Tim Galletta and Matt Stevens win the 7/17/2011 Twin 30s!

JULY 17TH, 2011: The undisputed winningest karter in Central New York did it again. Matt Stevens won the 2nd Twin-30 of the night, leading all 30 laps, but did so by actually coming in last in the first 30-lapper, which was won by his cousin Tim Galletta, who also led all 30 laps in the first feature. Our racing is so close, that passing is at a premium and one mistake can be the difference between first and last. 60 laps of racing only saw 1 caution for one spinout. Clean, competitive racing from green to checker. Come back later today and again all week for more updates. Also, we are looking at Saturday race for next weekend to get more drivers (per request of some drivers who WILL come opposed to leaving Sundays open for a few drivers who used to and might come, but don’t anymore), as so far this season, 7-9 drivers per class a week may be cool beans for gyno-exam-seat seat cookie-cutter kiddie kart classes, but it is not how grown men (and woman) drivers like to race. Read more: 

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on August 5th, 2011 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

Galletta’s 2011/7/17 Karting – 60-Lap Night – 1st Twin 30

 

Galletta’s 2011/7/17 Karting – 60-Lap Night – 2nd Twin 30

 

Note: The 2nd video was accidentally processed in 16:9 widescreen, but both camera angles are both 4:3 standard screen. Sorry about that. Other than that, it still came out pretty nice.

As usual, all of our YouTube videos are LOW-RESOLUTION, heavily edited and COMPRESSED highlghts from our weekly DVDs, which are of standard DVD quality and unedited. Also, all YouTube highlight reels are compiled on “Year In Review” DVDs at a rate of 1 or 2 volumes per year. Please ask me if you want a copy of any DVD in our library (just tell me the date and/or who won) for $3 each (in plastic baggie), $4 each (in paper disc sleeve), or $5 each (in plastic disc cover).

DVD Menu for this week's race

Above is this race’s menu. For a DVD copy of this race, please e-mail or call Chris Stevens and ask for Galletta’s Karting Club 2011 Volume #3. Each disc is chock full of between 1 to 3 hours of racing, predominantly 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

Posted on July 18th, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

1st 30-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

Early on in the show, Joe Sereno tried to get under his brother Justin Galletta and spun out. This would be the only caution of the night.

Here Justin Galletta (#7) holds off his cousins-once-removed Matt (#33) and Chris Stevens (#8) while his dad Tim charges in the lead up ahead.

And as can be seen on the video, Timmy (#54) had a tow-in and yet was able to maintain the lead.

Yep, for 30 laps, this is essentially how close the racing was. Beat that gyno-cookie-cutter-kiddie-track karts! 😉

Late in the race, Joe Sereno was able to recover from his early spin and get Matt back with a couple of laps to go. And on the last lap, Chris Stevens used a last-turn slinsgot attempt and baaaaarely nipped Justin at the line for 3rd, after Justin had maintained the position for the first 29 laps! That’s how close our racing is, folks. And clean, family-friendly racing at that!

Starting Lineup:

  1. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54)
  2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)  [1 win]
  3. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R} [1 win]
  4. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
  5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
  6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [3 wins]
  7. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [DNS]

    {R} = Rookie
    [DNS] = Did Not Start

Final Order Of Finish:

  1. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [1 win]
  2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)  [1 win]
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
  4. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R} [1 win]
  5. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
  6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [3 wins]
  7. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [DNS]

    RETCON MAKE-UP POINTS:

  8. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187) credit from 10/30/211 Make-up Race

    {R} = Rookie
    [DNS] = Did Not Start

One of the original Galletta’s Club karters made it out to get some laps in! Brian Galletta wasn’t dressed, but he took the #9 out for a few laps at the start of the feature to get into the points and work into the handicap for maybe next race. Brian used to race with us all the time, was visiting points champ for many of our late-90s/early 2000s seasons and has won two features, and if his arm can handle it (arm surgery effected his ability to run weekly), he could be a weekly threat at picking up some wins. 

2nd 30-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

The 2nd feature, as usual with twin-feature races at Galletta’s – started inverted from the finish of the 1st. But… OOPS… Matt came in last. Oh, f***!

Matt pulled away from everyone for a relatively easy win, although when Matt ran into lapped traffic, Joe Sereno (#5) was reeling them in, but simply ran out of laps before he could try and trap Matt behind a slower kart – usually the only way Matt is ever caught and passed… ever. He’s that good. In the open, he’s usually gone. The best race of this 2nd feature was a rematch between Justin and Chris, and although Chris tested him from first lap to last, even getting a few ties in at the finish line, but this time Justin held him off for 3rd. Another clean, quick, fun race! Just too bad that Matt got to start on the pole and get his 4th win of the season with relative ease. More drivers on the track means more people to be buffers between Matt and last, so where are the racers? Come on out, pu$$ies! 🙂

Starting Lineup:

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [3 wins]
  2. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
  3. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R} [1 win]
  4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
  5. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)  [1 win]
  6. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54)
  7. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)

    {R} = Rookie

Final Order Of Finish:

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [3 wins]
  2. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
  3. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R} [1 win]
  4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
  5. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)  [1 win]
  6. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54)
  7. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [DNF]

    RETCON MAKE-UP POINTS:

  8. Randy Platt (Plattitude #187) credit from 10/30/211 Make-up Race 

    {R} = Rookie
    [DNF] = Did Not Finish

Next weekend’s racing is going to be an experiment. We will be holding a Saturday race for rookies and drivers who have missed at least one race so far this year – a Rookie/Retcon race. Then, our standard race (which can also have rookies and retcons) will take place Sunday.

2011 Point Standings as of 7/17/2011 

For the Galletta’s Karting Club’s World Championship of 1WD Gas Flatheads held on Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway for the 2011 season to date. Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-to-‘last-completed-season’ are found on this webpage, and complete wins on this page.

Position

Name (Go-Karts Piloted) 
[Most drivers have clickable Driver Profiles]

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

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

1,033.0

122.71

6

9

0

4

102

16th

2nd

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

991.5

110.17

6

9

0

1

55

16th

3rd

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

965.0

107.22

6

9

1

1

4

3rd

4th

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

964.0

107.11

6

9

0

1

1

(R)

5th

Justin Galletta in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 (2011)Justin Galletta 
(Galletta’s #7, 6)

958.5

106.50

6

9

0

1

1

(R)

6th

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

928.5

103.17

6

9

0

1

5

5th

7th

Jeff Tetro (Galletta's #9 - 7/2010 Pic)Jeff Tetro 
(Galletta’s #9, 0
) @@

465.5

93.10

2

5

1

0

1

2nd

8th

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

400.5

100.13

3

4

2

0

3

3rd

9th

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

367.5

91.88

3

4

2

0

0

(R)

10th

Chris Doviak - Galletta's #1 (7/3/2011)Chris Doviak 
(Galletta’s #1, 9) @@

328.0

65.60

1

3

0

0

0

(R)

11th

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

12th

Our Cousin Brian Galletta - 2003 Klassic (No bio)Brian Galletta
(Galletta’s #9)

118.0

59.00

1

2

0

0

2

5th

13th

Andrew Pullen in Galletta's #1 (7/5/2011)Andrew Pullen 
(Galletta’s #1) @

80.0

80.00

1

1

0

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

 

<- Last Race (OLD SITE)
7/10/2011 50-Lapper
7/10/2011
Flyin’ 50-Lapper

Next Race-> (OLD SITE)
7/24/2011 photo finish!
7/24/2011
55-Lap Photo Finish

 

Handicap Start Order for the Next Race:

As usual with all GKC Regular Season events, starts are handicapped via (1) Wins and (2) Points-per-race. Exceptions are: 
(a) 2nd of a Twin-Feature [Starting Grid for 2nd will be inverted from finish of the 1st], and 
(b) Annual Klassic Championship 200 [Starting Grid is set via time trial speed, time trial order is set by total points].

Driver

2011 Wins

2011 Points-Per-Race

Brian Galletta 0 59.00
Jason Platt (R2) 0 91.88
Jeff Tetro 0 93.10
AJ Nason 0 94.33
Randy Platt 0 100.13
Melissa Stevens 1 103.17
Justin Galletta (R2) 1 106.50
Joe Sereno (R2) 1 107.11
Tim Galletta  1 107.22
Chris Stevens 1 110.17
Matt Stevens 4 114.78
Any Additional New Entrants
0 0.00

(R1) = Raw Rookie
(R2) = Experienced Rookie

WTF?! OSwego racers are all pussies? C’mon, there’s gotta’ be some passionate, non-snob racers out ther SOMEWHERE!
With only six people to start the night, something’s wrong. How, in the alleged “race town” of Oswego, NY – with all the buzz about the Steel Palace getting new owners and a facelift (odd… we went there weekly for the better part of the past three decades to see people slowly stop going, why only now are people going back when the same things happen there now that happened there for the past three decades plus?), and many people who are then getting the race-bug and looking into karting – we can only get 6-8 people to show up to race? With several arrive-and-drive karts sitting idle? Any of which a veteran driver could hop in and win any given feature? With flexible rules that allow bigger people to race evenly with smaller people instead of splitting it into dozens of meaningless divisions by weight, motor and age? Really? Even when we purposefully schedule around local tracks in order to try and squeeze a few local race-lovers in? Really? There are people out there, likely reading this, who know one reason why. But former friends/failed racers with childish and warrant-less vendettas who become disgruntled, gossipy back-stabbers aren’t the only issue, although it doesn’t help. Holding Sunday races to get a few Oswego fans out (that don’t care to stop by, and/or are too wussy to, one of the two if not both), is getting nowhere, because people out of town have work the next day and can’t make it. So, now we are willing and able to attempt some Friday Night and Saturday races in order to get some people from outside of Oswego to race, because it appears that too many local race fans are looking lustily at a converted swampy parking lot as a dreamy stepping stone to the Steel Palace — and getting utterly fleeced for five minute races while having absolutely no pull on the big track, which you need money and sponsors to do, not a 5-minute race a week on a kiddy kart track and WE have just as many graduates to the big track than they do — instead of looking at evenings of good, clean, affordable racing with good drivers and equal equipment. We understand people racing SBS or Supermodifieds… of course that takes time and money. But others? No excuse.

Wait… hold on… you can’t be talking about that good ol’ time family entertainment track, right? Yes, I am. This does include Oswego Kartway. We’ve been there and done that. If you race there and believe that just because you do race there that this makes you a better driver than us, then we have zero respect for you, and if you came out on race day you would for sure hate us because ignorant arrogant drivers are the ones who come up here, get their asses handed to them, then never come back and badmouth us like little broken-hearted girls or grumpy lil’ old ladies. If you race there to gain race experience on a small safe track, then good for you, tis doesn’t pertain to kids. It IS a Kiddie Kartway. But any adult racing there is quite sad in our eyes. Why? Read on. The ones who come out here with open minds and love pure racing in economically-built karts on a free backyard track LOVE us and race. Many who race among you also raced here and will tell you, these are real races and these are real racers. They may have not liked that we aren’t a race facility that can run a fast show without a hitch. and that losing to Matt so much, but the kid was built for karting, short, stocky, all muscle with about 20-years experience building and racing karts. Respect what we do and show up on race day… we have more than 5 minute kiddy-kart races on a little bull**** track. Every single week, our races are bigger and longer than their “BIG” Classics, while one of our Klassics is more race experience than an entire year racing there. We get more race experience FOR FREE in 1 week than any racer on Kartway does for a month of HIGH-PRICED racing. Yet, snobbery and cowardice make it so we have feature-winning arrive-and-drive karts sitting idle (karta that Matt or Chris can hop into any given week and score at least a top-3, if not win in), and karts can be built from scratch for $500-800, yet people go spend a few grand PLUS weekly entrance fees to race 5 minutes in back of a real track. Give me a break. We’ve been there and done that – we raced in a mixed-motor class for three years, always had smaller motors and still swept all of the points and Classics, so do no think we don’t know that track or are disgruntled that the track operator booted us over a personal grudge against us dating back to before the Kartway was built, we excelled when we were there. Nice race surface, nice location, beautiful karts, but overpriced and overrated racing. Period. Come up and we’ll show you what IRONMAN racing with long-time drivers is all about.