Galletta’s 2007 Race #14 : 9/3/2007 45-Lapper:
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On September 3rd, 2007, Matt “Furlong” Stevens regains his usual form and wins the Galletta’s 2007 Labor Day 45, a special yearly Monday race. Kyle Reuter led most of the 16-kart race in the Galletta’s #5, but broke with 1 lap remaining. 2nd place went to the driver of the Galletta’s #8, Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens who has been in Kyle’s shoes many times before, including earlier this year. Matt has won 50% of the Features that he has entered this season: 5 of 10 Oswego Speedway Features, and 7 of 14 Galletta’s Features. Considering the amount of skilled drivers – anywhere between 6-16 karts per race – that is a staggering record.

Galletta's - 9/3/2007

2007 Volume #15 DVD:
Contains the September 3rd, 2007 races at Galletta’s. 1 hour & 50 minutes!

 

Read below for a preview of this disc’s contents:

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All pictures and video clips are low-resolution captures from the Galletta’s Go-Karts 2007 Season DVD Volume #15. Around 2 hours long, 2 widescreen camera angles, and only $3 each! Contact me!

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Here is a picture of the close racing during the 1st heat. It was won by Ryan Coleman in the Galletta’s #9.


Here is one clip of a wreck where Nick Dann and Ken Lindsley Sr. wrecked and collected Dick Dann. Another angle (and a higher quality version of this one) are on the Galletta’s 2007 DVD Volume #15.


After a caution in heat 1, Ken Lindsley Sr. didn’t see the yellow flag and then drives over Chris Stevens’ drive-heel and leg!

Some action from early in the 2nd heat.
A shot from the 2nd heat, which was won by Matt Stevens in the Galletta’s #33.


Ed Maynes ran his 2nd race of 2007. However, he got collected in a small mishap during the 2nd heat here and retired. (2008 edit: For good.)

The 14-kart Feature began early, a trend we’d like to keep up from here on out! SBS driver Ryan Coleman drove a great race in the Galletta’s 9-Lives and probably would have been able to score a top 3-5 position if the track held up. Here is a video clip of the close feature battles that take place every week!

Kyle, Matt & Chris battle in feature!
A familiar battle took place at Galletta’s Go-Kart Speedway. For much of the latter half of this year, it has been a 3-way-battle between Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, and Kyle Reuter. We see the trio battling it out again this weekend, this time with Kyle holding off Matt and Chris until a caution on lap 44 set up one last restart. On that restart, Kyle hit one bump too many and his drive-wheel system gave way, enabling Matt to inherit the win, and Chris to take 2nd. Ogre, running 3rd on the last lap, almost spun out, then angrily pulled off the track before the finish line robbing himself out of 2-4 positions. This enabled Nick Dann to get his career best finish, and sets up his plot to dominate the planet from his go-kart seat. He will make you pay.

Matty Jo Furlong Stevens wins in the #33
Kyle and several of the visiting drivers were highly frustrated – and understandably so – as several ruts in turn 1 took a few of their karts out of competition for the night. The track is being graded and smoothed out this week, and we’ll again look into getting clay for the turns – though nobody will deliver it to us no matter how many people or times that we call, so any help would be appreciated. However, this by itself can’t completely solve the problem, when inexperienced drivers drift or slide their rear-ends and floor it into and through the turns – especially before the racing even begins. This not only digs potholes into the track and breaks the drive-wheel setups, but it also enables Matt and Chris to have way more power in the straights because they do not do this *NOTE: crafty veteran secret exposed.* We’ll now stop allowing practice for anybody other than a rookie 1st-timer, cut down the warm-ups to 1-3 laps each before the race begins, and no throttling going into the turns during warm-ups (Old rules that we’ll re-institute). More of this subject on the message board here.

Galletta’s ’07 Labor Day 45 (9/3/2007) – Final Order Of Finish:

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

Matt “Greg Furlong” Stevens (Galletta’s #33)

2nd

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

3rd

Nick “Oops, I just beat you” Dann (Dann #68)

4th

Dick Dann (Dann #86)

5th

® Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #0)

6th

Kenny Lindsley Jr. (Galletta’s #2)

7th

Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3)

8th

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4)

9th

Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s #5) DNF

10th

Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s/Kelly Miller #9) DNF

11th

Ken Lindsley Sr. (Galletta’s #7) DNF

12th

Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6) DNF

13th

Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1) DNF

14th

Oscar Berry (Berry #11) DNF

15th

Kenny Maynes (Maynes #18) DNS

16th

Ed Maynes (Maynes #43) DNS

Key: DNF = Did Not Finish; DNS = Ran Heat but Did Not Start Feature.

The next race is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th, 2007 with drivers expected to arrive between 5:00-6pm. Usually we race on Saturdays in the Fall because we watch NFL on Sundays (both of our teams will be done around 4pm), but some of our regular competitors have prior obligations conflicting with a few of our dates and our teams should be done by 4pm. If the chance of rain is greater for Sunday instead of Saturday, we’ll try to race Saturday instead, so ask Matt. Next weekend will probably be a Saturday (9/15) race, and we are aiming the 12th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 175 to be on a Saturday in late-September/early October (meaning the most available regular drivers available will be the selected date). Schedule for all of September 2007 will be on this message board thread and updated when needed. Now here are the newly updated…

Galletta’s Go-Kart Club 2007 Point Standings
(for the 2007 Stock/gas 5hp Championship of Oswego County)
After 14 events from 6/3/2007 to 9/3/2007:

Rank

Name & Go-Karts Piloted  (Pictures are clickable profiles)
^ = Timeouts used

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Feature Wins

1

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

2124.25

151.73

14

7

2

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

2055.00

146.79

14

2

3

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

1684.50

120.32

14

0

4

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

1641.00

126.23

13

1

5

Kyle Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s #0, 5, 9, 7, 2, 24) ^

1588.50

122.19

13

2

6

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

1372.00

114.33

12

0

7

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

1353.00

104.08

13

1

8

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

1170.00

97.50

12

0

9

Missy Missy “Pink Panther” Berry (Berry #11m, Galletta’s #10, 2) ^^^

979.50

97.95

10

0

10

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

830.50

103.81

8

0

11

Quittin' G*** “Grouchy Quitter” G*** M***** Sr. (M***** #24) ^

727.50

103.93

7

1

12

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

491.50

98.30

5

0

13

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

463.50

92.70

5

0

14

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

462.00

92.40

5

0

15

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

455.00

91.00

5

0

16

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

451.00

90.20

5

0

17

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

354.00

88.50

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 Jacknifin’ Jason Mills (Team 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

Russ Hockey (Galletta’s #0, #7)

210.00

105.00

2

0

24

Eddie “Motorcycle Kart” Ed Maynes (Team Maynes #43, #9)

173.50

86.75

2

0

25

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

162.50

81.25

2

0

26

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

122.00

61.00

2

0

27

Mark Rose (Galletta’s #7)

111.00

111.00

1

0

28

Chris Kent (Galletta’s #0)

107.00

107.00

1

0

29

Buck Bates (Galletta’s #7)

106.00

106.00

1

0

30

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

105.00

105.00

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

Josh Josh “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

 Kenny Maynes (Team Maynes #18)

63.00

63.00

2

0

42

Richard Hockey (Galletta’s/KellyMobile #S9)

62.00

62.00

1

0

43

Edward Boyzuck (Galletta’s #6/#1) ^

61.00

61.00

1

0

44

George Russell (Galletta’s #1, #0)

55.00

55.00

1

0

45

Robert Clark (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

46

Brian Dunsmore (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

47

Shadof “The Shadow” Russell (Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

48

Jeff Tetre (Galletta’s #7)

49.00

49.00

1

0

 

Galletta's - 9/3/2007

2007 Volume #15 DVD:
Contains the September 3rd, 2007 races at Galletta’s. 1 hour & 50 minutes!

 

Read below for the previous and following week’s races:

Handicap for the next Galletta’s race is found here. Meanwhile, last week, ten Galletta’s Go-Karts made the journey to the Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend Dirt Oval show on Thursday, August 30th, 2007  and 9 Galletta’s Club drivers raced in the Yard Kart Classic!

Oswego Speedway 2007 Super Yard Kart Classic 50:
Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend - Dirt Yard Kart Division Top 3
On August 30th, 2007, Chris “ChrusherComix” Stevens won the Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend’s Dirt Supermodified Yard Kart Classic 50, his 1st Feature at Oswego since 2006, and his 3rd overall feature of 2007 in his Galletta’s #8. His father Wesley Ogre Stevens took 2nd in the Galletta’s #4, and his brother and head mechanic Matt Stevens got 3rd in his Galletta’s #33. This makes the three originators of Oswego-area Yard Kart racing taking 1-2-3 in the first ever Oswego Yard Kart Classic! View more on this race here.More->

Oswego Speedway Yard Kart Classic 50 (8/30/2007) Final Order Of Finish:

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)

1st

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

2nd

Wes “Ogre” Stevens (Galletta’s #4)

3rd

Matt “The Whole F’n’ Show” Stevens (Galletta’s #33)

4th

Joe Hayden (Hayden #5)

5th

® Kenny Lindsley Jr. (Galletta’s #2)

6th

Mike “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #6)

7th

® Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #0)

8th

Eric Raponi (Raponi #83)

9th

Lee Bartlett (Lee #924)

10th

Oscar Berry (Berry #11)

11th

® Anonymous New Guy I (Unknown #?)

12th

® Shadow Russell (Galletta’s #7)

13th

® Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1) DNF

14th

® Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3) DNF

15th

® Anonymous New Guy II (Unknown #?) DNF

16th

Kyle X. Reuter (Galletta’s #G5) Did Not Start – ran in Methanol class

Key: DNF = Did Not Finish, ®  = Rookie/Newbie/1st-timer.

Chris and his lovely wife posing after the win!
Chris and his wife Au after the win. Chris wanted Matt to pose as well, but he was nowhere to be found. Picture courtesy of LocalTrax.com and XtremeFotoz.com!

Oswego Speedway Classic - 8/30/2007

2007 Volume #14 DVD – The Oswego Yard Kart Classic from Oswego Speedway:
Contains both angles of the August 30th, 2007 races from Oswego Speedway’s Dirt track on Classic Weekend to decide the Oswego Gas Super-Yard Kart Champion! 1 hour & 47 minutes!

 

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