8/6/2006 – Chris Stevens ties Billy Kuykendell at the stripe to sweep this week’s features on both Oswego Tracks! +YouTube
Galletta’s Go-Kart Speedway 2006 Event #9 results:
(LEFT) Heat #1 was won by points leader, Matt “Mush” Stevens (#3) followed by Ogre Stevens (#4) and Rob Jimenez (#5).
The 12-cart feature was filled with both tremendous racing action as well as some devastating accidents. The lead changed a few times early, with Gary Miller (#24) coming up through the field and getting Nick Dann (#02) for the early lead. Similar with most full-moon races, many wrecks plagued the early going (all spectacular accidents that involved nearly every single driver – though some more than others – the DVD is a MUST SEE!). When Gary blew a chain, it set up a tremendous battle for the finish. Billy Kuykendell, in only his 4th race, took the Galletta’s Rental #6 to the lead and started running away from the rest of the field (though he needed a warning for jumping the gun and passing two people before the leader passed the start line on a restart – usually a disqualification [SEE RULES], but instead he was put back into his pre-jump position). Dick Dann (in his brand new #86) followed up last week’s impressive performance with another exciting race were he held off top guns Chris, Matt, Rob, Gary, and Ogre for a dozen or so laps, and enabled Matt, Rob and Chris to shuffle back and forth behind him as they kept failing to get by the #86. Finally, Chris was able to pass Rob, Matt and Dick together in a tremendous inside move that involved more than a handful of side-to-side laps. For the final 20 laps, the battle was on, but one that wasn’t without controversy…
On laps #20 through 40, the race was on for literal bumper-to-bumper racing with Bill, Chris, Matt, Rob, and Gary Miller. Bill, Chris, and Matt would put a little distance on as the race progressed, but restarts would equalize out. Rob dropped out with a handful of laps to go, and the race would soon see an amazing finish! A lack of communication between scorekeepers and the flag people were the culprit for the controversy. Let’s examine the tape…
As if that camera angle didn’t show enough, why not look at this one too, while you’re at it? The white flag is CLEARLY seen by all except the leader and a few people who were friends and family of the leader.
2006 Volume #8 DVD:
VIEW THE DVD! DVD is available for $3-$5.
(Attention Howard Seabrook; Chris wants to get a copy of all Oswego Speedway events to fill out “2006 Volume One” of our DVD collection, so please contact him about a trade, like you promised him! Thanks!)
August 6th, 2006 “41-lap” Feature Final order or finish:
* = Tie was awarded due to controversial and disputed finish.
NEW: POINTS SCORING SYSTEM IS NOW IN RULES SECTION and also below!
Oswego Speedway Mixed-Class Dirt Track Exhibition:
There were 15 mixed-class karts in an exhibition at Oswego Speedway’s dirt track (Galletta’s Go-Kart style all-stock-part 5-horsepowers, and several competitors had 5.5hp-6.5hp OHV and one Raptor motor). We were planning on going in for a purse, but when the track officials put us in with an open class, we couldn’t do it. Pictures by Rungnapha “Au” (Ooh) Stevens, and optimized for web by Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens.
Meanwhile, here is next Sunday’s handicapping order:
Start / PPR / Race / Win / Name