Galletta's Karting Club "Basic Info" Page
Welcome! We are a Karting Club that created an inexpensive alternative to “competitive karting.” We invented and organized a race series of extremely affordable Single Wheel Drive “Gas stocker” karts for a Points championship every summer at Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway. We have over twelve karts, many of which are available to be raced every weekend, so new drivers are always welcome. Hybrid between an WKA-type flat-kart kart (but far cheaper) and a yard kart (but far faster and more durable) built to race on any dirt track – backyard or racing facility – the most affordable professional, competitive karting series in the world. Pro racers who’ve tried it often say they have the most fun racing with us. Tough economy? Race for mere pocket change. We also record every race and make them available on DVD! Want to race? You are invited to join our economical racing club. The weekly karting club race series starts in June and lasts through October. Enjoy the site!

Galletta’s Karting Club – 2010 Season, Event #13 – Sunday, August 29th, 2010:

Shadoe Russell may have led 43 laps, but Matt Stevens led the last 2 en route to his 3rd Feature win of 2010! Plus, a new foe emerges...

2010 Season, Event #13- Sunday, August 29th, 2010 Shadoe Russell led 43 laps right out of the gate Sunday, most of them by a rather large margin. However, there were 45 laps to be scored, and after a late-race restart with a lap to go, Matt Stevens pulled the Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 kart outside of Doe’s #26 and was able to steal a near-perfect race away from the impressive Doe-Boi-Fresh. Plus, a wild ride when last week’s winner Chris Stevens caught AJ Nason’s wheel, went airborne and then blew through a freaking tire-wall! Awesome! Plus, startling revelations occurred in the post-race footage! Details, points & pics/vids forthcoming.

REMINDER – Next Weekend’s race will be Monday for Sunday’s Oswego Speedway’s International Classic 200, since many Galletta’s competitors — including Chris, Matt, Rungnapha and Melissa —  go there every Labor Day Sunday. See you next Monday! UPDATE – Next race — originally scheduled for Monday because of Sunday being the Oswego Speedway’s International Classic 200 — is re-scheduled to Sunday because the Oswego Classic was rain delayed to Monday!
Confusing, I know, but it’s how we roll, son.
Per usual, other than posing pictures, all in-action race snapshots are screen captures directly from our weekly race DVDs, which document the entire race from usually two camera angles, usually are anywhere between 1 – 2 & 1/2 hours, and are only $5 each, in higher quality resolution than our YouTube vids which they are made from. Just like the donations that run all of the karts, all proceeds go back into the club (in this case the DVDRs and the website). Every regular season race has been videotaped since mid-2005-and-up, and every Galletta’s Karting Klassic has been videotaped since 1998-and-up. Order any DVD directly from Chris (email, phone, in-person, mail) anytime.

10-LAP HEATS / 5-LAP RETCON B-MAIN:

Larry Phillips holding off
several competitors in the 1st heat before a tire blew, but AJ led every lap of it from the pole.

10-Lap Heat 1 Finish:
1st. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
2nd. Mike MC Howell (Galletta’s #0)
3rd. George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
4th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
5th.
Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
6th. Larry Phillips (L&K Small Engine #04)

Larry Phillips holding off several competitors in a heat race.

Shadoe dominated the 2nd heat early
until he and Russ Hockey wrecked with him on a pass attempt after a restart. Jeff took it from there.

10-Lap Heat 2 Finish:
1st. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (SNF #80)
3rd. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
5th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
6th. Randy Platt (Platt #187) DNF

Doe dominated the heat early until Russ Hockey wrecked with him after a restart.

Doe-boy showed how strong his kart is in his make-up race win.

Again, the “Make-Up Race” is a 5-Lap “Retcon” race where drivers who missed a previous feature can still get credit for both a feature event and points for it. They are scored at the end of the race they missed and credited for those point positions. Here is the result:

5-Lap B-Main Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
3rd. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
4th. MC Howell (Galletta’s #0)
5th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9)
6th. George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
7th. Randy Platt (Platt #187)
8th. * Larry Phillips (L&K #04)
* – Did Not Start

5-Lap B-Main Order-of-Finish:
1st. Shadoe Russell (#26) for 8/8/2010
2nd. AJ Nason (#35) for 8/24/2010
3rd. Russ Hockey (#00) for 6/20/2010
4th. Jeff Tetro (#9) for 6/7/2010
5th. MC Howell (#0) for 6/7/2010
6th. Randy Platt (#187) for 6/7/2010
7th. George Russell (#2) for 8/8/2010
8th. *Larry Phillips (#04) for 6/14/2010
* – Did Not Finish

45-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

Shadoe Russell again started on the pole and again domina-f***ing-ated all and pulled away from AJ and the rest of the field, backing up his trash-talking done to AJ on Facebook all week. Behind Doe-Boy, the battles were found everywhere. The above picture shows Melissa Stevens in her patented middle-groove holding back 5-hard-charging competitors.

 Again, although the Doe was fiercely dominating all in 1st, everyone else was fighting like a pack of crazed dogs for 2nd place. Only pros can race open-wheels this close, and anybody who doubts the collective skills of the regular drivers at Galletta’s Karting Club is welcome to come and try racing with us. What we lack in ultra-expensive equipment — by choice — we make up for in pure competitive racing from 1st place to last. 


When AJ Nason’s RF tire went flat while running 2nd around mid-race, several drivers started passing him. However, with so many drivers fighting for the same spot, there could be trouble. So, when Chris Stevens’ Galletta’s #4 LR hooked AJ’s RF, it sent Chris hopping airborne and crashing into the tire barriers against a tree, while it knocked AJ straight into Randy Platt, eerily reminiscent of a wreck that occurred the very same weekend three years earlier and dubbed the “Worst Crash Ever Taped At Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway” for our YouTube video, but fortunately not as wild as that one. AJ and his #35 was OFTN. Somehow through this mess and some skillful passes afterwards, Matt Stevens somehow slowly but surely emerged in 2nd place, crafty as always, always waiting to strike in his patented low groove that many people try but only he has mastered.

Shadoe had again pulled away, and by the time Matt Stevens passed Mike Howell for 2nd, Doe was ahead by an insurmountable margin. However, with three laps to go, George Russell spun out putting Matt Stevens on Shadoe for a restart. This proved to be Doe-Boy’s downfall, as in trying to unseat Matt as master of the low-groove at Galletta’s, he left the faster upper groove wide open and Matt passed him for the lead with a lap to go, ruining Doe’s nearly perfect bid for his 1st feature win and securing Matt’s 3rd
of the season (and 97th since the 2000 season at Galletta’s). The win hog! Doe-man plots to lead every lap next time, but it was a great run nonetheless. Meanwhile behind them there was almost a tie for both 3rd and 5th, as Tim Galletta snipped MC by a smidge at the line, and directly on their bumpers Chris and Melissa Stevens were also side-by-side, but the camera could not tell conclusively who had the edge (Melissa thought she had it, while Chris thought that either he had it, or it was a dead heat), so a tie was awarded for 5th. In fact, the camera could also not tell who took 3rd, but both MC and Tim agreed that the #54 barely got a partial bumper by the stripe first.

45-Lap
Feature Handicap
Start:

1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
3rd. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Egn. #04)
4th. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00)
5th.
Mike MC Howell (Galletta’s #0)
6th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9)
7th. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
8th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
9th. George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
10th. Randy Platt (Platt #187)
11th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4)
12th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)

45-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3)
2nd. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
3rd. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
4th. Mike MC Howell (Galletta’s #0)
T-5th.
Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #4, #8)
T-5th. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
7th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9)
8th. George Russell (Galletta’s #2)
9th. Randy Platt (Platt #187, Galletta #5)*
10th. Russ Hockey (Hockey #00, #04)*
11th. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35) *
12th. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Egn. #04) *

* = DNF; Did Not Finish

WOT IN THA FOCK?!

The DVD exposes a new enemy for Matthew and the rest of the Galletta’s Karting Club members…

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 Vol. #12 (8/24 - 8/29/2010 at Galletta's)

2010 Galletta’s Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:

After 13 combined events at  John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010 -thru-
8/29/2010. 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

 

2010
Total Points (Place)

 

2010
Average Points Per Feature

 

2010
Events

Entered

 

2010
Features

Raced

 

2010
Heat Wins

 

2010
Feature Wins

2000-10 Galletta’s Feature Wins

1st



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

15th

1,880.0

125.33

13

15

3

3

97

2nd



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

15th

1,860.5

124.03

13

15

3

1

54

3rd



Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)
Tim
Galletta
(Sid Harvey’s #54, Galletta’s #7, 4)


@

2nd

1,633.0

108.87

12

15

0

2

2

4th



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

4th

1,567.5

104.50

13

15

1

1

4

5th



George Russell in Galletta's #2
George
Russell
(Galletta’s #2, 6, 7, Doe #26) @@ t

2nd

1,566.5

104.43

11

15

0

1

1

6th



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

®

1,373.0

98.07

10

14

3

0

0


7th



Randy Platt in Galletta's #5
Randy
Platt

(Platt #187, Galletta’s #2, 5, 6) @@@

2nd

1,301.5

108.46

8

12

2

1

1

8th


Michael A. Howell (AKA MC) in Galletta's #0 Kart
Michael
“mc” Howell
(Galletta’s #0, 9) @@

3rd

1,274.5

91.04

9

14

1

1

1

9th




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

3rd

1,264.0

84.27

11

15

0

0

0

10th





Russ Hockey profile
Russ
Hockey
(Hockey Racing #00, L&K #04) @@@@ t

4th

1,197.5

92.12

9

13

1

0

3

11th


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

2nd

1,004.0

100.40

7

10

1

1

0

12th



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

1st

990.0

90.00

7

11

0

1

1

13th




Dick Dann profile
Dick
Dann
(Destroyer 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, 9) @ t

6th

429.9

107.48

3

4

0

1

1

15th


Jared
Halstead
(Galletta’s #0, 9) @

®

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

0

16th





Gary Miller
Gary Miller Sr.

(Galletta’s #0, #4) L

6th

357.5

119.17

3

3

1

1

6

17th




Larry Phillips
Larry Phillips

(L&K Small Engine #04)

3rd

336.5

84.13

3

4

0

0

1

18th


Chad Leroy (in Galletta's #2)
Chad Leroy

(Galletta’s #5, 2, 1)

2nd

282.5

94.17

3

3

0

0

0

19th


Rob Clarke in Galletta's #1
Rob Clarke

(Galletta’s #1) @ t

2nd

265.0

66.25

2

4

1

0

0

20th



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

(Miller #24, Galletta’s #5)

5th

192.0

96.00

2

2

0

0

1

21st



Jesse Vivlemore (Galletta's #5)
Jesse Vivlemore

(Galletta’s #0, 5) @

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

22nd



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

(Miller #24, Doe #26, Galletta’s #0)

1st

183.0

61.00

3

3

0

0

0

23rd

Chris Carroll

(Galletta’s #9) @

®

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

24th

Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #1) @

®

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

25th


Kenny Lindsley in the Galletta's #5
Kenny Lindsley III

(Galletta’s #5) @

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

26th

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

(Galletta’s #5)

®

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

0

0

27th

Justin Lamb (in Galletta's #6)Justin Lamb

(Galletta’s #6, 1)

®

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0

28th


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

3rd

76.0

76.00

1

1

0

0

3




Key:
@ = Used Make-Up Races
T = Used Time-Outs (3 per driver per season)
L = Raced Light in handicap kart
® = Rookie (less than 1 season at Galletta’s)

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.


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