Our "Away" track: Oswego Kartway!Welcome! We are a Karting Club that races affordable “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. Please read on and learn more about our extremely affordable brand of highly competitive racing!


Galletta's Kartway of Oswego, NY 7/6/2008 start2008/07/10 Heat startGalletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #8 DVD:

<-Free Previews. This disc contains the Galletta’s Independence Day 50 that was held on July 6th, 2008 at Galletta’s Kartway, and one of two camera angles of the July 10th, 2008 event at Oswego Kartway (this includes all karting divisions – WKA flat kart classes; Champ karts; and Gas Stocker classes). 2 hours, 20 minutes. Price $6.


Galletta's 7/18/2008 & Oswego 7/10/2008 (Camera B) DVD

The Galletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #9 DVD:
<-Free Previews->. This disc contains the Friday, July 18th, 2008 race from Galletta’s Kartway. It also includes a bonus second camera angle of the complete Oswego Kartway show from Thursday, July 10th, 2008, which feature all the karting classes (other angle is on Volume #8). Disc has two camera angles and all karting classes. (We missed the 7/17/2008 show due to not enough drivers and a lack of interested DVD buyers). Price $6.


Galletta’s Kart Club at Oswego Kartway 7/10/2008:
The July 10th, 2008 event saw your favorite webmaster/driver/artist/florist win, Chris “Chrusher” Stevens in the Galletta’s #8 kart! Congrats to myself! Matt did barely get me in the heat though. This race also marked the return of the Lindsley father-&-son duo, who were thrilled to know it’s a one motor class again. Although every karting class is also recorded on the DVD (including WKA flat karts & Champs), this website specializes primarily in the Gas Stocker Championship of Oswego, County, NY – which races 5hp gas stocker karts at Galletta’s Greenhouse and Oswego Kartway all Summer. DVD is 2 hours and 20 minutes and is only $6. This race has two different angles on two discs. Here is more from the 7/10/2008 show:

2008/07/10 Heat start
Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) and Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8) both used slingshot maneuvers to pass each other a couple of times, before Matt snipped Chris by inches at the line for the heat win. They were followed by the heat and was followed by Ken Lindsley Jr. (Galletta’s #6), Russ Hockey (Hockey #00), and Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta’s #1). Wes Stevens (Galletta’s #4) led early, but did not finish the race due to a malfunctioning kill switch which was repaired in time for the feature.

Beginning of 7/10/2008 feature
Wes Stevens (Galletta’s #4) led the vast majority of the show by holding off his son Chris in an exhibition of clean and respectful racing. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) had to make his way back up through the field after Russ Hockey (Hockey #00) spun into him, to the delight of a few classless individuals in the crowd (that happen to call themselves “Outlaws”). However, it was Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8) who got under his father when Ogre’s Galletta’s #4 drifted a bit too high. They were followed by Matt (in his Galletta’s #33) and Ken Lindsley Jr. (Galletta’s #6). Russ Hockey (Hockey #00) and Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta’s #1) tied for the final position.  Now for the updated…

2008 Gas Stocker Kart Point Standings at Oswego Kartway 
After 8 events at Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2007 -thru- 7/10/2008:

Rank

Driver

Karts Piloted

Motor Type

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

Matt Stevens ProfileMighty Matt Stevens

Galletta’s #33, 3

5hp Flathead

709.00

88.63

8

3

2

2

Chris Stevens ProfileChris “Chrusher” Stevens

Galletta’s #8, 4

5hp Flathead

650.00

81.25

8

1

1

3

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey

Hockey #00

5hp Flathead+

562.00

70.25

8

0

0

4

Joe Hayden #5 (Oswego-only) Joe Hayden  

Hayden #5

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

500.00

 

83.33

 

6

 

0

 

2

5

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

 

Raponi #83

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

471.00

 

78.50

 

6

 

4

 

0

6

Dave Melfi

 

Melfi #22

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

443.00

 

73.83

 

6

 

0

 

2

7

Oscar Berry profileOscar Berry

Oz #11

5hp Flathead

393.00

65.50

6

0

0

8

Dick Dann profileDick Dann

Dann #86

5hp Flathead+

302.00

75.50

4

0

0

9

Gary Miller's profileGary Miller Sr.

Miller #24

5hp Flathead

215.00

71.67

3

0

0

10

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann

Dann #68

5hp Flathead+

209.00

69.67

3

0

1

11

Wesley Ogre Sevens's driver profile Wes “Ogre” Stevens

Galletta’s #4

5hp Flathead

151.00

75.50

2

0

0

12

Gary Miller's profileBuddy Cottom

Galletta’s #7

5hp Flathead

125.00

125.00

1

0

0

13

Mike &quot;MC&quot; Howell's driver profileMike “MC” Howell

Galletta’s #6

5hp Flathead

78.00

78.00

1

0

0

14

Ken Lindsley Jr. in Galletta's #6Ken Lindsley Jr.

Galletta’s #6

5hp Flathead

75.00

75.00

1

0

0

15

Kenny Lindsley III in Galletta's #1Ken Lindsley III

Galletta’s #1

5hp Flathead

69.00

69.00

1

0

0

16

Joe Miller in Galletta's #9 (No profile)Joe Miller

Galletta’s #9

5hp Flathead+

65.00

65.00

1

0

0

Our next race at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway is on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008.
Our next race at Oswego Kartway is on Thursday, July 17th, 2008. Want to join us?
We will need renters and/or visiting 5hp karts to join us in order to race at Oswego, so please contact us. Though we have our own motors now, we still need regular drivers to fill the karts. On the 7/4/2008 race, we had FIVEGalletta’s karts with competitive motors sitting idle in the heat and SIX sitting idle in the feature (two with special race cam handicap motors for heavier drivers over 200 lbs. and went unused). With all those racers and race fans in attendance, and only a $5 price tag for using them, it is hard to believe nobody wanted to drive them. If anybody is interested in filling a kart on Thursdays at Oswego or Sundays at Galletta’s, contact us. You will not ever get the opportunity to sit in a racing vehicle of any type and be given a competitive car for a more affordable price than a Galletta’s 5hp 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: Friday, July 4th, 2008: 25-Lap Money Race (Winner: Nick Dann in 5hp).
16. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 6th, 2008. Independence Day 50 (Winner: Ryan Coleman 5hp).
17. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 10th, 2008: Regular Race.
18. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 13th, 2008. Cancelled: Rained Out.
19. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 17th, 2008: 5hp gas stockers cancelled (not enough drivers).
20. GALLETTA’S: Friday, July 18th, 2008. 45-Lap Race (Winner: Chris Stevens in 5hp).
GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 20th show Rained Out. Held the 7/18 instead.
21. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 24th, 2008: Rained Out.
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 (Behind Galletta’s Greenhouse in the Town of Oswego, NY).
OSWEGO = Race located at Oswego Kartway (Behind Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY).

Our race at Oswego Kartway scheduled for Thursday, July 17th, 2008 was cancelled due to not having enough drivers (we set our own limit on both tracks of at least 8-10 drivers with gas 5hp flatheads to run. We only had 4-6. And with 6 Galletta’s competitive, race-winning backup karts sitting, that means we need more renters. Come on and race with us!). We would race on any track that allows us our 1-WD Gas Stocker Flathead Class where we had enough drivers and trucks to haul our karts. (2/2009 edit: Strange that despite the fact that we supported the track since 2006, the track operator Jimmay Losurdo had admitted to us that he turned interested drivers inquiring about our class away from us saying we have no rules. Guess he doesn’t know how to read, as this rules page existed before his track did.)

Want to join us? We invite drivers (either people to rent our karts and/or with their own 5hp karts) to join us and race at Oswego and Galletta’s. We have our own motor class at Oswego now, but still need regular drivers to fill the karts.  If anybody is interested in filling a kart on Thursdays at Oswego ($5 to rent for 10 lap heats and at least a 25 lap feature plus Oswego track entrance fees) or Sundays at Galletta’s ($20 for a 10 lap heat and at least 45-lap feature), just contact us. At Galletta’s, it is free to bring your own kart (though we accept $3-5 clay donations). You will not ever get the opportunity to sit in a racing vehicle of any type and be given a competitive car for a more affordable price than a Galletta’s 5hp race.

 

The Galletta’s Go-Karting Club was founded by brothers Matt and Chris Stevens in the early 1990s when they modified yard karts for racing purposes. They are the inventors of “clockwise 5hp flathead gas stocker kart” racing, and have a 13-kart race team that includes several backup karts available to be rented and raced at both Galletta’s and Oswego Speedway all summer. Invented with specifically “gas stock 5hp motor” rules so that a person doesn’t have to spend thousands of dollars to race in extremely competitive racing events, the class grows in talent and competition every single year. Join us by building your own kart for around $500 or rent one of our team karts on Summer Thursdays or Summer Sundays in Oswego, NY!

John J. Galletta Memorial Kartway Oswego Speedway's Kartway
The Oswego Gas Stocker Kart Club races at Galletta’s Greenhouse Kartway & Oswego Speedway Kartway.

Due to the fact that the karts are so affordable and the oldest veterans have been racing for nearly two decades, it is one of the most difficult karting divisions to win at. You can’t outspend your opponent due to our gas-powered stock-only rule, so you must out-race them and out-setup them. In fact, nobody has ever defeated Matt & Chris in the open challenge: race a stock 5hp flathead and stop them from scoring 1st & 2nd in a points season. Though hundreds of people have tried in hundreds of races since the early 1990s, Chris and Matt have scored 1 & 2 every year. Prove your skills against the winningest karters in the local area AND you won’t even have to spend a lot of money to get started! We dare you to try! Sound like fun? Read on, explore the website, and join us!

 More Galletta’s Go-Karting flips, crashes and tight racing carting highlights on:
YouTube
YouTube And the complete and high quality races found on this site and YouTube can be purchased in our Galletta’s Go-Kart DVD store!

Galletta's Go-Kart News & Message Board! Comments, questions, and additional info with Galletta’s Kart Club drivers and officials can be found on our new message boards. ->

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Our karting club’s home track is located in back of:
Galletta's Greenhouse of Oswego NY (Official website)
Galletta’s Greenhouses
60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY 13126-6512
(315) 343-0879 or (315) 343-4281
Need directions? Here they are!

Please visit Galletta’s Speedway racer/co-founder/co-owner Chris “Crusher Comics” Stevens’s other websites that include my cartoons, comic books, children’s book, and family greenhouse:
Cartoonist/Graphic Artist, Chris Galletta Stevens
TEE AND WEE CHILDREN'S BOOK

Chrusher: Graphic Novel