Welcome to the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club & Backyard Speedway’s website!

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 are available. All time trialed less than 1 second apart. Drivers needed to fill them in 45-60 lap point races every weekend between June through all Summer, culminating with our season finale in late-September – the 200-Lap Galletta’s Karting Klassic!

gallettaskarting2013logo200pxFounded in the early 1990s, Galletta’s Karting Club & Backyard Speedway was created to race go-karts as competitively as we can for as purposefully affordable as we can (via rules), using karts that are hybrid – something between a prefabricated racing kart and a yard kart that can race fast and safe on both pay tracks and backyard tracks alike, all the while having drivers that are highly talented and experienced racers. You may think you are good on pay tracks, but in reality, you didn’t prove much unless you raced and competed for wins at Galletta’s! The original, longest-running, and largest karting class in the area, we are also the easiest to join – we often have several unused, fast, feature-winning, arrive-and-drive karts to join into the races immediately, and if you like it, build or buy your own for a few hundred dollars to join and compete instead of a few thousand like most classes take to join and compete. And, the experience and talent levels of the more experienced drivers at Galletta’s equal or better than can be found on any pay track – they’ve been racing more than a decade before ANY of the local pay tracks were built and have hundreds of more races under their belts. Read on to see our twenty year history of weekly points racing (with videos and complete rundowns of each season since 1995 – and race from 2005) every June through October in Oswego, NY! Enjoy!


6/17/2017 – FINALLY… The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Points Season Opener Has Come Back… To OSWEGO! 70 Laps via Twin 35s! Josh Arnold & Matt Stevens win!

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – Due to several setbacks (including no track vehicle), we missed the first two weekends of our usual race season. However, thanks to Brian Galletta and his Jeep, we can FINALLY get the season started. Saturday evening was the goal instead of our usual Sunday (for Father’s Day & avoiding possible showers), and TWO features were in store to make up for the two week delay. The Arnie #93 driven by owner Josh Arnold passed Mike Patak (who later went on for a WILD flip) to win the 1st Feature, while in the 2nd feature, Matt Stevens stormed into the front and never looked back in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com Frankenfreak #74! Video is up:
Race Page & Complete YouTube Race Videos Here | Higher Resolution Victory Lane picture here.

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NEXT RACE is tentatively scheduled for SATURDAY evening, JUNE 24th, 2017 to avoid possible rain showers on Sunday.


2016 Season in Review:

Complete with ALL race videos! All of our races dating back over a decade have COMPLETE race videos! Enjoy!

9/24/2016 – The 21st Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club 200-Lap Klassic World Championship – Sponsored by Good Guys Barbershop!

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The 21st Annual Galletta’s Klassic was sponsored by The Good Guys Barbershop – Classic Cuts & Close Shaves!

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 – The 21st Annual end-of-Summer/Start-of-Fall Karting Championship behind Galletta’s Greenhouses in Oswego always decides the two champions of the year – the overall track champion and the 200-Lap Marathon Klassic Champion, and by default the best overall karter in Oswego, NY. And this year, we had The Good Guys Barbershop sponsor cash prizes for the top three and a trophy for the track champion. And, on top of that, it was the closest points race in history between points leaders Chris Stevens, Kelly Miller, and Matt Stevens. In fact, Kelly was the 1st driver in 21 years to challenge Matt and Chris for a track championship! But something shocking happened after the time trials while the track was watered and the race was almost ready to start. Stay tuned…

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

Top 8 after the 6/12/2016 – 9/11/2016 Races:

Position Driver (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 Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 0) k
2005.5
111.42
18
3
17%
1/4
21st
80
2nd Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7, 9, 43)
1995.0
110.83
18
4
22%
0/4
8th
7
3rd Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 19) k
1986.5
110.36
18
3
17%
0/4
21st
132
4th Josh Arnold
(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #78) kk
1714.0
95.22
18
1
6%
2/3
1st
1
5th Jason King
(King #12J, Galletta’s #9, 43)
1681.0
93.39
18
1
6%
3/4
1st
1
6th Keith Raymond
(Galletta’s #0, 6, 1) ***** kkk
1573.5
87.42
18
2
11%
0/1
3rd
4
7th Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c, Galletta #28) k
1427.0
83.94
17
2
12%
0/4
5th
7
8th Kevin Galletta
(Galletta Bros. #28) *** t
1424.0
83.76
17
2
12%
0/3
3rd
5

Due to work, activities and family, I have been unable to add up anybody but the top 9 drivers. These 9 are up to date. The rest have not been updated since 8/22. I apologize and will rectify this ASAP. Scroll below to see those.

9/11/2016 – The Track-Blistering Barber of the Good Guys Barbershop Keith Raymond wins Regular Season Finale 45!

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Sunday, September 11th, 2016, Week 14 – As the 21st Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Klassic 200-Lapper Championship Event approaches (scheduled in two weeks, Saturday, September 24th, 2016, weather-dependent), the final regular season summer points race was another highly competitive one with lots of hard, clean, fun racing! The Track-Blistering Barber of the Good Guys Barbershop Keith Raymond picked up a convincing feature win, his 2nd of the year in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0 (one of the eight karts that has won the Galletta’s Klassic before), and looks strong heading into the 200. The 1-2-3 points trio of Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens leapfrog each other all season, and it seems to happen every week, showing just how close this points race has been and how interesting that 200 lapper will be for the top 3!
More info: Higher resolution Victory picture | YouTube Video | Race page with video, pictures and points


9/4/2016 – Adam Lytle and Kelly Miller are Oswego’s Labor Day Karting Champs via Twin-30s!

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Sunday, September 4th, 2016, Week 13 – As a handful of the drivers enjoyed the Oswego Speedway Classic weekend, we capped off our traditional post-Oswego Classic Sunday with a race — this year the ever popular Twin-30s. Adam Lytle emerged from his mostly rough season as winner of the 1st 30 lap feature, and in the 2nd it appeared as if Keith Raymond was going to pick up a win until the chain system broke, leaving the points leaders of Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens again getting top-3 in the 2nd, with Kelly taking his 4th feature of the season.
More info: Higher resolution Victory picture | YouTube Video | Race page with video, pictures and points.


8/28/2016 – 1st Time Winners! Chad Crouse & Jason King Take the Twin-25s!

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Sunday, August 28th, 2016, Week 12 – An extremely packed, 17-kart field led to two more 1st-time winners visit Victory Lane! Pole-sitter Chad Crouse led all 25-laps of the 1st race and Pole-sitter Jason King did the same in the 2nd 25-lapper. However, that does not mean that there was no passing behind them! The racing was tight, wheel-to-wheel, bumper-to-bumper and very competitive, especially between the points leaders battling back and forth midfield, as we are running closer and closer to the 21st Annual 200-Lap Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic, tentatively scheduled for September 24th. NOTE: Internet connectivity issues and work blocked the YouTube video from going up for a few days, but it’s up now.
More info: Higher resolution Victory picture | YouTube Video | Race page with video, pictures and points.


8/22/2016 – Kelly Miller Wins a Highly Competitive Monday Night Raw 50-Lapper!

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016, Week 11 – The track was vastly improved this week, but unfortunately, last week’s abuse (rocky track and broken karts) in addition to a Monday rain date led to a somewhat smaller field than usual (and two regular vets could not make it). However, that did not affect the racing action. The closest top-3 points race in Galletta’s Karting Club history continues as Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens were again 1-2-3 in the opposite order of the points going into the week and put on a clinic of incredible racing for the lead. This time, Kelly joins Chris and Matt with three wins this season and may have taken the lead of the points (come back soon for updates). Includes bonus YouTube footage of Oswego Speedway Supermodifieds from Saturday, August 20th, 2016!
More info: Higher resolution Victory picture | YouTube Video | Race page with video, pictures and points.


8/14/2016 – Kevin Galletta Survives Another Episode of Night of a Thousand Cautions!

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Sunday, August 14th, 2016, Week 10 – Every year, we have a week or two where the cautions just pile up. A spin here. A crash there. Oops, a flip. Broken chain. Blown Tire. Bent Axle. Just one of those nights, and after a dry summer and a downpour for most of the weekend, we expected a better track, but rocks saw that not to be. But Kevin Galletta braved the obstacles and actually survived two close calls before him (including a HARD flip to then-leader Mike Patak right in front of him) to take home his 2nd win of ’16. Top-3 Points leaders were not immune to the disasters, as all three of them got to 2nd and all three of them had mechanical failures, something that they have not had much of until tonight (but none of the trio could get around Kevin tonight even when they got to 2nd). This makes for some VERY interesting points battles as the Klassic 200 Championship creeps closer.
More Info: Higher-res victory picture hereRace page with points is up here, and the YouTube video is above and here


8/7/2016 – Keith Raymond and Josh Arnold Split the Twin-30s!

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Sunday, August 7th, 2016, Week 9 – Did the floodgates finally open last week? Finally we got some new faces in Victory Lane, and anybody watching the races is seeing how close and intense the action is! Keith Raymond executed a precise pass on leader of 29 laps, Jason King to take the 1st feature, stealing what would have been King’s 1st career win. Then it was a 1st-time winner, Josh Arnold, leading all 30 laps of feature #2, holding off some challenges from Jason King, Keith Raymond and the Chris Stevens/Matt Stevens/Kelly Miller points leader trio en route to his 1st career feature victory (Josh did win a 2015 Fall all-rookie race, but this was his 1st regular, veteran points race win).
More: Points are up on this page, and the complete race video is posted both above and on YouTube here.


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. The video is also available with full breakdown of the race and points on the race page here.


7/24/2016 – Master of Oswego Karting Matt Stevens DOMINATES Week 7’s 45-Lapper!

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Sunday, July 24th, 2016, Week 7 – Thus far this season, three drivers–Matt Stevens (3 wins), Chris Stevens (3 wins) and Kelly Miller (2 wins)–have been have been hogging all of the wins and the high-point-earning top three positions, and it shows in the point standings. Between the three, it has been whomever can get to the lead first… wins. And today it was Matt Stevens, who pulled away from the rest of the field when he secured the lead after avoiding a mid-feature pileup in turn 2. The track held up much better this week, so Matt’s work paid off in two ways – satisfied racers and a victory for himself. Point standings is here and the complete race video on YouTube video is here.


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. 🙂 – NOTE: Video is uploaded and points are ready to view


7/10/2016 – Chris Stevens Again Emerges on top after Leaders Drop off for 2nd Week in a Row!

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Sunday, July 10th, 2016, Week 5 – Another great race was in store as a 13-kart / 45-Lap Feature Event went down. Track was a little better than last week, but still had some bumps in turns 1 and 3 that created problems for all. And for the 2nd week in a row, a few capable 1st Year Drivers battled for the lead but via failed pass attempts, breaks and a wreck while up front, and Chris Stevens emerged on top. This makes a unique string of feature wins this season for the 1-2-3 points leaders: Kelly Miller won 2-in-a-row, Matt Stevens won 2-in-a-row, and Chris Stevens won 2-in-a-row. Something’s gotta’ give, and any one of those 1st year drivers or veterans is sure to break into Victory Lane soon. Or will one of the top three in points get back up front again? Great season thus far! NOTE: Video is uploading and should be done editing and processing soon! Edit: It’s up, as are the points!


7/2/2016  –  Chris Stevens Survives a Bumpy 21st Annual Independence Day 45! +YouTube

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 – A refreshing change of pace for our racing this week, as we ran 2 heats and 45-lap feature with zero accidents and only a few breakdowns. Unfortunately, two 1st season drivers in search of their 1st regular season career wins – Josh Arnold and Jason King – had the lead and lost it when they broke (and a third – David Hall Jr. lost a piston rod to boot). Behind Josh and Jason, the racing consisted of a lot of passing, with points leaders Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens going back and forth after both failed pass attempts and hitting a few bumps that developed on the track. But after the two initial leaders broke down, it was Chris Stevens who inherited the lead late and survived the bumps to hold on for the win. The YouTube Video (with a 2nd angle thanks to Eric Woolworth) will be up as soon as it finishes uploading, editing and processing (likely Monday morning), so hold tight and keep coming back to see when it is up! Update: It’s up.


6/26/2016 – Powder-puff Warriors Hospitalized in Devastating Crash; Matt Stevens Sweeps Victory Lane!

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Sunday, June 26th, 2016 – We had an action-packed Twin-30s night that was unfortunately marred by a wreck between the two rookie powder-puff girl warriors coming together and taking a nasty spill in turn one, effectively ending the second race at 18 laps to get them medical attention. We will pass along more info later as we have it. UPDATE: We have it on the race page.


6/17/2016 – Week 2 of Galletta’s Season – 21st Annual Father’s Day Race: 17-Karts, 35-Laps – and Kelly Miller Triumphs for 2nd Week in a Row!

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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 (this time in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8). A 2nd feature was scheduled, however, a long night of delays, frustrated drivers and busted karts basically cancelled that one. More info here.


6/12/2016 – Our 21st Season Opener begins with 15 karts, 3 heats and a 45-Lapper! And Kelly Miller wins it in his return!

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Sunday, June 12th, 2016 –
 Our 21st points-racing season begins with a promising new crop of rookies and along with a handful of regular veteran drivers were eagerly awaiting the season opener, and when it went down, 15 karts were on the track at the start of the feature! And Kelly Miller wins his 1st feature back from his self-imposed exile since 2014! The video and points are here!

 


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

After the 6/12/2016 – 8/22/2016 Races, PRE-KLASSIC, NOT YET FINALIZED:

Place Last Week Driver (Go-Karts Piloted) Total Points Average Points Per Feature Features Feature Wins Win % Heats Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at Galletta’s
All-Time Feature Wins
1st 2nd Kelly Miller
(Galletta’s #7, 9, 43)
1595.0 113.93 14 3 21% 0/4 8th 6
2nd 1st Chris Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 0) k
1575.0 112.50 14 3 21% 1/4 21st 80
3rd 3rd Matt Stevens
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 19) k
1559.5 111.39 14 3 21% 0/4 21st 132
4th 4th Josh Arnold
(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #78) kk
1364.0 97.43 14 1 7% 2/3 1st 1
5th 5th Jason King
(King #12J, Galletta’s #9, 43)
1301.0 92.93 14 0 0% 3/4 1st 0
6th 8th Keith Raymond
(Galletta’s #0, 6, 1) ***** kkk
1126.5 86.65 13 1 8% 0/1 3rd 4
7th 6th Kevin Galletta
(Galletta Bros. #28) ** t
1079.0 83.00 13 2 15% 0/3 3rd 5
8th 7th Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c, Galletta #28) k
1042.5 80.19 13 1 8% 0/4 5th 6
9th 9th Mike Patak
(Galletta’s #9, #2, #7, #43) *** k
910.5 82.77 11 0 0% 1/3 1st 0
10th 10th Melissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
862.0 61.57 14 0 0% 0/4 9th 8
11th 11th David Hall Jr.
(Hall #29, Galletta’s #1) k
691.0 86.38 8 0 0% 1/3 1st 0
12th 12th Lee Gleason
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 2, 6, 78) *
669.5 95.64 7 0 0% 0/3 ® 0
13th 14th Chad Crouse
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 9, 1, 43) * k
527.5 87.92 6 0 0% 0/2 ® 0
14th 13th Mike Chrisman
(Galletta’s #5)
441.5 88.30 5 0 0% 0/0 1st 0
15th 18th Ken Town
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #5, 9)
248.0 82.67 3 0 0% 0/0 ® 0
16th 15th Eric Woolworth
(Galletta’s/Woolworth #78)
247.0 61.75 4 0 0% 0/1 5th 5
17th 16th Taylor Barlow
(Galletta Bros. #42, er, p)
216.0 54.00 4 0 0% 0/0 ® 0
18th 17th Kristina McCann
(Galletta’s #2) ®
169.0 56.33 3 0 0% 0/0 ® 0
19th 19th Noah King
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) *
150.0 75.00 2 0 0% 0/0 ® 0
20th 20th Nick Roffo
(Galletta’s #43)
147.0 73.50 2 0 0% 0/0 1st 0
21st 21st David Hartpence
(Galletta’s #1, 2)
141.0 70.50 2 0 0% 0/1 1st 0
22nd 22nd Daniel Connors
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
138.0 69.00 2 0 0% 0/1 ® 0
23rd 23rd RJ Wyman
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #43, 2) k
129.0 64.50 2 0 0% 0/1 ® 0
24th N/A Neil Weigand
(Galletta’s #5)
116.0 116.00 1 0 0% 0/0 ® 0
25th 24th Griffin Miller
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
112.0 56.00 2 0 0% 0/1 ® 0
26th 25th Joe Sereno
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
110.0 55.00 2 0 0% 0/0 3rd 5
27th 26th Mark Raymond
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #1, 6)
109.0 109.00 1 0 0% 0/2 ® 0
28th 27th Tony Cimilluca
(Galletta’s #6)
93.0 93.00 1 0 0% 0/0 1st 1
29th 28th Daniel Springer
(Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
87.0 87.00 1 0 0% 0/2 ® 0
30th 29th Nick Metcalf
(Galletta’s #6)
53.0 53.00 1 0 0% 0/0 ® 0
30th 30th Michael West
(Galletta’s #6)
45.0 45.00 1 0 0% 0/0 ® 0

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