DRIVER PROFILE FOR OSCAR BERRY (2006-07)

Oscar Berry and his #11s at the 2007 Galletta's Kart Klassic
Oscar Berry with the Berry-Mobile #11 at the Galletta’s 2007 Klassic (9/23/2007).

Name:
Oscar Berry

Name:
The Flyin’ Oz

Karts:
The Berry #11 and Berry #M11. Has also driven assorted Galletta’s Team karts on occasion.

Years Racing Go-karts at Galletta’s:
2006-2007.

Notes:

  • Oscar is #1 at something in our club and track history! He has raced in more races and scored more points than any karter in Galletta’s Points History that could not get at least one feature win.

  • Retired from Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway – the track and race club that got him into kart racing – joined gas OHV classes and then — sadly — berated Galletta’s. For what, we don’t know, as we helped him in every way, including helping him a brand new motor with a lot of compression… to which he burned and wore out one week later… and blamed us.

  • Joined the Clone class at Oswego Kartway and never again raced at Galletta’s, despite everybody at Galletta’s liking him, helping him set up his motor to be equal or better than Matt’s, and enjoying him racing with us. Hell, Matt one time actually let Oscar drive his own #3 kart. In our decades long history, only a few people have ever driven it!

Oscar Berry at the 2006 Galletta's Klassic
2006/09/23 Pre-Klassic Picture – Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens.

Racing Facts:
Often starts handicapped on the pole and runs well, then runs into bad luck or mechanical failures that take him out of any quality finishes. Has more flips, spins and nonsensically odd wrecks than almost every driver in Galletta’s Karting History.


One of Oscar’s flips in ’06 (2006/09/16).

Career highlights:
Time-trialed well in 2006 Klassic. Always runs well in the high groove. Seeking first feature win. His daughter Missy was a semi-regular competitor before also retiring to only periodically race at Oswego.

Fun-Facts:
Oscar’s family always helped flag at Galletta’s, which we are entirely grateful for. His wife was always a nice woman who helped us greatly via flagging. However, we felt betrayed how Oscar stopped racing with us, verbally attacked us when we have always been nothing but nice and helpful to him, and retired to join Oswego’s OHV Gas Animal class in ’08, then fully joined Oswego’s Clone Class in ’09.

COMPLETE LIST OF OSCAR’S CLUB RACES

Aug 07, 2008 8/7/2008 – Final Mixed Motor Race & Oswego Kartway Fight Video (AKA Thursday Night Smackdown at Oswego Speedway’s Dirt Track!) – Hayden and Chris Stevens win! +YouTube!
Jun 19, 2008 6/19/2008 at Oswego Kartway – The Final Mixed-Motor Gas Stocker Event! +YouTube Videos (All Classes)
Jun 12, 2008 6/12/2008 – This Week in Oswego Karting 2008 DVDs Volume # 4 & 5: Melfi & Hayden Sweep for OHV Outlaws! +YouTube
Jun 05, 2008 6/5/2008 – Rain Postpones Oswego Kartway Features +YouTube
May 30, 2008 5/30/2008 – Matt Stevens Wins Mixed-Motor Oswego Kartway Money Show (+All Classes on DVD +YouTube)!
May 08, 2008 5/8/2008: Oswego Kartway DVD 2008 Volume 1 – Matt Stevens still All-Time Oswego Dirt’s winningest kart driver! +YouTube
Nov 28, 2007 2007 Season Recap: 12th Galletta’s Season & 2nd Oswego Speedway Dirt Season DVDs! [+ Complete YouTube Playlists]
Oct 06, 2007 10/6/2007 – Matt Stevens Begins ’07 Fall Frenzy Series where he left off Summer Series – WINNING! +YouTube
Sep 23, 2007 9/23/2007 – 12th Annual Kart Klassic 200-Lap Championship of Oswego County Karting won by Matt Stevens, Marred as father Wes injured! (+YouTube/11-Karts/200-Laps)
Sep 03, 2007 9/3/2007 – 16-Kart/45-Lap Labor Day Race, Reuter breaks leaving Matt Stevens taking of 12th of 24 Oswego’s 2 track’s Features! +YouTube
Aug 30, 2007 8/30/2007 – Chris Stevens wins 1st Annual Oswego Speedway Dirt Kartway Classic (50-Laps/16-Karts) & Galletta’s Chris, Wes & Matt Stevens SWEEP Podium! +YouTube
Aug 19, 2007 8/19/2007 – Kyle Reuter wins 15-kart/45-lapper in Galletta’s Greenhouse #5! (+YouTube)
Aug 12, 2007 8/12/2007 – 21-Driver field! Matt Stevens Victorious in Rain-Shortened 35-Lapper! (+YouTube)
Aug 02, 2007 8/2/2007 – At Oswego Speedway (Kartway) Matt Stevens nips Eric Raponi at the stripe! [+YouTube]
Jul 29, 2007 7/29/2007 – Matt Stevens profusely beaten after dominant 13-Kart/40-Lap win in Galletta’s #0 +YouTube
Jul 22, 2007 7/22/2007 – Matt Stevens Passes Chris Stevens & Kyle Reuter on Final Laps To Win 11-Kart 50-Lapper (+YouTube)
Jul 15, 2007 7/15/2007 – Hysterical Go-Kart Flips & 13-Kart/50-Lapper won by Matt Stevens (+YouTube)
Jul 08, 2007 7/8/2007 – 15-kart, Wreck-Filled Extravaganza won by Matt Stevens [+YouTube!]
Jul 01, 2007 7/1/2007 – 1st Female Winner at Galletta’s: Melissa Gabel steals it late! +YouTube
Jun 24, 2007 6/24/2007 – Kyle Reuter passes Matt Stevens for the 12-Kart/50-Lap Win! +YouTube
Jun 17, 2007 6/17/2007 – Matt Stevens Storms Through the 14-kart field for Feature Triumph! +YouTube
Jun 15, 2007 6/15/2007 – Oswego Speedway Mixed-Motor 10-Kart Win goes to Matt Stevens! +YouTube
Jun 10, 2007 6/10/2007 – Chris Stevens Impressive in 14-Kart/45-Lap Win! +YouTube!
Jun 03, 2007 6/3/2007 – Gary Miller Sr. wins 12th Annual Opener (15-karts, 45-laps) +YouTube
Dec 31, 2006 2006 Recap | 11th Point Season & Annual Klassic 150 [+YouTube Season Video Playlist]
Dec 31, 2006 2006 Season & 11th Annual Klassic 150 Recap & DVD Store [+Complete Season On YouTube!]
Nov 26, 2006 9/30 – 11/26/2006 | ’06 Post-Klassic Fall Bonus Points Series (9 Features – Kyle Reuter, Matt Stevens, Dick Dann and Josh Schute score wins!) +YouTube
Sep 23, 2006 9/23/2006 – 11th Annual Klassic Championship – 150-Laps/16 Karts | Wes “Ogre” Stevens wins! +YouTube
Sep 16, 2006 9/10 – 9/16/2006 – Matt Stevens in the BRAND NEW Silver Bullet #33 sweeps the Pre-Klassic Events (+ Oscar Berry Flips!) +YouTube
Sep 03, 2006 9/3/2006 – Rob Jimenez wins 11-kart/50-Lap Beat Midnight on Labor Day ’06 race! +YouTube
Aug 27, 2006 8/27/2006 – Chris Stevens wins 13-kart/40-Lap “Bicker-Fest Forty” feature! +YouTube
Aug 20, 2006 8/20/2006 – Matt Dominating Oswego’s 2 Kart Tracks with 7th Win! (50-Laps/10-Karts) +YouTube
Aug 13, 2006 8/13/2006 – Matt Stevens wins 13-kart/50-Lap Feature win at Galletta’s, following up his Oswego Kartway win! +YouTube
Aug 06, 2006 8/6/2006 – Chris Stevens ties Billy Kuykendell at the stripe to sweep this week’s features on both Oswego Tracks! +YouTube
Aug 04, 2006 8/4/2006 – Chris Stevens Triumphs at Oswego Speedway’s 15-kart Mixed Motor Dirt Feature
Jul 30, 2006 7/30/2006 – Wesley “Ogre” Stevens wins HarBOREmess ’06 Championship (12-karts, 40-Laps) +YouTube
Jul 09, 2006 7/9/2006 – Brian Bortel wins 14-kart 40-Lapper (+ Oswego Speedway Dirt UFC Fight Night Near-Brawl on 7/7/2006) +YouTube

Retirement:

Retired from Galletta’s Backyard Speedway in 2008 to join the OHV Outlaws and then badmouthing us — specifically Matt, the person who helped him get into racing — publicly at the Kartway. Oscar switched from 1-WD Flathead Gas Stockers to 1-WD OHV Gas Animal Outlaws during the 2008 season at Oswego. He then switched to 2-WD Gas Clones at Oswego in 2009. Despite the fact that he believed Matt was always screwing him (or something?), via last reports, he is still not only yet to get his first win since dropping the Galletta’s series from his schedule years ago, but he also never came closer to winning to when Matt *did* prep his motor. But, as usual, people don’t see and think about these things. Once again, we always are nice to everybody, help people race with us, and do everything we can to help them compete, and never kick anybody out (unless they specifically fight or flat out disobey rules, which is 99.999999999999999999% never), and yet this is how we get treated back.*sigh*

[LAST UPDATE AFTER THE 2009 SEASON]