MONDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2012: Sunday saw, for the second week in a row, a monsoon-like downpour turn turn 2 into a small lake–but this time DURING the race–and again was postponed for Monday. The first feature saw Randy Platt break in the lead which set up Chris and Matt Stevens battling for the win (with Chris getting him by a wheel). The 2nd feature saw Randy Platt extract sweet revenge on all with a win, but not before his “hip bar” broke (the left side of our seats, which is essentially what you ride in a 1-WD Galletta-kart) which led to an exciting close race! READ BELOW…

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Posted on Summer 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

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Race Results

Posted in 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

8/12/2012: RETCON / ROOKIE RACE (8-Laps/5-Karts):


START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187) – Credited with 14th Place in 50 60-Lap Race on 6/23/2012
  2. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02B) [R] * – Banked for future missed race
  3. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR] – Credited for 18th on 6/10/2012’s 45-Lap Race
  4. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) [NR] – Credited for 19th on 6/10/2012’s 45-Lap Race
  5. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R] – Credited with 11th Place in two 30-Lap Races from 8/8/2012

[R] = Seasoned Rookie (1st Year Driver)
[NR] = Newbie Rookie (1st Race Driver)

8/12/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #1 10-LAP JUMBO HEAT (11-Karts):


START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  3. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  4. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R
  5. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  6. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  8. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [2 Wins]
  9. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
  10. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
  11. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) [NR]

The race was originally scheduled to be a 30-Lap feature, but with a potential rainshower on the horizon, we had to be open to a potential rain-out.

Randy Platt worked his way through the filed into the lead; having to chase down a very fast Billy Ruggio early.

FINISH:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [6 Wins]
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [2 Wins]
  4. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  5. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  7. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
  8. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  9. Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  10. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) [NR]
  11. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]

But after lap 10 was completed, the rain came. Hard. Rapid Randy Platt, with Matt and Chris on his tail before the yellow flew, were directed into the pits by starter Wesley James TrOgre Stevens to wait and see if it’d let up. But it didn’t. The race was then postponed for the next day, Monday the 13th.

8/13/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #1 (12-Karts):


Except when Monday came – this time with Joe Sereno but without Bill Ruggio and Adam Lytle (who both could not make it) – everybody in attendence unanimously voted to turn the10-lap race into a finalized heat and then start an all-new race (with Bill and Adam already qualified into the event and scored in it, but unable to start).

START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  2. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  3. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  4. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  5. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  6. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [2 Wins][NR]
  7. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [2 Wins][NR]
  8. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [6 Wins]
  9. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  10. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02) [R]
  11. DNS – Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02B) [R]
  12. DNS – Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02G) [R]

    KEY:
    DNS = Qualified in Heat, But Did Not Start

All year the racing has been excellent, and this again was no exception. But AGAIN… Randy Platt dispatched a few 1st-year drivers to take a convincing lead. And again Chris and Matt Stevens followed him shortly thereafter. But while in the lead, the #187’s brake broke, and needed repairs to continue. Platt then hopped into the Galletta’s #2 (and even took a ride into Rungnapha “Aou”‘s garden – see victory pic). This put the club’s founding brothers (and the two most experienced karters in Oswego County racing for twenty years now) in the lead for another of their famous battles. Matt pulled alongsside his brother several times, and a few laps came close to being ties!

But Chris held him off. Not by much, as we see an excellent closeup of the finish – the #4 getting the #3 by a kart nose.

FINISH:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3)
  3. Brian Galletta (Platt-num #287)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #80)
  5. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  6. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187, Galletta’s #2)
  7. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  8. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  9. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
  10. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) [NR]
  11. DNS – Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02B) [R]
  12. DNS – Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02G) [R] 

KEY:
[R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver
[NR] = Rookie/1st Race Driver
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified in on 8/12)

8/13/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #2 (12-Karts):


Man, we’ve been having a LOT of Twin-30s this season. Everybody loves them, especially since it seems that we get a far more varied winners list, and longer races tend to favor the little tricky master-of-the-low-groove-passer Matt. Let’s see if that trend continues, no?

START:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  2. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
  3. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  4. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #80)
  5. Brian Galletta (Platt-num #287)
  6. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  7. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/S’F’N’ #80)
  8. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74)
  9. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
  10. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) [NR]
  11. DNS – Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02B) [R]
  12. DNS – Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02G) [R] 

KEY:
[R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver
[NR] = Rookie/1st Race Driver
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified in on 8/12’s heat/rained-out feature)

Randinator Bobandnator Randy Platt again charged his Platt-Num #187 into the front, looking for that elusive 2012 Feature win. However, again he started having problems, as the hip bar broke (in a Galletta’s Kart, the left hip rests on a padded bar that allows you to control the feel if the kart. When it breaks, you are holding on for dear life… and it is quite a hard workout to hold onto a kart going 50mph for 30 laps. This allowed Eric Woolworth to stay within shouting distance and give Randy a run for the money. Not that we have money. Just a saying.

Here is a great battle late in the race between Chris Stevens (outside in his Chrusher.com #74), Joe Sereno (middle in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #5), and Matt Stevens (in his wife’s #80) on the inside. Chris lost this encounter, as Matt and Joe pinched him into the brush at the end of the back stretch, where he hit something hard enough to bend his sprocket. He then hopped back into the Galletta’s #4 for the rest of the race.

Randy took it by over a kart length despite his hip bar problems, but behind him the battles were competitive and fun to watch (and race in). Close finish for 4th here. In fact, too close to call, even after viewing slow motion replays and freeze-frames on the tape. To some, it looked like Brian got Matt, but Matt insisted he thought he got him. It’s just too close to call. We awarded it a tie between Brian Galletta and Matt Stevens. I believe Matt has more ties than every other competitor in our history combined, as he always goes for that last-lap slingshot almost every finish.

FINISH:
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

1st. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
2nd. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
3rd. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
4th.-TIE w/Brian Galletta (Platt-num #287
4th.-TIE w/ Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/S’F’N’ #80)
6th. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse/Chrusher.com #74, #4)
7th. David Spanfelner (D.S. Humphreys #54) [R]
8th. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N’ Fur #80)
9th. Jason King (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [NR]
10th. Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, 6) [NR]
11th. DNS – Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02B) [R]
 
12th. DNS – Bill Ruggio (Ruggio #02G) [R]

..and finally, last place… YOU! The people who read this, didn’t race with us but can race with us, and don’t. Loser! Haha!

KEY:
[R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver
[NR] = Rookie/1st Race Driver
DNS = Did Not Start (but qualified in on 8/12’s heat/rained-out feature)

2012 Point Standings after 8/8/2012’s Event

For the Galletta’s Karting Club’s World Championship of 1WD Gas Flatheads held on Galletta’s Greenhouse Backyard Karting Speedway for the 2012 season to date, scored in this manner. Our complete All-Time Points Standings from 2000-to-‘the-last-completed-season’ are found on this webpage, our division’s complete 2006-08 standings on Oswego Speedway’s lil’ Kartway on this page, and our 2000-to-‘the-last-completed-season’ wins are on this page.At season’s end, the current totals will be added into the below:

Pos. (Last Week)

Name (Go-Karts Piloted)
[Most drivers have clickable Driver Profiles]

Total Points (Place)

Average Points Per Feature

2012
Events

2012
Features

2012
Heat Wins/
Entered

2012 Feature Wins

Career Feature Wins (2000-up)

Years Pro at GKC

1st.

Matt Stevens ProfileMaster Matt Stevens (t)
(Galletta’s #3,33, 0, 1, 02, 74, 80)

1,722.0

114.80

10

15

2/5

6

110

17th

2nd.

Chris StevensChris “Chrusher” Stevens
(Galletta’s #8, 4, 74)

1,638.0

109.20

10

15

1/5

3

61

17th

3rd.
(5th.)

Brian Galletta - one of the original GKC members!Brian Galletta
(Platt-num #287) (t)

1,277.0

85.13

10

15

0/5

1

2

7th

4th.

Melissa Gabel Stevens profileMelissa Stevens
(Scissors ‘n Fur #19, 80)

1,269.5

84.63

10

15

1/4

1

6

6th

5th.
(6th.)

David Spanfelner - Galletta's #9 -6/17/2012David Spanfelner
(D. S. Humphrey’s #54, 81, Galletta’s #9, 7, 6) (^)

1,239.5

82.63

9

15

1/5

0

0

1st

6th.
(7th.)

Etic Woolworth - Galletta's Greenhouse #2 - 6/17/2012Eric Woolworth
(Galletta’s #1, 2) (^)

1,198.5

79.90

9

15

1/5

0

0

1st

7th.
(3rd.)

Timmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9)Tim Galletta
(T-Galletta #54) (^) (t)

1,161.0

89.31

8

13

1/4

1

7

4th

8th.

Joe Sereno in the Galletta's #5 (2011)Joe Sereno
(Galletta’s #5, 6) (^)

1,114.0

85.69

7

13

1/3

1

2

2nd

9th.

Adam Lytle #33c - 6/10/2012Adam Lytle
(Lytle #33c, Ruggio #02b) (t) (^)

1,022.5

68.17

9

14

0/6

0

0

1st

10th.

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 8/12/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6, 0) (^^)

907.5

60.50

7

15

0/6

0

0

1st

11th.
(12th.)

Randy "Bobandi" Platt in Platt-num #28 (2011)Randy “Bobandi” Platt
(Plattnum #187, Galletta’s #2) (^^)

556.5

79.50

3

7

1/2

1

6

5th

12th.
(11th.)

Justin Galletta in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 (2011)Justin Galletta
(Galletta’s #7)

523.0

104.60

3

5

0/1

1

2

2nd

13th.

Doug Bradford - Galletta's #0 - 6/10/2012Doug Bradford
(Galletta’s #0, #1)

257.0

85.67

3

3

1/2

0

0
®

14th.

Kevin Galletta (Galletta's #0)Kevin Galletta
(Galletta’s #7)

246.0

61.50

2

4

0/0

0

0

2nd

15th.

Eric Sereno - Galletta's Greenhouse #6 - 6/17/2012Eric Sereno
(Galletta’s 6)

176.0

88.00

1

2

1/1

0

0

®

16th.

Fred Collins (Galletta's #9)Fred Collins
(Galletta’s #9) (^)

159.0

79.50

1

2

0/1

0

2

6th

17th.
(—.)

Matthew McGinley (Galletta's #7, 6) 8/12/2012Matthew McGinley (Galletta’s #7, 6) (^)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

18th.
(—.)

Jason King (Galletta's #9) 8/12/2012Jason King (Galletta’s #9) (^)

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

19th.
(17th.)

Alex Santana - Galletta's #2 - 8/8/2012Alex Santana
(Galletta’s #2, 0)

95.0

47.50

1

2

0/0

0

0

®

20th.
(18th.)

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

21st.
(19th.)

Trevor Jock - Galletta's #9 -6/10/2012Trevor Jock
(Galletta’s #9)

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

Key:
^ = Used Make-Up Retcon Races (Heat/Consi/Semi/B-Main race scored as if raced in the back of a previously missed event’s feature or twin features.)
T = Used Time-Outs (3 per driver per season; 5-10 minute break/repair blocks; can be rolled-over to Klassic. Newbie Rookies get one until the become regulars.)
L = Raced Light in handicap kart; Point penalty & warning only, no harsh DQs.
® = Rookie (Inexperienced beginner with less than 1 full season at Galletta’s. NR = Newbie rookie, a 1st-time beginner/novice.)

Notes:
Scoring: Point scoring scale is found on our scoring page in addition to our rules page, heats are bonus points, and more bonus points are awarded for each lap run in 1st place (1 point per lap) and 2nd & 3rd place (0.5 points per lap) for regular-season feature races and Klassic 200 (not for heats and Fall Bonus Races).
Starts: Regular season race starts are handicapped via inverting (a) feature wins and (b) points-per-race. 2nd of a Twin-30 start is inverted from the 1st finish, minus winners are still inverted . Klassic is started via time-trials.

VISIT THE 2000-2011 GALLETTA’S WINS & POINTS STANDINGS, TALLIED AFTER EACH COMPLETED SEASON

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