7/16/2006 – Hot Pink Ed Maynes Wins & 7/14 Oswego Speedway Dirt Conquered by Brian Bortel +YouTube
On Sunday, July 16th, 2006 at Galletta’s, “Hot Pink” Ed Maynes won a 12-kart 40-Lapper, while on Friday July 14th 2006 at Oswego Speedway, Brian Bortel pulled off the greatest week in his entire racing career when he backed up his 1st career Galletta’s Speedway win and then brought his nude-woman-tattooed-body down to the Kartway and dominated the mixed-motor gas stocker “hybrid yard kart” class [although he and rookie Dick Dann were the only Galletta’s-type karts in action at Oswego Speedway’s Little Dirt Track. For those who wonder why, it is because as the rest of the club stayed away in protest after last weekend’s incident where the OHV Outlaws mocked and threatened to fight several members of the Galletta’s team, while assistant track Operator Jim Losurdo didn‘t seem like a track official trying to make peace and get the drivers to get along, rather he seemed to to relish the conflict and almost cheer to see a fight! Huh? Most of the club drivers enjoy racing there, but none appreciated the way they were treated there.] More below…
Oswego Speedway Exhibition #4
Friday, July 14th 2006:
On Friday, July 14th 2006, a majority of the Galletta’s Go-Kart Club took the week off from racing at Oswego Speedway due partially to the lack of drivers available to race this week and partially incidents that took place last week (last week’s report and also the the rules section for past disputes we have had with racing with a certain group of 5.5-8hp OHVs). But we were still well represented by Brian Bortel, who defeated the larger-motored OHV clan with his powerful new stock 5hp motor (that Chris won for him on eBay and Matt tuned up for him a few weeks back) making him undefeated in his last four races (two heats and two features at Oswego and Galletta’s). Apparently, it was reported to us that Mark Miller badly flipped his #007 kart, which many at the Galletta’s club were worried about all last season and this season, since his kart was so high, big, and powerful with digger tires. More info to the Oswego Speedway’s dirt track is found on their official site here. We plan to be back next week if we can arrange for enough drivers and transportation to go, but some will not race there anymore EVER AGAIN due to the OHV clan because they do not obey rules and actually want to fight over a go-kart race! Again, Oswego Speedway races originally were not counted in our above Galletta’s Speedway point standings in 2006 (because we did not have videotapes to score), but later on, we did go back and score every event our club raced at Oswego and added them up here. Also, we have been told directly by an Oswego Speedway track official that Kristina Pitsley – a volunteer scorekeeper/flag-woman at Galletta’s Kartway and the mother of Galletta’s Kart Club racer Rob Jimenez – has been banned from Oswego Speedway until she pays up past dues that she owes to the track and agrees to stop fighting. Kris had also been warned to stop fighting at Galletta’s as well. Nobody wants police called due to people fighting over a simple go-kart race with no winnings and nothing but website bragging points.
Galletta’s Go-Kart Speedway 2006 Race #6 results:
The racing got off to a great start on a warm and muggy evening at Galletta’s. The track was ready to roll early, and although the track was a little loose, we had very few problems as all of the drivers were experienced enough to cause too many unforced error accidents. In addition, the previous week saw Matt Stevens (founder/champion racer/head mechanic of Galletta’s Go-Karts) get shorted around $50-60 in rental fees. This is particularly disgusting considering all the time that Matt puts into the karts and track, and repairing the karts usually comes out of his wallet with or without rental money. From now on, rental fees are given only to Chris Stevens (yours truly) Matt Stevens, and/or Wes “Ogre” Stevens. Kris Pitsley is no longer in charge of collecting rental/entrance fees due to missing rental funds. Now to the action…
The prior week Kris Pitsley DARED Ed Maynes to race hot pink. Well, did he do it? See for yourself.
July 14th, 2006 40-lap Feature Final order or finish:
[* = Brian Bortel lost three points positions due to causing multiple accidents
VIEW THE DVD! DVD is available for $5.
2006 Volume #5 DVD:
Contains the July 16th, 2006 races at Galletta’s. Two camera angles of each race (two heats and a feature). Price $5.
2006 Galletta’s Go-Karts Point Standings
Each heat and feature is started in a handicap order, reversed from points-per-event (low-to-high).