Galletta’s @ Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Oval : 8/16/2007:

Gallettas @ Oswego Kartway 8/16/2007 gas stocker
On August 16th, 2007, members of the Galletta’s Karting Club raced in Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Oval in the Clockwise Gas Stocker (also known as the Super Yard Kart) division. The track also sports methanol flatheads, methanol animals (and age and weight divisions), but the mixed-motor gas stocker class is the largest and most competitive at the track, and our website covers our Galletta’s races. See? We get more bang for our buck, don’t we? 😉 Observe!  (Above photo by Xtreme.)

Xtreme Photos: Enjoy these low-resolution in-action shots of this race from Xtreme Photos. You can buy high resolution prints of any of these photos (and hundreds more from all WKA classes) via their website here.

Track operator Jim Losurdo showed his love to Team Galletta’s Greenhouse and Team Outlaws by letting them get covered in hogslop-like mud  and “dry” the track in warm-ups! Chris and Wes Stevens stayed home, still in protest against Jim Losurdo’s stubborn refusal to allow Galletta’s (flatheads) and Outlaws (OHVs) to be counted in separate races.

Ah, that wacky Jim Losurdo. Making the "Super Yard Karts" dry his over-watered track. *sigh*

Eric Raponi (OHV Outlaw #83), Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6), Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2), and Kyle Rueter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, inset) hit the Oswego Kartway in practice.


Kenny Lindsley III marvels at the power of Eric Raponi’s Outlaw #83 in warm-ups.


…and joined by Shadoe Russell (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) and Matt Stevens(Galletta’s Greenhouse #33).

HEAT:

Two of the most talented karters at Oswego Kartway - Matt Stevens and Kyle Reuter (2007).
Matt Stevens looking on during a heat caution lap. (Xtreme Photos)

Kyle Reuter (Galletta's #0), Joe Hayden (Outlaw #5), and Eric Raponi (Outlaw #83).

Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) won the heat after a few drivers thought the caution was out and he went from 5th to 1st. Here he is defeating Joe Hayden (Outlaws #5) and Eric Raponi (Outlaws #83). (Xtreme Photos)

Kenny Lindsley in the Galletta's #2 (2007; since rebuilt lower), and Matt Stevens (Galletta's #33).
Kenny Linsdley and Matt Stevens battle (in two team Galletta’s Karts, the #2 and #33). (Xtreme Photos)

FEATURE:

Oswego Speedway Dirt Oval
The largest field at the Oswego Speedway Kartway track – the Mixed-Motor Gas Stockers – takes the green! (Galletta’s Karting Club DVD Capture)

Mike "mc" Howell in the Galletta's #6 (2007).
Usually the flagger at local tracks, Mike “MC” Howell will occasionally throw on a fire suit & helmet and hop into a kart. Here he rages on in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #6! (Xtreme Photos)


Shadoe Russel in Galletta's#7 (2007; it has since been rebuilt lower).
The legendary Shadoe Russell in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7. Oddly, although these are the first kart races he has ever entered and he is a very raw, mistake-prone rookie, he has more loud and exuberant fans than veteran drivers many wins and years his senior! WAY TO GO SHADOE! LET’S GO! *CLAP!* *CLAP!* (Xtreme Photos)

Please buy these great shots from Xtreme.
Matt Stevens gets under MC Howell, while Kyle Reuter, Joe Hayden, and Eric Raponi look to follow him through.

The Feature was won by Matt Stevens in the Galletta’s #33, and he was followed by Mike “MC” Howell in the Galletta’s #6, Joe Hayden in the OHV #5, Eric Raponi in the OHV #83, Kenny Lindsey in the Galletta’s #2, and Kyle Reuter in the Galletta’s #0 after he dropped out while running 3rd. Shadoe Russell was black-flagged and finished last in the Galletta’s #7. (Xtreme Photos)


Matt wins again! He has won more races on both Galletta’s and Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Tracks than the other fifty+ Oswego-area dirt Go-Kart drivers … COMBINED. One can dispute, but the empirical evidence is on this website. One can call us “yard karts”, but try us and see that this is not kid’s play. He is the class of Oswego Yard Kart and all Go-Kart races. Can he be stopped?! Anything can happen, but the odds are not too %@$%^&* likely!

The next Oswego Super-Yard Kart race is Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 behind the back grandstand at Oswego Speedway, a final tune-up before the Thursday, August 30th Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend Dirt Ovalshow. All of the details are found here on this message board thread. In short: For our “Racing Yard kart 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. 

  Those above pictures (other than the video stills from our own DVDs) are copyright Xtreme Photos. I am giving them a free plug here for their great work. Go to their website and buy some prints. Now, here are the…

Oswego Speedway Dirt Oval “Gas Stock Kart” Points Standings after 8/16/2007:

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)

863.00

95.89

9

5

2

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

808.00

89.78

9

3

3

Joe Hayden (6.5hp OHV Hayden #5)

696.00

76.89

9

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)

533.00

88.83

6

0

6

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

407.00

81.40

5

0

7

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

272.00

90.67

3

0

8

Lee Bartlett (6.5hp OHV Bartlett #924)

218.00

72.67

3

0

9

Mike Billion (6.5hp OHV Billion #57)

192.00

96.00

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

Kenny Lindsey (5hp FH Galletta’s #2)

82.00

82.00

1

0

15

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

76.00

76.00

1

0

16

Shadow Russell (5hp Galletta’s #7)

67.00

67.00

1

0

17

Nick Dann (5hp FH Dann #68)

63.00

63.00

1

0

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. Oswego Speedway Dirt Track operator Jim Losurdo also had a mild heart attack the following week, and we also hope he is recovering nicely as well. Our prayers, thoughts, and well-wishes are all with them, and we hope they both will make a speedy recovery. God bless.

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Galletta's - 8/19/2007 & Oswego - 8/15/2007

2007 Volume #12 DVD:
Contains the August 12th, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway, and the August 19th, 2007 races at Galletta’s. 1 hour & 54 minutes.

 

Now to next week’s race: