7/30/2006 – Wesley “Ogre” Stevens wins HarBOREmess ’06 Championship (12-karts, 40-Laps) +YouTube
2006 Harborfest Championship Go-Kart race
(LEFT) Heat #1 was won by Robbie Jimenez chased by Ed Meynes and Matt “Mush” Stevens.
The 12-cart feature was one of the best in recent memory at Galletta’s Speedway. Early on, Dick Dann (in the Galletta’s rental #0) was having the best race of his rookie campaign by holding off all five of the top five points drivers, who shuffled furiously for several green laps, cautions, and restarts, until Ed Meynes finally caught him on a restart. Dick then spent a large chunk of the race holding off the big two, the founder/club owners/most experienced vets/only track champions, Chris and Matt, who shuffled back and forth behind him. When Chris and Matt finally got by Dick, they reeled in Ed who had gained a comfortable lead. When it was starting to look like a good battle was brewing, Ed’s chain blew in turn three, and he had to fix and go to the back. The next few laps were Chris holding off Matt, until Chris went straight off the track in turn three, a broken front hub the culprit, and he hopped into the #10. Matt inherited the lead and appeared to have his fourth win wrapped up, until his carb gummed up on him in turn three, putting him in the back.
2006 Volume #7 DVD:
July 30th, 2006 40-lap Feature Final order or finish:
* = Jason Mills raced his heat, but had to leave before the feature event started, but was awarded heat and last-place feature points.
2006 Galletta’s Go-Karts Point Standings
NEW: POINTS SCORING SYSTEM IS NOW IN RULES SECTION and also below!
Handicapping for next weekend’s race:
NEWS: Points-per-race no longer is valid for point-standings order, as it rewards drivers who race inconsistently and hurts those who race every week (which this season is seven dedicated drivers). Points-per-race is used to determine handicapped starting position only. Your total points is your actual standing. We may have separate Summer (June-September) and Fall (October-November) point standings IF we get enough consistent, dedicated drivers. We will not split the points if this isn’t the case. Chris and Matt love the drivers who race every week and are disappointed with those who don’t. And remember… the Classic (usually late-September) is a make-or-break points earner, and if you race in only one race all year, this is THE one to race in. This year, we will arrange a money jackpot for the Classic, and if enough drivers are interested, we will also do it each week. Please discuss it with Matt and Chris!