6/23/2012: The Brian Almost Had It 50 60 Lapper?!

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios


SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2012: That gosh darn it all to heck Matty-Joey. Already he is a class above all Oswego area karters (yes, that includes the other tracks) with his experience and win Father's Day 2012 45-Lappertotals (racing more years that some local racers have been alive, more years than other tracks have been open, and having more wins than countless of the other leading racers combined have), and many have been hard-earned/”damn-it-he’s-good” wins, but he wins some where he just doesn’t really deserve them as much as another driver… they just fall into his lap anyway! This was another one. Brian Galletta deserved to win this one. He has raced for years – being one of the original members of the club that his cousins founded – with only one regular feature win to his credit (that happened so long ago–2004–most of us forgot about it, including himself, and a second “All-Galletta” race where it was technically a rookie race where he was the only experienced driver on the track at the time). He had been fast in prior Klassics. And tonight, he led fifty four of the first fifty-six laps, and at times pulled away from the pack. But then here comes Matt. Now keep in mind, Matt hears the rumors that some people actually have the gall to believe that Matt’s karts are just better than the rest and he rigs it. When he hears this, he gets pretty peeved off considering that he often spends more money on and more time repairing everyone else’s karts (usually they are slow, and he helps speed them up for them! Yes, that’s right… he helps speed up his competition!) and often neglects his own (like in the opener, he gassed visitor’s karts while his own was not gassed since last year and he ran out of gas in the lead!). So, he likes to prove naysayers wrong and hops into a kart that everyone else says sucks and can’t win. Something that Kyle Reuter also has done – and almost did it twice. Then he proceeds to smoke them in said kart. Oops, Matt did it again, and it’s far from the first time (we lost track). Here is the tale…

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Race Results

Posted in 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

50-Lap Feature for Week Three:

Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) {NR} leads the 13-kart field away at Galletta's!

The race was originally scheduled for Sunday June 24th, but due to Timmy’s daughter’s high school graduation party (Congrats, Morgan!), we moved the race up a day. Per usual, all regular feature starts at Galletta’s are handicapped via (1) inverted wins, (2) inverted points-per-race, with inexperienced rookies in the back until they qualify via enough green flag laps (and ones where they hold a good, safe, competitive groove) to run up front.

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


    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie
    DNS = Did Not Start (DUI)

Brian Galletta storms by Adam Lytle for the lead on lap two! Shortly after this, Justin Galletta, who started 3rd and looked to be the fastest kart on track last week, dropped to the rear with a sputtering motor. Apparently, the choke lever was accidentally hit during the start-up and not noticed until the green flag dropped. This leaves all kinds of room for conspiracy theories to be alledged. Hmmm....

Brian Galletta storms by Adam Lytle for the lead on lap two! Shortly after this, Justin Galletta, who started 3rd and looked to be the fastest kart on track last week, dropped to the rear with a sputtering motor. Apparently, the choke lever was accidentally hit during the startup and not noticed until the green flag dropped. This leaves all kinds of room for conspiracy theories to be alleged. Hmmm…. Now, all kidding aside, when inspected, the carb indeed get clogged, and we joke because the last time after someone was wickedfast, then had a carb clog, accused us of a conspiracy and never came back... (waaah waah, amazing his nickname turns so easily from “flyin'” to “cryin'” like Buddy said!)

Brian Galletta was smoking! The field that is! He was pulling away from (2nd) Chris Stevens, (3rd) Tim Galletta and (4th) Matt Stevens. But he then started slowing down once he realized that Chris and Matt (who slipped by Tim - slowed by a leaking head gasket) were starting to challenge him. This set up a tremendous triangle of racing for the lead between three of the original members of the club!

Brian Galletta was smoking! The field that is! He was pulling away from (2nd) Chris Stevens, (3rd) Tim Galletta and (4th) Matt Stevens. But he then started slowing down once he realized that Chris and Matt (who slipped by Tim – slowed by a leaking head gasket) were starting to challenge him. This set up a tremendous triangle of racing for the lead between three of the original members of the club! Jared Halstead (Tim’s brother-in-law from Ohio in only his 3rd feature race – he won his 2nd feature two years ago this week!) even snuck up and challenged the trio in stunning fashion on one occasion, but spun out.

The race was supposed to be 50 laps. Flagger Wesley James Trogre Stevens wound up giving us an additioanl TEN laps, much like last year's Klassic went more laps than it was supposed to, too. This was basically the battle for most of the time from laps fifteen through fifty-three, with Chris and Matt side-by-side trading places and ducking down under Brian. Brian held them off in exciting, wheel-to-wheel action! This was until a restart on lap fifty-four, when Brian, who knew his #28 was sputtering, started to realize he needed that checkered to fall soon or else the kart was not going to keep the pace needed to hold on to the win, and several times exclaimed "F***!" On that restart, the kart didn't make it... and he dropped to the rear on the backstretch. When this happened, a lot of tire brushing happened on the back stretch and a small pileup happened in turn 4, and Brian's drive tire popped. Chris even lost two spots during the ordeal, and managed to gain them back on a restart, but Matt had the win sealed.

The race was supposed to be 50 laps. Flagger Wesley James Trogre Stevens wound up giving us an addition TEN laps, much like last year’s Klassic went more laps than it was supposed to, too. This was basically the battle for most of the time from laps fifteen through fifty-three, with Chris and Matt side-by-side trading places and ducking down under Brian. Brian held them off in exciting, wheel-to-wheel action! This was until a restart on lap fifty-four, when Brian, who knew his #28 was sputtering, started to realize he needed that checkered to fall soon or else the kart was not going to keep the pace needed to hold on to the win, and several times exclaimed “F***!” On that restart, the kart didn’t make it… and he dropped to the rear on the backstretch. When this happened, a lot of tire brushing happened on the back stretch and a small pileup happened in turn 4, and Brian’s drive tire popped. Chris even lost two spots during the ordeal, and managed to gain them back on a restart, but Matt had the win sealed.

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

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) [3 friggin’ wins.]
  2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  3. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54)
  4. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) {NR}
  5. Jared Halstead (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) 
  6. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) {NR} 
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19; #80)
  8. Doug Bradford (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) {NR}DNF:
  9. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  10. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) {NR}
  11. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02; Galletta’s #6) {NR}
  12. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  13. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – DNS
    RETCON MAKE-UP POINT CREDITS:
  14. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187) – Credit from 8/12/2012 Make-Up Race
  15. Billy Truax (DS Humphreys #81) – Credit from 9/7/2012 Make-Up Race

    {NR} = 1st Time on track / Newbie; Inexperienced Rookie
    DNS = Did Not Start (DUI)

When Brian brought out the caution with a slowing kart, one of the drivers crunched into his drivewheel tire, putting a decent size puncture in it. Poor Brian with nothing but bad luck after a promising performance. It’ll turn around soon enough.
Poor Brian Galletta - drive tire popped to add insult to the injury of losing with a few laps to go!

2012 Point Standings after 6/23/2012’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, 0)

497.0

165.67

3

3

1-1

3

107

17th

2nd.

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

458.5

152.83

3

3

1-1

0

58

17th

3rd.
(9th.)

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

348.0

116.00

3

3

0-1

0

1

6th

4th.
(7th.)

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

343.5

114.50

3

3

0-1

0

6

4th

5th.

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

326.0

108.67

3

3

0-1

0

6

6th

6th.
(3rd.)

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

322.5

107.50

2

3

0-1

0

1

2nd

7th.
(10th)

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

318.0

106.00

2

3

1-1

0

0

®

8th.

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

315.0

105.00

2

3

0-1

0

0

®

9th. (4th.)

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

309.0

103.00

2

3

0

1

2nd

10th.
(6th.)

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

305.0

101.67

3

3

0-2

0

0

®

11th.
(12th.)

Doug Bradford - Galletta's #0 - 6/10/2012Doug Bradford
(Galletta’s #0, #1)

257.0

85.67

3

3

1-2

0

0
®

12th.
(11th.)

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 6/10/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6)

253.0

84.33

3

3

0-2

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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