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!

FALL CHALLENGE TWIN-30s at GALLETTA’S on OCTOBER 24th, 2008:
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Yet another Fall Challenge Twin-30 Race Night was held on Friday, October 24th, 2008, as they are very popular with all active drivers because it gives a reset and a chance for potentially two winners per night. On a special Friday Night show (to avoid the predicted rainfalls on the weekend), Chris Stevens won the first 30-lapper in his trusty old Galletta’s #5, and Nick Dann won the second; his first feature ever at Galletta’s to add to his first feature ever at Oswego earlier in the year, and it comes in the Galletta’s #7.

This means 6 Feature winners in 6 Fall races at Galletta’s! Can’t get any closer competition than that! And no weighing down winners, no allowing bigger motors, and no whining and fighting either! Wow! 

Close Racing early in the 1st Feature!

The first feature saw Melissa Gabel lead the half the race in her Scissors N’ Fur/Galletta’s #80 kart after Larry Phillips and Nick Dann crashed in the lead. However, unlike last week, Melissa’s kart was ill-handling, and Chris Stevens passed her midway and pulled away to lead the rest of the show in his Galletta’s #5 kart to score a win. Nick Dann scored 2nd (in the Galletta’s #7), Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #1) got 3rd, Russ Hockey (Hockey #00) got 4th, Dick Dann (Dann #68) got 5th, and Larry Phillips (L&K #04) got 6th, and Melissa Gabel scored 7th in her #80.

Close karting action in the 2nd Feature!

The second feature saw Melissa Gabel AGAIN lead the half the race in her Scissors N’ Fur/Galletta’s #80 kart. However, Nick Dann was flying (again in the Galletta’s #7) and broke out into the lead. Matt (this time in his Galletta’s #3) and Chris Stevens (#5) followed in hot pursuit, and although Matt attempted several passes, he was unable to get Nick, and Chris then sealed off Matt. Matt was unable to pass both Nick and Chris, which Nick scored his first career feature win at Galletta’s to bookend his win at Oswego earlier this season. Nick Dann scored 1st (in the Galletta’s #7), Chris Stevens scored 2nd (Galletta’s #5, Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3) got 3rd, Russ Hockey (Hockey #00) got 4th, Melissa Gabel survived a late-race flip when her tie-rod bolt came loose and scored 5th (in her Galletta’s #80), Larry Phillips (L&K #04) got 6th, and Dick Dann got 7th (after the Dann #68 broke down – broken spoiler and broken drivewheel hub – and he finished the race in the Galletta’s #4).

Nick Dann & Chris Stevens win the Twin 30s at Galletta's on 10/24/2008
Side-note: Chris has been racing with (and won this race with) the same exact motor that Ryan Coleman stopped racing with mid-season because Gary Miller told him (and his mom and friend JP) that it was a ‘slow motor’ and Ryan fell for it. Ah, that’s our Gary! Chris proved how fast it is being the only pull-away winner so far in this Fall Series (so far 6 Feature races and 6 different winners, and Larry came VERY close to winning one as well).  Again, on a side-note, we prove whiney, self-proclaimed outlaws and outsiders wrong by buying “OUT-OF-PRODUCTION” motors on ebay for $20-150 and making them race-winning-fast with just a little sweat and grease! 😉
Now, we can look at the…

 2008 Fall Challenge Karting Series at Galletta’s
After three events between 10/12/2008 and 10/24/2008:

Rank

Name & Karts Piloted

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events
Attended

Features Raced

Feature Wins

1

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

526.50

175.50

3

6

1

2

Matt Stevens“Mighty” Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 2, 1, 33, 9)

513.50

171.17

3

6

1

3

Melissa GabelMelissa Gabel
(Galletta’s #80)

486.50

162.17

3

6

1

4

Russ HockeyRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00)

458.50

152.83

3

6

1

5

Larry PhillipsLarry Phillips
(Phillips #04)

402.50

134.17

3

6

0

6

Tricky Nicky Dann's profileNick Dann
(Galletta’s #7)

326.50

163.25

2

4

1

7

Dick DannDick Dann
(Dann #68, Galletta’s #4)

319.50

155.25

2

4

1

8

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

172.50

172.50

1

2

0

9

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

128.00

128.00

1

2

0

 

Now… where are these nine active karters on…
THE GALLETTA’S KARTING SPEEDWAY
ALL-TIME POINT STANDINGS?
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Matt Stevens, Buddy Cottom, Chris Stevens & Russ Hockey took the top 4 at the 2008 Galletta's Klassic 200!The Galletta’s Kart Club 2008 Volume #18 & 19 DVD set – THE 2008 GALLETTA’S KLASSIC & FALL SERIES!:
At the GALLETTA’S GO-KART SPEEDWAY on a crisp and cool Sunday, September 21st, 2008, we held the 13th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic 200!!! Two angles of the 200 lapper, the first in Galletta’s (and possibly all) karting history. Also includes the Fall Challenge Series races on  October 12th, 2008, October 19th, 2008, October 24th, 2008, and November 2nd, 2008. Price $10.


Come on out! There is no other organized race club in the area can you race your own kart for free, help you work on your kart when you need it, or rent a competitive, race-winning kart for $15 (for 50-60 laps on our large track), and have full points records back nearly a decade. Don’t be a driver that either never tried or worse yet quit after a couple of races and miss all of the extremely affordable fun. Nothing can beat the speed and competition for the price anywhere in the world. Nearly 200 different drivers in nearly 200 events since 2000 can’t be wrong. Also, in closing, a certain bald-headed, toothless, hair-chested fly on the wall told us that Oswego Karway will be cooking up a scheme to kick us out. Hmm…. PS: Oh, BTW, this race is also named, “The Gary-Miller-Said-‘I’m-Done-Because-I-Don’t-Know-How-To-Fix-My-Gas-Stocker-Nor-Can-I-Afford-To-Race-Them-For-Free-Anymore-So-I-Will-Race-WKA-Asphalt-Road-Course-Karts-Because-I-Can-Certainly-Afford-Them-And-Also-Fix-And-Maintain-Them-For-Cheaper-Than-Free-I-Looked-Into-Them-And-They-Are-Cheaper-And-Easier-To-Maintain-Than-Bullshit-Lollygag-Around-Galletta’s-That-Matt-Doesn’t-Make-My-Own-Kart-Fast-Enough-For-Me-For-Free-Anymore-So-I’ll-Sell-My-Stripped-Frames-For-$400-And-Steve-Gioia-Told-Me-That-Galletta’s-Ain’t-Allowed-At-Oswego-No-More-Because-They-Are-Too-Dangerous-For-That-Track-And-Russ-Hockey-Is-After-Me-Tryin’-To-Wreck-Me-All-The-Time-So-I’m-Gonna-Punch-Him-In-The-Face-That-Sonovab***’ Twin-30s.” Wow, that was a mouthful name of a race! 😀 He ain’t happy until he lies and badmouths us to everybody he knows, and often to people that he himself speaks very poorly of behind their backs as well, like he spoke poorly about Ryan to all who cared to listen the weeks before. Talk about gratitude for all the free help Matt gives him with his karts! {:^/

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: 30 Laps – Winner: Wes Stevens in 5hp.
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!!!2-Laps – Fast Time Winner: Dick Dann.
–.  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!!! Winners: Top three trophy spots go to Wes, Matt, and Chris Stevens!
34. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, September 7th, 2008: Twin 35s won by Matt Stevens & Gary Miller Jr.
35. GALLETTA’S: September 8th-20th, 2008. Preparation/Bye-Week for 13th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic!
36. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, September 21st, 2008. The 13th Annual Galletta’s Kart Klassic: 200 laps!!! Winner: Matt Stevens
37. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, October 12th, 2008. Fall Series Twin-30s (Won by Russ Hockey and Matt Stevens).
38. GALLETTA’S: Sunday, October 19th, 2008. Fall Series Twin-30s (Won by Melissa Gabel and Dick Dann).
39. GALLETTA’S: Friday, October 24th, 2008. Fall Series Twin-30s. (Won by Chris Stevens and Nick Dann.)
40. OPEN DATES/RAIN DATES/FALL CHALLENGE SERIES after this date. We plan to race every weekend until the weather stops cooperating, so please call for dates & times!

Key:
GALLETTA’S = Race located at John J. Galletta Memorial Karting Speedway (Behind Galletta’s Greenhouse in the Town of Oswego, NY).
OSWEGO = Race located at Oswego Kartway (Behind Oswego Speedway ).

Our "Away" track: Oswego Kartway!T he Galletta’s Go-Karting Club was founded by brothers Matt and Chris Stevens in the early 1990ss 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, 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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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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