7/29/2012: Justin’s Got Soft, He’s In Love 45

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios


SUNDAY, 7/29/2012 - 11-Kart/45-Lapper7/29/2012 - Matt wins... again... dammit.JULY 29th, 2012: After we took a week off (the property owner was not feeling well and we all decided it was going to be better to take a week off for her sake), the racing resumed at Galletta’s Speedway for our Annual HarBOREfest Championship. And Softy McSoft Pants Justin Galletta (formerly known as Justin “Hard As F***” Beiber “The Credit Carder” Galletta) couldn’t make it because he’s in love, so we named the race after him in a loving tribute. Because we love and miss him. And what a race it was, with lots of passing and action. But damn it all… that crafty Matty-Joey Stevens did it again. He just wins, and wins often. Yeah, Matt, you are already the all-time leader in feature wins in all of Oswego County, you don’t have to rub it in. Anyways, Mighty Matt, posing here with his wife Melissa, flexed for you all to let you know that you can’t beat him. Yaawwwnn… As for the race, here is MORE…

 

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on Summer 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

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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

HEAT #1:


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

  1. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R]
  3. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  5. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [4 Wins]
  6. Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
    Retcon Make-Up Race:
  7. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]



    {R} = Experienced Rookie

Matt Stevens came out of nowhere to get a fast (and untouchable for most of the heat) Billy Ruggio on the finish line by and inch for the heat 1 win. Tim Galletta and the returning Fearlessly Fast Flippin’ Freddy Collins were credited with Retcon Make-up Race points as well. Retcon races count towards last place in the earliest race of each year that you missed. For example – for Fred, it was the opener; for Tim, it was last week’s race. They can be run during heats, B-Mains, or their own seperate race as long as they are scored accordingly.

Pic by Jessica Hahn

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

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [4 Wins]
  2. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  3. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win] 

    5th on track – Retcon Make-Up Race Credit:
    Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win] = Credited 7th in both 7/15/2012‘s 30-Lap Races
     

  5. Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  6.  Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R] – DID NOT FINISH

    {R} = Experienced Rookie

HEAT #2:


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

  1. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  2. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) {R}
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287 [1 Win]
  5. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]Retcon Make-Up Race Credits:
  6. Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Racing for 17th in 6/10/2012 Makeup Points Credit
  7. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R] – Racing for 8th in 7/15/2012 Twin 30s Makeup Points Credit
  8. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R] – Racing for 8th 7/15/2012 Twin-30s Makeup Points Credit
  9. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – Racing for 10th in 7/1/2012 45-Lap Makeup Points Credit

    {R} = Experienced Rookie

Eric Woolworth picked up his first heat victory in the Galletta’s #1 by holding off Chris Stevens. Four drivers also recorded retcon points in the heat.

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

  1. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)

    Retcon Make-Up Race Credit:
     

    <- Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – Credited 10th in 7/1/2012 45-Lapper Points 
  3. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) {R}
  4. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]

    Retcon Make-Up Race Credit:

    <-Billy Ruggio (Galletta’s #0) [R] – Credited for 8th in 7/15/2012 Twin 30s Makeup Points
     
  5. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287 [1 Win]

    Retcon Make-Up Race Credit:

    <- Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) – Credited for 17th in 6/10/2012 45-Lapper Makeup Points
    <- Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R] – Credited for 9th in 7/15/2012 Twin 30s Makeup Points – DID NOT FINISH!

    {R} = Experienced Rookie

Pic by Jessica Hahn

THE FEATURE (45-LAPS/11-KARTS):


Pic by Jessica Hahn

The track was dry and rough, so we took a small intermission after the heat to water and repair, but full track repairs will not occur until during the week, meaning the track should be amazing next weekend, but a little rough as the race goes on. Remember, this track is almost entirely hand-constructed by Matt Stevens with occasional help from his brother and co-racers, so do try to schedule track work during the week to help get it ready for next week’s race. In the meantime… a bumpy feature awaits….

START (Inverted by Wins and Points Per Race):
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
    (0 wins/0 All-Time)
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
    (0 wins/0 All-Time)
  3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R]
    (0 wins/0 All-Time)
  4. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) {R}
    (0 wins/0 All-Time)
    Past Winners; Inverted by PPR-
  5. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
    (0 wins/1 All-Time)
  6. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse #74)
    (0 wins/58 All-Time)
    -2012 Winners, Inverted by PPR-
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
    [1 Win/7 All-Time]
  8. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287)
    [1 Win/2 All-Time]
  9. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54)
    [1 Win/7-All-Time]
  10. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
    [4 Wins/108 All-Time]
    -Returning Vets/No Points To Invert Yet-
  11. Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
    (0 Wins/2 All-Time)
     

    -OPEN KARTS:

  12. Open kart (Galletta’s #0)
  13. Open kart (Galletta’s #2)
  14. Open kart (Galletta’s #4 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  15. Open kart (Galletta’s #6)
  16. Open kart (Galletta’s #7 – reserved for Softy McSoftness)
  17. Open kart (Galletta’s #8 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  18. Open kart (Galletta’s #9)
  19. Open kart (Ruggio #14)
  20. Open kart (Galletta’s #33 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  21. Open kart (SNF #80 – reserved for Melissa’s backup)
  22. Open kart (Platt-num #187 – reserved for Bobandi) 

    {R} = Experienced Rookie

Again, Bill Ruggio was a rocket in the Ruggio #02 (formerly the Nick Dann #02/68 and AJ Nason #35; and the original builder – Dick Dann – was here to watch the race and help flag a corner), in search of his first career feature win. But, again, Billy spun out all by himself with roughly a straightaway lead! If Billy could keep the kart straight, he should be able to win a feature very soon. This set up a fast Joe Sereno in the lead, seeking his second career win, provided that he would not test out the new Joseph Sereno Memorial Catch Fence in turn one!

But Joe did not get the chance to test the catch fence, as the clutch burned out while in the lead. What the heck, will you ever win again, Joe!? This put… wait… what Matt’s in the lead? Again?! Okay, this is getting kinda’ boring.

Chris Stevens was again trying out his 2-WD former road course chassis (rebuilt into a 1-WD Galleta-type kart), and it handles outstanding in the turns, but in the straights it lacked punch. Chris’ only hope to get Matt was on restarts, and he pulled along side him a handful of times, but Matt took off once they hit the back stretch. Matt’s motor was puffing out smoke, despite being a relatively new motor that Matt has finely tuned, which had him worried, and others thinking he was vulnerable.

Entertaining wreck here, as Ruggio made his way back up through the field and passed Chris Stevens for 2nd, he spun out, and then was hit backwards by Brian Galletta, who was absolutely flying in his brand-new motor that was just recently purchased and arrived and built during the week. It appears even faster than the Galletta’s rental motor that he won with last weekend.

Brian then blew by Chris and hunted Matt down like a dog. He even plowed into an unsuspecting Matt on one lap. However, as seen here, his left-front rim broke clean off and it ended Brain’s night before he could challenge Matt for more than a lap or two. The tire bounced off a greenhouse, Chris arm, and then into the oods in the back stretch.

Close shot of the racers shortly before the final lap. The order was to be the same minus Melissa Stevens spinning out in the final corner to lose a spot to David Spanfelner. And the race finished as follows…

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

  1. * Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [5 Wins/109 All-Time]
  2. Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com #74)
  3. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) {R}
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19)
  5. Fred Collins (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
  6. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  7. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) – DNF
  8. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  9. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54) – DNF
  10. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – DNF
  11. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R] = DNS..and finally:

    Last place = YOU, the people who read this and don’t come race. Losers. 

    Key:
    * = Used Time-out (Matt has used 1 of 3 per season alotted to every regular driver) 
    {R} = Experienced Rookie
    DNS = Did Not Start (Mechanical problems… again… sheesh… can we get ONE lap in?)

2012 Point Standings after 7/29/2012’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 ProfileMaster Matt Stevens (t)
(Galletta’s #3,33, 0, 1, 02)

1,198.5

133.17

7

9

2/4

5

109

17th

2nd

Chris StevensChris “Chrusher” Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 74)

1,098.5

130.67

7

9

1/4

0

58

17th

3rd

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

899.0

99.89

7

9

0/4

1

2

6th

4th.
(6th.)

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

898.0

99.78

6

9

1/4

1

7

4th

5th.
(4th.)

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

874.0

97.11

7

9

1/4

1

6

6th

6th.
(5th.)

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

855.5

95.06

6

9

1/4

0

0

®

7th.

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

802.0

89.11

6

9

1/4

0

0

®

8th.
(10th.)

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 6/10/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6, 0) (^)

727.5

80.83

6

9

0/5

0

0

®

9th.

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

697.0

77.44

5

6

0/5

0

0

®

10th
(11th.)

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

635.0

90.71

4

7

1/3

0

1

2nd

11th.
(8th.)

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

12th.

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

257.0

85.67

3

3

1/2

0

0
®

13th.

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

176.0

88.00

1

2

1/1

0

0

®

14th.

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

159.0

79.50

1

2

0/1

0

2

6th

15th.
(14th.)

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

16th.
(15th.)

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

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

17th.
(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/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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