6/7/2015 – 20th Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Season Season Opener won by Chris Stevens!

Chris Stevens poses with his wife Rungnapha "Aou" and their daughter Faith Marie after the 20th Annual Galletta's Karting Opener!  photo 2015-06-07-08-40pm-chris-wins-opener-19020

SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2015, OSWEGO, NY –  photo 2015-06-07-feature-start-700.jpgOur 20th Season of Points Racing at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway has arrived! An 8-lap rookie race at 7pm was followed immediately by a 50-lap feature with 11-drivers (the largest single karting class in the area), which saw a bit of a surprising beginning. Chris Stevens got a great start when the green flag dropped and went from  5th to 1st and led all fifty laps en route to his 2nd opening night win in three years. The Galletta’s Greenhouse / Chrusher.com /  R&C Sushi Bar LLC #8 looked fast all night, as head mechanic Matt Stevens scoring 2nd in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #33 noted. Driver Chris Stevens said, “The #8 must’ve been itching for a race all winter, as my brother Matt had it set up nice for the Klassic 200 when the rear axle broke on lap 0. I ran the #0 into 2nd that day, and it was very strong, but man, this #8 made me think of what it could’ve done. Would’ve been fun to drive it and see! Now I finally get to pose in victory lane for the first time with my baby Faith Marie.” Raced started at 7:00 pm and concluded at 8:20 pm. 11 drivers filled 23 on-site karts. Thank you all who came and look forward to seeing you all back and more every week! Read on for the updated race page (and check back soon for the 1st YouTube video in 4 seasons!).

Rookie Practice Heat (8 laps):

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At 7pm, David Demling, George Sweeting and Liam Shaughnessy dueled it out in an 8-lap practice heat. The veterans elected to skip the heats and jump right into the Feature event.

Feature Start (50 laps):

1. Branden “Tumor” Matott (Tumor #877)
2. Keith Raymond (Good Guys Barbershop #88)
3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4. Eric Woolworth (Woolworth #78)
5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
7.  David Demling (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) ®
8.  George Sweeting (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) ®
9.  Liam Shaughnessy (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) ®
10. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
11. Ray Castaldo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) DNS
12. Open Seat (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
13. Open Seat (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
14. Open Seat (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3 – Matt Stevens backup)
15. 
Open Seat (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4 – Chris Stevens backup)
16. Open Seat (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
17. 
Open Seat (Galletta Bros. #28 – Kevin Galletta away on Military Obligation)
18. Open Seat (Dave Turner #43)
19. Open Seat (Galletta Bros. #54)
20. Open Seat (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
21. Open Seat (Scissors n’ Fur #80 – Melissa Stevens backup)
22. Open Seat (Billy Ruggio #02)

DNS = Did Not Start (Qualified, Engine wouldn’t start before race.)
® = 1st-time-on-track Rookie Driver
Open Seat = A fully operational kart that did not have a driver (unless it’s owner claims it as a backup).

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Opening lap saw Chris Stevens go from 5th to 1st in the 20th Annual Galletta’s Karting Club opener.

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Chris Stevens pulls away as Matt Stevens, Keith Raymond and Adam Lytle battle for 2nd.

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A win-starved Chris Stevens seeks to match his win total from all 2014 by holding off his brother.


Feature Finish:

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Faith Marie Stevens says, “Daddy’s number ONE!”

Finish:
1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/R&C Sushi #8)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
3. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
4. Eric Woolworth (Woolworth #78)
5. Keith Raymond (Good Guys Barbershop #88)
6. Branden “Tumor” Matott (Tumor #877)
7.  Liam Shaughnessy (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) ®
8.  George Sweeting (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) ®
9.  David Demling (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) ®
10. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
11. Ray Castaldo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) DNS
      RETCON MAKEUP RACE POINTS:
12. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28) – scored via 7/10/2015 make-up race

DNS = Did Not Start (Qualified, Engine would not start before race, retired.)
® = 1st-time-on-track Rookie Driver

Point Standings after 6/7/2015 Week #1:

1. Chris Stevens – 191 pts. | 1 Feature Win
2. Matt Stevens – 159.5 pts.
3. Adam Lytle – 141 pts.
4. Keith Raymond – 128 pts.
5. Eric Woolworth – 122 pts.
6. Liam Shaughnessy ® – 122 pts.
7.  George Sweeting ® – 119 pts.
8.  David Demling ® – 115 pts.
9.  Branden Matott – 111  pts.
10. Melissa Stevens – 90 pts.
11. Ray Castaldo – 85 pts.
Note: ® = Rookie. Rookies earned extra points in rookies-only heat race. Regular veterans elected to skip heats.

2015 Gas Flathead National Championship / 2015 Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Point Standings

As of completion of 6/7/2015’s race event in the 20th Annual World Championship pf Clockwise Gas Stock Flathead Karting.)

Position
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
®=Rookie; *=Makeup; T =Timeout
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/Enter
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
1st
Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8)
191.00
191.00
1
1
100%
0/0
20th
72
2nd
Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33)
159.50
159.50
1
0
0%
0/0
20th
125
3rd
Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c)
141.00
141.00
1
0
0%
0/0
4th
3
4th
Keith Raymond
(Good Guys Barbershop #88)
128.00
128.00
1
0
0%
0/0
2nd
0
5th
Eric Woolworth
(Woolworth #78)
122.00
122.00
1
0
0%
0/0
4th
4
6th
Liam Shaughnessy
(Galletta’s #1) ®
122.00
122.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
7th
George Sweeting
(Galletta’s #7) ®
119.00
119.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
8th
David Demling
(Galletta’s #6) ®
115.00
115.00
1
0
0%
1/1
®
0
9th
Branden 'Tumor' Matott (Galletta's/Matott #187-2) 9/2014Branden ‘Tumor’ Matott
(Matott #187²)
111.00
111.00
1
0
0%
0/0
2nd
0
10th
Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19
)
90.00
90.00
1
0
0%
0/0
8th
7
11th
 photo 20140810-unknown-n00B-6.jpgRay Castaldo
(
Galletta’s #5)
88.00
88.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0

 

Our 20th Season of Points Racing is HERE – June 7th 2015 Opener!

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 arrive-and-drive Karts Available. All time trialed less than 1 second apart. Drivers needed to fill them every weekend between June-September!

Our 20th Season of Points Racing is HERE! Our opener is scheduled for SUNDAY, June 7th, 2015 at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway in OSWEGO, NY! As seen in the above picture, we have TWENTY-THREE ‘arrive-and-drive’ karts on track to rent-to-race, and while many competitors to race against, most of theses extremely close and affordable hybrid racing yard karts don’t have drivers. Join us every Sunday late afternoon/early evening from June 2015 through August for our regular summer schedule, and then every Saturday afternoon all September until our point finale – our 20th annual 200-Lap Klassic! at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Speedway is ready to begin.

Where else can you race for gas-and-parts pocket change weekly in competitive racing karts and hone your skills against the two most-experienced karters in Oswego, NY — Galletta’s Karting Club founders and brothers Matt and Chris Stevens who have combined for 212 Feature wins out of 363 feature events the duo has run on both Galletta’s and Oswego Kartway racing against 258 different drivers between the mid-1990s to now! You haven’t truly raced in a go-kart race in Oswego, NY until you have raced against whom many refer to as the “Galletta’s Brothers”. And you can’t say you truly won one unless you win one with them on the same track.

 

 

We are excited to announce that today at 7pm is opening race for the 20th Point Championship Season of the Galletta’s…

Posted by Galletta’s Karting Club on Sunday, June 7, 2015

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