9/16/2017 – Chris Stevens Survives Exciting Rookie-filled 10-kart/45-Lapper [+YouTube]

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SATURDAY, September 16th, 2017 – We finally had enough drivers on board to get a show in (THANKFULLY!!), and again it was thanks to a small group of new guys joining the action and doing a very impressive job with only little experience in our karts and track! And it wound up being a very good and entertaining race! (Now if only we could get some more veteran drivers back from self-imposed and excuse-filled hiatuses, to make the racing be even greater!) Chris Stevens emerged victorious in his GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4 after inheriting both 2nd place from Josh Arnold (who trapped Chris in traffic to take 2nd before he broke down) and taking the lead from Lee Gleason (after he got extremely loose in turn 1). But rookie Robert Swan challenged Chris on the last lap (somewhat surprising him), showing great progress in limited track time!

 photo vlcsnap-2017-09-20-00h19m45s527.jpg9/16/2017 Rookie Makeup Points Heat Finish:

1. Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
2. Zach Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Thomas Montgomery (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4. Anthony Losurdo (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #43)

 

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9/16/2017 45-Lapper Start:

1. Lee Gleason (Lee #29)
2. Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
3. Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
4. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
5. Josh Arnold (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
7. Zach Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
8. Thomas Montgomery (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9. Anthony Losurdo (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #43)
10. DNS: Mel Stevens (SNF #80) [via 10/13/2017 Makeup Practice Session]

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1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Notes
0c
29
1
6
4
2
3
7
5
43
9/16/2017 – 45-Lapper:
1
29
4
6
43, 5
1c
29
4
6
3
2
1
7
43
5
2
29
4
6
3
29
4
6
4
29
4
6
5
29
4
2
6
29
4
2
6
2c
29
4
2
3
7
43
1
5
6
7
29
4
2
8
29
4
2
9
29
4
2
10
29
4
2
7?
3c
29
4
2
3
1
43
6
5
7
11
29
4
2
6, 7, 5
4c
29
4
2
3
43
1
6
5
7
12
29
4
2
1
5c
29
4
2
3
43
6
5
7
1
7, 5, 1
6c/13g
29
4
2
3
43
6
7
5
1
13
29
4
2
14
29
4
2
15
29
4
2
16
29
4
2
17
29
4
2
18
29
4
2
19
29
4
2
20
29
4
2
5
21
29
4
2
22
29
4
2
23
29
2
4
7
5
3
7c
29
2
4
43
6
7
1
3
5
2
8c
29
4
43
6
7
1
3
5
2
24
29
4
43
6
7
1
3
5
2
7, 43
9c
29
4
7
6
3
1
2
43
5
25
29
4
6
26
29
4
6
27
29
4
6
28
29
4
6
29
29
4
6
30
29
4
6
31
29
4
6
32
29
4
6
1, 2
10c
29
4
6
3
43
7
2
1
5
33
4
29
6/3
3/6
34
4
29
6
35
4
6
29
36
4
6
3
37
4
6
3
38
4
6
3
1
11c
4
6
3
2
43
7
29
5
1
39
4
6
3
40
4
6
3
41
4
6
3
42
4
6
3
43
4
6
3
44
4
6
3
45
4
6
3
2
43
29
7
5
1
Points
124
118
113
108
103
98
93
88
83
Makeup
20
14
18
16
1st
13
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
0
2nd/3rd
(32)
16
(25)
12.5
(11)
5.5
(19)
9.5
(1)
0.5
(3)
1.5
(0)
0
(25)
12.5
(0)
0
Penalty
Total
153
150.5
118.5
117.5
117.5
131.5
111
116.5
83

 photo vlcsnap-2017-09-19-21h06m53s365.jpgNOTES: #5 and #7 are marked orange after they went 1 lap down. Also, #7 was directly involved in at least 3 crashes that would not have happened if he was being a little more aware of competitors around him, and injury could have happened. Because it was his 1st race, we understand getting the hang of it, but he will be docked -5 points and will be under the discretion of the flaggers to be asked to sit if it continues in more races.

9/16/2017 45-Lapper Finish:

1. Chris Stevens (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
2. Robert Swan (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
4. Josh Arnold (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
5. Anthony Losurdo (GallettasGreenhouse.com/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #43) photo vlcsnap-2017-09-19-21h06m52s234.jpg 6. Lee Gleason (Lee #29)
7. -1L: Zach Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
8. -1L: Thomas Montgomery (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9. DNF: Rob Vanderhaden (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
10. DNS: Mel Stevens (SNF #80) [via 10/13/2017 Makeup Practice Session]

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

After the 6/17/2017 through 9/16/2017 Races:

Position
Last Week
Driver (Go-Karts Piloted) 
®=Rookie *=Makeup Feature Used T =Timeout/Kart Change
Total
Points
(Place)
Average
Points
Per
Week
Features
Entered
Features
Won
Win %
Heats
Won/
Entered
Years
Pro at
Galletta’s
All-Time
Feature
Wins
Last Race
2017
1st
1st
Chris Stevens 
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 43) tttt
1614.5
100.91
16
3
19%
0/0
22nd
83
16-Sep
2nd
2nd
Matt Stevens 
(Galletta’s #33, 3, 74, 9, 6, 1) ttt
1532.0
95.75
16
4
25%
0/0
22nd
137
16-Sep
3rd
3rd
Josh Arnold 
(Arnold #93, Galletta’s #5, 2, Gelason #29) ttt
1466.0
91.63
16
3
19%
0/0
3rd
4
16-Sep
4th
4th
Melissa Stevens 
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80) *
1026.0
64.13
16
0
0%
0/0
10th
8
27-Aug
5th
5th
Kevin Galletta 
(Galletta Bros. #28)
758.0
94.75
8
2
25%
0/0
4th
7
5-Aug
6th
6th
Adam Lytle 
(Lytle #33c)
692.5
76.94
9
1
11%
0/0
6th
8
23-Jul
7th
8th
Lee Gleason 
(Gleason #29)
588.0
98.00
6
0
0%
1/1
1st
0
16-Sep
8th
7th
Nicholas Cassano 
(Galletta’s #1, 2, 6, 7) mttt ®
512.0
73.14
7
0
0%
0/0
®
0
23-Jul
9th
9th
Keith Raymond 
(Galletta’s #0)
452.5
90.50
5
2
40%
0/0
4th
6
23-Jul
10th
10th
Tim Galletta 
(Galletta’s #9, 7) tm
444.5
74.08
6
1
17%
0/0
4th
8
12-Aug
11th
11th
Rob Vanderhaden 
(Galletta’s #43, #2, #1, #29) t ®
307.5
76.88
4
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
12th
24th
Robert Swan 
(Galletta’s #6, #0)
240.5
120.25
2
0
0%
1/2
®
0
16-Sep
13th
12th
Todd Halstead 
(Galletta’s #5) m
215.5
53.88
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
12-Aug
14th
13th
Jared Halstead 
(Galletta’s #43) m
205.5
51.38
4
0
0%
0/0
1st
1
12-Aug
15th
14th
Marty Halstead 
(Galletta’s #7) m
197.0
49.25
4
0
0%
0/0
®
0
12-Aug
16th
15th
Randy Platt 
(Galletta’s #5)
189.0
94.50
2
0
0%
0/0
7th
7
17-Jun
17th
16th
Mike Patak 
(Galletta’s #43)
182.0
91.00
2
0
0%
0/0
1st
0
17-Jun
18th
17th
Kelly Miller 
(Galletta’s #7) m
130.0
65.00
2
0
0%
0/0
10th
7
3-Jul
19th
18th
Stephen Perez 
(Galletta’s #9) m
122.0
61.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
20th
n/a
Anthony Losurdo 
(Gallettas’s #43)
117.5
117.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
21st
n/a
Thomas Montgomery 
(Galletta’s #5)
116.5
116.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
22nd
19th
Griffin Miller 
(Galletta’s #2) m
114.0
57.00
2
0
0%
0/0
®
0
3-Jul
23rd
n/a
Zach Miller 
(Galletta’s #7)
111.0
111.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
16-Sep
24th
20th
Mike West 
(Galletta’s #1)
108.0
108.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
25th
21st
Dave Hartpence Sr.
(Galletta’s #5)
107.0
107.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
26th
22nd
Steve Sixberry
(Galletta’s #9)
99.0
99.00
1
0
0%
1/1
®
0
27-Aug
27th
23rd
Justin Thurston
(Galletta’s #43, #7, #6)
93.0
93.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
28th
25th
Casey Cowen 
(Galletta’s #78)
89.0
89.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
29th
26th
Dave Hartpence Jr. 
(Galletta’s #78)
87.0
87.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
26-Aug
30th
27th
Andy Rayder 
(Galletta’s #5, #2)
82.5
82.50
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
31st
28th
Jason Sixberry 
(Galletta’s #1)
82.0
82.00
1
0
0%
0/1
®
0
27-Aug
32nd
29th
Dick Dann
(Galletta’s #43, 33c)
73.0
73.00
1
0
0%
0/1
4th
4
27-Aug
33rd
30th
Nick Dann 
(Galletta’s #7)
71.0
71.00
1
0
0%
0/1
3rd
2
27-Aug

 

9/16/2017 – Rookie Heat Race & Regular 45-Lapper [Unedited Video Playlist]

Enjoy the race via this video playlist before it was edited into a single video!

Updates

9/24/2017 Update:  Matt Stevens elected this to be an off-week due to his daughter’s birthday and most of our regular veteran drivers seemingly ONLY wanting to race Klassic and nothing else. However, the 9/16/2017 The race video was completed and the points are being processed (they were actually almost done, when a computer glitch unsaved finished work and I have to find time to re-do it).

Also, I’ve been delayed due to work and family stuff, further compacted by, having to play catch up and finish two (of the most exciting races in our history–the 2013 Klassic 200 and 2015 Klassic 200) videos before the YouTube video editor was removed from service (which was the primary editor I used and how I was able to edit hundreds of our race videos dating back from 1998-2017 in the last year and a half). But the points WILL be done before our next race. Thanks! -Chris

9/30/2017 Update: Matt had originally scheduled the Klassic 200 for Saturday, September 30th, but between bad weather, a bout of stubborn respiratory/head colds going around AND only 2-3 visiting veterans available to race led to a wise decision to delay. The 22nd Annual Galletta’s Klassic 200 is now scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, 2017!

10/1/2017 Update: The regular season points are finished. Likely the last one before Klassic (and will be time trial order). The Klassic usually concludes our point standings [although we do count Fall races as All-Time points IF we have them, but we’ve had such inconsistent (and often poor) weekly attendance this season that we likely won’t have any].