2006 Harborfest Championship Go-Kart race 
Galletta’s Go-Kart Speedway 2006 Race #8 results:
Sunday, July 30th, 2006 (Two 10-lap Heats and 40-lap Feature)

Rob Jimenez leads Ed Maynes and Matt Stevens Ogre Stevens hold off his hard-charging eldest son, Chris "Smooth Chrusher" Stevens

  (LEFT) Heat #1 was won by Robbie Jimenez chased by Ed Meynes and Matt “Mush” Stevens.
(RIGHT) Heat #2 was won by Wesley James “TrOgre” Stevens chased by Chris “ChrusherComix” 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.

Wesley Stevens leads a tough competitive field at Gallettas Raceway "Me Ogre Win!" says Wesley James Stevens after a win at Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Speedway!
(LEFT) This left Wesley James “The Ogre” Stevens (1st) inheriting the lead, and he was able to hold off Ed Meynes (2nd), Rob Jimenez (3rd) for the win while, Chris (outside) and Matt (inside) battled furiously side-by-side for the final three laps behind Rick Meynes (4th). It was a virtual tie on the final lap, but Chris was awarded the close decision. (RIGHT) Ogre “thinking he’s cool” with his post-race Ogarian backwards victory lap. The race was filled with competitive bumper-to-bumper and wheel-to-wheel racing, along with several spectacular accidents caught on tape, making this DVD a great one to own!

Menu for the Galletta's DVD of the racing week!
VIEW THE DVD! DVD is available for $3-$5.
All pics are internet-optimized, low-resolution screenshots from the DVD. DVDs are $5 each, but if you pre-order and buy multiple discs we can discount to $3 each, or buy one to make copies for others for $5. Nearly 2 hours of action, two camera angles, and packed with tight racing and spectacular flips and crashes right in front of the cameras! And this week, partially announced by Colin Miller!

2006 Volume #7 DVD:
Contains the July 30th, 2006 races at Galletta’s. Two camera angles of each race.  Price $5.

July 30th, 2006 40-lap Feature Final order or finish:

1st Wes “Ogre” Stevens #4
2nd Ed Meynes #43
3rd Rob Jimenez #5
4th Rick Meynes #1/#9
5th Chris “Crusher” Stevens #10/#8
6th Matt “Mush” Stevens #3
7th Oscar Berry #7
8th Billy Kuykendell #6 DNF
9th Dick Dann #0 DNF
10th Nick Dann #02/#05 DNF
11th Fred Collins #2 DNF
12th Jason Mills #38* DNF

* = 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
After 8 feature events from 6/11/2006 thru 7/30/2006:

Rank

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
* = Track Championships

1

1098.50

137.31

8

3

Matt “The Boy Boss” Stevens #3, #6, #1*******

2

988.00

123.50

8

1

Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens #8, #10, #5***

3

973.00

121.63

8

1

Ed Meynes #43

4

888.50

111.06

8

0

Rob Jimenez #5, #05

5

885.00

110.63

8

1

Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4, #6, #05

6

759.50

94.94

8

0

Fast Flyin’ Flippin’ Freddy Collins #2, #7

7

712.50

89.06

8

0

Rick Meynes #9, #1

8

645.50

92.21

7

0

Jason Mills #38, #0, #6, #7

9

548.00

91.33

6

0

Dick Dann #0, #1, #02

10

425.50

106.38

4

1

Gary “Whiny-Quitter” Miller Sr. #24, #0

11

424.00

106.00

4

1

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel #15

12

359.00

119.67

3

0

Billy Kuykendell #1, #6, #05

13

355.50

88.88

4

0

Nick Dann #6, #1, #02, #10, #05

14

284.00

94.67

3

0

Josh Schute #05

15

268.00

67.00

4

0

Howard Seabrook #28, #1

16

188.00

94.00

2

0

Oscar Berry #7

17

187.00

93.50

2

0

Kenny Meynes #18

18

181.00

90.50

2

0

Phil Hall #7

19

137.00

68.50

2

0

Andy Ouderker #16

20

131.00

65.50

2

0

Derek Woodworth #6, #0

21

95.00

95.00

1

0

Brandon Carvey #7

22

95.00

95.00

1

0

Brad Jones #6

23

89.00

89.00

1

0

Dalton Crouch #05

24

83.00

83.00

1

0

Gary Miller Jr. #6

25

49.00

49.00

1

0

Jim  “Give-me-my-money-back” Jelliffe #7

NEW: POINTS SCORING SYSTEM IS NOW IN RULES SECTION and also below!
Each heat and feature is started in a handicap order, reversed from points-per-event (low-to-high).
Inexperienced drivers with less than 10 races and wreck-prone drivers start in the back regardless of points.
Points are scored based on finishing positions in heats and features (with bonus points for each feature lap in the top 3 spots).

Handicapping for next weekend’s race:

SPOT/PPR/RACES/WINS/NAME/OWNED KART:
01.  083.00  1  0  Gary Miller Jr.
02.  088.88  4  0  Nick Dann #02
03.  089.06  8  0  Rick Meynes #9
04.  090.50  2  0  Phil Hall
05.  091.33  6  0  Dick Dann
06.  092.21  7  0  Jason Mills #38
07.  093.50  2  0  Kenny Meynes #18
08.  094.00  2  0  Oscar Berry
09.  094.67  3  0  Josh Schute
10.  094.94  8  0  Fred Collins
11.  111.06  8  0  Rob Jimenez #5
12.  119.67  3  0  Billy Kuykendell
13.  106.00  4  1  Barrelin’ Brian Bortel #15
14.  106.38  4  1  Gary “The Quitter” Miller Sr. #24
15.  110.63  8  1  Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4
16.  121.63  8  1  Ed Meynes #43
17.  123.50  8  1  Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens #8
18.  137.31  8  3  Matt Stevens #3
—Inexperienced rookie driver cutoff—
19.  049.00  1  0  Jim “Give-me-money-back” Jelliffe
20.  065.50  2  0  Derek Woodworth
21.  067.00  4  0  Howard Seabrook #28
22.  068.50  2  0  Andy Ouderker #16
23.  089.00  1  0  Dalton Crouch
24.  095.00  1  0  Brandon Carvey
25.  095.00  1  0  Brad Jones

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!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
We are planning on racing earlier every Sunday for the rest of the summer (we can’t in June and part of July because of Greenhouse chores), so drivers, please come to the track earlier, possibly around 4-4:30pm (or call Matt for details). The earlier everyone arrives, the quicker we can get the event started and finished! Also, we will go to Oswego Speedway this Friday if we get enough drivers and kart transportation, so, again, call Matt. Thanks! Now to the next race…

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