Our "Away" track: Oswego Kartway!Welcome! We are a highly competitive Karting Club that races affordable “Clockwise Gas Stocker” karts for a Points championship every summer at Galletta’s GreenhouseBackyard Kartway and a Gas Stocker division at Oswego Speedway‘s Clay Kartway.

 OSWEGO KARTWAY GAS STOCKER KARTING 2008 RACE #1 
~ May 8th, 2008 at Oswego Speedway ~

Oswego Kartway 2008/05/08 Gas Stocker Heat 1

Oswego Kartway Opener DVD - 5/8/2008

The Galletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #1:
<-Free Preview. This disc contains the completeOswego Kartway opening show from May 8th, 2008. Disc has one camera angle of all classes and two angles of others. 1 hour & 33 minutes.  Price $6.

 

 Oswego Kartway 2008 Volume 1 - Click for a printable version of the DVD cover on Photobucket
Click for a printable version of this DVD cover.

All below pictures are from the DVD. Also racing at the 5/8/2008 show were:
Methanol Flat Karts - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
Flat Karts powered by Raptor Methanol motors. This division gets around the track approximately 2 seconds quicker than the gas stockers.

Methanol Flat Karts Jrs. - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
This picture was from the Methanol Flat Kart Junior Division’s heat. These karts are approximately 1 second faster than the Gas Stockers.

Methanol Champ Karts - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
Champ Karts powered by Methanol Animal motors. These karts are approximately 1 second faster than the Gas Stockers. Oswego Kartway is the only track in the area that races Champs regularly. These other classes race without points for now, but thanks to yours truly (Chris Stevens of Team Galletta’s Gas Stockers), here are pictures, descriptions, and points for the Gas Stocker Division:

OSWEGO KARTWAY GAS STOCKER KARTS 2008 WEEK ONE:

Now most people may not know, but the inventors/founders of the Galletta’s Karting Club (the oldest, largest, and longest-running go-kart racing club in Oswego, NY) live and work at Galletta’s Greenhouse. Operating seasonally for half a century providing the Town of Oswego with – as most of our customers tell us – some of the finest flowers and plants for the lowest prices anywhere. The plants are grown from every February through April, involving a lot of seeding, transplanting, watering and moving. Then, on May 1st, we open our doors. During the month of May and half of June, the greenhouse is at its busiest, and the plants that sell have to cover the overhead of heating, watering the plants and repairing/replacing the greenhouses that are in need. This rarely covers our pay, and basically anything sold after mid-June is our pay. Not much, but we get by. But regardless, Matt (and his fiancee Melissa), Chris (and his wife Aou) and their parents Wes and Mary are usually busy in the greenhouse from winter through summer. Too busy to race. But in 2008, we made a great sacrifice and put off work to heed track operator Jim Losurdo’s demand to place work second and racing first, or else we’d be out of the points race (that Chris Stevens tallies, as he is the ONLY one who tallies it for ANY division at Oswego). For the 1st time in history – Galletta’s Karting Club actually raced in May! Take note of this rarity!

Gas Stocker Heat Lineup - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
The 10-Lap Gas Stocker Heat Lineup drew for the starting grid and had Eric Raponi #83 and Russ Hockey #00 starting front row.

Gas Stocker Heat Win - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
The heat was won by Matt Stevens in the Galletta’s #33 (and scored +20 points) when he used lapped traffic to nip Eric Raponi (+18 points) at the finish line. Third went to Chris Stevens (+16 points) followed by Dick Dann (+14pts.), Gary Miller Sr. (+12 pts.), Nick Dann (+12 pts.), Russ Hockey (+9 pts.), Dave Melfi (+8 pts.). Joe Hayden was running third in the final corner, but finished ninth (scoring +7 pts.) due to wrecking into the lapped Oscar Berry (+6 pts.) right before the finish line.

 Gas Stocker Feature Start - Oswego Kartway
The 25-Lap Feature was started off in handicap order inverted by 2007’s total Oswego Gas Stocker points. Nick Dann #68 and Gary Miller Sr. #24 led the field away.

 Gas Stocker Feature Crash - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
Early leader and 2007 Gas Stocker Classic Champion Chris Stevens #8 wrecked when Eric Raponi #83 got into his bumper and spun him out in turn one. Also involved in the aftermath was Matt Stevens #33 and Dave Melfi #22. Everyone continued except Eric Raponi whose kart was unable to run. Chris has commissioned an anti-Raponi bumper on his right rear, as the #83 loves to get under the #8 and dump him, caught on tape and  digital picture two times now.

Gas Stocker Feature win - Oswego Kartway 8/5/2008
The Feature was won by 2007’s Defending Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Points Champion Matt Stevens (which scored him +68 pts.) after he tracked down fast-charging leader Joe Hayden (+65 pts.) in his refurbished kart late in the race. They were followed by Dick Dann (+62 pts.), Chris Stevens (+59 pts.), Gary Miller Sr. (+56 pts.), Dave Melfi (+53 pts.), and Oscar Berry (+50 pts.). Russ Hockey (+47 pts.), Nick Dann (+44 pts.), and Eric Raponi (+41 pts.) did not finish the race due to mechanical problems. Now for…

2008 Gas Stocker Kart Point Standings at Oswego Kartway  
After 1 event at Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2007:

Place

Driver & Kart(s) Piloted

Motor Type

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt “Matty-Jo” Stevens 
Galletta’s #33

5hp Flathead

88.00

88.00

1

1

1

2

Dick Dann profileDick “The Thingy” Dann 
Dann #86

5hp Flathead +

76.00

76.00

1

0

0

3

Chris Stevens ProfileChris “Chrusher” Stevens 
Galletta’s #8

5hp Flathead

75.00

75.00

1

0

0

4

Joe Hayden #5 (Oswego-only) Joe Hayden
Hayden #5

6.5hp OHV

72.00

72.00

1

0

0

5

Gary Miller's profileGary Miller Sr. 
Miller #24

5hp Flathead

68.00

68.00

1

0

0

6

Dave Melfi
Melfi #22

6.5hp OHV

61.00

61.00

1

0

0

7

Eric Raponi #83 (Oswego-only, No profile) Eric Raponi
Raponi #83

6.5hp OHV

59.00

59.00

1

0

0

8-tie

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey 
Hockey #00

5hp Flathead

56.00

56.00

1

0

0

8-tie

Oscar Berry profileOscar “Flyin’ Oz” Berry 
Ozzie #11

5hp Flathead

56.00

56.00

1

0

0

10

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann 
Dann #68

5hp Flathead +

54.00

54.00

1

0

0

 

Next race at the Oswego Kartway is Thursday, May 15th, 2008.
Opening race at the Galletta’s Kartway is Sunday, June 8th, 2008.

THE 2008 OSWEGO GAS STOCKER KARTS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:
1. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 8th, 2008: 25-Lap Race (Winner: Matt Stevens)
2. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 15th, 2008: Regular Race
3. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 22nd, 2008: Regular Race
4. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 29th, 2008: Practice for Friday
OSWEGO: Friday, May 30th, 2008: MONEY RACE!
5. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 1st, 2008. SPRUCE UP/SLICK-ONLY PRACTICE 7-8pm (T.B.A.)
6. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 5th, 2008: Regular Race.
7. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 8th, 2008. 70-Lap Galletta’s Opener
8. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 12th, 2008: Regular Race.
9. OSWEGO: Saturday, June 14th, 2008: T.B.A.
10. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 15th, 2008. Regular Race.
11. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 19th, 2008: Regular Race (Double-Point Night!).
12. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 22nd, 2008. Regular Race.
13. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 26th, 2008: Regular Race.
14. OSWEGO: Saturday, June 28th, 2008: T.B.A.
15. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 29th, 2008. Regular Race.
16. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 3rd, 2008: Practice for Friday show.
OSWEGO: Friday, July 4th, 2008: MONEY RACE!
17. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Regular Race.
18. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 10th, 2008: Regular Race.
19. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 13th, 2008. Regular Race.
20. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 17th, 2008: Regular Race.
21. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 20th, 2008. Regular Race.
22. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 24th, 2008: Regular Race – TWIN 20s!
23. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 27th, 2008. Regular Race.
24. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 31st, 2008: Practice for Friday Show.
OSWEGO: Friday, August 1st, 2008: MONEY RACE!
25. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. Regular Race.
26. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 7th, 2008: Regular Race.
27. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 10th, 2008. Regular Race.
28. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 14th, 2008: Regular Race.
29. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 17th, 2008. Regular Race.
30. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 21st, 2008: Regular Race.
31. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 24th, 2008. Regular Race.
32. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 28th, 2008: 2nd ANNUAL OSWEGO SPEEDWAY DIRT TRACK CLASSIC!!!
33. GALLETTA’S: LABOR DAY WEEKEND OPEN DATE: May race on one day, possibly Sept. 1st, T.B.A.. Oswego Kartway is also T.B.A. after this date.
34. GALLETTA’S: Saturday, September 6th, 2008. Regular Race.
35. GALLETTA’S: Saturday, September 13th, 2008. 12 lap heats, 45 lap feature. (Possible bye-week/open date)
36. GALLETTA’S: Saturday, September 20th, 2008. Probable date for the 13th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic! Probable 1pm start, between 175-200 laps.
37-up. OPEN DATES/RAIN DATES/FALL CHALLENGE SERIES after this date. 

Key:
GALLETTA’S = Race located at John J. Galletta Memorial Gas Stocker Kartway (BehindGalletta’s Greenhouse in the Town of Oswego, NY).
OSWEGO = Race located at Oswego Kartway (Behind Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY).

1. Most Galletta’s Kartway Summer races are Sunday afternoon/early evenings. (June is early evenings, as the summer progresses, they will be afternoon events. See website, email, or call.)
2. Most Oswego Kartway Summer races are Thursdays at 6:30p.m. with practices usually starting around 4:15pm. Some special events (money shows) on select Fridays and Saturdays.
3. Most Galletta’s Kartway Fall races are Saturday afternoons and NOT Sundays.

Handicap for next race is:

Rank

Average Points Per Event

Total Points (Place)

Events

Feature Wins

Name (Motor type & Go-Karts Piloted)

1

56.00

56.00

1

0

Russ Hockey (5hp FH Hockey #00)

2

58.50

117.00

2

0

Nick Dann (5hp FH Dann #68)

3

61.00

61.00

1

0

Dave Melfi (6.5hp OHV Melfi #22)

4

71.33

214.00

3

0

Dick Dann (5hp FH Dann #86)

5

72.00

144.00

2

0

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

6

73.00

146.00

2

0

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

7

78.50

157.00

2

0

Shadow Russell (5hp Galletta’s #7)

8

80.00

320.00

4

0

Lee Bartlett (6.5hp OHV Bartlett #924)

9

81.75

327.00

4

0

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

10

83.00

83.00

1

0

Team Parkhurst Red (???)

11

84.50

169.00

2

0

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

12

85.50

85.50

1

0

Melissa Gabel (5hp FH Galletta’s #3)

13

88.83

533.00

6

0

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

14

92.31

738.50

8

0

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

15

96.00

192.00

2

0

Mike Billion (6.5hp OHV Billion #57)

16

97.00

97.00

1

0

Team Parkhurst Blue (???)

17

98.00

98.00

1

0

Buddy Cottom (5hp FH Galletta’s #1)

18

104.38

417.50

4

0

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

19

108.00

216.00

2

0

Kenny Lindsey (5hp FH Galletta’s #2)

20

126.00

126.00

1

0

Ryan Coleman (5hp FH Galletta’s #0)

21

83.23

915.50

11

1

Joe Hayden (6.5hp OHV Hayden #5)

22

97.43

682.00

7

1*

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

23

90.50

995.50

11

3

Eric Raponi (6.5hp OHV Raponi #83)

24

101.05

1111.50

11

6

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