9/1/2013 – Branden “Tumor” Matott &  Matt Stevens Win The 18th Annual Oswego Karting Labor Day Championship Twin-30s!

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  Another driver steps into the storied 18-year Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway winner’s circle, 1st year driver Branden “Tumor” Matott wins his 1st career feature with a 30-lap sweep in his Inkings Tattoo/Woodchuck Saloon #34.5 during the 1st feature. He was then joined by the man who has been in victory lane more than every single other driver (minus his brother) combined – Matt Stevens, as he survived several crazy entanglements en route to putting not one, but two karts into the lead (1st the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74 – which broke a wheel hub, and then the Galletta’s Greenhouse #33) to inch a little closer to his brother Chris in both the points and wins columns. Some entertaining 9-kart races that provided a nice nightcap following Oswego Speedway’s Classic 200. More details below….

 

TWIN 30-LAP FEATURE #1

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Good shot from early on.

Start:
1st. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #345)
2nd. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
3rd. Kevin Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattnum #28)
4th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattnum #42)
5th. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
6th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
7th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
8th. Ryan Palmer (Raven Tavern #88)
9th. Melissa Stevens w/Lilybeth (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

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Three-wide early on and Brian Galletta got the worst of it, clobbering the wall in the front stretch.

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This was the show for most of the 2nd half of the race… Tumor Matott leading, with Chris and Matt Stevens staying with him, but Tumor accomplished his 1st career feature win with an impressive performance.

Finish:
1st. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #345)
2nd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
3rd. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
4th. Ryan Palmer (Raven Tavern #88)
5th. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
6th. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
7th. Kevin Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattnum #28)
8th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattnum #42)
9th. Melissa Stevens w/Lilybeth (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

TWIN 30-LAP FEATURE #2

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Adam Lytle looked to do the same thing that Tumor did in the 1st feature… lead all 30 laps from his starting pole position. Here he is in the opening laps with that rabid dog Matt Stevens trying to make sure that doesn’t happen..

Start:
1st. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
2nd. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattnum #28)
3rd. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
4th. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
5th. Ryan Palmer (Raven Tavern #88)
6th. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
7th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
8th. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #345)
9th. Melissa Stevens w/Lilybeth (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

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Rookie Ryan Palmer got a bit too high in turn 1 and crashed into our tirewall beneath the camera tower. 1st feature winner Toomer was also collected.

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Matt made short work of all foes and took the lead in the #74 without much trouble. With Matt in the lead, we had a tremendous battle behind him between Adam Lytle (#33c), Eric Woolworth (#2), Chris Stevens (#0) and Brian Galletta (#28). Oddly enough, the hub broke on the #74 while he was leading, so Matt then climbed into his #33 where he blew by this group within a few laps again.  Just one of those nights were Matt couldn’t be stopped. By anybody. Yes, you too.

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Despite the fact that Adam Lytle was either 1st or 2nd place for almost the entire race (and only to Matt), he was a pinball in the latter stages of the race when a very loose Eric Woolworth cracked him from one side in turn 4, and Brian Galletta cracked him on the other as they came together in the front stretch!

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Adam then spun out and collected others… a rough ending to an overall good effort by Adam.

Finish:
1st. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74, Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
2nd. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
3rd. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
4th. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
5th. Brian Galletta (Brian Galletta/Plattnum #28)
6th. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
7th. Branden “Toomer” Matott (Inkings Tatoo/Woodchuck Saloon #345)
8th. Ryan Palmer (Raven Tavern #88)
9th. Melissa Stevens w/Lilybeth (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

 

2013 1-WD Gas Flathead Karting World Championship Point Standings after 9/1/2013’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 Kiddie Kartway on  this page . At season’s end, the current totals will be added into the all-time stats after this season’s final race

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)

2349.0

117.45

15

20

6

0

6

70

18th

2nd
Matt Stevens Profile - Pics from Matt's assorted kartsMaster Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74)
(#)
2332.0
116.60
15
20
6
2
5
120
18th
3rd

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

1892.5
94.63
14
20
6
3
2
2
2nd
4th
(5th)
Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
(Brian Galletta #13, 28) ®
1757.5
87.88
12
20
6
2
1
4
7th
5th
(4th)

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
6th

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

1644.5
82.23
12
20
5
1
0
0
2nd
7th

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

1423.0
71.15
15
20
6
0
0
7
7th
8th

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

1423.0
71.15
15
20
6
0
0
0
®
9th
Branden “Toomer” Matott
(Galletta’s #2, 9) ®® (#)
1357.0
75.39
9
18
4
0
1
1
1st
10th

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
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) ®®

762.5
69.32
4
11
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
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

Randy "Bobandi" Platt in Platt-num #28 (2011)Randy “Bobandi” Platt
(Plattnum #13)

155.0
77.50
2
2
1
0
0
6
5th
24th
Davey Hamilton
(Galletta’s #6) ®
144.5
72.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®
25th
Alex Ermand
(Galletta’s #1) ®
140.5
70.25
1
2
0
0
0
0
®
26th
Dan Brown
(Galletta’s #0) ®
128.0
42.67
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
27th
Ryan Palmer (#88)Ryan Palmer
(Raven Tavern #88)
126.0
63.00
1
2
0
0
0
0
®
28th
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
29th
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
®
30th
Chris Larkin (Galletta's #7) 8/2013Chris Larkin
(Galletta’s #7) ®
117.0
39.00
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
31st
Kyle Menter (Galletta's #1) 8/2013Kyle Menter
(Galletta’s #1) ®
115.0
38.33
1
3
1
1
0
0
®
32nd
Kyle Menter (Galletta's #1) 8/2013Lawton Jr.
(Galletta’s #6) ®
106.0
35.33
1
3
0
0
0
0
®
33rd
Jason Mills bioJason ”The Hammer” Mills
(Galletta’s #0) ®
105.0
52.50
1
2
0
0
0
3
6th
34th
Danlei Cliff (Galletta's #2) 8/2013Dan Cliff
(Galletta’s #2) ®
99.0
33.00
1
3
1
0
0
0
®
35th
Collin MorrisonCollin Morrison
(Morrison #11, Raven Tavern
87.0
87.00
1
1
1
0
0
0
®

 

 

Handicap order for next week’s event:

Inverted by first wins, and the points-per-feature. 

Position
Name
1st
Ray “RaYzor” C.
2nd
Collin Miller
3rd
Ed Lawton
4th
David Turner
5th
Adam Lytle
6th
Billy Truax
7th
Gary Miller Jr.
8th
Jason Mills
9th
Randy “Bobandi” Platt
10th
Tim Galletta
11th
Branden “Toomer” Matott
12th
Kevin Galletta
13th
Brian Galletta
14th
Joe Sereno
15th
Justin Galletta
16th
Eric Woolworth
17th
David Spanfelner
18th
Matt Stevens
19th
Chris Stevens
20th
Returning Drivers
–th
Newbie Rookies
–th
Melissa Stevens w/Lilybeth