7/17/2016 – Chris Stevens Inherits 3rd Win in a row, Even His Wife & Kid Won’t Applaud!

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Sunday, July 17th, 2016, Week 6 – A few 1st-year-drivers have been battling back and forth for the lead and making strong cases for their 1st career regular season feature wins – on the cusp of convincing victories all season! But a low-precipitation summer thus far has made for a dry track, and a dry track eventually kicks up ruts and create an abnormally rough racing surface (too bad we don’t have anybody funding the dumping tons of clay on ours! 😉 ), and the 1st season drivers keep getting taken out by the bumps. Kelly Miller (2 straight), Matt Stevens (2 straight) and now Chris Stevens (3 straight) have been there to capitalize on the unfortunate breaks of the young guns. And while it may looks on the cover page here like Chris is on a dominant streak, his wife calls “fluke” and “lucky!” His own loving, “stand-by-her-man” wife! He can’t even get her or their daughter to pose in the victory photo any more. Sometimes winning isn’t as fun as it looks. What am I saying… it’s still fun. Especially posing while zapping mosquitoes. Chris hates mosquitoes. 🙂

RETCON / MAKEUP HEAT RACE:
Makeup retcon races were devised for drivers who miss races to retroactively score last in the earliest race they missed, hence scoring makeup points as if they were there and came in last place. It is usually only useful for drivers that miss maybe two or three races, but some drivers like to pad their stats and not be too far down in points, so it works for them as well. Most of the time, drivers in these races treat it like a warm-up as they are often racing for credit in different races.

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MAKEUP POINT FINISH:
1. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28) was credited for 15th in 6/12/2016 45-lapper
2. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0) was credited for 19th in 6/17/2016 35-lapper
3. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) was credited for 16th in 6/12/2016 45-lapper
4. Noah King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) was credited for 17th in 6/12/2016 45-lapper

45-LAP FEATURE EVENT:

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45-Lap Feature – START:
1. David Hall Jr. (Hall #29)
2. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
4. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
5. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
6. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
7. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
9. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
10. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
11. Noah King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
12. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Notes
0
29
9
93
2
28
33c
0
3
4
7
5
19
7/17/2016 – Lap-By-Lap Scoring Chart:
1
29
9
93
2
29
9
93
3
29
9
93
4
29
9
93
5
29
9
93
2
28
0
3
4
7
33c
5
19
5
6
29
9
93
7
29
9
93
2
0
3
4
7
33c
28
5
19
28
8
29
9
93
9
29
9
93
10
29
9
93
2
4
7
3
33c
28
5
0
19
0
11
29
9
93
2
12
29
9
93
13
29
9
93
14
29
9
93
4
15
29
9
4
16
29
9
4
17
29
9
4
18
29
9
4
19
29
9
4
7
93
3
33c
28
2
0
5
19
0
20
29
9
4
7
93
3
33c
28
2
0
5
19
5
21
29
9
4
22
29
9
4
23
29
9
4
7
93
3
0
2
5
33c
28
19
28
24
29
9
4
25
29
9
4
26
29
4
7
3
93
0
2
5
33c
9
28
19
9
27
29
4
7
3
28
29
4
7
29
29
4
7
30
29
4
7
31
29
4
7
32
29
4
7
33
29
4
7
34
29
4
7
35
29
4
7
36
4
7
3
93
0
2
5
33c
9
29
28
19
5, 29
37
4
7
3
38
4
7
3
39
4
7
3
40
4
7
3
41
4
7
3
42
4
7
3
43
4
7
3
44
4
7
3
45
4
7
3
93
0
2
33c
5
29
9
28
19
9
46
4
7
3
93
0
2
29
9
5
33c
28
19
33c
47
4
7
3
93
0
29
9
5
2
33c
28
19
2
48
4
7
3
49
4
7
3
50
4
7
3
51
4
7
3
52
4
7
3
0
93
2
5
9
29
33c
28
19
Points
140
134
128
122
116
111
106
101
95
90
85
80
Makeup
25
48
44
53
Heat
1st
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(22)
11
(27)
13.5
(18)
9
0
(14)
7
0
0
(25)
12.5
0
0
0
0
Penalty
Total
168
147.5
137
147
123
159
150
113.5
130
90
138
80

45-Lap 52-Lap Feature – FINISH:
1. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
2. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
4. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
6. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
7. Noah King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
8. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
9. DNF – David Hall Jr. (Hall #29)
10. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
11. DNF – Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
12. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

BONUS MAKEUP RACE CREDITS:
13. Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) earned via 8/14/2016 Makeup Heat Race

Scoring Notes: For unknown reasons, we counted 52 green flag laps on the video instead of the scheduled 45, which the lap counter read to all drivers. The extra laps are counted as bonus points and the feature goes from a 45 to a 50 lap scoring ratio. If anybody has problems with this, find some solutions with flagger Wesley Stevens, who is remarkably inconsistent with laps from week to week. Some weeks he’s spot on. Some weeks he robs us of green laps and counts cautions. Some weeks he counts every green lap and cautions. This is one race where we went SEVEN extra green flag laps, while some weeks we go several UNDER and have to count cautions to make it up. However, when we actually RUN these laps (especially on weeks with rough racks), we WILL be giving drivers credit for the, and we retroactively score them that way. While he can choose to count cautions when a race is running late and many karts are having many cautions and breakdowns, he needs to stay consistent, and if anybody is willing to help him watch for cautions or flip laps, by all means, do volunteer! Thanks!

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

After the 6/12/2016 – 7/17/2016 Races:

Position
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Week
Features Raced
Features Won
Win %
Heats Won/Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
1st
Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4, 0)
849.0
121.29
7
3
43%
0/2
21st
80
2nd
Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7)
842.5
120.36
7
2
29%
0/1
8th
5
3rd
Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 3, 74)
795.5
113.64
7
2
29%
0/2
21st
131
4th
Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #78) k
648.5
92.64
7
0
0%
1/2
1st
0
5th
Jason King (King #12J, Galletta’s #9)
597.0
85.29
7
0
0%
2/2
1st
0
6th
David Hall Jr. (Hall #29, Galletta’s #1) k
595.0
85.00
7
0
0%
1/2
1st
0
7th
Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c, Galletta #28) k
537.5
76.79
7
0
0%
0/2
5th
5
8th
Mike Chrisman (Galletta’s #5)
441.5
88.30
5
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
9th
Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
418.0
59.71
7
0
0%
0/2
9th
8
10th
Mike Patak (Galletta’s #9, #2)
400.0
80.00
5
0
0%
0/1
®
0
11th
Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28) *
396.0
66.00
6
0
0%
0/1
3rd
2
12th
Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 2) *
288.0
96.00
3
0
0%
0/2
®
0
13th
Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0) *
277.0
92.33
3
0
0%
0/0
3rd
3
14th
Taylor Barlow (Galletta Bros. #42, ?)
216.0
54.00
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
15th
Kristina McCann (Galletta’s #2)
169.0
56.33
3
0
0%
0/0
®
0
16th
Noah King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) *
150.0
75.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
17th
Nick Roffo (Galletta’s #43)
147.0
73.50
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
18th
Eric Woolworth (Woolworth #78)
145.0
72.50
2
0
0%
0/1
5th
5
19th
David Hartpence (Galletta’s #1, 2)
141.0
70.50
2
0
0%
0/1
1st
0
20th
Mark Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1, 6)
109.0
109.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
21st
Tony Cimilluca (Galletta’s #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
22nd
Daniel Springer (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
23rd
Nick Metcalf (Galletta’s #6)
53.0
53.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0
24th
Michael West (Galletta’s #6)
45.0
45.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0

Key:
® = Newbie Rookie to our races
* = Makeup Feature Used
T = Mid-Race Timeout Used
k = Mid-Race Kart Change Used

Next Week’s Handicap Starting Order

Driver
Average Points
Wins
Win %
All-Time Wins
David Hartpence
70.50
0
0%
0
Nick Roffo
73.50
0
0%
0
Mike Patak
80.00
0
0%
0
David Hall Jr.
85.00
0
0%
0
Jason King
85.29
0
0%
0
Mike Chrisman
88.30
0
0%
0
Josh Arnold
92.64
0
0%
0
Lee Gleason
96.00
0
0%
0
Kevin Galletta
66.00
0
0%
2
Eric Woolworth
72.50
0
0%
5
Adam Lytle
76.79
0
0%
5
Keith Raymond
92.33
0
0%
3
Tony Cimilluca
93.00
0
0%
1
Matt Stevens
113.64
2
29%
131
Kelly Miller
120.36
2
29%
5
Chris Stevens
121.29
3
43%
80
Melissa Stevens
59.71
0
0%
8

POST RACE NOTES:

The largest and most talented karting division in Oswego, NY had another great weekend of racing despite a dry/bumpy track. And yet once again, an ignoramus sitting on the sidelines (for free) is overheard trying to get people to go see the karting in back of the local big track which he idiotically wears on his hat like a flaming tool of theirs. “Five bucks to get in and watch.” “Go faster than ‘these guys’.” And he probably said more that was unheard, but he coincidentally quieted down once he realized he could be heard by drivers, notably myself. Nice. Well, the comment section below has my personal reaction to that, as it bothered me and my brother. To most, they will never understand why it does. And unless you know our history there, you never will.