6/17/2016 – Week 2 of Galletta’s Season – 21st Annual Father’s Day Race: 18-Karts, 35-Laps!

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Friday, June 17th, 2016 – Due to Father’s Day and per the request from a few of our drivers, we switched our 21st Annual Father’s Day race from Sunday the 19th to Friday the 17th. And it was a rousing success driver-wise… we had SEVENTEEN drivers on track for the start of the race. That’s one of our biggest races in history. Mind you, this is ONE class, on the track at the SAME TIME. And for the 2nd week in a row, Kelly Miller picked up the win in the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #7, while Chris Stevens scored 2nd for the 2nd week in a row as well (this time in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8, last week the #4).

START:
1. Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
2. David Hall Jr. (Hall #29)
3. Mike Chrisman (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4. ® Nick Roffo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
5. ® Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
6. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
7.  Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
8. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
9. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
10. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
11. ® Nick Metcalf (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
12. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
13. David Hartpence (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
14. ® Michael West (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
15. ® Kristina McCann (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
16. ® Taylor Barlow (Brian Galletta #42)
17. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
18. Jason King (King #12J) – Did Not Start (Motor Problems)

Retcon Makeup Point Race Credits:
19. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) credited via 7/17/2016 Makeup Heat Race

® = Novice/Beginner Rookie

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
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10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th
16th
17th
Notes
0
93
29
5
43
9
28
33
33c
8
7
0
78
1
6
2
42
19
6/17/2016 – 35-Lapper:
1
93
29
5
19
2
93
29
5
19
3
29
5
43
9
33
28
33c
8
7
0
78
1
6
2
93
42
19
4
29
5
43
19
5
29
5
33
43
9
28
7
33c
78
1
8
0
6
2
42
93
19
93 out
6
29
33
5
93
19
7
29
33
5
93
19
8
29
33
5
43
7
33c
78
8
1
0
9
2
28
42
6
93
19
28/9/6
9
29
33
5
6
93
19
10
29
33
5
6
93
19
11
29
33
5
6
93
19
12
29
33
5
7
33c
43
78
8
1
28
9
0
2
42
6
93
19
0
12
29
33
7
5
8
78
28
9
0
1
43
2
42
6
33c
93
19
43/33c
13
29
33
7
33c
93
19
14
29
33
7
33c
93
19
15
29
33
7
33c
93
19
16
29
33
7
33c
93
19
17
29
7
8
33c
93
19
18
29
7
8
33
5
78
28
1
0
43
9
2
42
6
33c
93
19
6
19
7
8
29
6
33c
93
19
20
7
8
5
6
33c
93
19
21
7
8
5
6
33c
93
19
22
7
8
33
28
1
78
0
43
9
2
42
5
29
6
33c
93
19
9
23
7
8
33
6
33c
93
19
24
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
25
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
26
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
27
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
28
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
29
7
8
33
28
1
5
9
43
2
42
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
30
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
31
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
32
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
33
7
8
33
28
5
1
9
43
2
42
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
34
7
8
33
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19
35
7
8
33
28
5
1
9
43
2
42
78
0
29
6
33c
93
19

KEY
Green: Order under green laps (1st = 1 bonus point, 2nd & 3rd = 0.5 bonus point).
Yellow: Order under last yellow restart.
Red: Out of race due to retire and/or mechanical failure.
Light Gray: Lost laps (not recorded on video; cameraman error).
Dark Gray: Involved in caution (spin, wreck or breakdown).
Yellow-Green: Attempted restart crash lap (didn’t count).

FINISH:
1. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) +20.5
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8) +9.5
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33) +14
4. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
5. Mike Chrisman (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) +7
6. David Hartpence (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
7. ® Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
8. ® Nick Roffo (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43) +1
9. ® Kristina McCann (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
10. ® Taylor Barlow (Brian Galletta #42)
11. DNF – Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)
12. DNF – ® Nick Metcalf (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
13. DNF – David Hall Jr. (Hall #29) +16
14. DNF – ® Michael West (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
15. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
16. DNF – Josh Arnold (Arnold #93) +3
17. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)
18. DNS – Jason King (King #12J) – Did Not Start (Motor Problems)

Retcon Makeup Point Race Credits:
19. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) credited via 7/17/2016 Makeup Heat Race

® Novice/Beginner Rookie
DNF = Did Not Finish
DNS = Did Not Start

A 2nd feature was scheduled, however, a long afternoon and evening of delays, frustrated drivers and busted karts basically cancelled that one.

POST-RACE NOTES

DELAY ISSUES:
So, although we had (mostly) good racing and a big field… we were again plagued with delays on top of delays.
– For one, the short week and the busy greenhouse meant the karts did not get the TLC they needed (including a few visiting drivers needed work done to their karts from Matt), pushing the start time from around 6 pm to around 8 pm.
– For two, our official primary camera woman was still on an impromptu vacation visiting her ill parents in Thailand for another weekend, and our second camera woman did not step up… rather she abruptly (yet predictably) retired from all camera duties, so we needed to again scramble to find at least operator (and this delayed the race more than it should have), and the race start was delayed to 8:30 pm! Without an experienced camera operator, we have no race record and no possible way to score points! Without that, no points and no handicap! And now, new scoring rules thanks to this!
– And third, a lot of rookies (and another near-full moon) led to quite a few wrecks, broken karts, and even a heated argument over a failed banzai move causing a devastating accident that could have resulted in injury.

This all needs to clean up. A couple of extra days to work on the karts and our camera woman’s return will go a long way to help speed the show up. Apologies for the delays, but as the season progresses, the races will go a lot smoother.

POINTS: Took all two weeks to tally due to two weeks of incomplete, unfocused and fragmented camera footage means… I actually got motion sickness reviewing it. As said above (and below), all scoring is done by review of the race videos. And we need a complete race video of (1) the top three drivers crossing the finish line every lap, (2) as much of the field as humanly possible, and (3) the order of which people retired from the race, and finally (4) the final order of finish of all remaining drivers. Without these things, the race cannot be scored. And the race videos are making this difficult. Rest assured, I am going to try, but if I keep getting motion sickness and finding missing parts of the recording, I will only be able to score what I can see (without getting sick). I may only be able to get who actually finished the race.

Like I said, without the cameras… the starting lineup, the points, the YouTube videos, the website – none of this happens. I’ll do my best to work with what I have. Again, apologies.

-Webmaster Chris Stevens


Spoiler Alert:
Due to an inability to get the point standings completed, we will fast forward to the 1st week they are available. Week 3’s points:

2016 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

As of the 6/12/2016 – 6/26/2016 Races:

Pos. Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/
Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
1st Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7)
431.00
107.75
4
2
50%
0/0
8th
5
2nd Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4, 0)
385.50
96.38
4
0
0%
0/0
21st
77
3rd Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 3, 74)
383.00
95.75
4
2
50%
0/0
21st
131
4th Mike Chrisman (Galletta’s #5)
317.50
79.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
5th Mike Patak (Galletta’s #9, #2)
256.00
64.00
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
6th David Hall Jr. (Hall #29, Galletta’s #1)
250.50
62.63
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
7th Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #78)
235.50
58.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
8th Jason King (King #12J)
230.50
57.63
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
9th Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c, Galletta #28)
224.50
56.13
4
0
0%
0/0
5th
5
10th Taylor Barlow (Galletta Bros. #42, er, p)
216.00
54.00
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
11th Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
189.00
63.00
3
0
0%
0/0
3rd
2
12th Kristina McCann (Galletta’s #2) ®
169.00
56.33
3
0
0%
0/0
®
0
13th Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
163.00
40.75
4
0
0%
0/0
9th
7
14th Nick Roffo (Galletta’s #43)
147.00
73.50
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
15th Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
130.00
130.00
1
0
0%
0/0
3rd
3
16th Tony Cimilluca (Galletta’s #6)
93.00
93.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
17th David Hartpence (Galletta;s #1
75.00
75.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
18th Eric Woolworth (Woolworth #78)
57.00
57.00
1
0
0%
0/0
5th
5
19th Nick Metcalf (Galletta’s #6)
53.00
53.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0
20th Michael West (Galletta’s #6)
45.00
45.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1st
0