SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2012: Per usual in Mid-August at Galletta’s, we have a midsummer lull in driver turnout. It always seems to have early summer races with the most people, and late-summer/early-fall races we have less people come out. Then, by Klassic, we have possibly the most of the year, but sometimes karts are filled by 1st-Timer/newbie rookies who don’t have much hope and may cause a few wrecks. So, we need drivers racing on a regular basis and a full-field of seasoned drivers by Klassic, people! Only ten drivers showed this past Sunday, but, per usual, this did not stop a tremendous race that saw the lead change six times, and had several battles and wrecks to make things interesting for drivers, spectators, and the video alike. In fact, three 1st-year rookies battled back and forth for the lead most of the feature! But at the end of the day, it was Chris Stevens who emerged in first at the end, winning his fourth feature win in four race events! MORE…

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on Summer 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

[VIDEO FORTHCOMING: COME BACK SOON]YouTube video to this race is currently being produced and is forthcoming. 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.

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 with Pro-Logic 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 in 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

8/12/2012: RETCON / ROOKIE RACE (8-Laps/5-Karts):


SCORING:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R] * – Banked for future missed race
  2. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #33c) [R] * – Banked for future missed race
  3. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R] * – Banked & used on two 12ths in 8/26/2012’s Twin-30s)
  4. Shane Fetterly (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR] – Credited 20th 7/10/2012’s 45-Lapper
  5. John Moore (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [NR] – Credited 21st 7/10/2012’s 45-Lapper 

[R] = Seasoned Rookie (1st Year Driver)
[NR] = Newbie Rookie (1st Race Driver)

8/19/2012: HEAT 1 (5-Karts):


START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  3. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
  5. John Moore (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [NR]

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

  1. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
  3. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  4. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  5. John Moore (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [NR]

8/19/2012: HEAT #2 (5-Karts):


START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  3. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  5. Shane Fetterly (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]

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

  1. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  2. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
  5. Shane Fetterly (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]

8/19/2012: 45-LAP FEATURE (10-Karts):


Ten drivers battled (including tow 1st-time-on-track rookies, one of which did not start the feature although he qualified in the heat), although a handful of regular veteran drivers did not show up (Randy? Joe? Justin? These guys are needed on the track!). And although the 2012 crop of rookies are all growing into better drivers week by week, with overall less race experienced drivers on the track, the brothers Chris and Matt are getting to the front quicker and picking up more wins than they have in the past five or six seasons. More veteran drivers needed!!!

START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R]
  3. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  4. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  5. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #80) – 1 win
  6. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Team Take It #287) – 1 win
  7. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #4) – 3 wins
  8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33) – 6 wins
  9. Shane Fetterly (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
  10. John Moore (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [NR] – DNSAvailable/Unused/Open Karts:Some karts are backups reserved for their owners. Others are available for any/all racers (You?).
  11. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
  12. — (Ruggio #02b – Reserved for Bill Ruggio)
  13. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
  14. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 – Reserved for Matt)
  15. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  16. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
  17. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  18. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.Com #8 – Reserved for Chris)
  19. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.Com #74 – Reserved for Veterans Only)
  20. — (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Scissors n Fur #80 – Reserved for Melissa)
  21. — (D.S. Humphreys #81 – Reserved for Dave)
  22. — (Platt-num/Team Take It #187 – Reserved for Randy Platt)KEY:
    [R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver
    [NR] = Rookie/1st Race Driver
    DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified in)

Six lead changes between Ruggio, Woolworth, Spanfelner, and Chris Stevens, with the twenty-year-vet brothers Chris and Matt had several back and forth battles coming up through traffic, along with a handful of small wrecks – one of which took out the Galletta’s #4 and forced Chris into his other kart. But Chris took the lead late in that Galletta’s #8 when a fast D.S. Humphrey’s #54 developed sprocket problems in the lead. Matt came up to challenge his brother, and stayed with him for the most part, but not enough for a decent shot at a pass.

Winner of the 50-Lap, 10-Kart Feature Race on 8/19/2012 was Chris Stevens in the Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse #8! Matt Stevens started the year with four straight wins, but Chris has repeated this streak with four wins in four events (although a few others also got wins via Twin-30s). He’s closed in on Matt, but he still has a points lead, not to mention two more wins. Hopefully more experienced drivers will show up on raceday to slow the brothers down and get some different people in victory lane, otherwise it will be those two every week and the rookies won’t be able to get some 1st-time wins in.

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

  1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #4, 8)
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
  3. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #19)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-num #287, Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  5. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  6. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  7. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02G) [R]
  8. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R]
  9. Shane Fetterly (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
  10. John Moore (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [NR] – DNSRetconned Make-Up Race Credits:
  11. Joseph “Forearms of Thundah’! Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
    – Credit earned from 9/7/2012 Retcon Makeup race

..and finally, last place… YOU! The people who read this, didn’t race with us but can race with us, and don’t. Loser! Haha!

KEY:
[R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver
[NR] = Rookie/1st Race Driver
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified in)

2012 Point Standings after 8/19/2012’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 2012 season to date, scored in this manner. 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 Profile - Pics from Matt's assorted kartsMaster Matt Stevens (t)
(Galletta’s #3,33, 0, 1, 02, 74, 80)

1,885.5

117.84

11

16

2/6

6

110

17th

2nd.

Christopher Galletta Stevens Driver Profile - Pics from soorted winning kartsChris “Chrusher” Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 74)

1,815.5

113.47

11

16

1/6

4

62

17th

3rd.
(4th.)

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

1,422.0

88.88

11

16

2/6

1

6

6th

4th.
(3rd.)

Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
(Platt-num #287, Galletta’s #7) (t)

1,414.0

88.38

11

16

0/6

1

2

7th

5th.

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner
(D. S. Humphrey’s #54, 81, Galletta’s #9, 7, 6) (^)

1,381.0

86.31

10

16

2/6

0

0

1st

6th.

Etic Woolworth - Galletta's Greenhouse #2 - 6/17/2012Eric Woolworth
(Galletta’s #1, 2) (^)

1,348.0

84.25

10

16

1/6

0

0

1st

7th.

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

1,161.0

89.31

8

13

1/4

1

7

4th

8th
(9th.)

Adam Lytle #33c - 8/19/2012Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c, Ruggio #02b) (t) (^)

1,147.0

68.17

10

15

0/7

0

0

1st

9th.
(8th.)

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (2011)Joe Sereno
(Galletta’s #5, 6) (^)

1,114.0

85.69

7

13

1/3

1

2

2nd

10th.

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 8/12/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6, 0) (^^)

1,045.5

65.34

8

16

0/7

0

0

1st

11th.

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

556.5

79.50

3

7

1/2

1

6

5th

12th.

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

523.0

104.60

3

5

0/1

1

2

2nd

13th.

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

257.0

85.67

3

3

1/2

0

0
®

14th.

Kevin Galletta (Galletta's #0)Kevin Galletta
(Galletta’s #7)

246.0

61.50

2

4

0/0

0

0

2nd

15th.

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

176.0

88.00

1

2

1/1

0

0

®

16th.

Fred Collins (Galletta's #9)Fred Collins
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

159.0

79.50

1

2

0/1

0

2

6th

17th.

Matthew McGinley (Galletta's #7, 6) 8/12/2012Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s #7, 6) (^)

146.0

48.67

1

3

0/1

0

0

®

18th.

Jason King (Galletta's #9) 8/12/2012Jason King (Galletta’s #9) (^)

145.0

48.33

1

3

0/1

0

0

®

19th.
(–.)

John Moore
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

137.0

68.50

1

2

0/1

0

0

®

20th.
(–.)

Shane Fetterly
(Galletta’s #6) (^)

127.0

63.50

1

2

0/2

0

0

®

21st.
(19th.)

Alex Santana - Galletta's #2 - 8/8/2012Alex Santana
(Galletta’s #2, 0)

95.0

47.50

1

2

0/0

0

0

®

22nd.
(20th.)

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

23rd.
(21st.)

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

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

Key:
^ = Used Make-Up Retcon Races (Heat/Consi/Semi/B-Main race scored as if raced in the back of a previously missed event’s feature or twin features.)
T = Used Time-Outs (3 per driver per season; 5-10 minute break/repair blocks; can be rolled-over to Klassic. Newbie Rookies get one until the become regulars.)
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. NR = Newbie rookie, a 1st-time beginner/novice.)

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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8/26/2012
Twin-30s/11-Kart races!

Handicap for next race:

START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | PPR | 2012 Wins

Position Name – Average Points Per Feature / Feature Wins (career wins)

—Non-Winner Handicap—
1st Kevin Galletta – 61.50 / 0 wins
2nd Bill Ruggio – 65.34 / 0 wins
3rd Adam Lytle – 68.17 / 0 wins
4th Eric Woolworth – 84.25 / 0 wins
5th David Spanfelner – 86.31 / 0 wins
—Past-Winner Handicap—
6th Fred Collins- 79.50 / 0 wins (2 career wins)
—2012 Winner Handicap*

7th Randy Platt – 79.50 / 1 win (6 career wins)
8th Joe Sereno – 85.69 / 1 win (2 career wins)
9th Brian Galletta – 88.38 / 1 win (2 career wins)
10th Melissa Stevens- 88.88 / 1 win (7 career wins)
11th Tim Galletta – 89.31 / 1 win (7 career wins)
12th Justin Galletta – 104.60 / 1 win (2 career wins)
13th Chris Stevens – 113.47 / 4 wins (62 career wins)
14th Matt Stevens – 117.84 / 6 wins (110 career wins)
— Veterans Not In 2012 Point System
— Newbie Rookies

* Some races, statitician Chris alternates between PPR and career wins to chage up stale starting orders if the starts are nearly the same order nearly every race. If this is the case, then the start, after the non-winners, will be as follows:

7th Joe Sereno – 85.69 / 1 win (2 career wins)
8th Brian Galletta – 88.38 / 1 win (2 career wins)
9th Justin Galletta – 104.60 / 1 win (2 career wins)
10th Randy Platt – 79.50 / 1 win (6 career wins)
11th Melissa Stevens- 88.88 / 1 win (7 career wins)
12th Tim Galletta – 89.31 / 1 win (7 career wins)
13th Chris Stevens – 113.47 / 4 wins (62 career wins)
14th Matt Stevens – 117.84 / 6 wins (110 career wins)

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