Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic History - THE World Championship of Gas Flathead Karting!

OCTOBER 2014… TWENTY-THREE KARTS, ALL TIMING WITHIN 0.66 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 19TH RUNNING OF THE KLASSIC 200. MOST ARE UNFILLED. WHY DON’T YOU BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA’S KARTING CLUB DRIVER AND TRY TO BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA’S KLASSIC CHAMPION?

10/9/2014 – 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 is this Saturday!
 – 23 Karts Available. All time trialed less than 1 second apart. Drivers needed! – 

OCTOBER 2014 - TWENTY-THREE KARTS, ALL TIMING WITHIN 0.66 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 19TH RUNNING OF THE KLASSIC 200. MOST ARE UNFILLED. WHY DON'T YOU BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KARTING CLUB DRIVER AND TRY TO BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KLASSIC CHAMPION?

THURSDAY, October 9th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  For 19 years, late September through early August has been the date of the largest Karting event in Oswego. And it has never had anything to do with a pay track and its big price tags, and seemingly never-ending age, weight and engine divisions. Hell, no. Yes, the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200-Lap Point Season Finale – the premiere, original, longest-running, biggest, longest, most uncut-est and most prestigious single karting race in Oswego, NY – is this Saturday (barring excessive rain, rain date will likely be the following Saturday, 10/18) at 3pm (time trials at 2pm). There are 23 feature-winning/race-ready go-karts available to be raced at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway. The most ever filled were 18 (and not since 2005!), and most races in the last seven years have been ten or less. This year in particular, we’ve only been filling six to eight. I thought Oswego was a racer city? A speedway and a few kart tracks. The local pay track fills up with 100 people who pay a lot of money to get a fleeting few minutes on a small track. Here, we race for an hour or two on a track twice as big. So… where are they? Snobs? Afraid? Don’t know about us? Someone talked trash about our club and they believed it? Beats us… we just want to race, and pit our races and the closeness of the karts against any other race division’s. The only thing we need is simply drivers on race day. Any karter with bawls shows up. Anybody who wants to ace in an equalized format will want to race with us. The ones who don’t… sorry. More details will be posted later this week. DRIVERS WITH BALLS SHOW UP AT GALLETTA’S ON 10/10/2014. Those who don’t? Well. We know. We know. Swollen baboon asses. Meanwhile, read about our KLASSIC HISTORY!

Every year, a few days before Klassic, Galletta’s Karting Club co-founder, Multi-Time Oswego Champion Karter, and head mechanic Matt Stevens works like a mad scientist on the fleet of karts at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway. Some are owned by visiting drivers, but ALL are maintained by Matt, and there isn’t anybody on the planet who could do better. You’re welcome to try, and many have, but the fact of the matter is, if you want to win, have Matt give your kart the once over. He is most proud – not when his own kart that he plans to drive is fastest, but rather when ALL of the karts are extremely close, and takes great joy in being able to hop in any of these karts and beat mostly everybody in any of them. Proud he was today… almost all of the karts were within a half second of each other, which is exceedingly hard to do in any motorsport – also consier that in a dirt track, conditions change, so the times would likely be even closer on asphalt. Here were the fast times for each.

10/9/2014 – Master Matt Stevens’ Annual Pre-Klassic Thursday Night Time Trial Session

ROW
OUTSIDE COLUMN
INSIDE COLUMN
1st
Galletta’s Greenhouse #0
15.77
2nd
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3
15.80
3rd

Galletta’s Greenhouse #7
15.84

4th
Galletta’s Greenhouse #2
15.88
5th
Galletta’s Greenhouse #9
15.88
6th
Brian & Kevin Galletta Bros. #28
15.97
7th
Galletta’s – Matott #1872
15.98
8th
Galletta’s Greenhouse / Chrusher.com / R&C Sushi #8
15.98
9th
Galletta’s Greenhouse #5
16.05
10th
Galletta’s Greenhouse / Chrusher.com / R&C Sushi #74
16.05
11th
Galletta’s Greenhouse #1
16.10
12th
Galletta’s Greenhouse #78
16.13
13th
Galletta Bros. #42
16.14
14th
Raymond Racing #88
16.14
15th
Galletta’s Greenhouse / Chrusher.com / R&C Sushi 4
16.14
16th
Scissors n’ Fur / Stevens #80
16.14
17th
Dave Turner Racing #43
16.17
18th
Galletta’s Greenhouse #33
16.17
19th
Lytle Racing #33c
16.17
20th
Galletta Bros. #54
16.22
21st
Galletta’s Greenhouse #6
16.31
22nd
Stevens Scissors n’ Fur / Stevens #19
16.43
23rd
Ruggio Racing #02
[Did Not Finish Timed Laps; Stalled
– Last Year’s Session: 15.9]

10/11/2014 – 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 won by Matt Stevens; Clinches Track Title & Overall best karter in Oswego, NY. Again.

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SATURDAY, October 11th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  200 laps.  Only 6 cautions. No fuel refills. And 79 consecutive green flag laps to the finish. Matt Stevens again proved why he is the best karter in Oswego County for 19 years now. He not only prepared 23 on-site karts and made them all within 0.66 seconds of each other (we defy anybody on the planet to do that in any motorsport race anywhere at any time!), but he time trialed on the pole for the 19th running of the area’s largest, longest-running, and hardest to win kart race, took it easy for a bit and then dominated the 2nd half of clinched what he already led almost all season – the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Track championship. Can’t buy it. You have to earn it. There are only five drivers in the world that have won a Galletta’s Klassic, and only 2 drivers in the world that have won Galletta’s Track Championships (see above) and Matt has won more of them than everybody else combined. Sadly, the only downfall was the club has lost drivers. 23 karts were race-ready at 2pm. We waited. And waited. And waited. We settled for 7 drivers, including the un-retirement of former 2006 Klassic Champ Wes “Ogre” Stevens! But still… only 7?! From 2004-2009, the track was filled with 10-15 drivers on track a week, by far the largest karting class in Oswego, NY. Now, we are averaging 4-10. Now, while that is still above average for a karting class, but we don’t limit by weight, age, and karts on track – if 23 people showed up, we could have a 23 kart race. For our 20th anniversary of point racing at Galletta’s, which resumed next Spring 2015, more drivers are badly needed. See you next year at Galletta’s, but stay tuned for finalized point standings forthcoming. God bless!

19th Annual Pre-Klassic Cookout! … and… where is everybody?!

1 pm came. Grills are ready. No visiting drivers.

2 pm came. Track is ready. One visiting driver.

3 pm came. Two visiting drivers.

4 pm. Enough waiting. Cookout happens.

5 pm came. Three visiting drivers.

6 pm. Fvck it. We have waited long enough. 

So, track is ready to race at 2 pm and only a couple of people show. Fine. If Oswego NY is filled with swollen baboon ass karters that are too cowardly to race, then so be it. It’s also filled with boys and men who race in the missionary position, pay dearly to do it, and pretend to be the best with their 5 minute express bullshit herd-on/herd/off kiddie track. Been there. Won that.

Our club, which from 2004-2010, was filled with anywhere between 10-16 karts per night (and that’s one class, I could care less for a dozen classes with 3-8 karts per, big whoop), and over two-hundred and sixty people overall. Now, we only have 4-8. To us, that means that despite all the effort to provide local drivers a chance to race against top-notch talent (and Matt and Chris are the best karters in Oswego, if you doubt it, come race them so they can prove it. Thank you) on a big and fast track, our club has been largely abandoned.

So. You know what? Fvck all of them. We’ll race our Klassic 200 season finale all by ourselves if we have to. And start again next season.

19th ANNUAL TIME TRIALS AND THE STARTING GRID:

To fill the field, Wesley “Ogre” Stevens, who last raced at Galletta’s in the 2007 Galletta’s Klassic 200 and who last raced any kart at all in the 2008 Oswego Kartway Gas Flathead Classic 50, come out of retirement. Chris Stevens gave up his backup (Wes’ former kart, the Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) for his dad, and then selected the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0 as his backup. Brian Galletta, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform list (dialysis side effects) agreed to start the race for points and be the starter/flagger/lap-counter in Wes’ place.

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ROW
OUTSIDE COLUMN
INSIDE COLUMN
1st
‘Mighty’ Matt Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3
16.86 | 16.14
Kevin Galletta
Galletta Bros. Racing #28
17.55 | 16.81
2nd
Chris ‘Chrusher’ Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse / Chrusher.Com / R&C Sushi #8
17.93 | 17.06
Adam Lytle
Lytle Racing #33c
17.87 | 16.98
3rd
Wes ‘Ogre’ Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse / Chrusher.Com / R&C Sushi #4
18.03 | 17.14
Melissa Stevens
Scissors n’ Fur #19
* –.– | * –.–
4th
Brian Galletta
Galletta Bros. #54
* –.– | * –.–
16 more Karts.
Race-Ready.
Unused.
9 of 16 guaranteed starter drivers.

Didn’t bother to show up.

* = Due to not enough drivers, did not even need to time to qualify for a starting spot, just own a kart and start the race. 16 unused karts, most of which have won feature events within the last 365 days AND time-trialed within a split second of each other. 9 guaranteed starter drivers did not show – including top-5 points runners like Keith Raymond and feature winners Kelly Miller, Kyle Reuter, Eric Woolworth, and Randy Platt. And someone who we even BUILT a kart for in time for Klassic. Not to mention the hundreds more who  quit after years of fun. Wow. Just… wow guys… how low do you think of us? It’s a serious slap to our faces. On to the race. ENough dwelling on quitters and people who disrespect us so much that they couldn’t even tell us why they couldn’t make it or check to see if we could reschedule. Thanks.

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The beginning of the 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200. At least 6 guys and 1 girl tried. The rest? SMH.

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…insane to think of 23 race-ready, feature-winning karts and only 7 drivers. What is up, people?

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Opening lap… often one of the most interesting of the race as we see how the field lines up, and that, in turn, makes the strategy more apparent. Matt took the early lead and Chris followed him in 2nd.

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Except before lap 1 was completed, the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8’s rear end gave out. Ogre gave him a tap and an axle or something gave way. Chris was flustered, as he felt the #8 could’ve taken it, as it did a few prior years. Regardless, he had to hop into his backup (since he let his dad re-take the #4), the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0, which is always a maneuverable kart and won Matt’s Thursday Night time trial session. If you’re going to try and beat Matt, you better have a fast kart, and the #0 fits the bill. Not that anyone else in the area had the balls to show up and try to do it.

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After Matt Stevens took his obligatory two laps in the lead, he lets people by to save his kart for the marathon event. Most of the early race was Adam Lytle leading laps 3 through 11, then Kevin Galletta passing him and maintaining a fast pace between laps 12 through 97. Kevin pulled a half track lead at one point, but when he wasn’t, was being challenged by Adam, Wes Stevens, and Chris Stevens on and off in this portion of the race.

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From lap 100 through 200, this was the race. We knew, with so few drivers showing up, that eventually these two would battle. And battle they did. Chris hounded Matt for 100 straight laps, but between these two, usually the one who gets into the lead first wins, and Matt was able to sneak into the lead on lap 98, passing Chris on a failed pass attempt on Kevin and then succeeded where Chris failed. Kevin retired on lap 110 due to both fatigue and work schedule creeping up on him. “It felt like I got into a fistfight with a brick wall!” Kevin exclaimed the next day. The 200 lap marathon is not an easy task, and every driver will be sore for at least a day, if not half the week. This isn’t missionary position kart racing, boys and girls. This is grown man karting.

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The sixth and final caution of the night came on lap 121, where a tie rod come loose on the #0 in turn 2. After a quick repair timeout (Chris saved his all year just for this purpose), Adam Lytle (who was – as seen in pic – staying close to Matt and Chris and would’ve inherited 2nd) retired due to fatigue. This left the brothers to duke it out for the final 79 laps until the end. And that would be CONSECUTIVE laps.

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After 79 consecutive green flag laps and this isn’t a teeny-weenie track with 8 second laps, those 79 laps clocking between 15-16 seconds each took 22 minutes of continuous green flag racing to complete, a winner was found. It was close, but this was lap 200. Matt Stevens wins his 1st Klassic since 2009, and his first Klassic won in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 since 2005 (his #33 was built in 2006 and he had started all but 1 Klassic in the #33 since it was built – even though he and the #3 had won seven out of the first ten Klassics!). Matt beat his brother to the stripe by around 8-10 kart lengths – and after 79 consecutive laps, that is amazingly close. And there is not another driver in NY State that could’ve finished closer than that after that many laps in a row with Matt in front. If you think not, bring your swollen baboon ass up and try. Most would get lapped. In fact, only four local pay kartway veteran drivers have even completed the 200 laps – and two of them are in that picture, and the other two retired from the pay kartway. And no active local pay kartway driver has ever completed our 200 lapper (well, at least on the lead lap). It’s a different breed. Only the very best can do both. Period.

2014 | 200 LAPPER – FINAL ORDER OF FINISH:

1st
‘Mighty’ Matt Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 (Laps 0-200)
[700 pts. earned; 106 laps led; 28 laps in 2nd/3rd; No refuel.]
2nd
Chris ‘Chrusher’ Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse#8 (Lap 0)
Galletta’s Greenhouse #0 (Laps 1-200)
[650 pts. earned; 0 laps led; 200 Laps in 2nd/3rd; No refuel. 1 timeout used.]
3rd
Adam Lytle
Lytle Racing #33c (Laps 0-121)
[8 laps led; 71 laps in 2nd/3rd.]
4th
Kevin Galletta
Galletta Bros. Racing #28 (Laps 0-109)
[606 pts. earned; 92 laps led; 16 2nd/3rd laps.]
5th
Wes ‘Ogre’ Stevens
Galletta’s Greenhouse #4 (Laps 0-37)
[487 points earned; 22 laps in 2nd/3rd]
6th
Melissa Stevens
Scissors n’ Fur #19
(Laps 0-1)
[444 points earned.]
7th
Brian Galletta
Galletta Bros. #54
(Lap 0)
[424 points earned.]

SCORING NOTES:

  • 200-lap point earning chart in effect.
  • Only green flag laps counted as a lap (200 green, 7 additional caution laps were counted for bonus points = 207 laps total).
  • Green flag laps counted for bonus points (Standard Galletta’s bonus points: 1st place = 1.0 pt. each; 2nd/3rd place = 0.5 pt. each).
  • Yellow flag laps in top 3 counted as 0.5 points each. Must be on track to be scored for completed lap bonus points.
  • No bonus for no refueling this year, as not one driver refueled. Yes, you read that right methanol karts… 200 laps (207 counting cautions) on ONE stock gas tank. NO REFUEL. Eat that, b!tc#e$.
  • Time trials counted and scored as a heat race. Must have timed a kart to earn those points.

Now to the 19th Annual Season Gas Flathead Karting World Championship at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway Points and the races that built the final tally of the 19th Point Season at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway!


Meanwhile, here is the 2014 Regular Season Year In Review, and beneath it, our all-time season recaps! Enjoy!


10/11/2014 – 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 won by Matt Stevens; Clinches Track Title (& Overall best karter in Oswego, NY). Again.

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10/11/2014: Brothers Matt & Chris Stevens prove for the 19th year in a row that they are the 1-2 marathon karting masters via their 200-lap masterful race, and exposing all other local Oswego karters who didn’t show are swollen-baboon-ass-pussies. Disagree? Simple. Show up. Do something.

Galletta's Go-Kart Klassic History - THE World Championship of Gas Flathead Karting!

Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic History – THE World Championship of Gas Flathead Karting!

SATURDAY, October 11th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  200 laps.  Only 6 cautions. No fuel refills. And 79 consecutive green flag laps to the finish. Matt Stevens again proved why he is the best karter in Oswego County for 19 years now. He not only prepared 23 on-site karts and made them all within 0.66 seconds of each other (we defy anybody on the planet to do that in any motorsport race anywhere at any time!), but he time trialed on the pole for the 19th running of the area’s largest, longest-running, and hardest to win kart race, took it easy for a bit and then dominated the 2nd half of clinched what he already led almost all season – the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Track championship. Can’t buy it. You have to earn it. There are only five drivers in the world that have won a Galletta’s Klassic, and only 2 drivers in the world that have won Galletta’s Track Championships (see above) and Matt has won more of them than everybody else combined. Sadly, the only downfall was the club has lost drivers. 23 karts were race-ready at 2pm. We waited. And waited. And waited. We settled for 7 drivers, including the un-retirement of former 2006 Klassic Champ Wes “Ogre” Stevens! But still… only 7?! From 2004-2009, the track was filled with 10-15 drivers on track a week, by far the largest karting class in Oswego, NY. Now, we are averaging 4-10. Now, while that is still above average for a karting class, but we don’t limit by weight, age, and karts on track – if 23 people showed up, we could have a 23 kart race. For our 20th anniversary of point racing at Galletta’s, which resumed next Spring 2015, more drivers are badly needed. See you next year at Galletta’s, but sin the meantime, check out the 19th Annual Galletta’s Klassic page complete with finalized 2014 point standings. Matt Stevens wins overall Oswego/World Gas Flathead /Galletta’s Karting Points Championship, and Adam Lytle wins the 2014 Galletta’s Visiting Driver Track Championship. God bless!

OCTOBER 2014 - TWENTY-THREE KARTS, ALL TIMING WITHIN 0.66 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 19TH RUNNING OF THE KLASSIC 200. MOST ARE UNFILLED. WHY DON'T YOU BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KARTING CLUB DRIVER AND TRY TO BECOME THE NEXT GALLETTA'S KLASSIC CHAMPION?

23 Karts are on site and available to be raced all June through Summer. Our 200-Lapper awaits… do you have what it takes to become champion of the most difficult marathon karting race in Oswego County? Bring it.

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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9/27/2014: Defending ’13 Track Champ Chris Stevens finally 1st ’14 feature win before Klassic 200 (at his niece Lilybeth’s 1st Birthday Bash race)!

 
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 – we LIKE competition and seeing who is best more than making everyone feel good by finishing well in itty-bitty races). 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. GGKC&S now takes a weekend off to prep for the Galletta’s 200. But for more on this race, go here.

9/1/2014 – 19th Annual Labor Day 50-Lapper stolen by Matt Stevens in Galletta’s #1

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9/1/2014: Matt Stevens steals Labor Day ’14 Karting race in yet another kart that any other driver would lose in.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –
  Due to a severe lack of drivers (3), and camera operators (0), our Saturday, August 30th 2014 race was postponed a few days for Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:30pm. Pushing the date back meant that it wound up being a good 8-kart feature (remember, our for-points race cutoff is usually 8) that saw 1st year driver Keith Raymond lead early on (in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) before drive system problems parked the kart, ending his bid at his 1st career feature win. Chris Stevens then inherited the lead (in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/Oswego Price Chopper R&C Sushi Bar #4) and looked like he was going to take his first win in over a whole calender year. But on a late-race restart, Chris lost traction in turn 1 and Matt Stevens used that opportunity to put the oft-unused Galletta’s Greenhouse #1 into victory lane, something that it rarely gets a chance to do since usually only raw rookie renters run it (again, another lesson that our karts are all of very close and near-equal ability – it’s the driver skill and a bit of luck that determines the outcome). During the post-race photos, Chris was a little peeved to see that while he has a bald slick on his drive-wheel tire, the #1 had a treaded tire on the drive-wheel! Something we ruled against in 2008 due to racing on both Oswego dirt tracks at the time. Oh that tricky, underhanded lil’ Mr. Matty-Joey! As if the most wins of all karters in Oswego wasn’t enough? Maybe this is why the small horde of pay track drivers epically puss-wuss out year after year and don’t try to take him on? Sheesh! There may be penalties involved for this one. Stay tuned here!

8/23/2014 – Not Enough Drivers = No Points / For Fun Race Night Twin 30s won by Kelly Miller & Adam Lytle

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8/23/2014: Kelly Miller & Adam Lytle win driver-starved Twin-30s.

 SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  Due to a lack of camera operators and with only five drivers able to make it on track at the drop of the first green flag, a non-summer points twin-30 night was held. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) passed early leader Keith Raymond early on and won the 1st feature race, holding off Matt Stevens at the stripe, and Adam Lytle (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) won the 2nd feature, leading it from the pole position due to an inverted finish of the 1st. At the start of the 2nd feature, a sixth driver (Chris Stevens, who had to man the camera for the 1st) was able to join due to  the availability of camerawoman Rungnapha Stevens able to record. However, when incompetent starter Wesley Stevens disregarded the established handicap start rules and directed Chris to start in the rear (instead of 2nd under our 2nd-of-a-twin-feature night inverted finish rules that we established in 2009), Chris pulled himself from competition and threatened to cancel the rest of the season’s points, schedule, website and videos unless people show up and obey rules. The winner of the 2nd feature should not have been placed on the pole under Galletta’s handicapping rules – he was erroneously placed on the pole despite winning a week before – a cardinal sin in our points/wins handicapping system that Wesley Stevens brought on!], but with the handicap order disregarded, and only 5/6 divers, the race will not count for summer points and will only count for All-Time points when the season concludes. UPDATE: Due to locating the 2nd camera that showed the 2nd half of the 2nd feature, the race is now retroactively counted for points. Here.

8/13-21/2014 – Off-Week in Memoriam of Paul Galletta Jr. (…and the birth of Miss Faith Marie Stevens!)

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BYE WEEK: Club Co-founder/racer/webmaster’s 1st child is born! And unfortunately, our cousin passes away on the same day.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  In an extremely odd series of circumstances, this week of the racing season was cancelled. Firstly, the 8/10/2014 show exposed that the track was in dire need of repairs, and several karts also needed work due to the bumpy road. Secondly, co-founder/racer Chris Stevens welcomed the birth of he and his wife’s (camera woman Rungnapha Stevens) first child, Miss Faith Marie Stevens, much like last September, with Matthew and Melissa’s first child, Miss Lilybeth Stevens, there’s just not enough time to get everything prepped. But thirdly, and in a most shocking, terrible and completely unforeseen event, Paul Galletta Jr. passed away unexpectedly of heart problems at 33 years of age. Paul Jr. was 1st cousin to current and former Galletta’s racers Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Brian, Kevin, Timmy, Bobby and Gary Galletta, cousin once removed to Justin Galletta, and brother of long-ago “for fun/non-points” driver Anthony Galletta. Paul Jr. and Anthony raced a few times for fun in the early-1990s before we counted races for points and documented them on the website. The collective circumstances led to us call for a bye week and pay our respects, thoughts and prayers to to Paul Jr. and his immediate family.

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

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8/10/2014: Adam Lytle earns a rough feature win!

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 ominous 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 here!

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8/3/2014: Brian Galletta holds off twin-terrors Matt & Chris for feature win!

8/3/2014 – Brian Galletta wins the [Your Sponsorship Here] 45-Lapper in the Platt-Num-Galletta #28!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  The best karters in Oswego proved it again! Originally planned for a two-night, Saturday & Sunday twin-feature event, but we rescheduled for driver availability and around dark skies to just Sunday instead (5pm for newbie/rookies and 6pm for veterans). And despite the impending gloom of overcast skies and distant rumbles of thunder, we got the show in with only a light sprinkle which actually helped the track conditions out as the race went on. And although 1st-year driver Keith Raymond looked strong, lapped traffic did him in and it was Brian Galletta who fought tooth and nail to hold off his cousins Chris and Matt Stevens en route to his 1st feature win of 2014. He also snapped the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5’s victory streak at 3 straight wins with 3 straight drivers – although it did score a very close 2nd with Chris Stevens who tried to be the 4th driver in 4 weeks to take 4 wins, but came up just short when he and bro Matt ran out of track space trying to slingshot their cousin at the stripe. As usual, we had 9 drivers but *again* missed a full field, as 5 rookies replaced 5 regular veterans who didn’t make it and missed a good one. Seriously, can we get that 20-kart race I have been clamoring for on this website for for around a decade? We have enough karts to do it, we just need driver’s butts in kart seats! Well, we race again next weekend: Rookies that aren’t here by 5 getting coached-up and settled into karts may not qualify for the veteran feature. Veterans who do not arrive on time lose their handicap starting spot. Rookies must know flags and understand that there is a 3-caution-and-you’re-out rule in effect. See you there! Read more about this race here.

7/25/2014 – 19th Annual Har-bored-Fest Avoidance 50 won by Kyle Reuter in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5!

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7/25/2014: Kyle Reuter shows up for his 1st race of the year, wins feature, and leaves for the year.

FRIDAY, JULY 25th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  Every late July comes Oswego’s Harborfest, which is great for fireworks and a few places deep in the heart of Oswego, but many of its citizens prefer to stay out of the city because it makes it extremely FAR more difficult to traverse through than usual. What’s better than having a race in the fairly car-free roads in the Town of Oswego, then? Well, our 19th Annual “HAR-BORE-MESS AVOIDANCE RACE” went down and it was a 10-kart extravaganza. Let me be quite clear. A clinic of driving skill was displayed for the lead between two of the winningest karters in the Oswego area – Matt Stevens and Kyle Reuter. Nobody can dispute the talents of Kyle and Matt, as everyone who has ever raced against either of them knows the only way to beat them is to be on the top of your game and have a great vehicle under you. Period. (And Chris, still recovering from the leg and rib injuries from his wreck on 7/19. was sad to miss it, but enjoyed the show from the video/announcing tower!) This exhibition was no exception. It was a torrid race with Kyle holding off a hard-charging Matt for the win! But it was not without controversy, as a few feathers did get ruffled along the way, including one threat of a helmet throw! In the end, the same kart won 3 weeks in a row WITH A DIFFERENT DRIVER! Two of which come back for their 1st race in over a year! A kart that usually sits idle and sat unused during the last Galletta’s Greenhouse Klassic 200! Now everyone’s going to be fighting over racing it every week! More details here!

7/19/2014 – Randy Platt returns to win 45-Lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5!

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7/19/2014: Randy Platt shows up for his 1st race of the year, wins, and leaves for the year.

SATURDAY, JULY 19th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  Randy Platt (AKA The Bobandinator, or Bobambikiller) has been MIA for most of the last two years. Family and work have kept him busy enough to miss many races – even living around a minute’s drive from the track. But he happened to stroll up before the feature event started, and was talked into racing. He promptly hopped into the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5 and wound up in victory lane, although Matt Stevens and Kelly Miller did give him a couple of challenges. 2nd week in a  row the kart won, as Matt Stevens won in it last weekend. And the kart sits idle most weeks. Oh well. Oh, and a scary wreck between Brian Galletta, Adam Lytle and Chris Stevens in the early stages of the feature put Chris on the sideline for the show after the Lytle #33c LANDED on him during the race. Bummer. Ow. Still hurts.  More details forthcoming.. sorry it’s taking a while… very busy webmaster with 2 jobs (1 seasonal), a third job that doesn’t pay, and a VERY pregnant wife – this karting stuff is just a hobby. Read more here!

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

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7/12/2014: Matt Stevens wins another!

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. And again, considering the local pay tracks pack in dozens and dozens of drivers, and less than a dozen race with us (when we can field more than 20 on our larger track – INCLUDING KARTS LIKE THE #5 WHICH CAN WIN ANY RACE AT ANY TIME IF YOU HAVE TALENT? HINT DROPPED!), it exposes how most local pay track drivers are snobby wanna-bes. We don’t care about your expensive race chassis and rigged-up motors. You ain’t shit as a karting driver unless you win at Galletta’s. Period. Come on out and show your stuff. Or keep feelin’ good at Kiddie Kartways!  More details are located here, son.

7/5/2014 – Matt Stevens wins 5th of July 50-Lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #6!

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7/5/2014: Matt Stevens wins 5th of July race in kart that any other karter would lose in.

SATURDAY, JULY 5th, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  After taking a weekend off due to not enough drivers (we don’t believe less than 8 drivers makes a class), sometimes Chris and Matt Stevens have to show that their karts aren’t better than everyone else’s. They are ALL fast and ALL capable of winning races with an experienced and talented driver at the helm. Many drivers have proven it through the years, but still, from time to time, the sometimes neglected backups that nobody thinks are fast need time to shine. So sometimes they go out in backups that sometimes get scoffed at as inferior, or a newbie will think are junk. For America’s birthday 2014, Matt hopped into the often-ignored/scoffed-at Galletta’s Greenhouse #6, and Chris hopped into the often-ignored/scoffed-at Galletta’s Greenhouse #0, and they promptly scored 1st and 2nd with a half track to to spare. Dave Turner and then Kelly Miller led early with Adam Lytle and Chris Stevens in chase, but a wreck took the top-3 out and set Matt up for the win (although Chris did get back into it and challenge him before settling for 2nd with mechanical problems – no brakes and stuck throttle). Points leader Eric Woolworth took a crazy wreck into the tower as well. More details, pics, points and a video clip up now!

6/21/2014 – Kevin Galletta & Matt Stevens win in the first Twin-Features Night of 2014!

Kevin Galletta and Matt Stevens win the 6/21/2014 Oswego Karting features!

6/21/2014: Kevin Galletta and Matt Stevens win the Oswego Karting features!

SATURDAY, JUNE 21st, 2014, OSWEGO, NY – The 1st twin-feature night of the young season went down on Saturday June 21st, and it was pole-sitter Kevin Galletta who led all 35 laps of the 1st feature in his most impressive performance of his career thus far. In the 2nd feature, Matt Stevens dispatched a few karts on the drop of the green and beat his brother Chris to the lead to win the time-shortened 25-lap feature of the night. Eric Woolworth – points leader and winner of the 1st two features of the season – had a few wild rides and finally had his win streak snapped. More details are up now

6/14/2014 – Eric Woolworth takes the 1st two features of 2014 in the Raven Tavern #88! 

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7/14/2014: Eric Wooworth wins!

SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH, 2014, OSWEGO, NY – Another tremendous race with a lot of passing, wheel-to-wheel racing and a few surprises! One of which was 3rd year vet Eric Woolworth starting handicapped in the rear to pass the entire field – including winningest area karter Matt Stevens, defending track Champ Chris Stevens, and defending Klassic champ Kelly Miller – and surviving a few accidents around him in the process to win his 2nd straight feature win, the very 1st two of 2014. To say Eric has been impressive this young season would be an understatement, blistering the track all the first two weekends thus far with one powerful motor. And a kart that he bought for $110. Stories like that don’t happen at Kiddie Kartways, folks, sorry. More details are for your viewing pleasure here

6/7/2014 – 19th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway Season Opener won by Eric Woolworth in the #88!

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7/7/2014 Winner – Eric Woolworth

SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2014, OSWEGO, NY – The original, longest-running, and most experienced karting class in Oswego, NY began it 19th point season, and it was another tremendous, highly-skilled battle from front to back and start to finish. Melissa Stevens, Adam Lytle, Eric Woolworth and Brian Galletta all took turns leading. Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens battled back and forth all night behind them. But after then-leader Brian Galletta’s brand-new #42 plowed into the 1st turn wall (when his left front hub imploded) taking out 3rd place Matt Stevens as well, Eric Woolworth held off defending track champ Chris Stevens for the rest of the way for a triumphant win. A kart that he sold to a newbie in 2013, bought it back (for a measly $110?! The motor alone was worth more than that!), and was a rocket-ship with a replaced drive tire with an experienced driver at the helm. More points, pictures and details are here, son!


The result…

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

[After final 2014 event at Galletta’s – the 19th Annual Klassic on 10/11/2014.]

Position
(Last week)
Name (Go-Karts Piloted) 
[Hyperlinked Borders have Driver Profile]
®=Rookie *=Makeup T =Timeout
BOLD = Raced in Big Points Klassic 200
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)
2014 Overall World / Oswego 
Gas Flathead Karting Track Champion

2,448.50
163.23
15
5
33%
1/7
19th
125
2nd Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 0, 5) *
2,332.00
155.47
15
1
7%
1/7
19th
71
3rd
(4th)

Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c’ Galletta’s #9)
2014 Galletta’s Visiting Driver
Track Championship

1,991.00
132.73
15
2
13%
1/8
3rd
3
4th
(3rd)
Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80)
1,914.00
127.60
15
0
0%
3/7
8th
7
5th
(8th)
Kevin Galletta
(Plattnum-Galletta #28)
*
1,524.00
152.40
10
1
10%
1/5
2nd
2
6th
(7th)
Brian Galletta
(Plattnum-Galletta #42, 28, 54) *
1,445.50
144.55
10
1
10%
1/6
8th
7
7th
(5th)
Keith Raymond
(Raymond #88, Galletta’s #1, 6)
® **
1,322.00
94.43
14
0
0%
2/7
®
0
8th
(6th)
Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7, 9, 5)
1,198.50
108.95
11
1
9%
0/5
7th
3
9th Eric Woolworth
(The Raven #88, #78/02)
680.50
113.42
6
2
33%
0/3
3rd
4
10th
(Last)
Wes StevensWesley Stevens
(Galletta’s #4)
487.00
487.00
1
0
0%
0/1
12th
20
11th
(10th)
David Turner
(Plattnum-Turner #43,
Galletta’s #9)
® *
478.50
95.70
5
0
0%
1/2
®
0
12th
(11th)
 photo jon-raymond-20140810-gallet.jpgJon Raymond 
(Galletta’s #9, 6, 1, 0) ®
251.00
125.50
2
0
0%
0/3
®
0
13th
(12th )
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
14th
(13th)
Kyle Reuter driver bioKyle Reuter
(Galletta’s #5)
170.50
170.50
1
1
100%
0/0
6th
5
15th
(14th)
Alex Bennett 
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
159.00
79.50
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
16th
(15th)
Randy Platt
(Galletta’s #5)
152.50
152.50
1
1
100%
0/0
5th
7
17th
(16th)
Clifford Crowe
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
143.00
71.50
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
18th
(17th)
 photo rookie-9-20140803.jpgChris Larkin
(Galletta’s #9) ®
141.00
141.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
19th
(18th)
Chad Combs
(Galletta’s #9, 2) ® (*$)
132.00
132.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
20th
(19th)
 photo rookie-1-20140803.jpgMike Harrington
(Galletta’s #1) ®
132.00
132.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
21st
(20th)
 photo rookie-42-20140803.jpgEddie Bristol
(Galletta’s #42) ®
128.00
128.00
1
0
0%
1/2
®
0
22nd
(21st)
 photo grover-sixberry-jr-20140712-gallettas-2.jpgGrover Sixberry Jr.
(Galletta’s #2) ® *
120.00
60.00
2
0
0%
0/1
®
0
23rd
(22nd)
Matthew Daniels
(Galletta’s #1) ® (*$)
91.00
91.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
24th
(23rd)
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgRay Castaldo
(Galletta #54)
88.00
88.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0
25th
(24th)
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgLilybeth Stevens
(Tootles) ®
83.00
83.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0
26th
(25th)
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgUnknown Rookie N00b from 8/10/2014
(Galletta’s #1) ®
61.00
61.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0

ANNUAL GALLETTA’S & OSWEGO KARTWAY GAS FLATHEAD KARTING SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS:

Green Block Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway

Orange block: Oswego Kartway (Oswego Speedway Dirt)

Season

Annual TrackPoints Champion

Annual Klassic / Classic Race Champion

Annual Visiting Driver Track Points Champion

Annual Rookie-of-the-Year Champion

1990

Matthew Stevens

1991

1992

Christopher Stevens

1993

1994

Jesse Vivlemore (?)

Jesse Vivlemore (?)

1995

1996

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Brian Galletta (?)

Brian Galletta (?)

1997

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Brian Galletta (?)

Kevin Galletta (?)

1998

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Raymond Castaldo (?)

Raymond Castaldo (?)

1999

Christopher Stevens

Christopher Stevens

Brian Galletta (?)

Dan Boyce (?)

2000

Christopher Stevens

Christopher Stevens

Brian Galletta

Larry Dishaw

2001

Christopher Stevens

Christopher Stevens

Brian Galletta

Cameron Rowe

2002

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Thomas Culeton

Thomas Culeton

2003

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Brian Galletta

Randy Platt / Matt Frye

2004

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Dan Murdock (summer)
/Ed Maynes (overall)

Dan Murdock (summer)
/Ed Maynes (overall)

2005

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Rob Jimenez

Rob Jimenez (Total Points) /
Gary Miller Sr. (PPR & Wins)

2006

Matthew Stevens

Wesley Stevens
[Won the longest race]

N/A

N/A

2006

Matthew Stevens

Wesley Stevens

Rob Jimenez

Richard Dann

2007

Matthew Stevens

Christopher Stevens

N/A

N/A

2007

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Kyle Reuter

Kyle Reuter

2008

Matthew Stevens

Matt Stevens /
Wesley Stevens *

N/A

N/A

2008

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Russell Hockey

Larald “Larry” Phillips

2009

Christopher Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Russell Hockey

Timothy Galletta

2010

Christopher Stevens

Kyle Reuter

Timothy Galletta

Arnold “AJ” Nason

2011

  Matthew Stevens

Christopher Stevens

Timothy Galletta

Justin Galletta
/ Joseph Sereno

2012

  Matthew Stevens

Ogie Stevens
(Christopher Stevens / Matthew Stevens) **

Dave Spanfelner

Dave Spanfelner

2013

Christopher Stevens

Kelly Miller

Eric Woolworth

Branden Matott

2014

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Adam Lytle

Keith Raymond
* = Track Official threw yellow on last lap, Track Operator awarded win to 2nd place driver, Wes Stevens, who passed leader Matt Stevens under said yellow. Unknown if track operator cackled evilly.
** = Matt Stevens put himself in last place when leading due to contact with lapped kart. Chris Stevens then won, win disputed by all who cheered for Matt. Ogie won, cackled evilly.

(PISSED-OFF) POST RACE NOTES RANT:

Firstly, this is not for the guys who raced with us as much as they could this season and entered the Klassic. Matt, myself, Melissa and Wes wish to thank Adam Lytle, Brian Galletta, Kevin Galletta for racing every time they possibly could and also joining us for Klassic. Thanks to all the guys who raced with us most of the year. You guys are great and we appreciate not only racing with you, but also standing with us when others blew us off. (To a lesser degree, we’re not quite completely pissed off (more like mildly miffed) at the guys who raced with us in at least a handful of races this season, but still need an apology for blowing us off AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP 200-LAPPER. Dude… if you make ONE RACE… THAT’S the one to make. Period.)

This is for everyone else. Those local people who like to think of themselves as drivers (or aspiring ones) who could’ve raced with us, but blew us off for one reason or another.

So, as I stated earlier in the page, our club, which from 2004-2010, was filled with anywhere between 10-16 karts per night (and that’s one class, I could care less for a dozen classes with 3-8 karts per, big whoop). Now, we only have 4-8. To us, that means that despite all the effort to provide local drivers a chance to trace against top-notch talent on a big and fast track, our club has been largely abandoned.

Why?

Economy? Other “pay” tracks have karts and entrance fees that at 100 to 1,000 x’s more expensive than us and pack them in like they are trying to win a NASCAR or Indy race. So it isn’t that.

Whispers of unfairness? Look at the above 23 kart time trial chart – the karts are equal, most of them a split second apart on a large track, so if you have a lick of talent and a little experience you can compete and win here. If you overrate your talent, you’ll leave pissed, and you’re welcome. So it isn’t that.

What is it, then?

Is it the day? How could it be? We race when no other local kart tracks run. We’ve had a flexi-schedule that works around the schedules of the most possible active club drivers. We’ve raced every day of the week, but traditionally, 99% of all of our races have been run on Summer Sundays and Fall Saturdays, until Klassic Championship 200 in late September or early October. Whatever day nets the most drivers and the weather cooperates, we work towards. So, that excuse also doesn’t hold much water. Unless some may say it’s too flexible. To that we say, tell us a better day and time, then.

We know some of the local pay track drivers mock our club. Yard karts they say. Go the wrong way they say. Whiners because we didn’t like being forced to race against bigger motors and then got barred from the local pay track for having a problem with that, they say (meanwhile, they would never race against bigger motors themselves, the hypocrites – they seperate their classes by an ounce of weight, age, and motor class!). They think if they spend a few grand on a prefabricated race chassis and find a way to bend WKA rules enough to beat the next guy means they are superior drivers. But when you see we have raced for 19 years of extremely grueling races every weekend all Summer through Fall, you will see that our experience defeats their like a seasoned professional compared to a pre-schooler. Try it. Find out. So it can’t be that,

We know one driver – defending Klassic 2013 Champ, no less – just quit because we postponed a race last month because we only had 1 willing driver wanting to race that day, himself. Wow. Lame. It is not worth the monumental effort of time + money + work to run a  regular season race for just one driver, no matter who they are, unless they wanted to rent the track or something.

Some say it’s because of me, your webmaster, who sometimes scribes up some wink-and-nudge jokes that apparently people get miffed about. Grow up, babies. This is for fun, whiners. 

[Advance warning: Apologies in advance for the below language, but seek twenty years of this website and you won’t find it anywhere else on this family-friendly site. It is used now because, quite frankly, we see how people treat us, how they disrespect us, lie to our faces, snub us, act like they are better than us, and how low they must think of us to do that. So…. language, in this rare occasion, stays.] 

This likely is due to the the whispers of whiners that it takes too long to race at Galletta’s. But that is also mostly bull. Sure, we sometimes get out late, but we used to race until midnight or even after. It’s a backyard speedway, we race when we can and have enough people. And… For every one or two races that gets out late (maybe say 9pm or the occasional 10 or 11pm race, and that is usually due to visiting driver breakdowns and repairs), we have five to seven races that start on good time and finish around dusk. And I guess this means you aren’t committed to racing. Sometimes we race and go to work on a few hours of sleep – this webmaster has done it many times. Grow some.

Often times, the occasional late start is – a majority of the time – waiting for enough visiting drivers to be at the track to begin the race. Some say, “Well, don’t wait for people, start without them!” Because we never have had a TON of drivers, we wait to make sure the most possible people can make it, because we respect their time and schedules and don’t want to step on people’s toes by blowing them off. Problem is, the people who are there wind up waiting around too long. So that is a two-edged sword.

We were ready to begin the Klassic cookout at 2pm / 3pm for race time if people were here. On more than a handful of occasions in the past few years, this has happened, yet we get blamed. We can’t put on a show (prep 23 karts, get a track prepped and watered, do points, videos and website) for just a couple of drivers on a regular basis. It’s too much effort, too little action. Been there and done that in the 1990s. The race happens with NUMBERS, especially when we have 23 race-ready/feature-winning/competitive karts on site. 

People didn’t come.

We waited and waited and waited and nobody came. Including a few who lied to our faces and said they were coming.

So the next time somebody says we don’t start on time or get out late, shvt the fvck up. 

So. You know what? Don’t want to race with us? Say start with or without people? Fine. You get what you asked for. Fvck all of them. We’ll raced our Klassic 200 season finale all by ourselves because we were forced to. And we did it all through the 1990s, so we can and will continue even if it’s a couple of people. But we hope we’ll get new people or some older drivers back whenever they decide to get over butthurt that kept them away in the 1st place.

Next season, we are looking for people who are interested in racing weekly all Summer and part of Fall. Also, we’d like it of you can (1) drive – or wish to learn, (2) can afford to donate at least $5 a week to race their own kart or $20-25 a week to rent a kart, (3) show up every week they possibly can or let us know when they can’t make it, and (4) won’t backstab us and blow us off on race day. You will be welcome and appreciated.

All others? . . . Well . . . I’ve used enough profanity for today. I’ll best leave it be now….

Drivers interested in pure, fun, highly competitive racing with honest, good people that have done it for two decades for bottom dollar? See you next year.