1998 Season & 3rd Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic:

Left: Chris “Chrusher” Stevens (#2), Matt (#3) and Wes (#4) prepare the karts for the 1998 80-lap Klassic. Back when we only had 3 karts! Right: Before the race, Chrusher, in the brand-new, 1st ever built-from-scratch Galletta’s Ogre Chassis Kart – The Deuce, lets everyone know that he is #1 (though he placed 2nd). Chris got his nickname in middle and high school, as he wrote and illustrated a comic book and comic strip “crushing” classmates, teachers, and pretty much everyone he knew. You too if you cross me, b!tch. 😉

Wesley Ogre Stevens gets a beat down from RaYzor!

Ogre, in the #4, smiled for the camera before RaYzor Castaldo delivers a brutal WWE-style kick to the back of the skull! This pic was even talked about on Ray’s obnoxious internet radio talk show, HateTheRadio. And our original, long-defunct URL.

Look at Matt’s lead over Chris and Ogre! Chris is dejected after a grueling 80 laps, after another futile attempt to defeat his little brother Matt for the 3rd straight Klassic and Points Championships in a row. Matt is getting revenge for all of those childhood beatings that Chris delivered upon him!

Matt wins! (What else is new… other than his long hair in this pic! Haha!) Also, RaYzor looks on, looking rather womanly.

(In no coincidence, same order as Point Standings that year)

1998 80-Lap 1st Annual Klassic
Matthew Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3
Christopher Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #2
Wesley Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #4

We are searching for our points standing records to our 1996-1999 seasons, as they exist, but are currently lost in storage somewhere. When we find them, we’ll process them digitally and put them up on the website. However, starting with the 2000 season, we now have a complete record of every points race held at John J. Galletta Memorial Racing Yard Kart Speedway, and have them up on the web. And you’ll be amazed at how far they’ve come in just ten to twelve years! Observe them! Onward to next season, or read more below!

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