The 2nd Annual Oswego Speedway Dirt Classic
at Oswego Kartway on September 4th, 2008

The 2-DVD set is around 4 hours & 25 minutes and contains Time Trials for all divisions, WKA Medium B-Main, WKA Junior 1, WKA Junior 2, Quarter-Midgets, WKA Medium, SWD Galletta’s Gas Stockers, WKA Heavy, Open, OHV Gas Outlaws, and WKA Champ kart Classics. All in high-quality 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround Sound, and two camera angles of nearly all of the action. As bonus material, the disc also contains a race-by-race recap of the 2008 Galletta’s Karting Club season (so far) between 5/8/2008 through 8/21/2008. Below is the menu of the DVD contents. DVD set is $10 in person, $13 by mail.

 


2008 Oswego Kartway Classic DVD set!Chris, Wes, and Matt Stevens sweep top 3 spots 2 years in a row at Oswego Kartway Classic!The Galletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #15 & 16 2-DVD Set – THE 2008 OSWEGO KARTWAY CLASSIC:
The 2-DVD set to this event is around 4 hours & 25 minutes and contains Time Trials for all divisions, WKA Medium B-Main, WKA Junior 1, WKA Junior 2, Quarter-Midgets, WKA Medium, SWD Gas Stockers, WKA Heavy, Open, OHV Gas Outlaws, and WKA Champ kart Classics. 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround, and two camera angles of all of the action. Plus, a bonus recap of the 2008 Galletta’s Karting Club season leading up to the Classic between 5/8/2008 through 8/21/2008. DVD set is $10 in person, $13 by mail.  Price $10.

 


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Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at Oswego Kartway
THE 2ND ANNUAL OSWEGO SPEEDWAY DIRT CLASSIC
Single-Wheel-Drive Gas Stocker Flathead Kart (AKA “Galletta’s”) Division:

 Chris, Wes, and Matt Stevens sweep top 3 spots 2 years in a row at Oswego Kartway Classic!

On THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2008, the Galletta’s Karting Club participated in THE OSWEGO KARTWAY‘S 2nd ANNUAL DIRT TRACK CLASSIC at THE OSWEGO SPEEDWAYThough the karts kicked off Classic Weekend’s racing action originally scheduled for AUGUST 28th, 2008, it was the rain that took center stage after the conclusion of the time trials. Although Dick Dann won the 3-day Classic Weekend pass with his fastest gas-powered kart time of the night, the rest of the show was postponed and held on 9/4/2008, and it saw the inventors of Single-Wheel-Drive Gas Stocker racing;Wes, Matt, and Chris Stevens sweep the top three spots in the Gas Stocker Classic for the 2nd year in a row (but not without some controversy on the final lap).

The Classic was started via the order of our time-trials held on August 28th, 2008. However, two that qualified could not make it due to work (Buddy Cottom and Gary Miller Sr.), so our field was two shorter than it would have been. Fastest-time that night went to Dick Dann, who – much to the surprise of all the other drivers in the class – debuted a Raptor Carburetor, which was not previously approved by the Galletta’s Karting Club rules committee (all other carbs are Briggs box stock 90s style fixed carburetors).


This YouTube clip is a low-resolution rundown of the Gas Stocker Feature (The DVD has the complete races from every division in high quality audio and video).

Early leader Dick Dann (Dann #86) was pressured by the undisputed World-Class king (and 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 Defending Points Champion) of the Gas Stocker Karts, Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) for four laps before Dick spun in turn 4 due to the loose track. Matt then led until lap 17, where his brother Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8) caught him in lapped traffic and made the pass. He was followed through the hole by Wes Stevens (Galletta’s #4). Chris led until Matt was able to pick off both he and Wes. On a late restart, Chris attempted to pass Matt but went too high, and Wes passed him. Matt slowly pulled away and led unchallenged until the events of the final lap….


This YouTube video shows our confusing Gas Stocker finale from two camera angles. On the white flag lap, a corner-man throws the yellow, probably because the dry and dusty track conditions made the white flag look yellow. Leader of the event, and defending 2007 Oswego Gas Mixed-Motor Track Champion and 2008 Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Points Leader Matt Stevens had a large lead, but when seeing the yellow, slowed up. 2nd-place runner Wesley Stevens and 3rd-place runner Chris Stevens also saw it and slowed. However, the checkered flag waved, and Wes Stevens then put his hand down and gunned it across the finish line, passing Matt by a bumper at the stripe. Matt, who did not see a checker, and had no idea that the checker could be thrown during a caution, was confused, and then utterly speechless and devastated when the track announced that Wes Stevens, who led zero laps, was declared the winner. By the time everybody figured out what happened, Wes was having his picture taken and the WKA Heavy class was fired up and ready to roll. Matt expressed his disappointment on this Oswego Kartway message board thread here, which led to a few nice comments and a few nasty ones. In the end, however, Wes, Matt, and Chris still all swept the top-3 spots in the Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Kart (formerly “Racing Yard Kart”) division Classic for the first two years, and Wes gave the 1st-place trophy to Matt (though he rejected it on principle), so in the end, it really doesn’t matter.

Final Order of Finish for the 2nd Annual
2008 Oswego Kartway “Gas Stocker” Kart Classic:

Pos.

Name (Kart Piloted)  

Laps Completed

* Tie 1

Wes StevensWes “Ogre” Stevens
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
45
 

* Tie 1

Matt StevensMatt Stevens
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
45
 

3

Chris StevensChris Stevens
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
45
 

4

Russ HockeyRuss Hockey
(Hockey Motorsports #00)
45
 

5

Chris StockhamChris Stockham
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
45
 

6

Melissa GabelMelissa Gabel
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #80)
44
 

7

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips
(L&K Small Engine #04)
44
 

8

Mike PhinneyMike Phinney
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
43
 

9

Shadow RussellShadoe Russell
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
43
 

10

Kaleb Anderson (1st time driver)Kaleb Anderson
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
30
 

11

Dick DannDick Dann
(Dann Destroyer #86)
20
 

12

Buddy CottomBuddy Cottom **
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
0
 

13

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr. **
(Gary Miller Racing #24)
0
 

14

No Available Driver (Galletta’s #0) 0
 

15

No Available Driver (Galletta’s #3) 0
 

16

No Available Driver (Galletta’s #5) 0

* = Matt Stevens was leading by a large margin on the final lap and saw a yellow flag from a corner-man going into the final corner and slowed. He was never passed under green, and only passed under a simultaneous yellow/checker at the finish line by his dad Wes Stevens, who was announced the winner on the track and presented the trophy and Victory Lane picture. The top three or four karters all saw the yellow (which wound up being a false one, as no wrecks or spins occurred) and slowed, making the finish anti-climatic. For this special circumstance, the Galletta’s Points system will count it as a tie, splitting the points and the win equally between Matt & Wes.
** = Buddy Cottom & Gary Miller both missed the show due to work. Since they paid and qualified their karts on the previous Thursday, they are still awarded points and placement (with earned starting order as finishing order). Shameful that the Kartway did not refund them. Common with such folks.

2008 Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Kart Final Point Standings:  
After 14 events at Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2007 -thru- 9/4/2008 Classic.

 

Rank

 

Driver

 

Karts Piloted

 

Motor Type(s)

 

Total Points (Place)

 

Average Points Per Event

 

Events

 

Heat Wins

 

Feature Wins

Matt Stevens2008 Oswego Kartway Track Champion:“Mighty” Matt Stevens

 

Galletta’s #33, 33, 3

 

5hp Flathead

 

1428.00

 

102.00

 

14

 

4

 

4.5*

 

2

 

Chris Stevens profileChris “Chrusher” Stevens

 

Galletta’s #8, 4

 

5hp Flathead

 

1318.00

 

94.14

 

14

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey 

 

Hockey #00

 

5hp Flathead

 

1119.00

 

79.93

 

14

 

0

 

0

 

4

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

 

Galletta’s #4

 

5hp Flathead

 

728.00

 

104.00

 

7

 

1

 

1.5*

 

5

Dick DannDick Dann 

 

Dann #86

 

5hp Flathead

 

669.00

 

83.63

 

8

 

0

 

1

 

6

Joe Hayden #5 (Oswego-only) Joe Hayden

 

Hayden #5

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

600.00

 

83.33

 

7

 

0

 

3

 

7

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

 

Raponi #83 (OHV), Galletta’s #9 (5hp)

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap, 5hp Flathead

 

557.00

 

79.57

 

7

 

5

 

0

 

8

Buddy CottomBuddy Cottom

 

Galletta’s #7, #5

 

5hp Flathead

 

548.00

 

91.33

 

6

 

1

 

0

 

9

 

Dave Melfi

 

Melfi #22

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

527.00

 

75.29

 

7

 

0

 

2

 

10

Oscar Berry profileOscar “I Blew Another Motor” Berry

 

Oz #11, 71

 

5hp Flathead,6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

471.00

 

67.29

 

7

 

0

 

0

 

11

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr.

 

Miller #24, Galletta’s #9

 

5hp Flathead

 

447.00

 

74.50

 

6

 

1

 

0

 

12

Melissa GabelMelissa Gabel

 

Galletta’s #3, 80

 

5hp Flathead

 

357.00

 

89.25

 

4

 

0

 

0

 

13

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips

 

Phillips #04

 

5hp Flathead

 

335.00

 

83.75

 

4

 

0

 

0

 

14

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileWavin’ Nick Dann

 

Dann #68

 

5hp Flathead

 

209.00

 

69.67

 

3

 

0

 

1

 

15

 

Chris StockhamChris Stockham

 

Galletta’s #9

 

5hp Flathead

 

193.00

 

96.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

16

Mike MC Howell profileMike “MC” Howell

 

Galletta’s #6, 9

 

5hp Flathead

 

185.00

 

92.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

17

 

Mike PhinneyMike Phinney

 

Galletta’s #6

 

5hp Flathead

 

169.00

 

84.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

18

Shadow RussellShadoe “The Shadow” Russell

 

Galletta’s #2

 

5hp Flathead

 

159.00

 

79.50

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

19

 

Kaleb Anderson (1st time driver)Kaleb Anderson

 

Galletta’s #1

 

5hp Flathead

 

149.00

 

74.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

20

Missy Berryl profileMissy Berry

 

Oz #68

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

88.00

 

88.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

21

 

Mrs. MelfiPeggy “Last Place Yee-Haw” Welfi

 

OHV #66

 

6.5hp OHV Handicap

 

84.00

 

84.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

22

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

Galletta’s #6

 

5hp Flathead

 

75.00

 

75.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

23

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

Galletta’s #1

 

5hp Flathead

 

69.00

 

69.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

24

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

Galletta’s #9

 

5hp Flathead

 

65.00

 

65.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

* = Win: The 2008 Oswego Kartway Gas Stocker Classic ended under caution on the final lap, and has a controversial finale. Matt Stevens was leading by a large margin and saw a yellow flag. He never passed under green, and only passed under a simultaneous yellow-checker by Wes Stevens, who was announced the winner on the track. For this special circumstance, the Galletta’s Points system will count it as a tie, splitting the points and the win equally between Matt and Wes, although the track officially named Wes Stevens as the winner.
Notes on motors: The gas 6.5hp motors (who dubbed themselves “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, as they voted us out of the 2-in-1 race system because of an alleged and mysterious “controversy” and “whining.” 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 won. They also have their own points separate and not listed here… oops, nope, never mind, Oscar threw it away between blown motors and crashes. 😉

Additional pictures from the 2008 Oswego Kartway Classic!:
Chris Stevens takes 3rd (with his wife "Aou" Rungnapha)Wes "Ogre" Stevens steals 1st place!Matt technically won, but is scored 2nd by track officials.Galletta's Kart Club founders sweep top 3 two years straight!
And Kevin Doty has additional snapshots of all of the winners (and some of the karts) on his website here
Wes "Weasel" Stevens sneaks off with the 1st place trophy!Matt Stevens deserved to win it, but followed the yellow flag and got his win stolen... by his dad! LOL!Chris Stevens won it all last year, but settled for 3rd this year.Chris Stockham took 5th in our class, but also raced other all other adult classes and won trophies.

1/2009 UPDATE – OUR DIVISION BANNED FROM OSWEGO KARTWAY FOR NO LOGICAL OR RATIONAL REASON, CITES PERSONAL BIAS AGAINST US AND RESORTED TO CHILDISH NAME-CALLING AGAINST US IN THE PROCESS: 
The whole story of Galletta's Karting Club and Oswego KartwayHowever, this event appears to be the final race for the Galletta’s Karting Club at Oswego Kartway. The reason is that the track operator “Jimmay” James Losurdo 
banned our 1-WD  Gas Stocker class from competition at the Oswego Kartway because he personally does not like us – called us whiners and stated, “Matt will never again win another race at MY track!”Odd and irrational, considering that we have (1) an established and highly affordable class (2) which has fully supported the track bringing 6-15 karts (with paying customers) per week ever since it’s inception [in 2006],(3) gave free promotion and countless ideas to, (4) produced weekly DVDs of their events for two years,(5) created uncompensated and unpaid logos and banners for [that were used on the website, on all of the victory stickers, and above shown trophies for a full year], (6) never verbally or physically fought at, (7)never had one severe crash or injury at, and (8) raced at despite the track operator’s irrational refusal to acknowledge our simple point scoring and motor rule set. The ban is yet to be answered neither logically, fairly, calmly, nor rationally by the track operator, who replaced us with a fledgling clone class named “Pro Stock” , which is again a strange contradiction because we were stock 5.0-hp clone motors from 1995-2008 (with only allowed mod: shaved heads from 2005-08) until Jimmy forced us to heavily modify them to race against bigger motors (6.5-hp OHV with Animal take-out parts) on his track in the last two seasons. The man, in our humble opinion, is a double-minded, self-contradictory, hot-headed, temper-tantrum prone, and easily-angered person, thus making him an incompetent track operator. In our opinion, the track would likely be a much larger success if not for him holding it back with his irrational anger, illogical rules, rash judgments, and belligerently barking at and kicking out everybody to whom he has even a minor disagreement with. Don’t believe us? Look where he called us many angry & childish names while booting us. You can read about his rants and discuss the situation in this large message board thread here. He did not act like a professional track operator should. All comments, debate points, and opinions on all sides are welcome, and will not be deleted. We believe in freedom of speech & debate. The Galletta’s Kart club will race on our own backyard speedway track and all local tracks that allow us our simple rule set and points system formula in the following seasons. We will not be back at Oswego until the track operator has been replaced by a more level-headed and reasonable person, which would not be very difficult considering the facts. Thank you for your support, and see you at Galletta’s and any other track other than the Oswego Kartway. The whole story is found here. Now back to the rest of our 2008 season at Galletta’s:

 

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!!!!!! Winner: Dick Dann.
–.  GALLETTA’S: LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Off for Classic Weekend/NY State Fair/Labor Day.
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!!!!!! OSWEGO KARTWAY SCHEDULE CANCELLED DUE TO CONTROVERSY!
34. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, September 7th, 2008. Twin-Features !!
35. GALLETTA’S: Saturday, September 13th, 2008. (Bye-week/open date)
36. GALLETTA’S: Saturday, September 20th, 2008. Probable date for the 13th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic Time Trials! (VOTE!)
37. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, September 21st, 2008. Probable date for the 13th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic! Probable 3pm start, 200 laps!
37. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, October 12th, 2008. Fall Series Twin-30s
38. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, October 19th, 2008. Fall Series Twin-30s 
39. GALLETTA’S: Friday, October 24th, 2008. Fall Series Twin-30s.
40. GALLETTA’S: Sunday November 2nd, 2008. Fall Series 45-Lap Finale.
41. Next race is June 2009 at Galletta’s Go-Kart Club’s Backyard Speedway! See you then!

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 The Planet  
After 21 combined events at both Galletta’s and Oswego Kartway from 5/8/2008 -thru- 9/7/2008.

 

 

Rank

Name (& Karts Piloted)
All Motors are 5hp Gas Stockers. 6.5hp “Outlaws” are removed, wins given to highest-scoring 5hp. Regulars have clickable driver profiles.

Total 2-TrackPoints (Place)

 

Average Points Per Event

Total
Events

TotalHeat Wins

TotalFeature Wins

 

1

 

Matt Stevens“Mighty” Matt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 1, 2)

 

2815.50

 

127.98

 

22

 

4

 

11.5*

 

2

 

Chris StevensChris “Chrusher” Stevens 
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 5, 7) 

 

2618.50

 

119.02

 

22

 

3

 

5

 

3

 

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

 

2241.50

 

101.98

 

21

 

2

 

0

 

4

 

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

 

1490.50

 

124.21

 

12

 

2

 

2

 

5

Melissa GabelMelissa Gabel 
(Galletta’s #80, 80, 33)

 

1397.00

 

116.42

 

12

 

0

 

0

 

6

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

 

1343.00

 

103.31

 

13

 

2

 

0

 

7

Dick DannDick Dann 
(Dann #86)

 

1206.00

 

100.50

 

12

 

0

1

 

8

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

 

847.00

 

105.88

 

8

 

0

 

0

 

9

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

 

840.50

 

105.06

 

8

 

1

 

1

 

10

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

 

743.50

 

148.70

 

5

 

2

 

2

 

11

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

 

728.00

 

104.00

 

7

 

1

 

1.5*

 

12

JPJohn “JP” Stepien
(Galletta’s #0)

 

587.50

 

146.88

 

4

 

1

 

0

 

13

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

 

584.00

 

116.80

 

5

 

1

 

0

 

14

Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr. 
(Miller #24, Galletta’s #6)

 

366.50

 

183.25

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

15

 

Chris StockhamChris Stockham
(Galletta’s #9)

 

193.00

 

96.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

16

 

Mike PhinneyMike Phinney
(Galletta’s #6)

 

169.00

 

84.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

17

 

Shadow RussellShadow Russell

(Galletta’s #2)

 

159.00

 

79.50

 

2

 

0

 

0

 

18

 

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

 

149.00

 

74.50

 

2

 

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

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

75.00

 

75.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

24

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

69.00

 

69.00

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

25

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

65.00

 

65.00

 

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!