Matty Joe and Joe are WINNERS! YAY1!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, 2012: Also known as, “Now THAT’S A Better Buske! Twin 30s”, we ran 11-Karts in 60-Laps (our new regular-season favorite it seems – two 30 lap features) and had Joe Sereno take the first feature and Matt Stevens take the second. Great racing all around! And now with a helmet cam for some awesome race footage! Check below, you very good people!

Posted on September 12th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on Summer 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

[VIDEO FORTHCOMING: SOMEDAY… MAYBE]YouTube video to this race is currently being produced and is forthcoming. Kinda… well, maybe not. Why? Well, due to workload, i have little to no time — in addition to racing, doing this website (and all points, pics, videos, writedowns, and everything you see here), I also do greenhouse work (February through June) and sushi work (all 364 days a year I either help my wife make sushi or at the very least drive her back and forth to work and/or deliver sushi), all while keeping my career of a graphic novelist and cartoonist completely on the back burner, much to myself and everyone who knows me’s disapproval. I love making the YouTube reels, but I have simply not had the time,a dn the program I use crashes frequently, and I have lost a handful of 70-99% completed videos – highly discouraging considering that I spend several hours spread over a few days on each. Hence, the YouTube reels are going slowly, and may be a long time coming, if at all, which is why I prefer you buy the DVDs, which are only $5 per disc and usually available the next day at earliest and the next week at latest. 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. Most of the pictures found on this website are screen captures from that race’s DVD. 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

9/7/2012 – MAKE-UP (RETCON) RACE (8-Laps/4-Karts):


Retcon races are short hot-lap sessions counted as a race and designed for two functions: For rookie drivers to get some track time seasoning before entering the regular races, and for regular racers and veterans who missed an earlier race to make-up those races that they missed, and help get back into the points race without penalizing those who did race in that event. All drivers are scored in the earliest race they missed, retroactively counted as if they were in that race. Nobody should be racing exceedingly hard in these races, and almost none of the drivers are actually racing each other and they are often counted in entirely different races.

SCORING:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Make-Up Feature Credit Earned

  1. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – Credited 11th in the 8/19/2012 45-lap feature
  2. Bill Truax (DS Humphreys #81) – Credited 15th in the 6/23/2012 50-Lapper
  3. [NR] Ed ____ (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) – Credited 27th in the 6/10/2012 45-Lapper
  4. [NR] Joe Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credited 28th in the 6/10/2012 45-Lapper


[NR] = Newbie Rookie (Inexperienced Rookie/Novice/Beginner/1st-Timer Driver)

9/7/2012 – FEATURE #1 (30-Laps/11-Drivers):


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

  1. Bill Truax (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  2. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
  3. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
  4. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54)
  5. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Team Take It #287)
  6. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #19)
  8. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
  9. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
  10. [NR] Ed Bristol (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
  11. [NR] Joe Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)Retcon Race Credits:
  12. DNS – Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) – Earned the last spot banked via 9/1/2012′s Retcon Race KEY:[NR] = Newbie Rookie/Beginner/Novice/1st Race Driver
    DNS = Did Not Start, but already qualified as a starter via banking a spot in a Retcon Race

Thanks to the absent Randy Platt (had yet another wedding to attend on race day despite being around a few days building two or three karts), Matt Stevens ran the first ever helmet cam at Galletta’s. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a low-light enhancement mode, so although the footage was excellent, it was spotty and only really good nearest to the lights. Here was see Matt driving the Galletta’s #0 – one of the fastest karts in the fleet, a multi-time feature-winnner, and a multi-time top-two Klassic finisher, including the 2010 Klassic winning kart with Kyle Reuter behind the wheel – mainly because nobody drives it. Matt likes showing it has the ability to win any given week with an experienced driver at the helm, and had it up front all night once again. Here he follows his brother Chris, who was in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74 (which later broke a drivewheel off right off the bolts – racing karts simply cannot cut it on our heavy-duty ironman racing).

William Truax led the first half of the race, but while leading, spun out and had to retire to work on the Galletta’s #7 (to get ready for the 2nd feature). This put Joe Sereno – who trapped Matt when Matt was working on trying to get under Truax – into the lead, and he took the rest of the show, although Matt and Chris did stay with him and battle furiously for 2nd. Joe has now won three features within the last month, making up for lost time as he only won one in his first season of racing (and broke a few times up front).

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

  1. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74; 4)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Team Take It #287)
  5. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #19)
  7. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54)
  8. [NR] Ed Bristol (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
  9. [NR] Joe Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  10. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
  11. DNF – Bill Truax (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)Retcon Race Credits:
  12. DNS – Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) – Earned the last spot banked via 9/1/2012′s Retcon Race KEY:[NR] = Newbie Rookie/Beginner/Novice/1st Race Driver
    DNS = Did Not Start, but already qualified as a starter via banking a spot in a Retcon Race
    DNF = Did Not Finish; Mechanical failure

9/7/2012 – FEATURE #2 (30-Laps/11-Drivers):



Per usual, the start of a 2nd twin-feature night is inverted from the first (except prior winners in the back, and newbie rookies in last until they prove they can learn their lines). And look at the start! Such awesome racing on lap one!

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

  1. Bill Truax (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  2. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54)
  3. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Team Take It #287)
  5. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #19)
  6. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #4)
  7. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)[NR]
  8. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  9. [NR] Joe Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  10. [NR] Ed Bristol (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
  11. DNS-MF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)Retcon Race Credits:
  12. DNS-Q – Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) – Earned the last spot banked via 9/1/2012′s Retcon Race  KEY:[NR] = Newbie Rookie/Beginner/Novice/1st Race Driver
    DNS-Q = Did Not Start, but already qualified as a starter via banking a spot in a Retcon Race
    DNS-MF = Did Not Start; Mechanical failure


With this 2012 season thus far, we have more first season drivers than seasoned vets most weeks, and the seasoned vets are picking of the rookies left and right. Here Chris and Matt battled furiously through the field picking off competitors utilizing mostly the low groove.

Here WIlliam Truax is showing great improvement in only his third week of racing at Galletta’s. He again led nearly half of the second feature, when Chris caught up with him and began to test him for the lead. Matt then was able to trap Chris on him and Truax again held Matt off (one of the hardest tests to pass in a Galletta’s Karting Club race, second only to PASSING Matt).

But lapped traffic cost Truax, as Matt, Chris, Joe, and a few others trapped him in traffic.

Matt was hounded by Chris and Joe for the rest of the night, and Matt had a few close calls when traffic got in the way, but Matt held them off for yet another feature win, still holding firm to his position as winningest known karting racer in the county and possibly the state and beyond since the early 1990s. Curses!

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

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
  2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #4)
  3. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Team Take It #287)
  5. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #19)
  7. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
  8. Bill Truax (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  9. [NR] Ed Bristol (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
  10. [NR] Joe Buske (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  11. DNS-MF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)Retcon Race Credits:
  12. DNS-Q – Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) – Earned the last spot banked via 9/1/2012′s Retcon Race  KEY:NR] = Newbie Rookie/Beginner/Novice/1st Race Driver
    DNS-Q = Did Not Start, but already qualified as a starter via banking a spot in a Retcon Race
    DNS-MF = Did Not Start; Mechanical failure

 

2012 Point Standings after 9/7/2012’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)

2,440.5

116.21

14

21

3/7

8

111

17th

2nd.

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

2,353.5

112.07

14

21

2/7

5

63

17th

3rd.

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

1,857.5

88.45

14

21

2/7

1

6

6th

4th.
(5th.)

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

1,793.5

85.40

14

21

0/7

1

2

7th

5th.
(4th.)

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner
(D. S. Humphrey’s 1,522.5
#54, 81, Galletta’s #9, 7, 6) (^)

1,788.5

85.17

13

21

2/7

0

0

1st

6th.

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

1,743.5

83.02

13

21

1/7

0

0

1st

7th.

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (9/1/2012)Joe Sereno
(Galletta’s #5, 6) (^^^)

1,719.0

81.86

10

21

1/4

3

4

2nd

8th.

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

1,465.0

69.76

13

21

0/7

0

0

1st

9th.
(10th.)

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 9/1/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6, 0) (^^^^)

1,361.0

67.00

9

21

0/7

0

0

1st

10th.
(9th.)

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

1,161.0

89.31

8

13

1/4

1

7

4th

11th.

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

737.5

73.75

4

10

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.
(15th.)

William Truax - DS Humprhies #81 - 9/1/2012William Truax
(Galletta’s #9, 7, DS Hum. #81) ^

227.0

45.40

2

5

0/0

0

0

®

14th
(13th.)

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

257.0

85.67

3

3

1/2

0

0
®

15th.
(14th.)

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

246.0

61.50

2

4

0/0

0

0

2nd

16th.
(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.
(15th.)

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

159.0

79.50

1

2

0/1

0

2

6th

17th.
(16th.)

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

146.0

48.67

1

3

0/1

0

0

®

19th.
(18th.)

James Fragale
(Galletta’s #6) ^

146.0

48.67

1

3

0/0

0

0

®

20th. (19th.)

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

145.0

48.33

1

3

0/1

0

0

®

21st.

John Moore
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

137.0

68.50

1

2

0/1

0

0

®

22nd.

shawn malone gallettas 9 on 20120901Shawn Malone
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

133.0

66.50

1

2

0/1

0

0

®

23rd.

Shane Fetterly
(Galletta’s #6) (^)

127.0

63.50

1

2

0/2

0

0

®

24th.

Chris Bartlett (Galletta's #6 on 9/1/2012)Chris Bartlett
(Galletta’s #6) (^)

119.0

59.50

1

2

0/1

0

0

®

25th.
(New)

EDDIE! (Galletta's #6 on 9/7/2012)Edward Bristol
(Galletta’s #6) (^)

117.0

39.00

1

3

0/0

0

0

®

26th.
(New)

JOEY BUSKE! (Galletta's #9 on 9/7/2012)Joe Buske
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

110.0

36.67

1

3

0/0

0

0

®

27th.
(25th.)

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

95.0

47.50

1

2

0/0

0

0

®

28th.
(26th.)

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

29th.
(27th.)

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

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

30th.
(28th.)

Daniel "Busket Case Whiner" Buske (Galletta's #7 on 9/1/2012)Dan “Busket Case” Buske
(Galletta’s #7) (^)

-93.0

-46.50

1

2

0/1

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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