7/12/2014 – Matt Stevens wins Fast 40-Lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5!

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SATURDAY, JULY 12th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  Matt Stevens did it again! He hops in a backup kart that is available for rent every weekend (and usually sits idle) and DOMINATES the field en route to another Feature victory, padding his total feature wins again – a total that no karter in Oswego (and points beyond) can touch. But it wasn’t easy to get into the lead. In fact, Brian Galletta, Chris Stevens and Kelly Miller all got trapped behind some zany lapped traffic to get picked off en route to Matt’s win, which means that Matt has now taken 3 straight feature triumphs in 3 different Galletta’s Greenhouse racing karts. More details coming later this week.

HEAT ONE (8-Laps)

START:
1. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
3. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
4. Kevin Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #28)
5. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)

Retcon Racers:
-. Brian Galletta (Plattnum/Galletta #42) = racing for 11th in 6/14/2014 40-lapper
-. Grover Sixberry Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) = racing for 12th in 6/7/2014 40-lapper

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Melissa Stevens led start to finish for her 2nd heat victory of 2014.

FINISH:
1. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
2. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Kevin Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #28)
-. Brian Galletta (Plattnum/Galletta #42) = makeup earned 11th in 6/14/2014 40-lapper
4. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
-. Grover Sixberry Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) =  earned 12th in 6/7/2014 40-lapper
5. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)

DNS = Did Not Start: Adam Lytle was set to start, but a developing knock in the motor in the pre-race warm-up meant he didn’t want to chance it and pulled off the track. Since he took the track for warm-ups and was in line on the track and set to go, he is credited points-wise with a start and a DNF.

HEAT TWO (8-Laps)

START:
1. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #42)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
-. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) = racing for 12th in 6/14/2014 40-Lapper
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4. Grover Sixberry Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)

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Heat two begins with the return of Brian Galletta, back from his week 1 crash (and kart-builder Randy Platt’s slowness in repairing the kart) and set handicapped up front with his offset Plattnum/Galletta chassis.

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Brian Galletta (Platt-inum/Galletta #42) – running as good as he could with a malfunctioning (AKA near non-functional) brake – spins out and hits the inside wall in turn 2 after leading almost the entire heat in his radically redesigned Platt-inum #42. If only the M.I.A. and presumed dead Bobandinator showed up to view and/or race his creations.

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After that, Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) – who had a ear-nose-throat cold himself – held off Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) for the rest of the way, giving Chris his 1st heat win since 2013.

FINISH:
1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
-. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) = earned points credited for 12th in 6/14/2014 40-Lapper
3. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #42)
4. Grover Sixberry Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)

40-LAP FEATURE

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The feature begins!

START:
1. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
2. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #42)
3. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
6. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
7. Kevin Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #28)
8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9. Grover Sixberry Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)

DNS = Did Not Start: Adam Lytle was set to start, but a developing knock in the motor meant he didn’t want to chance blowing it and pulled off the track. Since he was in warm-ups and lined up on the track but pulled it as a precaution, under Galletta’s Karting Club scoring rules, he is credited point-wise with a start. At Galletta’s, if you practice, warm-up, race in a heat/semi/consi/B-Main, or line up for at least the start of one feature, you are credited with a race start in every feature held that night.

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Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) was moving along until his bumper got hooked into the #0 (of Chris), and he lost a few spots.

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Matt’s helmetcam again picked up some fine action. Here he is behind his brother Chris (#0) and wife Melissa (#19), with Brian Galletta (#42) stretching the lead early on. In all of the years of racing, this may be the very 1st time Matt raced the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5 in an actual race (the kart originally was Chris’ 2-time Points & Klassic championship kart in 2002-03), and then became a rental kart that also won features with the likes of Rob Jimenez, Kyle Reuter, Randy Platt and Joe Sereno behind the wheel)!

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Four-wide during the feature! Lapped traffic led to not only Brian Galletta getting trapped and passed for the lead by Chris Stevens, but also this shot where Brian Galletta, Kelly Miller, Grover and Matt Stevens all passed the stripe wheel-to-wheel. And since we are open-wheel, we respect each other, race each other clean and don’t crash. You can’t learn that with bumper/kiddie-kart bodies, which is the primary reason we do not use them (also, we think it makes the karts cookie-cutters and it also weighs them down and adds another layer of expense that isn’t needed). Chris then checked out and took a half track lead on the rest of the pack. Matt also used the lapped traffic to pass Kelly Miller as well.

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Matt Stevens did it again! Usually Chris Stevens considers himself a master of traffic, as a good percentage of his wins have come via tremendous comeback wins via lapped traffic. However, one could also say that when you’re in the lead, traffic is your worst enemy, and when you are behind, it’s your best friend. This was the case, as Matt Stevens trapped Chris on the lapped kart of Grover Sixberry Jr (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) and once in the lead he just plain checked out. Matt proved the Galletta’s #5 is one of the fastest karts in the fleet, and the mere fact that it sits idle most weeks at track-side open to be rented shows how many empty sacks we have in an alleged racer’s town such as Oswego, NY.

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Matt was pulling away from the pack with nearly a stretch lead until he ran into that pesky lapped traffic. It slowed him down enough to Chris to reel himself back into the race. However, what traffic giveth then taketh away… Keith Raymond (in only his 2nd race at Galletta’s) spun out after Matt passed him, and he then collected Chris. Grover Sixberry (in his 1st race at Galletta’s) then added insult to injury when he then drove into the prone Chris and broke a rim. Hilarious accident, really, except for it took Chris out of 2nd with only a few laps to go, so he didn’t laugh. Indeed, he was only able to advance past one kart in those last few laps and settled for 5th, his lowest finish in a long time. All while Matt wins his 3rd straight feature in his 3rd different kart (Galletta’s #33, #6, and #5), adding the #5 to his list of karts that he won a feature in. Going away. Trust me when I say it that no karter in Oswego can do what Matt just did. Not because he cheats, but because (1) they don’t have the balls to try and (2) they aren’t good enough if they did. And yep, we don’t care about pricey cookie-cutter karts and overcrowded, herd-mentality rush-on/rush-off 5-minute race kiddie tracks. Been there/done that/won that. *flush*

FINISH:
1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) 
2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
3. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
4. Brian Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #42)
5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) 
6. Kevin Galletta (Platt-num/Galletta #28)
7. Grover Sixberry Jr. (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
8. DNF – (R) Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
9. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)

 

Now to the 19th Annual Season Gas Flathead Karting World Championship at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway Points!

2014 Gas Flathead National Championship / 2014 Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Point Standings

(As of completion of 7/12/2014’s race event.

Position
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
] ®=Rookie *=Makeup, # =Timeout (*$ makup not cashed)
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
1st
Matt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #3, 74, 33, 6, 5)
795.00
132.50
6
3
50%
0/4
19th
122
2nd
Chris Stevens 
(Galletta’s /
Chrusher.com /
R&C Sushi #4, 8, 0)
739.50
123.25
6
0
0%
1/4
19th
70
3rd
Melissa Stevens 
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80)
657.50
109.58
6
0
0%
2/4
8th
7
4th
Kevin Galletta  
(Galletta / Platt-Num #28) * ##
593.00
98.83
6
1
20%
1/3
2
2
5th
Eric Woolworth
(The Raven #88, 78)
569.50
113.90
5
2
40%
0/3
3rd
4
6th
Adam Lytle 
(Lytle #33c)
561.00
93.50
6
0
0%
1/3
3rd
1
7th
Kelly Miller 
(Galletta’s #7, 9)
496.50
124.13
4
0
0%
0/3
7th
2
8th
David Turner 
(Plattnum-Turner #43,
Galletta’s #9) ®, *, #
478.50
95.70
5
0
0%
1/2
®
0
9th
Keith Raymond 
(Galletta’s #1) **
356.00
89.00
4
0
0%
0/3
®
0
10th
Brian Galletta 
(Galletta / Platt-Num #42) *, #
302.50
100.83
3
0
0%
0/3
8th
6
11th
Alex Bennett
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
159.00
79.50
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12th
Cliff Crowe 
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
143.00
71.50
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
13th
 photo grover-sixberry-jr-20140712-gallettas-2.jpgGrover Sixberry Jr. 
(Galletta’s #2) ® *
120.00
60.00
2
0
0%
0/1
®
0
14th
Matthew Daniels 
(Galletta’s #1)
91.00
91.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0

NEXT WEEK’S HANDICAP STARTING ORDER –
[Scheduled for Saturday, 7/19/2014 at 6:30 newbies & 7pm vets]:

Position Name Average Points Per Race Feature Wins Win % Heats Won/
Entered
All-Time Feature Wins
Never Won; Inverted by PPR
1st Keith Raymond 89.00 0 0% 0/3 0
2nd David Turner 95.70 0 0% 1/2 0
Hasn’t won this season yet; Inverted by PPR
3rd Adam Lytle 93.50 0 0% 1/3 1
4th Brian Galletta 100.83 0 0% 0/3 6
5th Melissa Stevens 109.58 0 0% 2/4 7
6th Chris Stevens 123.25 0 0% 1/4 70
7th Kelly Miller 124.13 0 0% 0/3 2
Has won ONCE this season; Inverted by PPR
8th Kevin Galletta 98.83 1 17% 1/3 2
Inexperienced Newbie/Rookies ; Inverted by PPR
9th Grover Sixberry Jr. 60.00 0 0% 0/1 0
10th Clifford Crowe 71.50 0 0% 0/0 0
11th Alex Bennett 79.50 0 0% 0/0 0
12th Matthew Daniels 91.00 0 0% 0/1 0
Has won MULTIPLE times this season ; Inverted by wins then PPR
13th Eric Woolworth 113.90 2 40% 0/3 4
14th Matt Stevens 132.50 3 50% 0/4 122
Returning veteran drivers (inverted by wins or all-time points)
1st-timer newbie/rookies (inverted by weight – heaviest to lightest)

A Pussy YouTuber named “Jeff S.” Attacks!

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Some weak-ass, low-IQ swollen baboon pussy attacked us. Anybody who knows “Jeff S.” tell us more about him. We think we’ve narrowed it down to the guy based on the local race fan drunks, and if it is who I think it is, he’s gonna’ need a lot of facial cream when we are done with his drunk wanna-be ass. Watch yourself, lowlife loser clown.