7/31/2016 – Kings of Harborfest are crowned: ‘King Kong’ Kevin Galletta & Partner Adam Lytle – Team ‘You-Don’t-Know-Where-You-Are’ Take the Twin-30s!

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Sunday, July 31st, 2016, Week 8 – Finally! It took eight weeks, but finally someone else was able to crack victory line besides Matt Stevens (3 wins), Chris Stevens (3 wins) and Kelly Miller (2 wins). Kevin Galletta ended a winless (and hell, FINISH-less) dry spell that lasted over a year with a victory in the 1st feature and a 2nd place in the 2nd. And Adam Lytle was the only one beating him to the stripe in feature #2. While Chris, Matt and Kelly enjoy winning and getting top-threes, it’s still good to see new faces in victory lane, but none of the three were even able to get near the front tonight. Everyone was strong and the points leaders just did not get it rolling. In fact, not just that, but Chris had a pretty nice little crash. See for yourself: The complete race video on YouTube video is here.


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1st 30-Lap Feature – START:
1. ® Chad Crouse (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
2. Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Jason King (King Racing #12)
4. Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
5. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
6. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
7. Eric Woolworth (Airic #78)
8. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
9. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
10. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
11. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
12. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
13. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
14. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

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Mike Patak #7 got into #9 Chad Crouse’s rear end in turn 1 and caused a pileup in turn 2 with several drivers. Chris Stevens got the worst of it, as he (in an admittedly rookie move) watching the #9 roll off the track, he was unaware of the pileup in front of him and collided with the #12. Chris bruised his ribs on the #12’s rear bumper, his inner thigh on the #8’s steering wheel, and burned his left hand (melting through his armored racing glove) on the #12’s header as seen here. Chris wears a good deal of protective gear and still got injured, and implores all to wear as much armor and protective gear as they can.

Kevin Galletta took the lead the rest of the race, although a game Keith Raymond was there to pressure him if he made a mistake, but he didn’t. On the last lap, Josh Arnold in the #93 drifted too high and smashed retaining wall tires onto the track. Starter Wesley Stevens did not see the incident, and the rest of the drivers were under caution for part of the lap, then raced to the finish, and the #93 lost two spots on the last lap.

1st 30-Lap Feature – FINISH:
1. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
2. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
4. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
5. Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
7. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
8. Jason King (King Racing #12)
9. Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
10. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
11. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
12. DNF – Eric Woolworth (Airic #78)
13. DNF – ® Chad Crouse (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
14. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)


2nd 30-Lap Feature – START:
1. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
2. Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
3. Jason King (King Racing #12)
4. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
5. Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
6. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
7. ® Chad Crouse (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
8. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
9. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.Com #74)
10. * Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
11. ** Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
12. DNS – Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
13. DNS – Eric Woolworth (Airic #78)
14. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

* = Chris Stevens attempted to start in the #4. It stalled before the green flag dropped and it was unable to be restarted. Chris then jumped into the #8 and finished all 60 laps in it, so will not be accessed the -5pts. kart change penalty. At least one full green flag lap must be completed to count a kart change penalty. Under Galletta’s rules, one can change karts between races, but once a race starts and one lap is completed, the penalty will count.
** = Originally scheduled to start 11th, when Chris changed karts on lap 0, Kelly Miller was given a 10th place start.

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Adam Lytle took his first win of the year by surviving an early wreck between Mike Patak and Jason King and then emerged with the lead when 1st place Lee Gleason lost control of the #2. Like Kevin, Adam had been struggling all year, and maybe these performances will get these guys going.

2nd 30-Lap Feature – FINISH:
1. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
2. Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
3. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.Com #74)
5. Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
6. Mike Patak (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
7. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
8. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
9. Jason King (King Racing #12)
10. DNF – Josh Arnold (Arnold #93)
11. DNF – ® Chad Crouse (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
12. DNS – Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
13. DNS – Eric Woolworth (Airic #78)
14. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n’ Fur #19)


LAP-BY-LAP SCORING SHEET

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
Notes
0
9
7
12
93
2
28
78
0
33c
33
8
43
5
19
Twin 30-Lapper #1:
1
9
7
12
2
9
7
12
3
9
7
12
4
9
7
12
5
28
93
0
43
5
12
2
33
8
33c
7
9
78
19
9, 7, 12, 8, 33
5
28
93
0
6
28
93
0
7
28
93
0
8
28
93
0
9
28
93
0
10
28
93
0
11
28
93
0
12
28
93
0
13
28
93
0
14
28
93
0
12
14
28
93
0
43
33
5
8
12
2
33c
7
9
78
19
15
28
93
0
16
28
0
93
17
28
0
93
18
28
0
93
19
28
0
93
20
28
0
93
21
28
0
93
43
33
5
8
12
2
33c
9
7
78
19
7
21
28
0
93
22
28
0
93
23
28
0
93
24
28
0
93
43
8
33
5
33c
12
7
2
78
9
19
9, 78
24
28
0
93
25
28
0
93
26
28
0
93
27
28
0
93
28
28
0
93
29
28
0
93
30
28
0
43
8
93
33
33c
12
7
2
5
78
9
19
93, 5
Points
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
61
57
53
49
45
Twin 30-Lapper #2:
0
2
43
12
33c
93
0
9
28
74
4
7
5
78
19
4
0
2
43
12
33c
93
0
9
28
74
7
8
5
78
19
1
2
43
12
2
2
43
12
3
2
43
12
4
2
93
12
33c
4
2
33c
93
0
28
74
7
8
12
43
9
5
78
19
12, 43
5
2
33c
93
6
2
33c
93
7
2
33c
93
8
2
33c
0
9
2
33c
0
10
2
33c
0
11
2
33c
0
12
2
33c
0
13
2
33c
28
14
2
33c
28
15
2
33c
28
16
2
33c
28
17
2
33c
28
18
2
33c
28
19
2
33c
28
20
2
33c
28
21
2
33c
28
22
2
33c
28
23
2
33c
28
24
33c
28
74
9
5
78
19
2
25
33c
28
74
0
2
7
8
43
93
12
9
5
78
19
26
33c
28
0
27
33c
28
0
93
28
33c
28
0
29
33c
28
0
30
33c
28
0
74
2
43
8
7
12
93
9
5
78
19
Feat 2
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
61
57
53
49
45
Feat 1
71
96
91
75
61
65
83
87
68
79
49
57
53
45
1st
7
26
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
2nd/
3rd
(20)
10
(18)
9
(36)
18
(2)
1
(0)
0
(7)
3.5
(0)
0
(1)
0.5
(8)
4
(8)
4
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
Penalty
Total
184
222
196
159
163
143.5
154
155.5
137
144
111
110
102
90

SCORING NOTES:
– 1st 30 laps, #43 is Kelly Miller, #7 is Mike Patak, vice versa in 2nd 30 laps.
– There was no kart-change penalty to Chris Stevens, as green flag to lap 1 did not drop before the #4 stalled. He ran the #8 in all 30 completed laps of both features, as the race did not start yet when the change occured. A kart change penalty is only given if you complete a single race using two karts (you can run a different kart each race with no penalty though).
– A few close calls: The caution in 2nd feature, 33c and 93 made it through when #12 and #43 got stuck, it was close as they were side-by-side (#93 may have gotten by 1st), but #33c inherited the lead on the restart. That is a close call right there, could have gone either way. If the tape was reviewed, #93 may have inherited the spot, but he did wnd up with a flat tire later in the race as it was. No penalty will be given.
– Another one was #2 was in the lead and brought out the caution, and some thought he should’ve gone all the way to the back, but if he got back on track before the yellow flew, then he was ok to keep his spot (ahead of #7 at the time, apparently). Tough calls right there, and I hate making them. I can’t penalize anybody that’s just the way it want. No penalty will be given.

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

After the 6/12/2016 – 7/31/2016 Races:

Place
Last Week
Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
Total Points (Place)
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win %
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
1st
1st
Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7, #43)
1148.5
114.85
10
2
20%
0/3
8th
5
2nd
2nd
Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4, 0)
1138.5
113.85
10
3
30%
0/3
21st
80
3rd
3rd
Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 3, 74)
1128.0
112.80
10
3
30%
0/3
21st
132
4th
4th
Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #78) k
907.5
90.75
10
0
0%
2/3
1st
0
5th
5th
Jason King (King #12J, Galletta’s #9, 43)
870.0
87.00
10
0
0%
3/3
1st
0
6th
6th
Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c, Galletta #28) k
820.5
82.05
10
1
10%
0/3
5th
6
7th
9th
Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28) ** t
766.0
76.60
10
1
10%
0/2
3rd
3
8th
8th
Mike Patak (Galletta’s #9, #2, #7, #43) **
736.5
81.83
9
0
0%
0/2
1st
0
9th
11th
Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0, 6) *** k
634.0
79.25
8
0
0%
0/0
3rd
3
11th
7th
David Hall Jr. (Hall #29, Galletta’s #1) k
595.0
85.00
7
0
0%
1/2
1st
0
10th
10th
Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
600.0
60.00
10
0
0%
0/3
9th
8
12th
13th
Lee Gleason (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 2) *
451.0
90.20
5
0
0%
0/2
®
0
13th
12th
Mike Chrisman (Galletta’s #5)
441.5
88.30
5
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
14th
17th
Chad Crouse (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 9) *
260.0
65.00
4
0
0%
0/1
®
0
15th
19th
Eric Woolworth (Woolworth #78)
247.0
61.75
4
0
0%
0/1
5th
5
16th
14th
Taylor Barlow (Galletta Bros. #42, er, p)
216.0
54.00
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
17th
15th
Kristina McCann (Galletta’s #2) ®
169.0
56.33
3
0
0%
0/0
®
0
18th
16th
Noah King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) *
150.0
75.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
19th
18th
Nick Roffo (Galletta’s #43)
147.0
73.50
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
20th
20th
David Hartpence (Galletta’s #1, 2)
141.0
70.50
2
0
0%
0/1
1st
0
21st
N/A
Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
110.0
55.00
2
0
0%
0/0
3rd
5
22nd
21st
Mark Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1, 6)
109.0
109.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
23rd
22nd
Tony Cimilluca (Galletta’s #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
24th
23rd
Daniel Springer (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/2
®
0
25th
24th
Nick Metcalf (Galletta’s #6)
53.0
53.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0
26th
25th
Michael West (Galletta’s #6)
45.0
45.00
1
0
0%
0/0
®
0

KEY:
®=Rookie;
*=Makeup Feature Used;
T =Timeout Used;
k=Kart Change Used

NEXT WEEK’S HANDICAP:

Position Driver
Average Points Per Feature
Features
Feature Wins
Win %
Heats Won/
Entered
All-Time Feature Wins
1st Chad Crouse
65.00
4
0
0%
0/1
0
2nd David Hartpence
70.50
2
0
0%
0/1
0
3rd Nick Roffo
73.50
2
0
0%
0/0
0
4th Noah King
75.00
2
0
0%
0/0
0
5th Mike Patak
81.83
9
0
0%
0/2
0
6th David Hall Jr.
85.00
7
0
0%
1/2
0
7th Jason King
87.00
10
0
0%
3/3
0
8th Mike Chrisman
88.30
5
0
0%
0/0
0
9th Lee Gleason
90.20
5
0
0%
0/2
0
10th Josh Arnold
90.75
10
0
0%
2/3
0
11th Joe Sereno
55.00
2
0
0%
0/0
5
12th Eric Woolworth
61.75
4
0
0%
0/1
5
13th Keith Raymond
79.25
8
0
0%
0/0
3
14th Tony Cimilluca
93.00
1
0
0%
0/0
1
15th Kevin Galletta
76.60
10
1
10%
0/2
3
16th Adam Lytle
82.05
10
1
10%
0/3
6
17th Matt Stevens
112.80
10
3
30%
0/3
132
18th Chris Stevens
113.85
10
3
30%
0/3
80
19th Kelly Miller
114.85
10
2
20%
0/3
5
20th Melissa Stevens
63.75
8
0
0%
0/3
8