Galletta’s Karting Club – ’10 Season, Event #16 – Saturday, Sept. 18th, 2010:

George Russell wins the 9/18/2010 karting race in Oswego, NY with the Galletta's Greenhouse #6 kart!

2010 Season, Event #16- Saturday, September 18th, 2010  9-karts strong, a tight, close, clean, bumper-to-bumper 45-lap feature was won by George Russell when he passed his son Shadoe for the lead early on and held of advances from Jeff Tetro and Melissa Stevens. Although it his 2nd career feature win in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #6 kart, it is the 1st with his new Matt Stevens built motor. Points, pics, and videos forthcoming.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
2010 Season, Regular Season Event #17 – Friday, September 24th, 2010; Approx. 6pm.
2010 Season, Season-Ending Event #18 – Saturday, October 2nd, 2010; Approx. 2pm is:
THE 15TH ANNUAL GALLETTA’S KARTING KLASSIC KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP 
200-LAP (APPROXIMATELY 27 MILE) INVITATIONAL MARATHON TO DECIDE UNDISPUTED OVERALL CHAMPION OF OSWEGO DIRT  KARTING! Cookout is an option, please come forth to us with plans on what you want to bring or donate to the cookout. If nobody comes forth (paper plates, hot dogs or hamburgers), no cookout.

Galletta's Go-Kart KlassicThe 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200 of 2010 : Will be on — unless weather or inability for multiple regulars to race forces a change — be on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, with a cookout and time-trials starting in the early afternoon and the 200-Lapper starting as soon as the qualifiers and the drivers are all set to go. We prefer Saturday so we can make it a long day-and-night without work or school the next day and avoid NFL football Sunday. If you’d like to be involved in the cookout, either donate some money for food or bring the food on race day, per usual for our Klassic Cookout. Please let Chris and Matt know if this date is an absolute no-can-do, because it looks to be the best date for our schedule due to Matt and Melissa’s every-other-Saturday bowling schedule and NFL on Sundays. More below.

 

Oswego Dirt Karting Club – Galletta’s 2010/9/18 
‘Squatch Attack after 45-Lapper

 

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.

VIDEO #2 -IMPORTANT NOTE: The Speedmonkeys arrived on the scene after the race and we had some extremely hysterical footage of not one but TWO Speedmonkey’s racing the karts around the track and then bragging their dominance, finally being assaulted by Ogie and resulting in a messy fight between the Speedmonkeys and Ogie. However, the edit of this footage was unable to be processed for internet consumption. It is available in unedited form on the DVD, but it’s an hour of raw footage, needs a good edit to whittle it down to 5-10 minutes. I may get to it someday, but for now… we’re sorry. Back to the races:

 

10-LAP HEAT EVENTS:

Chris Stevens finally debuted the former Outlaw #5 kart in an exhibition during the regular heat. Still working out the handling bugs, but Randy Platt and Wes Stevens have done well to get it to handle great considering the motor is on the right side (like the average prissy, left-turn kiddie karters), which none of our other Galletta-type karts have – which is the left rear (real-man adult karters) – which has garnered it the name Frankenfreak. It’s close to race-ready now after several weeks of tinkering. Matt Stevens took the heat in his #3 after early-leader Shadow Russell and Jeff Tetro made contact and slowed.

1st 10-Lap Heat Finish:
1st. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #3) 
2nd. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
3rd. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
—. Chris Stevens (Frankenfreak #F5) *
4th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9)

* = Exhibition; No Points Scored.

George Russell led all 10-laps in his heat piloting the Galletta’s #6 kart, although he was challenged first by Randy Platt in his Matt-&-Platt #187 and then by Chris Stevens in his traditional Galletta’s #8 kart. Jeff Tetro also earned bonus-makeup race points by running scratch in this heat as well.

2nd 10-Lap Heat Finish:
1st. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
3rd. Randy Platt (Murder #187)
4th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
—. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9) **
5th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7)

** = Credited for double 9th place bonus make-up points for the 9/5/2010 Twin-30 races.

45-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

Shadoe Russell was the early commanda’ of the race from his handicap pole position. Doe was actually the only regular driver who does not have at least one feature win in his career, and only he and 1st-time rookie driver Jeff Johnson were the only two drivers without past wins in this hotly contested event.

George Russell was able to get around his son Doe on lap 5 when lapped traffic took Doe out of his favorite groove. Unfortunately for the Doe-Boy, once losing said groove, he faded from 1st to 8th in one circuit.

Bumper-to-bumper from 1st place to 7th, Jeff Tetro challenged George until the clutch teeth gave way on the Galletta’s #9. Tetro then piloted the Galletta’s #0 for the remainder of the event. Melissa Stevens then challenged George for the lead, but once getting sideways momentarily in turn 1 led to 3rd-running Randy Platt also getting sideways trying to avoid, and 4th-running Matt Stevens made contact with Randy and helped him over, making them both go to the rear. This isn’t the Oswego Speedway, when we get into someone and dump them, we go to the rear, owner’s son or not. Also note no pileups and fights due to such actions. Let that be a lesson to all, big car drivers or small.

Unable to get a pass on George, Melissa Stevens was settling for 2nd, when on the last lap, 3rd-running Chris Stevens tried a high-swooping groove in an attempt to pass his sister-in-law coming out of turn 4, and when his drive-wheel hit wet grass, he lost two positions at the line to Tim Galletta and Jeff Tetro. Our races are literally SO close and SO competitive, that one mistake — error in judgment or mechanical failure — means the difference between 1st and last. You would be hard pressed to find this close of racing in very many places.

45-Lap Feature Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
3rd. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9)
4th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
5th. Randy Platt (Murder #187)
6th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
7th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
8th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) 
9th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7)

45-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
3rd. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
4th. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s #9, #0)
5th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
6th. Randy Platt (Murder #187)
7th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33) 
8th. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
9th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7)

his week's DVD volume. Wait... what's that last chapter?!

More of Ogie’s evil?!:

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.

2010 Galletta’s Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 16 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010 
-thru- 9/18/2010
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 ProfileMatt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #3, 33, 7) t

15th

2,255.5

118.71

16

19

4

3

97

2nd

Chris StevensChris Stevens 
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 5, 74)

15th

2,252.0

118.53

16

19

3

1

54

3rd

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

2nd

2,056.5

108.24

15

19

1

3

3

4th 

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

4th

2,038.5

107.29

16

19

1

1

4

5th

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

2nd

2,004.0

105.47

14

19

2

2

2

6th

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

2nd

1,713.5

107.09

11

16

2

2

2

7th

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

3rd

1,649.5

86.82

14

19

0

0

0

8th

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

®

1,562.5

97.66

11

16

3

1

1

9th

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

4th

1,387.5

92.50

10

15

1

0

3

10th

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

2nd

1,354.0

96.71

9

14

1

1

1

   

11th

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

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

Gary MillerGary Miller Sr. 
(G-Mill #24, Galletta’s #0, #4) L

6th

439.0

109.75

4

4

1

1

6

15th

Kelly Miller driving the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 kart (7/2010)Kelly Miller 
(Galletta’s #7, 9) @ tt

6th

429.9

107.48

3

4

0

1

1

16th

Jared Halstead 
(Galletta’s #0, 9) @

®

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

0

17th

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

3rd

336.5

83.60

4

5

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

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

1st

263.0

65.75

4

4

0

0

0

21st

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

22nd

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

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

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

Jeffery Johnson (in Galletta's #7)Jeffery Johnson (Galletta’s #7)

®

95.0

95.00

1

1

0

0

0

28th

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

®

85.0

85.00

1

1

0

0

0

29th

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 full 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