled it out in an exciting race, but Chris Stevens emerged on top on lap 50 to avenge himself for getting wiped out several times earlier in the season by one of the OHV Outlaw karts in the race. It also contained one of the scariest wrecks in our history (and one that has garnered by FAR the most hits on YouTube of our hundreds of videos). However, Matt Stevens defeated a VERY talented cast of characters (including his brother Chris, Kyle Reuter, Ryan Coleman, Buddy Cottom and Mike “MC” Howell amongst others) to win both track Championships and the 12th Annual showing of the Galletta’s Klassic 200! The only true downer to the season was Wes ‘Ogre’ Stevens’ bone-busting crash in the ’07 Klassic, which forced him out of weekly competition. More (including detailed race descriptions and hundreds of race videos) can be found here.


2006 Season Index

Inaugural Oswego Speedway Dirt Season!

1st Season at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track: 2006: In our 1st season at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track (before it was renamed Oswego Kartway the following year), we went with the understanding that our class would not be forced to race methanol karts and turn clockwise (as most race divisions turn counter-clockwise. While we got that, oddly enough, the track operators would not let us have our own Galletta’s-style division with 1-WD gas flatheads and forced us to run with the 1-WD gas OHVs (remaining themselves “Outlaws”), and we somewhat had a repeat of the same problem that we had last season at Galletta’s: “You have too much power!” vs. “You are too light!”– and sadly, a fight nearly broke out over it as well. We ran 7 events, and with 2 wins, Matt Stevens won the 1st Track Championship at the Oswego Kartway, as the other divisions didn’t keep track of wins or points. Other winners were Wes Stevens, Chris Stevens, Brian Bortel, Mike Billion (OHV), and Mark Miller (OHV), with Wes Stevens winning a 40-Lap “Bumpy Track Classic” where every methanol division refused to run due to the track being less than ideal. “Yard Karts” – 1, “Methanol Karts” – 0.

11th Season at Galletta’s: 2006: 35 different drivers raced in 18 feature events in ’06 and while 9 drivers won (including Chris Stevens, Wes Stevens, Rob Jimenez, Ed Maynes, Gary Miller Sr., Billy Kuykendell, Kyle Reuter and Brian Bortel and a tie between Chris and Bill), it was Matt Stevens took 8 of those himself en route to another Track Championship and Galletta’s Klassic Victory! More here, including points, driver profiles, and FULL race vids to the whole season!


2005 Season Index

10th Season –  2005: With a staggering 50 drivers running in 28 feature events won by 10 different drivers (Matt, Chris and Wes Stevens, Gary Miller Sr., Mark Miller, Mike Billion, Ed Maynes, Jason Mills, Neil Gosch, and Barrelin’ Brian Bortel). This year became the very 1st one where we covered every single race on this website, and around mid-season we video recorded every single race and made DVD-R copies available to anybody who asks (years later, we also uploaded EVERY SINGLE RACE to YouTube for anybody around the world with internet to view). Impressive ’04 rookies such as Ed Maynes and Mark Miller returned, although Miller brought a group of drivers with stock 6.5hp OHV motors into weekly races, and while we loved racing them, the very clear motor power discrepancy led to hard feelings between them and every driver that used smaller, stock 5.0hp flathead motors. Unfortunately, the 6.5hp OHV vs. 5.0hp Flathead engine controversy took away from what was an extremely competitive and intense racing season. Matt Stevens, however, beat everybody no matter what motor they had, and won 12 feature events and the Klassic 125 en route to yet another clean sweep of the track points title and Klassic Championships. Full Race Index Page & YouTube Race Videos here…


2004 Season Index

9th Season – 2004: Another excellent season, one of our biggest with a STAGGERING 47 drivers entering an impressive 33 events, with FINALLY a breakthrough in multiple fashions with 9 different competitors (Ed Maynes, Dan Murdock, Jason Mills, Mark Miller, Brian Galletta and Matt Frey joining Matt, Chris and Wes Stevens) in Victory Lane! Another step into the future of our division was realized when a handful of drivers (such as Ed Maynes and Mark Miller) started building and bringing their own karts  (although Mark Miller used a 5.5hp OHV motor, which everyone else in a stock 5hp flathead had an issue with when the power was apparent as soon as it hit the track, and he quit before the Klassic 125 over the controversy). While Ed Maynes far and away become the very closest to ever usurp Matt or Chris from Klassic dominance (he almost lapped the field before suffering multiple mechanical problems), it was Matt Stevens who again emerged winner of both the Klassic and Seasonal Points Titles. Once again, the entire Klassic video is available (along with all driver and points info) on this page…


2003 Season Index

8th Season –  2003: Only 14 events were held in our disappointingly sparsely populated 2003 season, because even though we had 28 different drivers, most of them only races in a few races each after last year’s crop of very promising rookies just flat out quit early in the season, wrecking karts before they did. In the end we only had three different winners (Matt, Chris and Wes). Brian Galletta helped us out by bringing several friends to join in as late-season rookies, including Antione “Choch” Thomas, Randy Platt, Matt Frey, and Mike Donoghue. Without them, we may not even have had a Klassic! In the 8 kart/100 lapper, Matt was able to get a late-race pass on his brother when Chris’ foot fell off the gas pedal, which secured Matt a sweep the Klassic and Track Championship Points Title yet again. Klassic video, full driver points and pics are available here!


2002 Season Index

7th Season – 2002: Had 14 drivers racing in 18 feature events, with a batch of rookies giving us some good competition. Rookies Tom Culeton, DJ Barnes, Dan Lupa, Dan Allnut, and Bryan Hayes were a few of the drivers that joined during the ’02 Galletta’s Season and Klassic! Tom Culeton proved to be the best visiting driver at Galletta’s SuperYard Karting Speedway to that date, as he won two events and led the Klassic early in 2002. In fact, he was the 1st visiting driver to outright win a feature at Galletta’s Go-Kart event in years! But it was Matt Stevens who took the 20012 Track Championship and Klassic 80, holding off his brother in both points and the Klassic. Season review, driver points and full Klassic YouTube video available here.


2000 Season Index

6th Season – 2001: In 2001, we raced 22 regular season point events and amongst the 15 drivers trying out the racing were big track guest-stars! We raced with brother Oswego Speedway Limited Supermodified drivers Fran Rowe, Cameron Rowe and Gordon Smallidge, Supermodified driver Randy Ritskes, Super Stock driver Joe Miller, in addition to Syrell Supermodified team members Eric Syrell, Sean Stevens, and Brian Galletta. Cam helped Matt create stagger on the karts, which in past seasons, we had absolutely none. This increased the speeds about one second on our box stock 5hp karts. Cam also won a feature (becoming the 1st visitor to ever do so in our 1990-2001 history). More driver points and info here…


2000 Season Index

5th Season – 2000: After 33 feature races, Chris Stevens again emerged from the 2000 season as the track champ and Klassic champ with 15.5 feature wins (including 7 straight), this time in the newly built Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #5 kart. Matt Stevens tried a new kart in the Klassic, the Galletta’s Greenhouse #6, and while winning 9.5 features, he was unable to repeat the success of the #3 for beat Chris in the new #5. Wes “Ogre” Stevens also garnered wins, but to date, no “visiting” driver has won a feature at Galletta’s yet, as Chris. Matt and Wes all live and work on the same property. More info here…


Chris Stevens wins his 1st Klassic in 1999 in the Galletta's #2 !

1999 Season Index

4th Season –  1999: Chris Stevens finally broke his little brother Matt’s three-year unbeaten streak in 1999 with the Galletta’s #2 kart when he was able to win both the Track Points Title and the Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic, although he battled all year with his bro Matt and dad Wes, who also acquired wins. Kart count improved to 4 karts (when the Galletta’s #1 became the 1st “built 100% from scratch” kart). Jesse Vivlemore, Ray Castaldo, and Brian Galletta joined us for a few races as well. Not a lot of pictures, but we do have videos (although most are yet to be uploaded). More info here…


1996 Season & Klassic!

1996 Season Index!

Matt dominates the 1998 Klassic in his Galletta's #3!

A young whippersnapper named Matt Stevens dominated 1996-98.

1st Three Seasons – 1996-98: The early years had No videos, but some grainy pictures and fuzzy memories listed here. Two brothers in their early 20s Matt and Chris started racing two yard karts (a converted Manco kart numbered #3, and a converted Thunder Island kart numbered #1), which later became three (a converted Manco yard kart numbered #4) leading to their dad Wes Stevens, the occasional friend (Jesse Vivlemore, Ray Castaldo, Dan Boyce) and/or some of their cousins (Brian and Kevin Galletta) occasionally joining in. Matt and his trusty #3 kart swept the 1st THREE Points Titles and 80-Lap Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassics in 1996, 1997 and 1998.


The Origins!

The Early Years: 1980’sOur karting club is named not just because it is hosted and sponsored by Galletta’s Greenhouse, but because founder John Galletta wanted to make a karting track in the late 1970s and never got around to finishing it. Until his grandsons Matt and Chris Stevens — fans of Oswego Speedway Supermodified racing and veterans of vicious sledding and peddle cart wars in their childhoods — built one in the early 1990s, which amazed Mr. Galletta shortly before his passing in 1996. This is the tale, truncated for your digestion with some hyperbole and humor (to throw off the lesser IQ’ed bashers of our racing division) thrown in.


Photobucket “Image Ransom” Petition

Since 2007, we have used PhotoBucket to host at least 98% of our race photos on this website for no charge. That is now a decade and hundreds of images from our races dating over twenty years. Late June 2017 they unexpectedly and forcefully began to hold the images ransom for $399 a year (one can still use their site, but not embed images to display onto a website, web-forum or blog, like this site for example). Now while we can afford to host our own pictures (and I am doing so now; in the process of moving everything over to my own server… for an additional expense), it does add an added expense on to our “free” and “not-for-profit” racing club (that I —  the webmaster/statistician/video editor/reporter/track promoter/racer Chris Stevens — usually pays for out of his own pocket EVERY year, and the Google Ads USED to pay for the actual site hosting, but not anymore. Hint, hint, click click?). The least one can do is sign this petition. Not that we’d probably ever go back, as that was just low-down and dirty for a company to do, but at least send a message. One could see if they asked for a donation or an annual fee (more in the $10-15 range), but $400 is beyond excessive (and may be an intentional suicide ploy to me? Nobody with a lick of common sense would pay that).


 

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October 13th, 2017 – The Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Club completed it’s 22nd season with another 200-lap Klassic. It was down between the big three drivers all season — veteran brother duo of Chris and Matt Stevens, and impressive young gun Josh Arnold. Kelly Miller returned from taking almost the entire year off (assisting his son, Steven Perez in stock car racing) to time-trial the pole, and for the 1st 150 laps it was all Kelly (until his kart broke down) and Matt Stevens (until he decided to refuel on lap 150), until Chris Stevens once again proved to be the champion of kart and fuel conservation to inherit the lead and hold off Josh and Matt en route to another Track Championship and Klassic Championship sweep! Josh Arnold also sealed his Visitor’s Track Championship with a 3rd place finish.

10/13/2017 – 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Klassic 200 Starting Lineup:

1. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
4. ® Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
6. ® Newbie Rookie Mulcahey (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
7. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
8. ® Steven Perez (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
9. Melissa Stevens (SNF #80)
10. ® Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

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10/13/2017 – 200-Lapper – ’17 Point Championship Finale – AKA The Klassic Scorecard:
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4
78
44
41
9
93
4
78
45
42
9
93
4
78
46
43
9
93
4
78
47
44
9
93
4
78
48
5c
9
93
4
29
3
5
6
7
78
19
562
49
45
9
93
4
7
78
563 78, 93, 7
tweener counted
50 6c
9
4
29
3
5
6
78
93
7
19
564 7 out
51
46
9
4
29
78
7
19
counted
tweener lap
52
47
9
4
29
78
7
19
53
48
9
4
29
78
7
19
54
49
9
4
29
78
7
19
55 50
9
4
29
78
7
19
56 51
9
4
29
78
7
19
57 52
9
4
29
78
7
19
58 53
9
4
29
78
7
19
59 54
9
4
29
78
7
19
60 55
9
4
29
78
7
19
61 56
9
4
29
78
7
19
62 57
9
4
29
78
7
19
63 58
9
4
29
78
7
19
64 59
9
4
29
78
7
19
65 60
9
4
29
78
7
19
66 61
9
4
29
78
7
19
67 62
9
4
29
78
7
19
68 63
9
4
29
78
7
19
78?
69 7c
9
4
29
3
6
93
5
78
7
19
565
70 64
9
4
29
78
7
19
counted
tweener lap
71 65
9
4
29
78
7
19
72 66
9
4
29
78
7
19
73 67
9
4
29
78
7
19
29
74 7c
9
4
3
6
93
78
5
29
7
19
566
75 68
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
counted
tweener lap
76 69
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
77 70
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
78 71
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
79 72
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
80 73
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
81 74
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
82 75
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
83 76
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
84 77
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
85 78
9
4
3
78
29
7
19
78 spin
86 79
9
3
4
78
29
7
19
87 80
9
3
4
78
29
7
19
88 81
9
3
4
78
29
7
19
89 82
9
3
4
78
29
7
19
90 83
9
3
4
78
29
7
19
9 out
91
8c
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
567
92 84
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
counted
tweener lap
93 85
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
94 86
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
95 87
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
96 88
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
97 89
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
98 90
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
99 91
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
100 92
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
101 93
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
102 94
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
103 95
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
104 96
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
105 97
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
106 98
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
106 99
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
107 100
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
108 101
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
109 102
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
110 103
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
111 104
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
112 105
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
113 106
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
114 107
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
115 108
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
116 109
3
4
93
6
5
78
9
29
7
19
117 110
3
4
93
5
6
78
9
29
7
19
6 out
118 9c
3
4
93
78
5
61
9
29
7
19
568 6>1 = 61
119 111
3
4
93
78
5
61
9
29
7
19
120 112
3
4
93
78
61
5
9
29
7
19
121 113
3
4
93
78
61
5
9
29
7
19
78?
122 10c
3
4
93
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
569
123 114
3
4
93
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
124 115
3
4
93
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
125 116
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
126 117
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
127 118
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
128 119
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
129 120
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
130 121
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
131 122
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
132 123
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
133 124
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
134 125
3
4
61
93
5
78
9
29
7
19
61 T.O.
135 11c
3
4
93
5
78
61
9
29
7
19
570
136 126
3
4
93
78
5
61
9
29
7
19
137 127
3
4
78
5
61
93
9
29
7
19
93>2=
932
138 12c
3
4
78
61
5
932
9
29
7
19
571
139 128
3
4
78
61
5
932
9
29
7
19
140 129
3
4
78
61
5
932
9
29
7
19
141 130
3
4
78
61
5
932
9
29
7
19
78
142 13c
3
4
61
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
572
143 131
3
4
61
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
144 132
3
4
61
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
145 133
3
4
61
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
146 134
3
4
61
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
573 <???
147 135
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
148 136
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
149 137
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
150 138
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
141 139
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
142 140
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
143 141
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
144 142
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
145 143
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
146 144
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
147 145
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
148 146
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
149 147
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
150 148
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
161 149
3
61
4
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
162 150
3
4
61
5
932
78
9
29
7
19
61
163 14c
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
574 REFUEL:
3. 61, 5
164 151
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
575 <?
165 152
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
166 153
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
167 154
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
168 155
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
169 156
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
170 157
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
171 158
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
172 159
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
173 160
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
174 161
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
175 162
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
176 163
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
177 164
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
178 165
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
179 166
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
180 167
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
181 168
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
182 169
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
183 170
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
184 171
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
185 172
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
186 173
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
187 174
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
188 175
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
189 176
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
190 177
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
191 178
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
192 179
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
193 180
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
194 181
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
195 182
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
196 183
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
197 184
4
932
3
61
5
78
9
29
7
19
61
198 15c
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
576 61 out
199 185
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
200 186
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
201 187
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
202 188
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
203 189
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
204 190
4
932
3
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
205 191
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
206 192
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
207 193
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
208 194
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
209 195
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
210 196
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
211 197
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
212 198
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
213 199
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
214 200
4
3
932
5
61
78
9
29
7
19
Points
560
536
512
488
464
444
424
404
380
360
 577
Time Trials
12
18
16
10
14
2
20
8
6
4
1st
49
68
0
0
0
0
83
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(120)
60.0
(96)
48.0
(108)
54.0
(54)
27.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(22)
11.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
Penalty
-0
-0
-10
-0
-20
-0
-0
-0
-0
-0
Total
681
670
572
525
458
446
527
423
386
364

10/13/2017 – 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Klassic 200 Order of Finish:

1. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93; Galletta’s #2) [-1 Lap]
4. ® Newbie Rookie Mulcahey (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [-1 Lap]
5. DNF – ® Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6; Galletta’s Ghs. #1) [-17 Laps] DID NOT PAY
6. DNF – Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78) [-59 Laps] DID NOT PAY
7. DNF – Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [-110 Laps]
8. DNF – Lee Gleason (Gleason #29) [-127 Laps]
9. DNF- ® Steven Perez (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) [-151 Laps]
10. DNF – Melissa Stevens (SNF #80) [-189 Laps]

® = 1st Season Rookie

2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship FINAL Point Standings

After the 6/17/2017 through 10/13/2017 Races, concluding with the 200 Lap Klassic:

Position
Prior Race
Driver (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie; *=Makeup Feature Used;
T =Timeout used; k=Kart Change
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/
Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
Last Race
Entered
1st 1st Chris Stevens
– 2017 Points & Klassic Champion
(Galletta’s #4, 8, 43) ttt
2295.5
135.03
17
4
24%
0/1
22nd
84
13-Oct
2nd 2nd Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 33, 74, 9, 6, 1) ttt
2202.0
129.53
17
4
24%
0/1
22nd
137
13-Oct
3rd 3rd Josh Arnold 
2017 Visitors Champion

(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5, 2, 29) tttkk
2038.0
119.88
17
3
18%
0/1
3rd
4
13-Oct
4th 4th Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
1390.0
81.76
17
0
0%
0/1
10th
8
13-Oct
5th 7th Lee Gleason 
(Gleason #29)
1011.0
144.43
7
0
0%
1/2
1st
0
13-Oct
6th 5th Kevin Galletta
(Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
7th 11th ® Rob Vanderhaden
– 2017 Rookie of the Year
– DID NOT PAY KLASSIC + 
(Galletta’s #78, 43, #2, #1, #29) t ®
753.5
150.70
5
0
0%
0/2
®
0
13-Oct
8th 6th Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
9th 12th ® Robert Swan
– DID NOT PAY KLASSIC 
(Galletta’s #6, #1, #0)
688.5
229.50
3
0
0%
1/3
®
0
13-Oct
10th 18th Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #9, #7) m
657.0
219.00
3
0
0%
1/1
10th
7
13-Oct
11th 8th ® Nicholas Cassano 
(Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
12th 19th ® Stephen Perez
(Galletta’s #7, #9) m
508.0
169.33
3
0
0%
0/1
®
0
13-Oct
13th 9th Keith Raymond 
(Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
14th 10th Tim Galletta
(Galletta’s #9, 7) tm
444.5
74.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
8
12-Aug
15th N/A ® Pastor Mulcahey
(Galletta’s #5)
425.5
425.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
13-Sep
16th 13th ® Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #5) m
215.5
53.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
12-Aug
17th 14th ® Jared Halstead
(Galletta’s #43) m
205.5
51.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
12-Aug
18th 15th ® Marty Halstead
(Galletta’s #7) m
197.0
49.25
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12-Aug
19th 16th Randy Platt 
(Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
20th 17th ® Mike Patak
(Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
21st 20th ® Anthony Losurdo
(Gallettas’s #43)
117.5
117.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
22nd 21st ® Thomas Montgomery
(Galletta’s #5)
116.5
116.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
23rd 22nd ® Griffin Miller
(Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
24th 23rd ® Zach Miller 
(Galletta’s #7)
111.0
111.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
25th 24th ® Mike West 
(Galletta’s #1)
108.0
108.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
26th 25th ® Dave Hartpence Sr. 
(Galletta’s #5)
107.0
107.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
27th 26th ® Steve Sixberry 
(Galletta’s #9)
99.0
99.00
1
0
0%
1/1
®
0
27-Aug
28th 27th ® Justin Thurston 
(Galletta’s #43, #7, #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
29th 28th ® Casey Cowen 
(Galletta’s #78)
89.0
89.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
30th 29th ® Dave Hartpence Jr. 
(Galletta’s #78)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
31st 30th ® Andy Rayder
(Galletta’s #5, #2)
82.5
82.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
32nd 31st ® Jason Sixberry
(Galletta’s #1)
82.0
82.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
33rd 32nd Dick Dann 
(Galletta’s #43, 33c)
73.0
73.00
1
0
0%
0/1
4th
4
27-Aug
34th 33rd Nick Dann 
(Galletta’s #7)
71.0
71.00
1
0
0%
0/1
3rd
2
27-Aug

Key: 
® = Newbie / Rookie to our races (less than a season of races on our track)
* = Makeup Feature Used (heat race for bonus points to earn towards a feature missed earlier in the season)
T = Mid-Race Timeout Used (One allowed per newbie, three allowed per regular driver per season, additional ones earned via 100% attendence and/or regular feature wins)
k = Mid-Race Kart Change Used (includes a point penalty per change)

Fun (or sad?) facts about 2017 Season:
– Only 5 of 34 drivers attended at least HALF of the season’s races (a 14 year low).
– Only 4 of 34 drivers raced in every event (a 14 year low).
– 21 of 34 drivers were rookies (Either 1st time drivers or drivers with less than one season of races [on the Galletta’s track], another a 14 year record).
– Half of the regular season events were cancelled due to not enough drivers in attendence on race day (A 22 year high).
– Klassic was postponed three weeks due to not enough drivers committing (a 15 year record).
– A handful of drivers did not pay, but a few of them negotiated deals with Matt. Paying entry/kart rental doesn’t always mean money for gas + part-wear. Sometimes it includes chipping in with track/kart work, donating karts or kart parts and/or gas for the karts or track work, and/or bringing paying drivers to race and fill seats when we are low on drivers. The track and karts run on nominal BARE BONES donations and if drivers don’t pay their fair share, Matt will try and cover it, but property owner Mary Stevens covers it if he cannot (which happens every year because the donations NEVER cover costs, especially when nobody shows and/or some show and don’t pay). Maybe some people think it’s fun and games to break karts and burn gas and Matt doesn’t deserve the money, and if you fell that way then try running a track and 15-20 karts for friends/family on your own dime and get back to us, thanks.

’17 KLASSIC NOTES: 
– Four drivers made it to the last lap.
– All drivers that made it to lap 200 refueled except Chris Stevens (which essentially won him the race).
– Two drivers made it to the last lap on the lead lap — Chris and Matt Stevens.
– John Arnold and Robert Swan were penalized 1 lap and 10 points each for the Klassic change-your-kart-after-a-breakdown rule. If one does not like this rule (and only Robert Swan protested it by NOT PAYING and even ARGUING with Matt on the phone because he broke not one but TWO karts before lap 185), it must be discussed BEFORE the race and voted upon, but it was enacted so that drivers who save their karts are rewarded while those who abuse and break karts (and the rewarded by jumping into another, “fresher” kart) are not given an advantage over those who made it to the end on one kart. Regular season, it is a point penalty as we want to be inclusive and it’s hatrd to come from the rear in a 2nd kart in a shorter race, but a long race with so many points at stake requires sterner rules, thus postseason it is a point penalty and loss of a lap.
– Robert Swan, Kelly Miller, and Steven Perez did not pay and owe Matt Stevens kart repair/gas money by the end of the season. Considering the three left five broken karts between, burned gas and that Matt used his PERSONAL MONEY to cover their costs (that included Christmas money for his family), it was extremely disappointig and disrespectful to the GKC and their families. They will be unable to race in further races and be marked on the website as “unpaid” until paid up. I would have disqualified them with 0 points each until paid up, but this would just simply make it harder on me when they paid up and I’d have to add in points afterwards. This incident has enacted a new rule that we used to let slide: No drivers will be allowed to start a kart until Matt is paid IN FULL from here on out.
– Robert Swan was penalized an additional -20 points for unsportsmanlike conduct (did not pay after using [and breaking] two karts, and argued with Matt Stevens–the head kart mechanic, track official, and all-time points and wins leader in ALL karting divisions of Oswego, NY history–over the rules, track lines, and durability of the karts).
– Due to the lack of drivers making it most of the year, we are now no longer scheduling weekly races UNLESS WE KNOW BEFOREHAND THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH DRIVERS. Matt had a PAINFUL year of kart and track prep with more than half of the season only 2-3 racers showing up despite saying they would, and then some people didn’t even pay for his kart and track services even when they did show up. If I were my brother, I would be MUCH more vocal against this disrespectful and actually purposefully hurtful activity. But since this is primarily my brother’s hobby, I will keep it at that. – Webmaster Chris

 

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9/28/2017 – Matt Stevens Annual Pre-Klassic Personal Time Trial Session http://karting.gallettasgreenhouse.com/race/20170928-matts-time-trials/ http://karting.gallettasgreenhouse.com/race/20170928-matts-time-trials/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:20:02 +0000 http://karting.gallettasgreenhouse.com/?post_type=comic&p=4563

9/28/2017 – Matt Stevens Annual Pre-Klassic Personal Time Trial Session Every year, head mechanic Matt Stevens preps all of the karts at Galletta’s and attempts to get them all up to par and ready to go in our 200 lapper. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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9/28/2017 – Matt Stevens Annual Pre-Klassic Personal Time Trial Session

Every year, head mechanic Matt Stevens preps all of the karts at Galletta’s and attempts to get them all up to par and ready to go in our 200 lapper. Matt preps every kart as if it was his own and as if he was going to drive it for the race, and the only karts he gives preference to are the ones that are the slowest, and he tries to get them fast enough to compete with any of the others and the ones that are the fastest he doesn’t do as much to. And ANY of the karts can win with a good driver at the helm. He usually does his job well, as at the fact of the matter is that he has won a feature in nearly every kart he owns and has driven (most of the Galletta Team karts, with the exception of his brother’s and maybe his wife’s; and they won in theirs anyway, and every Galletta’s Team kart has won with either him or someone else driving it) and pretty much any kart that has ever won, he either built or helped with the set up.

9

Elapsed Time: 000:00:01:39:085 
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Elapsed Time: 000:00:01:40:065 
Lap 5 000:00:00:17:978 
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Elapsed Time: 000:00:01:22:987 
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Elapsed Time: 000:00:01:23:973 
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10/13/2017 – The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200!

Friday, October 13th, 2017 – Our 22nd Annual Galletta’s Go-Karts 200-Lap Klassic Championship FINALLY went down after a near month of delays due to lousy driver attendence, occasional bad weather, colds, and other strange anomolies. We actually had to schedule it on a Friday due to all the delays, otherwise risk weather not cooperating and losing more drivers than we already could muster. And it wound up being one of the best and most climatic races in Klassic history, which is what we hope for all of them. Above is the unedited race video for your viewing pleasure!


Flexible Schedule Update Results! 

Every week we have a “Flexible Schedule” to try and get as inclusive as possible getting more drivers on the track. We’re open to many days and many times in this quest for more drivers — old veteran racers, newbie rookies, vets of other race divisions in the area looking to have fun racing equalized karts and everything between. Around 20 arrive-and-drive karts with most of them sitting idle without drivers and only $25 to race them for 50-70 laps a week (prices higher for the Klassic 200 Lapper). 6-or-more constitutes as a points race that will be video recorded for the website. We hold and extremely open and inclusive schedule because we have had such low driver turnout most (almost all) of this season. With higher driver turnout, we can be MUCH firmer on creating a schedule and holding an accurate start time because we won’t be waiting for a bare-bones minimum driver field. Regular season starts are usually flexible between 5-7pm, Klassic 200 should start time trials between 12pm and 1pm, the 200 starting shortly after then. We are in search of new rookie drivers (we have all-rookie races for groups) and returning retired/semi-retired vets. Come on up! Schedule for the next month... Well, let’s see how being so open and inclusive helped out our race schedule, shall we?:


10/7/2017 – Race Cancelled Due to Lack of Driver Availability & Klassic Prep Week III

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – Matt had originally loosely scheduled the Klassic 200 for Saturday, September 23rd, then firmly for 30th, then sternly for October 7th and then….. WELL, WELL, WELL… FOR THE 9TH TIME IN 18 WEEKENDS SINCE OUR JUNE OPENER… WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH DRIVERS YET AGAIN! WOW! SURPRISE. HALF OF THE RACE SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED?! Why? Not weather! Nope. Not karts! No, plenty of those. Nope,… NO DRIVERS! And people got mad when I said everybody quit? Sure looks like it. Well, here we go, we gonna’ try again and see! The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Klassic 200 is now scheduled for Friday, October 13th, 2017 and if people no-show for that, then we’ll try again on Saturday, October 7th, 2017! If people no-show for that, then eventually it will just be Matt, Chris and Josh for 200 laps in a rainstorm or snowstorm and that’s it, as they have been the only 3 showing any skill and determination at racing at all every single race all season... (and no, starting on the pole and in short races and holding on for the win in a short feature once or twice a year and then not doing anything else except dropping out of races and running home and having a ton of excuses for quitting [although not really quitting, sorry]) isn’t showing much skill, other guys.).



9/30/2017 – Race Cancelled Due to Weather, Lack of Driver Availability & Klassic Prep Week II

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 – Matt had originally scheduled the Klassic 200 for Saturday, September 30th, but between bad weather (cold & rain), a bout of stubborn respiratory/head colds going around AND only 2-3 visiting veterans available to race led to a wise decision to delay. He did, however, get the personal time trial session in for all but 3 of the karts, and that is found here. is now scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, 2017!

[10/1/2017 Update: The regular season points are finished. Due to work (and low driver turnout) , it took a little longer than expected, but it is now here. (And will be time trial order for Klassic 200). The Klassic usually concludes our point standings [although we do count Fall races as All-Time points IF we have them, but we’ve had such inconsistent (and often poor) weekly attendance this season that we likely won’t be able to have any]. -Webmaster Chris]


9/23/2017 – Race Cancelled Due to Lack of Driver Availability & Klassic Prep Week

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 – Matt Stevens elected this to be an off-week due to his daughter’s birthday and most of our regular veteran drivers seemingly ONLY wanting to race Klassic (if that?) and nothing else. However, the 9/16/2017 race video was completed and the points are being processed (they were actually almost done, when a computer glitch unsaved finished work and I have to find time to re-do it). Also, I’ve been delayed due to work and family stuff, further compacted by, having to play catch up and finish two (of the most exciting races in our history – the 2013 Klassic 200 that had a showdown between Kelly Miller and Chris & Matt Stevens, and the 2015 Klassic 200 which had a showdown between Kyle Reuter and Chris & Matt Stevens!) videos before the YouTube video editor was removed from service (which was the primary editor I used and how I was able to edit hundreds of our race videos dating back from 1998-2017 in the last year and a half). But the points WILL be done before our next race. Thanks! -Webmaster Chri


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9/16/2017 – Chris Stevens Survives Exciting Rookie-filled 10-kart/45-Lapper [+YouTube] SATURDAY, September 16th, 2017 – We finally had enough drivers on board to get a show in (THANKFULLY!!), and again it was thanks to a small group of new guys joining the […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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9/16/2017 – Chris Stevens Survives Exciting Rookie-filled 10-kart/45-Lapper [+YouTube]

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SATURDAY, September 16th, 2017 – We finally had enough drivers on board to get a show in (THANKFULLY!!), and again it was thanks to a small group of new guys joining the action and doing a very impressive job with only little experience in our karts and track! And it wound up being a very good and entertaining race! (Now if only we could get some more veteran drivers back from self-imposed and excuse-filled hiatuses, to make the racing be even greater!) Chris Stevens emerged victorious in his GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4 after inheriting both 2nd place from Josh Arnold (who trapped Chris in traffic to take 2nd before he broke down) and taking the lead from Lee Gleason (after he got extremely loose in turn 1). But rookie Robert Swan challenged Chris on the last lap (somewhat surprising him), showing great progress in limited track time!

 photo vlcsnap-2017-09-20-00h19m45s527.jpg9/16/2017 Rookie Makeup Points Heat Finish:

1. Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
2. Zach Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Thomas Montgomery (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4. Anthony Losurdo (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #43)

 

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Larger pic

9/16/2017 45-Lapper Start:

1. Lee Gleason (Lee #29)
2. Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
3. Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
4. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
5. Josh Arnold (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
7. Zach Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
8. Thomas Montgomery (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9. Anthony Losurdo (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #43)
10. DNS: Mel Stevens (SNF #80) [via 10/13/2017 Makeup Practice Session]

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1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Notes
0c
29
1
6
4
2
3
7
5
43
9/16/2017 – 45-Lapper:
1
29
4
6
43, 5
1c
29
4
6
3
2
1
7
43
5
2
29
4
6
3
29
4
6
4
29
4
6
5
29
4
2
6
29
4
2
6
2c
29
4
2
3
7
43
1
5
6
7
29
4
2
8
29
4
2
9
29
4
2
10
29
4
2
7?
3c
29
4
2
3
1
43
6
5
7
11
29
4
2
6, 7, 5
4c
29
4
2
3
43
1
6
5
7
12
29
4
2
1
5c
29
4
2
3
43
6
5
7
1
7, 5, 1
6c/13g
29
4
2
3
43
6
7
5
1
13
29
4
2
14
29
4
2
15
29
4
2
16
29
4
2
17
29
4
2
18
29
4
2
19
29
4
2
20
29
4
2
5
21
29
4
2
22
29
4
2
23
29
2
4
7
5
3
7c
29
2
4
43
6
7
1
3
5
2
8c
29
4
43
6
7
1
3
5
2
24
29
4
43
6
7
1
3
5
2
7, 43
9c
29
4
7
6
3
1
2
43
5
25
29
4
6
26
29
4
6
27
29
4
6
28
29
4
6
29
29
4
6
30
29
4
6
31
29
4
6
32
29
4
6
1, 2
10c
29
4
6
3
43
7
2
1
5
33
4
29
6/3
3/6
34
4
29
6
35
4
6
29
36
4
6
3
37
4
6
3
38
4
6
3
1
11c
4
6
3
2
43
7
29
5
1
39
4
6
3
40
4
6
3
41
4
6
3
42
4
6
3
43
4
6
3
44
4
6
3
45
4
6
3
2
43
29
7
5
1
Points
124
118
113
108
103
98
93
88
83
Makeup
20
14
18
16
1st
13
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(32)
16
(25)
12.5
(11)
5.5
(19)
9.5
(1)
0.5
(3)
1.5
(0)
0
(25)
12.5
(0)
0
Penalty
Total
153
150.5
118.5
117.5
117.5
131.5
111
116.5
83

 photo vlcsnap-2017-09-19-21h06m53s365.jpgNOTES: #5 and #7 are marked orange after they went 1 lap down. Also, #7 was directly involved in at least 3 crashes that would not have happened if he was being a little more aware of competitors around him, and injury could have happened. Because it was his 1st race, we understand getting the hang of it, but he will be docked -5 points and will be under the discretion of the flaggers to be asked to sit if it continues in more races.

9/16/2017 45-Lapper Finish:

1. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
2. Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
4. Josh Arnold (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
5. Anthony Losurdo (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #43) photo vlcsnap-2017-09-19-21h06m52s234.jpg 6. Lee Gleason (Lee #29)
7. -1L: Zach Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
8. -1L: Thomas Montgomery (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9. DNF: Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
10. DNS: Mel Stevens (SNF #80) [via 10/13/2017 Makeup Practice Session]

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2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 6/17/2017 through 9/16/2017 Races:

Position
Last Week
Driver (Go-Karts Piloted) 
®=Rookie *=Makeup Feature Used T =Timeout/Kart Change
Total
Points
(Place)
Average
Points
Per
Week
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win %
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-Time
Feature
Wins
Last Race
2017
1st
1st
Chris Stevens 
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) tttt
1614.5
100.91
16
3
19%
0/0
22nd
83
16-Sep
2nd
2nd
Matt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6, 1) ttt
1532.0
95.75
16
4
25%
0/0
22nd
137
16-Sep
3rd
3rd
Josh Arnold 
(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5, 2, Gelason #29) ttt
1466.0
91.63
16
3
19%
0/0
3rd
4
16-Sep
4th
4th
Melissa Stevens 
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80) *
1026.0
64.13
16
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
27-Aug
5th
5th
Kevin Galletta 
(Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
6th
6th
Adam Lytle 
(Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
7th
8th
Lee Gleason 
(Gleason #29)
588.0
98.00
6
0
0%
1/1
1st
0
16-Sep
8th
7th
Nicholas Cassano 
(Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt ®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
9th
9th
Keith Raymond 
(Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
10th
10th
Tim Galletta 
(Galletta’s #9, 7) tm
444.5
74.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
8
12-Aug
11th
11th
Rob Vanderhaden 
(Galletta’s #43, #2, #1, #29) t ®
307.5
76.88
4
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
12th
24th
Robert Swan 
(Galletta’s #6, #0)
240.5
120.25
2
0
0%
1/2
®
0
16-Sep
13th
12th
Todd Halstead 
(Galletta’s #5) m
215.5
53.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
12-Aug
14th
13th
Jared Halstead 
(Galletta’s #43) m
205.5
51.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
12-Aug
15th
14th
Marty Halstead 
(Galletta’s #7) m
197.0
49.25
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12-Aug
16th
15th
Randy Platt 
(Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
17th
16th
Mike Patak 
(Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
18th
17th
Kelly Miller 
(Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
19th
18th
Stephen Perez 
(Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
20th
n/a
Anthony Losurdo 
(Gallettas’s #43)
117.5
117.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
21st
n/a
Thomas Montgomery 
(Galletta’s #5)
116.5
116.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
22nd
19th
Griffin Miller 
(Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
23rd
n/a
Zach Miller 
(Galletta’s #7)
111.0
111.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
24th
20th
Mike West 
(Galletta’s #1)
108.0
108.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
25th
21st
Dave Hartpence Sr.
(Galletta’s #5)
107.0
107.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
26th
22nd
Steve Sixberry
(Galletta’s #9)
99.0
99.00
1
0
0%
1/1
®
0
27-Aug
27th
23rd
Justin Thurston
(Galletta’s #43, #7, #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
28th
25th
Casey Cowen 
(Galletta’s #78)
89.0
89.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
29th
26th
Dave Hartpence Jr. 
(Galletta’s #78)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
30th
27th
Andy Rayder 
(Galletta’s #5, #2)
82.5
82.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
31st
28th
Jason Sixberry 
(Galletta’s #1)
82.0
82.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
32nd
29th
Dick Dann
(Galletta’s #43, 33c)
73.0
73.00
1
0
0%
0/1
4th
4
27-Aug
33rd
30th
Nick Dann 
(Galletta’s #7)
71.0
71.00
1
0
0%
0/1
3rd
2
27-Aug

 

9/16/2017 – Rookie Heat Race & Regular 45-Lapper [Unedited Video Playlist]

Enjoy the race via this video playlist before it was edited into a single video!

Updates

9/24/2017 Update:  Matt Stevens elected this to be an off-week due to his daughter’s birthday and most of our regular veteran drivers seemingly ONLY wanting to race Klassic and nothing else. However, the 9/16/2017 The race video was completed and the points are being processed (they were actually almost done, when a computer glitch unsaved finished work and I have to find time to re-do it).

Also, I’ve been delayed due to work and family stuff, further compacted by, having to play catch up and finish two (of the most exciting races in our history–the 2013 Klassic 200 and 2015 Klassic 200) videos before the YouTube video editor was removed from service (which was the primary editor I used and how I was able to edit hundreds of our race videos dating back from 1998-2017 in the last year and a half). But the points WILL be done before our next race. Thanks! -Chris

9/30/2017 Update: Matt had originally scheduled the Klassic 200 for Saturday, September 30th, but between bad weather, a bout of stubborn respiratory/head colds going around AND only 2-3 visiting veterans available to race led to a wise decision to delay. The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Klassic 200 is now scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, 2017!

10/1/2017 Update: The regular season points are finished. Likely the last one before Klassic (and will be time trial order). The Klassic usually concludes our point standings [although we do count Fall races as All-Time points IF we have them, but we’ve had such inconsistent (and often poor) weekly attendance this season that we likely won’t have any].

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8/26 – 8/27/2017 – WILD crash during 17-Driver Double-Header Weekend; Josh Arnold & Matt Stevens Victorious! [+YouTube] http://karting.gallettasgreenhouse.com/race/20170826-27-double-header-race-weekend/ http://karting.gallettasgreenhouse.com/race/20170826-27-double-header-race-weekend/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 03:59:04 +0000 http://karting.gallettasgreenhouse.com/?post_type=comic&p=4523

8/20/2017 – Cancelled due to insufficient Driver Attendance SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2017: A Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway Points race requires at least seven drivers to count for points, and due to only four veteran drivers available, it is not enough and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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8/20/2017 – Cancelled due to insufficient Driver Attendance

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2017: A Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway Points race requires at least seven drivers to count for points, and due to only four veteran drivers available, it is not enough and the races for this weekend have been cancelled. R&C Sushi Bar LLC’s surprise 50/50 prize for the winner & points fund has also been cancelled due to low driver turnout.


8/26 – 8/27/2017 – WILD crash during Saturday Night 40-Lapper AND Sunday Night 35-Lapper for a Double Show Weekend; Josh Arnold and Matt Stevens Victorious!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2017: Several drivers (a few that raced with us before a couple of years ago) enabled us to get a show in and it wound up a good one. There was also a nasty wreck late in the feature with bodies flying. But why read my words? Watch the video playlist!


8/26/2017 – Big crash during an action-packed feature; Josh Arnold Survives Close Call to win!

Saturday, 8/26/2017 – Makeup Points / Rookie Heat Race:

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Heat One featured a handful of returning rookies from 2015! [Click to enlarge]

As many know, we hold heat races that serve as a dual-purpose for newbies and returning veterans: Makeup points for races they missed AND get some track tie in before a feature with the vets that have been out there every week/year. However, in late-August, due to work and seasonal activities, I simply do not have the time required to look over the season and grant makeup feature points like I can do most of the summer, so a deadline for FULL makeup points is usually mid-August. Don’t despair though, as makeup races still count as bonus points and scored as a heat race that the regular drivers are not in.

1. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29) +20 pts
2. Mike West (Galletta’s #1) +18 pts
3. Rob Vanderladen (Galletta’s #2) +16 pts
4. Justin Thurston (Galletta’s #43, #7, #6) (+14 pts -6 pts = ) +8 pts
5. Dave Hartpence Sr. (Galletta’s #5) +12 pts
6. Dave Hartpence Jr. (Galletta’s #78) +10 pts

Now on to the regular feature. What a conundrum this season has been! Due to nearly ALL of our regular veterans either quitting outright or being too busy to race, we only have THREE drivers actually in the points race: Josh Arnold, and Chris and Matt Stevens! What’s great is that these guys are having a very close battle and it’s anybody’s track title with every race the potential for leap frogging over each other from week to week. A negative that has been diminishing this great 3-man race? The trio has NOBODY to race with. If it was not for the 6 new drivers, we would have had to cancel this race. So we are thankful for anybody and everybody that joins us. Here we go with the scoring:

Saturday, 8/26/2017 – FEATURE EVENT START:

1. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
2. Josh Arnold (Arnie Racing #93)
3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/SUNY Oswego Sushi #8)
4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/SUNY Oswego Sushi #74)
5. Mike West (Galletta’s #1)
6. Dave Hartpence ‘Jr.’ (Galletta’s #78)
7. Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s #2)
8. Justin Thurston (Galletta’s #43)
9. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19) *
10. Dave Hartpence ‘Sr.’ (Galletta’s #5) *

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Lee Gleason led early, but came up short of his 1st win with another breakdown. Josh Arnold then inherited the lead and never looked back! [Click to enlarge]

* = NOTE on starting order and Lap 2 accident: #19, since having her daughter in 2013, usually just takes 1-2 laps to score points and then pulls off. This means she is ALWAYS to start in LAST PLACE regardless of points handicaps, UNLESS she plans to actually race (to which she must inform the statman/scorer BEFORE the race lineup is set). For some reason, she started in front of #5, and she shouldn’t have, because this creates a conflict between racers and non-racers. Rather predictably, because of this, she crashed into the driver behind her when trying to exit the track. Although she complained to track officials and the property owner that she was wrecked and the drivers were out of control (actually, all inexperienced drivers take anywhere from one to a handful of races to get the hang of the karts and track, and vets must know this and be aware when racing with them), the video showed what was suspected: It’s her job to let people pass before exiting the track, not the driver that doesn’t know she is pulling off after a lap or two instead of being out there to race. You can’t get mad if someone doesn’t know you are going from racing full-speed for position to suddenly swerving off the track in front of you when they crash into you. He could not have known, and this is critical to always try to know what the other people in your immediate vicinity are thinking too, not just tunnel vision yourself and your own thoughts and ambitions only, then get mad if something bad happened that was likely the consequenses of not considering others in wake of your otherwise unpredictable and rash decisions that occur without warning to others. Important lessons learned on the track that can also go for real life, too! Oh, and don’t get mad and shoot the messenger when someone speaks up when nobody else does because they’re afraid to tell you the truth. Who said racing is dumb? Two nice things to know rght there!

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th 8th 9th
10th
Notes
0c
29
93
8
74
1
78
2
43
19
5
1
29
93
8
2
29
93
8
19
19, 5
1c
29
93
8
74
1
78
5
43
2
19
3
29
93
8
19
4
29
93
8
19
2c
29
93
8
74
78
5
43
2
1
19
1
5
29
93
8
19
6
29
93
8
19
7
29
93
8
19
3c
29
93
8
74
2
78
1
5
43
19
43
8
29
93
8
19
9
29
93
8
19
19, 5
10
29
93
8
19
4c
29
93
8
74
2
78
1
5
43
19
43?
11
29
93
8
19
12
29
93
8
19
5c
29
93
8
74
2
1
78
5
43
19
43?
Twin 30-Lapper #1:
13
29
93
8
19
14
29
93
8
19
15
29
93
8
19
16
29
93
8
19
17
29
93
8
19
18
29
93
8
19
19
29
93
8
19
20
93
8
74
29
19
29
6c
93
8
74
2
1
78
43
5
29
19
29 out
21
93
8
74
29
19
22
93
8
74
29
19
23
93
8
74
29
19
24
93
8
74
29
19
25
93
8
74
29
19
26
93
8
74
29
19
27
93
8
74
29
19
28
93
8
74
29
19
29
93
8
74
29
19
30
93
8
74
29
19
31
93
8
74
29
19
32
93
8
74
29
19
33
93
8
74
29
19
34
93
8
74
29
19
2, 78, 93
7c
93
8
74
5
1
43
2
78
29
19
35
93
8
74
78
29
19
36
93
74
8
78
29
19
37
93
74
8
78
29
19
38
93
74
8
78
29
19
2?
8c
93
74
8
5
1
43
2
78
29
19
43, 2
9c
93
74
8
5
1
43
2
78
29
19
39
93
74
8
78
29
19
40
93
74
8
78
29
19
41
93
74
8
78
29
19
42
93
74
8
5
1
43
2
78
29
19
2
Points
110
105
100
95
90
85
81
77
73
69
Heat
12
18
8
16
10
20
1st
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
2nd/3rd
(19)
9.5
(23)
11.5
(42)
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Penalty
-5
-0
-0
-0
-0
-0
-0
-0
-0
-5
Total
142.5
116.5
121
107
108
93
97
87
112
64

Saturday, 8/26/2017 – FEATURE EVENT FINISH:

1. Josh Arnold (Arnie Racing #93) +142.5
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/SUNY Oswego Sushi #74) +116.5
3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/SUNY Oswego Sushi #8) +121
4. Dave Hartpence ‘Sr.’ (Galletta’s #5) +107
5. Mike West (Galletta’s #1) +108
6. Justin Thurston (Galletta’s #43) +93
7. Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s #2) +97
8. DNF – Dave Hartpence ‘Jr.’ (Galletta’s #78) +87
9. DNF – Lee Gleason (Gleason #29) +112
10. DNF – Melissa Stevens (SNF #19) +64

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Wild accident occurred when the leader came up on lapped traffic. Wow! [Click to enlarge]

SCORING NOTES: Due to flagger error again, we went two extra laps and will be scored as bonus points (per usual). We need a flagger and a lap counter, as time and time again, we keep going extra laps (which sometimes drastically change the outcome of the race). Also, #93 was actually involved in the big nasty lapped traffic accident on lap #34. Technically, he should have gone to the rear, but since nobody noticed due to the chaos of the wreck, he will lose only -5 points for not restarting in correct position and nobody catching it until scoring the video. When directly involved in a wreck, you are always to go to the back, even if it wasn’t your fault. Exceptions are if you spun or went off the track to avoid with no noticable/notable contact with another competitor or large object (and usually, if karts get damaged during the indicent, then it shows that contact was made). Since the #93 did a good job of making sure he didn’t run over anybody and it was clearly not an intentional thing, he will not get the full penalty of -10 point deduction. Also, #19 gets -5 point deduction for crashing with a competitor and then complaining about the competitor to the property owner.

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Josh Arnold wins 8/26/2017 feature [Click to enlarge]

Finally, Josh Arnold gets a regular season victory when it wasn’t a twin-feature night! But we weren’t done for the weekend, yet! The following day, another crop of newbies AND two returning veteran drivers showed up for another race!

NOTE: We are open to a Sunday, August 27th 2017 rookie/makeup point race if there are enough drivers and if Matt can repair the damaged karts in time. It would only count as a new 2017 Points Event if the top 3 scorers are also able to run, otherwise. Contact Matt Stevens during the day if you are interested. Wait… IT HAPPENED! A Double-header weekend!!!:


8/27/2017 – Two big races in two nights; Matt Stevens wins 35-Lapper!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th, 2017: Several MORE drivers (this time a handful of rookie 1st time racers at Galletta’s and a surprising return of Team Dann) joined us for a surprise Sunday evening showdown. As you can see from the video, the racing was actually extremely good both Saturday AND Sunday considering the amount of new drivers in both. Die to work, I have been delayed in making victory lane pictures and doing points, so enjoy the unedited race video playlists in the meantime! Should be a barn-burner of a race for this upcoming weekend and hopefully thereafter (wait… after a small welding incident fixing a kart during the race… maybe we shouldn’t use the term ‘barn-burner’).

Sunday, 8/27/2017 – Makeup Points / Rookie Practice Heat Race Finish:

1. Steve Sixberry (Galletta’s #9) +20 pts.
2. Casey Cowen (Galletta’s #78) +18 pts.
3. Andy Rayder (Galletta’s #5) + 16 pts.
4. Jason Sixberry (Galletta’s #1) +14 pts.
5. Robert Swan (Galletta’s #6) +12 pts.
6. DNF – Dick Dann (Galletta’s #43) +10 pts.
7. DNF – Nick Dann (Galletta’s #7) +8 pts.

Sunday, 8/27/2017 – FEATURE START:

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Chris Stevens leads early on. [Click to enlarge]

1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/SUNY Oswego Sushi #4)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie Racing #93)
4. Dick Dann (Galletta’s #43)
5. Nick Dann (Galletta’s #7)
6. Steve Sixberry (Galletta’s #9)
7. Casey Cowen (Galletta’s #78)
8. Andy Rayder (Galletta’s #5)
9. Jason Sixberry (Galletta’s #1)
10. Robert Swan (Galletta’s #6)
11. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)

Saturday, 8/27/2017 FEATURE

 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th 8th 9th
10th
11th
Notes
0
4
33
93
43
7
9
78
5
1
6
19
1
4
33
93
2
4
33
93
19
19 out
3
4
33
93
19
4
4
33
93
19
5
4
33
93
19
43> 33c
1c
4
33
93
7
1
5
78
6
9
33c
19
6
4
33
93
7
4
33
93
19
8
4
33
93
19
9
4
33
93
19
5
2c
4
33
93
7
6
1
9
78
2
33c
19
33c out
5>2
10
4
33
93
33c
19
5
3c
4
33
93
7
6
1
78
2
9
33c
19
9
11
4
33
93
33c
19
9
12
4
93
33
33c
19
13
4
93
33
33c
19
1, 2
4c
4
93
33
7
6
78
9
1
2
33c
19
14
4
93
33
33c
19
15
4
93
33
33c
19
16
4
93
33
33c
19
17
4
93
33
33c
19
18
4
93
33
33c
19
7 out
5c
4
93
33
6
78
9
2
1
7
33c
19
19
4
93
33
7
33c
19
20
4
93
33
7
33c
19
19
4
93
33
7
33c
19
20
4
93
33
7
33c
19
21
4
93
33
7
33c
19
22
4/33
33/4
93
7
33c
19
23
33
4
93
7
33c
19
24
33
4
93
7
33c
19
25
33
4
93
1
7
33c
19
6>0
6c
33
4
93
78
2
9
1
0
7
33c
19
26
33
4
93
1
7
33c
19
43>8
93>5
27
33
4
93
1
7
33c
19
1
6c
33
4
2
78
9
0
1
33c2
7
33c
19
93>33c
28
33
4
2
1
7
33c
19
7c
33
4
2
78
9
0
1
33c2
7
33c
19
2?
8c
33
4
78
33c2
9
0
2
1
7
33c
19
1
29
33
4
78
1
7
33c
19
30
33
4
78
1
7
33c
19
2?
9c
33
4
9
0
1
78
33c2
2
7
33c
19
78?
31
33
4
9
1
7
33c
19
32
33
4
9
1
7
33c
19
33
33
4
9
1
7
33c
19
34
33
4
9
1
7
33c
19
35
33
4
33c2
1
7
33c
19
36
33
4
33c2
1
7
33c
19
37
33
4
33c2
0
9
78
2
1
7
33c
19
Feature
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
61
57
Heat
12
20
18
16
14
8
10
1st
16
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(22)
11
15
(7.5)
(30)
15
0
(4)
2
(2)
1
(1)
0.5
0
0
0
0
Penalty
-0
-0
-5
-5
-5
-5
-5
-0
-0
-0
-0
Total
123
121
97
90
99
89
82.5
82
73
71
57

Sunday, 8/27/2017 – FEATURE FINISH:

1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) +123
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/SUNY Oswego Sushi #4) +121
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie Racing #93, Galletta’s #33c) +97
4. Robert Swan (Galletta’s #6, #0) +90
5. Steve Sixberry (Galletta’s #9) +99
6. Casey Cowen (Galletta’s #78) +89
7. Andy Rayder (Galletta’s #5, #2) +82.5
8. [-1 LAP] Jason Sixberry (Galletta’s #1) +82
9. DNF – Dick Dann (Galletta’s #43, 33c) +73
10. DNF – Nick Dann (Galletta’s #7) +71
11. DNF – Melissa Stevens (SNF #19) +57

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Matt Stevens trapped his brother on a lapped kart to take the win. [Click to enlarge]

SCORING NOTES: On restart #9, karts #9, #0, and #78 started in front of #33cII (Josh), and will be penalized -5 points each for not restarting in their proper position. #2 was passed as a lap kart by the top 3, but then went a lap down by the entire field after he let them all by on the next restart. Per usual, every driver that used a 2nd kart during a regular season race is deducted -5 points.

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Matt Stevens wins the Sunday Feature. [Click to enlarge]


Ooh, that tricky Matt! Matt Stevens again prevailed in the double-header weekend at Galletta’s after he trapped his brother Chris on lapped traffic (oddly enough, of Jason Sixberry, the contractor that Chris and his wife hired to work on the foundation of their house! Costing Chris again! 😉 ). Matt held on for the win without further traffic to return the favor. This makes the 3rd time this season that Josh and Matt have won the weekend’s two feature events (pretty soon, we can just re-use stock photos). If Chris wasn’t consistently racking up bonus points in top-3 laps, he would be way behind the both of them, as he only has two wins on the season, while Matt and Josh have 4 and 3 respectively. And get this: All three were leading feature events and broke down, so it could be even worse.

I am a bit behind on the points and edited YouTube video due to work and annual festivities, but I will get it done ASAP!  9/8/2017 Update: Done!

2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

8/27/2017 Races:

Place
Last
Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie; m=Makeup Feature Used;
T =Timeout and/or Kart Change Used
Total
Points
(Place)
Average
Points
Per
Feature
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win %
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-Time
Feature
Wins
Last Race
1st 1st Chris Stevens 
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) tttt
1461.5
97.43
15
2
13%
0/0
22nd
82
27-Aug
2nd 2nd Matt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6, 1) ttt
1413.5
94.23
15
4
27%
0/0
22nd
137
27-Aug
3rd 3rd Josh Arnold 
(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5, Gleason #29) ttt
1348.5
89.90
15
3
20%
0/0
3rd
4
27-Aug
4th 4th Melissa Stevens 
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
948.0
63.20
15
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
27-Aug
5th 5th Kevin Galletta 
(Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
6th 6th Adam Lytle 
(Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
7th 7th Nicholas Cassano
(Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt ®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
8th 8th Lee Gleason 
(Gleason #29)
456.5
91.30
5
0
0%
1/1
1st
0
26-Aug
9th 9th Keith Raymond 
(Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
10th 10th Tim Galletta 
(Galletta’s #9, 7) tm
444.5
74.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
8
12-Aug
11th 11th Rob Vanderhaden
(Galletta’s #43, #2, #29) t
224.5
74.83
3
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
12th 12th Todd Halstead 
(Galletta’s #5) m
215.5
53.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
12-Aug
13th 13th Jared Halstead 
(Galletta’s #43) m
205.5
51.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
12-Aug
14th 14th Marty Halstead 
(Galletta’s #7) m
197.0
49.25
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12-Aug
15th 15th Randy Platt 
(Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
16th 16th Mike Patak
(Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
17th 17th Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
18th 18th Stephen Perez
(Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
19th 19th Griffin Miller
(Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
20th 20th Mike West
(Galletta’s #1)
108.0
108.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
21st N/A Dave Hartpence Sr.
(Galletta’s #5)
107.0
107.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
22nd N/A Steve Sixberry
(alletta’s #9)
99.0
99.00
1
0
0%
1/1
®
0
27-Aug
23rd N/A Justin Thurston
(Galletta’s #43, #7, #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
24th N/A Robert Swan
(Galletta’s #6, #0)
90.0
90.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
25th N/A Casey Cowen
(Galletta’s #78)
89.0
89.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
26th N/A Dave Hartpence Jr.
(Galletta’s #78)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
27th N/A Andy Rayder
(Galletta’s #5, #2)
82.5
82.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
28th N/A Jason Sixberry
(Galletta’s #1)
82.0
82.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
29th N/A Dick Dann
(Galletta’s #43, 33c)
73.0
73.00
1
0
0%
0/1
4th
4
27-Aug
30th N/A Nick Dann
(Galletta’s #7)
71.0
71.00
1
0
0%
0/1
4th
2
27-Aug

Race schedule is also difficult to plot out this time of year, but we are looking at Saturday.

HANDICAP ORDER

In order to make more competition for the points leaders who keep starting on the pole (or near it), we are letting ANYBODY who has raced at least once at Galletta’s this season start on the pole unless they deeply are against it and WANT to start in the rear. Usually, drivers must get a few races in until they learn how to hold a firm line so that racing can be possible without an accident. But this season, we simply just do not have any choice, as Chris, Matt and Josh start 1-2-3 and only a breakdown, crash, or lapped traffic is the only way a pass ever happens. Too easy, so we’re trying to make things interesting (which usually only happens when lapped traffic comes up). The usual habdicapping goes as follows: starting grid is determined by inverting (1) Season Wins, (2) Seasonal Points Per Race, and if no current season wins, we invert by (3) All-Time Wins and then (4) Seasonal Points Per Race, and if no all-time wins, then we simply invert by (5) Seasonal Points Per Race. Newbies and returning veterans not in the points must start in the rear until they get into the system.

Handicap
Driver
’17 Average Points
’17
Wins
’17 Win %
All-Time Wins
1st Marty Halstead
49.25
0
0%
0
2nd Todd Halstead
53.88
0
0%
0
3rd Griffin Miller
57.00
0
0%
0
4th Stephen Perez
61.00
0
0%
0
5th Nicholas Cassano
73.14
0
0%
0
6th Rob Vanderhaden
74.83
0
0%
0
7th Jason Sixberry
82.00
0
0%
0
8th Andy Rayder
82.50
0
0%
0
9th Dave Hartpence Jr.
87.00
0
0%
0
10th Casey Cowen
89.00
0
0%
0
11th Robert Swa
90.00
0
0%
0
12th Mike Patak
91.00
0
0%
0
13th Lee Gleason
91.30
0
0%
0
14th Justin Thurston
93.00
0
0%
0
15th Steve Sixberry
99.00
0
0%
0
16th Dave Hartpence Sr.
107.00
0
0%
0
17th Mike West
108.00
0
0%
0
18th Jared Halstead
51.38
0
0%
1
19th Nick Dann
71.00
0
0%
2
20th Dick Dann
73.00
0
0%
4
21st Randy Platt
94.50
0
0%
7
22nd Kelly Miller
65.00
0
0%
7
23rd Adam Lytle
76.94
1
11%
8
24th Tim Galletta
74.08
1
17%
8
25th Kevin Galletta
94.75
2
25%
7
26th Keith Raymond
90.50
2
40%
6
27th Chris Stevens
97.43
2
13%
82
28th Josh Arnold
89.90
3
20%
4
29th Matt Stevens
94.23
4
27%
137
30th Melissa Stevens [Not Racing]
63.20
0
0%
8

 

9/2/2017 – Labor Day Saturday Race Cancelled Due to Lack of Driver Availability

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 – Due to lack of available drivers (only 5-6, and just short of our 7 driver minimum field), Labor Day week festivities, two races last weekend, Oswego Speedway’s Classic 200 delayed due to rain and work (we’ve raced after the 200 many times), SATURDAY, September 2nd, 2017’s race was postponed. Go figure… as last weekend we had SEVENTEEN DRIVERS racing on TWO NIGHTS thanks to two batches of newbie drivers last Saturday and Sunday… and this weekend, we could only get a hold of 5 or 6. Next weekend, we project a bigger driver count, as long as some of last weekend’s new drivers come back. (Reading this guys? Let’s make another big field! Out track and club history is littered with dozens of examples where hundreds of drivers quit just as it’s getting good. If they didn’t quit when they did, we would be having 23 kart fields instead of 5-10 kart fields. Simply because 4-5 drivers quit as soon as another 4-5 other drivers joined).  There’s a slight chance for a Monday, 9/4/2017 show, but probably not (due to the webmaster/racer/stat/video guy — myself, Chris —  actually works on Labor Day Monday of all things (and we have a family cookout planned after work. Don’t ever let anyone tell you I’m lazy! Tired from work, family stuff and a lack of sleep, but not lazy! 😉 Oh, and Matt has informed me that his wife is training Lilybeth to sleep at dusk and get up at the crack of dawn for pre-school, so for sure no Monday night race). See you next weekend!

Friday, September 8th, 2017 – As the weekend approaches, we have noticed extremely little conversations about the racing and a strange radio silence amongst every driver who has raced thus far this season. Quite frankly, even though two weeks ago was great with 17 drivers over two nights, we need more drivers and a few regulars to come back on a weekly basis and not just ‘one-and-done’ or ‘make-one-race-then-skip-the-next-month’ types. We need weekly competitors. If the rookies don’t keep coming back and the veterans don’t start coming back, the rest of our season — including our annual 200-Lap Klassic Championship — is in serious jeopardy! Years ago, people kept telling us our track is unsafe and someone was gonna’ get hurt and we’ll close down. While we’ve had some crazy wrecks and a few bumps and bruises, we’ve never had a truly serious accident, and we have tried our best to make the racing clean and keep the prayers coming in order to race as safe and as sound as well as we can. However, our club IS in danger, and nothing to do with injury potential: The danger of nobody wants to race anymore! We’re still scratching our heads as to why, but in what is allegedly a racer town and in an unstable economy where people shouldn’t be so quick to spend grand after grand to field a race car or kart, one would think our club would be thriving more than the occasional great race followed by several weeks of nobody showing up. If you are in the area, come on out! We need drivers to have fun doing what we’ve been doing for over two decades — racing equalized karts and having a ton of fun.


9/9/2017 – Race Cancelled Due to Lack of Driver Availability

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – Due to lack of available drivers (only 4, far short of our 7 driver minimum field), our races are again cancelled for the week. Once again, we are only open to Thursday, Friday, or Saturday races from Labor Day on, so if you want to race, contact us. However, if more racers don’t start coming soon, we will be forced to schedule our 200-Lapper with only a few drivers and be done with the season.

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8/12/2017 – Twin-25s won by…. Well… watch the Video Playlist and find out! Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – We didn’t have time to do the victory photo, race descriptions, points and complete editing on the video yet, but we did have time […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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8/12/2017 – Twin-25s won by…. Well… watch the Video Playlist and find out!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – We didn’t have time to do the victory photo, race descriptions, points and complete editing on the video yet, but we did have time to upload the complete unedited video on this playlist and embedded above. Enjoy the race footage as if you had a seat in the tower (complete with an instant replay of a flip and crash)! 🙂

UPDATE: They’re done!


8/12/2017 – Twin-25s won by Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens [+YouTube Race Videos]

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Click for larger version of the victory picture.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – Tim Galletta and Chris Stevens pretty much controlled almost the entire evening, each getting 1-2 and vice versa respectively. Tim shook off the rust accumulated due to a move down south and then held off everyone for his 1st feature win in a few years during the 1st feature. Then Chris Stevens evaded an accident that took out the top three to coast to the win in the 2nd. Plus, during the 1st feature, Tim’s bro-in-law (and past feature winner — a 14-driver race from 2010! C’mon people, let’s race!) Jared Halstead took a nasty spill after coming together with Josh Arnold, flipped, and then got run over by Matt Stevens. Thankfully, he was fine and continued in the 2nd feature. Good racing all around, but there’s an attendance problem when we have to depend on people who live in North Carolina to have enough people to race. Um… what the heck is going on? Complete YouTube race video and points are done so read on for more…


 

MAKE-UP POINTS
[Credited for 6/24/2017 Twin 30s Event]
8/12/2017 – 10-Lap Heat “Makeup Points” Race Finish:

9. Tim Galletta (Team Galletta’s #9) scored 53 x 2 = 104
10. Jared Halstead (Team Galletta’s #43) scored 50 x 2 = 100
11. Todd Halstead (Team Galletta’s #5) scored 47 x 2 = 94
12. Marty Halstead (Team Galletta’s #7) scored 44 x 2 = 88

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Alarmingly low racer attendance again. It’s fairly suspicious that the most dependable drivers have to come in from several states away. So much for Oswego being a “racer” town (… unless one means noise pollution vehicles speeding on the road, protesting the local speedways because they can’t win enough to pay for their race cars, or spending a few grand on a kart for 3-minute cattle herd races on little bitty tracks, I guess? Kind of odd. Oh, wait… I’m being the bad guy again. Or so I’ve been told at least. People don’t come because…? I point out on my website that drivers don’t come. Okay. Hmm, okay, I’ll Shhh….).


8/12/2017 – 1st 25-Lap Feature Race Start:

1. Tim Galletta (Team Galletta’s #9)
2. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
3. Josh Arnold (Team Arnie #93)
4. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s #33)
5.* Jared Halstead (Team Galletta’s #43)
6. Todd Halstead (Team Galletta’s #5)
7. Marty Halstead (Team Galletta’s #7)
8. Melissa Stevens (Team SNF #19)

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Jared Halstead’s nasty flip (Click to enlarge)

* Note: For some reason, Jared Halstead incorrectly started in front of Josh Arnold and Matt Stevens. His handicap starting spot was intended to be in back of them, as he is a returning veteran (he is impressively a past feature winner with limited races under his belt, but his 1st race in over half a decade). Instead of penalizing Josh and Matt, bonus point laps will be counted as if the #43 was lapped traffic. Jared will also get a mandatory penalty for incorrect position on a start or restart. It wasn’t his fault, as he probably did not know where he was supposed to start. When this happens, the starter has to be notified before the green flag drops.

 

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Timmy’s in-laws pose with the winner of the 1st feature and leading point-earner of the night! (Click to enlarge)

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Winner of the 1st two races, Tim Galletta and part of the Halstead clan! (Click to enlarge)

8/12/2017 – 1st 25-Lap Feature Race Finish:

1. Tim Galletta (Team Galletta’s #9)
2. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s #33)
4. Todd Halstead (Team Galletta’s #5)
5. Marty Halstead (Team Galletta’s #7)
6. Josh Arnold (Team Arnie #93; Gleason #29)
7. DNF – Jared Halstead (Team Galletta’s #43)
8. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Team SNF #19)


8/12/2017 – 2nd 25-Lap Feature Race Start:

1. Todd Halstead (Team Galletta’s #5)
2. Josh Arnold (Gleason #29)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s #1)
4. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
5. Marty Halstead (Team Galletta’s #7)
6. Tim Galletta (Team Galletta’s #9)
7. Jared Halstead (Team Galletta’s #43)
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Team SNF #19)

As anybody who has been watching Galletta’s has seen, our karts and competition is extremely close and passing is very difficult. Usually, veteran drivers make the most passes, but even they have difficulty due to the very equalized speeds of the karts. Because of this, one of the leading ways of postion changes are spinouts, breakdowns and wrecks. On lap 5, Todd Halstead got loose in the rear turn and collected Josh Arnold, who collected Matt Stevens. If all three kept going, then nobody would have lost a position. But since the caution DID come out, all three went to the back. Judgement calls like this are always extremely difficult, but the usual rule is that if the caution comes out, then the karts that were involved in the caution need to go to the rear. (“Spin-to-avoid” or “off-the-track-to-avoid” karts are not to be penalized positions provided that they hit nothing while doing it). However, at the same time, if we let wrecks go, there would be occasional bump-and-go wrecks and people would start getting mad and wrecking inentional (which could lead to more broken karts, potential injuries, tempers flaring and occasional fights), AND not to mention how hard it is to pass that simply deftly avoiding wrecks is one of the leading ways passes get made at Galletta’s. We occasionally do “complete restarts”, but usually only when it’s the 1st lap and the contact was completely incidental and minor. The judgement calls are even harder to make when (1) it’s dark out and the cameras don’t catch the action as clearly, (2) the contact wasn’t terribly severe and some of the karts keep going without damage, and (3) we do not have a rear corner camera person, and a good deal of action happens back there (just look at our 2009-2012 videos that had the rear turn angle… great shots from out there!). That wreck would have been a good one to catch if we had a cam on it.

8/12/2017 – 2nd 25-Lap Feature Race Finish

1. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
2. Tim Galletta (Team Galletta’s #9)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s #1)
4. Josh Arnold (Gleason #29)
5. Todd Halstead (Team Galletta’s #5)
6. Marty Halstead (Team Galletta’s #7)
7. Jared Halstead (Team Galletta’s #43)
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Team SNF #19)


Scoring

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Notes
0
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
1
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
2
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
3
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
4
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
5
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
6
9
4
93
33
43*
5
7
19
5
7c
9
4
93
33
43*
7
5
19
7
9
4
93
33
43*
7
5
19
8
9
4
93
33
43*
7
5
19
9
9
4
93
33
43*
7
5
19
10
9
4
93
33
43*
7
5
19
33
11c
9
4
93
43*
7
5
33
19
11
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
12
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
13
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
14
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
15
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
16
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
17
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
18
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
19
9
4
93
43*
7
33
5
19
20
9
4
93
43*
33
7
5
19
43, 93, 33, 7
21c
9
4
5
33
7
29
43
19
43 out, 93>29
21
9
4
5
33
7
29
43
19
22
9
4
5
33
7
29
43
19
23
9
4
5
33
7
29
43
19
24
9
4
5
33
7
29
43
19
25
9
4
5
33
7
29
43
19
26
9
4
33
5
7
29
43
19
TWIN 25’s:
Feat.1
68
65
62
59
56
53
50
47
0
5
29
1
4
7
9
43
19
1
5
29
1
4
7
9
43
19
2
5
29
1
4
7
9
43
19
3
5
29
1
4
7
9
43
19
4
5
29
1
4
7
9
43
19
5, 29, 1
5c
4
7
9
43
29
1
5
19
5
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
6
4
9
43
5
1
29
7
19
7
4
9
43
5
1
29
7
19
8
4
9
43
5
1
29
7
19
9
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
10
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
11
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
12
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
13
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
14
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
15
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
16
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
17
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
18
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
19
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
20
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
21
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
22
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
23
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
24
4
9
43
5
29
1
7
19
25
4
9
43
1
5
29
7
19
43
26
4
9
1
29
5
7
43
19
Feat.2
68
65
62
59
56
53
50
47
Feat.1
65
68
62
53
59
56
50
47
Heat
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Makeup
0
104
0
0
94
88
100
0
1st Laps
22
26
0
0
4
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
Laps

(26) 13

(22)
11

(6)
3

(24)
12
(5)
2.5
(0)
0
(21)
10.5
(0) 0
Penalty
0
0
-5
-5
0
0
-5
0
Total Pts.
(Feats.)
168
(2)
274
(4)
122
(2)
119
(2)
215.5 (4)
197 (4)
205.5
(4)
94
(2)

Scoring Notes: Starter Brian Galletta scored an extra lap in each feature, which actually changed the outcome (and points) quite a bit if you compare laps #25 and #26 in both features. Josh Arnold used a kart change/timeout in the 1st feature and got a -5 point penalty. Matt Stevens will be charged a -5 point mid-race timeout to adjust air pressure in his kart (timeouts are -5 points this year). As stated above, Jared Halstead started two positions higher than he was supposed to in feature #1 and will have mandatory -5 points deducted, but Josh was rewarded the bonus lap points as if the #43 was lapped traffic. Ugh, all these rules are tedious, I know, lol. But, there are rules we’ve been doing since the 1990s, so we’d be wrong to drop or change them just because they are so tedious.


2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 8/12/2017 Race Event:

Place
Last
Week
Driver Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie; m=Makeup Feature Used;
T =Kart Change and/or Repair Timeout Used
Total
Points
(Place)
Average
Points
Per
Feature
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win %
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-
Time
Feature
Wins
Last
Race
1st
2nd
Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) tttt
1219.5
93.81
13
2
15%
0/0
22nd
82
12-Aug
2nd
1st
Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6, 1) ttt
1174.0
90.31
13
3
23%
0/0
22nd
136
12-Aug
3rd
3rd
Josh Arnold
(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5, Gelason #29) ttt
1109.0
85.31
13
2
15%
0/0
3rd
3
12-Aug
4th
5th
Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
827.0
63.62
13
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
12-Aug
5th
4th
Kevin Galletta
(Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
6th
6th
Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
7th
7th
Nicholas Cassano
(Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt ®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
8th
8th
Keith Raymond
(Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
9th
12th
Tim Galletta
(Galletta’s #9, 7) tm
444.5
74.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
8
12-Aug
10th
9th
Lee Gleason
(Gleason #29)
344.5
86.13
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
5-Aug
11th
17th
Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #5) m
215.5
53.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
12-Aug
12th
17th
Jared Halstead
(Galletta’s #43) m
205.5
51.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
12-Aug
13th
17th
Marty Halstead
(Galletta’s #7) m
197.0
49.25
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12-Aug
14th
10th
Randy Platt
(Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
15th
11th
Mike Patak
(Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
16th
13th
Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
18th
14th
Rob Vanderhaden
(Galletta’s #43, Gleason #29) t ®
127.5
63.75
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
19th
15th
Stephen Perez
(Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
20th
16th
Griffin Miller
(Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

Okay, so things are so poor for driver attendance this season that Melissa Stevens — who has basically taken 1 lap each weekend and pulled off for last place points — is 4th overall in points. That’s kind of scary sad for both our driver attendance and the drivers who have run several weeks of full races and are behind her. AND… people who live SEVERAL STATES AWAY are hundreds of points higher than the entire population of Oswego County, NY. Sad. Very sad, Oswego-area alleged “racers.”

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7/30/2017 – 22nd Annual Harborfest Championship… Cancelled.

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 – Due to a lack of available drivers, we were forced to cancel our 22nd Annual Harborfest weekend race. Every week we request more drivers — old veteran racers, newbie rookies, and everything between. Around 20 arrive-and-drive karts with most of them sitting idle without drivers and only $25 to race them for 50-70 laps a week. Come on up!


8/5/2017 – Twin-30s! [Unedited Video Playlist]

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – Another set of Twin 30-lap features weres was set, along with the return of an all-time vet, another cousin Tim Galletta, who is up from North Carolina for two weekends and getting two races in. And would a 1st-time winner emerge in victory lane by the end of the night? It certainly looked like it would. Watch the above playlist to find out!

Spoiler alert…


8/5/2017 – Twin-30s won by Kevin Galletta & Matt Stevens!

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Full-sized Victory Photo

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Tim Galletta’s Return! Pus, he finally got to meet Faith and Lilybeth (not pictured).

In Tim Galletta’s 2-weekend return for the 1st time in 4 years, Kevin Galletta led every lap of the 1st 30-Lapper to take his 2nd feature win of 2017. Matt Stevens then led zero laps and just stole Lee Gleason’s 1st victory away from him by sneaking the front bumper past the stripe on the final lap of the night. The funny thing was Lee’s kart has had terrible motor sputtering issues and lack of power for a while now, and Matt put around a week of work testing and fixing the motor until it got up to par. And if not for Matt’s craftiness on the final lap, Lee would have put the #29 (the former Thunder Island/Larry Phillips/Kenny Lindsley III/Eric Woolworth/Billy Ruggio/Eric Woolworth/Keith Raymond/David Hall/Lee Gleason ride) in victory lane for the 1st time in a long time.

FEATURE #1

Due to a lack of drivers of late, past feature winners keep starting on the pole, and points leaders starting close to the front which is usually a recipe for repeat feature winners AND the points leaders getting bonus points right off the bat. Kevin Galletta did his best to keep this trend going.

FEATURE #1 START:

  1. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
  2. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com/GallettasGreenhouse.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
  3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
  4. Matt Stevens  (Chrusher.com/GallettasGreenhouse.com/OswegoSushi.com #74)
  5. Tim Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
  7. DNS – Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)

The entire race was close from start to finish, and although there were a few passes, Kevin Galletta held off Chris Stevens for the win. 3rd in points Josh Arnold’s bad luck with breaking down #93 put him in a hole.

FEATURE #1 FINISH

  1. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
  2. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com/GallettasGreenhouse.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
  3. Matt Stevens  (Chrusher.com/GallettasGreenhouse.com/OswegoSushi.com #74)
  4. Tim Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  5. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
  6. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
  7. DNS – Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)

FEATURE #2:

Lee Gleason — who has not yet won a feature at Galletta’s — starts on the pole with the returning Timmy Galletta in 2nd (Tim last drove over 4 years ago due to his move down south). Again… this race was close and competitive with passing at a premium, as the video shows.

 

FEATURE #2 START:

  1. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
  2. Tim Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
  4. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com/GallettasGreenhouse.com/OswegoSushi.com #43)
  5. Matt Stevens  (Galletta’s Greenhouse.com #33)
  6. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
  7. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

As stated above, Lee Gleason has not had much good luck in his kart since he started racing occasionally in the last year or so, and Matt gave the #29 machine some overdue TLC all week and it showed. Lee was holding off the competitive pack (facing challenges from Tim Galletta, Josh Arnold and Chris Stevens) until Matt Stevens somehow made it up to 2nd after his #33 dropped out sputtering for the 2nd week in a row (Tim dropped the #9 due to sputtering and Chris dropped the #43 out when the right rear fell off). Matt nipped Lee in the most NARROW of margins, nearly a dead heat (see picture). Damn that Matty-Joe, he giveth and he taketh away!!! And 3rd in points Josh did NOT have a good race, twice finishing last on track with the #93 breaking down in both features.

FEATURE #2 FINISH:

  1. Matt Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com #33; #74)
  2. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
  3. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
  4. Tim Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9; #7)
  5. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com/GallettasGreenhouse.com/OswegoSushi.com #43; #8)
  6. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93; Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  7. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

SCORING:

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Notes
0
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
Twin 30-Lapper #1:
1
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
2
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
3
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
4
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
5
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
6
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
7
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
8
28
8
93
74
9
19
29
9
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
10
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
11
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
12
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
13
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
93
14c
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
14
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
15
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
16
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
17
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
18
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
19
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
20
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
21
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
9
22c
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
22
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
23
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
24
28
8
74
93
9
19
29
93
24c
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
25
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
26
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
27
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
28
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
29
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
30
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
31
28
8
74
9
93
19
29
Points
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Notes
0
29
9
93
33
43
28
19
1c
29
9
93
33
43
28
19
29, 9
1
29
9
93
33
43
28
19
2
29
9
93
33
43
28
19
3
29
9
93
33
43
28
19
4
29
9
93
33
43
28
19
33
5
29
9
93
43
28
33
19
33
6c
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
33>74
6
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
7
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
8
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
9
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
10
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
11
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
12
29
9
93
43
28
74
19
13
29
9
43
93
28
74
19
14
29
9
43
93
28
74
19
15
29
9
43
93
28
74
19
16
29
9
43
93
28
74
19
17
29
9
43
93
74
28
19
18
29
9
43
93
74
28
19
19
29
9
43
93
74
28
19
20
29
43
74
93
28
9
19
9
21c
29
43
74
93
28
9
19
9
21
29
43
74
93
28
7
19
9>7
22
29
43
74
93
28
7
19
23
29
43
74
93
28
7
19
24
29
74
43
93
28
7
19
25
29
74
43
93
28
7
19
43; 93
26
29
74
43
28
7
93
19
43>8
93>5
27c
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
27
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
28
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
29
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
30
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
31
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
32
29
74
28
7
8
5
19
33
74
29
28
7
8
5
19
Feat 2
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
Feat 1
87
71
96
83
91
79
75
1st
1
32
31
0
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(43)
21.5
(1)
0.5
(7)
3.5
(19)
9.5
(57)
28.5
(20)
10
(0)
0
Penalty
-5
-0
-0
-5
-5
-5
-0
Total
200.5
194.5
217.5
170.5
193.5
159
146

SCORING NOTES: 
Starter Brian Galletta went one lap over in the 1st feature and three laps over in the 2nd. Lee Gleason may have theoretically won his 1st feature if not for the error, however, Matt Stevens usually does bide his time and waits to try to time a passing attempt on the last lap (so that if it fails, he won’t get passed trying to get back in line because it’s the last lap), so it may not have made a difference in outcome. As always, extra laps completed are scored as bonus points. I have long insisted that two people are needed to flip laps and run the flags, but we can’t get Brian and his uncle Wes on the same page! 🙂 Matt, Chris, Josh and Tim all used kart-change timeouts in the 2nd feature.

2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 8/5/2016 Race Event:

Place
Last
Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie; *=Makeup Feature Used;
T =Timeout Used; k=Kart Change Used
Total
Points
(Place)
Average
Points
Per
Feature
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win %
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-
Time
Feature
Wins
Last Race
1st 2nd Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6) tt
1052.0
95.64
11
3
27%
0/0
22nd
136
5-Aug
2nd 1st Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) tttt
1051.5
95.59
11
1
9%
0/0
22nd
81
5-Aug
3rd 3rd Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5) tt
990.0
90.00
11
2
18%
0/0
3rd
3
5-Aug
4th 6th Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
5th 5th Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
733.0
66.64
11
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
5-Aug
6th 4th Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
7th 7th Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt ®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
8th 8th Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
9th 11th Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
344.5
86.13
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
5-Aug
10th 9th Randy Platt (Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
11th 10th Mike Patak (Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
12th 15th Tim Galletta (Galletta’s #9, 7) t
170.5
85.25
2
0
0%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
13th 12th Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
14th 13th Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s #43, Gleason #29) t ®
127.5
63.75
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
15th 14th Stephen Perez (Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
16th 15th Griffin Miller (Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

NEXT WEEK’S HANDICAP:

The handicap is getting difficult to keep fresh due to a lack of drivers, especially drivers who have either never won a feature event at Galletta’s, or haven’t won one yet this year. As one could see, a Randy Platt or Kelly Miller would start either on the pole or close to it if they simply came out to race, which is for a veteran, the place you want to be. In addition, with so few drivers, yet most of them winning at least one time, a feature winner has either been starting on the pole or close to it all season. Chris Stevens has led the points for most of the summer despite only winning one race this season, but with his brother Matt getting a couple extra laps by Brian Galletta to secure his 3rd win of the year, he now passed Chris in the points. Due to the Gary Miller rule of using wins as the 1st handicap instead of points and points-per-feature (named after the man who would quit if he didn’t win, so he would have low points and start up front, so he’d either win or quit and come in last place if he couldn’t win to keep starting up front every week), Chris is still 2nd in points yet should start relatively close to the front, and people not in the top three (like Keith and Kevin) picking up more wins than 2nd in points Chris. But this is only an anomaly because we don’t have enough drivers. If this continues, we may alter a starting grid rule a bit like we did a few years ago and alternate between PPR and wins. With many drivers, the handicap system works great. When there isn’t enough drivers, vets start up front with their only real challenge is to hold off competitors and not break down.

2017
Points
Driver PPRE 2017 Wins
2017 Win %
All-Time Wins
Klassic Winner
6th
Nicholas Cassano
73.14
0
0%
0
0
9th
Lee Gleason
86.13
0
0%
0
0
12th
Mike Patak
91.00
0
0%
0
0
8th
Tim Galletta
85.25
0
0%
7
0
13th
Randy Platt
94.50
0
0%
7
0
4th
Kelly Miller
65.00
0
0%
7
*
7th
Adam Lytle
76.94
1
11%
8
0
15th
Chris Stevens
95.59
1
9%
81
*
10th
Josh Arnold
90.00
2
18%
3
0
11th
Keith Raymond
90.50
2
40%
6
0
14th
Kevin Galletta
94.75
2
25%
7
0
16th
Matt Stevens
95.64
3
27%
136
*
Returning Veterans
Newbie Rookies
5th
Melissa Stevens
66.64
0
0%
8
0

Next race is set for Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 6pm (drivers arrival and/or deadline of saying if they are making it), 6:30pm start for either rookie race, heats, or 1st feature (depending on track/weather conditions and driver attendance), 7pm deadline for a less-than-7-driver field.

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7/23/2017 – Matt Stevens & Josh Arnold Repeat as Winners of Twin 33’s! [+YouTube] Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – Deja-vu to opening night ’17, as Matt Stevens win a feature in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74, and Josh Arnold in his […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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7/23/2017 – Matt Stevens & Josh Arnold Repeat as Winners of Twin 33’s! [+YouTube]

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – Deja-vu to opening night ’17, as Matt Stevens win a feature in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74, and Josh Arnold in his Arnie Racing #93 won the other! Lots of cautions and kart breakdowns this evening, but nonetheless — as the video shows —  the racing was entertaining!

Full Points, Pics & Video Race Page | YouTube Video |  Higher-resolution picture 


 

7/23/2017 – Twin 30’s Video Playlist!

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – We had two action-packed features filled with many surprises (and unfortunately marred by a few too many kart breakdowns)! I was unable to get the victory picture and finished edit done in time for my self-imposed Monday morning publish deadline, but you can still enjoy the unedited video playlist of the action! – Chris

Tuesday Update: Page, points and video done!


Start of the 1st Feature saw Matt Stevens charge by rookie Nick Cassano after Adam Lytle retired after a chain popped off.

30-Lap #1 Start: 
1. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [Rookie]
2. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
4. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
6. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
7. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
8. Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
9. DNS – Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

Much like last year with only 3 drivers battling closely for the Track Championship, here they are — Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens and (instead of the MIA Kelly Miller) Josh Arnold racing 1-2-3 in the race AND the points at Galletta’s Gas Flathead Karting Championship of Oswego!

30-Lap 33-Lap #1 Finish: 
1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
4. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
6. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2, #6) [Rookie]
7. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
8. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
9. DNS – Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78) [Rookie]


One of the restarts in the 2nd feature saw Chris Stevens get a good jump (trying the Galletta’s #43 for the 1st time ever), much to the chagrin of Keith Raymond!

 

30-Lap #2 Start: 
1. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [Rookie]
2. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com #43)
5. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
6. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
7. Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78) [Rookie]
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
9. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)

Josh Arnold’s #93 got into the #0’s rear of Keith Raymond and caused a spin (that also collected Matt Stevens).

Points Leader Chris Stevens inherited the lead (when early leader Josh Arnold and then-2nd Nick Cassano both broke simultaneously) and was hauling early. However, the race is never over until the checkered flag waves! The #43 started developing a flat drivewheel tire and slowly started losing speed as the race went on. 2nd-in-points Josh Arnold was able to take the pass for the lead. Chris had to resume the race in the #4.

 

Josh has been flying all year, and needed a win to try and keep up with Chris and stay ahead of Matt. But Matt wasn’t going to give up so easily. After the #33 was parked for carb-related motor hesitation, Matt pulled out his dreaded #3 and put on a show coming up through the field and then challenging Josh every lap to the checker. Arnold held off Matt at the stripe (much to the delight of Josh’s cheering section!)!

30-Lap 33-Lap #2 Finish: 
1. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33, #3)
3. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com #43, #4)
5. DNF – Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6, #7) [Rookie]
6. DNF – Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78, Gleason #29) [Rookie]
7. DNF – Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
9. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)


7/23/2017 SCORE CARD

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Notes
0
2
33c
74
93
4
0
29
19
78
2>1
0b
1
33c
74
93
4
0
29
19
78
33c out
Twin 30-Lapper #1:
0c
1
74
93
4
0
29
19
33c
78
1
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
2
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
3
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
4
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
5
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
6
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
7
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
8
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
9
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
10
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
11
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
12
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
13
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
14
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
15
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
16
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
17
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
18
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
19
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
20
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
21
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
22c
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
1>6
22
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
23
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
24
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
25
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
6
26c
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
26
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
27
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
28
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
29
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
30
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
31
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
32
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
33
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
Points
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Notes
0
6
0
93
43
29
33
78
19
33c
1
6
0
93
43
29
33
78
19
33c
2
6
0
93
43
33
29
78
19
33c
3
6
93
0
43
33
29
78
19
33c
4
6
93
0
43
33
29
78
19
33c
78
5c
6
93
0
43
33
29
78
19
33c
5
6
93
43
0
33
29
78
19
33c
6
6
93
43
0
33
29
78
19
33c
7
6
93
43
0
33
29
78
19
33c
6,93
8c
43
0
33
29
78
93
7
19
33c
6>7
8
43
0
33
29
78
93
7
19
33c
9c
43
0
33
29
78
93
7
19
33c
29, 33
9
43
0
78
93
29
33
7
19
33c
10
43
0
93
29
33
78
7
19
33c
7
11c
43
0
93
29
33
78
7
19
33c
11
43
93
78
29
33
7
0
19
33c
0 by 93
12c
43
93
78
29
33
7
0
19
33c
12
43
93
78
29
33
7
0
19
33c
78>29b,
29>78b
Lee out
13c
43
93
29b
33
7
0
78b
19
33c
13
43
93
33
29b
0
7
78b
19
33c
14
43
93
29b
0
7
33
78b
19
33c
15
43
93
29b
0
7
33
78b
19
33c
16
93
43
29b
0
7
33
78b
19
33c
33, 43
17c
93
29
0
7
4
3
78b
19
33c
33>3
43>4
17
93
0
7
3
4
29b
78b
19
33c
18
93
0
7
3
4
29b
78b
19
33c
19
93
0
7
3
4
29b
78b
19
33c
7, 29
20c
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
20
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
21
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
22
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
23
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
24
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
25
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
26
93
3
0
4
7

29b

78b
19
33c
27
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
7
28c
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
28
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
29
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
30
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
31
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
32
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
33
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
Feat 2
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
Feat 1
87
96
83
91
75
65
79
71
68
1st
18
33
0
9
7
0
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(21)
10.5
(16)
8
(28)
14
(37)
18.5
(24)
12
(5)
2.5
0
0
0
Penalty
-10
-5
-0
-5
-7
-15
-0
-0
-0
Total
201.5 223 184 196.5 166 127.5 150 139 133

SCORING NOTES: A lot of cautions made things hard to keep track of, but there were a few violations that we caught on camera. They are as follows:
– We somehow went an extra three laps in each feature, so we’ll count them for bonus points (as we usually do when that happens).
– Two rookies brought out enough cautions to bring up the 3-cautions-and-you-sit rule, but again we were lenient with it. We are sometimes asked, and we only enforce it when a driver is slowing the entire race down while being exceptionally dangerous to himself, the other drivers, and the equipment.
– During the 2nd feature, Keith Raymond believed that Chris Stevens jumped the gun on the start, but starter Brian Galletta (and video review) confirmed that the leader’s front bumper crossed the pylon in turn 4. At that moment, passing is legal, and the confusion came from the leader setting a slow pace on the restart.
– Another incident in the 2nd feature was when Josh Arnold was witnessed spinning out Keith Raymond to move into 2nd (Keith then collected Matt Stevens). For some reason, Matt and Keith went to the back, but Josh did not, and after video review, will be penalized -10 points for not going to the rear when being directly involved with an accident that brings out a caution. Josh is not known for intentional spins and not going to the back while being involved accidents, so the penalty was not as severe as it would be if it were a repeat offender (The rule was actually named the Mark Miller rule because the man simply did it a lot, haha!).
– Rookie Rob Vanderhaden brought a caution when he hit the race tower and broke a wheel off the #78. He then took over the ride of the #29 and yet did not go to the back, meaning he had a double violation (bringing out a caution without going to the rear and also a kart change without going to the back).


2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 7/23/2017 Races:

Pos. Last Week Driver (Go-Karts Piloted) 
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/
Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
Last Race
1st 1st Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) kkk
858.0
95.33
9
1
11%
0/0
22nd
81
23-Jul
2nd 3rd Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6) kk
851.5
94.61
9
2
22%
0/0
22nd
135
23-Jul
3rd 2nd Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5) k
831.0
92.33
9
2
22%
0/0
3rd
3
23-Jul
4th 4th Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
5th 6th Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
587.0
65.22
9
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
23-Jul
6th 5th Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
540.5
90.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
6
8-Jul
7th 7th Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mkkk®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
8th 8th Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
9th 9th Randy Platt (Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
10th 10th Mike Patak (Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
11th N/A Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
150.0
75.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
12th 11th Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
13th N/A Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s #43, Gleason #29) k ®
127.5
63.75
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
14th 12th Stephen Perez (Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
15th 13th Griffin Miller (Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

KEY: ®=Rookie; m=Makeup Feature Used; K=Mid-race Kart Change; T=Repair Timeout;

NEXT WEEK’S HANDICAP:

Position Driver
2017
Average Points Per Feature
2017
Feature Wins
All-Time Feature Wins
Past
Klassic Winner
1st Nicholas Cassano
73.14
0
0
2nd Lee Gleason
73.50
0
0
3rd Mike Patak
81.83
0
0
4th Randy Platt
94.50
0
7
5th Kelly Miller
65.00
0
7
6th Kevin Galletta
90.08
1
6
 
7th Adam Lytle
76.94
1
8
 
8th Chris Stevens
95.33
1
81
9th Keith Raymond
85.00
2
6
 
10th Josh Arnold
92.33
2
3
 
11th Matt Stevens
94.61
2
135
12th Griffin Miller
57.00
0
0
13th Stephen Perez
61.00
0
0
14th Rob Vanderhaden
63.75
0
0
15th Returning Veterans
16th 1st Timer Rookies
17th Melissa Stevens
65.22
0
8

Our 22nd Annual Harborfest Championship Race… cancelled?

Oswego, NY: Sunday, July 29-30, 2017 – For 22 of Harborfest’s 30 years, we have held an Oswego Karters Invitational Karting Championship at the end of Harborfest weekend to determine the best karter of the week of all classes, but ZERO visiting drivers showed. So, we are cancelled for this week and without more drivers soon, it’s not looking good for the rest of the year. DRIVERS WANTED!!!

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7/16/2017 – Keith Raymond wins 1st Feature, 2nd Rains out [+YouTube] Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Keith Raymond [full pic] became the 1st 2-feature winner this season as he passed a loose-but-fast rookie Nicholas Cassano and held off a few other competitors […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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7/16/2017 – Keith Raymond wins 1st Feature, 2nd Rains out [+YouTube]

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 – Keith Raymond [full pic] became the 1st 2-feature winner this season as he passed a loose-but-fast rookie Nicholas Cassano and held off a few other competitors for his 2nd win in 3 feature this season (last week he was delayed and showed up after the races were done and everyone had gone home). Good, clean racing on a nice track, as the “OgreMobile” is back in action and the track can be graded and rolled for the 1st time since the opener! The racing has been VERY close this year — very few passes along with very few walk-away wins and with 6 winners in 7 features this season thus far. Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here.


25-Lap 30-Lap #1 Start: 
1. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [Rookie]
2. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
5. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
6. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

Rookie Nicholas Cassano stormed off to an early lead, pulling away from the rest of the pack. Nick is vastly improving in just his third weekend racing!

Matt Stevens spun early on trying to get into the slower, but less congested lower groove.

Nicholas Cassano was fast but kept getting loose in the turns. One loose lap lost him the lead to Keith Raymond (and Josh Arnold lost a chain in the melee), and then he lost control and hit the outer retaining tires. After that Keith Raymond became the 1st driver to win two features this season thus far, as he held off Chris and Matt Stevens for the win.

Unedited Video Playlist

Twin 30-Lapper #1 Scorecard:

LAP
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
Notes
1c
2
0
33c
74
93
4
19
1
2
0
33c
74
93
4
19
2
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
3
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
4
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
5
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
6
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
7
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
8
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
9
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
10
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
11
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
12
2
0
74
93
4
33c
19
74 spin
13
2
0
93
4
33c
74
19
14
2
0
93
4
33c
74
19
93 (w/2)
15
0
2
4
33c
74
5
19
93->5
16
0
2
4
33c
74
5
19
17
0
2
4
33c
74
5
19
2
18
0
4
33c
74
5
2
19
33c out
18b
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
19
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
20
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
21
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
22
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
23
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
24
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
25
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
26
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
27
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
28
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
29
0
4
74
5
2
33c
19
30
0
4
74
5(93)
2
33c
19
Points
82
78
74
70
66
62
59
1st Plc.
16
0
0
0
14
0
0
2nd/3rd
Place
(14)
7
(15)
7.5
(23)
11.5
(2)
1
(3)
1.5
(2)
1
0
Penalty
0
0
0
-5
0
0
0
Total
105
85.5
85.5
66
81.5
63
59

SCORING NOTES: Due to Feature #2 raining out, we counted cautions in the 1st (and only) feature so we wound up with 30 laps instead of 25 and scored it as a 30 lapper instead. If we raced the 2nd, we would not have counted cautions, but a 25 lapper is not very many points.

25-Lap 30-Lap #1 Finish: 
1. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
4. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93, Galletta’s #5)
5. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [Rookie]
6. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
7. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)


2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 6/17/2016 – 7/16/2017 Races:

Place Last
Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
Total
Points
(Place)
Avg.
Points
Per
Feat.
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win
%
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-Time
Feature
Wins
Last
Race
1st 1st Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4) tt
661.5
94.50
7
1
14%
0/0
22nd
81
16-Jul
2nd 2nd Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5) tt
629.5
89.93
7
1
14%
0/0
3rd
2
16-Jul
3rd 3rd Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 74, 9, 6)
628.5
89.79
7
1
14%
0/0
22nd
134
16-Jul
4th 5th Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
559.5
79.93
7
1
14%
0/0
6th
8
16-Jul
5th 4th Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
540.5
90.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
6
8-Jul
6th 6th Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
448.0
64.00
7
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
16-Jul
7th 7th Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s #1, 2) m ®
346.0
69.20
5
0
0%
0/0
®
0
16-Jul
8th 10th Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
268.5
89.50
3
2
67%
0/0
4th
6
16-Jul
9th 8th Randy Platt (Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
10th 9th Mike Patak (Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
11th 11th Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
12th 12th Stephen Perez (Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
13th 13th Griffin Miller (Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

Key:
®=Rookie;
*=Makeup Feature Raced;
T=Timeout Used for Kart Repair
C=Timeout Used for Kart Change

HANDICAP FOR NEXT RACE:

  1. Nicholas Cassano ®
  2. Mike Patak
  3. Randy Platt
  4. Kelly Miller
  5. Adam Lytle (1 win)
  6. Kevin Galletta (1 win)
  7. Matt Stevens (1 win)
  8. Josh Arnold (1 win)
  9. Chris Stevens (1 win)
  10. Keith Raymond (2 wins)
  11. Melissa Stevens
  12. [Not On List] Returning Vets
  13. [Not On List] Rookies

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7/8/2017 – Adam “AJ” Lytle & Chris Stevens make it 6-Winners-for-6-Races this season! [+YouTube] Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – Although we usually run Summer Sundays at Galletta’s, this season Saturday has been working better for a majority of our drivers. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

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7/8/2017 – Adam “AJ” Lytle & Chris Stevens make it 6-Winners-for-6-Races this season! [+YouTube]

 Adam Lytle and Chris Stevens prove best karters in Oswego, NY on 7/8/2017!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 – Although we usually run Summer Sundays at Galletta’s, this season Saturday has been working better for a majority of our drivers. And a rather competitive trend has been happening this season: The 1st SIX feature races have had SIX different winners! In the 1st 30-lapper, Adam Lytle FINALLY broke his streak of breaking down to win DOMINATE the 1st one, pulling away from Chris Stevens and the rest of the pack to lead all 30 laps without even a challenge. In the 2nd 30-lapper, Chris Stevens also led all 30 laps, but was challenged by Kevin Galletta, Lytle, Matt Stevens and Josh Arnold. And Josh has been fast all year, scoring excellent finishes on top of his feature win earlier this season! Chris got a big choking hug from his daughter Faith for the win (and some victory laps on daddy’s lap). More details and FULL race video (including BOTH Tower camera AND Matt helmet camera in full HD) below:

Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here | Higher Resolution Victory Lane picture here.


Unedited Video Playlist


30-Lap #1 Start:
1. Adam Lytle #33c
2. Chris Stevens #8
3. Kevin Galletta #28
4. Nicholas Cassano #2 [Rookie]
5. Josh Arnold #93
6. Matt Stevens #6
7. Melissa Stevens #19

Adam Lytle DOMINATED the 1st 30 lapper, leading all 30 laps and not even being challenged once. He pulled away. 2nd place Chris Stevens played defense with a loose kart and held off several guys to score 2nd.

30-Lap #1 Finish:
1. Adam Lytle #33c
2. Chris Stevens #8
3. Josh Arnold #93
4. Kevin Galletta #28
5. Matt Stevens #6
6. Nicholas Cassano #2 [Rookie]
7. DNF – Melissa Stevens #19

Matt Stevens had the helmet cam for the 1st feature, but forgot to turn it on for the 2nd. Great footage was gained in 1, but we missed some equally great footage in the 2nd.


30-Lap #2 Start:
1. Chris Stevens #4
2. Kevin Galletta #28
3. Adam Lytle #33c
4. Josh Arnold #93
5. Matt Stevens #6
6. Nicholas Cassano #2 [Rookie]
7. DNS – Melissa Stevens #19

The loose fast line led to nobody pulling away in the 2nd feature. Chris Stevens played defense almost every lap to hold off challenges from Kevin Galletta, Adam Lytle, and Josh Arnold (who showed him a wheel several times). Matt Stevens even roared into 2nd and tried a low pass for the lead in turn 3, but spun out! (Now you NEVER see Matt spin out… showing how loose the track was). Josh Arnold is on fire this year thus far (in his 2nd full season at Galletta’s, 3rd season overall), battling in the front all season and staying in 2nd in the points. He probably would be leading the points if not for Chris playing defense on his 2nd and 1st place starting spots in both features this week.

30-Lap #2 Finish:
1. Chris Stevens #4
2. Josh Arnold #93
3. Adam Lytle #33c
4. Nicholas Cassano #2 [Rookie]
5. Matt Stevens #33
6. DNF – Kevin Galletta #28 [Blown Tire]
7. DNS – Melissa Stevens #19


1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Notes
0
33c
8
28
2
93
6
19
Twin 30-Lapper #1:
1
33c
8
28
2
93
6
19
2
33c
8
28
2
93
6
19
3
33c
8
28
2
93
6
19
4
33c
8
28
2
93
6
19
5
33c
8
28
93
2
6
19
6
33c
8
28
93
2
6
19
7
33c
8
28
93
2
6
19
2
8c
33c
8
28
93
2
6
19
2, 6
9
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
10
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
2
11c
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
12
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
13
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
14
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
15
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
16
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
17
33c
8
28
6
93
2
19
18
33c
8
28
6
93
2
19
19
33c
8
28
6
93
2
19
20
33c
8
28
6
93
2
19
21
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
22
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
23
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
24
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
25
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
26
33c
8
28
93
6
2
19
27
33c
8
93
28
6
2
19
28
33c
8
93
28
6
2
19
29
33c
8
93
28
6
2
19
30
33c
8
93
28
6
2
19
Points
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
61
57
53
49
45
Twin 30-Lapper #2:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Notes
0
4
28
33c
93
33
2
19
1
4
28
33c
93
33
2
19
2
4
28
33c
93
33
2
19
3
4
28
33c
93
33
2
19
4
4
28
33c
93
33
2
19
5
4
33c
28
93
33
2
19
6
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
7
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
8
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
9
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
10
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
11
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
12
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
13
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
14
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
15
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
16
4
33c
93
28
33
2
19
17
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
18
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
19
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
20
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
21
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
2
22c
4
93
33c
28
33
2
19
22
4
93
28
33c
33
2
19
23
4
93
28
33c
33
2
19
24
4
93
33
33c
2
28
19
28
25c1
4
93
33
33c
2
28
19
33
25c2
4
93
33c
2
33
28
19
25
4
93
2
33c
33
28
19
26
4
93
33c
2
33
28
19
27
4
93
33c
2
33
28
19
28
4
93
33c
2
33
28
19
29
4
93
33c
2
33
28
19
30
4
93
33c
2
33
28
19
Feat 2
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
61
57
53
49
45
Feat 1
91
87
96
75
79
83
71
1st
30
0
30
0
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(30)
15
(29)
14.5
(26)
13
(1)
0.5
(1)
0.5
(33)
16.5
0
Penalty
Total
232
192.5
226
158.5
158.5
174.5
142

SCORING NOTES: Starter Brian Galletta counted cautions in the 1st Feature, but did not count cautions in the 2nd one.
Bonus points for 7/3/2017’s makeup race will now be added in after this race.

2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 6/17/2016 – 7/8/2017 Races:

Place
Last
Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
Total
Points
(Place)
Avg.
Points
Per
Feat.
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win
%
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-Time
Feature
Wins
Last Race
1st 4th Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4) cc
576.0
96.00
6
1
17%
0/0
22nd
81
8-Jul
2nd 2nd Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5) c
563.5
93.92
6
1
17%
0/0
3rd
2
8-Jul
3rd 1st Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 74, 9, 6)
543.0
90.50
6
1
17%
0/0
22nd
134
8-Jul
4th 3rd Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
540.5
90.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
6
8-Jul
5th 5th Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
496.5
82.75
6
1
17%
0/0
6th
8
8-Jul
6th 6th Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
389.0
64.83
6
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
8-Jul
7th 13th Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s #1) ®*
264.5
66.13
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
8-Jul
8th 7th Randy Platt (Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
9th 8th Mike Patak (Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
10th 9th Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
163.5
81.75
2
1
50%
0/0
4th
5
24-Jun
11th 10th Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) *
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
12th 11th Stephen Perez (Galletta’s #9) ®*
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
13th 12th Griffin Miller (Galletta’s #2) ®*
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

Key: 
®=Rookie;
*=Makeup Feature Raced;
T=Timeout Used for Kart Repair
C=Timeout Used for Kart Change

HANDICAP FOR NEXT RACE:

  1. Nicholas Cassano (choice)
  2. Mike Patak
  3. Randy Platt
  4. Kelly Miller
  5. Keith Raymond (1 win)
  6. Adam Lytle (1 win)
  7. Kevin Galletta (1 win)
  8. Matt Stevens (1 win)
  9. Josh Arnold (1 win)
  10. Chris Stevens (1 win)
  11. Melissa Stevens
  12. [Not On List] Returning Vets
  13. [Not On List] Rookies

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