Galletta’s 2007 Race #10: 8/5/2007 45-Lapper:

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Surviving a 1st lap flip onto another driver’s kart, a seemingly concussed Dick Dann (in his Dickhead-Destroyer #86) penetrates Victory Lane to become the winner of the Mr. Galletta Speedway’s 10,000 Rocks-to-Win 2007 (He is joined here by his teammate/son, Nick Dann). 17-drivers large, Mr. Dann proved to be a hard Dick to pass in the largest attending driver event in Galletta’s Speedway history. Two extremely violent and scary wrecks occurred (and will be sure-fire hits on YouTube and this site).

Galletta's - 8/5/2007 & Oswego - 8/2/2007

2007 Volume #10 DVD:
Contains the August 2nd, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway, and the August 5th, 2007 races at Galletta’s. Each view is from two angles on each track. Contains two angles of every Galletta’s Karting Club race on both Oswego Kartway and Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway that this website chronicles, plus at least one angle of the pricier, but smaller methanol classes on the Oswego Speedway dirt track (that do not have their own points chases nor records). 2 hours & 21 minutes.

 
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Here’s a preview of the contents of this disc:

Galletta's Go-Kart 2007 #10 DVD! Galletta's Go-Kart 2007 #10 DVD!
All captures are from the DVD with over 2 hours of footage from this week of racing action. Contact me to get yourself a copy. Only $3.  Enjoy!

1st heat starting lineup
With the unprecedented amount of 1st-time rookie-rental drivers, we had to hold two elimination heats to determine who could qualify for the feature. The first heat was won by Jesse Vivlemore (Galletta’s #5) and was followed by Andy Noto (Galletta’s/Kelly #9), Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #7), and Lil’ Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #1) did not qualify due to too many cautions and a DNF.

2nd heat starting lineup
The second heat was won by Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #6). He was followed by Big Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #2), Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #0), and Richard Hockey (Galletta’s/Kelly-Mobile #9). The last two did not qualify due to to not enough rental karts available, though they raced well enough to get in if we simply had more karts. If they came any other week, they’d make the show! All of these rookies were very good and we’d love for them to all come back often!

Nick takes the 9-vet heat!
The third heat was a doozy! All of the attending veterans were placed in a whopping 9-man, 10-lap heat! And man, did we put on a tremendous show! Nick Dann (Dick-Destroyer #68) took his pole position and held off a few challenges to take his second heat of his young career. He was followed by Matt (Galletta’s #33) and Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8), MC Howell (Galletta’s #6), Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s #0), Dick Dann (Dick-Destroyer #86), Wes Stevens (Galletta’s #4), Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3), and Gary Miller Sr. (Miller #24). When Nick was asked why he was so fast, he responded, “I just can’t help it.”

Dick comes into Melissa! CRASH!
Early on, the first lap was filled with some horrible accidents and had to be re-tried a few times, mirroring the Mr. SBS show the night before at Oswego. First, Dick Dann crashed hard in turn 1 and landed upside down on top of Melissa Gabel. Both were OK, but Dick was shaken up and damaged his helmet on Melissa’s motor, one of Matt’s back-ups.

BIG OL’ DICK DANN FLIPS VIOLENTLY! BREAKS HELMET! TAKES A BANG AND THEN COMES BACK TO PENETRATE VICTORY’S LANE FOR THE WIN!

Boy that big Dick can take a lick! And keep banging!

Matt and MC go flying after a crash!
The next attempt at lap one was even more scary then that! Nobody saw that a 1st-time driver Big Ken Lindsey stall the Galletta’s #2 in a dark patch in the back straight, so nobody threw the caution flag. Going FULL-THROTTLE, a few of us missed him, but Matt slammed into him taking he and the Galletta’s #33 airborne, landing backwards on Kyle Reuter’s Galletta’s #0, putting that kart out of commission with a broken carb. At the same time,  MC Howell avoided them all and flew into the woods in a comical fashion. The Galletta’s #2 was O.F.T.N. with a completely severed right rear axle & wheel. Matt hammered the drivewheel axle back into place and continued his sights on his 5th straight Galletta’s Feature. Here are two camera angles (though the quality is poor and choppy here, so buy the DVD for high quality image and sound).


Second camera angle:

Gary, Jesse, & Buddy crash!
Another  nasty accident took out both Jesse Vivlemore and Gary Miller when the spinning rookie Buddy Cottom collected them both. Gary’s wrist was sore which forced him to retire for the evening, so Kyle Reuter then jumped into Gary’s #24. Hence, although Kyle was some laps down, he was able to pick up extra points and get some racing action in after missing all of last week’s. Here’s a video. Owch!

Crap… I must apologize. There are internet dweeb-trolls who take offense to me using the word “nasty” to describe a wreck. They look up “nasty” to see if there are video games or home porn movies featuring their women (or men). Sorry. It definitely ain’t THAT nasty!

Awesome feature race on 8/5/2007!
Other than the nasty wrecks, the race was one to remember. Nick Dann was holding the lead for the first seventeen laps until his dad, Dick, jumped both he and then-2nd-place-running Chris Stevens for the lead on a restart. Ogre Stevens, Matt Stevens and MC Howell were all in hot pursuit, but Dick was too hard to pass.


Chris thought he had a little something for the #86, but when his right rear tire starting falling off, all he could do was hold off Matt and Nick until a late caution put him in the pits and he hopped into his backup #5. By then, though everybody was having some clean, smooth, and competitive racing throughout the field, Dick had the newfound horsepower to hold off Matt and take the feature win, his first ever points feature and 2nd career win (He also won a late-season non-points show in Fall 2006).

Hard Dick to pass. BIG DICK penetrates the heavenly Victory Lane!

Hard Dick to pass. BIG DICK penetrates the heavenly Victory Lane in 17-kart 45-lap race, the biggest and baddest karting race in Oswego, NY! No methanol prefabricated chassis  karting class has as many karts nor as much track time. Period. You win here, you can win anywhere. Problem? Bring it on up here and try, bub.

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

Dick Dann (Team Dann #86)

2nd

Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) 

3rd

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4)

4th

Nick Dann (Team Dann #68)

5th

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

6th

Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6)

7th

® Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1)

8th

Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3)

9th

® Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #7)

10th

Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s #0, Miller-Time #24)

11th

® Andy Noto (Kelly-Mobile/Galletta’s #9) DNF

12th

Gary Miller Sr. (Miller-Time #24) DNF

13th

Jesse Vivlemore (Galletta’s #5) DNF

14th

® Big Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #2, #9)

15th

® Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #0) DNQ/DNS

16th

®  Richard Hockey (Kelly-Mobile/Galletta’s #9) DNQ/DNS

17th

®  Lil’ Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #1) DNQ/DNS

Galletta’s Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 10 events from 6/3/2007 to 8/5/2007:

Rank

 

Name & Go-Karts Piloted (^ = Timeouts used)
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Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

Matt Matt “Matty” Stevens (Galletta’s #33, #0, #3) ^

1549.50

154.95

10

5

2

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

1488.50

148.85

10

1

3

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

1315.00

131.50

10

1

4

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

1275.50

127.55

10

0

5

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

1063.50

148.85

9

1

6

Nicky Nick “Of Time” Dann (Dann #68)

1055.25

117.25

9

0

7

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

965.00

107.22

9

0

8

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

937.00

104.11

9

1

9

Missy Missy “Pink Panther” Berry (#M11, Galletta’s #10, 2) ^^

821.25

102.66

8

0

10

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

727.50

103.93

7

1

11

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

443.00

110.75

4

0

12

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

381.00

95.25

4

0

13

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

354.00

88.50

4

0

14

Wayne Milliken (Team Oz #11M) ^^

286.00

95.33

3

0

15

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

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

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

162.50

81.25

1

0

20

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

122.00

61.00

2

0

21

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

117.50

117.50

1

0

22

Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1, #6)

113.00

113.00

1

0

23

Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

111.00

111.00

1

0

24

Buck Bates (Galletta’s #7)

106.00

106.00

1

0

25

Brian Galletta (Galletta’s F.U. #7)

105.00

105.00

1

0

26

Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #7)

99.00

99.00

1

0

27

Saun Berry (Galletta’s #7, #1)

92.00

92.00

1

0

28

Lisa Roberts (Galletta’s #1)

91.00

91.00

1

0

29

Andy Noto (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

91.00

91.00

1

0

30

Big Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #2, S9)

76.00

76.00

1

0

31

Joe Miller (Galletta’s #1)

71.00

71.00

1

0

32

Josh Josh “Oh” Schute (Galletta’s #7)

71.00

71.00

1

0

33

Francisco Colon (Galletta’s #7)

70.00

70.00

1

0

34

Scott Evans (Galletta’s #6)

69.00

69.00

1

0

35

David Evans (Galletta’s #0)

66.00

66.00

1

0

36

Ben Rodriguez (Galletta’s #0/#6)

65.00

65.00

1

0

37

Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #0)

62.00

62.00

1

0

38

Richard Hockey (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

62.00

62.00

1

0

39

Edward Boyzuck (Galletta’s #6/#1) ^

61.00

61.00

1

0

40

Lil’ Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #1)

58.00

58.00

1

0

The next Galletta’s Speedway race is Sunday August 12th, 2007. Drivers not normally expected weekly need to arrive at no later than 6:15pm to secure your entrance into the events. Races start between 6:30-7:15pm (depending on enough drivers arriving). Drivers arriving between 6:15-6:45pm will race in the 1st heat and rookie/rusty races (if necessary). Drivers arriving after 6:59pm will race the 2nd heat with Matt, so get here early.

***NOTE*** – I hope nobody was offended by the… um… er, adult innuendo/double entendre jokes on this page. The reason it was done was two-fold: (1) Dick’s son Nick inspired the gags, and (2) this website often doesn’t get much traffic just featuring our backyard karting, but got a noticeable traffic spike spike when the words “BIG DICK” and such, so I ran with it to keep the visitors satisfied. A lot of image searches from women and gay men… neither of which will enjoy backyard karting. Unless it was nude. Ew. Not enough women racing with us to make that the least bit entertaining, lol!

↓ Transcript
8/5/2007 – 17 Large, Dick Dann Penetrates the Threshold of Victory Lane after flipping on his head, wins 17-person/45-Lap 10,000 Rocks-To-Win race, while Matt Stevens and Kyle Reuter had such a bang of a crash that fluids flew everywhere! (+Video)