Tim Galletta gets the win by passing his son coming out of turn 4 on the last lap!

Labor Day Extermination 45SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2011: In honor of the Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified Classic 200 -a race which we shaped our own karting club’s season and 200-lap “Klassic” championship after – we originally planned to race on Labor Day Monday. However, due to the Oswego Classic being moved up three hours to avoid rain, only getting caught in a few minute shower, and seeing that we had a small window before more rain came in later, we tried to race Sunday after Classic knowing that Sunday night and Monday could very well rain-out our race. Kenny Lindsley III flew off the track while leading most of the show, which set up Justin Galletta to lead late. But on turn 4, Justin’s clutch teeth literally gave out on the spot and his father Tim Galletta took the Labor Day 45-Lapper! (Oddly, a bit of a mirror image of Otto Sitterly passing his teammate on the last turn to win the Oswego Classic 200). Our own 16th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200-lapper (that’s right, not a 40-50 Lapper, that’s our regular weekly race, not a championship) will be at either the end of September or the start of October. Racers – please help us plan ahead and lock down a good date by giving us dates that you can and cannot do. Thanks! Sory that the pics, descriptions, results & points took so long (my new work schedule has put me WAYY behind… sorry!). Check back soon for videos!

 

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on August 31st, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

YouTube video to this race is currently being produced and is forthcoming here. 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 - 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.

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.

 

Race Results

Posted on September 10th, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

45-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

The race begins with Quick Kenny Linseley III leading in the Galletta's #2.

The race begins with Quick Kenny Linseley III leading in the Galletta’s #2.

Starting Lineup:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2011 Wins

  1. Ken Lindsley III (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. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
  5. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [2 wins]
  6. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [2 wins]
  7. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)  [6 wins]

    {R} = 1st Season / Experienced Rookie

    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie

Kenny was dominant early on, and slowly pulled away from the rest of the pack. Oddly enough, his weight bar came off and took out Joe Sereno's Galletta's #5 kart's drive system via bending the drive wheel axle, which just piles on more and more kart changes and DNFs for poor ol' Joe!

Kenny was dominant early on, and slowly pulled away from the rest of the pack. Oddly enough, his weight bar came off and took out Joe Sereno’s Galletta’s #5 kart’s drive system via bending the drive wheel axle, which just piles on more and more kart changes and DNFs for poor ol’ Joe!

Kenny led until he flew off the track in turn 3 while leading. He then crashed into the tower's protective tire walls while trying to make his way back up through the field attempting to pass both Matt and Chris on the outside in successive laps. He almost did, but flat out ran out of room!

Kenny led until he flew off the track in turn 3 while leading. He then crashed into the tower’s protective tire walls while trying to make his way back up through the field attempting to pass both Matt and Chris on the outside in successive laps. He almost did, but flat out ran out of room!

Tim Galletta (#54) worked his way up through the field to second (#54) and kept his son Justin Galletta (#7) in sight for a last-lap challenge while Melissa, Chris, Matt, Ken and Joe all tried to get them both.

Tim Galletta (#54) worked his way up through the field to second (#54) and kept his son Justin Galletta (#7) in sight for a last-lap challenge while Melissa, Chris, Matt, Ken and Joe all tried to get them both.

Melissa Stevens (#19) in her patented middle-groove, holds off both her brother-in-law Chris (#8) in his patented high-groove and her husband Matt (#3) in his patened low-groove. She did so for the whole race in fact.

Melissa Stevens (#19) in her patented middle-groove, holds off both her brother-in-law Chris (#8) in his patented high-groove and her husband Matt (#3) in his patened low-groove. She did so for the whole race in fact.

The racing was pretty much this close for most of the way. On a big track, that's saying a lot. Don't you wish all races were this close? Haha, and we spend just a few hundred dollars to build these things that are so competitive! Maybe that's why we aren't the most popular amongst local race fan folk?

The racing was pretty much this close for most of the way. On a big track, that’s saying a lot. Don’t you wish all races were this close? Haha, and we spend just a few hundred dollars to build these things that are so competitive! Maybe that’s why we aren’t the most popular amongst local race fan folk?

So Justin had the lead on lap 44 in turn 4. But the clutch sprocket on the #7 burned out literally in turn 4, and lost two positions as he glided to a 3rd place finish, getting passed by his father for the win. But Justin wasn't the only one to have a mechanical problem lose him positions on the last lap...

So Justin had the lead on lap 44 in turn 4. But the clutch sprocket on the #7 burned out literally in turn 4, and lost two positions as he glided to a 3rd place finish, getting passed by his father for the win. But Justin wasn’t the only one to have a mechanical problem lose him positions on the last lap…

Here is another angle of the same deal. Justin raises his hand in frustration as his father burns by him for a last second win. At the same exact time, Matt Stevens, who made his way up to 4th by trapping his brother Chris on his wife Melissa with a couple laps to go, broke a throttle cable in turn 3, and like Justin also glided to a finish, losing two positions before reaching the finish line (pushing his kart along by hand). A crazy end to a good all-around race.

Here is another angle of the same deal. Justin raises his hand in frustration as his father burns by him for a last second win. At the same exact time, Matt Stevens, who made his way up to 4th by trapping his brother Chris on his wife Melissa with a couple laps to go, broke a throttle cable in turn 3, and like Justin also glided to a finish, losing two positions before reaching the finish line (pushing his kart along by hand). A crazy end to a good all-around race.

Final Order of Finish:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2011 Wins

  1. Tim Galletta (Galletta #54) [3 wins]
  2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)  [2 wins]
  3. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) {R} [1 win]
  4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [2 wins]
  5. Ken Lindsley III (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
  6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33, #3, #80)  [6 wins]
  7. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, #1) {R} [1 win] DNF
    {R} = 1st Season / Experienced Rookie
    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie
    DNF = Did Not Finishl; Mechanical Problems

Matt believes that both problems would have been prevented if he had more time before the race to replace the clutch sprocket on the #7 and the throttle cable on the #3. But due to us rushing to get a race in after the Oswego Speedway Classic 200 and before rain set in was essentially the reason why both Justin and Matt lost two postions each on the last lap and why Justin narrowly missed getting his 2nd career feature win, while his father aquired his 3rd on 2011 alone. Oh, and Timmy gloated about his triumph on facebook during the next few days…




Next race should be Friday or Sunday, but please check back. After Labor Day, our schedule is more adjustable and less predictable, but we try to race Fridays or Saturdays over Sundays (NFL Football).

Ogie apparently got a hold of a camera a couple days after the race and did an interview.

2011 Point Standings after 9/4/2011’s Event

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 season’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

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

2,008.5

111.58

13

18

0

2

56

16th

2nd

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

1,972.0

109.56

13

18

0

6

104

16th

3rd

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

1,945.5

106.19

13

18

1

3

6

3rd

4th

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

1,872.0

104.00

13

18

0

2

6

5th

5th

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

1,867.5

103.75

11

18

0

1

1

1st

6th

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

1,810.5

100.58

13

18

2

1

1

1st

7th

Randy "Bobandi" Platt in Platt-num #28 (2011)Randy “Bobandi” Platt
(Platt-num #28, 187, Galletta’s #2, 0) @@

1,004.0

100.40

5

10

4

1

4

3rd

8th

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

10th

Ken Lindsley III in Galletta's #0 on 8 29 2011Kenny Lindsley III
(Galletta’s #0, 2)
@@@
391.0
78.20
2
5
0
0
0
3rd

11th

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

367.5

91.88

3

4

2

0

0

(R)

12th

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

328.0

65.60

1

3

0

0

0

(R)

13th

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

14th

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

15th

MC Howell in Galletta's #6 in 2011Mike Howell
(Galletta’s #6)
@
199.5
99.75
1
2
1
0
0
2nd

16th

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

17th

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)

18th

Ken Lindsley Jr. in Galletta's #1 on 8 29 2011Ken Lindsley Jr.
(Galletta’s #1)
@@
143.0
71.50
1
2
0
0
0
2nd

19th

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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Handicap Start Order for the Next Race:

As usual with all GKC Regular Season events, starts are handicapped via (1) Wins and then (2) Points-per-race. Exceptions are:
(a) 2nd of a Twin-Feature [Starting Grid for 2nd will be inverted from finish of the 1st, except wins still take precedent], 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

Ken Lindsley Jr. 0 71.50
Brian Galletta 0 77.57
Kenny Lindsley III 0 78.20
AJ Nason 0 94.33
Robert Clarke 0 97.00
Mike Howell 0 99.75
Randy Platt 1 100.40
Joe Sereno 1 100.58
Justin Galletta 1 103.75
Jeff Tetro 2 94.15
Melissa Stevens 2 102.50
Chris Stevens 2 111.58
Tim Galletta 3 108.08
Matt Stevens 6 109.56
Any Additional New Entrants = Veterans, then Rookies
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