8/6/2012: “Brotherly Love” – Raindate Make-up Twin-30s

Posted on August 11th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

“You guys are AWESOMEST. Screw NASCAR.”
– Bob Galletta

8/6/2012 Oswego Dirt Karting Club (The original and STILL the largest, most talented from top to bottom. Period.MONDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2012: Sunday saw a monsoon-like downpour turn turn 2 into a small lake, so the race was postponed for Monday. Another good show was in store, but that crafty lil’ Matt Stevens pulled out another win by trapping his fellow competitors behind early-leader Dave Spanfelner and not looking back. The 2nd feature saw Chris Stevens and Joe Sereno battle back and forth, but Joe was able to execute the pass on Adam Lytle for the lead around the half-way point. Then, he broke. Again. Chris Stevens took the rest of the laps for his first feature win since the 2011 Klassic 200-Lapper. And when the victory photos were being taken… a long-lost karter decided to call… and announce his return for the next race! READ BELOW…

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on Summer 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

[VIDEO FORTHCOMING: COME BACK SOON]YouTube video to this race is currently being produced and is forthcoming. All picture captures & video clips are directly taken from our weekly DVDs, which are almost always available to buy the day after the race. It’s best to pre-order them so I can have them ready on race day for you.

Above is this race’s menu. For a DVD copy of this race, please e-mail or call Chris Stevens and ask for this week’s race. Each disc is chock full of between 1 to 3 hours of racing in the highest-possible DVD resolution with Dolby Stereo 2.0 with Pro-Logic Surround Sound, predominantly from multiple angles and are only $5 each (discounts available for multiple copies or regular kart Galletta-Kart renters). We accept PayPal or cash, and can either ship or arrange for pickup.

Race Results

Posted in 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

8/6/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #1 (10-Karts):


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

  1. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  3. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) [R]
  4. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  5. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  7. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  8. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  9. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [5 Wins]
  10. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
    -OPEN KARTS:
  11. Open kart (Galletta’s #0)
  12. Open kart (Galletta’s #2)
  13. Open kart (Galletta’s #4 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  14. Open kart (Galletta’s #6)
  15. Open kart (Galletta’s #9)
  16. Open kart (Ruggio #02b)
  17. Open kart (Galletta’s #33 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  18. Open kart (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74)
  19. Open kart (SNF #80 – reserved for Melissa’s backup)
  20. Open kart (Platt-num #187 – reserved for Bobandi)

[R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver

Oh that tricky Matt! We were all bunched up in a tight race behind the DS Humphrey’s #81, but that tricky lil’ Matty Joe snuck his Galletta’s #3 underneath us all to take it. Again. Damn.

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

  1. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #3) [6 Wins]
  2. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8)
  3. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  4. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) [R]
  5. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  6. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  7. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  8. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  9. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  10. Adam Lytle (Lytle #33c) [R]Retcon Scoring Credit:
  11. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) – Credited with 11th Place in Two 30-Lap Races via 8/12/2012Retcon.[R] = Rookie/1st Year Driver

8/6/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #2 (10-Karts):


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

  1. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  3. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  4. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) [R]
  5. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  6. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4)
  7. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  8. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  9. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  10. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
    -OPEN KARTS:
  11. Open kart (Galletta’s #0)
  12. Open kart (Galletta’s #2)
  13. Open kart (Galletta’s #3 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  14. Open kart (Galletta’s #6)
  15. Open kart (Galletta’s #8 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  16. Open kart (Galletta’s #9)
  17. Open kart (Ruggio #02b)
  18. Open kart (Galletta’s #33 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  19. Open kart (SNF #80 – reserved for Melissa’s backup)
  20. Open kart (Platt-num #187 – reserved for Bobandi)

    {R} = Experienced Rookie

Joe Sereno did it again. He worked his way to the front in the fast Galletta’s #5. Then… he broke… while leading… again! Very frustrating for Joe, but Chris took the rest of the race in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #4.

Tim Galletta's 6'4" leg gets the win!

Tim used his long limbs to make sure that he got 3rd (by a foot) ahead of his cousin, sneaky lil’ Matthew Stevens, who has stolen many a position in that low groove at the finish line. Matt was in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74 for this race. Like Chris found out in prior weeks, it now has outstanding handling and goes wherever you want it to, but the motor lacks some top end. Lucky Timmy is around 6’4″! Or Matt may have gotten him!

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

  1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 WIN!]
  2. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  3. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  4. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
  5. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  6. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  7. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  8. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  9. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) [R]
  10. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
    Retcon Scoring Credit:
  11. Billy Ruggio (Ruggio #02) – Credited with 11th Place in Two 30-Lap Races via 8/12/2012Retcon.



    [R] = Experienced Rookie/1st-Season Racer

8/7/2012: 10-LAP RETCON MAKEUP RACE (1-Kart):


Randy Platt called after the race and scheduled his return to racing from his seemingly annual hiatus (work and family related). He also got some hot-lap practice in on Tuesday with his good buddy Brian Galletta after track and kart work – and since Ran The Man is so far behind, we counted it as one of his make-up races…

 

FINISH:

Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

8/7/2012 Retcon Make-Up Race Credit:

The Randy Platt (Platt-num #187) – Credited for 14th in 6/17/2012 45-Lapper Makeup Points

[R] = Experienced Rookie/1st-Season Racer

And now, we race QUAD THIRTYS?! Yep, because Timmy’s moving down south for awhile, we ran a rare, special mid-week Twin-30 night just for Tim, making it FOUR features in THREE nights!

8/8/2012: “One More For Tim” – Mid-Week Twin-30s

Posted on August 11th, 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

8/8/2012 in Oswego Dirt Karting (THE Original, most talented, and largest division in the County)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2012:
 To make up for a couple rain-dates we’ve lost and the fact that one of our regular racers is moving south for a while and may miss most of if not the rest of the year, we held a special mid-week Twin 30s night. Joe Sereno FINALLY did not break while leading the race to win the first 30-lapper. The second one saw the returning Randy Platt dominate most of the race until Matt Stevens caught him in traffic late. Now… Matt usually is unbeatable once he takes the lead, but with two laps to go, his brother Chris caught him sleeping on a restart to take his own 2nd feature win in three nights, and keeping hope alive in terms of keeping Matt within distance in the points race! As for the race descriptions, READ BELOW:

DVD Highlight YouTube Video

Posted on Summer 2012 by ChrusherComix Studios

[VIDEO FORTHCOMING: COME BACK SOON]

YouTube video to this race is currently being produced and is forthcoming. All picture captures & video clips are directly taken from our weekly DVDs, which are almost always available to buy the day after the race. It’s best to pre-order them so I can have them ready on race day for you.

Above is this race’s menu. For a DVD copy of this race, please e-mail or call Chris Stevens and ask for this week’s race. Each disc is chock full of between 1 to 3 hours of racing in the highest-possible DVD resolution with Dolby Stereo 2.0 with Pro-Logic Surround Sound, predominantly from multiple angles and are only $5 each (discounts available for multiple copies or regular kart Galletta-Kart renters). We accept PayPal or cash, and can either ship or arrange for pickup

8/8/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #3 (12-KARTS):


START (Inverted by Wins and Points Per Race):
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  3. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [R]
  4. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  5. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  6. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  7. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  8. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  9. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  10. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 Win]
  11. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
  12. Alex Santana (Galletta’s #2) (NR)-OPEN KARTS:
  13. Open kart (Galletta’s #0)
  14. Open kart (Galletta’s #3 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  15. Open kart (Galletta’s #6)
  16. Open kart (Galletta’s #8 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  17. Open kart (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74)
  18. Open kart (Ruggio #02b)
  19. Open kart (Galletta’s #33 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  20. Open kart (SNF #80 – reserved for Melissa’s backup)

KEY:
(NR) = Newbie Rookie (1st Race)
[R] = Established Rookie (1st Season)

Joe barges into the lead with a sassy move in the Galletta’s #5!

Way to go, Joe! He FINALLY got into the lead and DIDN’T BREAK to pick up his 2nd career feature win, and his first of 2012!

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

  1. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) [1 WIN!]
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
  3. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #4) [1 Win]
  4. Randy Platt (Plattnum #187)
  5. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  6. David Spanfelner (DS Humphreys #81) [R]
  7. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  8. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  9. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  10. Alex Santana (Galletta’s #2, 0) (NR)
  11. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  12. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]

    Retcon Make-up Credits:
  13. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – Earned via 9/1/2012 Make-up race.KEY:
    (NR) = Newbie Rookie (1st Race)
    [R] = Established Rookie (1st Season)

8/8/2012: 30-LAP FEATURE #4 (12-KARTS):


START (Inverted by Wins and Points Per Race):
Pos. | Driver (Karts driven) | 2012 Wins

  1. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  2. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  3. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [R]
  4. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  5. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  6. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  7. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  8. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  9. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  10. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [1 Win]
  11. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
  12. Alex Santana (Galletta’s #2) (NR)-OPEN KARTS:
  13. Open kart (Galletta’s #2)
  14. Open kart (Galletta’s #6)
  15. Open kart (Galletta’s #4 – reserved for Chris’ backup)
  16. Open kart (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74)
  17. Open kart (Ruggio #02b)
  18. Open kart (Galletta’s #33 – reserved as Matt’s backup)
  19. Open kart (SNF #80 – reserved for Melissa’s backup)

KEY:
(NR) = Newbie Rookie (1st Race)
[R] = Established Rookie (1st Season)

Randy Bobandi Platt attempted to make the second or third year in a row where he comes back and wins a feature race after a self-imposed hiatus away from the sport. The Bobandinator dispatched a handful of competitors early and appeared to be on his way to a decisive victory.

Until Matt Stevens hunted him down and snuck underneath him in traffic. What… wait… no… c’mon now… no way… Matt is going to win…. AGAIN?!

Wait… WHAT!? Chris Stevens comes up through the field after an early-race spinout in his Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #8 and catches Matt sleeping on a late-race restart! He pulls aloing side his nearly-unbeatable lil’ brother and…

…executes an improbable pass with two laps to go! Chris pulled it off, the rare feat of passing Matt for a win. It does NOT happen very often, so take a good look. Chris gets a little revenge for Matt catching him sleeping in the season opener 6/17/2012 show.

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

  1. Chris Stevens (Galletta’s Greenhouse #8) [2 Wins!]
  2. Matt Stevens (Galletta’s/Chrusher.com #74) [6 Wins]
  3. Randy Platt (Platt-num #187)
  4. Joseph Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5)
  5. Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7)
  6. Melissa Stevens (Scissors N Fur #19) [1 Win]
  7. Tim Galletta (T-Galletta #54 [1 Win]
  8. Eric Woolworth (Galletta’s Greenhouse #1) [R]
  9. David Spanfelner (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) [R]
  10. Alex Santana (Galletta’s #0) (NR)
  11. Brian Galletta (Platt-itude #287) [1 Win]
  12. Adam Lytle (Ruggio #02) [R]
  13. Alex Santana (Galletta’s #0) (NR)


    Retcon Make-up Credits:
  14. Joe Sereno (Galletta’s Greenhouse #5) – Earned via 9/1/2012 Make-up race...and finally:Last place = YOU, the people who read this and don’t come race. Losers.
    Key:
    * = Used Time-out (Matt has used 1 of 3 per season allotted to every regular driver)

    {R} = Experienced Rookie

    DNS = Did Not Start (Mechanical problems… again… sheesh… can we get ONE lap in?)

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)

1,544.5

118.81

9

13

2/4

6

110

17th

2nd

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

1,458.0

112.15

9

13

1/4

2

60

17th

3rd
(4th.)

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

1,161.0

89.31

8

13

1/4

1

7

4th

4th.
(5th.)

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

1,133.5

87.19

9

13

1/4

1

6

6th

5th.
(3rd.)

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

1,121.0

86.23

9

13

0/4

1

2

6th

6th.

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

1,111.5

85.50

8

13

1/4

0

0

®

7th.

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

1,032.0

79.38

8

13

1/4

0

0

®

8th
(10th.)

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

966.5

90.71

6

11

1/3

1

2

2nd

9th.

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

922.5

70.96

8

13

0/5

0

0

®

10th.
(8th.)

Bill Ruggio - #02 - 6/10/2012Bill Ruggio
(Ruggio #02, Galletta’s #6, 0) (^)

727.5

80.83

6

9

0/5

0

0

®

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

12th.
(17th.)

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

285.0

71.25

2

4

0/1

0

5

5th

13th.
(12th.)

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.
(13th.)

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

176.0

88.00

1

2

1/1

0

0

®

16th.
(14th.)

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

159.0

79.50

1

2

0/1

0

2

6th

17th.
(15th.)

John Galvin
(Galletta’s #6)

74.0

74.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

18th.
(16th.)

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

72.0

72.00

1

1

0/2

0

0

®

19th.
(—)

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

95.0

47.50

1

2

0/0

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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