8/25/2019 – Twin-25 Features won by…..

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Sunday, August 25th, 2019 – Rain unfortunately set us back last weekend and it was really a shame, as the track looked to be in better shape than it had been for maybe over a year. But it certainly held up reasonably well this week as well, as we had some nice, even racing in store! Again had a handful of rookies but… oh so scarce on vets. Sometimes it’s work, sometimes it’s family, sometimes… well sometimes it’s kind of… something else… haha. Well, we held a make-up point heat and twin 25 lap features, which you can watch  below!

NOTE: When I (website operator, video editor, statistician and racer) get back to work in late August, I sometimes run out of enough time to fully edit, repair and narrate each race video in a weekly fashion like I do most of the summer (which I mostly have off). Rest assured, I’ll eventually get to it sometime (as this website shows, I eventually got pretty much EVERY race we’ve ever raced in since mid-2005 on the site). In the meantime, unedited video footage and points are still calculated. Thank you for your understanding. -Chris


8/25/2019 – Rookie/Makeup Points Heat:

Unedited Tower Cam Footage (Makeup Heat & Both 25-Lap Features)

Due to the camera operators/website operator/racer (myself) getting home late from work (one reason why we switch from Sundays to Saturdays this time of year), we missed the very opening of the heat race. But a few wrecks (including one that happened right before I got there, so I missed) made things a little more interesting than the average heat race, as Zachary Blanchard flipped and Adam Lytle got a little upset that a rookie got on the brakes too hard when the caution came out, which caused a tangle that bent up the #33c’s tie-rod. Regardless, the #28 and #33c were both repaired in time for the feature.

FINISH:

1. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
2. Randy Baldwin (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4. DNF – Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
5. DNF – Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)

Makeup heat race points count toward a race missed. In this case, the 7/14/2019 Twin-25s:

CREDITED WITH:
8th in 7/14/2019 Twin-25s: Nicolas Olivares
9th in 7/14/2019 Twin-25s: Randy Baldwin
10th in 7/14/2019 Twin-25s: Greg Blanchard
11th in 7/14/2019 Twin-25s: Zachary Blanchard
12th in 7/14/2019 Twin-25s: Adam Lytle

Additional Bonus Point Scoring Notes:

  • Andrew Hook is retroactively credited with 11th in the 8/1/2019 Twin-25s via points banked in the 7/21/2019 Makeup Heat.
  • Tony Hemingway is retroactively credited with 9th in THIS week’s Twin-25s via points banked in the 7/21/2019 Makeup Heat.

Sunday August 25th, 2019 – 25-Lap Feature #1 of 2

START:

1. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
2. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
3. Randy Baldwin (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
4. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
5. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
6. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
7. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
8. Melissa Stevens (Scissors n Fur #19)

LAP-BY-LAP SCORING:
01. 28, 5, 7
02. 28, 5, 7 (5, 7, 1)
03. 28, 33c, 4
04. 28, 33c, 4
05. 28, 33c, 4 (5?)
06. 28, 33c, 4
07. 28, 33c, 4
08. 28, 33c, 4
09. 28, 33c, 4
10. 28, 33c, 4
11. 28, 33c, 4
12. 28, 33c, 4
13. 28, 33c, 4 (5?)
14. 28, 33c, 4
15. 28, 33c, 4
16. 28, 33c, 4
17. 28, 33c, 4
18. 28, 33c, 4
19. 28, 33c, 4
20. 28, 33c, 4
21. 28, 33c, 4
22. 28, 33c, 4
23. 28, 33c, 4
24. 28, 33c, 4
25. 28, 33c, 4
26. 28, 33c, 4, 3, 1, 7, 5, 19

Rookie Zach Blanchard recovered from a nasty flip in the makeup heat race to lead green to checker, holding off constant pressure from the only three veterans on the track, particularly a hard-charging Adam Lytle.

FINISH:
1. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
2. Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
3. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
4. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33)
5. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
6. Randy Baldwin (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
7. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
8. DNF – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n Fur #19)

RETCON MAKEUP POINTS:
9. 7/21/2019 Makeup Heat: Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)

NOTE: Due to a 95% completed lap, scorer Wes Stevens didn’t count it, but I’m scoring it, so everyone in the top 3 get one more lap bonus points. I (and Wes, actually) usually DO count such laps as completed, but this time he didn’t.


Sunday August 25th, 2019 – 25-Lap Feature #2 of 2

START:
1. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
2. Randy Baldwin (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
3. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
4. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #74)
5. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
6. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
7. DNS – Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n Fur #19)

GoPro Helmet Camera Footage by Chris Stevens | Sponsored by R&C Sushi LLC at SUNY Oswego (Both 25-Lap Features)

(NOTE: Chris Stevens’ R&C Sushi LLC Helmet-Camera Includes both 25-lap Features.)

LAP-BY-LAP SCORING:
01. 7, 1, 4,
02. 7, 1, 4,
03. 7, 1, 74,
04. 7, 1, 74,
05. 7, 1, 74/4,
06. 7, 1, 4,
07. 7, 1, 4,
08. 7, 1, 4,
09. 7, 1, 4,
10. 7, 1, 74/4,
11. 7, 1, 4,
12. 7, 1, 4,
13. 7, 4, 1,
14. 7, 4, 1,
15. 7, 4, 1,
16. 7, 4, 1,
17. 7, 4, 1,
18. 7, 4, 1,
19. 7, 4, 1,
20. 7, 4, 1,
21. 7, 4, 1,
22. 7, 4, 1,
23. 7, 4, 1,
24. 7, 4, 1,
25. 7, 4, 74, 1, 5, 28, 33c, 19

Rookie Greg Blanchard has been having trouble keeping the kart straight and it has been costing him. After he spun and lost the lead on the first circuit, another rookie capitalized! Randy Baldwin led all 25 laps, holding off challenges from fellow rookie Nicolas Olivares and vet Chris Stevens. The #4 started running out of gas on the final lap, and barely held on for 2nd, but in the process, Nic got trapped behind Chris enabling Matt to do his patented lat lap low-line sneak to the stripe to steal 3rd from him.

FINISH:
1. Randy Baldwin (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2. Chris Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
3. Matt Stevens (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #74)
4. Nicolas Olivares (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
5. Greg Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
6. Zachary Blanchard (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #28)
7. DNS – Adam Lytle (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
8. DNS – Melissa Stevens (Scissors n Fur #19)
RETCON MAKEUP POINTS:
9. 7/21/2019 Makeup Heat: Tony Hemingway (Team Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)

POINTS:
1. Zach Blanchard—– 68 + 53 + 26 + (00) = 147 + 38 + 38 = 223 (1/4)
2. Adam AJ Lytle —– 65 + 44 + 00 + (24) 12 = 121 + 34 + 34 = 189 (0/4)
3. Chris Stevens —— 62 + 65 + 00 + (47) 23.5 = 150.5 (0/2)
4. Matt Stevens ——- 59 + 62 + 00 + (7) 3.5 = 124.5 (0/2)
5. Nic Olivares ——– 56 + 59 + 00 + (24) 12 = 127 + 47 + 47 = 94 = 221 (0/4)
6. Randy Baldwin —- 53 + 68 + 25 + (02) 01.0 = 147 + 44 + 44 = 88 = 235 (0/4)
7. Greg Blanchard — 50 + 56 + 00 + (02) 01.0 = 107 + 41 + 41 = 189 (0/4)
8. Melissa Stevens — 47 + 47 + 00 + (00) = 94 (0/2)
9. Tony Hemingway— 44 + 44 + 00 + (00) = 88 (0/2)
====RETCON===
-. Andrew Hook = 38 x 2 = 76 (0/2)

More coming this week, but busy with work might mean a delay in the edited video and point standings update! I’ll do my best to finish it ASAP. Stay tuned!

8/29/2019 Update: And… got the points done! Whew!


2019 Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway Point Standings

After 6/23/2019 through 8/25/2019 events:


KEY:
m = Makeup points race run
® = Rookie/1st Season Driver

NEXT RACE HANDICAP ORDER

Pos.
Driver

Avg. Points

’19
Wins
Win %
All-Time Wins
1st
Shane Evans
42.75
0
0%
0
2nd
Greg Blanchard
45.20
0
0%
0
3rd
Tony Hemingway
49.17
0
0%
0
4th
Nicolas Olivares
51.60
0
0%
0
5th
Andrew Hook
52.65
0
0%
0
6th
Gary Miller Jr.
54.63
0
0%
1
7th
Randy Baldwin
46.69
1
13%
0
8th
Zachary Blanchard
47.60
1
10%
0
9th
Adam Lytle
60.69
1
13%
10
10th
Steve Sixberry
65.70
2
20%
2
11th
Josh Arnold
74.88
1
25%
6
12th
Chris Stevens
77.04
1
8%
84
13th
Matt Stevens
72.33
5
42%
147
14th
Nolan Goessl
51.50
0
0%
0
15th
Kirstie Potter
31.00
0
0%
0
16th
Jesse Evans
34.00
0
0%
0
17th
Melissa Stevens
48.00
0
0%
8
18th
Returning Vets
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19th
Newbies
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