7/23/2017 – Matt Stevens & Josh Arnold Repeat as Winners of Twin 33’s! [+YouTube]

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – Deja-vu to opening night ’17, as Matt Stevens win a feature in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74, and Josh Arnold in his Arnie Racing #93 won the other! Lots of cautions and kart breakdowns this evening, but nonetheless — as the video shows —  the racing was entertaining!

Full Points, Pics & Video Race Page | YouTube Video |  Higher-resolution picture 


 

7/23/2017 – Twin 30’s Video Playlist!

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 – We had two action-packed features filled with many surprises (and unfortunately marred by a few too many kart breakdowns)! I was unable to get the victory picture and finished edit done in time for my self-imposed Monday morning publish deadline, but you can still enjoy the unedited video playlist of the action! – Chris

Tuesday Update: Page, points and video done!


Start of the 1st Feature saw Matt Stevens charge by rookie Nick Cassano after Adam Lytle retired after a chain popped off.

30-Lap #1 Start: 
1. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2) [Rookie]
2. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
4. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
6. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
7. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
8. Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
9. DNS – Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

Much like last year with only 3 drivers battling closely for the Track Championship, here they are — Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens and (instead of the MIA Kelly Miller) Josh Arnold racing 1-2-3 in the race AND the points at Galletta’s Gas Flathead Karting Championship of Oswego!

30-Lap 33-Lap #1 Finish: 
1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #74)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher/OswegoSushi.com #4)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
4. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
5. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
6. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2, #6) [Rookie]
7. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
8. DNF – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
9. DNS – Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78) [Rookie]


One of the restarts in the 2nd feature saw Chris Stevens get a good jump (trying the Galletta’s #43 for the 1st time ever), much to the chagrin of Keith Raymond!

 

30-Lap #2 Start: 
1. Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6) [Rookie]
2. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
3. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com #43)
5. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
6. Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
7. Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78) [Rookie]
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
9. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)

Josh Arnold’s #93 got into the #0’s rear of Keith Raymond and caused a spin (that also collected Matt Stevens).

Points Leader Chris Stevens inherited the lead (when early leader Josh Arnold and then-2nd Nick Cassano both broke simultaneously) and was hauling early. However, the race is never over until the checkered flag waves! The #43 started developing a flat drivewheel tire and slowly started losing speed as the race went on. 2nd-in-points Josh Arnold was able to take the pass for the lead. Chris had to resume the race in the #4.

 

Josh has been flying all year, and needed a win to try and keep up with Chris and stay ahead of Matt. But Matt wasn’t going to give up so easily. After the #33 was parked for carb-related motor hesitation, Matt pulled out his dreaded #3 and put on a show coming up through the field and then challenging Josh every lap to the checker. Arnold held off Matt at the stripe (much to the delight of Josh’s cheering section!)!

30-Lap 33-Lap #2 Finish: 
1. Josh Arnold (Arnie #93)
2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33, #3)
3. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
4. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/OswegoSushi.com #43, #4)
5. DNF – Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6, #7) [Rookie]
6. DNF – Robert Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78, Gleason #29) [Rookie]
7. DNF – Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
9. DNS – Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)


7/23/2017 SCORE CARD

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Notes
0
2
33c
74
93
4
0
29
19
78
2>1
0b
1
33c
74
93
4
0
29
19
78
33c out
Twin 30-Lapper #1:
0c
1
74
93
4
0
29
19
33c
78
1
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
2
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
3
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
4
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
5
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
6
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
7
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
8
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
9
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
10
74
1
4
29
0
93
19
33c
78
11
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
12
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
13
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
14
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
15
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
16
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
17
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
18
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
19
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
20
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
21
74
1
4
0
93
29
19
33c
78
22c
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
1>6
22
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
23
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
24
74
4
0
93
29
6
19
33c
78
25
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
6
26c
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
26
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
27
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
28
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
29
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
30
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
31
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
32
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
33
74
4
93
0
29
6
19
33c
78
Points
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Notes
0
6
0
93
43
29
33
78
19
33c
1
6
0
93
43
29
33
78
19
33c
2
6
0
93
43
33
29
78
19
33c
3
6
93
0
43
33
29
78
19
33c
4
6
93
0
43
33
29
78
19
33c
78
5c
6
93
0
43
33
29
78
19
33c
5
6
93
43
0
33
29
78
19
33c
6
6
93
43
0
33
29
78
19
33c
7
6
93
43
0
33
29
78
19
33c
6,93
8c
43
0
33
29
78
93
7
19
33c
6>7
8
43
0
33
29
78
93
7
19
33c
9c
43
0
33
29
78
93
7
19
33c
29, 33
9
43
0
78
93
29
33
7
19
33c
10
43
0
93
29
33
78
7
19
33c
7
11c
43
0
93
29
33
78
7
19
33c
11
43
93
78
29
33
7
0
19
33c
0 by 93
12c
43
93
78
29
33
7
0
19
33c
12
43
93
78
29
33
7
0
19
33c
78>29b,
29>78b
Lee out
13c
43
93
29b
33
7
0
78b
19
33c
13
43
93
33
29b
0
7
78b
19
33c
14
43
93
29b
0
7
33
78b
19
33c
15
43
93
29b
0
7
33
78b
19
33c
16
93
43
29b
0
7
33
78b
19
33c
33, 43
17c
93
29
0
7
4
3
78b
19
33c
33>3
43>4
17
93
0
7
3
4
29b
78b
19
33c
18
93
0
7
3
4
29b
78b
19
33c
19
93
0
7
3
4
29b
78b
19
33c
7, 29
20c
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
20
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
21
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
22
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
23
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
24
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
25
93
0
3
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
26
93
3
0
4
7

29b

78b
19
33c
27
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
7
28c
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
28
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
29
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
30
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
31
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
32
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
33
93
3
0
4
7
29b
78b
19
33c
Feat 2
96
91
87
83
79
75
71
68
65
Feat 1
87
96
83
91
75
65
79
71
68
1st
18
33
0
9
7
0
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(21)
10.5
(16)
8
(28)
14
(37)
18.5
(24)
12
(5)
2.5
0
0
0
Penalty
-10
-5
-0
-5
-7
-15
-0
-0
-0
Total
201.5
223
184
196.5
166
127.5
150
139
133

SCORING NOTES: A lot of cautions made things hard to keep track of, but there were a few violations that we caught on camera. They are as follows:
– We somehow went an extra three laps in each feature, so we’ll count them for bonus points (as we usually do when that happens).
– Two rookies brought out enough cautions to bring up the 3-cautions-and-you-sit rule, but again we were lenient with it. We are sometimes asked, and we only enforce it when a driver is slowing the entire race down while being exceptionally dangerous to himself, the other drivers, and the equipment.
– During the 2nd feature, Keith Raymond believed that Chris Stevens jumped the gun on the start, but starter Brian Galletta (and video review) confirmed that the leader’s front bumper crossed the pylon in turn 4. At that moment, passing is legal, and the confusion came from the leader setting a slow pace on the restart.
– Another incident in the 2nd feature was when Josh Arnold was witnessed spinning out Keith Raymond to move into 2nd (Keith then collected Matt Stevens). For some reason, Matt and Keith went to the back, but Josh did not, and after video review, will be penalized -10 points for not going to the rear when being directly involved with an accident that brings out a caution. Josh is not known for intentional spins and not going to the back while being involved accidents, so the penalty was not as severe as it would be if it were a repeat offender (The rule was actually named the Mark Miller rule because the man simply did it a lot, haha!).
– Rookie Rob Vanderhaden brought a caution when he hit the race tower and broke a wheel off the #78. He then took over the ride of the #29 and yet did not go to the back, meaning he had a double violation (bringing out a caution without going to the rear and also a kart change without going to the back).


2017 World 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting Championship Point Standings

After the 7/23/2017 Races:

Pos.
Last Week
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
Last Race
1st
1st
Chris Stevens (Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) kkk
858.0
95.33
9
1
11%
0/0
22nd
81
23-Jul
2nd
3rd
Matt Stevens (Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6) kk
851.5
94.61
9
2
22%
0/0
22nd
135
23-Jul
3rd
2nd
Josh Arnold (Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5) k
831.0
92.33
9
2
22%
0/0
3rd
3
23-Jul
4th
4th
Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
5th
6th
Melissa Stevens (Scissors ‘n Fur #19)
587.0
65.22
9
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
23-Jul
6th
5th
Kevin Galletta (Galletta Bros. #28)
540.5
90.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
6
8-Jul
7th
7th
Nicholas Cassano (Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mkkk®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
8th
8th
Keith Raymond (Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
9th
9th
Randy Platt (Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
10th
10th
Mike Patak (Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
11th
N/A
Lee Gleason (Gleason #29)
150.0
75.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
12th
11th
Kelly Miller (Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
13th
N/A
Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s #43, Gleason #29) k ®
127.5
63.75
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
14th
12th
Stephen Perez (Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
15th
13th
Griffin Miller (Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul

KEY: ®=Rookie; m=Makeup Feature Used; K=Mid-race Kart Change; T=Repair Timeout;

NEXT WEEK’S HANDICAP:

Position
Driver
2017
Average Points Per Feature
2017
Feature Wins
All-Time Feature Wins
Past
Klassic Winner
1st
Nicholas Cassano
73.14
0
0
2nd
Lee Gleason
73.50
0
0
3rd
Mike Patak
81.83
0
0
4th
Randy Platt
94.50
0
7
5th
Kelly Miller
65.00
0
7
6th
Kevin Galletta
90.08
1
6
 
7th
Adam Lytle
76.94
1
8
 
8th
Chris Stevens
95.33
1
81
9th
Keith Raymond
85.00
2
6
 
10th
Josh Arnold
92.33
2
3
 
11th
Matt Stevens
94.61
2
135
12th
Griffin Miller
57.00
0
0
13th
Stephen Perez
61.00
0
0
14th
Rob Vanderhaden
63.75
0
0
15th
Returning Veterans
16th
1st Timer Rookies
17th
Melissa Stevens
65.22
0
8

Our 22nd Annual Harborfest Championship Race… cancelled?

Oswego, NY: Sunday, July 29-30, 2017 – For 22 of Harborfest’s 30 years, we have held an Oswego Karters Invitational Karting Championship at the end of Harborfest weekend to determine the best karter of the week of all classes, but ZERO visiting drivers showed. So, we are cancelled for this week and without more drivers soon, it’s not looking good for the rest of the year. DRIVERS WANTED!!!