GALLETTA’S KARTWAY GAS STOCKER KARTING 2008 RACE #1 

 ~ June 6th, 2008 Race at John J. Galletta Memorial Kartway ~
Galletta Kart Club 6/8/2008 Winner: Matt Stevens

The Galletta’s Karting Club Speedway 2008 opener was held Sunday June 6th, and an exciting, 12-kart, 45-lap, clean, and fast-pace race! “THE CLAY HAS ARRIVED 45” was won by defending track champion Matt Stevens in his Team Galletta’s #33, followed by Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #7), and Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4). The heats were won by AJ Russell (Galletta’s #6), Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4), and Gary Miller (Miller #24). The clay is amazing and will only get better with more work.  Due to the new clay, slicks-only rule, and Team #11 mysteriously retiring from Galletta’s races (abandoning the guys that got him into racing and bought him motors, to just get totally pwned by 6.5hp motors who spend way more money that our class does), the shows now run far more smoothly with far less cautions.

 

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2008/6/8 Galletta's Karting Heat 1

The first heat saw two 1st-time-Galletta’s drivers AJ Russell (driving the Galletta’s #6) and John Stepien (driving the Galletta’s #0) take on the rusty but wily old veteran Fredrick Collins (driving the Galletta’s #2). The win went to AJ Russell, who has, according to Buddy Cottom, ” raced everything from any Indy car to now a Galletta’s Kart!” Too bad he lives in NC, as he had potential to be a top-notch driver in our division.

2008/6/8 Galletta's Karting Heat 2

The second heat saw Chris Stevens (in the Galletta’s #4) come from last place to win it, which then had Fred Collins mocking Wes “Ogre” Stevens for retiring when his kart is so fast! He was followed by Dann (Dann #68), Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3), Ryan  Coleman (Galletta’s #7), and Russ Hockey (Hockey #00).

2008/6/8 Galletta's Karting Heat 3

 

The third heat was an exhibition of excellent driving skills, with most of the was being bumper-to-bumper and tire-to-tire. Gary Miller (Miller #24) was able to squeak out a close win over Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1), Dick Dann (Dann #86), and the master of Gas Stocker karting, Matt Stevens, had to settle for last (in the Galletta’s #33).

During the twelve kart feature, Early leader Gary Miller was taken out by Freddy Collins, whose tire-to-tire brush popped Gary’s drivewheel tire.
2008/6/8 Galletta's Feature Wreck

However, the worst wreck of the night saw John Stepien spin and Melissa Gabel clobbered the prone #0 and bend up the Oswego Money-Race-Winning Galletta’s #3 for the night.

2008/6/8 Galletta's Feature battles

The best battle of the night was Ryan Coleman, Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, and Dick Dann work through the field to get to the lead (even seeing Matt bump his brother to get by him). Matt was able to barely get by Ryan Coleman for the win, and Chris and Dick Dann gave many valiant but failed attempts to get Ryan. All in all, a smooth and great race from start to finish.

Galletta’s Greenhouse “The Clay Has Arrived 45” ’08 Opener Finishing Order:
1st: Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
2nd: Ryan Coleman (Galletta’s #7)
3rd: Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4)
4th: A.J. Russell (Galletta’s #6)
5th: Nick Dann (Finish: Galletta’s #5/Start: Dann #68)
6th: Buddy Cottom (Galletta’s #1)
7th: John Stepien (Galletta’s #0)
8th: Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
9th: Fred Collins (Galletta’s #2)
10th: Dick Dann (Dann #86) – Did Not Finish
11th: Gary Miller (Miller #24) – Did Not Finish
12th: Melissa Gabel (Galletta’s #3) – Did Not Finish

 

Next race at the Oswego Kartway is Thursday, June 12th, 2008.
Opening race at the Galletta’s Kartway is Sunday, June 15th, 2008.

2008 Gas Stocker Point Standings at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway  
After 1 event at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway from 6/8/2008:

Rank

Driver Name
(& Karts Piloted)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

Matt Stevens Profile“Mighty” Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33)

189.00

189.00

1

0

1

2

Ryan Coleman profileFlyin’ Ryan Coleman
(Galletta’s #7)

174.50

174.50

1

0

0

3

Chris Stevens ProfileChris “Chrusher” Stevens
(Galletta’s #4)

160.00

160.00

1

1

0

4

AJ Russell (Galletta's #6)“That’s” AJ Russell “Mutha****a'” (Galletta’s #6)

142.00

142.00

1

1

0

5

Buddy Cottom profileBuddy Cottom
(Galletta’s #1)

131.00

131.00

1

0

0

6

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann
(Dann #68, Galletta’s #5)

130.00

130.00

1

0

0

7

John StepienJohn Stepien
(Galletta’s #0)

122.00

122.00

1

0

0

8

Fred Collins bioFlippin’ Freddy Collins
(Galletta’s #2)

119.50

119.50

1

0

0

9

Gary Miller's profileGary Miller Sr.
(Miller #24)

115.00

115.00

1

1

0

10

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00)

113.00

113.00

1

0

0

11

Dick Dann profileDick “The Thingy” Dann
(Dann #86)

112.50

112.50

1

0

0

12

Melissa Gabel profileMelissa Gabel
(Galletta’s #3)

96.00

96.00

1

0

0

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 (Winner: Matt Stevens) 
8. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 12th, 2008: Regular Race PLUS 6/5/2008’s Features!
9. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 15th, 2008. Regular Race.
10. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 19th, 2008: Regular Race (Double-Point Night!).
11. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 22nd, 2008. Regular Race.
12. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 26th, 2008: Regular Race.
13. OSWEGO: Saturday, June 28th, 2008: T.B.A.
14. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 29th, 2008. Regular Race.
15. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 3rd, 2008: Practice for Friday show.
OSWEGO: Friday, July 4th, 2008: MONEY RACE!
16. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Regular Race.
17. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 10th, 2008: Regular Race.
18. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 13th, 2008. Regular Race.
19. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 17th, 2008: Regular Race.
20. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 20th, 2008. Regular Race.
21. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 24th, 2008: Regular Race – TWIN 20s!
22. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 27th, 2008. Regular Race.
23. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 31st, 2008: Practice for Friday Show.
24. 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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