Galletta’s Karting Club – 2010 Season, Event #3 – Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20th, 2010:

Jared Halstead – a racer in only his 2nd full race event at Galletta’s and brother-in-law of last week’s winner – won the 12-kart, Father’s Day 45-Lap Feature in the Galletta’s #9,  leading every lap from his pole starting position, although he had to hold off challenges from George Russell, Matt Stevens, and even a loose header. Here he is posing with his father.  Three events, three feature winners so far this season, making it again for another close competitive season at Galletta’s.

YOUTUBE VIDEO PART 1 – HEATS & QUALIFIERS:

YOUTUBE VIDEO PART 2 – FEATURE EVENT:

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Fourteen drivers battled it out between only twelve available karts in the June 20th, 2010 Father’s Day 45 at Galletta’s. For three weeks in a row, a rainy Saturday made for a wet track on Sunday, but for the first time this year, it wasn’t so bad that we couldn’t race. Still made for a wet low groove in Turn 2 and going up the 1st half of the back stretch, but it was still a very good race.

6/20/2010 Oswego Dirt Karting

First we had a Rookie/Novice 20-Lap Qualifier race included 2 returning novices (Chad Leroy and Jeff Tetro) and two 1st-timers at Galletta’s (Dave Latulip and Justin Lamb). Dave is a racer at Oswego’s dirt track, where he has won a handful of the Clone features. All raced well and we hope they had fun. The qualifier finished as follows:

6/20/2010 Rookie/Novice 20-Lap Heat:
1st. Dave Latulip (Galletta’s #5)
2nd. Chad Leroy (Galletta’s #2)
3rd. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #1)
4th. Justin Lamb (Galletta’s #6)

Like last week, if a driver misses a race due to work or family, they are allowed a make-up race. They will be credited on the end of the race that they missed. This week, we only had 1 make-up-race driver, who took the track with the rookie-novices and earned his bonus make-up points to keep him alive in the point standings.

6/20/2010’s 5-Lap B-Main [for Make-up Bonus Points for 6/14/2010]:
13th. Dick Dann (Dann Destroyer #86)

Again, many people think it is odd that Galletta’s Race Club is just one unique class of 1-WD Gas Flathead Karts with no weight or age divisions. We have one class with weight-to-power handicap, meaning a handicap system for heavier drivers. The biggest guys are allowed a little more horsepower (header, cam and gear) to make up for their handicap.  For one, it allows us a bigger class, and we all believe that it is WAY more fun to test your skills with more people and people of different ages and weights out there instead of a handful of drivers per class.

6/20/2010 Oswego Dirt Karting Club

The first heat had a WILD  RIDE that scared everybody who saw it. On the 1st lap, local speedway flag-man and part-time Galletta’s Club driver Michael Howell (AKA “MC”) tried a pass attempt and caught wheels with Chad Leroy. MC then flipped into the infield, and ripped his pants exposing his underwear for the remainder of the evening. He seemed ok upon repeated questioning and continued the race.

Regular 10-Lap Heat 1:
1st. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4)
2nd. Jared Halstead (Galletta’s #9)
3rd. Arnold “A.J.” Nason (Galletta’s #6)
4th. Michael “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #0)
5th. Chad Leroy (Galletta’s #2)
6th. Dick Dann (Dann Destroyer #86)
7th.  Justin Lamb (Galletta’s #5)

Doeman leads a pack of 7 racers at Galletta's in a 6/20/2010 heat.

Heat 2 saw Matt and Melissa come together on lap 1. But Matt recovered and was able to steal another win by nipping George Russell at the finish line by literally a bumper or less.

Regular 10-Lap Heat 2:
1st. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
2nd. George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
3rd. Dave Latulip (Galletta’s #5)
4th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #1)
5th. Tim Galletta (Galletta’s #7)
6th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
7th. Melissa Stevens (Stevens #19, #80)

6/20/2010 Consi at Galletta's Backyard Dirt Karting Club between Chad Leroy and Justin Lamb

We had more drivers than karts this evening, and we had to have an elimination race that unfortunately had to eliminate two drivers from the feature because we were 2 karts short. Since Michael “MC” Howell elected to flag instead of race, the race for the final seat was just between 2 drivers for 1 kart.

8-Lap Consi:
1st. Chad Leroy (Galletta’s #5)
2nd. Justin Lamb  (Galletta’s #1)

Jared Halstead started on the pole and set a fast pace for the event, closely followed by George Russell. Melissa Stevens had a wild solo wreck in turn 4, and the newbies had several cautions early on – slowing up the show a bit, and the suddenly retired and disappeared, but other than that, it was a bumper-to-bumper train race from 1st through 9th – just plain old CLOSE racing, again proving our new handicap power-to-weight system (on top of our handicap start system) to be spot on.

Bumper-to-bumper racing (Jared, Matt, George, and Chris)

 The bumper-to-bumper CLEAN racing went on all night, specially at the end of the race, with only Matt making a few skillful passes to work past his brother and George Russell on the same spot. When George momentarily slowed, Matt trapped Chris behind him and passed them both to move into 2nd.

The feature was led all 45 laps by Jared Halstead from his handicapped pole position, holding off pass attempts from George Russell and Matt Stevens (seen nearly getting the pass here), which was nearly the same result as last week’s race with Jared’s brother-in-law, Tim Galletta. Speaking of points-leader Tim, he was flying, but a late-race slip off the track with a lap to go dropped him from 5th to 9th. With only 1 lap to go, and the karts so closely matched, just not enough time to get any positions back.

6/22/2010 45-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish::
1st. Jared Halstead (Galletta’s #9)
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
3rd. George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4)
5th. Dick Dann (Dann Destroyer #86)
6th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #0)
7th. Melissa Stevens (Stevens #80, #19)
8th. A.J. Nason (Galletta’s #6)
9th. Tim Galletta (Galletta’s #7)
10th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26) [DNF]
11th. Chad Leroy (Galletta’s #1) [DNF]
12th. Dave Latulip (Galletta’s #5) [DNF]
13th. Justin Lamb (–) [DNS]
14th. Michael “mc” Howell (–) [DNS]

[DNF] = Did Not Finish all 45-laps
[DNS] = Not Enough Open Karts To Start

Make-up-Race Credit:
15th. Russ Bartlett (Hammerd #35) [credit from 7/11/2010]
16th. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00) [credit from 8/29/2010]
17th. Larry Phillips (L&K Small Engine #04) [credit from 9/24/2010]
18th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7) [credit from 9/24/2010]
19th. Randy Platt (Chrusher.com #74) [credit from 9/24/2010]

2010 Galletta’s Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 3 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 6/20/2010. Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-2009 are found on this webpage

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
[Hyperlinked Borders have Drivers Profile]

Years Pro at Galletta’s

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Event

Events

Features

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

Feature Win %

All-Time Galletta’s Feature Wins

1st

Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(Galletta’s #7)

2nd

482.5

160.83

3

3

0

1

33%

1

2nd

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 33) T

15th

431.0

143.67

3

3

2

0

0%

94

3rd

George Russell in Galletta's #2George Russell
(Galletta’s #2)

2nd

413.5

137.83

3

3

0

0

0%

0

4th

Chris StevensChris Stevens
(Galletta’s #4, 8)

15th

405.0

135.00

3

3

1

0

0%

53

5th

Jared Halstead
(Galletta’s #0, 9) @

1st

400.0

133.33

3

3

0

1

33%

0

6th

Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens
(Stevens #19, 80)

4th

368.0

122.67

3

3

0

0

0%

3

7th

Dick Dann profileDick Dann
(Dann #86) @

5th

296.5

98.83

3

3

0

0

0%

4

8th

Shadoe Russell in Galletta's #1Shadoe Russell
(Doe Racing #26)

2nd

287.0

95.67

3

3

0

0

0%

0

9th

AJ Nason
(Galletta’s #6) @

1st

272.0

90.67

3

3

0

0

0%

0

10th

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey
(Hockey #00) @

4th

200.0

100.00

2

2

0

0

0%

3

  

11th

Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr.
(Miller #24, Galletta’s #5)

5th

192.0

96.00

2

2

0

0

0%

1

12th

Chris Carroll
(Galletta’s #9) @

1st

181.0

90.50

2

2

0

0

0%

0

13th

Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #1) @

1st

174.0

87.00

2

2

1

0

0%

0

14th

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

6th

167.5

167.50

1

1

1

1

100%

6

15th

Jeff Tetro (in Galletta's #1)Jeff Tetro
(Galletta’s #0, 1)

1st

129.0

129.00

1

1

0

0

0%

0

16th

Russell Bartlett
(Galletta’s #6)

1st

105.0

105.00

1

1

0

0

0%

0

17th

David Latulip (in Galletta's #5)Dave Latulip
(Galletta’s #5)

1st

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0%

0

18th

Chad Leroy (in Galletta's #2)Chad Leroy
(Galletta’s #2, 5, 1)

1st

103.0

103.00

1

1

0

0

0%

0

19th

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

3rd

98.5

98.50

1

1

0

0

0%

1

20th

Justin Lamb (in Galletta's #6)Justin Lamb
(Galletta’s #6, 1)

1st

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0%

0

21st

Michael A. Howell (AKA MC) in Galletta's #0 KartMichael “mc” Howell
(Galletta’s #0)

3rd

72.0

72.00

1

1

0

0

0%

0

22nd

Pace Kart Driver - Collin Miller - Galletta's #0 (Time Trialed 7th!)Collin Miller
(Miller #24)

1st

44.0

44.00

1

1

0

0

0%

0

  

Key:
@ = Used Make-Up Races
T = Used Time-Outs

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