Galletta’s Karting Club – ’10 Season, Event #17 – Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2010:

Shadoe Russell wins the 9/24/2010 karting race in Oswego, NY with the Russell #26 kart! ANd little did we know at the time, that this picture would later cause an illogical, and utterly unbelievable occurance to happen... and people who raced with us for years stopped. All over a pictures and false rumors. Read on... it all starts to make sense later, although it makes NO sense here. Read on future weeks....

2010 Season, Event #17 – Friday, September 24th, 2010  We knew one of these days it was going to happen due to his progression from his shaky rookie campaign, and it finally did – Shadoe Russell led all 45 laps from his pole starting position en route to his 1st career feature win in his Rubbin’ Is Racin’ #26! Doe did, however, have an escort, as Melissa Stevens did a masterful job of blocking everyone from Doe in 2nd place to ensure Doe sealed the deal, not to mention his father George irrationally crashing and smashing people off the track in the back as well. Another tight, close, clean, bumper-to-bumper 45-lap feature with 9 drivers was likely the regular season finale, as the 2010 Points Champion shall be decided in this upcoming weekend’s 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200-Lap Championship — the largest and longest-running kart race in the known area — which determines the overall ironman karting champion of Oswego County. No twelve-different, ten-minute herd-on/herd-off sprints…  this is a massive point-scoring, 27-mile marathon with some of the most experienced karters in the area. Talent, equipment, patience, strategy, and a little luck will get you the championship. Money nor location does not. If you race one kart race all year, make it this one. Videos forthcoming as I get caught up.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
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.

[YOUTUBE VIDEO FORTHCOMING!]

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 HEAT EVENTS:


Randy Platt (#187) & Chris Stevens (#74) duke it out in the 1st heat.

1st 10-Lap Heat Finish:
1st. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com #74)
—. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04) *
3rd. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
4th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
5th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7)

* = Point Credits for 6/20/2010 Feature.
DNF = Did Not Finish
.

Chris almost got Randy on a restart, but Randy held him off and pulled away fror the heat win.


Larry Phillips (#04) held off George Russell (#6) and Tim Galletta (#54) for the 2nd heat win.

2nd 10-Lap Heat Finish:
1st. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04)
2nd. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
3rd. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
—. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7) *
—. Randy Platt (Chrusher.com #74) * DNF

* = Point Credits for 6/20/2010 Feature.
DNF = Did Not Finish
.

Larry Phillips has had a very poor year, but Matt and Randy may have got the kart back into shape for Klassic as he was able to win his heat.

Ogie... devious as ever!

Ogie instructs Carlee in the ways of devious evil, then flips you — the viewer — off.

45-LAP REGULAR SEASON FINALE FEATURE EVENT:

We put a twist on the handicap start for the regular-season final. Because we have had a base core group of around 8-10 skilled veteran drivers all year, the handicap has changed little once most of the competitors acquired a feature win. And traditionally since 2005, once a driver secured at least 1 feature win, then we threw wins out and went by points-per-race invert. This race, however, we decided to mix it up (we sometimes do this if the starting handicap is pretty much the same for a few weeks in a row) and went with total wins handicapped in the back because although we are close in points, a handful of drivers scored more wins than others Tim (3 wins) Randy (2 wins) and George (2 wins) had more wins but less points-per race (hence they started in front of some with less wins), but it made no difference for Matt (3 wins) because whether you handicap by points or wins, he starts in the rear. This enabled Melissa (1 win) and Chris (1 win) to get a slightly better starting position. However, again, Doe (0 wins all-time) and Larry (0 wins this season) are still handicapped up front, and the racing is so close that passing is at a premium. With few driver errors made due to the experienced competitors, mechanical failure is often the difference between 1st and last this season.

Close racing!

Melissa Stevens (#19), Larry Phillips (#04), Chris Stevens (#8), Matt Stevens (#33), George Russell (#6), and Tim Galletta (#54) display just how close the racing in this year early in the 45-lap feature at Galletta’s. Right out of picture frame ahead of them is Shadoe Russell (#26) and right behind them is Randy Platt (#187).

Doubtful anybody else could race better. ;)

Shadoe Russell (#26) led every lap of the 45-Lapper, but that doesn’t mean the race was boring by any means. Behind his rear bumper, battles were furious (yet clean) from 2nd to 7th. Larry Phillips was strong early until gunk in the carburetor slowed him to a near-standstill. Melissa Stevens (#19) had her hands full in staying near Shadoe while holding off challenges from Chris Stevens (#8), Matt Stevens (#33) and George Russell (#6).

George Russell usually complains that everyone hits him and don't go to the rear, but what about this?

On one lap of wheel-to-wheel racing between the #33, #6, and #8, the #6 made contact with the #8, which enabled George, Matt and Randy Platt to get the pass on Chris. If Chris wasn’t a 20-year veteran of racing these type karts and knows how to save them, he probably would have spun off the track in turn 4. [Chris was infuriated, because these are OPEN WHEEL race vehicles, meaning RUBBING DOESN’T MEAN RACING — RUBBIN’ MEANS WRECKING. And wrecking CAN MEAN PAIN, INJURY, OR DEATH. This isn’t NASCAR, where drunk redneck hick fans too liquored up to know what a wreck feels like financially or physically think it’s cool to bump because millionaire machines have top-of-the-line safety features. Wrong. We race courteously, or find somewhere else to race. Don’t complain if a little bumping occurs next week, George.] When trying to get back up to 3rd a few laps later, Chris made contact the #187, and then momentarily losing control, crashed with Tim Galletta. On a restart, George spun the #6 and Randy made contact enough to warrant going to the rear. The racing, still bumper-t0-bumper, finished with a bang as Chris gave Matt some of his own medicine and gave the outside-in slingshot to his brother and tied him at the stripe, which is usually what Matt does to everybody else. Everyone agreed however, despite George acting irregularly, it was a truly great race, and other than the #04’s mechanical failure, a perfect way for all to gain momentum going into next weekend’s 200 lapper!

45-Lap Feature Handicap Start:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04)
3rd. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
5th. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
6th. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187)
7th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
8th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
9th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7)

45-Lap Feature Order-of-Finish:
1st. Shadoe Russell (Doe #26)
2nd. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
TIE-3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8)
TIE-3rd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33)
5th. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey’s #54)
6th. George Russell (Galletta’s #6)
7th. Jeff Johnson (Galletta’s #7)
8th. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187) DNF
9th. Larry Phillips (L&K Sml. Engn. #04) DNF

DNF = Did Not Finish

"HAHAHA! Winning... so easy a CAVE-DOE can do it! AHAHAHAHA!" Dude...report this pic? Are you on drugs? Brain cells fried? Really? A puppet next to your motor offends you? Get a clue and a life. And OFF DRUGS! NOTE: Oddly. someone reported this picture as abusive on our picture hosting service and had it taken down. Really? Are you serious people?! I  mean... really? Listen, a few suggestions: 1) Get off drugs, 2) stop being a pussy that gets offended by a harmless joke that NOBODY thinks is offensive... I mean, a puppet tinkering with a motor?! Really?! , and 3) try really hard to be smarter with a thicker skin, you retarded pussy. If it gets reported again, I'll host it personally and it will also be a LOT worse, so, don't... OK? Thanks.
“So easy a CAVE-DOE could do it! BWHAHAHA!” Ogie again manipulates the outcome yet again. Ogie is becoming quite the menace publicly, whereas before he meddled privately!

[NOTE: Oddly, and somewhat shockingly, someone reported the above picture as abusive on our picture hosting service and had it taken down. Really? Are you serious people?! I  mean… really? A puppet… playing with a motor… as a joke… um… are you really that stupid? Listen, a few suggestions: 1) Get off drugs, 2) stop being a pussy that gets offended by a harmless joke that NOBODY thinks is offensive… I mean, a puppet tinkering with a motor?! Really?! , and 3) try really hard to be smarter with a thicker skin, you daft dolts. Drugs are frying your brain and making you paranoid. It is a joke that is not the least bit offensive. If you think it’s offensive that a bearded kid nicknamed Doe is called “Cave Doe” by friends who thought it is cute and funny (including some that you THINK have your back?), then you just need to lighten up. If it gets reported again, I’ll host it personally and it will also get a nice new edit job and be a LOT worse, so, don’t… OK?  I am a cartoonist who likes everybody and never tries to be mean or hurt anybody… but when someone attacks me and/or my family and/or my work or passions… then, I have a dark side. This website is my work. Don’t try it. Thanks.]

This week's DVD menu

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 final regular-season point tally for the 2010 season, and contrary to the demands of Gary Miller Sr. (who raced very little this year), we will time-trial in the order of total points so that the highest-point scorers are rewarded with the freshest track. And contrary to the ideas of George Russell, it is the one time during the year that we do not handicap the start. The reason? It’s the 200-lapper and it is to decide the Championship. What do you think we counted the points for all season?

2010 Galletta’s Gas Flathead Dirt Karting World Championship Point Standings:
After 17 combined events at John J. Galletta Memorial Backyard Go-Kart Speedway  from 6/7/2010
-thru- 9/24/2010
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, 74)

15th

2,397.0

119.85

17

20

3

1

54

2nd

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

15th

2,383.0

119.15

17

20

4

3

97

3rd

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

4th

2,194.5

109.73

17

20

1

1

4

4th 

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

2nd

2,175.5

108.78

16

20

1

3

3

5th

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

2nd

2,113.0

105.65

15

20

2

2

2

6th

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

2nd

1,851.5

102.86

12

18

3

2

2

7th

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

3rd

1,837.5

91.88

15

20

0

1

1

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

1,359.0

97.07

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

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

3rd

482.0

68.86

5

7

1

0

1

15th

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

6th

439.0

109.75

4

4

1

1

6

16th

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

17th

Jared Halstead
(Galletta’s #0, 9) @

®

400.0

133.33

2

3

0

1

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

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

®

235.0

78.33

2

3

0

0

0

22nd

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

23rd

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

3rd

184.0

61.33

1

3

0

0

0

24th

Chris Carroll
(Galletta’s #9) @

®

181.0

90.50

1

2

0

0

0

25th

Todd Halstead
(Galletta’s #1) @

®

174.0

87.00

1

2

1

0

0

26th

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

2nd

163.0

81.50

1

2

0

0

0

27th

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

®

104.0

104.00

1

1

1

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

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