Galletta’s Go-Kart Racing Association – 2005: Our 10th Season

Galletta's Greenhouse Go-Karting Club - 2005 Season: 5hps Mediums vs. 5.5hp OHV heavies

    Neil Gosch (and his brand new, beautiful looking, large, orange tank of a kart numbered #44) dominated the race taking over the lead on lap five and powering his mysterious 5.5hp engine (with the sticker removed… hmmm… wait… why would that even be necessary? Hmm…) to a big win, pulling away from everybody on the track, including drivers that have 15 years more experience racing these style karts at Galletta’s. Matt Stevens (in his Galletta’s #3) got second and was able to stay with Neil, but wasn’t able to pass the powerful orange #44. Mark Miller(in his #007) continued his string of strong performances and maintain his lead in the points race by scoring third. Chris Stevens was running second early (in his Galletta’s #8 kart), but slowly losing air pressure in the drive-wheel allowed Matt, Mark, Ogre (in his Galletta’s #4), Ed Maynes (in his #18), and Mike Billion (in his #57) to all pass him. Rubbing salt into Chris’s open wound, Ed and Mike gave Chris no room going three-wide and spun him out completely in the back stretch. Fred Collins (in the rented Galletta’s #2) successfully held the #8 off after the restart to score seventh.

7/03/05 | 40-Lap results:

  1. Neil Gosch (Team Outlaws #44 – 5.5hp^ OHV)
  2. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s #3  – 5hp Flathead)
  3. Mark Miller (Team Outlaws #007 – 5.5hp^ OHV)
  4. Wes Ogre Stevens  (Team Galletta’s #4  – 5hp Flathead)
  5. Eddie Maynes  (Team Maynes #18  – 5hp Flathead)
  6. Mike Billion (Team Outlaws #57 – 5.5hp^ OHV)
  7. Freddy Collins (Team Galletta’s #2 – 5hp Flathead)
  8. Chris Stevens  (Team Galletta’s #8  – 5hp Flathead)
  9. Eric Connors (Team Galletta’s #6  – 5hp Flathead)
    —DNF—
  10. Ken Pitsley (Team Galletta’s #7  – 5hp Flathead)
  11. #0/#5 – Rob Jimenez (Team Galletta’s #0/#5  – 5hp Flatheads)
  12. #1 – Jason Mills  (Team Galletta’s #1  – 5hp Flathead)
  13. #24 – Gary Miller  (Team Miller #24  – 5hp Flathead)
  14. #20 – Ken Meynes  (Team Maynes #20  – 5hp Flathead)

^ = 5.5hp motor, but suspiciously more power than a box stock 5.5hp motor. Hmm…
DNF = Did not finish race


Galletta’s Speedway 2005 points Standings (5 races from 06/05/2005 thru 07/03/2005)

Place

Points Per Race Average

Total Points

Races (5)

Attendance

Wins

Win %

Laps Led

Name & Primary Go-Kart  
* = Championships 
^ = 5.5hp

1

119.88

479.5

4

80%

2

40%

42

Mark Miller 2005 (No Bio)
Mark Miller #007^

 

2

113.30

566.5

5

100%

1

20%

20

Matt Stevens Profile
Matt Stevens #3 ******

3

105.88

423.5

4

80%

1

20%

38

Eddie Maynes bio
Ed Meynes #18

 

4

102.33

307.0

3

60%

1

20%

53

^Neil Gosch #44

5

96.50

482.5

5

100%

0

0%

0

Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4

6

94.30

471.5

5

100%

0

0%

0

Chris Stevens #8, #1 ***

7

94.00

376.0

4

80%

0

0%

6

^Mike Billion #57

8

83.00

83.0

1

20%

0

0%

2

Jim Pitsley #1b

9

81.25

235.0

4

80%

0

0%

0

Jason Mills #6, #0, #1

10

80.25

160.5

2

40%

0

0%

21

^Shane Miller #32

11

78.50

314.0

4

80%

0

0%

4

Fred Collins #2

12

77.33

232.0

3

60%

0

0%

3

Brian Bortel #15, #5

13

74.00

148.0

2

40%

0

0%

0

Robbie Jimenez #5, #0

14

73.00

73.0

1

20%

0

0%

0

Eric Raponi #83

15

73.00

73.0

1

20%

0

0%

0

Eric Connors #6c

16

72.67

218

3

60%

0

0%

11

Gary Miller #24, #0

17

69.50

69.5

1

20%

0

0%

0

Mike Simoneau #5a

18

65.50

65.5

1

20%

0

0%

0

Adam Barlow #1a

19

65.00

65.0

1

20%

0

0%

0

Thomas Murray Jr. #6b

20

64.38

257.5

4

80%

0

0%

0

Big Ken Pitsley #7

21

61.00

61.0

1

20%

0

0%

0

Kenneth Auyer #1b

22

58.33

175.0

3

60%

0

0%

0

Kenny Meynes #20