9/6 – 9/20/2014 – Races Planned… but no drivers show…?

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th – 20th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  Due to cold/wet weather, the birth of webmaster Chris Stevens’ child, a severe lack of drivers and camera operators, and all-new ways for drivers to quit or unintentionally be forced out due to scheduling conflicts, our race season hinges on people showing up for race day, and for it to be a day when the weather cooperates. We plan to run anytime between 3pm and 4pm Saturdays and finish well before dark, but where are the drivers? We only have a handful of regular drivers and need more. We do not run without more than 6 or 7, preferably 8-18! Yes, that’s not all classes, that’s ONE class on the same track at the same time. If you raced with us before, we have more karts than butts and we’d like you back (minus a small few who quit the club under bad circumstances, and they know who they are). If you want to get into it, now is the time, as we have plenty of karts and no drivers. If interested, here is how to enter, and to find out when we race and how many karts are available, contact us at 315-343-0879 and ask Matt about the next kart race.

9/24 – 9/27/2014 – Lilybeth Stevens wins the 1st Annual Lilybeth Birthday Bash

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –
  Lilybeth took her brand-new Minnie Mouse Quad to the win. Pictured here with her proud papa, Oswego Karting Living Legend Matt Stevens.

9/27/2014 – Chris Stevens wins the “Welcome Back Karters!” 40 in the Chrusher.Com/Galletta’s/R&C Sushi #4

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –
  Nearly a month passed before enough drivers were rounded up to have a finally race (unlike many pay tracks around, we prefer 10-20 karts on track and not limit to 1-9 kart classes). And it was Chris “Chrusher” Stevens who collected his first feature win in over a year! Despite Chris being the 2013 Galletta’s Defending Track Champion (and, we all know, that means Overall Oswego Karting champ), it took over a  year for the drought to finally end for the the leading feature-winner of 2013. It wasn’t pretty, either, as after early leader Keith Raymond spun out, it was the Chris and Matt show. The brothers are bare none the most experienced and accomplished karters in Oswego, and pay track drivers routinely embarrassingly expose the fact that they have shriveled empty scrotums by not racing at Galletta’s to face them along with the other fine active karters that we have racing with us. Let us examine the action, shall we?

40-Lap Feature:

START:
1. Keith Raymond (Raymond Racing #88)
2. [Elected to start last] Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
3. Chris Stevens (R&C Sushi Bar LLC / Chrusher.com / Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
4. Brian Galletta (Galletta Racing #28)
5. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
7. Branden “Tumor” Matott (Galletta’s/Mattot #187²)
8. Raymond “RaYzor” Cadildo (Galletta Racing #54) *
9. Lilybeth Stevens (Minnie Mouse Quad #Tootles) – DNS **

* = Ray started the race, via taking a backwards practice lap. He pulled before the regular start. But per Galletta’s rules… we’ll count it.
** = Lillers scored ceremonial start due to entering her birthday bash practice session with her daddy at first, then herself on her birthday vehicles.
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Much of the early race was dominated by Keith Raymond and Chris Stevens. But Keith spun out in turn one and was blasted in a head-on-collision by Brian Galletta, which essentially ended their evenings with demolished front ends.

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Matt and Wes Stevens were extremely proud of their week-long work done to the Galletta’s / Tumor kart, the #187². It is NOW race-ready, and just in time for the big show. Tumor took it EXTREMELY easy in it and would up 3rd, as although getting lapped, only 3 karts made it to the end. We cannot wait to see it in action next race at the 19th Annual Klassic 200!

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After early leader Keith Raymond spun out, it was the Chris and Matt show. The brothers are bare none the most experienced and accomplished karters in Oswego, and pay track drivers routinely embarrassingly expose the fact that they have shriveled empty scrotums by not racing at Galletta’s to face them along with the other fine active karters that we have racing with us. The duo pulled away from the rest of the pack and while Matt showed a wheel to Chris a few times, it was otherwise a two-kart train. We are waiting for the alleged pro karters around to show up and test them, but just as it has been for the majority of the last 8 years, we know the answer to that. It rhymes with “lunch of mussies”. Ha!

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However, Matt blew a tire with a few laps remaining and it was Adam Lytle who inherited 2nd place and stayed close to the eventual winner Chris. Only three karts finished under the checker, and one of them – Branden “Tumor” Matott – was taking it easy testing his newly rebuilt kart and went a handful of laps down doing so.

FINISH:
1. Chris Stevens (R&C Sushi Bar LLC / Chrusher.com / Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
2. Adam Lytle (Lytle Racing #33c)
3. Branden “Tumor” Matott (Galletta’s/Mattot #187²) = 4 laps down
4. DNF – Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
5. DNF – Keith Raymond (Raymond Racing #88)
6. DNF – Brian Galletta (Galletta Racing #28)
7. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
8. DNF – Raymond “RaYzor” Cadildo (Galletta Racing #54)
9. DNS – Lilybeth Stevens (Minnie Mouse Quad #Tootles)

Scoring: Again, starter Wes mis-counted the laps. We went 42 (instead of the scheduled 40), and 45 counting three cautions. Well, since we ran ’em, and we had more than 8 drivers, then I’ll count ’em! Fer crylin’ out loud, Wes! Do we need to put you back in a kart and let someone else count the laps?! Holy smokes!

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[Left] Lilybeth Stevens, and [Right] her Uncle Chris, who won the final regular season race of 2014 later that night.

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

[After final 2014 regular season event on 9/27/2014.]

Position
Last Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted) [Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile] ®=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 All-Time Feature Wins
1st Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #3, 74, 33, 6, 5, 2, 1, 43)
1,748.50
124.89
14
4
29%
0/7
19th
123
2nd Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 0, 5)
1,682.00
120.14
14
1
7%
1/7
19th
71
3rd Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80)
1,470.00
105.00
14
0
0%
3/7
8th
7
4th Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c’ Galletta’s #9)
1,419.50
101.39
14
2
14%
1/7
3rd
3
5th Keith Raymond
(Raymond #88, Galletta’s #1, 6)
® **
1,322.00
94.43
14
0
0%
2/7
®
0
6th Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7, 9, 5)
1,198.50
108.95
11
1
9%
0/5
7th
3
7th Brian Galletta
(Plattnum-Galletta #42, 28, 54) *
1,021.50
102.15
10
1
10%
1/6
8th
7
8th Kevin Galletta
(Plattnum-Galletta #28)
*
918.00
102.00
9
1
11%
1/4
2nd
2
9th Eric Woolworth
(The Raven #88, #78/02)
680.50
113.42
6
2
33%
0/3
3rd
4
10th David Turner
(Plattnum-Turner #43,
Galletta’s #9)
® *
478.50
95.70
5
0
0%
1/2
®
0
11th  photo jon-raymond-20140810-gallet.jpgJon Raymond
(Galletta’s #9, 6, 1, 0) ®
251.00
125.50
2
0
0%
0/3
®
0
21st Branden 'Tumor' Matott (Galletta's/Matott #187-2) 9/2014Branden ‘Tumor’ Matott
(Galletta’s/Matott #1872 ,
Galletta’s #1)
214.00
107.00
2
0
0%
0/0
2nd
1
11th
Kyle Reuter driver bioKyle Reuter
(Galletta’s #5)
170.50
170.50
1
1
100%
0/0
6th
5
12th
Alex Bennett
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
159.00
79.50
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
13th
Randy Platt
(Galletta’s #5)
152.50
152.50
1
1
100%
0/0
5th
7
14th
Clifford Crowe
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
143.00
71.50
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
15th
 photo rookie-9-20140803.jpgChris Larkin
(Galletta’s #9) ®
141.00
141.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
17th
Chad Combs
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
132.00
132.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
18th
 photo rookie-1-20140803.jpgMike Harrington
(Galletta’s #1) ®
132.00
132.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
19th
 photo rookie-42-20140803.jpgEddie Bristol
(Galletta’s #42) ®
128.00
128.00
1
0
0%
1/2
®
0
16th
 photo grover-sixberry-jr-20140712-gallettas-2.jpgGrover Sixberry Jr.
(Galletta’s #2) ® *
120.00
60.00
2
0
0%
0/1
®
0
22nd
Matthew Daniels
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
91.00
91.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
–th
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgRay Castaldo
(Galletta #54)
88.00
88.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
–th
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgLilybeth Stevens
(Tootles) ®
83.00
83.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23rd
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgRookie N00b from 8/10/2014
(Galletta’s #1) ®
61.00
61.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0

Next race… two weeks off for the 19th Annual Klassic Prep Week…. and then the 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 on Saturday, 10/11/2014! ->