Our "Away" track: Oswego Kartway!Welcome! We are a Karting Club that invented and races extremely affordable 5hp, Single Wheel Drive “Gas stocker” karts for a Points championship every summer at Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway and a Gas Stocker division at Oswego Speedway‘s Clay Kartway. We also record weekly dirt karting classes in the Oswego area and make them available on DVD! Join us racing by either building your own or renting one of our team backup karts. Or just watch in person, or by buying our DVDs. Please read on and learn more about our extremely affordable brand of highly competitive racing!

Thursday, September 28th, 2008 at Oswego Kartway:
Oswego Kartway 2008 (from Oswego Speedway back grandstand. Pix by Lee Bartlett and Pinner)


Join us on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2008 for  THE OSWEGO SPEEDWAY‘S 2nd ANNUAL DIRT TRACK CLASSIC at OSWEGO KARTWAY. Originally scheduled for AUGUST 28th, 2008, we were rained out and postponed.  Though the karts kicked off Classic Weekend’s racing action behind Oswego Speedway’s back grandstand, the rain took center stage after the conclusion of the time trials. Hence, the rest of the show has been postponed until 9/4/2008. More info is on the official OSWEGO KARTWAY websiteIf you want to race, we have TWELVE karts, and SEVEN of these were available to be rented and raced in our Classic race per qualification (2-3 are still open). If you had a helmet, a neck brace, and full body coverage (no exposed skin), you can still try to race! We rent for next to nothing (especially if you help us truck the karts from Galletta’s to Oswego). However, only a handful did show. There will be no racing at Galletta’s for Labor Day Weekend due to Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend. Here is our time trial chart from 8/28/2008 and our starting grid for our Classic:

Starting Grid & Time Trial Chart for the
2008 Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Kart Classic:

Pos.

Name (Kart Piloted)

Lap 1

Lap 2

1

Dick DannDick Dann*
(Dann #86)
* = Used a raptor carb, illegal under Galletta’s Backyard Karting Club rules.

9.305

9.233

2

Matt StevensMatt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33)

9.477

9.491

3

Chris StevensChris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8)

9.559

9.668

4

Wes StevensWes “Ogre” Stevens
(Galletta’s #4)

9.796

10.158

5

Buddy CottomBuddy Cottom
(Galletta’s #7)

9.830

9.956

6

Russ HockeyRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00)

10.509

10.168

7

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr.
(Miller #24)

10.257

10.357

8

Melissa GabelMelissa Gabel
(Galletta’s #80)

10.483

10.684

9

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips
(Phillips #04)

10.607

10.603

10

Chris StockhamChris Stockham
(Galletta’s #9)

10.730

10.700

11

Mike PhinneyMike Phinney
(Galletta’s #6)

11.037

Stalled
No Time

12

Shadow RussellShadow Russell
(Galletta’s #2)

11.710

12.481

13

Kaleb Anderson (1st time driver)Kaleb Anderson
(Galletta’s #1)

11.755

12.134

14

No Available Driver (Galletta’s #0)

No Time

No Time

15

No Available Driver (Galletta’s #3)

No Time

No Time

16

No Available Driver (Galletta’s #5)

No Time

No Time

* = #86 Used a raptor carb, illegal under Galletta’s Backyard Karting Club rules. Our karts are all 5hp flathead motors with “Fun Power” 1990s style carbs to regulate top speed and keep expenses down. It is our “plate”. The club let it go on this one occasion, but the carb will no longer be allowed after this race. If we did start now, we would essentially be similar to WKA/NKA karts and the prices would increase beyond what most club drivers wish to invest and our speeds on our house track would be dangerous (Oswego’s track is puny in comparison and therefore keeps speeds down no matter how much horsepower or gearing you have).

Because our Classic was rained out (except for the Junior “Champ Kart” Class) and postponed for the following week, we decided to score the time trials as a separate “Feature” event and score a 35-lap points set for it. This means that Dick Dann gets his first Oswego Kartway feature win by scoring the top two fastest times of the night in any gas-powered go-kart, either 5hp or 6.5hp, followed by Matt and Chris Stevens (with the 6.5hp karts getting scores interlaced between, and not officially recorded on this site). As a side note, and as we predicted, Galletta’s Kart Club alum, Kyle Reuter, got the overall fastest time in his Medium WKA kart. By winning the 5hp gas division’s time trials, Dick also won the 3-day pass to Classic Weekend, which means that the trophies will be what we will be racing for on our postponed date of September 4th, 2008!

However, as seen in the above chart, THREE fast Galletta’s karts were brought to the track, were not rented, and are still open.  Apparently no living human being in the Oswego area is brave enough or has enough competitive spirit to race them. Odd considering that (1) this region is filled with thousands of race fans, (2) these three are all multi-time feature-winning karts that Matt or Chris could pilot to a victory on any given night, and (3) two of them won Galletta’s Klassics, which has only been won by three humans and five different karts on the planet (Matt, Chris, and Wes Stevens) out of dozens of competitors in the race’s 13-year history. Not even drivers from the other (what we call) “cookie cutter cart” classes. Well, except one… kudos to Chris Stockham, as he is the only driver going to race in several divisions; WKA Medium, WKA Heavy, SWD 5hp Gas Stocker, and Champ kart features! What an admirable feat! Too bad we don’t have more drivers willing to try so many classes like he is doing.

8/21/2008 @ Oswego8/17/2008 @ Galletta'sIf you want to rent one of our karts at Oswego’s Classic for the first time, we have a TWELVE KART TEAM and only five guaranteed seats filled!!! (UPDATES: Seats ARE being filled, but if need be, we will have the time trials and/or a B-Main to cut the field down). If you want to race, or even get more info, then call (315-343-4281 or 343-0879; ask for Matt or Chris), or send me a quick note. To rent our karts, the fee will depend on your kart racing experience, Galletta’s Karting club experience, your ability to drive the kart without wrecking others or spinning out, and help with bringing the karts to and from the track. $10 would be the standard fee, but if you help us out and won’t wreck the karts, Matt can work out a cheaper deal. Please note the following:

1. You must have a full-face helmet, neck brace, and full skin coverage (gloves, long sleeves & pants).
2. All karts entered in the Gas Stocker event must be pump-gas fueled 5hp Briggs & Stratton engines.
3. You must qualify to run the Feature via Qualifying Time-Trials (and/or B-Main?).
4. Under both Oswego Kartway and Galletta’s Karting Club rules, if you cause three cautions (especially those that involve wrecking other drivers) in the Oswego Classic, you will be black flagged and have to leave the track.

6/22/2008 @ Galletta's6/12/2008 @ Oswego KartwayOswego’s entrance fee for a driver will be $35. Prizes for the top three include trophies and Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend tickets. We are hoping for at least 50 laps (like last year, though we could go probably over 150 without a refuel), but there is a chance that we are limited to 40 or 35 laps due to so many classes. Iseriously hope this is not the case as it would be a monumental bummer for all of the regulars who want at least 35-40 laps for a regular feature and more than 50 at the least  for the Classic). We would volunteer to go either first or last if it meant that we get at least 50 laps; and this would include the fact that cautions count (and those who are found guilty of being responsible for 3 cautions or is found to be a hazard to themselves, other drivers, the karts, or the track, they will be black flagged and must leave the racing surface). Our class has had the least amount of cautions over the last few weeks and believes that they earned at least a 50 lap Classic. Now for updated points!

2008 Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Kart Point Standings:  
After 13 events at Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2007 -thru- 8/28/2008.

Rank

Driver
(Galletta’s Kart Club veterans have clickable driver profiles)

Karts Piloted

Motor Type(s)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

Matt Stevens Profile“Mighty” Matt Stevens 

Galletta’s #33, 3

5hp Flathead

1216.00

93.54

13

4

4

2

Chris Stevens ProfileChris “Chrusher” Stevens

Galletta’s #8, 4

5hp Flathead

1125.00

86.54

13

1

2

3

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey 

Hockey #00

5hp Flathead

979.00

75.31

13

0

0

4

Joe Hayden #5 (Oswego-only) Joe Hayden

Hayden #5

6.5hp OHV Handicap

600.00

83.33

7

0

3

5

Dick Dann profileDick Dann 

Dann #86

5hp Flathead

571.00

81.57

7

0

1

6

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

Raponi #83,Galletta’s #9

6.5hp OHV Handicap,5hp Flathead

557.00

79.57

7

5

0

7

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

Galletta’s #4

5hp Flathead

536.00

89.33

6

1

1

8

Dave Melfi

Melfi #22

6.5hp OHV Handicap

527.00

75.29

7

0

2

9

Oscar Berry profileOscar Berry

Oz #11, 71

5hp Flathead,6.5hp OHV Handicap

471.00

67.29

7

0

0

10

Buddy Cottom profileBuddy Cottom

Galletta’s #7, #5

5hp Flathead

460.00

92.00

5

1

0

11

Gary Miller's profileGary Miller Sr.

Miller #24,Galletta’s #9

5hp Flathead

365.00

73.00

5

1

0

12

Melissa Gabel profileMelissa Gabel

Galletta’s #3, 80

5hp Flathead

223.00

74.33

3

0

0

13

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips

Phillips #04

5hp Flathead

217.00

72.33

3

0

0

14

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann

Dann #68

5hp Flathead

209.00

69.67

3

0

1

15

Mike MC Howell profileMike “MC” Howell

Galletta’s #6

5hp Flathead

185.00

92.50

2

0

0

16

Missy Berryl profileMissy Berry

Oz #68

6.5hp OHV Handicap

88.00

88.00

1

0

0

17

Mrs. MelfiPeggy Melfi

OHV #66

6.5hp OHV Handicap

84.00

84.00

1

0

0

18

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

Galletta’s #6

5hp Flathead

75.00

75.00

1

0

0

19

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

Galletta’s #1

5hp Flathead

69.00

69.00

1

0

0

20

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

Galletta’s #9

5hp Flathead

65.00

65.00

1

0

0

21

Chris StockhamChris Stockham

Galletta’s #9

5hp Flathead

61.00

61.00

1

0

0

22

Mike PhinneyMike Phinney

Galletta’s #6

5hp Flathead

57.00

57.00

1

0

0

23

Shadow RussellShadow Russell

Galletta’s #2

5hp Flathead

53.00

53.00

1

0

0

24

Kaleb Anderson (1st time driver)Kaleb Anderson

Galletta’s #1

5hp Flathead

49.00

49.00

1

0

0

 

* = Note on motors: The gas 6.5hp motors (dubbed “Outlaws”) raced with 5hp motors for part of the season until neither motor side could agree on rules. Every week would be an argument over “those guys have way more horsepower than us” vs. “those guys are way lighter than us.” No middle ground could be reached, not even racing a 2-in-1 race with two winners and two points systems in one race. When they started using Animal takeout parts, they officially disqualified themselves from the “Gas Stocker” rules. Once the Galletta’s Karting Class was a 100% box stock 5hp Briggs motor class (1990-2004) until these whiners showed up (2004-2005) and refused to race unless they were allowed bigger motors. “Waaaah, waaa, I eat and drink too much and I can’t beat someone only 10-30 lbs. lighter than me, so give me a 1.5hp bigger motor and also let me put racing parts in them so that they get 10 horsepower, waa, waa! Jimmy, they won’t let me race with them and use a bigger motor, waa, waaa!” A whiney complaint that they used from 2004-2008, where track officials forced us to race them, discriminating against our rules and our box stock flathead rules that we created. As of 2008, whiners wanting to drive box stock clones are, as usual, nowhere to be seen when we race with our cheaper-than-box-stock motor class, just because we turn right instead of left. Man, so much whining, so little racing. Anyway, we will no longer race with crybabies who only use bigger motors than us or whine that we turn *”Gasp! They’re different! They turn RIGHT?!* and could never dream of beating us with the same motors and weight because of our near two decades of karting experience. Face it… a cheater is always a loser, but what’s worse is a “sheriff” who encourages cheating, then gets pissed when someone calls it out. Their points are counted in only the races where both 5hp & 6.5hp motors raced in the same race, but excludes one race where Matt raced a 5hp against all 6.5hps and defeated them. They also have their own points separate and not listed here.

 

 

WHEN IS OUR NEXT RACE? EASY! JUST LOOK AT…
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 in 5hp+).
17. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 10th, 2008: Regular Race (Winner: Chris Stevens in 5hp).
18. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 13th, 2008: Cancelled: Rain 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 race: Rained Out. Held the Friday, 7/18 instead.
21. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 24th, 2008: Rained Out.
22. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, July 27th, 2008. Post-Harborfest Race (cancelled: wet track conditions and not enough helpers and drivers.)
23. OSWEGO: Thursday, July 31st, 2008: Practice for Friday Show.
24. OSWEGO: Friday, August 1st, 2008: 40-Lap Money Race (Winner: Matt Stevens x2 in 5hp vs. 5hp and vs. 6.5hp)!
25. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. 55-Lap Race (Winner: Buddy Cottom in 5hp).
26. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 7th, 2008: 30-Lap Race. (Dual-Winners: Joe Hayden 6.5hp & Chris Stevens 5hp.).
27. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 10th, 2008. Regular Race: Rained/Hailed Out.
28. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 14th, 2008: 30-Lap Race (Matt Stevens winner in 5hp).
29. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, August 17th, 2008. Twin 30s (Won by Buddy Cottom & Chris Stevens).
30. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 21st, 2008: Regular Race.
31. GALLETTA’S: August 23rd-27th, 2008. Kart Preparation for Oswego Classic week.
32. OSWEGO: Thursday, August 28th, 2008: 2nd ANNUAL OSWEGO SPEEDWAY DIRT TRACK CLASSIC TIME TRIALS!!! ANYBODY CAN RENT ONE OF OUR KARTS AND RACE AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY’S CLASSIC WEEKEND!!!!!!
–.  GALLETTA’S: LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Off for Classic Weekend/NY State Fair.
33. 
OSWEGO: Thursday, September 4th, 2008: 2nd ANNUAL OSWEGO SPEEDWAY DIRT TRACK CLASSIC!!! ANYBODY CAN RENT ONE OF OUR KARTS AND RACE AT OSWEGO SPEEDWAY’S CLASSIC WEEKEND!!!!!! Also, Oswego Kartway is T.B.A. after this date.
34. GALLETTA’S: Saturday, September 6th, 2008. Regular Race, preferably daytime. Rain-dates are either Friday the 5th, or Sunday the 7th after 5-6pm ONLY.

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).

2008 Gas Stocker Kart TOTAL Point Standings of Oswego County, NY 
After 20 combined events at both Galletta’s and Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2007 -thru- 8/28/2008.

Rank

Name & Karts Piloted
(Galletta’s Veterans have profiles. *5hp flathead stock unless otherwise noted. This points total does not include several 6.5hp-exclusive “Outlaw” races at Oswego. $ =- Guaranteed Oswego Starts in  Galletta’s Karts.)

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Combined Events

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

1

Matt Stevens Profile“Mighty” Matt Stevens $
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 1)

2391.50

119.58

20

4

7

2

Chris Stevens ProfileChris “Chrusher” Stevens $
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 5) 

2274.50

113.73

20

3

4

3

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey 
(Hockey #00, Galletta’s #9, 5) 

1816.00

95.58

19

2

0

4

Buddy Cottom profileBuddy Cottom $
(Galletta’s #6, 1, 7, 0, 0, Phillips #04) 

1402.50

127.50

11

2

2

5

Dick Dann profileDick Dann 
(Dann #86)

1188.00

99.00

12

0

1

6

Gary Miller's profileGary Miller Sr.
(Miller #24, Galletta’s #0, 9)

1099.00

99.91

11

2

0

7

Melissa Gabel profileMelissa Gabel $
(Galletta’s #3, 80, 33)

1084.00

108.40

10

0

0

8

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann 
(Dann #68, 86, Galletta’s #5, 1, Miller #24)

908.00

100.89

9

1

1

9

Ryan Coleman profileFlyin’ Ryan Coleman 
(Galletta’s #9, 7, Miller #24)

743.50

148.70

5

2

2

10

Joe Hayden #5 (Oswego-only) Joe Hayden
(Handicap 6.5hp+ OHV #5)

600.00

85.71

7

0

3

11

JPJohn “JP” Stepien
(Galletta’s #0)

587.50

146.88

4

1

0

12

Mike MC Howell profileMike “M Fn’ C” Howell 
(Galletta’s #5, 6, 9)

584.00

116.80

5

1

0

13

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips
(Phillips #04, Galletta’s #9, 7)

575.00

95.83

6

0

0

14

Eric Raponi #83 (Oswego-only, No profile) Eric Raponi
(Handicap 6.5hp+ OHV #83, Galletta’s #9)

557.00

79.57

7

5

0

15

Wesley Ogre Sevens's driver profile Wes “Ogre” Stevens $
(Galletta’s #4)

536.00

89.33

6

1

1

16

Dave Melfi
(Handicap 6.5hp+ OHV #22)

527.00

75.29

7

0

2

17

Oscar Berry profileOscar Berry
(Berry #11, Handicap 6.5hp #71)

471.00

67.29

7

0

0

18

Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr.
(Miller #24)

147.50

147.50

1

0

0

19

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

142.00

142.00

1

1

0

20

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

124.00

124.00

1

0

0

21

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

119.50

119.50

1

0

0

22

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

113.00

113.00

1

0

0

23

Missy Berryl profileMissy Berry
(6.5hp OHV #67)

88.00

88.00

1

0

0

24

Mrs. MelfiPeggy Melfi
(6.5hp OHV #66)

84.00

84.00

1

0

0

25

Ken Lindsley Jr. in Galletta's #6Ken Lindsley Jr. 
(Galletta’s #6)

75.00

75.00

1

0

0

26

Kenny Lindsley III in Galletta's #1Ken Lindsley III
(Galletta’s #1)

69.00

69.00

1

0

0

27

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

65.00

65.00

1

0

0

28

Chris StockhamChris Stockham
(Galletta’s #9)

61.00

61.00

1

0

0

29

Mike PhinneyMike Phinney
(Galletta’s #6)

57.00

57.00

1

0

0

30

Shadow RussellShadow Russell
(Galletta’s #2)

53.00

53.00

1

0

0

31

Kaleb Anderson (1st time driver)Kaleb Anderson
(Galletta’s #1)

49.00

49.00

1

0

0

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 SpeedwayKartway.

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, but yet you can be instantly competitive for just a couple hundred dollars IF you’re a good driver. 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. But it’s not just them you have to race. Our regular drivers are all talented and experienced. You can 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! Make your own or rent one of our racing team karts. Sound like fun? Read on, explore the website, and join us!

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Galletta’s is a backyard karting track that does not charge anybody to watch or race (though we ask for clay donations). If you want to rent a fast Galletta’s 5hp Gas Stocker Kart on Oswego’s dirt karting tracks, then inquire! There’s always at least one or more karts open and waiting to be raced! Bring your own 5hp gas stocker kart or rent one of ours and join us! We usually run 8-12 kart races weekly, but we’d love to have more on both tracks that we race at, so we ask for more people joining us. Experienced drivers or beginners? It doesn’t matter, you can race! Interested? Call us up! Plus, everybody is getting tuned up for the Oswego Speedway Classic weekend at Oswego Kartway. Did you ever think that you could be racing at the famed Speedway on Classic weekend? You can, and for VERY affordably. Rent one of our karts for $20 a week (averaging around 100-130 laps of action on two different Oswego tracks), or we’ll help you buy or create your own for just a few hundred dollars. Call us up or email us and find out more details.

5hp gas stocker race at Galletta's Speedway on 7/18/2008.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). NEW SPECIAL DEAL: If you rent a Galletta’s racing kart for $20 at Galletta’s on a weekend race (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday), then you can also drive it at Oswego the same week (a Thursday or Friday) for free (just help us load up or truck the kart)! Why allow someone to race our karts for free at Oswego? Because we are seeking new drivers on BOTH tracks after a transitional period of some retiring veteran drivers, some drivers jumping to different (more expensive) divisions, and lack of new developing rookies, and Oswego already has a entrance fee to consider anyway. We want more drivers, and we’ll cover your gas if you race with us at Galletta’s on Sundays. 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. Go ahead and try your own for anything less.  Now the season recaps…

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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

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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