Randy Platt & Tim Galletta won the "Bobandi's Back Twin 30s"!

The Return of Randy Bobandi Twin 30s.The Return of Randy Bobandi Twin 30s.MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2011: With the regularly scheduled Sunday the 21st getting a washout, our race was moved to Monday the 22nd. Randy “The Bobandi” Platt made his triumphant return from his self-imposed half-summer hiatus to promptly win his first race back relatively unchallenged, taking his first feature win of 2011. The 2nd 30-Lapper saw Chris Stevens lead the first 27 laps only to break a throttle cable, and Tim Galletta took care of the final three en route to his 2nd win of 2011. The track was smooth and fast, and passes were at a premium. In a show of how fast and equal these karts are, the Galletta’s #2 has sat idle for most of the season without a pilot, until Randy took it to victory lane just like he did last year. It is no lie, but it seems as if some people don’t believe it when we say we have 14 race-ready/feature-winning/arrive-and-drive karts on site, many of which are free to drive, open to anybody who donates for gas/parts, and a good, experienced driver can win in each and any one of them on any given race. And, we can help you build your own potent/feature-winning kart as well for bottom dollar. It is proven and proven again and again, yet some weeks we don’t have driver butts in the kart seats. Fortunately, this week was not amongst them, as we had 8 karts on the track… but do the math – that means there were several still sitting idle. Get out and race, people! Our 200-Lapper is coming soon, and you want to be seasoned for that one! Anybody can win, but you have to work at learning the track and the karts to do so. Join us today! Videos coming when done and race results are up here! Now let’s review the race:

 

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

8/22/2011 Twin-30 Lap Features | Galletta’s Backyard Go-Karting Club (FULL RACES)

 All picture captures & video clips are directly taken from our weekly DVDs, which are almost always available to buy the day after the race. It’s best to pre-order them so I can have them ready on race day for you.

DVD Menu - Oswego Dirt Cartting - Galletta's Greenhouse 2011 Volume 8

Above is this race’s menu. For a DVD copy of this race, please e-mail or call Chris Stevens and ask for this week’s race. Each disc is chock full of between 1 to 3 hours of racing in the highest-possible DVD resolution with Dolby Stereo 2.0 Surround Sound, predominantly from multiple angles and are only $5 each (discounts available for multiple copies or regular kart Galletta-Kart renters). We accept PayPal or cash, and can either ship or arrange for pickup. We now have THREE angles to catch all the action, although one is stationary on the start-finish line for those close call photo finishes.

 

Race Results

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

ROOKIE & RETCON (MAKE-UP POINT) RACE:

Yeah, so anybody reading our website for a while so knows that we have newbie rookie qualifiers and make-up races for people who have missed at least one race. They are counted in the earliest race they missed and scored as if they started the race but did not finish it. Obviously, the more people who do makeup races, the less points they are good for, meaning that they are best for people who miss one or two events (keeps them in the points race) but not that great for people who miss a bunch (for them it’s the real racing experience that counts more than the points). We do not do these because they help the people who make every race (which is usually just the founders most seasons), we do it for the people who simply cannot make every single one due to work/family/money/etc.. In the long run, it helps everybody.

Newbie Rookie Harold "Hal" Borland looked good leading the retcon point race (in the Galletta's #6) with Randy Platt (#2) and Justin Galletta (#7) breathing down his neck.

Newbie Rookie Harold “Hal” Borland looked good leading the retcon point race (in the Galletta’s #6) with Randy Platt (#2) and Justin Galletta (#7) breathing down his neck. However, right after this, inexperience caught up with him and he had a wild flip from running so close to the edge and going over our 20 degree banked turn (see on video). Oh, and he was okay and LOVED it. But he showed potential, which we always like to see!

Retcon / Rookie Make-up Points 8-Lap Race Finish & Scoring Credits: 
Again, each driver is counted and credited for the earliest race they missed, and are allowed to enter any and every make-up race we hold until they are caught up.

  1. Randy Platt (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) 
    – Credit for two 9th place finishes in 7/3/2011‘s Twin-35s
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) 
    – Credit for two 8th place finishes in the 8/5/2011‘s Twin-30s
  3. Hal Borland (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR} 
    – Credit for 16th place finish in 6/5/2011‘s 50-Lapper

    {NR} = Newbie / Inexperienced Rookie

Now to the regular racing action, son…

30-LAP FEATURE #1:

8 kart show tonight! Not bad for a Monday raindate! And Bobandi's finally back after taking a chunk of the season off due to personal reasons.

8 kart show tonight! Not bad for a Monday raindate! And Bobandi’s finally back after taking a chunk of the season off due to personal reasons. Lo and behold, he’s point-handicapped on the pole!

Starting Lineup:

  1. Randy Platt (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R} [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 #4) [1 win]
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
  7. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [6 wins]
  8. Hal Borland (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR}

    {NR} = Newbie / Inexperienced Rookie
    {R} = 1st Season / Experienced Rookie

With the rain-outs, our back-turn angle has been under-covered due to our usual cameraman Gene Galletta not attending any of the raindate races. Here a stationary shot still took a decent angle of the action.

With the rain-outs, our back-turn angle has been under-covered due to our usual cameraman Gene Galletta not attending any of the raindate races. Here a stationary shot still took a decent angle of the action.

The track was fast all night. Even Matt, who usually picks people off when the track is a bit sub-par, had difficulty getting a pass.

The track was fast all night. Even Matt, who usually picks people off when the track is a bit sub-par, had difficulty getting a pass. Then again, the Matt-Stopper, Chris, was holding him off, which saved others from what he calls “the torture rack” of moves he throws at people. Chris has seen them all, and can take the challenges better than anybody, but with the races close and so thin competitor-wise, Matt has been getting by everyone by capitalizing on one slow kart or one bad bump.

On a mid-race restart, Justin Galletta took the #7 under Randy's #2, but Boban-the-man held him off on the quicker outside lane.

On a mid-race restart, Justin Galletta took the #7 under Randy’s #2, but Boban-the-man held him off on the quicker angle of the outside lane.

Here Tim Galletta (#54), Chris Stevens (#4), and Matt Stevens (#33) each try to advance a position by trapping the other in traffic.

When a 1st-time rookie is out there, it will always take time for them to get up to speed. In the meantime, until they learn the track and karts, new guys (and girls) do provide passing opportunities when they are lapped. Here Tim Galletta (#54), Chris Stevens (#4), and Matt Stevens (#33) each try to advance a position by trapping the other in traffic.

Matt almost snuck under the rookie Hal, but couldn't find the room, sparing both Tim and Chris from potentially losing positions

One such opportunity occured on the last lap of feature 1, when Matt almost snuck under the rookie Hal, but couldn’t find the room, sparing both Tim and Chris from potentially losing positions. The usual unstoppable karting terror known as Go-Kart Mozart Master Matt only wound up passing his wife Melissa in the first show, and Randy Platt took all 30 laps (and their bonus points) for the grand-slam win.

Final Order of Finish:

  1. Randy Platt (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [1 win, son!]
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) [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 #4) [1 win]
  6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)  [6 wins]
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
  8. Hal Borland (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR}

    {NR} = Newbie / Inexperienced Rookie
    {R} = 1st Season / Experienced Rookie

30-LAP FEATURE #2:

As most readers know, we handicap our races via inverting the wins and points. However, for the 2nd of a Twin-30, we don’t have time to tally the points between races, and we have traditionally invert the finish of the 1st. However, after the last Twin-30s when Matt finished last in the 1st and then utterly blew away the feature via starting on the pole, we went back to our system that we set up late last year, where we still invert, but more wins still must be handicapped in the back to prevent another case of someone with as many points and wins as Matt to start on the pole. This set up a very dynamic field, with one exception… now Chris – who although has won the last two track championships despite only winning 3 features in the last 3 years – starts up front!

Starting Lineup:

  1. Hal Borland (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR}
  2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 win]
  3. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [1 win]
  4. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
  5. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) [1 win]
  6. Randy Platt (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [1 win]
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
  8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [6 wins]

    {NR} = Newbie / Inexperienced Rookie
    {R} = 1st Season / Experienced Rookie

Chris Stevens took the lead on the initial start and held the lead for the first twenty-six laps. Tim Galletta and Joe Sereno were able to stay close to the #4, but neither were able to mount a challenge.

Chris Stevens took the lead on the initial start and held the lead for the 1st 26 laps until his throttle cable snapped, allowing Tim Galletta the lead with 4 to go.

However, with the 26th curcuit nearly complete, with Chris holding a steady lead, the throttle cable snapped on the Galletta’s #4, again preventing Chris from getting only his 4th win in the past calendar 3 years. He hopped into the #8 (again, a -5 point penalty is charged for any mid-race kart change).

Timmy Galletta finished the final four laps to take his 2nd feature of 2011.

Timmy Galletta finished the final four laps to take his 2nd feature of 2011. He was followed by his son Justin in the #7, who under the radar snuck in two impressive 2nd place finishes tonight!

Final Order Of Finish:

  1. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [2 wins!]
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) [1 win]
  3. Randy Platt (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [1 win]
  4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)  [6 wins]
  5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4, #8) [1 win]
  6. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) {R} [1 win]
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
  8. Hal Borland (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR}

    {NR} = Newbie / Inexperienced Rookie
    {R} = 1st Season / Experienced Rookie

    [DNF] = Did Not Finish
    2nd Kart in same race = -5 pt. penalty

Next race should be Sunday unless the weather prevents us. As usual, we may run a rain date on an early weekday if enough racers are available for it, including a majority of regular drivers (drivers racing in at least 75% of the races held this season).

2011 Point Standings as of 8/22/2011 

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, our complete 2006-08 standings on Oswego Speedway’s Kartway on this page, and our 2000-to-‘the-last-completed-season’ wins are on this page. At seaseon’s end, the current totals will be added into the below.

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)

1,763.0

110.19

11

16

0

6

104

16th

2nd

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

1,703.0

106.44

11

16

0

1

55

16th

3rd

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

1,699.0

106.19

11

16

1

2

5

3rd

4th

Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens 
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80, Galletta’s #7)

1,598.0

99.88

11

16

0

2

6

5th

5th

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

1,588.5

99.28

11

16

0

1

1

1st

6th

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

1,507.0

100.47

9

15

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

8th

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

718.5

89.81

4

8

3

1

4

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

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

13th

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

Hal Borland in Galletta's Greenhouse #6 (8/22/2011)Harold “Hal” Borland
(Galletta’s #6) @

177.0

59.00

1

3

0

0

0

(R)

16th

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 Retcon Races (Heat race scored as if raced in the back of a previously missed feature)
T = Used Time-Outs (3 per driver per season; 5-10 minute break blocks)
L = Raced Light in handicap kart; Point penalty & warning only, no harsh DQs. 
(R) = Rookie (Inexperienced beginner with 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) for regular-season feature races and Klassic 200 (not for heats and Fall Bonus Races).
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, minus winners are still inverted . Klassic is started via time-trials.

VISIT THE 2000-2010 GALLETTA’S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

 

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Matt Stevens wins his 118th feature in the City of Oswego's two dirt karting tracks since 2000. Who is even close to that? Face it. You can't beat him. That's why you didn't show. Puss.
8/16/2011
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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 1 89.81
Joe Sereno 1 99.28
Justin Galletta 1 100.47
Chris Stevens 1 116.44
Jeff Tetro 2 94.15
Melissa Stevens 2 99.88
Tim Galletta  2 106.19
Matt Stevens 6 116.50
Any Additional New Entrants; Veterans, then Rookies
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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 1 89.81
Joe Sereno 1 99.28
Justin Galletta 1 100.47
Chris Stevens 1 116.44
Jeff Tetro 2 94.15
Melissa Stevens 2 99.88
Tim Galletta 2 106.19
Matt Stevens 6 116.50
Any Additional New Entrants; Veterans, then
Rookies
—.–