Tim Galletta and Randy Platt take the Twin-30 Features at Galletta's on 8/8/2010!

2010 Season, Event #10- Sunday, August 8th, 2010  A “Snooze-U-Lose Twin-30s Night” was in store at Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway, and Timothy Galletta became the 1st 2-feature winner of the season (but first in his Sid Harvey’s #54 kart) when he took Feature #1. The 2nd 30-Lapper went top the man who led most of the 1st feature until he broke – Randy Platt (in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #2 kart), fighting off a furious last-lap in-traffic challenge from Matt Stevens. Points, results, pictures and videos:

PART ONE OF TWO – 1st 30-Lap Feature:

PART TWO OF TWO – 2nd 30-Lap Feature:


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Galletta’s Karting Club – 2010 Season, Event #10 – Sunday, August 8th, 2010 Race Recap:

Oswego Dirt Karting 8/8/2010 - Feature 1

Randi “Bobandi” Platt dominated his pole-starting position in the Galletta’s #2. Randy’s own kart was completed in time for the race, but due to an inability to work out the handling bugs, he just put his motor back on the Galletta’s #2.

Oswego Dirt Karting 8/8/2010 - Feature 1

Randy was so fast that he was not even in the frame as AJ Nason holds off Chris Stevens, Mike Howell and Tim Galletta in the early going. Chris Stevens, however, broke a chain on his Galletta’s Greenhouse #8 kart, and he hopped into the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, which was the last kart he won a Galletta’s Klassic with in 2000 and 2001. AJ Nason’s motor needs a bore, as it was showing signs of excessive wear and he parked it to try out the Galletta’s Greenhouse #9 kart.

Oswego Dirt Karting 8/8/2010 - Tim Galletta EPIC WIN!

Randy’s dominance however would not last, as the motor that was just placed on the #2 from his own kart must not have been bolted down securely, as vibrations shook it loose and cost him the race. Eerily reminiscent of the prior week’s race where his axle bent and blew off a chain on almost the very same spot in the back turn. This set up Tim Galletta – who passed Mike “MC” Howell when MC slipped up with the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0 kart just once in turn 4 – for the win. Mike pressured Tim but was unable to score a pass. Tim’s 2nd career win comes in his 2nd year and even 2nd kart, as this one was with his Sid Harvey’s #54 (his prior win was in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7 on week 2 of this season).

.Oswego Dirt Karting 8/8/2010 - Feature 2!

Randy’s dominance could not be held in check twice. As the 1st Twin-30 is a traditional Galletta’s-type handicap (First by inverting season wins and secondly by points-per-race), the 2nd Twin-30 is inverting the finish of the 1st Feature. Randy’s 1st-Feature breakdown helped him this time, as he again had the pole and again started to pull away in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #2 kart. That was until Matt and Chris Stevens were able to pass AJ Nason and track him down. Matt challenged Randy in his Galletta’s Greenhouse #33 kart, and on the final two laps, Randy was pressure cooked between lapped traffic and Matty-Joey, but was able to maintain a strong groove and score his 1st career win at Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway!

1st 30-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
2nd. Michael “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #0) 
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, #5)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
5th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors #80, 19)
6th. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35, #9)
7th. Randy Platt (Galletta’s #2) DNF

Retcon Bonus Make-Up Points:
8th. Shadoe Russell (#26) from 8/29
9th. George Russell (#2) from 8/29

DNF = Did Not Finish

2nd 30-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Randy Platt (Galletta’s #2)
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #5)
4th. Michael “MC” Howell (Galletta’s #0) 
5th. AJ Nason (Galletta’s #9)
6th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
7th.  Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #19)

Retcon Bonus Make-Up Points:
8th. Shadoe Russell (#26) from 8/29
9th. George Russell (#2) from 8/29

DVDs are available of every single Galletta’s Karting Club race held since mid-2005 at Galletta’s (including every Galletta’s Klassic since 1998, and every Oswego Kartway race between 2007-2008) and are of DVD-Quality (far superior to the YouTube videos, which are edited and compressed for time) for $5 per disc. Each disc contains between 1-2 hours of racing action, usually from two camera angles, complete and unedited. Most of the pictures on this website are lo-res screen captures from the DVDs. Contact Chris for your copy today, and he can make any copy from our archives, just ask. Here is the menu of this week’s DVD volume:

Oswego Dirt Karting 2010 DVD Volume #10 - Galletta's 8/8/2010 Twin 30s!

2010 Galletta’s Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 10 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010 
-thru- 8/8/2010. Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-2009 are found on this webpage.

Position

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

Years Pro at Galletta’s

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

Events

Features

Heat Wins

Feature Wins

All-Time Galletta’s Feature Wins

1st

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

15th

1,481.0

123.42

10

12

3

1

95

2nd

Chris StevensChris Stevens 
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 5)

15th

1,411.5

117.63

10

12

2

0

53

T-3rd

Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens 
(Scissors n’ Fur #19, 80)

4th

1,243.5

103.63

10

12

1

1

4

T-3rd 

Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta 
(Sid Harvey’s #54, Galletta’s #7)
 @

2nd

1,243.5

103.63

9

12

0

2

2

5th

AJ Nason in #89Arnold “AJ” Nason 
(Hammerd #35, Galletta’s #6, 9) @

1st

1,171.5

97.63

9

12

2

0

0

6th

George Russell in Galletta's #2George Russell 
(Galletta’s #2, 6, Doe #26) @ t

2nd

1,130.0

113.00

8

10

0

1

1

7th

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

3rd

1,004.0

91.27

7

11

1

1

1

8th

Randy Platt in Galletta's #5Randy Platt 
(Galletta’s #2, 5, 6) @@

2nd

976.5

97.94

5

8

2

1

1

9th

Russ Hockey profileRuss Hockey 
(Hockey Racing #00) @@@t

4th

909.5

90.95

7

10

0

0

3

10th

Jeff Tetro (in Galletta's #1)Jeff Tetro 
(Galletta’s #9, 1, 0 ) @@

2nd

863.0

95.89

6

9

0

1

0

Points sponsored by: 

11th

Russ Bartlett 
(Galletta’s #9, 6, Doe #26) @@@

1st

840.5

84.05

6

10

0

1

1

12th

Shadoe Russell in Galletta's #1Shadoe Russell 
(Doe Racing #26, Galletta’s #6) @

3rd

785.0

78.50

8

10

0

0

0

13th

Dick Dann profileDick Dann 
(Dann #86) @

5th

512.0

85.33

4

6

0

0

4

14th

Kelly Miller driving the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 kart (7/2010)Kelly Miller 
(Galletta’s #7) @ t

6th

429.9

107.48

3

4

0

1

1

15th

Jared Halstead 
(Galletta’s #0, 9) @

1st

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

0

16th

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

1st

282.5

94.17

3

3

0

0

0

17th

Rob Clarke in Galletta's #1Rob Clarke 
(Galletta’s #1) @ t

2nd

265.0

66.25

2

4

1

0

0

18th

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr. 
(Galletta’s #0, #4) L

6th

248.5

124.25

2

2

1

1

6

19th

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

5th

192.0

96.00

2

2

0

0

1

20th

Jesse Vivlemore (Galletta's #5)Jesse Vivlemore 
(Galletta’s #0, 5) @

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

21st

Chris Carroll 
(Galletta’s #9) @

1st

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

22nd

Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #1) @

1st

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

23rd

Kenny Lindsley in the Galletta's #5Kenny Lindsley III 
(Galletta’s #5) @

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

24th

Pace Kart Driver - Collin Miller - Galletta's #0 (Time Trialed 7th!)Collin Miller 
 (Miller #24, Doe #26)

1st

110.0

55.00

2

2

0

0

0

25th

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

1st

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0

26th

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

3rd

98.5

98.50

1

1

0

0

1

27th

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

1st

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0

28th

Kyle Reuter in the Galletta's #7Kyle Reuter 
(Galletta’s #7)

3rd

76.0

76.00

1

1

0

0

3

  

Key:
@ = Used Make-Up Races
T = Used Time-Outs
L = Raced Light in handicap kart

 

Notes:
Scoring: Point scoring scale is found on our rules page, heats are bonus points, and more bonus points are awarded for each lap run in 1st place (1 point per lap) and 2nd & 3rd place (0.5 points per lap).
Starts: Regular season race starts are handicapped via inverting (a) feature wins and (b) points-per-race. 2nd of a Twin-30 start is inverted from the 1st finish. Klassic is started via time-trials. 


VISIT THE 2000-2009 GALLETTA’S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

Notes:

  • This was the first race where – due to several complaints filed to us last week – alcoholic beverages and intoxicated individuals are prohibited within 10-feet of the track and — joining the obvious prohibition on drivers drinking — flaggers are not allowed to drink. We cannot chance losing drivers and worse yet risk an accident over some beers, whether it be just a volunteer or not. In addition, please do not blame us for the actions of volunteers. We at Galletta’s do not drink and do not condone drinking on the premises. We understand some people want to enjoy a few beers watching a sport, and we have allowed spectators to have a beer or two in the past, but we would prefer you not to drink on the property, and beg everyone to please drink responsibly and *never* drive drunk. This does not mean that anybody is barred, it just means to please drink responsibly and please do not flag, drive or race drunk anywhere near our races. Safety first. Thank you.

  • This race was originally called “The Snooze-U-Lose Twin-30s Night” as suggested by Melissa and agreed to via the attending drivers because,  shockingly, many regular competitors did not show for race-time and we originally wanted it to be the one show that will not be available for a make-up-points-race. Our lowest turn-out of the season led to rewarding the drivers who did make it with two point-earning features! Our make-up-race feature instituted this year has been great, but there is a limit to it. As it was announced on the season opener that it is to be used sparingly, and if you look back, it was created to be used only for drivers who miss one or two Sunday races due to work or family, or for people who cant make the Monday rain-dates (because some people can’t make it due to working later on weeknights). It still has been doing a great job at keeping people in the point standings when they would be completely out of it without the chance to make up points. However, in hindsight, we felt like it may be too harsh and rescinded this decision, but only for drivers who indeed are trying to make every show and just could not make this one.

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