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 atGalletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Kartway and a Gas Stocker division at Oswego Speedway‘s Clay Kartway.

OSWEGO KARTWAY GAS STOCKER KARTING 2008 RACE #3 
May 30th, 2008 Friday Night Lights Money Show at Oswego Speedway ~

Oswego Kartway 2008 Volume 2 DVD - 5/15/2008

The Galletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #3:
<-Free Preview. This disc contains the complete Oswego Kartway “Friday Night Lights” Money show from Thursday, May 30th, 2008. Disc has two camera angles and all karting classes. 2 hours & 35 minutes total. Price $6.


Oswego Karting 2008 Volume #3 DVD – Complete Oswego Kartway “Money Show” from 5/30/2008.
Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) won the mixed-motor  gas stock class feature!
DVD contains ALL CLASSES!

Also racing at the 5/30/2008 show were:
Medium Raptor Flat Karts 5/30/2008 at Oswego Kartway
Adult medium Flat Karts powered by Raptor Methanol motors.

Junior Raptor Flat Karts 5/30/2008 at Oswego Kartway
Methanol Raptor Flat Kart’s Junior (2-in-1) Division.

Heavy Raptor Flat Karts 5/30/2008 at Oswego Kartway
Methanol Raptor Flat Kart Heavy division.

Champ Animal Karts 5/30/2008 at Oswego Kartway
Champ Karts powered by Methanol Animal motors.

Jr. Stock Animal Champ/Jr. Raptor Exhibition 5/30/2008 at Oswego Kartway
An exhibition of a forthcoming Jr. Champ class.

Now, here are pictures, descriptions, and points for this website’s featured Clockwise Gas Stocker Division. Again, for those who are unfamiliar with Gas Stockers; they must run on gas, are single-wheel-drive (which is why they go the opposite direction to the other kart classes – for handling purposes), and feature two motor types (5hp Briggs & Stratton Flatheads and Briggs & Stratton 6.5hp OHVs). Both have modifications but expensive aftermarket parts are outlawed and we are self-limited to working with stock to keep prices down and kart counts up. We get incredible racing value for the money, as anybody who watches us and our more expensive methanol counterparts will agree.

OSWEGO KARTWAY GAS STOCKER KARTS 2008 WEEK THREE:
“Mighty” Matt Stevens does it again! Driving his trusty 20+ year old old backup Galletta’s #3 (with his fiancée’s brand new motor in its 1st race), the 1995-1998 & 2003-2007 Oswego Gas Stocker defending Champ takes both the heat and the feature on the May 30th Friday Night Lights Money Race at Oswego Kartway.

Galletta's @ Oswego Kartway on 5/30/2008

The 12-Lap Gas Stocker Heat Lineup again drew for the starting grid and had Eric Raponi #83 get really, really, really lucky and win the 1-in-10 chance of drawing the pole THREE weeks in a row!!! Just how does he do it? The odds are extremely against that! He needs to buy some lotto tickets!

Matt Stevens came from the back of the pack and amazed spectators as he bobbed and weaved through karts, and used the rarely-used outside groove to pass Joe Hayden and Chris Stevens. Matt then proceeded to battle side-by-side with Eric Raponi for several laps straight, until Eric got loose in turns turns 3/4 on the last lap and slipped enough for Matt to pull off the complete pass and the win (+20 points). Eric claimed 2nd (and scored +18 points). 3rd place was a dead-heat tie between Chris Stevens and Joe Hayden (each scoring +15 points) . 5th was almost a tie as well, except Dick Dann narrowly beat Dave Melfi to the finish line (which scored them +12 points and +10 points respectively). Oscar Berry (+9 pts.) Russ Hockey (+8 pts.) rounded out the field. Also, usual flag-man and Galletta’s track regular, Mike “MC” Howell (+7 pts.)  went through the wall once and nearly twice retired with a bent tie-rod which was repaired in the pits in time for the feature.

Oswego Kartway 2008/05/30 CGS 09:57:57Oswego Kartway 2008/05/30 CGS 10:01:09

The 35-Lap Feature was started off in Oswego Kartway’s usual inverting the heat’s finish from the heat winner’s draw. Matt drew 3rd, which made it so the only 4 Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Feature Winners between 2007-08 so far started 1-2-3-4 (Left). The usual handicap order inverted by 2007-08’s total Oswego Gas Stocker points will resume on regular shows.  (Right) The main battle for most of the race was the same as the heat seeing Eric Raponi on the inside with his 6.5hp OHV and Matt Stevens on the outside with his 5hp Flathead for the 1st 16 laps, while Joe Hayden and Chris Stevens stayed as close as they could to try and to pick them both off. However, after Eric spun out in-between turns 3/4 again, Matt was then unchallenged for the rest of the night, though many tough but clean battles occurred behind him.

Matt wins 5/30/2008 Money Show at Oswego Speedway Kartway in Galletta's #3

Final order of finish (and points scored via the Galletta’s Points System) in the feature was:
1st – Matt Stevens (+96) | 2nd – Joe Hayden (+91) | 3rd – Chris Stevens (+87) | 4th – Dave Melfi (+83) | 5th – Eric Raponi (+79) | 6th – Russ Hockey (+75) | 7th – Mike “MC” Howell (+71) | 8th – Oscar Berry (+68) | and the only DNF in 9th – Dick Dann (+65). Adding the totals up below…

2008 Gas Stocker Kart Point Standings at Oswego Kartway  
After 3 events at Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2007 -thru- 5/30/2008:

Rank

Driver

Karts Piloted

Motor Type

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens

Galletta’s #3, 33

5hp Flathead

275.00

91.67

3

2

2

2

Joe Hayden #5 (Oswego-only) Joe Hayden

Hayden #5

6.5hp OHV

263.00

87.67

3

0

1

3

Chris Stevens ProfileChris Stevens

Galletta’s #8, 4

5hp Flathead

248.00

82.67

3

0

0

4

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

Raponi #83

6.5hp OHV

241.00

80.33

3

1

0

5

Dick Dann profileDick Dann

Dann #86

5hp Flathead

216.00

72.00

3

0

0

6

Dave Melfi

Melfi #22

6.5hp OHV

215.00

71.67

3

0

0

7

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey

Hockey #00

5hp Flathead

192.00

64.00

3

0

0

8

Oscar Berry profileOscar Berry

Oz #11

5hp Flathead

182.00

60.67

3

0

0

9

Gary Miller's profileGary Miller Sr.

Miller #24

5hp Flathead

138.00

69.00

2

0

0

10

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann

Dann #68

5hp Flathead

111.00

55.50

2

0

0

11

Mike "MC" Howell's driver profileMike “MC” Howell

Galletta’s #6

5hp Flathead

78.00

78.00

1

0

0

DVD Front Cover, son/lass/it.

 Galletta Kart Club 2008 vol. 03 cover (medium preview)
Here is a preview of the DVD cover. Click here to view a printable version.

Next race at the Oswego Kartway is Thursday, June 5th-12th, 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: 25-Lap Race (Winner: Joe Hayden)
3. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 22nd, 2008: Regular Race (Rained out)
4. OSWEGO: Friday, May 30th, 2008: 35-Lap MONEY RACE! (Winner: Matt Stevens)
5. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 1st-June8th, 2008. Clay track Maintenance week. More.
6. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 5th, 2008: Heats Finalized, Features Rained out/ Postponed.
7. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 8th, 2008. 45-Lap Galletta’s Opener OR track-work day if not yet ready! Remember, track work means you race for free with your own, or pay less with renting a Team Galletta’s Backup kart. Track donation fees apply if you don’t help. Slicks-only rule goes into effect! Get slicks and help out or you can’t race! More.
8. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 12th, 2008: Regular Race PLUS 6/5/2008’s Features!
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).

 

 

 

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