7/21/2013: Joe Sereno wins the 10-kart “Full Moon 45” in the Galletta’s #5!

Oswego Karting 7/21/2013: Joe Sereno wins the Full Moon 45 in the Galletta's #5!

SUNDAY, JULY 21st, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  Joe Sereno wins the Full Moon 45 in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! Taking the lead in the fairly early going, then holding off challenges from Eric Woolworth and Matt Stevens proved a task not too difficult for our Popeye-armed / Bearded Brawler/ Husky Helper Joseph! More details forthcoming! Stay tuned!

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RACE DISCS: All pictures are captured directly from our weekly videos, produced and commentated by Chris Stevens with co-commentator Uncle Ogie Stevens, cameras by Rungnapha “Aou” Stevens (tower), Melissa Stevens (back turn), and Matt Stevens (helmet cam). Each disc is 1-2 hours and contains 2-3 camera angles and occasional alternate camera shots of wrecks and close finishes from trackside fan’s/driver’s cell phones. Prices: Standard DVDs ($5), HD AVCHDs ($8) or HD Blu-rays ($12). Standard DVDs play on any DVD or Blu-ray player. Blu-rays play on any Blu-ray player. AVCHDs are HD, Blu-ray quality on a smaller, more affordable dual-sided DVD disc, but only play in some Blu-ray players. Write us via email or call us to order a copy of any and every single race from mid-2005-and-up, and every Klassic from 1998-and-up.

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Matt Stevens was quite proud to debut his fresh paint job and brand-new wing panels on the Galletta’s Greenhouse #33.

Start:
1st. Billy Truax (Truax #02)
2nd. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
3rd. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #88)
4th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta Motorsports #28)
5th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #33)

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Matt was his usual self charging in the Galletta’s #33, but thought the caution came out when Brian Galletta’s #28 spun out. He was highly frustrated that it did not, and as a result settled for an un-Matt-like 4th place. Eric Woolworth wound up pulling away for an unchallenged win in this one, showing that the #88’s plague of horrible breakdown problems may have been solved.

Finish:
1st. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #88)
2nd. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
3rd. Billy Truax (Truax #02)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
5th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta Motorsports #28)
Makeup Credits\
—. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tattoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781) – Earned 12th in both of 6/19/2013’s Twin-30s!

HEAT 2

Start:
1st. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
2nd. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
3rd. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54)
4th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
5th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

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Branden “Tumor” Matott debuted the brand-new Inkings Tattoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781, a kart that Joe Sereno purchased and partially rebuilt last season, but did not get it ready for Klassic. Being so hooked to the Galletta’s #5 (and with his own motor anyways), he sold it to Tumor. Here Chris Stevens pulls out his Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8 out to stall again, wo parked it for the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0, again, a fast kart that people who are too pussy to show up don’t show up and race in it.

Finish:
1st. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
2nd. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54)
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8, Galletta’s #0)
4th. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
5th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
Makeup Credits
—. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – Earned 11th in both of 6/23/2013’s Twin 30s!
—. Billy Truax (Truax #02) – Earned 9th in 7/7/2013’s 45-Lapper
—. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta #28) – Earned 10th in 7/14/2013’s 45-Lapper

45-LAP FEATURE EVENT

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More helmet cam action from Oswego, NY’s all-time winningest dirt karter – “Master” Matt Stevens!

Start:
1st. Billy Truax (Truax #02)
2nd Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
3rd. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
4th. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
5th. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #88)
6th. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54)
7th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta Motorsports #28)
8th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
9th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
10th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

Lap one, three-wide into turn two with open-wheel  racing when Tumor (with a brand-new kart in it’s 1s-ever race) slowed, and Matt tried to get under him and Dave Spanfelner!

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Matt is always looking to get the pass and is willing to use a low groove – even when it puts him or others in danger. This time it caught him, as his drive tire caught with Dave in the Galletta’s #7, who started spinning – ala Super Mario Kart. Chris had nowhere to go and also wound up hitting Dave’s drivewheel rim.

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Closeup of Matt going airborne from the above wreck.

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Most of the race was Joe Sereno holding a strong grip on the lead followed by Eric Woolworth and Matt Stevens. Chris Stevens kept them in sight, but a faltering clutch and a loose turn  was keeping him at bay from the top three.

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The battle rages on! What is amazing with our races? We seem to have perfected a bizarro scale of Oswego Speedway Supermodifieds. It is, what Matt and Chris grew up on and what they based their whole club on, so it’s not really a surprise. Our races play out almost exactly like Super races do with the exception of (1) we are go-karts, (2) we are on dirt, and (3) we go the opposite way. This is something the pay kart tracks are incapable of doing, as most are smaller and self-limited by divisions and time. But if you watch them and watch us, our races play out nearly identically, while we can’t say the same for the pay tracks. We’re very proud of this, and most people who view us are amazed at what we do… all for FREE. Now if we could only get more people out to race with us!

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Late in the race, a failed pass attempt by Eric opened up a split second of space, which was all Matt needed to get a pass. Once in second, he tested Joe on several occasions, but the Galletta’s #5 with a fresh motor owned by Joe was more than up for the challenge, as he took his 5th career feature win in his third season of racing at Galletta’s (and if not for Joe breaking while in the lead on  handful of occasions, he may have very well had a handful more!). Chris Stevens had to drop out with a few laps to go due to the absolutely DESTROYED clutch and brake on the Galletta’s #0, and recovered in his Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #4 for 6th. Awesome shot of our scoreboard, huh?

Keep in mind that Joe’s  brother Justin Galletta – who joined at the same time and they were on equal credentials through their 1st two years – quit while into his 2nd season at a measly 2 feature wins, right before he quit as the starting middle linebacker of the Syracuse Shock football team! Joe has now more than doubled the win total of his quitter brother. What an atrocious blot on the sports career of one Justin Galletta! In an abysmal expose in absolute cowardice, Justin dared comment on Joe’s victory pic on the social media giant website known as Facebook!:

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Yes, it is true. No, not the sex-change jokes (although Justin makes us wonder sometimes) rather the other thing. If someone thinks that a few guys win all the time, stop to think why? Firstly, some guys do have more experience than others. You don’t expect very many raw rookies beating 20-year pros in any sport, particularly in motorsport racing, where experience goes a long way, even more than other sports where age slows physical speed down. But secondly, and even more importantly, some guys show up to race every week and some people don’t. You can’t win unless you are on the track. People who race on pay tracks think we’re a joke? Come on up and we’ll show you something funny, like you’re overrating your driver skills! People think the same guy or two or three wins all the time? Come on up and beat those guys! Unlike local pay tracks that have seventy people showing up and paying good money to squeeze into 3-10 kart races that last five minutes, we have the potential to put over twenty karts on track, pay only gas-and-parts money, and race for an hour or more every week! And every week we only have 8-10 people show up. This club is already the longest-running karting division in Oswego. It also already holds the mark of most laps and racing time per week BY FAR. And it still holds the mark of the biggest (mainly because pay tracks have harsh weight/motor/age divisions), but the fact of the matter is that it could DESTROY the pay tracks in number if people actually just showed up and race! For a tiny fraction of the cost and get MORE fun for LESS money! When it comes down to it, it appears as if some people just don’t race with us because they are one of two quite humiliating things – they are snobs, wussies, or both.

Finish:
1st. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
2nd Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
3rd. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #88)
4th. Dave Spanfelner (DS Humphrey’s #54, Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
5th. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
6th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #0, Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #4)
7th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta Motorsports #28)
8th. Billy Truax (Truax #02)
9th. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
10th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

Now to the points:

2013 1-WD Gas Flathead Karting World Championship Point Standings after 7/21/2013’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 2013 season to date,  scored in this manner . Our club’s complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-to-‘the-last-completed-season’ are found on  this webpage , and our division’s complete 2006-08 standings on Oswego Speedway’s lil’ dirt track out back Kiddie Kartway (before our class was  barred from, mocked and threatened ) on  this page . At season’s end, the current totals will be added into the below:

Position Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
[Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile] ®=Retcon (#) =Timeout
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Events
Features
Heats
Heat Wins
Feature Wins
Galletta’s Feature Wins 2000-up
Years Pro at Galletta’s
1st
Matt Stevens Profile - Pics from Matt's assorted kartsMaster Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74)
(#)
1333.5
121.23
8
11
3
0
3
118
18th
2nd
Christopher Galletta Stevens Driver Profile - Pics from soorted winning kartsChris “Chrusher ” Stevens
(Galletta’s #4, 2, 8, 0, 74)
1321.5
120.14
8
11
3
0
4
68
18th
3rd
Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
(Brian Galletta #13, 28) ®
1149.0
106.78
7
11
3
2
1
4
7th
4th

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner
(D. S. Humphrey’s #54, 81,
Galletta’s #28, 9)

1137.0
103.36
8
11
3
0
1
2
2nd
5th

Eric Woolworth - Raven Tavern #88 (6/9/2013)Eric Woolworth
(Raven Tavern #88, 78)

1089.5
99.05
8
11
3
2
1
1
2nd
6th

Adam Lytle #33c - 8/19/2012Adam Lytle
(Adam Lytle #33c) ®

975.0
88.64
6
11
2
1
0
0
2nd
7th

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

810.0
73.64
8
11
3
0
0
7
7th
7th

 photo LilybethRoseStevens_zps4e5982c0.jpgLilybeth Rose Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)

810.0
73.64
8
11
3
0
0
0
®
9th

Billy Truax (Galletta's #7) 6/9/2013Billy Truax
(Galletta’s #7, 1, 02) ®®

805.5
80.55
4
10
1
0
0
0
1st
10th

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

731.0
104.43
4
7
2
1
1
5
3rd
11th
Branden “Toomer” Matott
(Galletta’s #2, 9) ®® (#)
666.5
83.31
4
8
2
0
0
0
1st
12th

Kevin Galletta (Galletta's #0)Kevin Galletta
(Galletta’s #7, 9) ®®

426.5
71.08
2
6
0
0
0
0
1st
13th

Mark Mark “Gooner
Gilligan” Groesbeck
(Galletta’s #1) ®®

394.0
78.80
1
5
0
0
0
0
®
14th
 photo Marc-Sgarlata-Gallettas-7-20130623_zps97113bd2.jpgMarc Sgarlata
(Galletta’s #7) ®
207.0
69.00
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
15th
Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary Miller Jr.
(Galletta’s #6) ®
203.0
67.67
1
3
0
0
0
1
2nd
16th
 photo Marc-Sgarlata-Gallettas-7-20130623_zps97113bd2.jpgScott McGroty
(Galletta’s #1) ®
196.0
65.33
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
17th
Pace Kart Driver - Collin Miller - Galletta's #0 (Time Trialed 7th!)Collin Miller
(Galletta’s #0) ®
182.0
60.67
1
3
0
0
0
0
1st

18th.

Davey Hamilton
(Galletta’s #6) ®
144.5
72.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®

19th.

Alex Ermand
(Galletta’s #1) ®
140.5
70.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®

Speaking of quitters…
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Wow! We’re hoping that this picture is proof that one of the quitters is on his road to return. Randy Platt, who has been on hiatus since the 2012 Galletta’s Klassic last October, has been spotted on 7/24/2013 building a new Plattinum (or is it Plattitude?) chassis for Brian Galletta down the road from us, and part of the deal is Brian funding the Baby-Making Bobandi’s return as well! That is, if he can escape his brood for a few hours a weekend.

But… they appear to be not alone….
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Next Race’s Handicap Starting Order

Our system puts the least-winningest and least-point-earning drivers up front and progresses to the highest win and point earners. The more drivers, the harder it is to win, even for someone who has won a lot. Chris and Matt are there every week, and have been since the 1990s. How about you?

Position Name (Go-Karts Piloted) [Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile] ®=Retcon T =Timeout Average Points Per Feature Feature Wins Galletta’s Feature Wins 2000-12
1st Collin Miller 60.67 0 0
2nd Kevin Galletta 71.08 0 0
3rd “Gooner” Groesbeck 78.80 0 0
4th Billy Truax 80.55 0 0
5th “Tumor” Matott 83.31 0 0
6th Adam Lytle 88.64 0 0
7th Gary Miller Jr. 67.67 0 1
8th Eric Woolworth 99.05 1 1
9th David Spanfelner 103.36 1 2
10th Joe Sereno 104.43 1 5
11th Brian Galletta 106.78 1 4
12th Matt Stevens 121.23 3 118
13th Chris Stevens 120.14 4 68
14th Scott McGroty 65.33 0 0
15th Marc Sgarlata 69.00 0 0
16th Alex Ermand 70.25 0 0
17th David Hamilton 72.25 0 0
18th Returning Veterans –.– 0 ?
19th 1st-Timer N00b Rookies –.– 0 0
20th Melissa & Lilybeth Stevens 73.64 0 7