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Rickety looking kart, you say? Junky yard kart, you say? Beat you, it will! Try.

The Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing Kart #0 is a Single-Wheel-Drive Racing Kart acquired by the club as a donation kart in the year 2002, and is traditionally one of the quickest karts in the fleet. It was a prefabricated kart of unknown origin and manufacture, but was rebuilt to Galletta’s Karting Club specifications by Wesley James “Ogre” Stevens and Matthew Stevens. Some “lesser” drivers through the years that failed miserably and claimed that only Chris and Matt have fast karts and all the rentals are slow have been empirically proven wrong time and time again with especially the Galletta’s #0, as good drivers get impressive wins in it, and bad drivers… well… suck. Which one are you?

It has been driven by countless drivers through the years, and many drivers have won feature races behind the wheel (Matt Stevens, Chris Stevens, Kyle Reuter, Gary Miller Sr., Michael “MC” Howell, Nick Dann, Keith Raymond, etc.), but it’s biggest win was the 2009 Galletta’s Greenhouse Klassic 200 with Kyle Reuter behind the wheel. In addition, Chris Stevens placed it TWICE in Galletta’s Klassics in 2002 and 2014 (both only bested by Matt Stevens in the #3). Unfortunately, although it ran several races at Oswego Kartway with different drivers at the helm, it oddly never won a race there.

Kyle Reuter wins the 2010 Klassic

Kyle Reuter proved that ANY kart can win at Galletta’s, as he became the first visiting driver to win a Galletta’s 200-Lap Klassic in it in 2009! The greatest win to date in the #0!

Although a fast kart with many wins under different pilots it could have been many more! It has been prone to comically break, often while in the lead, as Kyle Reuter, Jason Mills, and Gary Miller Sr. have all had humorous mechanical failures while leading races in this kart. It was also the kart driven by Kelly Miller when he got assaulted on-track in 2005. But it does not take away from the fact that when it doesn’t break, it is FAST and can win with an experienced driver behind the wheel. Don’t believe us? Click below:

– Click here to see a list of all races won by the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing Team #0 kart.
– Click here to see all races tagged as Klassic 200 win in the Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing Team #0

Feature Wins in the #0 Kart

[Last Updated after 2017 Season]

Jul 16, 2017 7/16/2017 – Keith Raymond wins 1st Feature, 2nd Rains out [+YouTube]
Jun 24, 2017 6/24/2017 – Kevin Galletta & Keith Raymond make it 4-Winners-for-4-Races this season! [+YouTube]
Sep 11, 2016 9/11/2016 – The Track-Blistering Barber of the Good Guys Barbershop Keith Raymond wins Regular Season Finale 45 +YouTube
Aug 07, 2016 8/7/2016 – Keith Raymond and 1st-Time Winner Josh Arnold Split the Twin-30s! +YouTube
Jun 19, 2015 6/19/2015 – Twin-35’s swept by R&C Sushi Bar Crew – Eric Woolworth & Chris Stevens! [+YouTube Video]
Jun 30, 2013 6/30/2013 – Chris Stevens Sweeps the Twin-35s in his Galletta’s Greenhouse #4 & the #0! +YouTube
Jun 23, 2012 6/23/2012: The Brian Almost Had It 60 Lapper?! +YouTube
Oct 02, 2010 10/2/2010 – 15th Annual Galletta’s Karting Klassic 200-Lapper won by Kyle Reuter! +YouTube
Jul 05, 2010 7/5/2010 – DJ Mike “mc” Howell & Melissa Stevens take the 11-Kart/Twin-30s (+YouTube Videos)
Jun 07, 2010 6/7/2010 – Gary Miller Sr. Unretires, Wins 11-Kart/45-Lap Opener, Then Retires Again (+YouTube Videos)
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 29, 2007 7/29/2007 – Matt Stevens profusely beaten after dominant 13-Kart/40-Lap win in Galletta’s #0 +YouTube
Jun 24, 2007 6/24/2007 – Kyle Reuter passes Matt Stevens for the 12-Kart/50-Lap Win! +YouTube

Note: There have been more wins for the #0 in the pre-history era of the track (pre-2005, before every single race was video recorded, digitally processed and uploaded to the internet. Check back frequently, as we update as we find more!).

Fun facts: Paint job was initially yellow and black for Jesse Vivlemore’s worship of his beloved Joe Gosek’s yellow #00 he drove at Oswego Speedway in the early 2000s. However, due to Jesse abandoning the sport (due to little itty-bitty boo-boos… awww… c’mon Jesse, you’re welcome to come up and race, we invite you all the time!), it was repainted with a paint job more or less loosely inspired by Doug Heveron’s #1 cars of the early 1980s, since the original Galletta’s Greenhouse Racing #1 (which had the number and paint scheme) was retired in 1997:

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Some of the highlights and wins in the Galletta’s #0 with several different drivers behind the wheel:

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July 27, 2007: Matt Stevens

Gary Miller Sr. (posing with son Collin) wins the 11-kart 45-lap seson opener at Galletta's Backyard Karting Speedway - the longest-running, largest and most experienced dirt karting class in Oswego, NY

June 7, 2010: Gary Miller Sr.

7/27/2009,Nick Dann,Winner,Galletta's #0

July 27, 2009: Nick Dann

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June 24, 2007: Kyle Reuter

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July 5, 2010: DJ Mike Howell

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Oct 11, 2014: 2nd in Klassic

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June 19, 2015: Chris Stevens

July 16, 2017: Keith Raymond