7/19/2020 – A New Winner Emerges in a Rookie-Filled 45-Lapper (And Another HUGE Crash) [+YouTube]

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Sunday, July 19th, 2020 –  Steve Perez — the Son of Kelly Miller, in the Galletta’s #7 Kart that Kelly won the 2013 Galletta’s Klassic 200 in — picks up his 1st win, leading every lap of the feature! All while Keith Raymond went from the thrill of victory last weekend, to the agony of defeat–er, crashing this one. Keith assured us he was shaken, not stirred, and was mostly OK (if OK means… well, broken. Oops). Here are both camera angles of the incident, and if you let the video play, all the action from the Tower and helmet cameras are set to play right behind it!

But the night was not all about the crash nor the 1st time winner. Several new drivers joined us — including a handful of local pay track karters and 2019 Supermodified Classic 200-winner Tyler Thompson — and made for an overall good show… well, despite the track getting rough as the race neared its conclusion. More here.

HEAT/MAKEUP POINT RACE (Newbies and Veteran Retcon Race) START

We were joined by a fairly big group of 1st-time newcomers to our backyard speedway, although we can’t really call them newbies. Some of these guys have plenty of racing experience with local pay track karts and such… not to mention the 2019 Oswego Speedway Supermodified Classic 200 winner, Tyler Thompson! He may not be the 1st Classic winner who has been here, but he is the 1st one to try the track out! They were joined by returning drivers Kevin Galletta and Steve Perez in to earn some makeup points, our 1st of the season.

1. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43) (Racing for 9th-10th 7/5/2020 45 Lap Race Makeup Points)
2. Steve Perez (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) (Racing for 9th-10th 7/5/2020 45 Lap Race Makeup Points)
3. [Name Needed] (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) (Racing for 15th-19th 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Makeup Points)
4. Chase Wegzyn (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) (Racing for 15th-19th 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Makeup Points)
5. Jake Sivers (Brian Galletta’s #28) (Racing for 15th-19th 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Makeup Points)
6. Tyler Thompson (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78) (Racing for 15th-19th 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Makeup Points)
7. Devon Tonkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) (Racing for 15th-19th 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Makeup Points)

Tower Camera Only

Here is the raw, unedited, un-narrated video from the Tower angle, as usual by Rung “Aou” Stevens.

HEAT/MAKEUP POINT RACE FINISH

With these makeup point heat races, drivers earn points for the earliest race in the season they were not recorded in. That goes as follows:

1. 15th in 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Races: Devon Tonkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)*
2. 9th in 7/5/2020 45 Lap Race: Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
3. 10th in 7/5/2020 45 Lap Race: Steve Perez (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
4. 16th in 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Races: [Name Needed] (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
5. 17th in 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Races: Jake Sivers (Brian Galletta’s #28)
6. 18th in 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Races: Chase Wegzyn (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)
7. 19th in 6/14/2020 Twin 25 Races: Tyler Thompson (Galletta’s Greenhouse #78)

*Devon technically did not pass Kevin Galletta for the lead due to a caution coming out and Kevin raising his hand and letting up. But since they were racing for spots in two completely different point races, the outcome was not changed. They both finished 1st in their subscored races.

Helmet Camera (Chris Stevens View) Only

Here is the entire event, again largely unedited, from Chris Stevens’ R & C Sushi LLC GoPro camera.

45-Lap FEATURE EVENT START

1. Steve Perez (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
3. Greg Blanchard (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
4. Travis Bartlett (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
6. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
7. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
8. Devon Tonkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
9. Jake Sivers (Brian Galletta’s #28)
10. Chase Wegzyn (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
11. Tyler Thompson (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2)
12. Melissa Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #80)
13. DNS [Name Needed] (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)

Keith Raymond’s BIG crash!

Keith Raymond went from the thrill of victory last weekend, to the agony of de-crashing this one. Here are both camera angles of the incident. Keith assured us he was shaken, not stirred, and was ok.

Rear Turn Stationary Camera Footage

This footage is from a stationary camera between turns 3 & 4. First is the feature, followed by the Makeup-Point Qualifying Heat Race for Newbies and Returning Vets.

45-Lap FEATURE EVENT FINISH

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1. Steve Perez (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
3. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
4. Travis Bartlett (Galletta’s Greenhouse #6)
5. Devon Tonkin (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
6. Greg Blanchard (Galletta’s Greenhouse #33c)
7. DNF Tyler Thompson (Galletta’s Greenhouse #2, #0)
8. DNF Chase Wegzyn (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1)
9. DNF Jake Sivers (Brian Galletta’s #28)
10. DNF Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #43)
11. DNF Keith Raymond (Galletta’s Greenhouse #0)
12. DNF Melissa Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #80)
13. DNS [Name Needed] (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9)

Notes:
– DNS = Did Not Start
– DNF = Did Not Finish
– Feature was set to run 45 laps. With so many cautions (10), we dropped to 40 laps, but with 13 total drivers and 50 laps total, the race is scored from a 50 lap midsummer special race.

Galletta’s Greenhouse Speedway 2020 Point Standings

All races from 6/14/2020 – 7/19/2020: