Galletta’s Karting Club – ’10 Season, Event #14 – Sunday, Sept. 5th, 2010:
Arnold "AJ" Nason won the 1st feature at Galletta's in the Hammerd/Nason #35, while the 2nd feature went to Tim Galletta in the Sid Harvey/Galletta #54.
2010 Season, Event #14- Sunday, September 5th, 2010  Pre-Classic Twin-30s Night:Arnold “AJ” Nason picked up his 1st feature win at Galletta’s in the Hammerd/Nason #35, while the 2nd feature went to Tim Galletta in the Sid Harvey/Galletta #54. Both karts were formerly owned and driven by father-and-son team of Dick & Nick Dann, who could not accomplish this feat in their tenure of drivers (albeit with Galletta’s rebuilds and one new motor). Shadoe Russell, unfortunately, has had around 69 lead laps in the past two weeks, but has come up short twice via late-race restarts. This race was originally scheduled for Monday because of Sunday being the Oswego Speedway’s International Classic 200, but since that was re-scheduled to Monday due to rain, Sunday became our race date, just like back in 2006! Confusing, I know, but it’s how we roll, son.
The 2010 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200: We are contemplating dates for our Klassic. Saturday, September 18th, 2010 is one possible date (not as likely), the other being Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 (more likely). Please let Chris and Matt know what date that you prefer. The date that the most possible drivers can attend is the date we will wish to select. We would like an early Saturday afternoon if humanly possible.
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 DVD-Rs 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.
1st 30-LAP FEATURE EVENT:
Since Oswego Speedway’s Classic was postponed until Monday, we worked on the track and finally decided to run late Sunday, leaving only 8 competitors ready and able to make it (at least one was working and three didn’t have their karts ready). And usually, if we have less than 10 drivers, we run twin-30s and no heats. Also, congrats to George Russell debuting a new motor — another Matt Stevens-built power-plant — placed on the Galletta’s #6 until his own kart is built. This also reserves the ride for George and it can only be driven by him unless you have his permission. Tim Galletta and Randy Platt already did this earlier this season.
Due to not having a second camera-person (because he stayed indoors to watch the NASCAR race), we got less than 1 hour of footage, which means the DVD video will not be finalized until next weekend’s festivities. This also means no “in-action” video captures from the DVD until after that as well. Here are, however, the results:
Arnold "AJ" Nason #35 wins on 9/5/2010 at Galletta's in Oswego, NY
AJ Nason, from Cortland, NY — who camped out at Galletta’s for both the Oswego Speedway Supermodified Classic 200 and the weekly race at Galletta’s — started handicapped on the pole and took all 30 laps en route to his 1st win at Galletta’s. AJ has raced and won features at methanol karts and pure stock dirt cars in the past, but this is his 1st in a Galletta-type kart. Unfortunately due to him camping out, his wife and family missed his 1st win, so it was the only bad note for ol’ Arnold. He was challenged by son-and-father team of Shadoe and George Russell until both spun separately in the slick 2nd turn (the reason for the late start was getting that race-able).
 

1st 30-Lap Feature Handicap Start:
1st. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
2nd. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
3rd. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
4th. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
5th. Randy Platt (Galletta’s #2)
6th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
7th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
8th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #7)

1st 30-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
3rd. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
5th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #7)
6th. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
7th. Randy Platt (Galletta’s #2)
8th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)*

* = DNF; Did Not Finish

Make-Up Race Point Credits:
9th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9) on 9/18/2010

2nd 30-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

Tim Galletta #54 wins on 9/5/2010 at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

Tim Galletta emerged as the winner of the 2nd 30-lapper — his 3rd career win at the track built by his cousins and named after his grandfather. However, the race commanders were again the son-and-father team of Shadoe and George Russell, as they were 1-and-2 for 23 of the 1st 24 laps until George got sideways momentarily in turn-4, which then made 3rd-place Chris Stevens accidentally help him over, with 4th-place Matt Stevens right there to be collected. When George, Chris and Matt went to the rear, it set up a chaotic finish, where Shadoe initially started too fast in the caution lap, and when he slowed down, Tim Galletta pulled alongside Doe, brushing tires in the front stretch, and finally ending with Doe spinning in the drying, yet still slightly slick 2nd turn.

In hindsight, race starter Wesley “Ogre” Stevens should have thrown the yellow for a terrible start, but since he did not, Shadoe unfortunately lost out after leading so many laps in the last two weekend of racing. The correct start is  (1) all must stay in line, (2) leader sets the pace, but not go full speed until (3) his bumper crosses that line in 4. And finally, (4) once the leader’s front bumper crosses that line, anybody can attempt a pass.

 Doe is likely due to get his win soon enough though, as he is the only regular driver who has not yet won a feature this season, and thus will be handicapped up front again due to our points system. Passing opportunities were limited due to the lower grove being a bit slick, which made for a poor night of racing for the usual master-of-the-low-groove Matt Stevens, and enabled Chris to score enough points to take a narrow lead in the point standings. The chase is looking good as we get closer and closer to the 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200 – the traditional points finale for the largest and longest-running weekly dirt karting series in Oswego, NY.

2nd 30-Lap Feature Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. Randy Platt (Platt #187)
3rd. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
5th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
6th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
7th. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
8th. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)

2nd 30-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (SNF #19)
3rd. AJ Nason (Hammerd #35)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
5th. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
6th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
7th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
8th. Randy Platt (Platt #187)*

* = DNF; Did Not Finish

Make-Up Race Point Credits:
9th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9) on 9/18/2010

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:

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2010 Galletta’s Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 14 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 9/5/2010. 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

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

15th

2,012.5

118.38

14

17

3

1

54

2nd

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 33, 7) t

15th

2,008.0

118.12

14

17

3

3

97

3rd

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

2nd

1,800.0

105.88

13

17

0

3

3

4th 

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

4th

1,735.0

102.06

14

17

1

1

4

5th

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

2nd

1,713.5

100.79

12

17

0

1

1

6th

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

®

1,562.5

97.66

11

16

3

1

1

7th

Randy "Bobandi" Platt in Platt #187Randy Platt
(Platt #187, Galletta’s #2, 5, 6) @@@

2nd

1,417.0

101.21

9

14

2

1

1

8th

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

3rd

1,413.5

83.15

12

17

0

0

0

9th

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

3rd

1,274.5

91.04

9

14

1

1

1

10th

Russ Hockey profileRuss 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 profileDick 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 MillerGary Miller Sr.
(Galletta’s #0, #4) L

6th

357.5

119.17

3

3

1

1

6

17th

Larry PhillipsLarry 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 #1Rob Clarke
(Galletta’s #1) @ t

2nd

265.0

66.25

2

4

1

0

0

20th

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

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 #5Kenny 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 #7Kyle 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.


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