Jeff Tetro and Matt Stevens win the Friday 8/5/2011 Twin 30s

8/5/2011 - Friday Night Twin 30s8/5/2011 - Friday Twin-30s NightAUGUST 5th, 2011: A Special Friday Night event took place at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway saw another 60-lap race night. Yep, that’s right, sixty 15-17 second green flag laps for one division. Jeff Tetro took the 1st feature, again holding off Matt by a nose at the stripe like he did a few weeks ago, but Matt roared back to take the 2nd 30-lapper after the track developed bumps in turn 2 and Matt survived to take his 5th of the season.

 

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Posted on May 15th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

Karting 2011/8/5 at Galletta’s — 60-Lap Night — Twin 30s FULL Races


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Race Results

Posted on August 16th, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

OUR ANNUAL 10,000-ROCKS-TO-WIN!:

Every year at this general time, as Oswego Speedway holds their $10,000-to-Win / Mr. Supermodified race, we hold the same. Er, kinda’. I mean, we grew up watching Supers at Oswego Speedway and designed our track and karts in the early 1990s to be a small microcosm of our favorite race track and motorsport (except on dirt, and with 1-WD racing karts that corner better going right than any standard 2-WD racing kart can going left). Problem… we don’t have a spare $10,000. If we did, our track would no longer be a backyard speedway, but a pretty sweet karting facility and the karts would get some upgrades as well. Maybe even asphalt. But we’re just a for-fun racing club, run and raced by friends and family. So, with our humble, backyard racing budget (we operate 100% on donations and charge no money for people to watch or run a kart), we wondered what we have 10,000 of to give away. Rocks that one can pick from the track! So, the winner wins ’em! Except no winner ever picks them. Oh, well!

1st TWIN 30:

8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

As usual, regular features start handicapped via our point formula. Drivers are inverted by (a) wins and (b) points-per-race average. It usually sets up the best possible racing, so it’s a formula that we are proud of. Some craziness before the race as the Galletta’s #1 throttle cable wasn’t working, which led to Brian Galletta instead driving the #7, a kart he is somewhat less comfortable in. Justin Galletta couldn’t make it and missed his 1st race of the year. But this is the reason why we have Retcon Makeup Races. It helps the driver who misses a race or two stay in the point standings.

Starting Lineup:

    1. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
    2. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)  [1 win]
    3. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R}  [1 win]
    4. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [1 win]
    5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [1 win]
    6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
    7. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [4 wins]

      {R} = 1st Season Rookie

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    Opening lap saw Jeff Tetro (#9) catch Brian Galletta (#7) snoozing and stole the lead before they even hit the start/finish line. The leader sets the pace (preferably not full speed, maybe 40-50% or so), and the green drops when the leader passes the two orange cones in turn 4. Drivers must stay in line until those cones are passes, then passing is legal.

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    Tetro again started slowly crawling away from the pack much like he did a couple weeks earlier, which was bumper to bumper with Matt (#3) doing his patented low-groove stunts trying to make his way to the front.

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    Tim Galletta (#54) tried to get under Joe Sereno (#5) and when Joe held him off, Chris Stevens (#8) and Matt Stevens were able to get by.

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    Shortly after this, the #54 blew a drive tire, which forced Tim into the #6 for the rest of the 1st feature. Brian Galletta held everyone off until a few laps to go, when Matt was able to sneak under him and take another shot at Jeff.

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    In a near-repeat of the 7/24/2011 race a couple weeks earlier where they had a near-tie, Jeff again held Matt off, but this time by roughly half a kart length. Behind them, Chris Stevens pulled alongside Brian Galletta, but Brian held Chris off in the same manner.

    Final Order Of Finish:Jeff Tetro wins the 1st of 2 30-Lap Features at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Speedway on 8/5/2011

    1. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)  [2 wins]
    2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [4 wins]
    3. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
    4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [1 win]
    5. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54, Galletta’s #6) [1 win]
    6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80, #19)  [2 wins]
    7. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R}  [1 win]

      Retcon Credited Scoring:
    8. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
      Credit for 8/22/2011‘s Retcon Race
       

      {R} = 1st Season Rookie
      [DNF] = Did Not Finish
      2nd Kart in same race = -5 pt. penalty

    Done? Nope. We just gettin’ started, broski!

    2nd TWIN 30:

    Starting Lineup:

    1. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
    2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
    3. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [1 win]
    4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
    5. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
    6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)  [4 wins]
    7. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)  [2 wins]

      {R} = 1st Season Rookie

    As our usual twin-features go, the start of the 2nd is inverted from the finish from the 1st. This put Joe Sereno (#5) on the pole. Joe was pulling away and saying bye bye to the rest of the field in the early going, but got too high coming out of two and walloped the outside retaining tire, seriously bending up the front end steering rods on the #5 and forcing him to race the #2.

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    This set up last week’s winner Melissa Stevens (#80) in the lead, and although she doesn’t do very many passes, Melissa herself is always a tough pass. Also, keep in mind that although the #80 has traditionally been an ill-handling kart since it was first built, Matt drove it the week before and worked on it to get it up to par, something he always does with all of the Galletta’s Go-Karts. This is one reason why we are so close every single week, every single year, and closer now than ever before.

    8/5/2011 10,000 to win karting race at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

    The track was unfortunately getting pretty rough in turn 2 during the 2nd feature, and seemingly worse every lap. The ruts stretched from the very top groove to the middle of the track, blocking the quickest two or three lines on the track. The bumps took their toll on the karts, and Melissa’s #80 bent an axle on them after lap 21 which surrendered the lead to Tim Galletta (#54), and since Matt (#33) nipped Chris (#4) at the line on the last completed lap, it set Matt up on Tim’s bumper. This set up Matt Stevens (#33) for his mastery of the low-groove, and he blew by a bump-slowed #54 to take off for yet another feature win. Darn that tricky lil’ Matt!

    Final Order Of Finish:

    1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)  [5 wins]
    2. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [1 win]
    3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
    4. Brian Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
    5. Jeff Tetro (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)  [2 wins]
    6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80, 19)  [2 wins]
    7. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 2) {R} [1 win]

      Retcon Credited Scoring:
    8. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
      Credit for 8/22/2011‘s Retcon Race
       

      {R} = 1st Season Rookie
      [DNF] = Did Not Finish
      2nd Kart in same race = -5 pt. penalty

    Too bad about the bumps in the 2nd feature. A shame because 3/4th’s of the track was nearly perfect, especially the back turns and both straights. But one bad turn messes everything up, and Matt has some track work to do this week – helpers, as usual, are always welcome. (Sunday update: Track has been dragged and rolled and looks amazing!)

    Matt slowly creeps away, but he isn’t too far gone. If we had more good drivers on track in addition to the very good ones that we already have, the chances of holding him back are greater. Meanwhile, 2nd through 6th has been tight all year, although Justin’s absence this week has put him in a little bit of a deficit. A make-up race should put him back in it. On a side note, this season has been an exceedingly small one (in terms of driver volume). Between a couple of drivers retiring from full-time racing due to age/health issues, one driver quitting because he is a penniless backstabber, two regular drivers quitting because they believed an irrational gossip, a few bought karts and never raced with us one (which makes absolutely zero sense whatsoever), and a few who used to race with us decided to race the more pricey 2-WD classes on other local tracks (which is ok in our book) and not race with us at all anymore (kind of backstabbyish). This means that only 13 drivers have competed thus far in 2011, probably our smallest active roster in the past 7-10 years. Let’s get more people out already! We have 14 karts and only 6-10 weekly drivers? Let’s go, people!

     

    2011 Point Standings as of 8/5/2011 

    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-‘the-last-completed-season’ are found on this webpage, complete 2006-08 standings on Oswego Speedway Kartway on this page, and 2000-to-‘the-last-completed-season’ wins are on this page.

    Pos.

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

    Total Points (Place)

    Average Points Per Feature

    2011
    Events

    2011
    Features

    2011
    Heat Wins

    2011 Feature Wins

    Career Feature Wins (2000-up)

    Years Pro at GKC

    1st

    Matt Stevens ProfileMaster Matt Stevens 
    (Galletta’s #33, 3, 80)

    1,500.0

    115.38

    9

    13

    0

    5

    103

    16th

    2nd

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

    1,440.5

    110.81

    9

    13

    0

    1

    55

    16th

    3rd

    Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta 
    (Galletta #54, Galletta’s #6)

    1,410.0

    108.46

    9

    13

    1

    1

    4

    3rd

    4th

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

    1,390.0

    106.92

    9

    13

    0

    2

    6

    5th

    5th

    Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (2011)Joe Sereno 
    (Galletta’s #5, 1, 2, 9)

    1,312.5

    100.96

    8

    13

    0

    1

    1

    1st

    6th

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

    1,228.0

    111.64

    8

    11

    0

    1

    1

    1st

    7th

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

    941.5

    94.15

    4

    10

    2

    2

    3

    3rd

    9th

    Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
    (Galletta’s #1, 7, 9, 28) 
    @@@

    543.0

    77.57

    3

    7

    0

    0

    2

    5th

    9th

    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

    10th

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

    367.5

    91.88

    3

    4

    2

    0

    0

    (R)

    11th

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

    328.0

    65.60

    1

    3

    0

    0

    0

    (R)

    12th

    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

    Chase Sereno in Galletta's #6Chase Sereno 
    (Galletta’s #6, 9) 
    @
    283.0
    94.33
    2
    3
    0
    0
    0
    (R)

    14th

    Rob Clarke in Galletta's #2Rob Clarke 
    (Galletta’s #2) 
    @
    194.0
    97.00
    1
    2
    0
    0
    0
    2nd

    15th

    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
    (R) = 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. 


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    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 77.57
    Jason Platt
    0
    91.88
    AJ Nason 0 94.33
    Robert Clarke 0 97.00
    Randy Platt 0 100.13
    Joe Sereno 1 100.96
    Tim Galletta  1 108.46
    Chris Stevens 1 110.81
    Justin Galletta 1 111.64
    Jeff Tetro 2 95.44
    Melissa Stevens 2 114.36
    Matt Stevens 4 121.05
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