Galletta’s Karting Club @ Oswego Speedway Exhibition #1
– Friday, June 23rd 2006:

Oswego Speedway's dirt track (2005 pic) where we race once per week June-August!On Friday, June 23rd 2006, a handful of the Galletta’s Go-Kart Association ventured to the Oswego Speedway and put on an exhibition that had a 10-lap heat and a 20-lap feature with our limited modification Racing Yard Karts (right-turn, motors must be gas, stock carb, stock motors but w/shaved heads allowed). Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Gary Miller, Wesley “Ogre” Stevens, Brian Bortel, Robbie Jimenez and Josh Schute put on a great show, had a great time, and we plan to be back every week with more drivers and karts. Matt won both the heat and the feature – passing Gary Miller on the last lap, but it didn’t count for points. Also there are a fledgling amount of WKA-spec methanol kart classes. We are more than happy to help support the track as a stable, 10-16 kart “affordable” pump gas, stock motor class, as it gives us a secondary track to run, maybe entice some new drivers to join us, and also show off that our veteran drivers are just as good as any other karting class around as well. For more info, go to the Speedway’s official site here (the track would later go on to be named “Oswego Kartway” in 2008). We later went back and counted all of these drivers and races for separate Oswego Points here. Now, onto Sunday’s point race at Galletta’s….

2006 Race #3 @ Galletta’s Speedway Results:
Sunday, 06/25/2006

1st lap wreck - those inexperienced Woodland Raceway guys causing so many wrecks at Galletta's! 1st lap wrecks continued... they wrecked so much here that they had to make their own Speedway so we could actually race!
The first thirteen laps took forever to complete, as they were caution-filled thanks mostly to the inexperienced rookie drivers. Opening lap was no exception, as it saw a massive pileup in the 2nd turn. Afterwards, the rookie drivers then angrily whined for their entrance and kart rental money donations back due to a lack of completed laps, but seemed to overlook the fact that they caused most of the cautions and caused costly damage to the karts. This has forced Chris to institute a new “Heat qualifier” race for rookies only, and if they cannot complete the heat without wrecking and/or breaking, then they will not be allowed to race in the feature event with the experienced drivers.

Gary Miller #24 had to start in the back ths week, which is much harder than starting handicapped up front. 
Last week’s winner, Gary Miller (#24), didn’t have the same luck, as he found things a little tougher when you don’t start on the pole with a points handicap. Early on he was pressured and then passed by Chris and Matt Stevens, then Matt somehow mysteriously spun-out. Gary then stormed off the track due to the amount of cautions. The constant arguing over the amount of cautions and repair breaks has led to a new time-limit system to be discussed and voted on by the drivers. The system would give more time for drivers in the thick of the points race, but rookie drivers who are not competitive will not have as much repair time allotted to them.

Ogre crashes HARD into a tree in 2005, thanks to Derek Woodland's expert driving! Rick Maynes & Jason Mills of Team Maynes racing hard at Galletta's of Oswego!
(Left) The caution that Gary and Matt collided in also caused another accident. At the time, the race was led by another handicapped rookie driver named Derek Woodworth who saw the caution, but then slowed up too quickly by slamming on the breaks and caused several karts to check up. This chain reaction saw Ogre then catching a tire and slamming into a tree. Thankfully, with a used Supermodified tire in front of it, he was not injured. (Right) Rick Maynes (#9) and Jason Mills (#6) battle near the front.

June 25th, 2006 40-lap Final order or finish:

1st Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens #8
2nd Ed Maynes #43
3rd Matt Stevens #3
4th Barrelin’ Brian Bortel #15
5th Josh Schute #05
6th Fred Collins #2
7th Dick Dann #1
8th Rick Maynes #9
9th Rob Jimenez #5
10th Gary Miller #24
11th Jason Mills #6
12th Derek Woodworth #0
13th Wes “Ogre” Stevens #4
14th Kenny Maynes #18
15th Jim Jelliffe #7
16th Howard “Boat” Seabrook #28

Close racing at Galletta's Ed Maynes & The "Gallettas Boyz" Matt Stevens #3 challenges Ed Maynes #43
After Jason Mills (#6) retired with carb pickup problems, the battle for the final twenty-seven laps saw Chris Crusher Stevens (#8) followed by Ed Maynes (#43) and Matt Stevens (#3). The battle for second was particularly furious as Matt kept getting runs on Ed, but couldn’t get the pass.

ChrisChrusher blows them all out of the water! Chris Chrusher Comix Stevens wins & says hi to his wife, Au!
The final lap saw Chris “ChrusherComix” a pull away from Ed Maynes and Matt Stevens to get an impressive victory and take a slim lead in the point standings.

2006 Galletta’s Go-Karts Point Standings:
After 3 races from 6/11/2006 thru 6/25/2006

Rank

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Race

Races

Wins

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
* = Championships

1

388.00

129.33

3

1

Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens #8***

2

383.50

127.83

3

0

Ed Maynes #43

3

365.50

121.83

3

1

Matt “The Boss” Stevens #3, #6*******

4

308.00

102.67

3

1

Gary Miller Sr. #24

5

307.00

102.33

3

0

Jason Mills #0, #6

6

284.00

94.67

3

0

Josh Schute #05

7

281.50

93.83

3

0

Fast Flyin’ Flippin’ Freddy Collins #2

8

269.00

89.67

3

0

Rob Jimenez #5

9

241.00

80.33

3

0

Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4, #6

10

230.50

76.83

3

0

Rick Maynes #9

11

181.00

60.33

3

0

Howard “Fluorescent Boat” Seabrook #28

12

172.50

86.25

2

0

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel #15

13

137.00

68.50

2

0

Andy Ouderker #16

14

131.00

65.50

2

0

Derek Woodworth #6, #0

15

95.00

95.00

1

0

Brandon Carvey #7

16

90.00

90.00

1

0

Nick Dann #6, #1

17

81.00

81.00

1

0

Dick Dann #1

18

68.00

68.00

1

0

Phil Hall #7

19

53.00

53.00

1

0

Kenny Meynes #18

20

49.00

49.00

1

0

Jim Jelliffe #7

DVD is available for $5. 
Galletta’s Go-Karts 2006 Volume 2 DVD features 6/18/2006 and 6/25/2006 races on one DVD
(each race videotaped in it’s entirety from 2 angles [Pits & Tower] totaling 2 hours of racing footage.



2006 Volumes #1 & 2 DVD set:
Contains the June 11th, 2006,  June 18th, 2006 andJune 25th, 2006 races at Galletta’s. 
Two discs contains highlights from 2006 and on. Two camera angles of each race.  Price $5 each disc.

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