Galletta’s 2007 Race #11 : 8/12/2007 35-Lapper: 
Matt wins again *YAWN!*
Precipitation made for a fun, but yet rain-shortened event, and Matt Stevens took the checker when his win-starved brother Chris Stevens (AKA me) nailed a pothole in turn 3 and then broke down while leading late. Curses! The Feature was going to be a 21 kart extravaganza! However, we only currently have 16 karts available to run (17 counting Matt’s reserved backup), and thus six people had to be eliminated in the heats because we didn’t have enough extra karts available. And mind you… this is ONE TEAM of 3 people putting 17 karts out on a track, not 300-400 people bringing 100 karts like pay tracks do (and brag). Nope. Just us. Not bad.  With more karts, we could have had A TWENTY-ONE kart race! Yikes! Next season, we will have more, so do not be afraid! We WANT to fill them up and have a full field of equally-powered karts! We’ve now had 46 different drivers race at our track this year with a couple of months of racing action to go, and that don’t even count the OHV karts that race at Oswego with us! Awesome! We need more karts! Build ’em, find ’em and bring ’em ’em! And come to the Galletta’s Klassic Championship Race in mid-September to make it the biggest race in Galletta’s Racing Club History (Let’s beat last year’s 16 this year!)! All pictures and video clips are from the Galletta’s Go-Karts 2007 Volume #11 DVD. Buy one today.

Click for printable Galletta Kart 2007 Vol. 11 DVD front
The front cover to this week’s DVD. Click for a printable version of this cover. More made to order.

Galletta Kart 2007 Vol. 11 DVD back (small)
The back cover of this week’s DVD. Click here for a printable version. Other weeks made to order.

Galletta's - 8/12/2007 & Oswego - 8/9/2007

2007 Volume #11 DVD:
Contains the August 9th, 2007 Gas Stocker Kart races from Oswego Speedway, and the August 12th, 2007races at Galletta’s. 2 hours & 10 minutes.

 

 

 

Here is a preview of the contents in this disc:

Russ Bartlett takes Rookie Heat #1
Here’s the starting lineup to the 5 kart Rookie Qualifier Heat #1, won by Russ Bartlett. George Russell also qualified. Buddy Cottom also qualified via time trial for the last Galletta’s Backup, my own #5.

Ryan Coleman & Kenny Lindsey win Rookie Heat #2.
Here’s a 5 kart Rookie Qualifier Heat #2, which was essentially a tie between Lil’ Kenny Lindsey and Ryan Coleman, to which they both qualified for the feature.

All of the other rookies that didn’t qualify did well (not too many wrecks and raced fairly clean), but we just don’t have enough backup karts to rent out. If we can get some more (I know Ed Meynes has a few fast karts that may be for sale, and Gary Miller wants to sell his fast, feature-winning engine, and Ken Pitsley wants to sell his stepson Rob Jimenez’s feature-winning & 3rd fastest 2006 Klassic Time Trial engine from last year), we can have some huge races! Inquire with Chris and Matt or the above noted people for details.

 

Here’s a clip of Ryan Coleman flipping the #s9 after getting hit by Big Ken Lindsey in the 2nd heat.

Competitive 3rd All-Veteran Heat #3
Here’s a shot from Heat #3, an 11 karts all piloted by experienced veteran drivers. This wound up being a fast and furious race filled with a lot of driving talent. One of the best heat races we’ve ever had here.

Kyle Reuter flips! Ogre cries!
Kyle Reuter attempted passing Oscar Berry and took a nasty flip. Here is one of the two camera angles from the DVD.

Dick Dann got the checker in this heat. Believe it or not, Matt and Chris finished in the rear of the field, showing you just how competitive this race was and how difficult it is to win.

16 kart Feature BEGINS!
Starting lineup of the Feature Event that was supposed to go 45 but shortened to 35 as the race progressed and the track conditions deteriorated. The rain already started, but Galletta’s Go-Kart Club races don’t stop for a few raindrops, you sissies! We rule!

Chris Stevens (yours truly) came from the rear of the field after a wreck to pass Matt Stevens and Brian Bortel for the lead on lap 10. Chris half the lead until lap 22 (which this video clip here), where he hit a huge pothole in turn 3, which almost sent him flying off of the kart and damaged his drive-wheel, slowing him greatly and then breaking the chain a lap later.

This guy demanded his name removed off of the website!Matt took advantage of this and took the lead! Chris was able to hold off a fast-charging Kyle Reuter off for one lap until the #8’s drive-wheel finally broke. Matt was able to then take the win.  Due to an unnamed drunk guy doing the flags, insulting people, and demanding his name be stricken from the website with threats and gossiping with a man who he also backstabs constantly (and runs a certain track around these parts), we ran 35 laps even though we thought that we only ran 25. Due to this individual’s ranting, his original profile got this update here.

Matt wins again *YAWN!*

Galletta Speedway’s Rain-Shortened 8/12/2007 35-Lapper
Final Order Of Finish:

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

Matt “I Can’t Be Beat, I won’t Be Beat” Stevens (Galletta’s #33)

2nd

Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s #0)

3rd

Dick Dann (Team Dann #86)

4th

Nickster Dann (Team Dann #68)

5th

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

6th

Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6)

7th

® Russ Bartlett (Galletta’s #5/#7)

8th

Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3)

9th

® Ryan Coleman (Kelly-Mobile/Galletta’s #9)

10th

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4) DNF

11th

®  Lil’ Kenny Lindsey (Galletta’s #1/#2) (Laps Down)

12th

Oscar Berry (Berry #11) DNF

13th

Missy Berry (Berry #m11) DNF

14th

® Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #6/#5) DNF

15th

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Bortel #15) DNF

16th

® George Russell (Galletta’s #1) DNF

17th

® Rob Clark (Galletta’s #1) DNQ/DNS

18th

® Brian Dunsmore (Galletta’s #1) DNQ/DNS

19th

® Jeff Tetre (Galletta’s #7) DNQ/DNS

20th

® Shadow Russell (Galletta’s #2) DNQ/DNS

21st

® Big Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #2) DNQ/DNS

Key: DNF = Did Not Finish, DNQ/DNS = Did Not Qualify a Rental to Start Feature, ®  = Rookie/Newbie

Galletta’s Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 11 events from 6/3/2007 to 8/12/2007:

Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
^ = Timeouts used
Pictured drivers have profiles. If you are a regular driver and want a profile, please tell me and pose before a race and I will create one for you.

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

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

1674.50

152.22

11

6

2

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

1584.00

144.00

11

1

3

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

1424.00

129.45

11

1

4

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

1362.50

123.86

11

0

5

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

1178.00

117.80

10

1

6

Nicky Nick “Of Time” Dann (Dann #68)

1142.25

114.23

10

0

7

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

1030.00

103.00

10

0

8

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

1017.00

101.70

10

1

9

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

882.25

98.03

9

0

10

Quittin' G***  An Anonymous Grouchy Quitter (Anonymous #24) ^

727.50

103.93

7

1

11

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

535.50

107.10

5

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

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Brakes? What’re Brakes? #15)

222.00

74.00

3

0

17

Andy Berry (Galletta’s #6)

221.00

110.50

2

0

18

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

220.00

110.00

2

0

19

Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1, #6, #5)

174.00

87.00

2

0

20

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

162.50

81.25

2

0

21

Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #0, #SuperFlipper9)

152.00

76.00

2

0

22

Lil’ Kenney Lindsey (Galletta’s #1)

135.00

67.50

2

0

23

Big Ken Lindsey (Galletta’s #2, S9)

125.00

62.50

2

0

24

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

122.00

61.00

2

0

25

Eddie “We miss” Ed  Maynes (Team Maynes #9)

117.50

117.50

1

0

26

Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

111.00

111.00

1

0

27

Buck Bates (Galletta’s #7)

106.00

106.00

1

0

28

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

105.00

105.00

1

0

29

Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #7)

99.00

99.00

1

0

30

Saun Berry (Galletta’s #7, #1)

92.00

92.00

1

0

31

Lisa Roberts (Galletta’s #1)

91.00

91.00

1

0

32

Andy Noto (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

91.00

91.00

1

0

33

Russ Bartlett (Galletta’s #7, #5)

91.00

91.00

1

0

34

Joe Miller (Galletta’s #1)

71.00

71.00

1

0

34

Josh Josh “Oh” Schute (Galletta’s #7)

71.00

71.00

1

0

36

Francisco Colon (Galletta’s #7)

70.00

70.00

1

0

37

Scott Evans (Galletta’s #6)

69.00

69.00

1

0

38

David Evans (Galletta’s #0)

66.00

66.00

1

0

39

Ben Rodriguez (Galletta’s #0/#6)

65.00

65.00

1

0

40

Richard Hockey (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

62.00

62.00

1

0

41

Edward Boyzuck (Galletta’s #6/#1) ^

61.00

61.00

1

0

42

George Russell (Galletta’s #1, #0)

55.00

55.00

1

0

43

Shadof Russell (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

43

Robert Clark (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

43

Brian Dunsmore (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

43

Jeff Tetre (Galletta’s #7)

49.00

49.00

1

0

 

Galletta’s @ Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Oval “Oswego Kartway” on  8/9/2007:

Gallettas @ Oswego Kartway 8/9/2007
On August 9th, 2007, f
ive members of the Galletta’s Go-Karts Club raced in Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Oval Kartway in the Gas Stocker division (formerly known as the Super Yard Karts). (Above photo by Xtreme Photography).

Galletta's @ Oswego Speedway Dirt Oval.
The Feature was won by Matt Stevens in the Galletta’s #33, and was followed by Kyle Reuter in the Galletta’s #0, Mike “MC” Howell in the Galletta’s #6, Eric Raponi in the OHV #83,  Wes Ogre Stevens in the Galletta’s #4, Missy Berry in the Galletta’s #7, and Joe Hayden in the OHV #5 did not finish. The heat was won by Eric Raponi in the OHV #83, followed by Kyle Reuter in the Galletta’s #0, Matt Stevens in the Galletta’s #33, Mike “MC” Howell in the Galletta’s #6, Joe Hayden in the OHV #5, Wes Ogre Stevens in the Galletta’s #4, and Missy Berry in the Galletta’s #7.

The next Oswego Speedway Gas Stocker Kart race is Thursday, August 16th, 2007 afternoon behind the back grandstand at Oswego Speedway. The next Galletta’s Speedway Points race is set for Sunday, August 19th, 2006 behind Galletta’s Greenhouse. The racing is set to begin at 6:30pm, but if you are a rookie or an irregular competitor and you plan to rent (or if you have your own kart and plan to enter the show) please get here around 6:00pm and sign in to speed things up. We love having tons of racers, so keep coming! Thanks!

OSWEGO KARTWAY NEWS: Operator Jim Losurdo has made announcements about the Thursday, August 30th Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend Dirt Oval show. All of the details are found here on this message board thread. In short;

For our “Gas Stocker division” at Oswego, the rules are:  (1) Gas only, (2) Racing slicks, (3) No more than 8 horsepower motor. The awards for all classes will be: 1st Place – A pass to the International Classic Weekend and a big trophy.
2nd Place -Friday Pass to the ISMA nationals, and a trophy.
3rd Place -Saturday Pass to the Modified 125, and a trophy.  Now, here are the…

Oswego Speedway Dirt Oval “Gas Stocker Kart” Points Standings as of 8/9/2007:

Rank

Name (Motor type & Go-Karts Piloted)
Red = OHV (Larger Horsepower Motor)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

Matt “Matty-Jo” Stevens (5hp FH Galletta’s #33)

771.00

96.38

8

4

2

Eric “Ram” Raponi (6.5hp OHV Raponi #83)

724.00

90.40

8

3

3

Joe Hayden (6.5hp OHV Hayden #5)

606.00

75.75

8

1

4

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

570.00

81.43

7

0

5

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

451.00

90.20

5

0

6

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

407.00

81.40

5

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

Mike “MC” Howell (5hp FH Galletta’s #6)

176.00

88.00

2

0

10

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

169.00

84.50

2

0

11

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

154.00

77.00

2

0

12

Missy Berry (5hp FH Galletta’s #0, #7)

146.00

73.00

2

0

13

Dick Dann (5hp FH Dann #86)

138.00

69.00

2

0

14

G*** M***** (5hp FH G-M***** #24)

76.00

76.00

1

0

15

Nick Dann (5hp FH Dann #68)

63.00

63.00

1

0

 


DVDDVD

Galletta's - 8/12/2007 & Oswego - 8/9/2007

2007 Volume #11 DVD:
Contains the August 9th, 2007 Gas Stocker Kart races from Oswego Speedway, and the August 12th, 2007races at Galletta’s. 2 hours & 10 minutes.

 

AUGUST 14-15th UPDATE: Oscar Berry, one of our most regular members of the Galletta’s Go-Karts Racing Club, suffered what was initially diagnosed as a mild heart attack and had surgery yesterday. Apparently, everything checked out well, and it was just acid reflux, his heart appears to be fine. Our prayers, thoughts, and well-wishes are all with Oscar, and we hope he will make a speedy recovery. God bless. And now unto next week’s race:

MapMuse oswegospeedway.com