DRIVER PROFILE FOR KELLY MILLER (2005-up)


Kelly Miller posing with the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7 (and #9) before the start of the 18th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200-Lap Championship on 10/6/2013; A race he won, becoming only the 5th driver — joining Matt Stevens (10-time), Chris Stevens (5-time), Wes Stevens (1-Time), and Kyle Reuter (1-time) — in the then-18 year history of the event to take the checkered flag in the longest-running and still the only marathon karting race in Oswego, NY! Try harder all you can, Kiddie Kartway Kiddos, but your fancy Nancy-Boi Dandy-Man karts can’t last 200 laps on our track, nor can your unconditioned bodies and kiddie-track driver skills make it to 200 in 1st! If you thought you could… you’d at least try wouldn’t you? HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Name:
Kelly Miller

Bio: 
Multi-time Oswego Speedway Super Stock Car champion & veteran Supermodified driver Kelly Miller has been racing at the Galletta’s Karting Club on and off between 2005 – 2014. He has won a few features, but by far his career highlight in Karting was becoming winner of the 200-Lap Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic of 2013, leading most of it, changing a tire, and coming back to pass club founders and multi-time champions Matt and Chris Stevens to take the win, a feat very few drivers have ever done. His son and nephew are aspiring young drivers as well!

All-Time Points & Wins:
Find Kelly Miller’s placement on the All-time career points and wins tallied at Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway since 2005.
[Kelly did not join us when the division raced at Oswego Kartway.]

Karts:
Drove the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0, 7, 4, 5, 6 and 9 karts (Formerly the Kyle & Kelly-Mobile # Super-9). Despite the fact that Kelly has found a very successful niche with the Galletta’s #7 (winning a handful of features including a Klassic 200 in it), but plans on building his own machine.

Races Tagged in: Kelly Miller, Kelly Miller Win

Jul 06, 2018
Sep 04, 2016
Aug 22, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
Aug 23, 2014
Oct 12, 2013
Jul 26, 2010 7/26/2010 – Kelly Miller wins 12-Kart/45-Lapper passing Matt Stevens for his 1st Galletta’s Victory! (+YouTube)

Career Highlights at Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway


2019


2019/9/29 – 24th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting 200-Lap Klassic [+YouTube]

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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 – The 24th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 200 Lap 1-WD Championship of the Galaxy! Watch past Klassic Champions Chris Stevens, Matt Stevens and Kelly Miller battle it out for 200-laps with hard-charger newcomers Steve Sixberry, Nic Olivares, Zach Blanchard and several more! And we have it all here: Time Trials & The 24th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 200!

10/20/2019 – Fall Twin-25 Makeup Features for Fall Bonus Points

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 – Kelly Miller was unable to race all summer, but brought a few friends up to race a rare makeshift post-Klassic Fall event. These post-Klassic races count as bonus/makeup points races for those who missed out on some of the Summer events. Due to Chris and Aou being at work, there was nobody available to volunteer to video-record the event, so there is no race video nor victory pictures. Travis Bartlett (in the Galletta’s #5) and Kelly Miller (in the Galletta’s #9) took the makeup feature wins, the 2nd of which utilized Supermodified tires blocking the torn-up main groove in the 1st turn, an idea we may utilize in the future. This makeup race was tacked on the final points tally, which Chris Stevens barely held off his brother Matt despite scoring four less wins simply by earning so many bonus points via spending so many laps in the top-3 all season.

Sep 29, 2019 2019/9/29 – 24th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting 200-Lap Klassic [+YouTube]

2018


7/6/2018 – Friday Night Independence Day Race

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Friday, July 6th, 2018 – Hooray! We finally got enough people for a race! Kelly Miller recovered from an early wreck and capitalized to pass two karts to take the lead when he boxed in Chris Stevens on sputtering Eric Woolworth on a late race restart to take the win. Race video and points are done, so watch the unedited race video from two angles on this page here.

 

6/28/2018 – Exhibition Race for Doug Didero by Kelly Miller, Matt and Chris Stevens!

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Thursday, June 28th, 2018 – Kelly Miller, Matt and Chris Stevens invited for Oswego Speedway Hall of Famer Doug Didero up to watch an exhibition race (it would’ve been a regular race if ANYBODY else would have showed… we only had 3 people tho!), who loved the show of close racing and was impressed with the speeds that we’re able to pull out of the little motors and wished more people would’ve came up to see a bigger race (we wholeheartedly agree… we haven’t had enough racers in the past handful of years).

Unfortunately, no cameras due to two pregnant camera women; one prepping her bags for a c-section the next day, and the other… well, she just declined for “personal reasons.”… AKA being selfish, not doing ANYTHING for the club since around 2015 while demanding points for 1 lap despite never racing, and absolutely loving to “stick it” to her brother-in-law and his wife for reasons ONLY known to her.)

6/24/2018 – Rain-Postponed Makeup Race

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Sunday, June 24th, 2018 – In a strange string of bad luck for our race scheduling (which we have had an unbelievably large share of for around a year now), rain drenched the track most of the day and deterred several committed drivers from coming (while on the flip side, many weeks we have had great weekends and nobody make it up to race). But when the rain let up, Matt Stevens went to work and got the track suitable enough to run. Kelly Miller brought some racers up and we had a makeup points race (Matt will be scored for non-seasonal bonus points). We went live (stationary camera) AND tape delay (regular angle). We usually don’t take victory photos at makeup races, but we should start so we can have a decent picture for the website. Both videos and full race info are found here.

Jul 06, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 24, 2018
Jun 10, 2018

2017


22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Klassic 200 [+YouTube Video]

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Kelly Miller time trialed the pole-sitter at the 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Kart Klassic 200, doing so in a kart that many renters pass on as slow or junky. Good drivers can drive anything. Bad ones have excuses.October 13th, 2017 – Kelly didn’t race most of 2017 due to helping his son Steven Perez race Super Stocks in tracks around New York. However, he did make it twice with Steven and did time trial the pole in the 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Klassic 200 [+YouTube Video], leading most of the show early until the drive wheel broke down. If he had decided to stay and either use a repair timeout or hop into another kart, he may have been able to challenge for the win as well, but around the same time, his son destroyed the Galletta’s #7 in a spectacular wreck that also took him out of contention as well and they both left before the race’s conclusion.

Oct 13, 2017 2017/10/13 – 22nd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Karting Klassic 200 [+YouTube Video]
Jul 03, 2017 7/3/2017 – Independence Day Makeup Points Race! [+YouTube Video]

2016


9/24/2016 – The 21st Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club 200-Lap Klassic World Championship – Sponsored by Good Guys Barbershop!

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Saturday, September 24th, 2016 – The 21st Annual end-of-Summer/Start-of-Fall Karting Championship behind Galletta’s Greenhouses in Oswego always decides the two champions of the year – the overall track champion and the 200-Lap Marathon Klassic Champion, and by default the best overall karter in Oswego, NY (pay track karters are always invited and fail to show, and by not showing tells us they can only handle carefully manicured tracks with their own tediously tinkered-with prefabricated karts, and not raw racing ability in extremely close karts that you just hop into and roll). This season was the closest points race in history between points leaders Chris Stevens, Kelly Miller, and Matt Stevens. In fact, Kelly was the 1st driver in 21 years to challenge Matt and Chris for a track championship AND Klassic 200, and all three were leapfrogging each other in the races and points all season long! Whomever stayed in the top-3 for the most laps was likely going to sweep BOTH titles, or at the very least one of them. And one or two of the three may have been left out of both. Klassic is a HUGE points earner at Galletta’s, so nothing is settled until AFTER the dust settles after the 200. But something shocking happened after the time trials while the track was watered and the race was almost ready to start. Kelly left shortly before the race began, forfeiting his extremely good opportunity to do what had never been done in our 21 year history of our track points title! He was unhappy with his time trial, but the reason he left is that his wife was cold and they needed to go. Unfortunate, but these things happen. Read on!

9/4/2016 – Adam Lytle and Kelly Miller are Oswego’s Labor Day Karting Champs via Twin-30s!

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Sunday, September 4th, 2016, Week 13 – As a handful of the drivers enjoyed the Oswego Speedway Classic weekend, we capped off our traditional post-Oswego Classic Sunday with a race — this year the ever popular Twin-30s. Adam Lytle emerged from his mostly rough season as winner of the 1st 30 lap feature, and in the 2nd it appeared as if Keith Raymond was going to pick up a win until the chain system broke, leaving the points leaders of Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens again getting top-3 in the 2nd, with Kelly taking his 4th feature of the season.
More info: Higher resolution Victory picture | YouTube Video | Race page with video, pictures and points.

8/22/2016 – Kelly Miller Wins a Highly Competitive Monday Night Raw 50-Lapper!

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016, Week 11 –

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Higher Res Victory Pic.

The track was vastly improved this week, but unfortunately, last week’s abuse (rocky track and broken karts) in addition to a Monday rain date led to a somewhat smaller field than usual (and two regular vets could not make it). However, that did not affect the racing action. The closest top-3 points race in Galletta’s Karting Club history continues as Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens and Chris Stevens were again 1-2-3 in the opposite order of the points going into the week and put on a clinic of incredible racing for the lead. This time, Kelly joins Chris and Matt with three wins this season and may have taken the lead of the points (come back soon for updates). Includes bonus YouTube footage of Oswego Speedway Supermodifieds from Saturday, August 20th, 2016! More info: Higher resolution Victory picture | YouTube Video | Race page w/YouTube video.

6/17/2016 – Week 2 of Galletta’s Season – 21st Annual Father’s Day Race: 17-Karts, 35-Laps! +YouTube video!

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Friday, June 17th, 2016 – Due to Father’s Day and per the request from a few of our drivers, we switched our 21st Annual Father’s Day race from Sunday the 19th to Friday the 17th. And it was a rousing success driver-wise… we had SEVENTEEN drivers on track for the start of the race. That’s one of our biggest races in history. Mind you, this is ONE class, on the track at the SAME TIME. And for the 2nd week in a row, Kelly Miller picked up the win in the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #7, while Chris Stevens scored 2nd (this time in the Galletta’s/Chrusher.com/OswegoSushi.com #8). A 2nd feature was scheduled, however, a long night of delays, frustrated drivers and busted karts basically cancelled that one. More info & YouTube video here.

6/12/2016 – Our 21st Season Opener begins with 15 karts, 3 heats and a 45-Lapper! And Kelly Miller wins it in his return!

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 photo galletta-karts-2016-06-12-0.jpgSunday, June 12th, 2016. A new crop of rookies along with a handful of regular veteran drivers were eagerly awaiting the season opener, and when it went down, 15 karts were on the track at the start of the feature! And it was the returning Kelly Miller – who retired from Galletta’s club at the end of the 2014 season, in fact after his last win – made his triumphant return by winning the 2015 opener! The video and points are here!

Sep 24, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
Aug 07, 2016
Jul 31, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 10, 2016
Jul 02, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 12, 2016

2015


Sadly, Kelly took all of 2015 off in protest to us not having enough drivers to race in a handful of weekends in 2014.

2014


8/23/2014 – Not Enough Drivers = No Points / For Fun Race Night Twin 30s won by Kelly Miller & Adam Lytle

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 SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2014, OSWEGO, NY –  Due to a lack of camera operators and with only five drivers able to make it on track at the drop of the first green flag, a non-summer points twin-30 night was held. Kelly Miller (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) passed early leader Keith Raymond early on and won the 1st feature race, holding off Matt Stevens at the stripe, and Adam Lytle (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) won the 2nd feature, leading it from the pole position due to an inverted finish of the 1st. UPDATE: Due to locating the 2nd camera that showed the 2nd half of the 2nd feature, the race is now retroactively counted for summer points, but no laps-led points (not enough drivers). Oddly enough, as the club discussed how difficult it is to schedule and do a race for only a handful of people (usually 7 or more and at least one flagger and camera person is okay, 6 or less and no flagger or camera person is a waste of resources, money and time, not to mention nowhere near as much fun), Kelly – who does know how hard it is to put on a whole race (track, 20+ karts, cameras, points, arranging around people’s schedules) – gave a passionate speech and that we should race no matter what, race earlier no matter if we don’t have enough people, and we should never to wait for a few people, and do it for fun (no points or videos), and the people will eventually come. The following week, we only had ONE person who was coming (Kelly), and were forced to postpone the race a couple of days (and got 7 people a couple of days later). Kelly shockingly quit the club because of the postpone, just a week after saying he’ll race for no points and just for fun, no matter what. Here for more.

Aug 23, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 07, 2014
Nov 03, 2013
Oct 12, 2013

2013


10/13/2013 – The 18th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 won by Kelly Miller in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7!!!

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The Starting Lineup of the 18th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club & Speedway 200-Lap Karting Klassic Championship of Oswego, NY – Saturday, October 12th, 2013. The biggest, longest, longest-running and most difficult karting race to win in Oswego, NY. Bar none.

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 12th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  OUTTA’ NOWHERE! The 5th member of the Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic Championship fraternity is crowned! The longest-running Oswego Karting championship ran it’s 18th annual marathon event, which decides both the point standings (best overall karter in the area), and also the best Iron-Man karter in the area. Eleven drivers entered but only three led all night (11 drivers?! That leaves several karts on site – including the timed fastest kart of the fleet – Galletta’s #5 – unused?! For shame!!! And this is supposed to be a racing town?!) The three you see, Kelly Miller, Matt Stevens, and Chris Stevens had a duel of the ages, as they essentially battled back and forth for the lead for all 200 laps, with occasional challenges by Brian Galletta and Eric Woolworth. All three had the lead and lost it in breathtaking manners (Kelly led early and a slow leaking tired forced him to pit after getting passed, Matt hounded Chris and Kelly, took the lead, then slipped up and Chris got him back, and Chris led several laps late, got pinned and passed by both Kelly and Matt behind lapped traffic, and suffered a  a bent sprocket that took him out of the top 2)! But the one who had it last – Kelly Miller, gets the win. He becomes only the 5th driver – Matt Stevens (won 10), Chris Stevens (won 5), Wes Stevens (won 1), Kyle Reuter (won 1) – in the Klassic’s 18 year history to win the big one , all while only picking up his 2nd career win at Galletta’s. Although many know him from both racing Stocks and Supermodifieds on the big track downtown, Kelly showed he knows how to drive more than just the big machines! And in a kart THAT SAT UNUSED waiting for a driver ABOUT 97% OF THE YEAR. Congrats to Kelly, congrats and thank you to all who showed, and to all who could’ve came out and didn’t? On your knees, dogs. READ MORE HERE!

Nov 03, 2013
Oct 12, 2013

2012


Kelly did not make any races in 2012.

2011


Our 16th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 –Saturday, October 8th, 2011:

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Kelly Miller before the 16th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200 Lap Championship, driving the Galletta’s Greenhouse #9.

200-LAP OSWEGO KARTING - SATURDAY,OCTOBER 8th, 2011: A grueling 200 laps. But yours truly - webmaster Chris Stevens - broke a 10-year dry-spell and won his first Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic since 2001! It was not easy, as he time trialed 5th, and had to come from the back of the field twice when he blew a tire in 2nd early, then clobbered a tree in 2nd late. But everything fell his way when the leader of almost the entire race, Matt Stevens, decided to refuel, putting Chris in the lead with barely enough fumes to get him the win. Several competitors didn't finish the marathon event, and the closeness of competition made this the HARDEST Klassic to date, with tough competition form first to last, including 2010 defending Klassic Champ Kyle Reuter (who lost a tire in 2nd himself). Now I need some sleep, son, so be back LATAH'! Complete race videos on DVD only $5 each disc and will be ready shortly.

200-LAP OSWEGO KARTING – SATURDAY,OCTOBER 8th, 2011: A grueling 200 laps. But yours truly – webmaster Chris Stevens – broke a 10-year dry-spell and won his first Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic since 2001!

16th Annual Galletta's Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 Start

16th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 Start.

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 8th, 2011: A grueling 200 laps. But yours truly – webmaster Chris Stevens – broke a 10-year dry-spell bywinning his first Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic since 2001 (while running almost on fumes)! It was not easy, as he time trialed 5th, and had to come from the back of the field twice when he blew a tire in 2nd early, then clobbered a tree in 2nd late. But everything fell his way when the leader of the first 157 laps of the race, 
Matt Stevens, decided to refuel putting Chris in the lead with barely sputtering off enough fumes to get him the win with Matt all over him. Several competitors didn’t finish the marathon event, and the closeness of competition made this the HARDEST Klassic to date, with tough competition form first to last, including 2010 defending Klassic Champ Kyle Reuter (who lost a front wheel while in 2nd himself, crashed into the buckwheat in turn 2 and retired). For most of the first 100 laps, Kyle pressured Matt to set a fast pace, which in the end was the deciding factor that forced Matt to refuel with 43 laps to go, which put Chris – who made it back to 2nd for a third time in the race – in the lead. Chris actually benefited from blowing a tire early and conserving gas in the rear during the 2nd 4th of the race, which led to him having enough gas to take the checker, the first time the Galletta’s #8 kart won a Klassic – Chris’ previous Klassic wins came in the Galletta’s #2 (1999) and Galletta’s #5 (2000 & 2001). Chris has had several close calls in those last ten years (many 2nd and 3rd places, and a few bad luck breaks while up front in position to win). Outstanding show from start to finish with some close racing and a few exciting accidents to keep you viewers satisfied. Complete race videos on DVD only $5 each disc (or $10 per 3-disc set) and will be ready shortly. Meanwhile, here is a recap of the 2011 season thus far.

Dec 31, 2011
Oct 08, 2011

2010


Kelly Miller wins in the Galletta's Greenhouse #7 Kart on 7/26/2010!

2010 Season, Event #8- Monday, July 26th, 2010 Driving the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7 kart, Kelly Miller, braving a rough high groove, passed Matt Stevens and held him off from a near-pass to win his 1st feature race at Galletta’s Monday. The usually fast high groove bumpy and made the low groove unusually the slightly quicker line to see Kelly become the 9th different winner of 9 features so far this season at Galletta’s in 2010, a strength that shows our club’s equalized karts! What makes this victory picture – featuring Kelly, his fiancee Vera, and his kart’s mechanic Matt Stevens in it – so oddly humorous, is…. what the heck was Mike “MC” Howell and a just-showed up-after-the-race-was-over Eric Connors were doing in the pic, I’ll never know. Randomly funny though!

Aug 01, 2010 8/1/2010 – 15-Kart/45-Lap Mr. Oswego Karting Race goes to Matt Stevens for his 1st win of ’10! (+YouTube)
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 18, 2010

2009


Kelly missed all of our 2008 season, but returned to action for select 2009 events.

Jul 27, 2009 7/27/2009 – Flippin’ Freddy Collins & Nick Dann win 15-kart Twin 30s to become 8th and 9th different winners in 10 features thus far in ’09! (+YouTube)
Jul 19, 2009
Jul 05, 2009

2007


Before Kelly’s 1st win in a Galletta’s kart, he had some amazingly bad luck happen to him continually. Kelly only raced periodically for a couple of years, although it was not without some hilarity.

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Here his kart’s engine billowing smoke on June 24th, 2007 had Kyle Reuter in stitches here.

Kelly flipping the Super-9 on 7/17/2007, a kart that just cannot stop flipping no matter who drives it. And Kelly told us people hilariously say he screamed like a girl here, but no, it was camerawoman Rung “Aou” Stevens. She’s sorry about that. Higher res version here.

Nov 28, 2007 2007 Season Recap: 12th Galletta’s Season & 2nd Oswego Speedway Dirt Season DVDs! [+ Complete YouTube Playlists]

2006


Kelly Miller before the 2006 Galletta's Backyard Karting Klassic 150 (and in his ISMA Supermodified)
2006/09/23 – Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens. Posing with the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #0.

Karts:
Drove the Galletta’s Greenhouse #0, 7, 4, and 9 karts (Formerly the Kyle & Kelly-Mobile # Super-9).

Years Racing Go-karts at Galletta’s:
2005-current.

Career highlights:
Kelly is seeking his first Galletta’s Go-Kart Club win, but is an experienced veteran driver at Oswego Speedway. He is a premier Street Super Stock driver with countless wins and hard-charging Supermodified driver. Kelly built the Super #9 for he and Kyle to drive, but so far – after several rebuilds – Ryan Coleman and Fred Collins have found the most success with the vehicle, as most drivers do not like it.

Kelly drives a few times every year, but tends to get too easily discouraged. He is a hard charger, and exhibits racing skills honed in years of racing Super Stocks and Supermodifieds, so it is not hard to say that the wins will come as long as he does not give up and gets more than a couple races per year in.
(Update: Kelly did finally get his 1st win in a Galletta’s Kart on 7/26/2010.)

2005


Exciting 2005 "Non-Winner's Race" at Galletta's Backyard Speedway 9/18/2005!

Kelly’s washing up during pass attempts in turn 2 raised the ire of one Barrelin’ Brian Bortel and the rest was history.

Kelly began his Galletta’s Karting career in the early days of the club with an occasional race here and there, but unfortunately had little success early on. A multi-champion Super Stock driver and Supermodified veteran, it still took a while to get the hang of our weird, 1-WD machines. In fact, what was most odd about one of his earliest races is one where he actually got assaulted on the track, something never seen before (or after) in track history!

It was during a non-winner’s pre-Klassic race on September 18th, 2005! Coming back up through the field, Oswego Speedway Supermodified driver Kelly Miller (in the Galletta’s #0) washed up into Brian Bortel in turn two, and the karts got hooked together, causing a caution. Bortel was infuriated with Kelly, and while still connected with the #0, started raining blows upon Miller. Upon elbowing himself free, he bounced like a pinball off of the #4 of Wes The Ogre Stevens and chased down the unsuspecting Kelly during caution, plowing into him two times, with a third hit launching his #15 up and over the #0’s rear which caused not only race-ending damage to his own kart, but causing a large abrasion on Kelly’s back.

A second angle shows a good shot of the battle before the accident, but not the assault that was the aftermath. While the episode was, in hindsight, fairly comedic to witness on tape, this activity is banned on this track, and if he or anybody else assaults another diver again, they will be indefinitely (and possibly permanently) suspended from Galletta’s Speedway.

Later on, Kelly bought a kart frame off of Brian and they got along, seemingly laughing off the odd, nonsensical, overreacting incident. (That kart later — after many rebuilds — became the Randy ‘Bobandi’ Platt’s Murder #187).

Nov 28, 2005 2005 Season & 10th Annual Klassic 130 – RECAP! [+YouTube Season Playlist]
Sep 18, 2005
Sep 11, 2005