8/10 – 8/11/2013 – Justin Galletta, Chris Stevens & Kevin Galletta won the “Triple 30 Lappers for Tim Galletta” weekend

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SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 10th-11th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  Tim Galletta – cousin to founders Matt and Chris Stevens and also another grandson of the Late Galletta’s Greenhouse founder, John J. Galletta – raced in the club for the better part of four seasons (2009-2012), including missing only 1 race in a 3 year span. His move down south for work took him out of weekly competition, in fact, for a full year! Tim was back for a specially scheduled Saturday, August 10th, 2013 show, his only race of the year thus far (hopefully he can work in time for the 2013 Klassic 200). We had twin 30s on Saturday and then, we also ran a 3rd feature, a slightly longer 35-lapper, on our regularly scheduled Sunday! The races did not disappoint.

8/10/2013 – Justin Galletta & Chris Stevens take the ‘Twin-30s-For-Tim’ Saturday Night Special!

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  The first race was won by his son, Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7), who started on the pole and led all 30 laps for the win. The 2nd feature looked like it was going to be another father-and-son night, as Tim drove his old kart (sold to a golfing Dave Spanfelner and now the DS Humphrey’s #54) past two rookies and into the lead. But a flat tire and a loose track did Tim in, and that enabled  Chris Stevens to emerge in the right place at the right time (in his Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse/R&C Sushi LLC #8) to win his 6th feature of 2013, his hottest start in well over ten years, maybe more! 13 drivers, and 60-green flag laps! Only 2 or 3 cautions all night, as well. Doesn’t get much better!

8/10/2013 – 30-LAP FEATURE #1

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Start:
1st. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2nd. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78)
3rd. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
5th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
6th. Tim Galletta (DS Humphrey’s #54)
7th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
8th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
9th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
10th. Raymond “RaYzor” Castaldo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
11th. Scott “Cow” Gagnon (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
12th. Lawton Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
13th. Zach Shirtliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)

Two of Chris and Matt’s high school buds stopped by for one of our rare Summer
Saturday events.

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RaYzor Castaldo raced with us a few times in the 1990s and early 2000s, and
goes out and gets a few laps from time to time here and there, but he lives
in Syracuse and his job and band takes him away from ever racing on a Sunday,
which is the majority of our racing season. Here Ray got some laps in, but is
terribly rusty, and a couple late arrivals (*cough* Joe, *cough* Justin), made
it so the ever-busy RaYzor could only run a few laps before pulling the Galletta’s
#9.

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Scott “Cow” Gagnon had, despite being friends with the founding bro’s
for over twenty years, had shockingly never once raced in a Galletta’s Karting Club
race! There’s a first time for everything, as here we see that Scott took a few laps before pulling
off as well. You may say “So what?!”, but when you run a karting club,
you can put your buddies picture on the website, too, especially when it’s hard
to get them into a race and funny seeing them out there kin karts for a change.

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With a former feature winner on the pole with a fast kart like the heavyweight-handicap
Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, it’s not hard to forsee a green-to-checker 30-laps
led win for such a competitor. That was the case with Justin Galletta. Sure,
his bro Joe Sereno and his counsins Matt and Chris Stevens were testing him,
but he held on for the 30-lap sweep win!

Finish:
1st. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
4th. Tim Galletta (DS Humphrey’s #54)
5th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
6th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
7th. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78, #88)
8th. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9th. Raymond “RaYzor” Castaldo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
10th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
11th. Scott “Cow” Gagnon (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
12th. Lawton Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
13th. Zach Shurtliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)

8/10/2013 – 30-LAP FEATURE #2

Start:
1st. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
2nd. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
3rd. Tim Galletta (DS Humphrey’s #54)
4th. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
5th. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #88)
6th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
7th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
8th. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
9th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
10th. Raymond “RaYzor” Castaldo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
11th. Scott “Cow” Gagnon (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
12th. Lawton Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
13th. Zach Shurtliff  (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)

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Rookies Dave Turner and Ed Lawton both looked good in their 2nd week of racing
at Galletta’s. But the handicap system worked well for 3rd-place-starting Tim
Galletta, who this race was special for. And add to that, he is driving his
former kart, the DS Humphrey’s #54, which just won last week with it’s current
owner Dave Spanfelner behind the wheel. Dave had a golf tournament and had a
few ttoo many cold ones to race, so he flagged and watched his kart storm into
the lead by lap 4. Tim Galletta then looked like the man to beat in 1st place, and was trying to ut a cap on winning the race we scheduled for his one weekend up in Oswego. Chris made his way up to 2nd and stayed with him, but a veteran like multi-featrure-winning Tim Galletta in a powerful kart like the #54 is going to be tough to beat.

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…but the track was a little loose and Tim got high in turn 1 (either because off the loose track or a softening left-rear tire), and almost fell off the track in 2. This gave Chris a free lane to take the lead. Tim then badly slowed, the left-rear tire went flat.

Finish:
1st. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
2nd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
3rd. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4th. Tim Galletta (DS Humphrey’s #54, Galletta’s #9)
5th. David Turner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2, #0)
6th. Eric Woolworth (Raven Tavern #78, #88)
—- DNF
7th. Ed Lawton (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
8th. Justin
Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
9th. Raymond “RaYzor” Castaldo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
10th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
11th. Scott “Cow” Gagnon (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
12th. Lawton Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
13th. Zach

Shurtliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)

But the races were not yet done. In addition to Saturday, we also ran our usual day…

… 8/11/2013 – Sunday Night Follow-Up – Career First Victory for Kevin Galletta!

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th, 2013 – As a follow-up
to our special edition Saturday Twin-30s (for Tim Galletta), we ran a makeup
race followed by a third 30+ lap race thrown in for good measure. In fact, a
35-lapper! And it was a career first winner! Kevin Galletta, brother to Brian
Galletta and cousins to Tim Galletta, Chris and Matt Stevens (and a few others
who rarely-to-never race), took the win leading all 35-laps in the Galletta’s
Greenhouse #9 kart, but had to survive a near wreck or two AND hold off Chris
and Matt to do so.

Newbie/Rookie Heat Finish:
1st. Kyle Menter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
2nd. Chris Larkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3rd. Dan Cliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
4th. Dan Brown (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)

For some reason, there was supposed to be one rookie practice, one rookie heat
and one makeup race for all those – vets and newbies – who missed Saturday’s
show (and be counted at the end of it). However, for some unknown reason, there
were two! Odd. As if I didn’t have enough trouble with the scoring! Well, to
make things easy, we tacked the final order of the one (the 1st with primarily
rookies) onto the other (the 2nd one with primarily veterans). The third heat
is kind of just… well, a mess and I’ll bank them for future consideration
(makeup, heat, or whatever… most of the time the newbies don’t come back so
why do I put more effort in scoring them than they did actually racing??).

Makeup Race for Saturday’s Event (Composite with parts 1 and 2) :

— Veteran Makeup Race Finish—
14th. Brian Galletta (Platt-num #42)
15th. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
16th. Dave Spanfelner (DS Hump’s #54)
17th. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
18th. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tattoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
— Rookie Makeup Race Finish— 
19th. Dan Brown (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
20th. Chris Larkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
21st. Kyle Menter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
22nd. Dan Cliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)

—Additional Retcon Race/Heat Credits—
—. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [Ran an extra race, banked for makeup, no time
to add]
—. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [Ran an extra race, banked for
makeup, no time to add]
—. Dan Brown (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
—. Chris Larkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
—. Kyle Menter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
—. Dan Cliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)

8/11/2013 – 35-LAP FEATURE

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Start:
1st. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2nd. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
3rd. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4th. Brian Galletta (Platt-num #42)
5th. Dave Spanfelner (DS Hump’s #54)
6th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
7th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #4)
8th. Dan Brown (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
9th. Chris Larkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
10th. Kyle Menter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
11th. Dan Cliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
12th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

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Kevin Galletta started on the pole in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #9, and although
at times had some crazy stuff going on behind him, held off a challenge or two
from Adam Lytle and Chris Stevens (including when they were three-wide on a
restart and all did a good job to avoid the wreck), still would up leading all
35 laps and took his career 1st victory. Brother of longtime racer Brian Galletta
and cousins of Chris and Matt, Kevin had raced on and off with us through the
years (but Military, family and his jobs have prevented him from running all
too much), this by far was his best race yet.

Finish:
1st. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #4)
3rd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
4th. Dave Spanfelner (DS Hump’s #54)
5th. Brian Galletta (Platt-num #42)
6th. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
7th. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #781)
8th. Dan Brown (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
9th. Kyle Menter (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
10th. Chris Larkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
11th. Dan Cliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
12th. Melissa Stevens – w/Lilybeth Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

Saturday racers that earned a start, but did not race Sunday:
(scored in their handicapped starting position)

13th. David Turner (–)
14th. Ed Lawton (–)
15th. Tim Galletta (–)
16th. Eric Woolworth (–)
17th. Justin Galletta (–)
18th. Joe Sereno (–)
19th. Scott “Cow” Gagnon (–)
20th. Raymond “RaYzor” Castaldo (–)
21st. Zach Shurtliff (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
22nd. Lawton Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)

From the desk of Chris Stevens: Due to overwhelming amount of work at me and my wife’s sushi bar, a trip to Cortland to watch my New York Jets practice, and three features this weekend, the points were not done before the 8/19/2013 event. Therefore, the 8/10, 8/11 and 8/18 shows were all combined in this points update
to make the web page editing much easier. Here is the:

2013 1-WD Gas Flathead Karting World Championship Point Standings after
8/18/2013’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
Christopher Galletta Stevens Driver Profile - Pics from soorted winning kartsChris
Chrusher ” Stevens
(Galletta’s #4, 2, 8, 0, 74)
2112.0
124.24
13
17
6
0
6
70
18th
2nd
Matt Stevens Profile - Pics from Matt's assorted kartsMaster
Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74)
(#)
2080.5
122.38
13
17
6
2
3
118
18th
3rd

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

1714.5
100.85
12
17
6
2
2
3
2nd
4th

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

1666.0
98.00
12
17
6
3
2
2
2nd
5th
Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian
Galletta
(Brian Galletta #13, 28) ®
1569.5
92.32
10
17
6
2
1
4
7th
6th

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

1445.5
85.03
10
17
5
1
0
0
2nd
7th

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

1267.0
74.53
13
17
6
0
0
7
7th
8th

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

1267.0
74.53
13
17
6
0
0
0
®
9th

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

1155.0
88.85
6
13
3
0
0
0
1st
10th
Branden
“Toomer” Matott
(Galletta’s #2, 9) ®® (#)
1121.0
74.73
7
15
4
0
0
0
1st
11th

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

1086.5
90.54
6
12
3
1
1
5
3rd
12th

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

627.5
69.72
3
9
0
0
1
1
1st
13th

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

394.0
78.80
2
5
0
0
0
0
®
14th
Justin Galletta in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 (2011)Justin
Galletta
(Galletta’s #7) ®
340.0
68.00
2
5
1
0
1
3
3rd
15th
Dave Turner in the Galletta's Greenhouse #2 (2013)David
Turner
(Galletta’s #2, 0) ®
316.0
63.20
2
5
0
0
0
0
®
16th
Ed
Lawton
(Galletta’s #6) ®
310.0
62.00
2
5
0
0
0
0
®
17th
 photo Marc-Sgarlata-Gallettas-7-20130623_zps97113bd2.jpgMarc
Sgarlata
(Galletta’s #7) ®
207.0
69.00
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
18th
Gary Miller Jr. in his dad's #24Gary
Miller Jr.
(Galletta’s #6) ®
203.0
67.67
1
3
0
0
0
1
2nd
19th
Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim
Galletta
(DS Humphrey’s #54, Galletta’s #9) ®
199.0
66.33
1
3
0
0
0
7
5th
20th
 photo Marc-Sgarlata-Gallettas-7-20130623_zps97113bd2.jpgScott
McGroty
(Galletta’s #1) ®
196.0
65.33
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
21st
Zach ShirtliffZach
Shurtliff
(Galletta’s #74, 1) ®
188.0
62.67
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
22nd
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
23rd
Davey
Hamilton
(Galletta’s #6) ®
144.5
72.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®
24th
Alex
Ermand
(Galletta’s #1) ®
140.5
70.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®
25th
Dan
Brown
(Galletta’s #0) ®
128.0
42.67
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
26th
RaYzor Cadildo 2013-08-10-00h03m05s251-ray_zps44ab6b77.jpgRay
“RaYzor” Castaldo
(Galletta’s #9) ®
123.0
41.00
1
3
0
0
0
0
1st
27th
Scott Cow Gagnon 2013-08-10-00h03m05s251-ray_zps44ab6b77.jpgScott
“Cow” Gagnon
(Galletta’s #1) ®
119.0
21.07
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
28th
Chris Larkin (Galletta's #7) 8/2013Chris
Larkin
(Galletta’s #7) ®
117.0
39.00
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
29th
Kyle Menter (Galletta's #1) 8/2013Kyle
Menter
(Galletta’s #1) ®
115.0
38.33
1
3
1
1
0
0
®
30th
Lawton
Jr.
(Galletta’s #6) ®
106.0
35.33
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
31st
Jason Mills bioJason ”The
Hammer” Mills
(Galletta’s #0) ®
105.0
52.50
1
1
0
0
0
3
6th
32nd
Danlei Cliff (Galletta's #2) 8/2013Dan
Cliff
(Galletta’s #2) ®
99.0
33.00
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
33rd
Collin MorrisonCollin
Morrison
(Morrison #11, Raven Tavern #78) ®
87.0
87.00
1
1
1
0
0
0
®