6/17/2012: 17th Annual Father’s Day 45

Posted on June 17th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios


Father's Day 2012 45-LapperSUNDAY, JUNE 17TH, 2012:
 That darn Matty-Joey. Matt may not have been the fastest kart on the track. Maybe not even the 2nd fastest. But he was the craftiest, and used his patented slingshot maneuvers to sneak by faster karts and win the 2nd half of the postponed 2012 Opener (that grew to 16 karts), and the 13-kart/45-lap Father’s Day 45. He’s still the most dominant force in Oswego County karting by far. Here is the story….

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

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Race Results

Posted in 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

SEASON OPENING FEATURE 45 – PART 2 (6/17/2012):

ORDER OF POSTPONED RACE AFTER LAP 21 OF 45 TO RESUME AS:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
  2. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) 
  3. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  5. Doug Bradford (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) {NR} – 2 Warnings for wrecking
  6. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) {NR}
  7. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) – Caution for sputtering carb
  8. William Ruggio (Ruggio #02) {NR} – Caution for Blown Tire/Chain
  9. Trevor Tuck (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) {NR} – 3 Warnings for wrecking
  10. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  11. Randy Platt (Platt-itude #187) -17 laps down
  12. John Galvin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR} -17 laps down
    — Any additional competitors can join but are 21 laps down.

    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie
    Warnings for Wrecking = Rookies are allowed 3 cautions. Once they reach the third, they may have to park the kart for remainder of feature if asked. This is a rookie wreck rule in place since 2006, as without newbie drivers, a 45 lap feature will take 15-30 minutes. With newbies, a 45-lap feature can take over 1-2 hours.

The final 24 laps of the race resumed on 6/17/2012 as a prelude before the Father’s Day 45. Chris Stevens led for 13 laps and was taking it relatively easy until Matt Stevens caught him sleeping and passed Chris via a slingshot pass.

Chris hounds Matt during the 2012 Opener

Chris then hounded Matt and bumped his little brother a handful of times, and even almost got him back on a restart – but Matt in the lead on this track is too tough to beat without traffic or a mechanical failure. He steals the win back from his brother, one that Chris nearly stole when Matt ran out of gas last weekend before postponement of the race! Tremendous race nonetheless!

FINAL ORDER OF FINISH:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
  2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
  3. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) 
  4. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54)
  5. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  6. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  7. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) {NR} (-1 lap down)
  8. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) (-21 laps down = Entered 6/17; finished 6th on track)
  9. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) {NR} (-21 laps down = Entered 6/17)
  10. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) {NR} (-21 laps down = Entered 6/17)
  11. Eric Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR} (-21 laps down = Entered 6/17)
  12. William Ruggio (Ruggio #02) {NR} (-22 laps down = mechanical failure)
  13. Doug Bradford (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) {NR} (-23 laps down = mechanical failure)
  14. Trevor Tuck (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) {NR} (-24 laps down = DQ: 3 Warnings for wrecking)
  15. Randy Platt (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) (-38 laps down = left early)
  16. John Galvin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR} (-38 laps down = left early)Retcon Make-Up Points:
  17. Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) – Credited from 7/29/2012 Retcon Race
  18. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) -Credited from 8/12/2012 Retcon Race
  19. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) – Credited from 8/12/2012 Retcon Race
  20. Shane Fetterly (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credited from 8/19/2012 Retcon Race
  21. John Moore (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) – Credited from 8/19/2012 Retcon Race
  22. James Fragale (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) – Credited from 8/26/2012 Retcon Race
  23. William Truax (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credited from 8/26/2012 Retcon Race
  24. Chris Bartlett (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) – Credited from 9/1/2012 Retcon Race
  25. Dan “Busket Case” Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) – Credited from 9/1/2012 Retcon Race
  26. Shawn Malone (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credited from 9/1/2012 Retcon Race
  27. Ed Bristol (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) – Credited from 9/7/2012 Retcon Race
  28. Joe Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credited from 9/7/2012 Retcon Race

    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie
    DQ: Disqualified for the 3 Warnings for Wrecking = 1st Timer Rookies are allowed 3 cautions where they are found entirely or partially at fault for an accident that brings out the caution (a spin, a wreck, or mechanical failures all count). Once they reach the third, they may have to park the kart for remainder of feature if asked, decision is made by the starter, property owner, and/or complaints from drivers, flaggers and/or spectators. This is a rookie wreck rule in place since 2006, as without newbie drivers, a 45 lap feature will take 15-30 minutes. With newbies, a 45-lap feature can take over 1-2 hours.

2012 FATHER’S DAY 45 | 13-KARTS:

Due to getting in a 1st-Timer retcon rookie race and the final 24 laps of our opening 45 (that had a lot of cautions), and the fact that the karts were already warned up, we semi-inverted the field for the 2nd feature. Adam Lytle was the only newbie who was allowed to start up front because he got more laps in than the other rookies from the prior week.

Starting Lineup:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) {NR}
  2. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  3. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  5. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54)
  6. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) 
  7. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
  9. William Ruggio (Ruggio #02) {NR}
  10. Doug Bradford (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) {NR}
  11. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) {NR}
  12. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) {NR}
  13. Eric Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) {NR}OPEN KARTS:
  14. Open kart (Galletta’s #1)
  15. Open kart (Galletta’s #3 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  16. Open kart (Galletta’s #8 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  17. Open kart (Lindsley #14 – owner injured; kart open for sale: contact us)
  18. Open kart (Chrusher.com #74 – not ready to race; chassis needs rebuilding)
  19. Open kart (SNF #80 – reserved for Melissa’s backup)
  20. Open kart (Platt-num #187 – reserved for Randy; not ready to race; blown motor)

    {NR} = Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie

The rookie Adam Lytle impressed early on, as he held a good groove (the hardest part for most rookies – once they get a feel for it and hit it consistently, that’s when they can race competitively with the vets) and stayed in the lead for the first fifteen laps, an impressive feat for a rookie in only his 2nd race.

The battle to the front usually determines the outcome. Whichever vet can get into the lead usually can hold on to it for a win. So here we see Tim Galletta (#54) holding off Chris Stevens (#4), Matt Stevens (#33) and Joe Sereno (#5). Timmy has been plagued by a sputtering carb and hasn’t been his usual tough self, and has only been a mid-pack runner the 1st two features.

Now, what did I say in the prior picture captions? Rookies can often compete once they find the handle on the kart they are driving and learn that fast outer groove, but ONE mistake is all it takes for a veteran to capitalize and go bye-bye. This was the case on lap 16, as Matt went from 4th to 1st between the 3rd and 4th turns by slingshotting by Chris, Justin, and Adam when Adam got a little too high in the loose upper burn of turn 4 (Chris actually passed Justin as well, but momentarily thought the caution came out for Adam’s slip off the track, and Justin got him back). That’s all Matt needed, taking the lead despite the fact that Justin and Chris appeared as fast or faster than him.

This was the battle for the rest of the way. Justin Galletta was working VERY hard to repeat as the Galletta’s Father’s Day Champion (as he won it last year). Justin continuously attacked with the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7 (powered by his dad’s backup motor) and put in an outstanding effort to take the lead from Matt, hounding him and showing him a wheel a handful of times. Chris as well was staying with them both. But just like last race… once Matt gets into the lead, he is almost impossible to defeat minus traffic or mechanical failure. And hold on he did, for the 1st clean sweep of two features in one night at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Club Speedway!

FINAL ORDER OF FINISH:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
  2. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  5. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) {NR} 
  6. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) {NR}

    DNF:
  7.  Eric Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6; #1 = -5pt.) {NR}
  8. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) 
  9. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) {NR}
  10. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54)
  11. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  12. William Ruggio (Ruggio #02) {NR}
  13. Doug Bradford (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) {NR}Make-up Retcon Race Points:
  14. Randy Platt (Platt-Num #187) = Credited via 8/7/2012 Retcon Race
  15. Bill Truax (DS Humphreys #81) = Credited via the 9/1/2012 Retcon Race

    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie
    Kart Change = -5 pt. penalty during a regular season feature, and -1 pt. for each additional kart change. Penalty is higher (-20pts.) in Klassic.
    DNF = Did Not Finish (Mechanical Problems)


2012 Point Standings after 6/17/2012’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 division’s complete 2006-08 standings on Oswego Speedway’s lil’ 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. (Last Week)

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

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

2012
Events

2012
Features

2012
Heat Wins-
Entered

2012 Feature Wins

Career Feature Wins (2000-up)

Years Pro at GKC

1st

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

332.0

166.00

2

2

1-1

2

106

17th

2nd

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

294.0

147.25

2

2

1-1

0

58

17th

3rd

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

247.5

123.75

2

2

0-1

0

1

2nd

4th. (13th)

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

228.0

114.25

1

2

0

1

2nd

5th.
(6th)

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

225.0

112.50

2

2

0-1

0

6

6th

6th.
(7th)

Adam Lytle #33c - 6/10/2012Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c)

215.0

107.50

2

2

0-2

0

0

®

7th.
(4th)

Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(T-Galletta #54)

207.5

103.75

2

2

0-1

0

6

4th

8th. (12th)

Etic Woolworth - Galletta's Greenhouse #2 - 6/17/2012Eric Woolworth
(Galletta’s #2)

204.0

102.00

1

2

0-1

0

0

®

9th.
(5th)

Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
(Platt-num #287)

197.0

98.50

2

2

0-1

0

2

6th

10th.
(14th)

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner
(Galletta’s #9)

196.0

98.00

1

2

1-1

0

0

®

11th.
(13th)

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 6/10/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02)

168.0

84.00

2

2

0-2

0

0

®

12th.
(11th)

Doug Bradford - Galletta's #0 - 6/10/2012Doug Bradford
(Galletta’s #0)

156.0

78.00

2

2

1-2

0

0
®

13th.
(12th)

Eric Sereno - Galletta's Greenhouse #6 - 6/17/2012Eric Sereno
(Galletta’s 6)

176.0

88.00

1

2

1-1

0

0

®

14th.

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0-2

0

0

®

15th.

Trevor Jock - Galletta's #9 -6/10/2012Trevor Jock
(Galletta’s #9)

72.0

72.00

1

1

0-2

0

®

16th.

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

69.0

69.00

1

1

0-1

0

5

5th

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.
® = 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 2000-2011 GALLETTA’S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

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