Our "Away" track: Oswego Kartway!Welcome! We are a highly competitive Karting Club that races affordable “5hp Clockwise Gas Stocker” karts for a Points championship every summer at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Kartway and a Gas Stocker division at Oswego Speedway‘s Clay Kartway.

OSWEGO DIRT/GALLETTA’S GAS STOCKER KARTING 2008

Oswego Dirt Karting 2008 Volume 6 DVD - 6/19/2008Oswego Dirt Karting 2008 Volume 6 DVD - 6/22/2008

The Galletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #6 DVD

 

This disc contains the complete Oswego Kartway show from Thursday, June 19th, 2008. Disc also includes the Twin-30s show at of the Galletta’s Karting Club’s Speedway from Sunday, June 22nd, 2008. 2 hours & 39 minutes total. Price $6.

 

GALLETTA’S KARTWAY GAS STOCKER KARTING 2008 RACE #3 
~ June 22nd, 2008 Races at John J. Galletta Memorial Speedway ~
6/22/2008 Galletta's Kartway Twin 30s Winners - Matt Stevens & Ryan Coleman!

The Galletta’s Karting Club Speedway held a Twin-30s night, both having 11-karts each! And all *gasp* with 5hp flathead motors! There were several almost, shoulda’-coulda’ winners: Dick Dann, Russ Hockey, Nick Dann, and Chris Stevens all had race leads, but either a wreck or mechanical failure took them each out of the top spots. Though they each came so close to taking the features, it was Matt Stevens and Ryan Coleman that took the checkered flags to both using both great driving skill and a little luck. More details and pictures will come later in the week.

Colin Miller gets some practice in the Galletta's #0 kart (His dad, Gary Miller looks on).
For openers, Gary Miller Sr.’s son Colin Miller got some practice laps in the Galletta’s #0. Looks like the kid has potential to be a future Galletta’s Karting feature winner! More pictures here. Now to the racing action…

Heat 1 DVD captureHeat 2 DVD Capture

10-lap Heat 1 (left) went to a first-time winner in Russ Hockey (#00), holding off Ryan Coleman (#7), Matt Stevens (#33), Nick Dann (#68), Melissa Gabel (#3), and rookie Rob Clarke (#6). 10-lap Heat 2 (right) went to Chris Stevens (#8), who was followed by Mike “MC” Howell (#5), Jim “JP” Stepien (#0), Dick Dann (#86), and rookie Jeff Tetro (#2).

Galletta's 1st of Twin 30s Feature Lineup 6/22/2008

John “JP” Stepien and Nicholas Dann lead the field away!
Highlights from the first 30 lapper (forgive the bad sound and video quality, as it is compressed for the internet. The DVD has DVD-quality video and audio.)

 

1st Feature finish as follows: Matt Stevens (#33) and Chris Stevens (#8) both passed Russ Hockey (#00) on the final laps only after he got out of shape. They were followed by Dick Dann (who almost won in the #86 but got spun by the #7 while leading), , JP Stepien (#0), Ryan Colemen (#7), Jeff Tetro (#2), Melissa Gabel (#3),  Rob Clarke (#6), MC Howell (#5), and Nick Dann (#68-DNF/#1-DNF).

Here is a highlight reel of the second feature. Lots of close racing, drama, and competition throughout. And *gasp* all 5hp flathead gas stocker motors, evenly matched, several almost-winners, and no complaints of cheating! Remember, these are VERY low resolution clips from the weekly DVDs. DVDs are only $6 (or $5 for Galletta’s Visitor Kart Racers, and $4 for Galletta’s Team Kart renters).

The 2nd feature finished as follows: Ryan Coleman (#7) won, followed by Matt Stevens (#33), JP Stepien (#0), Dick Dann (#86), Melissa Gabel (#3), Russ Hockey (#00), who barely nipped Chris Stevens (who nearly led with the #8, until the carb/tank came loose and he finished in the#4), MC Howell (#5), Jeff Tetro (#2), Rob Clarke (#6), and Nick Dann (who led the 1st 22 laps before losing a pull cord and scored a DNF in the#68). *WHEW!* Now… adding it all up:

2008 Gas Stocker Point Standings at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway  
After 3 events at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway from 6/8/2007 -thru- 6/22/2008:

Rank

Name & Karts Piloted
(Regular drivers have profiles in picture)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

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

565.00

188.33

3

0

3

2

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

499.00

166.33

3

1

1

3

Chris Stevens ProfileChris “Chrusher” Stevens
(Galletta’s #4, 8) 

490.00

163.50

3

2

0

4

JPJohn “JP” Stepien
(Galletta’s #0) 

434.50

144.83

3

1

0

5

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

430.50

143.50

3

0

0

6

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00) 

382.50

127.50

3

1

0

7

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileNick Dann
(Dann #68, Galletta’s #5, 1, Miller #24)

364.00

121.33

3

0

0

8

Melissa Gabel profileMelissa Gabel
(Galletta’s #3)

355.00

118.30

3

0

0

9

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

276.50

138.25

2

0

0

10

Mike MC Howell profileMike “MC” Howell
(Galletta’s #5)

237.50

118.75

2

0

0

11

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

228.50

114.25

2

1

0

12

AJ Russell (Galletta's #6)AJ Russell
(Galletta’s #6)

142.00

142.00

1

1

0

13

Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #2)Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #2)

124.00

124.00

1

0

0

14

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

119.50

119.50

1

0

0

15

Rob Clarke (Galletta's #6)Rob Clarke (Galletta’s #6)

113.00

113.00

1

0

0

NEXT RACE? THE 2008 OSWEGO GAS STOCKER KARTS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:

1. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 8th, 2008: 25-Lap Race (Winner: Matt Stevens in 5hp).
2. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 15th, 2008: 25-Lap Race (Winner: Joe Hayden in 6.5hp).
3. OSWEGO: Thursday, May 22nd, 2008: Regular Race (Rained out)
4. OSWEGO: Friday, May 30th, 2008: 35-Lap MONEY RACE! (Winner: Matt Stevens in 5hp).
5. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 1st-June8th, 2008. Clay track Maintenance week. More.
6. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 5th, 2008: 20-Lap Race (Winner: Dave Melfi in 6.5hp).
7. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 8th, 2008. 45-Lap Race (Winner: Matt Stevens in 5hp).
8. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 12th, 2008: 25-Lap Race (Winner: Joe Hayden in 6.5hp).
9. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 15th, 2008. 50-Lap Race (Winner: Matt Stevens in 5hp).
10. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 19th, 2008: 40-Lap Race (Winner: Dave Melfi in 6.5hp).
11. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 22nd, 2008. Twin-30s (Winners: Matt Stevens in 5hp & Ryan Coleman in 5hp).
12. OSWEGO: Thursday, June 26th, 2008: Cancelled: Track Conditions.
13. OSWEGO: Saturday, June 28th, 2008: Cancelled: Track Conditions.

14. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, June 29th, 2008. Cancelled: Rained out.
15. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 3rd, 2008: Practice for Friday show.
OSWEGO: Friday, July 4th, 20085HP-ONLY MONEY RACE! Plus several other divisions!
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. Cancelled: Rain Out.
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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This website covers the Galletta’s Karting club, which is a group of racing-modified yard karts founded in in the early 1990s. We race exclusively box-stock 5hp flathead Briggs & Stratton 90’s-and-up style motors without any expensive racing parts (except shaved heads), and run on pump gas-only. We are also staggered to turn right instead of left due to the single-wheel drive system found on most yard karts. This enables us to corner faster without using a live axle like found on WKA-style karting leagues. We document our race descriptions, points standings, and video captures from our DVDs.

The Oswego Gas Stocker Club races at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway & Oswego Speedway Kartway.
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YouTube And the complete and high quality races found on this site and YouTube can be purchased in our Galletta’s Go-Kart 2007 DVD store! Every Galletta’s Klassic Championship since 1998 is available; every Galletta’s race since mid-2005 is available; every Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker race since 2007 is available; and every karting class at Oswego Kartway available since late-2007/early-2008. Inquire today!