The starting grid of the 2005 Galletta's KlassicFinal battles of the tremendous Galletta's 2005 Klassic!

A few shots from the start and finish of the 10th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic


2005 Klassic 125 Race Start!

 

GALLETTA’S KARTING SPEEDWAY: THE 2005 POST-KLASSIC FALL SERIES
ALL MOTORS ARE BOX STOCK GAS 5hp FLATHEADS (w/shaved heads) UNLESS NOTED:

10/1/2005 45-Lapper:
1. (#3) Matt Stevens
2. (#5) Rob Jimenez
3. (#8) Chris Stevens
4. (#15) Brian Bortel
5. (#4) Wes Stevens
6. (#0) JR Pitsley
7. (#1) Ken Pitsley ^
8. (#6) Andy Schute
—DNF—
9.  (#7) Josh Schute

10/2/2005 50-Lapper:
1. (#2) Matt Stevens
2. (#24) Gary Miller
3. (#5) Rob Jimenez
4. (#8) Chris Stevens
5. (#4) Wes  Stevens
6. (#7) Josh Schute
7. (#12) Eddie Scruton
8. (#1) JR Pitsley
9. (#0) Ken Pitsley
—DNF—
10. (#6) Gary Miller Jr.

DNF = Did Not Finish.
^ = 5.5hp engine (Met box stock handicap requirements)

10/8/2005 50-Lapper:
1. (#6) Jason Mills
2. (#8) Chris  Stevens
3. (#3) Matt Stevens
4. (#4) Wes Stevens
5. (#12) Eddie Scruton
6. (#5) Rob Jimenez
7. (#7) Josh Schute
—DNF—
8. (#0) Duke Patterson
9. (#2) Aaron Vanvorst
10.  (#1) Kenny Ray Vanvorst

DNF = Did Not Finish.
^ = Box stock 5.5hp engine (Meets handicap requirements)

10/16/2005 50-Lapper:
1. (#4) Wes Stevens
2. (#3) Matt Stevens
3. (#8) Chris Stevens
4. (#7/#6) Josh Schute
5. (#5) Rob Jimenez
6. (#24) Gary Miller
7. (#0) Duke Patterson
—DNF—
8. (#12) Eddie Scruton

Key:
DNF = Did Not Finish.

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10/8/2005 Notes: Jason “The Hand” Mills survived an opening lap pileup that put four drivers to the rear of the field and then led all fifty laps in the Galletta’s #6 en route to his first career win at Galletta’s Speedway. Chris “The Chrusher” was 2nd (in his #8) and a hard-charging Matt Stevens (in his #3) settled for third. Young Eddie Scruton (in his #12 kart) impressed and showed vast improvement by racing in third for a large chunk of the race (holding off Matt and nearly passing Chris before a caution and a spinout in caution prevented the pass), but finished behind The Ogre. First time drivers, The Vanvorst brothers, had some comedic accidents that were caught on videotape. Josh Schute flipped violently on the last lap, enabling his friend Rob Jimenez to beat him to the line.

10/16/2005 Notes: Wesley James “TrOgre” Stevens won his first race in around two years in a cold and wet October race. Ogre inherited the lead when pole-sitter Josh Schute had to stop the Galletta’s #7 after it began making vibration noises, which forced Josh to hop into the Galletta’s #6. Young Eddie Scruton (in his #12 kart) held a strong second behind Ogre for many laps, even challenging him a few times until Eddie’s motor began sputtering and he was forced to retire. Gary Miller and Chris “The Chrusher” held off hot-shoes Matt Stevens (in his #3) for almost the entire race until Mattie-Jo snuck by Chris on the outside as Chris showed a wheel to Gary. Then, one lap later Gary hit a rut and spun out with only a few laps remaining. Chris challenged Matt while Matt challenged Ogre for the remainder of the race but the track was too slick for any solid passing opportunities.

Although Matt and Chris are cemented in 1st and 2nd in the 2005 Season Points-Per-Race standings, the battle is for the other money-spots; places 3-5. Gary scored enough 2nd/3rd place points to pass Rob Jimenez for third place overall (Rob was suffering from soreness due to his girlfriend Amanda crushing him that may have slowed his racing). The race is so close between places 3 through 7, that every single race can change the order significantly, and the drivers that do not show for every race usually wind up losing valuable positioning, especially in these late-season 50-lappers and wetter passing conditions. Gary, Rob, Jason and even Ogre have benefited greatly from Ed’s lack of post-Classic visits and the banishment of 5.5+hp motors. All three Fall events are videotaped races (2-angles: Middle track and Tower) and available on DVD. Just call of write me anytime. $5 per DVD (each contains 1-3 hours of footage). Plus, don’t forget at the end of every race season, Summer & Fall points are tallied into the ALL-TIME GALLETTA’S BACKYARD SPEEDWAY POINT STANDINGS!

Before one of the last-season Fall Races, we had a Haunted Halloween Trail of TERROR behind the track and greenhouses!

 

That wraps up the 2005 season, a large and fun one, with some excellent new competitors joining the club. Unfortunately, we also lost a handful of competitive racers because they could not agree to use the same motors that the rest of us used. Maybe someday they’ll come back and race our type motors or have a second motor class. Either way, they would be welcomed back. Regardless, get ready for an even bigger season, as the Oswego Speedway is building a dirt track. Gary Miller tested it out the 1st day of operation in September during Classic Weekend (while we watched from the crowd), and although it seems to be like it is going to be very small, our class – as long as we are allowed our own right-turn, gas stock flathead motor class – will likely give it a shot when it opens for business. Get ready for… 2006!

 

Galletta’s Stock Dirt Go-Kart Racing League 2005 Total Points:
Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway TOTAL 2005 Points Standings
(29 races from 06/05/2005 thru 10/31/2005)
The All-Time Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway Points are located on this page.
The 2005 Regular Season Points & 11th Annual Klassic recap is on this page.

All motors are box stock 5hp gas flathead engines w/ shaved heads unless noted = ^.

Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
(This year) 
* = Championships ^ = 5.5hp handicap engine

Total Points (Place)

Average Points
Per
Race

Races (of 29)

Wins 
*=Winless
Racers win

Win %Percentage

1

Matt Stevens Profile******Matt “Supplement Boy” Stevens
#3, #1

3919.5

145.17

27

12

44%

2

Chris Stevens***Chris “The Chrusher” Stevens
#8 (^4), #0, #1

3396.0

130.62

26

3

12%

3

Wes StevensWesley “The Ogre” Stevens
#4, #5, #6

3115.0

111.25

28

1

4%

4

Rob Jimenez bioRacin’ Rob Jimenez
#5, #0, #7

2737.0

114.04

24

0

0%

5

Gary Miller Sr. in his #24Gearin’ Gary Miller Sr.
#24, #0
(* = non-winners-only Feature win)

2298.0

114.90

20

2*

10%

6

Fred Collins bio“Flyin’ Fast” Freddy Collins
#2, #7, #5, #1

1779.5

98.86

18

0

0%

7

Mark Miller 2005 (No Bio)Mark Miller
#00/007 (^15)^^

“The Cheatin’ Outlaw”

1640.0

109.33

15

4

27%

8

Josh Schute bioJosh “Porky Jr.” Schute
#7, #6, #5

1603.0

100.19

16

0

0%

9

Mike Billion - 2005 (No bio)Mike Billion
#57 (^15)

“Cheater’s Sidekick”

1594.0

106.27

15

1

7%

10

Jason Mills bioJason “The Hammer” Mills
#83b, #6, #0, #1

1523.0

108.79

14

1

7%

11

Eddie Maynes bio“Fast” Ed Meynes
#18

1334.5

102.65

13

2

15%

12

No picture currently available (Check driver's all-time point standings)Ken “The Enforcer” Pitsley
#7, #0, #1 (^1 OHV)

792.0

79.20

10

0

0%

13

Barrelin' Bortel's bioBarrelin’ Brian Bortel
#15, #5
* = Non-Feature-Winner’s Win

771.0

96.38

8

1*

13%

14

Kenny Mayne bioKenny “The Kid” Meynes
#20, #18

763.0

95.38

8

0

0%

15

Eddie Scruton - 2005 Klassic (No profile)“Tiny” Eddie Scruton
#12, #6

692.0

115.33

6

0

0%

16

No picture currently available (Check driver's all-time point standings)Neil “Win or Bust” Gosch
#44 (^^8)

660.0

82.50

8

1

0%

17

Jim “JR” Pitsley #1, #0

615.0

102.58

6

0

0%

18

Bob Piazza - 2005 race (No bio)Wreckin’ Bob Piazza
#11 (Placed on 4 week Wrecking Probation)

598.0

85.43

7

0

0%

19

Shane Miller (No bio)Shane Miller
#32 (^7)

590.5

84.36

7

0

0%

20

Duke "It's My Fault!" Patterson - 2005 Klassic (No bio)Duke “It’s My Fault” Patterson
#1, #0

568.0

142.00

4

0

0%

21

The Late Thomas MurrayTom Murray Jr.
#29, #6, #7

507.5

101.50

5

0

0%

John Fellows - 2005 Race (No Bio)John “Fast-Flip” Fellows
#14b (^3)

406.00

81.20

5

0

0%

23

Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr. #24, #6

337.5

84.38

4

0

0%

24

Kelly Miller driver profileKelly Miller “Washes Out” 
#0

243.0

81.00

3

0

0%

25

Eric Connors #6, #1

213.0

71.00

3

0

0%

26

Jim Losurdo - 2005 race (No bio; Oswego Kartway Operator)Stubborn” Dimbo Jimbo Losurdo
#0

210.0

70.00

3

0

0%

27

Dan Woodard - 2005 race (No bio)Dan “Looks like Pat Abold” Woodard
#61

171.5

57.17

3

0

0%

28

Kenneth “The Cop” Auyer #1, #0

166.0

83.00

2

0

0%

29

Adam Barlow - 2004 Klassic (No bio)Adam “Accidents Keep Finding Me” Barlow
#1

151.0

75.50

2

0

0%

30

Rob Garrison #1, #6

130.0

65.00

2

0

0%

31

Brian Osetek #6

122.0

122.00

1

0

0%

32

Shawn McKeown #6

111.0

111.00

1

0

0%

33

Stu “Mark’s Cheat Coach” Feiske #53, #6

98.0

49.00

2

0

0%

34

Aaron “Flipmaster” Vanvorst #2

95.0

95.00

1

0

0%

35

Kenny Ray Vanvorst #1

90.0

90.00

1

0

0%

36

Andy “Hit-The-Wall” Schute #6

88.0

88.00

1

0

0%

37

Chris MaynesChris Meynes
#14a

77.0

77.00

1

0

0%

38

Richard “Dickie” Degroff #7, #1

77.0

77.00

1

0

0%

39

Phil Hall #6

77.0

77.00

1

0

0%

40

Eric Raponi #83 (No profile) Eric Raponi
#83a (^1?)

73.0

73.00

1

0

0%

41

Mike Cleary #6

73.0

73.00

1

0

0%

42

Jerry Martin #6

70.0

70.00

1

0

0%

43

David “The Living Dead” Philips #1

70.0

70.00

1

0

0%

44

Mike “The Headband” Simoneau #5

69.5

69.50

1

0

0%

45

“Craftless” Cody Collins #7

69.0

69.00

1

0

0%

46

Howard Degroff #6

65.0

65.00

1

0

0%

47

William “Dirty Old Bill” Hardy #2

61.0

61.00

1

0

0%

48

“I Quit & Cry” Joe Crisafulli #6

61.0

61.00

1

0

0%

49

Some guy named Bob #2

53.0

53.00

1

0

0%

50

Some guy named Zach #6

47.0

47.00

1

0


Notes:
Videotaped race. DVDs are now available for every videotaped event. Please contact Chris Stevens via email for ordering/buying a DVD that will contain anywhere from 1-4 races per disc. (2-angles: Middle track and Tower).