Galletta’s Go-Karts Exhibition at Oswego Speedway’s
Mixed-motor/Super Yard Kart Class on 6/15/2007:
In a surprise, we were invited back to race at Oswego Speedway‘s Dirt Track on Friday as a support class for the Tobias Slingshots. Our treaded tires were banned from Oswego’s track in the off-season (because we were told that we rip the clay up) but since most of our racers feel uncomfortable racing against guys with bigger motors anyways (their open class will allow 6.5hp, and 7.5hp OHV motors with racing parts and even occasionally Methanol-fueled Racing Raptors as well – motors that we banned from our track in the spirit of fairness), none of us ran to buy any slicks. Well, since the Slingshots were ripping the track up anyway, we were invited back with our class standard tires and had a great time.

 Oswego Speedway Yard Kart class starting lineup.
Here we are lining up for the 12- lap heat. Matt Stevens (in the Galletta’s #33 with a stock 5hp Briggs) drew the pole and won it followed by Mike Billion (in his #57 with a 5.5hp Honda), Chris Stevens (in the Galletta’s #8 with a 5hp Briggs), and Wesley Stevens  (in the Galletta’s #4 with a 5hp Briggs).

 Oswego Speedway Yard Kart class starting lineup.
Here is the starting grid for the 35- lap feature event. Matt Stevens (in the Galletta’s #33 with a stock 5hp Briggs) passed a handful of competitors and won it followed polesitter Wesley Stevens  (in the Galletta’s #4 with a 5hp Briggs), Mike Billion (in his #57 with a 5.5hp Honda OHV), and Chris Stevens (in the Galletta’s #8 with a 5hp Briggs). Mark Miller (with his #00 with a Briggs 6.5hp OHV[?]) and Dick Dann (in the Dickhead #86 with a 5hp Briggs) spun and crashed across the finish line after that. They were followed by Eric Raponi (OHV 6.5hp #83), Oscar Berry (Flathead 5hp), Joe Hayden (OHV 6.5hp #5). Nick Dann (5hp) broke a hub in the heat and didn’t make the feature.

 Winner Matt Stevens & Melissa Gabel!
Here is your winner, Matt Stevens, sweeping the heat and the feature in his Silver Bullet #33, the first time it has ever made the journey to Oswego Speedway. He won two races there last year in his old Galletta’s #3 (which was driven last week at Galletta’s by his girlfriend, Melissa Gabel). We videotaped the event and took many pictures and it came out great! It’ll be on next week’s DVD, as I’ll couple it with our scheduled Sunday, 6/17/2007 race (Pre-orders, let me know!). Also, I’ll try to upload more photos later, but only per request. However, all pics are on the DVD. Read more here and/or discuss this race here on the message board!

Galletta’s Go-Karts Exhibition at Oswego Speedway’s
Mixed-motor/Open Yard Kart Class on 6/21/2007:
At Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track on Thursday, the Galletta’s Karting Club invested in some slicks and gave the track a spin. Inverting last week’s order of finish and drawing for position, the we ran a heat and a 30-lap Feature. Eric Raponi took his first row starting position and won (in his OHV 6.5hp #83), followed by Matt Stevens (in the Galletta’s #33 with a stock 5hp Briggs) and Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s 5hp #0). Mark Miller (who won the heat with his #00 with a Briggs 6.5hp OHV) finished fourth on the track, but in reviewing the tape we observed that during a caution he restarted 2 positions higher than he was supposed to, so he was DQed to last in the points scoring. That moved up Gary Miller (stock 5hp #24), Joe Hayden (OHV 6.5hp #5), Chris Stevens (in the Galletta’s #8 with a 5hp Briggs), and Wesley Stevens  (in the Galletta’s #4 with a 5hp Briggs) one spot each.

Galletta's - 6/17/2007 & Oswego - 7/15/2007

2007 Volume #3 DVD:
Contains the June 15th, 2007 races at Oswego Speedway and the  June 17th, 2007 races at Galletta’s.

 

 

The next race is set for Sunday, June 24th, 2007. Qualifying events (The new Rookie/Novice Qualifier Race and/or Veteran Heats) will begin at 6:20pm, and the Feature will begin shortly after they are completed. You MUST reserve your spot in the racing festivities via arrival or phone call by 6:20pm, or else we WILL start without you.  Bring your own stock 5hp kart or rent one of our Galletta’s backup/rentals.