2018/07/22 – “Mr. Galletta” 10,000 Rocks-to-win Twin Feature Nite Swept by Matt Stevens in the #74 [+YouTube]

 photo 20180722_221226-matt-sweeps-800px.jpg
 photo 2018-07-2201h41m21s973.jpgSunday, July 22nd, 2018 – Twin features on a loose and bumpy track were on tap, and both were exciting as usual. Matt Stevens was able to successfully navigate the low groove to sweep both features, although he needed two karts to pull off the 2nd one when his Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33 stalled with a clogged carb early on. Video and more coming on this below page.

FEATURE #1 START – 30 Laps:
1. ® Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
2. Kevin Galletta (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
3. ® Jeff Vincent (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
4. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74)
5. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
6. ® Jason Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
7. ® Jason Robinson (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #12J)
8. ® Mark Hart (B&K Galletta Bros. #28)
9. Melissa Stevens [w/unborn Sarah] (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

® = Rookie racer
DNF = Did Not Finish
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified to and counted)

As usual as the summer drags on, if we don’t get enough rain during the week, the track doesn’t hold water well and dries up. With clay, it just becomes dusty and you lose a little bite, but with our plain dirt surface (sandy, rocky clay and soil), rocks and potholes develop which makes the main line change almost lap to lap. As the race went on, the smoothest grooves kept getting lower and lower.

Unedited Race Video Playlist

As you can see, as the track deteriorated, Matt started making his move, and he thrives in these type races due to his willingness to risk his position to try low passes, so if you aren’t ready to hold your speed in your line when he challenges you, he’ll get by you and pin other drivers behind you for multi-kart passes. Matt picked off Steve Sixberry in lapped traffic for one of his sneaky wins! Jason Sixberry was impressive in getting up to third, but in an odd twist, fell off the track on the white flag lap to lose one spot.

FEATURE #1 FINISH – 30 Laps:
1. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74)
2. ® Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
3. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8)
4. ® Jason Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. -1 Lap:® Jason Robinson (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #12J)
6. -2 Laps: ® Mark Hart (B&K Galletta Bros. #28)
7. DNF: ® Jeff Vincent (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
8. DNF: Kevin Galletta (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
9. DNF: Melissa Stevens [w/unborn Sarah] (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

EARNED MAKEUP POINTS
10. 2018/08/12 – 1st. Josh Arnold (Arnie Racing #93) +50


FEATURE #2 START – 25 Laps:
1. Kevin Galletta (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
2. ® Jeff Vincent (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #4)
4. * ® Jason Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. ® Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
6. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
7.  ® Mark Hart (B&K Galletta Bros. #28)
8. DNS: ® Jason Robinson (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #12J)
9. DNS: Melissa Stevens [w/unborn Sarah] (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

* = Lined up but had to leave right before the green flag dropped.
® = Rookie racer
DNF = Did Not Finish
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified to and counted)

Unedited Race Video Playlist

The bumpy track took its toll with the #4, #74, and #28 breaking down (drivers hopped into secondary karts for the usual -5pt. penalty). Around midway through the race, Matt Stevens, Steve Sixberry, and Chris Stevens went three wide into turn 1, and Matt emerged ahead. He then picked off Kevin Galletta and never looked back in a clean sweep of the features in the Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #74!

FEATURE #2 FINISH – 25 Laps:
1. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33; #74)
2. Kevin Galletta (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
3. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #8; 33c)
4. ® Steve Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
5. ® Jeff Vincent (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
6. ® Mark Hart (Galletta’s #28; #12J)
7. DNS: ® Jason Sixberry (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
8. DNS: ® Jason Robinson (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #12J)
9. DNS: Melissa Stevens [w/unborn Sarah] (Scissors n’ Fur #19)

EARNED MAKEUP POINTS
10. 2018/08/12 – 1st. Josh Arnold (Arnie Racing #93) +41

® = Rookie racer
DNF = Did Not Finish
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified to and counted)


2018 Point Standings for 1-WD Gas Flathead Backyard Karting World Championship at Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway

After the 6/10/2018 through 7/22/2018 Races: