Galletta’s 2007 Race #13 : 8/26/2007 45-Lapper:

Chris ChrusherComix Stevens wins his 2nd feature of 2007! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
On August 26th, 2007, Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens wins his 2nd feature of the year in his Galletta’s #8, a 45-lap, 12-kart event. But the motor has won 2 straight races, as last week Kyle Reuter won with it on the Galletta’s #5! Chris thanks his brother Matt and Melissa Gabel for their diligent work on the track and karts during the week. “The track held up for me this week. The last two, a pothole in turn three was my worst enemy as Matt and Kyle each got me back there while leading two weeks straight!” he said.

Announcement: Please do not forget to come to the Thursday, August 30th, 2007 Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend Dirt Oval show. Several Galletta’s Go-Karts and drivers will be racing in the Yard Kart Classic, and at least one of our club members, Kyle Reuter, will also be racing a methanol kart, running two classes if possible! Admission for spectators is free! Come see us battle for and trophies and Classic Weekend tickets for the top three finishers in all classes. Again, the yard kart class that we run is Gas-only, no more than 5hp-8hp motor, and racing slicks are highly recommended (mandatory on your drive-wheel side tires). Our next race at Galletta’s may be Monday afternoon. We need input from all the drivers, so contact us. Now, here is the coverage of this week’s race at Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway…

Galletta's - 8/26/2007

2007 Volume #13 DVD:
Contains the August 26th, 2007 races at Galletta’s, and as a bonus, one of the two camera angles from theAugust 30th, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway Yard Kart Classic. 1 hour & 56 minutes!

 


Read below for a preview to this DVD’s contents:

Heat 1 - Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Ken Lindsley Sr. jumped Fred on the 1st lap and held on for the 1st Heat win. Ken was followed by Matt Stevens, Ogre Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Fred, and Buddy Cottom.

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Ken Lindsley Jr. held off a charging Chris Stevens for the 2nd Heat win after Chris’ left front tire popped brushing against Kenny. Ken was followed by Mike Howell, Brian Bortel, and Melissa Gabel. Chris and Ryan Coleman didn’t finish the race, but were repaired for the feature.

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The Feature started off with a bang, yet again. Pole sitter Fred Collins had no luck yet again, as he was taken out from behind by rookie Kenny Lindsley Jr., after Kenny used Ryan Coleman as a ramp and crashed into Fred. This set off a chain reaction of the other drivers scattering around and off the track, a bit of great driving by all because nobody got hit after the initial incident! Observe!

THE WORST CRASH EVER TAPED AT GALLETTA’S BACKYARD SPEEDWAY:

Oddly enough, this video is our most-watched and most lambasted video on YouTube, despite the fact that it isn’t even close to our best video (it’s just a compressed and edited wreck clip). It’s odd how many people hate this video and let us know about it with harsh criticism aimed at me (a good percentage of which are simply from unfulfilled bloodthirsty morons that want to see someone die in a 50 MPH karting accident). I suppose that’s a good thing – our worst wreck ever recorded on tape was actually not that bad looking (although it does look worse uncompressed – the YouTube quality does it no justice), and apparently this offends people (mostly total strangers) to the point of angry retorts towards us. Go figure. People are generally good, aren’t they?

THE... CRASH FROM HELL! - Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

An extremely scary accident took place early on when Wesley Ogre Stevens, Kyle, Matt, and Chris were battling in the middle of the field, side-by-side, 2-rows-deep. When Ogre and Kyle brushed wheels down the front stretch, it sent Kyle into Matt and then they both crashed extremely hard into Fred Collins, who had retired and nonsensically parked in the interior grass just barely off of the track. The crash was horrific, as Matt, Kyle and Fred all flipped over each other, but wouldn’t have even been a footnote if someone wasn’t parked in the interior of the track. This action is forbidden. A retired kart must park in the garage area, deep in the middle of the track, or the caution must come out. Luckily, thank God, they were all OK other than some bumps, scrapes and bruises.


Here it is again, early on in the race. Wesley Ogre Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Matt Stevens, and Chris Stevens raced side-by-side in the middle of the pack. When a drifting Ogre and charging Kyle brushed tires, it sent Kyle careening into Matt, and they both collided with Fred Collins, who retired from the race and parked in the middle of the track. The crash is terrible, and probably the worst crash in our 17-year history, but fortunately nobody got hurt other than bumps and bruises.

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The rookies all raced very well, and they are probably ready to lose “rookie” status. Other than a few mishaps, they all raced very well. It was not easy for the veterans to move through the field. However, since Wesley Ogre Stevens quit rather than be put to the rear for his involvement in the crash from hell, Chris Stevens was able to take the lead around the midway point. Eventually, Matt Stevens was able to recover from his terrible crash to take 2nd.

Chris ChrusherComix Stevens wins his 2nd feature of 2007! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Now, let us observe the…

Galletta’s 8/26/2007 45-Lapper – Final Order Of Finish:

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

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

2nd

Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)

3rd

® Ken Lindsley Sr. (Galletta’s #7)

4th

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

5th

Kyle X. Reuter (Galletta’s #5)

6th

Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6)

7th

®  Lil’ Kenny Lindsley (Galletta’s #0)

8th

Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3)

9th

® Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1) DNF

10th

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

11th

Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Bortel #15) DNF

12th

Frederick Wild Werewolf Collins (Galletta’s #2) DNF

Key: DNF = Did Not Finish, ®  = Rookie/Newbie. Now here are the…

Galletta’s Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 13 events from 6/3/2007 to 8/26/2007:
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Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted
^ = Timeouts used

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

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

1966.00

151.23

13

6

2

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

1911.50

147.04

13

2

3

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

1580.50

121.58

13

0

4

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

1525.00

127.08

12

1

5

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

1465.00

122.08

12

2

6

Nicky Wavin’ Virus Nickster “Of Time” Dann (Dann #68)

1246.50

113.31

11

0

7

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

1246.00

103.83

12

1

8

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

1099.00

90.91

11

0

9

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

979.50

97.95

10

0

10

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

752.50

107.50

7

0

11

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

727.50

103.93

7

1

12

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

462.00

92.40

5

0

13

Ken Ken Lindsley Sr. (Galletta’s #7, #2, S9)

395.50

98.88

4

0

14

Buddy Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1, #6, #5)

371.00

92.75

4

0

15

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

354.00

88.50

4

0

16

Ryan Ryan Coleman (Nine-Lives #9, Galletta’s #0)

347.00

86.75

4

0

17

Lil Kenny Kenny Lindsley Jr. (Galletta’s #2, #1, #0)

328.50

82.13

4

0

18

Bortel Barrelin’ Brian Bortel (Bionic Elbow #15)

311.00

77.75

4

0

19

Wayne Milliken (Team Oz #11M) ^^

286.00

95.33

3

0

20

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

262.75

131.38

2

0

21

Andy Berry (Galletta’s #6)

221.00

110.50

2

0

22

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

220.00

110.00

2

0

23

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

162.50

81.25

2

0

24

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

122.00

61.00

2

0

25

Eddie“Motorcycling” Ed  Maynes (Team Maynes #9)

117.50

117.50

1

0

26

Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

111.00

111.00

1

0

27

Chris Kent (Galletta’s #0)

107.00

107.00

1

0

28

Buck Bates (Galletta’s #7)

106.00

106.00

1

0

29

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

105.00

105.00

1

0

30

Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #7)

99.00

99.00

1

0

31

Saun Berry (Galletta’s #7, #1)

92.00

92.00

1

0

32

Lisa Roberts (Galletta’s #1)

91.00

91.00

1

0

33

Andy Noto (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

91.00

91.00

1

0

34

Russ Bartlett (Galletta’s #7, #5)

91.00

91.00

1

0

35

Joe Miller (Galletta’s #1)

71.00

71.00

1

0

36

JoshJosh “Oh” Schute (Galletta’s #7)

71.00

71.00

1

0

37

Francisco Colon (Galletta’s #7)

70.00

70.00

1

0

38

Scott Evans (Galletta’s #6)

69.00

69.00

1

0

39

David Evans (Galletta’s #0)

66.00

66.00

1

0

40

Ben Rodriguez (Galletta’s #0/#6)

65.00

65.00

1

0

41

Richard Hockey (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

62.00

62.00

1

0

42

Edward Boyzuck (Galletta’s #6/#1) ^

61.00

61.00

1

0

43

George Russell (Galletta’s #1, #0)

55.00

55.00

1

0

44

Robert Clark (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

45

Brian Dunsmore (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

46

Shadof Russell (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

47

Jeff Tetre (Galletta’s #7)

49.00

49.00

1

0

Don’t forget to check out the new 2002-2007 Win List!

Galletta's - 8/26/2007

2007 Volume #13 DVD:
Contains the August 26th, 2007 races at Galletta’s, and as a bonus, one of the two camera angles from theAugust 30th, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway Yard Kart Classic. 1 hour & 56 minutes!

 

 

 

REMINDER: Because of International Classic Weekend at Oswego Speedway (and the fact that we are big fans and wouldn’t miss it), the next Galletta’s Go-Kart Club Points race is tentatively set for Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, 2007 behind Galletta’s Greenhouse, but it is subject to change. The racing is usually set to begin at 6:30pm, but since it is a special holiday race, we may change the time to the afternoon. Please contact Matt and Chris about it and Thursday’s race at Oswego Speedway!