10/6/2012: The 17th Annual Klassic – 200-Lap Championship

 

Posted on October 6th - November 15th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios


Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic History - THE World Championship of Gas Flathead Karting!
SATURDAY, October 6th, 2012: The complicated story was so
complex, it had to wait nearly two months to be told on the page due to all of the points that needed to be sorted. In short, the race was highly competitive throughout, with Brian Galletta, Kyle Reuter, Randy Platt, Matt Stevens, and Chris Stevens all leading significant portions of the 200-lapper with karts easily fast enough to get the win. But late in the game, controversy struck with five laps to go! Although Chris Stevens passed the line in 1st place on lap 200 – which would’ve sealed him his 2nd straight Klassic 200 victory and put him ahead of his brother Matt for the 2012 points title – the race win was lifted. Why? Well, Matt Stevens and Mary Stevens both deeply protested the fact that Matt needlessly and voluntarily went to the rear of the field after he and Chris were battling back and forth for the lead through traffic and bumped the Dave Spanfelner #54 off track during their battle with 5 laps to go. The race was then declared no winner, and Ogie Stevens stepped up to the winning kart and took credit for the win. It is Ogie’s 1st career win of any kind, although he claims that he has won everything he’s ever tried, including things that he never knew he even was trying. Due to the controversy, the likely decision will Chris and Matt technically tie (with nobody else losing a position), but will split 1st (Chris’ final position) and 6th (Matt’s final position)’s points. With this being the case, Matt holds on to the points lead and takes the 2012 Galletta’s Track Championship. Oh, that tricky Matthew, stealing wins even after he didn’t win! 😉

The 17th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Club Championship 200 just went down. 14 karts, son. That left around ten race-ready karts on site not starting the show (althugh around half of those are backups to starter karts, but another handful were available to be raced. Be there next time local racers, as your @$$e$ just got called out. Now, for the race coverage:

The 17th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club Championship 200 just went down. 14 karts, son. That left around ten race-ready karts on site not starting the show (although around half of those are backups to starter karts, but another handful were available to be raced. Be there next time local racers, as your @$$e$ just got called out. Now, for the race coverage:

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on Fall 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.

FREE DVD VIEW 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.

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.

10/6/2012: Starting Grid (via Time Trials)

Posted on October 6th – November 15th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

The entire event had to be postponed approximately five hours due to some expectedly serious precipitation the night before and leading into the morning. Between the rain and the cold, in past years we would’ve postponed it to a future, preferably warmer and/or dryer weekend. But the 2012 season has brought us some seriously dedicated racers, and that dedication got the show in. After our 17th Annual Galletta’s Karting Championship cookout-and-picnic, we held the 17th Annual Klassic Time Trials to determine the starting lineup of our annual 200 lap points finale. All regular season events are handicapped by inverting wins and points, but the Klassic is a different beast. The trials are run in the order of total points for the season,as the track conditions are best before several karts hit it. This means the earlier times are slightly quicker due to a fresher track, and the early timing is earned through the dedication of both racing in every race and earning the most points in the process. They went as follows…

COMPLETE TIME TRIALS – BACK TURN CAMERA:

earned through the dedication of both racing in every race and earning the most points in the process. They went as follows…

OUTSIDE GROOVE ROW INSIDE GROOVE ROW
Click to enlarge picture! 1st:
Brian Galletta
Starter Kart:
Brian Galletta #13
16.14 | 15.86Optional Backup Kart:
Brian Galletta/Platt-Num #28
16.27 | 16.28
Click to enlarge picture!
2nd:
Chris Stevens
Starter Kart:
Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse #8
15.87 | 16.25Optional Backup Kart:
Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse #4
16.49 | 16.37

Click to enlarge picture! 3rd:
Randy Platt
Starter Kart:
Platt-Num #187
16.18 | 16.22Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #0
–.– | –.–
Click to enlarge picture! 4th:
Matt Stevens
Starter Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3
16.45 | 16.30Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #33
15.83 | 15.84
Click to enlarge picture! 5th:
Joe Sereno
Starter Kart:
Galletta’s #5
16.38 | 16.55Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s #6
17.01 | 16.62
Click to enlarge picture!
6th:
Melissa Stevens
Starter Kart:
Scissors-N-Fur #19
16.43 | 16.49Optional Backup Kart:
Scissors-N-Fur #80
16.56 | 16.79

Click to enlarge picture!
7th:
Kyle Reuter
Starter Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #2
16.47 | 16.56Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #1
16.28 | 16.78

Click to enlarge picture! 8th:
David Spanfelner
Starter Kart:
D. S. Humphrey’s #81
16.56 | 16.49Optional Backup Kart:
D. S. Humphrey’s #54
16.95 | 18.76
Click to enlarge picture!
9th:
Eric Woolworth
Starter Kart:
Woolworth Frankenfreak #78
16.59 | 16.33Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #1
–:– | –:–

Click to enlarge picture! 10th:
Billy Ruggio
Starter Kart:
Ruggio Racing #02
16.91 | 16.81Optional Backup Kart:
Ruggio Racing #02b
–:– | –:–
Click to enlarge picture! 11th:
Adam Lytle
Starter Kart:Starter Kart:
Lytle Racing #33c
16.92 | –.–Optional Backup Kart:
Ruggio Racing #02b
–.– | –.–
Click to enlarge picture! 12th:
Joe Buske
Starter Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #9
17.44 | 17.05Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #7
–.– | –.–
Click to enlarge picture!

13th:
Brandon Matott
Starter Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #7
–.– | –.–

Optional Backup Kart:
Galletta’s Greenhouse #0
–.– | –.–

Click to enlarge picture! 14th:
Clue Gilman
Starter Kart:
D. S. Humphrey’s #54
–.– | –.–

Optional Backup Kart:
Chrusher.com/Galletta’s #74
–.– | –.–

Matt Stevens actually won the time trial session with a 15.83 in his Galletta’s #33, but elected to start fourth in his Galletta’s #3, giving Brian the win of the Time Trial sessions (it counts as a heat win and earns the pole starting position). Kyle Reuter may have also scored faster in the longer Galletta’s #1, but elected the shorter Galletta’s #2. Oddly, Eric Woolworth should’ve started fifth, but somehow started ninth (not that he cared, because he elected to employ a take-it-easy strategy and fade to the back regardless). Brandon Matott and Clue Gilman filled two open karts for ceremonial start and bonus points (they pulled off the track on lap 1). For those who are interested but either cannot afford or do not wish to race, you can still enter the ceremonial start for no charge for any race. You’ll earn bonus points and be in the picture! Now.. to the race…

Matt Stevens actually won the time trial session with a 15.83 in his Galletta’s #33, but elected to start fourth in his Galletta’s #3, giving Brian the win of the Time Trial sessions (it counts as a heat win and earns the pole starting position). Kyle Reuter may have also scored faster in the longer Galletta’s #1, but elected the shorter Galletta’s #2. Oddly, Eric Woolworth should’ve started fifth, but somehow started ninth (not that he cared, because he elected to employ a take-it-easy strategy and fade to the back regardless). Brandon Matott and Clue Gilman filled two open karts for ceremonial start and bonus points (they pulled off the track on lap 1). For those who are interested but either cannot afford or do not wish to race, you can still enter the ceremonial start for no charge for any race. You’ll earn bonus points and be in the picture! Now.. to the race…

Race Results

Posted in 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

10/6/2012 – KLASSIC 200 (200-Laps/14-Drivers):


The starting lineup of our annual Klassic Championship is always double-file. At Galletta's, with our unique 1-wheel-drive karts and turning right, the outside groove is the quicker line, thus outside is ehasd of inside (opposite of most races).

The starting lineup of our annual Klassic Championship is always double-file. At Galletta’s, with our unique 1-wheel-drive karts and turning right, the outside groove is the quicker line, thus outside is ahead of inside (opposite of most races).

When the green flag dropped, the front row of Brian and Chris battled side-by-side for a lap until...

When the green flag dropped, the front row of Brian and Chris battled side-by-side for a lap until…

...Brian took the lead with his brand-new (chassis and motor alike) Brian Galletta Racing #13, built for all month prior and finished the day of the race (with help from Matt Stevens, Wes Stevens and Randy Platt).

…Brian took the lead with his brand-new (chassis and motor alike) Brian Galletta Racing #13, built for all month prior and finished the day of the race (with help from Matt Stevens, Wes Stevens and Randy Platt).

Chris was in his Galletta's/Chrusher.Com #8, which still has a motor on it that won the Klassic last year, and that Chris had only driven sporadically to save it for the big show (driving his Galletta's/Chrusher.Com #4 and Galletta's/Chrusher.Com #74 most of the regular season), and was content to try and say in the top-3 all race until Joe Sereno spun him out in the back stretch on lap 35 (breaking the steering column in the Galletta's #5 with his massive, brute-force Popeye-esque forearms in the process).

Chris was in his Galletta’s/Chrusher.Com #8, which still has a motor on it that won the Klassic last year, and that Chris had only driven sporadically to save it for the big show (driving his Galletta’s/Chrusher.Com #4 and Galletta’s/Chrusher.Com #74 most of the regular season), and was content to try and say in the top-3 all race until Joe Sereno spun him out in the back stretch on lap 35 (breaking the steering column in the Galletta’s #5 with his massive, brute-force Popeye-esque forearms in the process.

Matt, Melissa, and Bill Ruggio wreck. Ruggio kept going for a short time afterwards, but handling issues got the better of Bill, who then parked the #02 and didn't get into his own backup (#02b). He claimed his leg hurt a little after the wreck, but we know the truth... that Bill Ruggio MMA-kicked the crap out of TWO karts, including one of the all-time winningest karts, the # Galletta's #3!

The usually flawless, clutch-time Matty-Joey Stevens did not go without his share of troubles. Last season, he led the entire Klassic until a late-race re-fueling put his brother (and eventual winner) Chris into the lead late, a lead that he was unable to overcome. This year, Matt decided to go with his #3 in a Klassic for the first time since his #33 was built (in 2006). The last four times he drove the #3 in the Klassic? He won… (2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005). However, the #3’s undefeated streak in Klassics came to an end (when Chris used it as a backup in 2nd half of the 2006 Klassic and got 2nd to Wesley James Trogre Stevens in the #4, but it also came to an end with Matt behind the wheel today) when a spinning Billy Ruggio (in the Ruggio Racing #02) collected Matt and his wife Melissa Stevens (in her Scissor’s-n-Fur #19). However, our club allows people to own and qualify backups, and Matt jumped into his #33. His wife also jumped into her backup, the #80. [Reminder: Backups can be used for a point dedction, in a regular season race, it is usually -5 pts., but in the 200-Lap Klassic, it is a -20pt. deduction AND the fuel must be siphoned from one kart to the next (or at the least an equal measurement)]. Ruggio kept going for a short time afterwards, but handling issues got the better of Bill, who then parked the #02 and didn’t get into his own backup (#02b). He claimed his leg hurt a little after the wreck, but we know the truth… that Bill Ruggio MMA-kicked the crap out of TWO karts, including one of the all-time winningest karts, the # Galletta’s #3!

Meanwhile, during the first 54 laps, Brian was in full command of the race - and at times had around a straight-a-way lead on 2nd place.

Meanwhile, during the first 54 laps, Brian was in full command of the race – and at times had around a straight-a-way lead on 2nd place.

However, it seemed as if Brian suddenly lost a lot of speed, as Kyle Reuter out of nowhere caught the #13 and took the lead in the Galletta's Greenhouse #2. Kyle, a highly experienced racer (in Quarter Midgets, Methanol Karts and Galletta Karts alike) is the only visiting driver to win the Galletta's Klassic in the prior 16 year history of the event, usually tries to get up front and stay there, knowing just how hard it is to pass at Galletta's with the karts all being so close. Here he is being chased by Randy Platt in his Platt-Num Murder #187 kart, who also got Brian before the #13 dropped out (he then got into his backup, the #28, but after a couple of spins in it, parked both his karts for the night). Reuter then led the next 74 laps with little to no challenges from the field, although Platt stayed with him most of the time.

However, it seemed as if Brian suddenly lost a lot of speed, as Kyle Reuter out of nowhere caught the #13 in traffic and took the lead in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #2. Kyle, a highly experienced racer (in Quarter Midgets, Methanol Karts and Galletta Karts alike) is the only visiting driver to win the Galletta’s Klassic in the prior 16 year history of the event, usually tries to get up front and stay there, knowing just how hard it is to pass at Galletta’s with the karts all being so close. Here he is being chased by Randy Platt in his Platt-Num Murder #187 kart, who also got Brian before the #13 dropped out (he then got into his backup, the #28, but after a couple of spins in it, parked both his karts for the night). Reuter then led the next 74 laps with little to no challenges from the field, although Platt stayed with him most of the time.

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However, lapped traffic proved to be pivotal as ever. Kyle was trapped behind his old donated kart - the Galletta's #9 driven by Joe Buske - while trying to put the Galletta's #9 a lap down. At Galletta's, our outside groove is our quicker one, so since around 2008 or so, karts that see the passing flag are allowed to choose a line and hold it (no bobbing and weaving), and the quicker high line is preferred and welcome, as it makes things interesting when there is a bumper-to-bumper battle for the win. That's what was going on here! The battle was intense, with Randy Platt, Melissa Stevens, Chris Stevens, and Matt Stevens all tire-to-tire and bumper-to-bumper trying to use that traffic to take the lead. Melissa pulled out of a legitimate shot at the lead in the low groove, trapping Chris behind her, and Matt followed Randy Platt into the lead on lap 114. This would not be the last time that lapped traffic would alter the lead.
However, lapped traffic proved to be pivotal as ever. Kyle was trapped behind his old donated kart – the Galletta’s #9 driven by Joe Buske – while trying to put the Galletta’s #9 a lap down. At Galletta’s, our outside groove is our quicker one, so since around 2008 or so, karts that see the passing flag are allowed to choose a line and hold it (no bobbing and weaving), and the quicker high line is preferred and welcome, as it makes things interesting when there is a bumper-to-bumper battle for the win. That’s what was going on here! The battle was intense, with Randy Platt, Melissa Stevens, Chris Stevens, and Matt Stevens all tire-to-tire and bumper-to-bumper trying to use that traffic to take the lead. Melissa pulled out of a legitimate shot at the lead in the low groove, trapping Chris behind her, and Matt followed Randy Platt into the lead on lap 114. This would not be the last time that lapped traffic would alter the lead.

Although Kyle lost three spots in the exchange and dropped to fourth, he stayed right with the leaders looking for a way back into the lead. Observe above the four-kart train, bumper-to-bumper!

Although Kyle lost three spots in the exchange and dropped to fourth, he stayed right with the leaders looking for a way back into the lead. Observe above the four-kart train, bumper-to-bumper!

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Chris and Matt battled each other back and forth most of the night once again...

Chris and Matt battled each other back and forth most of the night once again.

When Randy The Bobandinator Bambi-Killer Platt took the lead, he seemed to have ...

When Randy The Bobandinator Bambi-Killer Platt took the lead, he seemed to have set a somewhat slower pace than previous leaders Brian and Kyle had. Chris and Matt battled back and forth furiously behind him, passing each other more than once. But on lap 139, when Chris performed a slingshot move and pulled alongside the #187, Randy oddly just spun out, most likely driving a bit too high and hitting a loose patch inbetweeen turns 3 and 4 when he saw the #8 under him. Ran the Man was VERY upset.

This part of the race has the three winningest veteran karting drivers in quite probably the state and possibly points beyond... Chris Stevens #8, Matt Stevens #33, and Kyle Reuter #2 were 1-2-3 for clutch time.

This part of the race has the three winningest veteran karting drivers in quite probably the state and possibly points beyond… Chris Stevens #8, Matt Stevens #33, and Kyle Reuter #2 were 1-2-3 for clutch time. Although Kyle was slowing down as the race wore on (and it was later discovered that his right front tire was leaking air, which, in a Galletta’s kart, means the drivewheel is losing contact. Even so, he still successfully held top three for a large majority of the race despite losing a lot of speed in the last third or so of the race).

With Kyle losing speed, Brian dropping out and Randy spinning out, Chris and Matt were essentially the same speed at the end of the show, pulling away in a 1-2 train.

With Kyle losing speed, Brian dropping out and Randy spinning out, Chris and Matt were essentially the same speed at the end of the show, pulling away in a 1-2 train. Whomever was in the lead, the other would be on his tail. If one pulled away for a lap or two, the other could catch back up again a lap or two later. For laps 140-163, Chris was in the lead with Matt staying on his bumper.

Chris and Matt were side-by-side behind Dave, unable to pass him. On lap 164, Chris tried slingshotting Dave, but when he was unable to get the pass, Matt ducked outside around Chris and then inside of Dave.

Remember when I said that lapped traffic changed the outcome more than once? Well, when the leaders caught up with Dave Spanfelner in the DS Humphrey’s #54, Dave held the upper line (his right), and holding that line proved him to be hard to pass. For a few laps, Chris and Matt were side-by-side behind Dave, unable to pass him. On lap 164, Chris tried slingshotting Dave, but when he was unable to get the pass, Matt ducked outside around Chris and then inside of Dave. The caution came out when one of the extension cords for the lights became detached and hung up on one of the karts (the #8). The caution coming out saved Dave from going a lap down, but it put Matt in the lead.

Again, for the next twenty-five laps, Matt retured the favor in leading Chris, and Chris returned the favor in dogging him just as Matt had done to him before.
Again, for the next twenty-five laps, Matt returned the favor in leading Chris, and Chris returned the favor in dogging him just as Matt had done to him before.

Chris and Matt bumped and grinded bumpers and tires behind the #54. And, on lap 189, Matt decided to go for it, and drifted into Dave. When he connected with the #54, it drifted into the loose patch just above the fast groove, and then Chris was almost collected with Dave, but got out of it, but not without making contact himself.

Then… lapped traffic again altered the outcome. Again, the two leaders come up on the always-hard-to-pass Dave Spanfelner. And, again, Chris and Matt bumped and grinded bumpers and tires behind the #54. And, on lap 189, Matt decided to go for it, and drifted into Dave. When he connected with the #54, it drifted into the loose patch just above the fast groove, and then Chris was almost collected with Dave, but got out of it, but not without making contact himself. The race would’ve continued, but the start line pylon in turn 4 got stuck in the front bumper of the #54. The result was that the caution came out. At the start finish line, Chris let Matt know that he was upset that Matt did not lap Dave clean, and that the #33 basically wrecked #54, and not just that, but he wrecked Dave into the #8 as well. Matt was not told to go to the back by anybody, but in his frustration, he elected to put himself at the rear of the field. Chris went on to win unchallenged, as Reuter’s tire was down and he could barely hold off Melissa Stevens let alone challenge for the lead, and Matt finished 5th on track. The conclusion of the race was met with intense ire and protest, as the property owner and Matt himself did not feel that he should’ve been sent to the back. But the fact of the matter is that… nobody did! The starter didn’t. Chris didn’t. He elected to go to the rear without a view of the cameras. Basically, everyone was angry at Chris for complaining about Matt tapping Dave and bringing out a caution, and Chris basically didn’t want any part of winning that race due to all of the anger about it. Ogie… however… will gladly step up to take credit…

So… Guess who won?

Final Order of Finish

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Yeeaah, beaotches!

Yeeaah, beaotches!

FINISH:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins
Finished All 200 Laps:
1st. (?) Click to enlarge picture! Chris Stevens (…Or… did… Ogie take the win?!)
Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse #8
[31 laps led; 113 2nd/3rd place laps; 2 timeouts used]
1st (?)
Click to enlarge picture! Matt Stevens (?)
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 [Started];
Galletta’s Greenhouse #33 [Finished]
[26 laps led; 63 2nd/3rd place laps; 1 timeout used; -20pt. kart chage penalty]
2nd. Click to enlarge picture! Kyle Reuter
Galletta’s Greenhouse #2
[74 laps led; 92 2nd/3rd place laps; +20pt. no kart change/no timeout bonus]
3rd. Click to enlarge picture! Melissa Stevens
Scissors N’ Fur #19 [Started];
Scissors N’ Fur #80 [Finished]
[0 laps led; 6 2nd/3rd place laps; -20pt. kart chage penalty]
4th. Click to enlarge picture! David Spanfelner
D.S. Humphreys #81 [Started];
D.S. Humphreys #54 [Finished]
[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps; -20pt. kart change penalty]
1st/5th. (?)
Click to enlarge picture! Matt Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 [Started];
Galletta’s Greenhouse #33 [Finished]
[26 laps led; 63 2nd/3rd place laps; 1 timeout used; -20pt. kart chage penalty]
6th. Click to enlarge picture! Randy Platt
Platt-num Racing’s Murder #187
(broke on 2nd turn on final lap)
[28 laps led; 88 2nd/3rd place laps; +20pt. no kart change/no timeout bonus]
Finished Green-to-Checker, but Lapped:
7th. Click to enlarge picture! Joe Buske
Galletta’s Greenhouse #9

[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps; +20pt. no kart change/no timeout bonus]
Did Not Finish:
8th. Click to enlarge picture! Brian Galletta
Brian Galletta Racing #13 [Started];
Brian Galletta Racing #28 [Finished]
[52 laps led; 53 2nd/3rd place laps; -20pt. kart change penalty]
9th. Click to enlarge picture! Billy Ruggio
Ruggio Racing #02
[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps]
10th. Click to enlarge picture! Adam Lytle
Lytle Racing #33c
[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps]
11th. Click to enlarge picture! Eric Woolworth
Woolworth Racing #78 [Started];
Galletta’s Greenhouse #1 [Finished]
[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps]
12th. Click to enlarge picture! Joseph Sereno
Galletta’s Greenhouse #5 [started & finished];
Galletta’s Greenhouse #7 [middle];
[0 laps led; 10 2nd/3rd place laps; 2 timeouts used]
Ceremonial Start, Did Not Compete:
Tied:
13th.
Click to enlarge picture! Brandon Matott
Galletta’s Greenhouse #7
[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps]
Tied:
13th.
Click to enlarge picture! Clue Gilman
D.S. Humphreys #54
[0 laps led; 0 2nd/3rd place laps]

2012 Point Standings after 10/6/2012’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:

FINAL STANDINGS NOTES: The controversial finale was absolutely critical to the final standings. But only for two people, the track championship between Chris and Matt, and it had no impact on anybody else. For example, if Chris won and Matt finished 5th on track (as he did after he went to the rear near the end of the race), then Chris wins the track Championship by 75.5 points. If Matt won or tied with Chris, Matt wins the track championship by at least 40.5 points. That’s how close the point standings were and how important the race was for the final. Chris relinquished the win and allowed Matt to win the track championship, as no other solution could be made (there were talks of completing the race as none of the karts were touched for a week afterwards, but due to only if all of the drivers could’ve made it, which was impossible. Thus, the end is in forever nonsensical trucial abysmia. As for the rest of the group, everybody else actually just finished in the same spot they were in when they went into the 200, with the exception of Randy Platt passing Tim Galletta, who was several states south of NY and sadly unable to attend. Dave’s completion of all 200 laps clinched him not only the rookie of the year, but also the Visitor’s Track Championship! He didn’t win a race in the regular season, but he was there in every race and finished consistently enough to earn the two titles.

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
*=Tie

2012
Klassic
Win/
Entered

Career Feature Wins (2000-up)

Years Pro at GKC

1st.

Matt Stevens Profile - Pics from Matt's assorted kartsMaster Matt Stevens (tt)
(Galletta’s #3,33, 0, 1, 02, 74, 80)

3,108.5

135.15

16

23

3/9

10*

1*/1

114*

17th

2nd.

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

3,068.0

133.39

16

23

2/9

6*

1*/1

64*

17th

3rd.

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

2,499.0

108.65

16

23

2/9

1

0/1

6

6th

4th.

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner
(D. S. Humphrey’s #54, 81, Galletta’s #9, 7, 6) (^) (t)

2,393.5

104.07

15

23

2/9

0

0/1

0

1st

5th.

Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
(Platt-num #287, Galletta’s #7) (tt)

2,365.0

102.83

16

23

1/9

1

0/1

2

7th

6th.

Etic Woolworth - Galletta's Greenhouse #2 - 6/17/2012Eric Woolworth
(Galletta’s #1, 2) (^) (t)

2,160.5

93.93

15

23

1/9

0

0/1

0

1st

7th.

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (9/1/2012)Joe Sereno
(Galletta’s #5, 6, 7) (^^^) (tt)

2,106.0

91.57

12

23

1/6

3

0/1

4

2nd

8th.

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

1,903.0

82.74

15

23

0/9

0

0/1

0

1st

9th.

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 9/1/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6, 0) (^^^^) (t)

1,821.0

79.17

11

23

1/9

0

0/1

0

1st

10th.
(11th.)

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

1,456.5

104.04

6

14

1/4

1

0/1

6

5th

11th.
(10th.)

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

1,161.0

89.31

8

13

1/4

1

0/0

7

4th

12th.

Kyle Reuter - Galletta's #2 - 10/6/2012 KLASSIC 200!Kyle Reuter
(Galletta’s #2, 1)

688.0

688.00

1

1

0/1

0

0/1

4

5th

13th.

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

538.0

134.50

2

4

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

14th.

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

523.0

104.60

3

5

0/1

1

0/0

2

2nd

15th.

William Truax - DS Humprhies #81 - 9/1/2012William Truax
(Galletta’s #9, 7, DS Hum. #81) (^^) (t)

450.0

64.29

3

7

1/2

0

0/0

0

®

16th.

Click to enlarge picture!Brandon Matott
(Galletta’s #7)

280.0

280.00

1

1

0/1

0

0/1

0

®

16th.

Click to enlarge picture!Clue Gilman
(DS Humphreys #54)

280.0

280.00

1

1

0/1

0

0/1

0

®

18th.

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

257.0

85.67

3

3

1/2

0

0/0

0
®

19th.

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

246.0

61.50

2

4

0/0

0

0/0

0

2nd

20th.

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

176.0

88.00

1

2

1/1

0

0/0

0

®

21st.

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

159.0

79.50

1

2

0/1

0

0/0

2

6th

22nd.

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

146.0

48.67

1

3

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

23rd.

James Fragale
(Galletta’s #6) ^

146.0

48.67

1

3

0/0

0

0/0

0

®

24th.

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

145.0

48.33

1

3

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

25th.

John Moore
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

137.0

68.50

1

2

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

26th.

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

133.0

66.50

1

2

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

27th.

Shane Fetterly
(Galletta’s #6) (^)

127.0

63.50

1

2

0/2

0

0/0

0

®

28th.

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

119.0

59.50

1

2

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

29th.

Jared Halstead
(Galletta’s #5)

116.0

116.00

1

1

0/0

0

0/0

1

1st

30th.

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

117.0

39.00

1

3

0/0

0

0/0

0

®

31st.

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

95.0

47.50

1

2

0/0

0

0/0

0

®

32nd.

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0/0

0

®

33rd.

Trevor Jock - Galletta's #9 -6/10/2012Trevor Jock
(Galletta’s #9) (t)

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0/0

0

®

34th.

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

-93.0

-46.50

1

2

0/1

0

0/0

0

®

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Galletta’s Greenhouse’s Karting Club Facebook CommentsGoogle Maps – Directions:Posted on June 1st, 2012 by ChrusherComix StudiosDiractions? Use Google Maps!Our club races every Summer Sunday afternoon starting the first Sunday in June and race on every weekend through October (once every Friday, Saturday or Sunday until the weather/track conditions/driver interest stops us) annually in back of Galletta’s Greenhouse.

In addition to every Summer Sunday, we also often switch up to Friday or Saturday in the Fall, or have Monday or Tuesday rain-date nights depending on weather and driver attendance. We race qualifiers and a 45-Lap feature most weeks, but change up to occasional Twin-30s or the occasional 50+ Lapper. All races count for points and are tallied at the end of each season to determine the track champion. The season concludes with the 200-Lap Galletta’s Karting Klassic in late-September or early-October. Our club is free to watch and free to join, and runs 100% off donations (gas, parts, lights, money, karts, paint, time, etc.) of the racers. We run primarily 5hp Briggs Flathead motors with shaved heads, select (and often) non-slapper race cams and stock “Fun Power” carbs. We allow other motor types to run with us, but not effect out points chase (you must have our kind of motor to count in our points race). You can race a Galletta’s Team Kart for a nominal gas & parts donation, or race your own. We will help you either way, whether it be using a Galletta-kart or building one for yourself. We’re not in this to make money and we’re not in it to further a career in racing, so we don’t have the goal of stomping all competitors at all costs like most pay tracks do. We are in this to have fun racing with friends and family being mini-superstars having fun on our lil’ website and YouTube videos for as little money as humanly possible. Sound good? Join us!

“Like” our new Facebook Page

Posted on May 12th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

For updates and social networking with other club members, friends, family and fans of our club, “Like” our new Facebook page today. (Note: this one is different from our Facebook Group and App, and posts and members can be seen here on the main website).Also, because Facebook is confusing between “Groups“, “Pages“, “Places“, and “Applications“, we have yet another GKC Facebook page! Please join all of them!Our Facebook "Page" - I know... confusing since we have like 4 different ones, haha!

Come on out and race! See why, despite with zero funds or publicity (other than our website, videos, and word of mouth), we put on the best races for the buck, period. See why occasional big track drivers over the years try it out and say that they have more fun racing our karts than their big expensive race cars (stress of doing well, money involved, cutthroat competition), and how since our karts are so highly equalized, that it’s racing at it’s purest form and without big dollar BS and politics. You will NOT be outspent or cheated against in our class, and you will not be screwed by cheaters. We oversee it all to ensure that will not happen, and the same cannot be said for pay tracks or big car tracks. If you are a cheat, stick with pay tracks, as we don’t want your kind here. If you have the skill, you will be competing for wins. If you don’t… well, enough said.

2010 Season Track & Klassic Champions 

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 by ChrusherComix Studios

Chris Stevens wins the 2010 Oswego Dirt Gas Flatheads Track Championship by 1/2 point over his brother Matt Stevens, while local Quarter-Midget Legend and Undisputed Methanol Karting Champ Kyle Reuter takes the 16th Annual 2010 Galletta’s Klassic 200, the 1st non-founding member to win the annual event! Congrats to Kyle, who is a talented driver and a fun guy to race with! One of the best races in our history – but almost every Galletta’s Klassic 200 is!

Galletta’s Karting Club – ’10 Season, Event #18 – Saturday, Oct. 2nd, 2010
THE 15TH ANNUAL GALLETTA’S KARTING KLASSIC 200:

Kyle Reuter, Matt Stevens, Jeff Tetro, Chris Stevens, and Melissa Stevens took the Top-5 in the 2010 Galletta's Klassic 200!

2010 Season, Event #18 – Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 A 14-competitor 200-lapper was in store for the 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200-Lap Championship, which also doubles as the season Points Finale and again did not disappoint as a close, competitive, fiery race with a lot of drama. At the end, however, it was the intrepid- Kyle Reuter, racing his 1st Feature at Galletta’s since the 2007 Klassic, emerged from the marathon race on top in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0 kart. He became 1st visiting driver to ever win a Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic (Matt Stevens won 10, Chris won 3, and Wes won 1)! Point-leaders Chris and Matt — while  running 2nd and 3rd late — tangled together and had to  go to the rear, and then-leader Gary Miller Sr. started slowing down, which led Kyle – who did lead over 100 laps early before having to change karts due to a sputtering motor – to take the lead late and not look back. There were many battles and tremendous racing from 1st lap to last. Everyone at Galletta’s would like to thank everyone who was at the cookout and all of the drivers, and also congratulate Kyle on a great race. Pics, points and and descriptions up, &  videos within the next few weeks as I get caught up. Now, the points for the 2010 Galletta’s Season are finalized, and Chris Stevens narrowly edged his brother Matt by 0.5 points for the closest margin in our 15 year track history!.

ef=”http://www.gallettasgreenhouse.com/gokarts/20121006klassic.html#”>Location & Sponsor
Posted on March 25th, 2011 by ChrusherComix Studios

John J. Galletta Memorial KartwayGalletta’s Backyard Go-Kart Speedway is a 0.133887 mile dirt oval with 20-degree banked turns. It is located behind Galletta’s Greenhouse in Oswego, NY, and can be seen from outer space! The single-wheel-drive gasoline-fueled flathead motor karts take the track between 15-17 seconds per lap which is approximately 45-50 mph top speed in the straights and averiging around 30 mph overall. Our speeds are comparable to alcohol/methanol-fueled karts that cost 8 times as much because we use mostly stock parts and gas on a large track; leading to more karts, more competition, and more fun. Our class is usually the largest and most competitive in the area. Thanks to Google Earth for this Spring 2006 photo. Our karting club’s home track is located in back of:
Galletta's Greenhouse of Oswego NY (Official website)

Galletta’s Greenhouses
60 County Route 20
Oswego, NY 13126-6512
(315) 343-0879 or (315) 343-4281

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