Galletta’s 2007 Race #9: 7/29/2007 40-Lapper:
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Damn him! Despite his brother Chris “The Chrusher” Stevens’ attempts to weigh him down by duct-taping 50 lbs. of weights under Matt’s #33, the 13-driver, 40-lap Feature was still again won by Matt Stevens in the Galletta’s #0 after his #33’s muffler broke off in the 2nd Heat. This makes his 4th Galletta’s feature in a row and 5th of the year.

Galletta's - 7/29/2007 & Oswego - 7/26/2007

2007 Volume #9 DVD:
Contains the July 26th, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway, and the July 29th, 2007 races at Galletta’s. 2 hours & 21 minutes.

 

In all strangeness to add to the full moon of racing, Werewolf Fred Collins (still a bit too sore to run due to his hip) flagged but didn’t race, yet the two original Galletta’s Go-Karts visiting drivers from back in the early 1990s, “Bowser” Brian Galletta and Jesse “The Body” Vivlemore both showed up and they DID race! Both used to race a lot back in the beginning days of the track and love the enhancements we’ve done over the years. Brian stated, “It’s come a long way from when we first started!”

Brian wins rusty practice/rookie heat!
In the first heat, which doubled as a rookie/rusty refresher race, Brian Galletta (in the Galletta’s #7) defeated 1st-timer Lisa Roberts (in the Galletta’s #1). Jesse Vivlemore started a few laps down (in the Galletta’s #5) and passed Lisa, but collected third. He plans to be back to race on a regular basis soon.

Matt gets punked by Chris!
Here is the hilarious prank by yours truly, The Chrusher. Hysterical it was, as Matt warmed up the Galletta’s #33 to hear metal clanging and scraping. Too bad I didn’t do a better job tying the 30-50 lbs. of weights to Matt’s seat, as he probably wouldn’t have known! Curses! Matt foiled my plans yet again!

Big Dick wins!
Dick Dann won the 2nd heat, as he and Chris” Chrusher” Stevens pulled away from Nick Dann, Barrelin’ Brian Bortel, Lisa Roberts, and Missy Berry.

Brian Galletta wins!
In a surprise, Brian Galletta won the 3rd heat, after Matt’s #33 lost a muffler while leading, and then Wesley “Ogre” Stevens wrecked with Mike “MC” Howell while battling for the lead. Brian showed that he isn’t too rusty, and with handicapping, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with. He was followed by Ogre, MC, Melissa Gabel, Oscar Berry, and the DNF’ed Matty-Jo.

Opening laps
What a great 13-man Feature event! Battles taking place right off the bat! Matt Stevens had to use a backup and chose the Galletta’s #0 because his #33 broke. Kyle Reuter, the regular driver of the #0, was out of town for the weekend.

4-kat battle: Wes, Matt, Dick, Chris!
However, as the feature wore on, it wound up being a 4-kart battle pulling away from the rest of the pack, as Wesley Stevens held off Matt Stevens, Dick Dann, and Chris Stevens.

Chris & Matt battle for the win!
But Dick Dann dropped out and Wesley James got shuffled out of the lead leading to a tremendous 2-kart battle between Matt and his brother Chris. Matt pulled about 2 kart lengths on Chris, until they ran into traffic, which made things close. A few times the brothers were bumper to bumper, but Matt was able to hold his brother off and get the last laugh winning his 4th straight Feature and his 5th of the year. Damn! When will be able to stop Matt’s win streak? This weekend, I say! After the race, Matt then got profusely beaten by several competitors, then cowardly counter-attacked his awesome brother Chris afterwards!

July 29th, 2007 “Harborfest-Avoidance 40-lap” Feature Final order of finish:

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #0/#33 in heat) 

2nd

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

3rd

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4)

4th

Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3)

5th

Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6)

6th

Missy Berry (Team Oz #m11)

7th

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

8th

Nick Dann (Team Dann #68) DNF 

9th

Dick Dann (Team Dann #86) DNF

10th

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Barrelin’ #15) DNF

11th

Brian Galletta (Galletta’s F.U. #7) DNF

12th

® Lisa Roberts (Galletta’s #1) DNF

13th

Jesse Vivlemeore (Galletta’s #5) DNS

Matt wins (again) gets defeated for his troubles (again).
The points are now updated!

Galletta’s Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 9 events from 6/3/2007 to 7/29/2007:

Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted

^ = Timeouts used

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

1407.50

156.39

9

5

2

1352.00

150.22

9

1

3

1151.50

127.94

9

0

4

1136.50

126.28

9

0

5

973.50

121.69

8

1

6

965.00

107.22

9

0

7

907.25

113.41

8

0

8

843.00

105.38

8

1

9

821.25

102.66

8

0

10

660.50

110.08

6

1

11

381.00

95.25

4

0

12

354.00

88.50

4

0

13

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

331.00

110.33

3

0

14

Wayne Milliken (Team Oz #11M) ^^

286.00

95.33

3

0

15

262.75

131.38

2

0

16

Andy Berry (Galletta’s #6)

221.00

110.50

2

0

17

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

220.00

110.00

2

0

18

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Bortel #15)

172.00

86.00

2

0

19

Wise William Hardy Jr. (Galletta’s #1)

122.00

61.00

2

0

20

117.50

117.50

1

0

21

Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

111.00

111.00

1

0

22

Buck Bates (Galletta’s #7)

106.00

106.00

1

0

23

Brian Galletta (Galletta’s F.U. #7)

105.00

105.00

1

0

24

Saun Berry (Galletta’s #7, #1)

92.00

92.00

1

0

25

Lisa Roberts (Galletta’s #1)

91.00

91.00

1

0

26

Jesse “The Body” Vivlemore (Galletta’s #5)

73.00

73.00

1

0

27

Joe Miller (Galletta’s #1)

71.00

71.00

1

0

28

71.00

71.00

1

0

29

Francisco Colon (Galletta’s #7)

70.00

70.00

1

0

30

Scott Evans (Galletta’s #6)

69.00

69.00

1

0

31

David Evans (Galletta’s #0)

66.00

66.00

1

0

32

Ben Rodriguez (Galletta’s #0/#6)

65.00

65.00

1

0

33

Edward Boyzuck (Galletta’s #6/#1) ^

61.00

61.00

1

0

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Oswego Speedway’s Kartway – Gas Stocker Division – July 26th, 2007:

Galletta's racing at Oswego Speedway