The COMPLETE HISTORY of the Annual Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic Championship 200!
The 11th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic Championship 150!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 (150-Lap Event; #16)

Starting Lineup of the 2006 Galletta's Super-Yard-Kart Klassic! The starting lineup! The 16-kart championship of Oswego Dirt Karting race begins!
At first it looked like the weekend was going to rain out, but the Classic Race was only delayed.
16 drivers made for the biggest “Klassic” ever! First, let us check the time-trail starting grid:

2006 EVENT #16: THE 2006 KLASSIC QUALIFIER TIME-TRIALS

(Starting Grid Order; Now with pictures of pre-race kart & drivers):
(Click on each driver’s name below for their pre-race photo! I made the above profiles,
so write me with YOUR profile details and I’ll make yours too! Write me 
here!)

Time
Trial
 Driver & Kart #
16.63  Matt Stevens #33
16.67  Wesley Stevens #4
16.86  Robbie Jimenez #5
16.92  Ed Maynes #43
17.04  Oscar Berry #11
17.05  Matt Stevens #3
17.10  Chris Stevens #8
17.13  Gary Miller #24
17.27  Jason Mills #38
17.30  Nick Dann #02
17.37  Freddy Collins #2
17.46  Chris Maynes #18
17.51  Kelly Miller #0
17.64  Josh Schute #7
17.66  Dick Dann #86
17.98  Kenny Maynes #18
18.58  Kyle Reuter #6

The 16 starters take off for lap 1 of 150! By far the most racing excitement for the buck! The 1st of 150 laps in the 2006 Galletta's Kart Klassic! Join us, cowardly karters!
The start of the race went very slowly as some horrible crashes from a couple of young drivers and breakdowns by several others slowed the first third of the race up considerably (and five drivers even quit due to controversial wrecks and a dispute over rule enforcement – one pulled because a wrecking rule wasn’t enforced and then four pulled out and left when the wrecking rules were enforced; enforced at the request of track owner Mary Stevens who witnessed several of the wrecks and was concerned for everyone’s safety). The lesson is; some people can’t be happy no matter what decision you make, but the two most important rules are no fighting and no wrecking, and that had to be enforced. It unfortunately marred the beginning of a truly epic race.

Oswego's Galletta Klassic Battle! FINAL BATTLE! WIN! At least these 16 gkarters had a chance. The losers who didn't show had none!

But after that, it was the fiercest, fastest-paced, closest, and most competitive Classic in history! Wesley Ogre Stevens (#4), Chris Stevens (who hopped into Matt’s #3 when his #8 died with motor problems while leading!), and Matt Stevens (#33) all held the lead for large portions of the race, and all three of them lost the lead due to mechanical problems. This left a fast Robbie Jimenez (#5) in the lead with nobody really able to challenge him, and with his late grandfather’s memory spurring him on. Yet, in taking it too easy too late in the race, Ogre was able to make the pass, which set up a brutal leading 4-kart battle back and forth that was a spectacle to watch, with all in attendance cheering and commenting on the great finish. In the above two photos show this battle, where the lead shuffled considerably in the latter half in the race, with Ogre, Rob, Matt and Chris in a 4-kart train. Then, a scoring problem caused a premature caution on lap 140, and set the stage for a memorable final 10-lap shootout. With Ogre leading, Robbie attempted to pass him and fell off the track which enabled Matt Stevens and his brother Chris to move past him. Then, with Matt going for the win, and nearly getting the pass, lost ground as Ogre held him off by mere inches and Chris and Rob were able to execute a pass on the nearly-unbeatable Matty-Jo as well.

Ogre leads Robbie, Matt, and Chris late! What a classic Carting battle! Ogre still leading, with Chris, Rob, Matt, and Fred! Who will win the biggest race in Galletta's 1990-2006 history?
Left: Ogre (#4) leads Rob (#5), Matt (#33), and Chris (#3) with 10 laps to go.
Right: Ogre (#4) leads Chris (#3), Rob (#5), Matt (#33), and Fred (#2) on the final lap!

The final result after 150 furious laps? Well, in a surprise upset…

OGRE WINS! OGRE WINS! OGRE WINS!
OGRE WINS HIS FIRST KLASSIC!!!!!
579 year-old Wesley James TrOgre Stevens becomes the third winner in the twelve year history of the event, yet it is still a family affair, as he interrupts his two boys’ domination of the event and wins and holds the streak of only the home team winning. The final finishing order of this the largest and most competitive “Klassic” is as follows:

2006 KLASSIC 150 FINAL RESULTS:

1st  Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4
2nd  Chris “Crusher” Stevens #3/#8 *
3rd  Rapid Robbie Jimenez #5
4th  Matt “Mush” Stevens #33 (Also qualified the #3)
5th  Fearless Freddy Collins #2
6th  Wavin’ Nick Dann #02
7th  Josh Schute #7
8th  Kyle Reuter #0/#24/#10/#6 (-5L) **
9th  Dick Dann #86 (-12L)
10th  Oscar Berry #11 (DNF -51L)
11th  Kelly Miller #0 (DNF -85L)
12th  Jason Mills #38 (DNF -116L)
13th  Eddie Maynes #43 (DNF -116L)
14th  Kenny Maynes #1/#18 (DNF -116L) ***
15th  Crashin’ Chris Maynes #9 (DNF -116L)
16th  Gary “The Quitter” Miller #24
(DNF -140L)

 

DNF = Did Not Finish Feature. 
* = Matt also qualified the #3, which Chris S. used after his #8’s carb malfunctioned while leading midway.
** = Kyle started the #10 (which nobody qualified) although he qualified the #6. He also used the #24 and the #0.
*** = Kenny started the #18, but jumped into the #1 (which nobody qualified).

NOTE: Next time, if qualifiers are held, karts should be qualified in Time Trial or Heat before entering a feature event!
NEW RULE: If you jump into an unused kart, you must have either qualified it before the race, or time-trialed it in. If two people dispute over an unused kart, it is determined via: (1) Kart Ownership/rental paid-up for usage, (2) Place in the Points Standings, (3) Time-Trial Speed. NEW RULE: We will, starting in 2007, penalize points per kart change. Depending on the length of the race, there will be an appropriate penalty (between 10-20 points).

Buy the DVDs of this great Klassic race. A two disc set which contains five feature races plus extras!

VIEW THE DVDs! 

The High-Quality Klassic DVD set is available for $10.
The compressed-quality 2-in-1 Klassic DVD is available for $7.
DVDs of regular races are available for $3-$5.
All pics are internet-reduced, low-resolution screenshots from the DVD. DVDs are $5 each, but if you pre-order and buy multiple discs we can discount to $3 or less depending on how many one orders. On average of 2+ hours of action on every disc, 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! Cameras operated by Uncle Gene Galletta, Rungnapha “Au” Stevens, and captures are all optimized for the website by Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens for free, so please give your thanks and buy a DVD! That means that not only our karts, but our DVDs are affordably cheap, so buy one for yourself and as thanks to Chris, Au, and Gene!

2006 Klassic2006 Volume #14 – ’06 Klassic Part 2 DVD:
Contains the Center-angle of the 2006 Galletta’s Klassic 150 from September 23rd, 2006, the rain-shortenedSeptember 30th, 2006, and 75-lap race from October 7th, 2006  at Galletta’s.
  Price $5 each.

2006 Volume #13 – ’06 Klassic Part 1 DVD:
Contains the September 16th, 2006 race and the Tower angle of the 2006 Galletta’s Klassic 150 from September 23rd, 2006  at Galletta’s. 
Two camera angles available. Price $5.

GALLETTA’S KARTING KLASSIC HISTORY:
1996 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
1997 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
1998 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)

1999 – Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #2)
2000 – Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #5)
2001 – Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #5)

2002 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
2003 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
2004 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
2005 – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
2006 – Wes Stevens (Galletta’s #4)

Meanwhile, the newest updated points standings. With a new points system in place for the 150 lap event (with three times the points of a 50-lap event, additional points for time-trial placement and bonus points for laps-lad (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), the competitors who attended scored massive points increases. Let us check them next…

2006 Galletta’s Go-Karts Point Standings
After 16 feature events from 6/11/2006 thru 9/23/2006:

Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
* = Track Championships

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

FeatureWins 
* = tie ^ = Classic

1

Matt “Mush” Stevens #3, #33, #7, #6, #1*******

2640.00

165.00

16

7

2

Chris “Chrusher” Stevens #8, #3, #10, #5, #2***

2420.00

151.25

16

3*

3

Robby Jimenez #5, #05

2137.00

142.47

15

1

4

Wesley “Ogre” Stevens #4, #0, #6, #05

2137.00

142.47

15

2^

5

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

1740.00

116.00

15

0

6

Dick Dann #86, #0, #1, #02

1663.00

118.79

14

0

7

“Fast” Eddie Maynes #43, #10

1649.50

126.88

13

1

8

Nick Dann #02, #86, #0, #6, #1, #10, #05, #7

1492.50

124.38

12

0

9

Jumpin’ Jason Mills #38, #0, #6, #7

1269.50

115.41

11

0

10

Oscar “Bouncin'” Berry #11, #10, #7

1197.50

119.75

10

0

11

“The Grumpy Grouch” Gary Miller Sr. #24, #0

1092.00

109.20

10

1

12

Klassic Coward  Billy Kuykendell #6, #1, #05

834.00

119.14

7

1*

13

Klassic No-Show Rick Meynes #9, #1

712.50

89.06

8

0

14

Josh Schute #7, #05

628.50

157.13

4

0

15

Kenny Maynes #18, #1, #2, #7

520.00

130.00

4

0

16

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel #15

424.00

106.00

4

1

17

Klassic Coward  HowardSeabrook #28, #1

339.00

67.80

5

0

18

Kyle Reuter #0, #24, #10, #6

313.00

313.00

1

0

19

Kelly Miller #0

273.00

273.00

1

0

20

Phil Hall #7

181.00

90.50

2

0

21

Crashin’ Chris Maynes #9

175.00

175.00

1

0

22

Andy Ouderker #16

137.00

68.50

2

0

23

Derek Woodworth #6, #0

131.00

65.50

2

0

24

Kenny Williams #7, #05

113.00

113.00

1

0

25

Brandon Carvey #7

95.00

95.00

1

0

26

Brad Jones #6

95.00

95.00

1

0

27

Danny Berry #1

95.00

95.00

1

0

28

Joe Garth #10

95.00

95.00

1

0

29

Andy Berry #7

91.00

91.00

1

0

30

“Transformer” Tim Sczerby #6

90.00

90.00

1

0

31

Dalton Crouch #05

89.00

89.00

1

0

32

Gary Miller Jr. #6

83.00

83.00

1

0

33

David Hartpewe #7

77.00

77.00

1

0

34

Jim “Gimme-my-money-back!” Jelliffe #7

49.00

49.00

1

0

POINTS SCORING SYSTEM IS IN RULES SECTION!
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).
(A ^ in wins means Classic win this year. A * in win category means a shared tie, a * in name category means track championships.)

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POINTS SCORING SYSTEM FOR GALLETTA’S GO-KARTS RACES:

Pos.

10-laps

20-laps

25-laps

30-laps

40-laps

45-laps

50-laps

70-laps

130-laps

1

20

54

68

82

110

124

140

192

362

2

18

51

65

78

105

118

134

182

346

3

16

48

62

74

100

113

128

174

330

4

14

45

59

70

95

108

122

166

314

5

12

43

56

66

90

103

116

158

298

6

10

41

53

62

85

98

111

150

284

7

9

39

50

59

81

93

106

142

271

8

8

36

47

56

77

88

101

136

258

9

7

33

44

53

73

83

95

130

243

10

6

31

41

50

69

78

90

122

230

11

5

29

38

47

65

73

85

115

217

12

4

26

34

44

61

68

80

110

204

13

3

23

31

41

57

63

75

105

191

14

2

20

28

38

53

58

70

100

178

15

1

17

25

35

49

53

65

95

165

16

1

14

22

31

45

48

59

90

149

17

1

11

19

27

40

44

53

85

133

18

1

9

16

23

35

40

47

80

117

19

1

7

13

19

30

35

41

75

110

20

1

5

10

15

25

30

35

70

100

 

10-lap race is heat. All others are “Feature Events”.
In Feature events, bonus points are awarded as follows:
1st place = 1.0 point every lap
2nd place = 0.5 point every lap
3rd place = 0.5 point every lap
(3rd place is only awarded bonus points with 11 or more karts.)
Classic has never had awarded points for laps led (may change).