8/10/2014 – Adam Lytle wins “The Bad Moon Rising” 40 25 in the Lytle #33c!

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 10th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  It happens every year. When a full moon rises over the Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway, some odd things happen. And the “Super-Moon” indeed live up to that bad omen promise. Even though we started at a decent time, a rough track and many odd breakdowns took their toll on the time and the field – and not even multi-time champions / co-founders Chris and Matt Stevens were safe, as both of them had uncharacteristically continuous breakdowns, wrecks and spins. The 40-lap feature was therefore shortened to 25, but one person avoided all of the bumps, spins and mechanical failures in the main event: It was an impressive 2nd career win for Adam Lytle in his #33c, who passed early leader Keith Raymond and held off Kelly Miller for the victory! More details later this week! Stay tuned!

HEAT 1

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The heat races commence!

START:
1. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2. Keith Raymond (Raymond #88)
3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4. Rookie N00b (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)
-. *Jon Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)
-. *Kevin Galletta (Galletta #28)

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Good shot of heat 1 from outside of turn 1, where we go into the turn hovering around 50mph. Yes, that is much faster than you can get on your average local Kiddie Kart tracks with karts that cost 2-3 times as much. 

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Kelly Miller and Adam Lytle stormed off early, but wrecked in turn 2.

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But as soon as the restart happened, they immediately passed the two newbie rookies again.

FINISH:
1. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2. Keith Raymond (Raymond #88)
3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4. Rookie N00b (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)
-. *Jon Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6, 0, 1)
-. *Kevin Galletta (Galletta #28)

* = Recorded a retcon makeup race credit with this heat.

HEAT 2

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Tremendous action during the 2nd heat saw Brian Galletta (Galletta Racing #54), Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7), and Matt Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #80) side-by-side 3-wide.

START:
1. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
3. Brian Galletta (Galletta #54)
4. Matt Stevens  (Galletta’s Greenhouse #80)
5. Brandon “Tumor” Matott (Galletta’s #?)
6. Jon Raymond? (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
-. *Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
7. *Rookie N00b (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)

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Heat 2 both started and ended with Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #5) and Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19) side-by-side at the stripe, and Mel holding the #5 off by a bumper on both.

FINISH:
1. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
3. Brian Galletta (Galletta #28)
-. *Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) – Earned Makeup points for 10th Place in 7/25/2014’s 50-Lapper, added next week.
4. Matt Stevens  (Galletta’s Greenhouse #80)
5. Jon Raymond? (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
6. Brandon “Tumor” Matott (?)
7. *Rookie N00b (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)

* = Recorded a retcon makeup race credit with this heat. However, under new rules to save the sanity of webmaster/stat-man Chris Stevens, ONLY RETURNING DRIVERS can score make-up points. The reason? When the person doing the points puts in more time, energy, and loses more sanity adding you up for points than you do racing? And you leave before the feature begins? You don’t earn them. Come back, show to us you can drive, THEN, we give them to you. Thanks. Also, sign the sign sheet. Thanks again.

40 25 LAP FEATURE

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Start of the 40-lapper.

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Adam Lytle blows by Keith Raymond to take the lead early on in the feature. He never looked back. 

START:
1. Keith Raymond (Raymond #88)
2. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
3. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
6. Brian Galletta (Galletta #42)
7. Kevin Galletta (Galletta #54)
8. Matt Stevens  (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
9. Jon Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)
10. DNS – Brandon “Tumor” Matott (Galletta’s #?)
11. DNS – Rookie N00b (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)

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It was not a good night for the usually unbeatable 1-2 punch of the Stevens Bros.. They usually find their way into the top three spots no matter who the competition is and no matter what karts they drive. However, both of them were plagued with an endless barrage of mechanical problems. Matt used two karts (the #3 and #6) before retiring, and Chris gave it a shot with 3 karts (#5, 8, and 2) before he was able to put the #2 in 4th. Not a good night at all for the two most race experienced and winningest karters in Oswego County.

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It was all in all an exciting race, just plagued with a lot of cautions. It was agreed by all drivers to lower the lap count from 40 to 25 because if it went much further, there may not be any drivers or karts left. Adam Lytle, however, ran a perfect race and won it without much of a challenge from even 2nd place Kelly Miller.

FINISH:
1. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
2. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 8, 2)
5. Jon Raymond? (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
6. Keith Raymond (Raymond #88)
7. Kevin Galletta (Galletta #54)
8. DNF – Matt Stevens  (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3, 6)
9. DNF – Brian Galletta (Galletta #42)
10. DNS – Brandon “Tumor” Matott (Galletta’s #?)
11. DNS – Rookie N00b (Galletta’s Greenhouse #?)

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 8/10/2014’s race event.; 8/10 MAKEUPS NOT YET ADDED)

Position Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie *=Makeup T =Timeout (*$ makup not cashed)
Total Points (Place) Average Points Per Feature Features Feature Wins Win % Heats Won/Entered Years Pro at Galletta’s
1st Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 74, 33, 6, 5, 2)
1,261.50 126.15 10 3 30% 0/6 19th
2nd Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 0, 5)
1,170.50 117.05 10 0 0% 1/6 19th
3rd Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80)
1,120.00 112.00 10 0 0% 3/6 8th
4th Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c)
996.50 99.65 10 1 10% 1/6 3rd
6th Keith Raymond
(Galletta’s #1, 6, Raymond #88)
® **
929.00 92.90 10 0 0% 1/5 ®
5th Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7, 9)
951.50 118.94 8 0 0% 0/5 7th
7th Kevin Galletta
(Plattnum-Galletta #28)
*
784.00 98.00 8 1 13% 1/4 2nd
8th Eric Woolworth
(The Raven #88, 78/02)
680.50 113.42 6 2 33% 0/3 3rd
9th Brian Galletta
(Plattnum-Galletta #42, 28)
*
726.50 90.81 8 1 13% 0/5 8th
10th David Turner
(Plattnum-Turner #43,
Galletta’s #9)
® *
478.50 95.70 5 0 0% 1/2 ®
11th Kyle Reuter driver bioKyle Reuter
(Galletta’s #5)
170.50 170.50 1 1 100% 0/0 6th
12th Alex Bennett
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
159.00 79.50 2 0 0% 0/0 ®
13th Randy Platt
(Galletta’s #5)
152.50 152.50 1 1 100% 0/0 5th
14th Clifford Crowe
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
143.00 71.50 2 0 0% 0/0 ®
15th  photo rookie-9-20140803.jpgChris Larkin
(Galletta’s #9) ®
121.00 121.00 1 0 0% 0/1 ®
16th  photo grover-sixberry-jr-20140712-gallettas-2.jpgGrover Sixberry Jr.
(Galletta’s #2) ® *
120.00 60.00 2 0 0% 0/1 ®
17th Chad Combs
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
112.00 112.00 1 0 0% 0/1 ®
18th  photo rookie-1-20140803.jpgMike Harrington
(Galletta’s #1) ®
112.00 112.00 1 0 0% 0/1 ®
19th  photo rookie-42-20140803.jpgEddie Bristol
(Galletta’s #42) ®
108.00 108.00 1 0 0% 1/1 ®
20th Branden 'Tumor' Matott (Galletta's/Matott #187-2) 9/2014Tumor Matott
(Galletta’s #1)
101.00 101.00 1 0 0% 0/0 2nd
21st Matthew Daniels
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
91.00 91.00 1 0 0% 0/1 ®
22nd  photo jon-raymond-20140810-gallet.jpgJon Raymond
(Galletta’s #6, 1, 0) ®
72.00 72.00 1 0 0% 0/1 ®
23rd  photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgRookie N00b from 8/10/2014
(Galletta’s #1) ®
61.00 61.00 1 0 0% 0/1 ®

* – The above totals do not include make-up races past July. Quite frankly, the webmaster/statistician has not had enough time to calculate makeup points, and will only calculate them for veterans and return drivers, not for N00B rookies who try it once or twice and never come back (which means we put more effort into their kart prep and point scoring than they do racing).

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