The Track that inspired the Oswego Kartway... the Galletta's 2005 Season Continues...JULY 31, 2005 – OSWEGO, NY – Mike Billion (in his #57) finally won his first race at Galletta’s Speedway after a string of strong finishes. In a race that saw very few cautions and was finished at an amazingly fast pace, Mike held off a late challenge by points-leader Matt Stevens (in his Galletta’s #3)Chris Stevens (running the Galletta’s #0 instead his usual #8) again had to recover from some accidents in order to perform a late-race pass to get by a loose Mark Miller (in his #007) en route to scoring third, but he didn’t have enough time to track down the leaders. Ogre developed more problems in his Galletta’s #4 and hopped into the Galletta’s #5 for sixth, where he was promptly schooled by 2nd year driver with less than 1 year’s experience Fred Collins (in the Galletta’s #2), who placed fifth. Considering that Ogre has more than ten years experience racing these karts on this track, it was a lesson in humility. Neil Gosch (in his #44) continued his streak of win-or-bust finishes by dropping out with mechanical problems late in the race, leaving some to speculate that the one race that he DID win, he was allegedly piloting a 6.5hp engine with the sticker removed, then allegedly switched back to a worn-out 5.5hp when the other drivers started grumbling. This is, however, only speculation. We appreciate honesty and sportsmanship from all competitors at the Galletta’s Kartway, and we hope everybody is being sportsmen. Videotaped event. 

7/31/03 40-Lap results:

1. #57^ Mike Billion 
2. #3 Matt Stevens
3. #0 Chris Stevens
4.  #007^ Mark Miller
5. #2 Fred Collins 
6. #4/#5 Ogre Stevens
7. #11 Bob Piazza
           —DNF–
8. #44^ Neil Gosch

       ^ = 5.5hp+ motor, All others with 5hp
DNF = Did not finish race

Galletta’s Go-Kart Racing Association 
Galletta’s Speedway 2005 points Standings 
(9 races from 06/05/2005 thru 07/31/2005)

Place

Average PointsPerRace(Starts are handicapped as backwards [least-to-best ]PPR average)

Total Points

Races (of 9)

Attend%

Wins

Win %

Laps Led

Name & Go-Kart(s) 
* = Championships 
^ = 5.5hp engine

1

119.17

1,072.50

9

100%

2

22%

67

******Matt Stevens #3, #1

2

113.56

908.5

8

89%

3

38%

52

Mark Miller #007^

3

111

111

1

13%

0

0%

0

Shawn McKeown #6d (not qualified)

4

108.31

866.5

8

89%

1

13%

40

Mike Billion #57^

5

108.11

973

9

100%

0

0%

50

***Chris Stevens #8 (^3), #1, #0

6

107.64

753.5

7

78%

2

29%

42

Ed Meynes #18

7

96.43

675

7

78%

0

0%

0

Jason Mills #9, #6, #0, #1

8

95.78

862

9

100%

0

0%

0

Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4, #5

9

93.5

467.5

5

56%

0

0%

1

Robbie Jimenez #5, #0

10

87.67

526

6

67%

1

16%

71

Neil Gosch #44^

11

86.5

692

8

89%

0

0%

8

Flyin’ Freddy Collins #2

12

83

166

2

22%

0

0%

3

Kenneth Auyer #1b, 0c

13

83

83

1

11%

0

0%

2

Jim Pitsley #1b

14

78.14

547

7

78%

0

0%

1

Ken Pitsley #7

15

77.33

232

3

33%

0

0%

22

Shane Miller #32^

16

77

77

1

11%

0

0%

0

Chris Meynes #14

17

74

296

4

44%

0

0%

4

Bob Piazza #11

18

73

73

1

11%

0

0%

0

Eric Raponi #83

19

73

73

1

11%

0

0%

0

Eric Connors #6c

20

71.13

284.5

4

44%

0

0%

11

Gary Miller #24, #0

21

70

70

1

11%

0

0%

0

Jerry Martin #6e

22

70

70

1

11%

0

0%

0

David “Living Dead” Philips #1c

23

69.75

279

4

44%

0

0%

5

Bouncin’ Brian Bortel #15, #5

24

69.5

69.5

1

13%

0

0%

0

Mike Simoneau #5a

25

68

408

6

67%

0

0%

0

Kenny Meynes #20

26

65.5

65.5

1

11%

0

0%

0

Adam Barlow #1a

27

65

65

1

11%

0

0%

0

Thomas Murray Jr. #6b

 

2005 "non-winner's" race