DRIVER PROFILE FOR ROB JIMENEZ (2005-2006)


Rob at the 2006 Galletta’s Klassic on 2006/09/23 – Photo by Gene Galletta, Remastered by Chris Stevens.

Name:
Rob Jimenez

Nicknames:
Racin’ Robbie, Rapid Robbie, Jack-Rabbit Rob, Rockin’ Rob

Karts:
Driven the Galletta’s Go-Karts team #5 kart in 2005-2006.

Years Racing Go-karts at Galletta’s:
2005-2006.

Career highlights:

9/3/2006 – Rob Jimenez wins 11-kart/50-Lap Beat Midnight on Labor Day ’06 race! +YouTube


Winner of the Galletta’s Visitor Total Points Championship in 2005 and 2006. Co-rookie-of-the-year 2005.

Won his first feature event in 2006 (to the left).

Seriously contended for Klassic victory in 2006, leading many laps. Most-improved driver of 2006. One of the all-time highest scoring drivers in Galletta’s All-Time Points History. Sadly, we didn’t take victory photos when he won, but this is the closest to what we got.

Rob’s was a regular racer for 2-straight seasons, but his only career win came on September 3rd, 2006, a little more than a month before his premature retirement. He also ran extremely well in the ’06 Klassic, being one of the fastest karts that night, leading late and getting passed by eventual-winner Wes while trying to take it easy and conserve fuel.

 

COMPLETE RACE TAGGED ARCHIVES:


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 25, 2006 8/25/2006 – Mark Miller wins Oswego Speedway (Kartway) Mixed-Motor/Gas Stocker Kart ’06 Finale (+ ’06 Final Point Standings)
Aug 20, 2006 8/20/2006 – Matt Dominating Oswego’s 2 Kart Tracks with 7th Win! (50-Laps/10-Karts) +YouTube
Aug 18, 2006 8/18/2006 – Wes “Ogre” Stevens wins the 1st ever Oswego Speedway (Kartway) 40-Lap Feature at in History in the mixed-motor Gas Stock Kart Division!
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 11, 2006 8/11/2006 – Matt Stevens wins Oswego Speedway Dirt Kartway Track’s Gas Stocker Kart Division Feature… Again…
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
Jul 30, 2006 7/30/2006 – Wesley “Ogre” Stevens wins HarBOREmess ’06 Championship (12-karts, 40-Laps) +YouTube
Jul 23, 2006 7/23/2006 – 11-Kart, 40-Lapper goes to Winningest Oswego Karter, Matt Stevens +YouTube
Jul 16, 2006 7/16/2006 – Hot Pink Ed Maynes Wins & 7/14 Oswego Speedway Dirt Conquered by Brian Bortel +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
Jul 02, 2006 7/2/2006 – Matt Stevens Wins 12-Kart at Galletta’s & Ed Maynes Wins 5-Kart Oswego Speedway Dirt Feature on 6/30/2006 +YouTube
Jun 25, 2006 6/25/2006 – Chris Stevens Wins 16-Kart 40-Lapper + Oswego Speedway Inaugural Dirt Gas Karting Event won by Matt Stevens! +YouTube
Jun 18, 2006 6/18/2006 – Gary Miller Sr. Leads all 50-Laps in 14-Kart Feature! +YouTube
Jun 11, 2006 6/11/2006 – Matt Stevens steals win from Jason Mills in the 14-kart 11th Annual Season Opener
Nov 28, 2005 2005 Season & 10th Annual Klassic 130 – RECAP! [+YouTube Season Playlist]
Oct 31, 2005 10/1 – 10/16/2005 – 16-kart/4-Feature Haunted Halloween Trail Fall Series won by Matt Stevens, Jason Mills & Wes Stevens +YouTube!
Oct 08, 2005 10/8/2005 – Jason Mills Survives Flipping Vanvorsts & Schutes to win Career 1st! +YouTube
Oct 02, 2005 10/2/2005 – Matt Stevens steals Gary Miller’s 1st win in the #2 during Fall 50-Lapper! [+YouTube]
Oct 01, 2005 10/1/2005 – Matt Stevens takes the 1st Post-Klassic Fall 45 of ’05 [+YouTube]
Sep 24, 2005 9/24/2005 – 10th Annual Galletta’s Klassic | Original Oswego Dirt Karting Championship (130-Laps/13 Karts) +YouTube!
Sep 18, 2005 9/18/2005 – Gary Miller Sr. wins 12-kart Non-Winner’s Feature as Galletta’s Karting Score Tower Unveiled! +YouTube
Sep 11, 2005 9/10 – 9/11/2005 – Matt Stevens Twin-40 Triumph Weekend Marred by Injury & Several “OHV Outlaw” Drivers Quitting the Club [+YouTube]
Sep 05, 2005 9/5/2005- Mark Miller won a fast & furious 14-kart/40-lapper!
Aug 28, 2005 8/28/2005 – Chris Stevens wins vs. biggest field in Galletta’s History (18-karts/40-Laps)! +YouTube video!
Aug 21, 2005 8/21/2005 – Matt Stevens wins 15-kart/50-Lapper as Mark Miller & Mike Billion’s tempers flare over wreck! +YouTube
Aug 14, 2005 8/14/2005 – Chris Stevens wins 13-kart as Mark Miller VIOLENTLY flips in Mixed-Motor, 40-Lap Feature [+YouTube]
Aug 07, 2005 8/7/2005 – A 15-Kart/Mixed-Motor 40-Lap LOST RACE won by Matt Stevens! +YouTube
Jul 24, 2005 7/24/2005 – 15-Kart Race won by Matt Stevens (15 Mixed Motors, 40-Laps)
Jul 17, 2005 7/17/2005 – Maynes Wins after Billion wrecks leader Stevens on hot 16-kart 50-Lapper!
Jul 10, 2005 7/10/2005 – Mark Miller wins 13-kart feature in his WICKED fast tank-mobile!
Jul 05, 2005 7/03/2005 – Neil Gosch wins 14-kart race in mysteriously powerful OHV machine!
Jun 26, 2005 6/26/2005 – Mark Miller takes another 15-kart Mixed-Motor Feature!


Where is he now?:
Rob retired in late 2006, after his mom was banned from three local go-kart tracks (Galletta’sOswego, and Woodland) in 2006 for being involved with a handful of tedious altercations and controversies. Nobody hated her, and she was invited back at Galletta’s anytime that she simply issued an apology and agreed to not fight with people anymore, but she never did. Rob himself was never barred. Everyone at Galletta’s felt that it was a shame that he stopped when he did, because everyone liked him and he was developing into a pretty good racer, as he picked up his first feature win shortly before he retired, and came very close to becoming the 1st visiting driver to win a Galletta’s Klassic in 2006 (a feat later accomplished by Kyle Reuter in 2010).

[Last Updated after the 2010 Season]