6/12/2011: Twin-30s Night!

Posted on June 12th, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

Joe Sereno & Melissa Stevens win the twin 30-lappers at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway on 6/12/2011!JUNE 12TH, 2011: Twin 30s were in store for week two of the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club Season. We like them because we handicap the first race via points/wins and invert the finish for the 2nd, always leading up to some excitement. We also like them early in the season to establish more winners and points scored for the season standings. Rookie Joe Sereno won his first feature in his 2nd race he’s ever entered in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5 kart, while Melissa Stevens took her Scissors-n-Fur #19 back into victory lane in the second 30-lapper. Both features were close and action-packed! Details, pictures, points, and YouTube video below!

Oswego Dirt Karting Club – Galletta’s 2011/6/12 – 30-Lapper #1

 

Oswego Dirt Karting Club – Galletta’s 2011/6/12 – 30-Lapper #2

All picture captures & video clips are directly taken from our weekly DVDs.

Above is this race’s menu. For a DVD copy of this race, please email or call Chris Stevens and ask for Galletta’s Karting Club 2011 Volume #2. Each disc is chock full of between 1 to 3 hours of racing, often from multiple angles and are only $5 each (discounts available for multiple copies). We accept PayPal or cash, and can either ship or arrange for pickup.
RACE RESULTS:
The first 30 lapper started handicapped via (1) career wins and (2) points-per-race this season thus far.

A shot from our 2nd feature.

Starting Lineup for 1st 30-Lap Feature:

  1. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R}
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R}
  3. AJ Nason (D&S Roofing #35)
  4. Randy Platt (Platt-num #28)
  5. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey #54)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  7. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [1 Win]
    {R} = Rookie

Close, evenly-matched racing at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Speedway. You CAN spend a few grand on one kart and a few hundred on fees to get a 25 cent sticker on other local tracks if you want, though. We'll just keep doing it for a few hundred dollar karts and star in our DVDs and YouTube videos - for FREE!

Rookie Joe Sereno started on the pole and quite frankly went unchallenged. He pulled away from his brother and fellow rookie Justin Galletta and recorded his 1st career feature win in only his 2nd time out, duplicating an effort by Jared Halstead last year. AJ Nason stalled in turn 2 early and watched for the remainder of the race.:

Final Order Of Finish  for 1st 30-Lap Feature:

  1. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [30 Laps Led; 1 Win]
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R}
  3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
  4. Randy Platt (Platt-num #28)
  5. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey #54)
  6. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  8. AJ Nason [D&S Roofing #35) [DNF]

    RETCON RACE CREDITS:

  9. [RETCON from 6/19/2011 – Jason Platt (Galletta’s #2)]
  10. [RETCON from 7/5/2011 – Chris Doviak (Galletta’s #9)]
  11. [RETCON from7/10/2011 – Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)]
  12. [RETCON from 7/24/2011 – Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1]
  13. [RETCON from 8/29/2011 – Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)]

NOTES: ZERO CAUTIONS! And exhibition in solid, clean racing.

Another shot from our 2nd feature of the night - a TREMENDOUS race from start to finish!

Another shot from our 2nd feature of the night - a TREMENDOUS race from start to finish!

The 2nd feature was started with an inverted finish from the 1st. AJ Nason retired his Nason Motorsports #35 due to a sputtering motor (likely carb or 2-hung-low header), and hopped into the Galletta’s Greenhouse #1 for the 2nd feature. The Galletta’s #1 led the vast majority of the 2010 Klassic 200-Lapper with Kyle Reuter behind the wheel.

Matt Stevens again in his low-groove. As close as we are, passing is at a premium, and often staying out of wrecks and making patient stragety and talented moves mean the difference between 1st and last.

Nason led 26-laps until he was pressured by Matt Stevens, and spun out directly into him. As you can see the Galletta’s #7 driven by Justin Galletta also hopped a tire, bending a sprocket, which netted Justin a DNF.

AJ and Matt meet again in the back turn face to face while AJ is trying to hold on to the lead. I sense a trend here.

Melissa took the final 4 laps and the race finished as follows:

Final Order Of Finish  for 2nd 30-Lap Feature:

  1. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [4 Laps Led; 1 Win]
  2. Tim Galletta (Sid Harvey #54)
  3. Randy Platt (Started Platt-num #28; Finished Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
  4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  5. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
  6. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R}
  7. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R}  [DNF]
  8. AJ Nason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [26 Laps Led; DNF]

    RETCON RACE CREDITS:

  9. [RETCON from 6/19/2011 – Jason Platt (Galletta’s #2)]
  10. [RETCON from 7/5/2011 – Chris Doviak (Galletta’s #9)]
  11. [RETCON from7/10/2011 – Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)]
  12. [RETCON from 7/24/2011 – Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1]
  13. [RETCON from 8/29/2011 – Kenny Lindsley III (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)]
  14. [R] Josh Hartley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credit from Retcon Race held on 9/11/2011
  15. Kyle Reuter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) – Credit from Retcon Race held on 9/11/2011

2011 Point Standings as of 6/12/2011 

For the Galletta’s Karting Club’s World Championship of 1WD Gas Flatheads held on Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway. After 1 race on 6/5/2011. Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-2010 are found on this webpage.

Position

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

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

Events

Features

Heat Wins

2011 Feature Wins

Career Feature Wins (2000-up)

Years Pro at Galletta’s

1st

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (2011)Joe Sereno
(Galletta’s #5, 1)

337.5

112.50

2

3

0

1

1

(R)

2nd

Matt Stevens ProfileMatt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3)

328.5

109.50

2

3

0

1

99

16th

3rd

 Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

319.5

106.50

2

3

0

1

5

5th

4th

Justin Galletta in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 (2011)Justin Galletta
(Galletta’s #7)

316.5

105.50

2

3

0

0

0

(R)

5th

 Chris StevensChris “Chrusher” Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4)

314.0

104.67

2

3

0

0

54

16th

6th

 Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(Sid Harvey #54)

306.0

102.00

2

3

0

0

3

3rd

7th

Randy "Bobandi" Platt in Platt-num #28 (2011)Randy “Bobandi” Platt
(Platt-num #28, Galletta’s #2, 0)

292.5

97.50

2

3

1

0

3

3rd

8th

AJ Nason in Racin' Nason #35 (2011)Arnold “AJ” Nason
(Nason #35, Galletta’s #1)

283.0

94.33

2

3

1

0

1

2nd

9th

Jason Platt in the Galletta's #2 (2011)Jason Platt
(Galletta’s #2)

147.5

147.50

1

1

1

0

0

(R)

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 scoring page in addition to 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 2000-2010 GALLETTA’S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

 

Rookie  Joe Sereno leapfrogs into the lead after his impressive feature win in seasoned veteran fashion! Matt Stevens has been passing the most drivers (what else is new?), but has also wrecked a lot more than usual as well. Oddly enough, in an unusual twist, 1st and 2nd place in the points may have been involved in the most cautions so far this year and still maintain a lead! On a side-note, three drivers – a vet and two rookies – were scheduled to make it and had rides waiting for them had a change of plans at the last moment, keeping our kart count down more than it usually is (but still more than most local karting divisions). And the batch of 7-10 rookies that were so pumped and gung-ho about racing here after our season finale 200-Lapper (and drove in two non-point  rookie exhibition races AFTER everyone was beat from the exhaustive 200-lapper and nobody else much raced) have not yet shown up on race day, despite the fact that they bought not one, not two, not three… but four Galletta-type 1-WD hybrid racing karts in the offseason! All friends of now retired racer Gary Miller Sr., it is truly  mystery why they don’t show considering how gung-ho they were at seaon’s end last year buying up every Galletta-type kart for sale in sight. Time will tell if they ever show.