Matt steals win, gets beaten for his troubles by his brother Chris and racing buddy, Kyle Reuter.
Matty-Jo Stevens steals his fourth Galletta’s Speedway feature of 2007 from the clutches of defeat by passing his brother Chris Stevens with three laps to go and then catching the race-leading Kyle Reuter at the finish line. Matt was then profusely beaten upon after the race by Chris and Kyle for stealing the win because this means he has tied the collective wins of all other drivers at 4-4.  Dick Dann led a large chunk of the race and looked like he was going to be victorious until be blew a drive wheel tire with 15 to go. Pics, videos, and details below!

Galletta's - 7/22/2007

2007 Volume #8 DVD:
Contains the July 22nd, 2007 races from Galletta’s. 1 hour & 47 minutes.

 

Read on to see the contents of this disc:

Dick penetrates heat 1 win.
Dick Dann dominaf***inated the competition in the first heat. His lucky Tony Stewart shirt may be the reason. He was followed by Matt Stevens, Nick Dann, Kyle Reuter, Missy Berry, and 1st-time driver, Mark Rose. Matt was so angry that his father Wesley James TrOgre Stevens over-watered turn 1 that he gave yours truly (AKA Chris ChrusherComix Stevens) the middle finger as I was announcing in the racetower! What a spoiled, rotten, vulgar lad! Oh boo-hoo, he didn’t win one stinkin’ heat race!

The Mighty Chrusher dispatches the competition in heat 2.
Chris Stevens, AKA The Mighty Chrusher, dispatches the competition in the second heat. He was followed by Wesley Stevens, Mike “MC” Howell, Oscar Berry, and Melissa Gabel.

The Mighty Chrusher dispatches the competition in heat 2.
Behold! The opening laps for the 50-Lap, 11-kart Pre-Harborfest Carting event! Per usual, the Galletta’s regulars always put on a great show! Early on, Chris “Chrusher” Stevens was on the move, looking like he was going to take the lead and run away with things passing everybody on the outside groove!


That was, until 2nd-time driver “MC” Howell spun out from his handicapped pole position and caused this pileup that took out Oscar Berry, Chris, Wes, and Matt Stevens. (You can see my frustration because I had quite the run going.)


Dick Dann and Kyle Reuter were then involved in a great battle. The funny thing is that they both used Missy Berry (first as the leader and then as a lapped kart) to pass each other. As they pulled away, 3rd place running Chris Stevens was wrecked by his accursed brother, Matty-Jo Stevens.

Matty-Joey Stevens wrecks his brother Chris (AKA Me) and I then give him the dreaded double-middle-finger-of-doom!
Chris Stevens was wrecked by his accursed brother, Matty-Jo Stevens. Here he gives the double-middle-finger-of-doom to Matt! Bwhahahahaaa!

Dick Dann then blew a drivewheel tire with 15-laps to go and set up a great 3-way battle between leader Kyle Reuter, 2nd-place was a back-and-forth affair between Chris Stevens and Matt Stevens. But with a couple of laps to go, Matt passed Chris and then pulled an amazing last lap outside pass for the triumphant win! That pesky, tricky Matt! Here are two camera angles of the final lap!

Chris, Kyle, and Dick Dann were all both shocked and deflated after the event. They thought that they had it covered and Matt took the win on the very last corner of the 50-lap race after all three of them had great shots at the win. Matt simply cannot be stopped by legal means! Now for the final order of finish and then the latest points standings. Damn.

July 22nd, 2007 “Pre-Harborfest 50-lap” Feature Final order of finish:

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) 

2nd

Kyle “The Face” Reuter (Galletta’s #0)

3rd

Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens (Galletta’s #8)

4th

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4)

5th

Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3)

6th

Missy Berry (Team Oz #m11)

7th

 Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6)

8th

® Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

9th

Dick Dann (Team Dann #86) DNF

10th

Nick Dann (Team Dann #68) DNF 

11th

Oscar “Flyin’ Ozz” Berry (Team Oz #11) DNF

KEY: ® = Rookie 1st-time driver, DNF = Did Not Finish


Galletta’s Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 8 events from 6/3/2007 to 7/22/2007:

Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted ^ = Timeouts used

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

 Matt “Matty-Jo” Stevens (Galletta’s #33, #3)

1260.00

157.50

8

4

2

 Chris “Chrusher” Stevens (Galletta’s #8, #5)

1217.00

152.13

8

1

3

 Dick “The Destroyer” Dann (Dickhead #86)^

1051.00

131.38

8

0

4

 Wesley “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4, #1)

994.00

124.25

8

0

5

 Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s #0, 7, 2, Kelly- #S9) ^

973.50

121.69

8

1

6

 Oscar “Flyin’ Oz” Berry (Team Oz #11) ^

872.00

109.00

8

0

7

 Nick “Of Time” Dann (Dickhead #68)

813.25

116.18

7

0

8

 Melissa “Slow & Steady Wins” Gabel (Galletta’s #3, #2)

734.00

104.86

7

1

9

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Missy “Pink Panther” Berry (Berry #M11, Galletta #10, 2) ^^

724.25

103.46

7

0

10

 “Grouchy Quitter” Gary Miller Sr. (Miller #24) ^

660.50

110.08

6

1

11

 Flyin’ Hip Freddy Collins (Galletta’s #2, 7)

381.00

95.25

4

0

12

 Kelly Miller (Kelly-Mobile #Super9, #7, #1) ^

354.00

88.50

4

0

13

Wayne Milliken (Team Oz #11M) ^^

286.00

95.33

3

0

14

 Jackknifin’ Jason Mills (Team Maynes #38, Galletta’s #6)

262.75

131.38

2

0

15

Andy Berry (Galletta’s #6)

221.00

110.50

2

0

16

Gary Miller Jr. (Miller #24, Galletta’s #6)

220.00

110.00

2

0

16

Michael “MC” Howell (Kelly-Mobile #Super-9, Galletta’s #6)

220.00

110.00

2

0

18

William Hardy Jr. (Galletta’s #1)

122.00

61.00

2

0

19

 “Where’s” Ed  Maynes (Team Maynes #9)

117.50

117.50

1

0

20

Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

111.00

111.00

1

0

21

Buck Bates (Galletta’s #7)

106.00

106.00

1

0

22

Saun Berry (Galletta’s #7, #1)

92.00

92.00

1

0

23

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Bortel #15)

89.00

89.00

1

0

24

Joe Miller (Galletta’s #1)

71.00

71.00

1

0

25

 Josh Schute (Galletta’s #7)

71.00

71.00

1

0

26

Francisco Colon (Galletta’s #7)

70.00

70.00

1

0

27

Scott Evans (Galletta’s #6)

69.00

69.00

1

0

28

David Evans (Galletta’s #0)

66.00

66.00

1

0

29

Ben Rodriguez (Galletta’s #0/#6)

65.00

65.00

1

0

30

Edward Boyzuck (Galletta’s #6/#1) ^

61.00

61.00

1

0

Rob Jimenez (RETIRED)

–.–

–.–

0

0

Kenny Maynes (RETIRED)

–.–

–.–

0

0

Crashin’ Chris Maynes (RETIRED)

–.–

–.–

0

0

 

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All pictures and video clips are from the DVD. Contact me if you’d like to buy a copy. This week is 2 hours and the full week of racing all inside from 2 different widescreen camera angles and great stereo surround sound! Only $3. Can’t beat that (I’m crazy to sell them that cheap, but I want people to see ’em! We put on a great show, always!)

Galletta's - 7/22/2007

2007 Volume #8 DVD:
Contains the July 22nd, 2007 races from Galletta’s. 1 hour & 47 minutes.

 

 

 

The next Galletta’s Points race is set for Sunday, July 29th, 2007. We were able to take a grate to it so it is much smoother than it has been all year, but still awaiting the clay. Qualifying events (Rookie/Novice Qualifier Race and/or Veteran Heats) will begin at 6:00pm if enough competitors arrive by then, and the final heat &/or Feature will begin shortly after 7pm (two Galletta’s regulars cannot arrive before then). Please do not come later than 7pm if you want to race, though you may come any time between 6-7pm to help out, watch or race in the show. The grill will be fired up if enough spectators arrive, so come on out! Bring your own stock 5hp kart or rent one of our Galletta’s backup/rentals. As for further updates, and communication with us and other Galletta’s Karting Race Club drivers, please join our Galletta’s Go-Karts Message Board! 

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This week’s Fifty Lap Event had eleven karts because several regulars seem to be losing interest in karting altogether. Add to that, there was no Supermodified Yard Kart race at Oswego Speedway this past week because only three competitors showed (Galletta’s Go-Kart regulars Matt, Wes, and Oscar). The OHV gang didn’t come, and the Woodland Trailer Park Track gang does their own thing and are only interested in racing 5-6 guys on their own track, and most of our Galletta’s regulars aren’t interested in buying slicks to race OHV karts. I think that these three groups exist separately because none of them can agree on motor types, track direction, and tires. Too bad that a middle ground couldn’t be met to make an extremely large class instead of one large class and two smaller ones. In the meantime, we’ll just continue to be the only stock 5hp track in the area with the largest amount of returning karts, an updated website and points standings every week. Here is a message board topic about it. Meanwhile, here is the previous week’s mixed-motor money race & points standings.

July 13th, 2007 at Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified Yard Kart Class:
3 Galletta's Go-Karts at Oswego Speedway's Supermodified Yard Kart Class on 7/13/2007!
Matt Stevens (in the Galletta’s #33), Wes Stevens (in the Galletta’s #4) and Kyle Reuter (in the Galletta’s #5) of the Galletta’s Go-Kart Club raced at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track during the Old Timer Reunion for the 2nd money race of the season. The heat was won by Mark Miller followed by Eric Raponi, Mike Billion, Kyle Reuter, Matt Stevens, Wes Stevens, and Joe Hayden.

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The feature was dominated early by Wes Stevens and Kyle Reuter, who pulled away and were putting laps on last week’s winner, Joe Hayden. But while trying to pass Joe to put him 2 laps down, leader Kyle got in a loose patch and he and the Ogre wrecked together. This then set up the battle that it has been coming down to all year in Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified Yard Kart division: Eric Raponi vs. Matt Stevens. On the final lap, Matt was able to dive under Eric and capture the close win. Matt and Eric were followed by Wes Stevens, Kyle Reuter and Mark Miller on the lead lap. Joe Hayden was 1 lap down and Mike Billion, got a DNF after wrecking with 2 laps to go. Now here is the…

Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified Yard Kart Class Points Standings after 7/13/2007:

Rank

Name (Motor type & Go-Karts Piloted)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events Raced

Feature Wins

1

Matt “Supplement Boy” Stevens (5hp FH Galletta’s #33)

504.00

100.80

5

2

2

Eric “The Rammer” Raponi (6.5hp OHV Raponi #83)

462.00

92.40

5

2

3

Wesley “Ogre” Stevens (5hp FH Galletta’s #4)

441.00

88.20

5

0

4

Joe Hayden (6.5hp OHV Hayden #5)

390.00

78.00

5

1

5

Kyle Reuter (5hp FH Galletta’s #0, #G5)

355.00

88.75

4

0

6

Chris “Chrusher” Stevens (5hp FH Galletta’s #8, #G5)

343.00

85.75

4

0

7

Lee Bartlett (6.5hp OHV Bartlett #924)

218.00

72.67

3

0

8

Mike Billion (6.5hp OHV Billion #57)

192.00

96.00

2

0

9

Mark Miller (6.5hp OHV M-Miller #00)

169.00

84.50

2

0

10

Dick Dann (5hp FH Dann #86)

85.00

85.00

1

0

11

Oscar “Flyin’ Oz” Berry (5hp FH Oz #11)

80.00

80.00

1

0

12

Gary Miller Sr. (5hp FH G-Miller #24)

76.00

76.00

1

0

13

Nick Dann (5hp FH Dann #68)

63.00

63.00

1

0