DRIVER PROFILE FOR TIM GALLETTA (2009-2018)

 Tim Galletta in his rebuilt Sid Harvey #54 (formerly Dick Dann #86)
Tim Galletta debuted the Sid Harvey’s #54 on July 26th, 2010. Originally the 1st Dick Dann “Destroyer Chassis #86” kart slightly rebuilt by Matt and Wes Stevens with a Matt Stevens built motor and decals by Chris Stevens.

Name:
Timothy Galletta

Year Started Racing at Galletta’s:
2009

Bio:
Multi-time feature winner Tim Galletta is cousin to Galletta’s Karting founders Matt & Chris Stevens and grandson to Galletta’s Greenhouse founder John Galletta. He is just one of the many relatives who have joined us for racing over the years, but he has had far more success than most. He raced full-time from 2009-2012 until moving south. Tim has had great success for being over 6’4″ and 240lbs., proof that our system of gearing-to-weight and custom kart building does indeed work, and slaps past doubters in the face.

Awards:
Tim has seven eight feature wins under his belt, a very high win ratio, being a solid fast groove runner and being crafty at holding the lead once he gets it.
He was the 2009 Rookie-of-the-Year, and won both the 2010 and 2011 Visitor’s Points Track Championships, a role which he dominated until leaving for North Carolina midway into the 2012 season.

Karts raced:
Sid Harvey’s Tim Galletta #54, Galletta’s Greenhouse #7, Galletta’s Greenhouse #9

Tagged articles:
Tim Galletta, Tim Galletta win

All-Time Scoring:

Tim has steadily made his way up the all-time points and wins:

Galletta's Karting Club WebsiteTimmy Galletta (in Galletta's #9, 7, and his Sid Harvey's #54)
Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Club
(and Backyard Speedway) All-Time Points:
Check Tim’s positioning in the
Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Speedway All-Time Points & Wins List
from 2000-to-Last-Completed-Year.

Career Feature Wins

Aug 12, 2017 2017/08/12 – Twin-25s won by Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens [+YouTube Race Videos]
Jul 08, 2012 7/8/2012 – Twin 30s Night (w/Father-&-Son Love) swept by Father-&-Son Tim and Justin Galletta! +YouTube
Sep 04, 2011 9/4/2011 – Tim Galletta wins Post-Oswego Speedway Classic 200/Labor Day 45, Stunning Son Justin on Last Lap! +YouTube
Aug 22, 2011 8/22/2011 – Randy Platt & Tim Galletta Take The Monday Night Return of Randy Twin-30s! (+YouTube)
Jul 17, 2011 7/17/2011 – Tim Galletta & Matt Stevens Sweep 60-Lap Night (Twin-30s) +YouTube Videos
Sep 05, 2010 9/5/2010 – AJ Nason & Tim Galletta take the ’10 Labor Day Weekend Twin-30s! (+YouTube Videos)
Aug 08, 2010 8/8/2010 – Randy Platt & Tim Galletta take the “Snooze-U-Lose” Twin 30s! (+YouTube)
Jun 14, 2010 6/14/2010 – Tim Galletta Wins His 1st, a 12-Kart, 55-Lap Feature! (+YouTube Video)

 

Career Highlights:

2018


9/22/2018 – 23rd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Kart 200-Lap Klassic Championship [YouTube]

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Tim before the 2018 Klassic 200.

Tim was able to make it up from North Carolina to enter the 2018 Galletta’s Karting 200-Lapper — and considering all the people who allegedly are “karters” and “racers” and live such a short distance away that can’t make it to the championship, he just put countless others to shame. Tim had his personal best run in the 200, but the marathon event took its toll as it does to so many. If he can keep making it up during Klassic time, we believe he’ll be able to finish, and if you are there on lap 200, you have a shot to win it!

More here.

2017:


Tim made a return after 5 years in North Carolina to get in a few races while visiting family. And he took advantage of it!

8/12/2017 – 3rd Annual Faith Birthday 50’s Twin-25s won by Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens [+YouTube Race Videos]

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Saturday, August 12th, 2017 – Tim Galletta and Chris Stevens pretty much controlled almost the entire evening, each getting 1-2 and vice versa respectively. Tim shook off the rust accumulated due to a move down south and then held off everyone for his 1st feature win in a handful of years during the 1st feature. Then Chris Stevens evaded an accident that took out the top three to coast to the win in the 2nd. Plus, during the 1st feature, Tim’s bro-in-law (and past feature winner) Jared Halstead took a nasty spill after coming together with Josh Arnold, flipped, and then got run over by Matt Stevens. Thankfully, he was fine and continued in the 2nd feature. Good racing all around, but there’s an attendance problem when we have to depend on people who live in North Carolina to have enough people to race. Um… what the heck is going on with karters around Oswego? Hello?? If the kart don’t cost a few grand, you ain’t racin’? Wow. Complete YouTube race video and points are done so read on for more…

2014-16:


Tim and his family live in North Carolina and is unable to race. He misses it greatly and wishes he could still be running with us every weekend.

2013:


8/10/2013 – Justin Galletta & Chris Stevens take the ‘Twin-30s-For-Tim’ Saturday Night Special!

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SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 10th-11th, 2013, OSWEGO, NY –  Tim Galletta – cousin to founders Matt and Chris Stevens and also another grandson of the Late Galletta’s Greenhouse founder, John J. Galletta – raced in the club for the better part of four seasons (2009-2012), including missing only 1 race in a 3 year span. His move down south for work took him out of weekly competition, in fact, for a full year! Tim was back for a specially scheduled Saturday, August 10th, 2013 show, his only race of the year thus far (hopefully he can work in time for the 2013 Klassic 200). We had twin 30s on Saturday and then, we also ran a 3rd feature, a slightly longer 35-lapper, on our regularly scheduled Sunday! The races did not disappoint. Justin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #7) won the 1st, Chris Stevens (Chrusher.com/Galletta’s Greenhouse/R&C Sushi LLC #8) won the 2nd, and a career first winner for Kevin Galletta (Galletta’s Greenhouse #9) kart in the 3rd feature on Sunday. More on the race page, including full race videos, here! 

2012:


And now rule the galaxy... as FATHER AND SON! Tim and Justin Galletta win the Twin-30s on 7/8/2012 at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Karting Raceway!

7/8/2012 - Twin-30s (11 karts)And now rule the galaxy... as FATHER AND SON! Tim and Justin Galletta win the Twin-30s on 7/8/2012 at Galletta's Greenhouse Backyard Karting Raceway!SUNDAY, JULY 8th, 2012: Father and son – Tim and Justin Galletta – took the eleven-competitor twin-30 features at Galletta’s, finally breaking their cousin Matt’s furious streak of FOUR straight wins to open the 2012 season. It was Tim’s seventh feature win in his four year career, while his son Justin secured his second feature win in just his second season. And both look stronger and stronger with each race. Here is the story, along with full race videos….

Unfortunately, Tim’s job search left him down south for months, and for the first time since his 2009 rookie campaign, Tim missed races, including the Klassic 200.

2011:


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Timmy posing with his kart before in the starting grid for the 16th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 – held on 10/8/2011.

Tim Galletta gets the win by passing his son coming out of turn 4 on the last lap!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2011: In honor of the Oswego Speedway’s Supermodified Classic 200 -a race which we shaped our own karting club’s season and 200-lap “Klassic” championship after – we originally planned to race on Labor Day Monday. However, due to the Oswego Classic being moved up three hours to avoid rain, we tried to race Sunday after Classic knowing that Monday could very well rain-out our race. Kenny Lindsley III flew off the track while leading most of the show, which set up Justin Galletta to lead late. But on turn 4, Justin’s clutch teeth literally gave out on the spot and his father Tim Galletta took the Labor Day 45-Lapper! (Oddly, a bit of a mirror image of Otto Sitterly passing his teammate on the last turn to win the Oswego Classic 200).  Pics, descriptions, results FULL race videos & points are up!

Randy Platt & Tim Galletta won the "Bobandi's Back Twin 30s"!

The Return of Randy Bobandi Twin 30s.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2011: With the regularly scheduled Sunday the 21st getting a washout, our race was moved to Monday the 22nd. Randy “The Bobandi” Platt made his triumphant return from his self-imposed half-summer hiatus to promptly win his first race back relatively unchallenged, taking his first feature win of 2011. The 2nd 30-Lapper saw Chris Stevens lead the first 27 laps only to break a throttle cable, and Tim Galletta took care of the final three en route to his 2nd win of 2011. The track was smooth and fast, and passes were at a premium.  Videos and race results are up here, and so is the full race video! Check back soon!

Tim Galletta and Matt Stevens win the 7/17/2011 Twin 30s!

7/17/2011 Twin 30s!JULY 17TH, 2011: The undisputed winningest karter in Central New York did it again. Matt Stevens won the 2nd Twin-30 of the night, leading all 30 laps, but did so by actually coming in last in the first 30-lapper, which was won by his cousin Tim Galletta. 60 laps of racing only saw 1 caution for one spinout. Clean, competitive racing from green to checker.
8/10/2011 Update: 7/17/2011′ TWIN 30s ON TWO YOUTUBE VIDEOS ARE UP (30 minutes of the COMPLETE races online AND complete races as well!!!)!

Anchor2010:


Tim Galletta w/Sid Harvey's #54 at 2010's 15th Annual 200-Lap Klassic at Galletta's!
Timmy posing with his kart before in the starting grid for the 15th Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Karting Klassic 200 – held on
10/2/2010.

Tim Galletta #54 wins on 9/5/2010 at Galletta's in Oswego, NY

2010 Season, Event #14- Sunday, September 5th, 2010 Pre-Classic Twin-30s Night:  Tim Galletta won the 2nd of two 30-lap features at Galletta’s in the Sid Harvey/Galletta #54.

Tim Galletta won the 1st of 2 Twin-30 Features at Galletta's on 8/8/2010!

Tim Galletta won the 1st of 2 Twin-30 Features at Galletta's on 8/8/2010!2010 Season, Event #10- Sunday, August 8th, 2010 A “Snooze-U-Lose Twin-30s Night” was in store at Galletta’s Backyard Karting Speedway, and Timothy Galletta became the 1st 2-feature winner of the season (but first in his Sid Harvey’s #54 kart) when he took Feature #1. His second career win came before the anniversary of his 1st race entered in August 2009, showing how far Tim has progressed – He’s one of the top-guns on the track in less than one whole racing season.

 

6/14/2010 - Tim Galletta dominates to win his 1st Feature at John J. Galletta Memorial Karting Speedway

2010 Season, Event #2- Monday, June 14th, 2010:
A 55-Lap Feature was in store for 12 karts – including four 1st-time drivers –  and it saw another new entry into Galletta’s Victory Lane: Tim Galletta – cousin of club founders Chris and Matt – took an impressive win in the Galletta’s Greenhouse #7 kart, his 1st career feature victory coming in start of his 2nd season of racing. Race results on this page. YouTube highlights, pics and points are up on the race page. 

 2009:


Although Tim heard about his cousins Matt and Chris Stevens, along with his uncle Wes “TrOgre” Stevens racing — and had seen the then simple track back in the 1990s, and had seen the karts in the early years (box stock 5hp yard karts) — he had absolutely no idea how super-fast the karting club at his late grandfather’s greenhouse had become until he tried them out at the 1st All-Galletta family reunion cookout and exhibition go-kart race in 2009. He had no idea it had changed so much since the 1990s… and that it was this fast and this much fun. Tim exclaimed on more than one occasion, “If I had known, I’d been racing for years!” He raced in the 2009 All-Galletta race and got the bug. Big time. He now makes every single race that he is in town ever since at Galletta’s.

Tim posing with the Galletta’s #9 at the 14th Annual Galletta’s Go-Kart Klassic 200 on 10/3/2009, his 1st Klassic event!

Tim Galletta - Galletta's #9 kart
Tim posing with the Galletta’s #9 at the 8/23/2009 All-Galletta Race, his 1st race at Galletta’s Karting Speedway!
This pic may very well be the most hilarious profile pic in club history. No… wait… there is another….

 

Tim Galletta (#9)Brian Galletta –  the only competitor who has had any substantial prior experience – drew the pole for the FIRST EVER ALL-GALLETTA race – which featured all cousins of Galletta’s Karting founders Chris and Matt Stevens, and also all grandsons (and one great-grandson) of Galletta’s Greenhouse founder John J. Galletta.

The draw made it very easy for him to use his knowledge of the karts and track (including a feature win, some heat wins, time-trialing 2nd fastest and and leading a large chunk of the 2003 Klassic) and dominate all 30 laps unchallenged for the win, his 2nd career feature win at Galletta’s.


COMPLETE TAGGED RACE LISTINGS FOR TIMOTHY GALLETTA

Sep 22, 2018 9/22/2018 – 23rd Annual Galletta’s Greenhouse Go-Kart 200-Lap Klassic Championship [YouTube]
Aug 12, 2017 2017/08/12 – Twin-25s won by Tim Galletta & Chris Stevens [+YouTube Race Videos]
Aug 05, 2017 8/5/2017 – Twin-30s won by Kevin Galletta & Matt Stevens! [+YouTube Video]
Nov 03, 2013 2013 Season: 1-WD Gas Flathead Karting National Championship Invitational – In our 18th Season at Galletta’s!
Aug 11, 2013 8/10 – 8/11/2013 – Justin Galletta, Chris Stevens & Kevin Galletta won the “Triple 30 Lappers for Tim Galletta” weekend +YouTube
Aug 19, 2012 8/19/2012: “Chris Stevens On A Tear” 45-Lapper +YouTube Videos
Aug 08, 2012 8/8/2012: “One More For Tim” – Mid-Week Twin-30s Joe Sereno & Chris Stevens win! +YouTube
Aug 06, 2012 8/6/2012: “Brotherly Love” – Raindate Twin-30s won by 1-2 in NY State Karting, Matt & Chris Stevens! +YouTube Videos!
Jul 29, 2012 7/29/2012: Justin’s Got Soft, He’s In Love 45
Jul 08, 2012 7/8/2012 – Twin 30s Night (w/Father-&-Son Love) swept by Father-&-Son Tim and Justin Galletta! +YouTube
Jul 01, 2012 7/1/2012: 17th Annual GKC Independence Day 45
Jun 23, 2012 6/23/2012: The Brian Almost Had It 60 Lapper?! +YouTube
Jun 17, 2012 6/17/2012: 17th Annual Father’s Day 45
Jun 10, 2012 6/10/2012 – 17th Annual Oswego Dirt Gas Flathead Karting Championship Season Opener (45-Laps/12-karts)
Dec 31, 2011 2011 Season Recap: The 16th Annual Points Championship of Oswego Karting & 200 Lap Klassic Race!
Oct 08, 2011 10/8/2011 – 16th Annual 200-Lap Galletta’s Karting Klassic +YouTube
Sep 17, 2011 9/17/2011 – Randy Platt Wins the “Brian Galletta Got Raped By His Kart?! That’s F***ed Up!” 45
Sep 11, 2011 9/11/2011 – Chris Stevens wins a Fiery 50-Lap/9-11 Memorial! +YouTube
Aug 29, 2011 8/29/2011: “‘Don’t You Have an Off to F***, Irene?’ 50” won by Chris Stevens! +YouTube
Aug 22, 2011 8/22/2011 – Randy Platt & Tim Galletta Take The Monday Night Return of Randy Twin-30s! (+YouTube)
Aug 16, 2011 8/16/2011 – Tuesday Night Delight – 40-Lap Special won by an injured-eye Matt Stevens! [+YouTube]
Aug 05, 2011 8/5/2011 – Jeff Tetro & Matt Stevens Split The Mr. Oswego Karting Special Friday “10,000-Rocks-To-Win” 60-Lap Night! (+YouTube)
Jul 31, 2011 7/31/2011 – Melissa Stevens Dominates Harborfest ’11 Championship (+YouTube)
Jul 17, 2011 7/17/2011 – Tim Galletta & Matt Stevens Sweep 60-Lap Night (Twin-30s) +YouTube Videos
Jul 10, 2011 7/10/2011 – 50-Lap Feature Taken by Matt Stevens (+YouTube Video)
Jul 03, 2011 7/3/2011 – Chris & Matt Stevens Sweep the ’11 Independence Day 70-Lap Night +YouTube Videos!
Jun 19, 2011 6/19/2011 – Justin Galletta Wins the ’11 Father’s Day 45! +YouTube Video
Jun 12, 2011 6/12/2011 – Joe Sereno & Melissa Stevens Win the Twin-30s! +YouTube
Jun 05, 2011 6/5/2011 – 16th Annual 50-Lap Opener Won by Matt Stevens as Bro Blows Motor & Randy Platt Hits A Tree! +YouTube Videos!
Oct 10, 2010 10/10/2010 – Matt Stevens & Randy Platt Win The Fall Fury Twin-30s in “CRASHING ROOKIES & CRAZY KOOKS” End of 2010! [+YouTube]
Oct 02, 2010 10/2/2010 – 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200-Lapper won by Kyle Reuter! +YouTube
Sep 24, 2010 9/24/2010 – “So Easy a Cave Doe Can Do It!” Shadoe Russell shocks the world & wins a 9-kart/45-Lap Feature! +YouTube
Sep 18, 2010 9/18/2010 – George Russell Beats His Son Shadoe In 9-Kart/45-Lapper! (+YouTube Video!)
Sep 12, 2010 9/12/2010 – Randy “Hard As F*** Bobandi” Platt Wins 11-kart/45-Lap Feature Event [+YouTube]
Sep 05, 2010 9/5/2010 – AJ Nason & Tim Galletta take the ’10 Labor Day Weekend Twin-30s! (+YouTube Videos)
Aug 29, 2010 8/29/2010 – Matt Stevens Passes Shadoe Russell Late to Seal Yet Another 12-kart/45-Lap Win! +YouTube CRASH Video!
Aug 24, 2010 8/24/2010 – Chris Stevens Utterly Dominates Special Tuesday Night 55-Lap Feature! (+YouTube)
Aug 15, 2010 8/15/2010 – 12-Kart/45-Lapper Winner Matt Stevens Attracts Goose to the Party (+YouTube Videos)
Aug 08, 2010 8/8/2010 – Randy Platt & Tim Galletta take the “Snooze-U-Lose” Twin 30s! (+YouTube)
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 7/26/2010 – Kelly Miller wins 12-Kart/45-Lapper passing Matt Stevens for his 1st Galletta’s Victory! (+YouTube)
Jul 11, 2010 7/11/2010 – 7th Winner in 7 Races, George Russell Takes Career 1st in Galletta’s #6, 13-karts, 45-laps (+YouTube)
Jul 05, 2010 7/5/2010 – DJ Mike “mc” Howell & Melissa Stevens take the 11-Kart/Twin-30s (+YouTube Videos)
Jun 27, 2010 6/27/2010 – Russ Bartlett wins 12-kart/45-Lapper in Galletta’s #9! (+YouTube)
Jun 20, 2010 6/20/2010 – Jared Halstead Wins 14-Driver/45-Lap Father’s Day Feature! (+Videos)
Jun 14, 2010 6/14/2010 – Tim Galletta Wins His 1st, a 12-Kart, 55-Lap Feature! (+YouTube Videos)
Jun 07, 2010 6/7/2010 – Gary Miller Sr. Unretires, Wins 11-Kart/45-Lap Opener, Then Retires Again (+YouTube Videos)
Nov 08, 2009 11/8/2009 – Fall Bonus Points Race ’09 Finale won by Matt Stevens (+YouTube)
Oct 03, 2009 10/3/2009 – 200-Lap 14th Annual Galletta’s Karting Championship of Oswego! (+YouTube)
Sep 19, 2009 9/19/2009 – Greatest Karter in Oswego, NY, Bar none… Professor Speedmonkey (+YouTube)
Sep 13, 2009 9/13/2009 – Matt Stevens wins 12-kart/45-Lap Feature as 200-Lap Klassic Approaches (+YouTube)
Sep 07, 2009 9/7/2009 – Matt Stevens survives intense bumper-to-bumper battle with bro Chris in 9-kart/45-lapper! (+YouTube)
Aug 23, 2009 8/23/2009 – Galletta ’09 Family Reunion 15-Kart Races Won by Brian Galletta & Matt Stevens (+YouTube)

 

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